What I’ve Been Up To
February 4, 2021
Hi friends! How are we? It’s been a while!
2020 Charity Resource Guide
Friday, December 18, 2020
You all know I like to keep busy, and one of the things that is extremely important to me is working for good, and getting involved in my community. That’s how I started working with nonprofits, and why wanted to share this list.
Quotes Inspiring Me Right Now
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been feeling a little drained and a little anxious this weekend. Maybe I’ve been working too much and not taking enough time for myself, or maybe it’s just that for many of us this year has been a lot.
While I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired, I still wanted to share some inspiration with you, from some of my favorite places.
2020 Holiday Gift Guide
Monday, November 23, 2020
It’s that time of the year again! Whatever you celebrate, the gifting season is upon us. Gift giving can be stressful and overwhelming if you’re out of ideas or just really hope the recipient will like your present!
25 Things Before 25
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Yesterday was my 24th birthday! This year has brought countless blessings-new friends, new opportunities, and many experiences for growth. It has taught me patience, how to better stick up and advocate for myself, and that working from home isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Let’s Talk About Dry Scalps
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Not a very glamorous topic, but let's chat about dry scalps. If you’ve been around for a while, you may know that I’ve mentioned my dry scalp before, and I’m always on the hunt for a solution.
Movies & TV Series To Kick Off Fall
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
There’s nothing like a movie night with blankets, a fire, mugs filled with tea, hot chocolate, or pumpkin spice, and all the snacks to get you ready for fall. That’s why I’ve put together my list of things to watch for the season.
Coffee Chats by the Sea, Episode 1 Recap: Clean Beauty
Thursday, August 20, 2020 with Alura Carbrey
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may have seen that I’ve started collaborating with Alura from Cats & Coffee By The Sea for Coffee Chats By The Sea, a talk-show style segment we’re doing together live on Instagram. Last night was our first episode, focused on clean beauty products!
Escape To White Mountains: The Getaway With Something For Everyone
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
This turned out to be a much longer post than I anticipated it to be, but I wanted to do this trip justice. I am convinced that a getaway to the White Mountains really is the trip with something for everyone. There’s a huge variety of places to stay and things to do, and we really tried a wide variety of them last week.
The Five Best House Plants For Your Bedroom
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
If you know me at all, you know I love plants. Recently I repotted a couple plants to live in my bedroom where I hope they’ll be happy, and help me as well! I thought I would share what I’ve learned about some of these plants with you all.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH CBD OIL
Friday, June 26, 2020
Over the last year or so, the CBD industry has exploded. It;s hard to go anywhere without seeing it advertised, and it is all over social media. Because CBD is known to help with anxiety, it was something I was curious about, but a little too nervous to try.
6 HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
Monday, June 15, 2020
I’ve been reading a lot about happiness, and what “happy people” do. I would consider myself a generally happy person, but I am also genuinely curious as to if there’s any sort of key to happiness. Very generally, I think that you might just have to put a little effort into trying to be happy.
GIFT GUIDE FOR DAD
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
I know when it comes to my Dad, my Grandfather, and a lot of the men in my life, they’re not very sentimental when it comes to things. Obviously everyone has different experiences, but I find it so hard to get gifts for my Dad because there’s just not too many things he wants or needs.
REFLECTING ON BEING WRONG
Monday, June 8, 2020
I have mentioned it before, but one of the apps I really love is Calm. The Calm App is the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation, and it lives up to the hype.
LIFE ACCORDING TO MY GRANDMOTHER
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
For as long as I can remember, my family has said they see a lot of my Nanny in me. That I look like my Keaveny side. I don’t know if that’s the reason or just a coincidence but I’ve always felt a special connection to my grandmother. I look up to her, admire her humor and grace, and have always felt blessed to be compared to her.
HAVE YOU HAD WEIRD LOCKDOWN DREAMS, TOO?
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I did a recent Instagram poll and 86 percent of people who responded said that they have had some weird dream lately too. I knew I couldn’t be the only one! I looked into it a litte and it turns out quarantine dreams are quite the phenomenon.
READERS ANONYMOUS QUARANTINE CONFESSIONS
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
I asked people to anonymously share what the cringiest, dumbest, most embarrassing, or just stupid thing they have done in quarantine is. A quarantine confession if you will.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SMILE BRILLIANT
Friday, April 17, 2020
The last time I went to see my dentist, she actually asked me what I had done to stain my beautiful teeth (her words not mine). Now, I have been known to indulge in multiple coffees a day, and I love my red wine, so I clearly had no idea what she was talking about.
6 MOVIES YOU CAN STREAM RIGHT NOW WITH WINE PAIRINGS
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Sometimes all you need is a good movie and a good bottle of wine to go with it. Wines and movies can both be a good way to relax a bit. They can also both have very different moods and personalities. That’s why I always try to pair what I’m drinking with what I’m watching-- I know I can’t be the only one!
PUTTING SUNLESS TANS TO THE TEST: MAY THE BEST TAN WIN
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Most of the time, I’m pretty pale and proud. Sunscreen is my Irish skin’s best friend. But, every once in a while it is nice to have a little glow, which is where sunless tan or self tan comes in. The problem is, there are so many of these products out there, it can be hard to determine which one to buy.
MOVING BEYOND THE GAME: MY TRANSITION FROM ATHLETE TO ASSOCIATE
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020
It has been about a year now since the end of my DI career. I’ve known that I wanted to write this post for a while. but I have been putting it off because I didn’t quite know how I wanted to say it. I still don’t really know, but here I am writing it anyway.
10 THINGS YOU LEARN FROM AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT
Originally published Feb. 2, 2016
For most, the first sports that come to mind are team oriented like basketball, baseball and football. Although they may not be the first ones you think of, there are plenty of awesome sports where athletes compete individually: gymnastics, track and field, diving, golf, and swimming, just to name a few. I’m a strong believer that sports teach you important life lessons you won’t find in a classroom, and some of the best ones come from competing on your own.
THE FIVE THINGS GETTING ME THROUGH WINTER
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020
Spring is starting to feel so close, but there’s some time until winter is really over. There are still a few more weeks of cold nights, dry skin, chances of snow, and everything else that comes with winter.
THE THREE BEST KEPT HAIR CARE SECRETS
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2020
My hair is thicker, softer, and healthier than it has been in years thanks to some gentle TLC, some patience, and a big chop.
THE BEST WAY TO ORDER SAVE THE DATES, STATIONARY & MORE
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020
I am a total perfectionist when it comes to how I present myself and my business. It’s really important to me that anything I send out is exactly how I want it, down to the last detail. That includes my stationery and business cards, event invites, and more. That’s why I love Basic Invite.
SIMPLE HOMEMADE GNOCCHI RECIPE
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
I love cooking and trying new things, and I have been meaning to try my hand at one of my favorite dishes, gnocchi. So, last weekend my boyfriend and I spent our Saturday night in his kitchen.
LESSONS ON FAILURE AND GOAL SETTING: A COLLEGE FINALS STORY
Monday, Dec. 15, 2019
Because finals season is upon us for those who are in school, let me tell you a story about the time I thought my world was ending because of a test.
20 WINTER DATE IDEAS
Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
Cold weather, snow, and the holidays all have me thinking about spending time with my loved ones and planning winter dates.
GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST PLUS THE BEST HOLIDAY SALES
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
Let’s face it, gift giving can be hard! Sure, there are some people that you know just what to get, but that’s not usually the case and it’s probably not why you’re looking at this post.
ONE YEAR AFTER LOSING MY INSTAGRAM: WHAT I’VE LEARNED AND HOW I’VE CHANGED
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Today, exactly one year ago, was the first time that my instagram got hacked. In the days following, I tried my very best to get it back and keep it. At the end of a lot of back and forth between me and some hacker, my old account was just deleted by instagram.
THE FIVE BOOKS ON MY READING LIST RIGHT NOW
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
It’s been a few months since I’ve posted about what’s on my reading list! I’ve been trying to carve more time out of my schedule for myself, and for snuggling up with a good book. Especially as the weather cools down— a good book by the fire and a cup of tea, yes please!
HOW TO: THE PERFECT AT HOME BLOWOUT WITH NYFW HAIRDRESSER
Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
I’ve been going to the same hairdresser since I was in Kindergarten because she is really just that amazing. She has 18+ years of experience, including numerous years backstage at New York Fashion Week.
CONFIDENCE: MY JOURNEY TO FIND IT, AND TAKING THE LEAP
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
A reader recently asked me, “how did you have the confidence to start your blog?” And honestly, I was a bit taken aback by the question for a couple reasons.
MANAGING A LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
Nick and I started dating at the very beginning of my junior year of college. Since then, a lot has happened, including me moving back home to Boston.
FRIDAY THOUGHTS: DON’T LET ONE OPINION STOP YOU
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
When I was in high school, I had a teacher that absolutely ruined writing for me. I mean truly ruined it. Let me give you a little background.
LIFE AT A GLANCE: WHAT I HAVE GOING ON
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
First, thank you for being patient with me this week! There are a lot of big exciting changes going on on my blog, and in my life. That’s why I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you what I have going on! (Without giving too much away of course).
FALL INSPIRED DATE IDEAS
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
October just started and that means it’s finally really feeling like fall, it’s spooky season, and it’s the start of the coziest time of year. (It’s also my birth month, and yes that is a month long celebration).
In the spirit of October, I asked what kind of seasonal content you wanted to see, and fall date ideas was the winner! It was a fun one for me to write because it really is my favorite time of year.
AN EASY FINANCE GUIDE FOR 20 SOMETHINGS
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
A huge part of being a responsible adult is managing your finances. The problem is, the world of finance can seem overwhelming and full of secrets, and depending on how you were raised or what you studied in college, it can be pretty intimidating. That’s why I decided to write this post about the easiest habits to get in to for young people.
THE PERFECT NIGHT IN WITH VIRGIN WINES
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019
Do you like wine, music, and good deals? How does 12 top rated bottles for just $79.99 sound with free shipping sound?
I think it sounds unreal.
SETTLING INTO ADULT LIFE AND LEARNING TO MOVE ON
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
This isn’t going to be the most informative or exciting post, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about settling into “adult” life, and I just wanted to share some of my experiences.
10 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF LOVE
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019
Self-love isn't something that comes easily to a lot of people. It sure didn't come easily to me, especially in my first few years of college. It's important to recognize that practicing self-love takes time, effort, and conscious intent.
HOW TO GET BETTER SLEEP AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Friday, Sep. 20, 2019
Who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? I know I do. For something that’s so great, it’s a shame the majority of American adults don’t get enough of it. Luckily, with a little bit of a priority shift, we can all get a good night’s sleep.
MY SKIN CARE ROUTINE & WHAT TONER ACTUALLY DOES
Monday, Sep. 16, 2019
I have a confession-- up until this spring, I didn’t have a true skin care routine. I was in the pool so much that the only thing I really worried about was trying to use some sort of moisturizer.
WHAT I LEARNED IN COLLEGE, OUTSIDE OF CLASS
Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019
I recently did my first Q&A, and I got asked about what my advice to college freshman would be. I did a lot of soul searching before I answered, and it got me thinking about all of the things I learned during my college years that had nothing to do with school.
HANDWRITTEN LETTERS AND OCCASIONS TO WRITE THEM
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019
Here’s a fun fact about me, I love the mail. I know it’s a little crazy but I really look forward to getting the mail every day. It’s like a little surprise present!
15 WOMEN GIVE A PIECE OF ADVICE TO THEIR 20 YEAR OLD SELF
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
I have been blessed to be raised by, supported by, and inspired by so many incredible, strong women. This little project has meant so much to me, and I hope you take something away from it too.
I PLANNED A PERFECT LITTLE DATE IN TWO BOSTON LOCATIONS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
Planning dates can be hard! It’s easy to get stuck in a routine and end up at the same places time and time again, and trying to come up with new ideas can be daunting.
Hence, I planned a perfect little date night in two Boston locations so you don’t have to! All you need to do is pick your date night setting— Back Bay or the North End. (All of these pcitures are from Back Bay.)
FIVE DAILY GOALS FOR STAYING INSPIRED, AVOIDING BURNOUT, AND A HEALTHY AMOUNT OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
I am new to blogging but I am no stranger to the “workaholic” mentality, writing, social media, or creating. I have always had a bit of an obsessive personality, and realizing it’s ok to take breaks or shift your focus away from what you’re working on has always been something I’ve struggled with, and I know a lot of other people do to.
DORM-ROOM PACKING: TIPS, TRICKS, AND WHAT YOU DEFINITELY DON'T NEED
Monday, Aug. 5, 2019
Although my college days are over, this was a request. With college move in days right around the corner and and my bachelors degree under my belt, I figured I’d share what I learned.
It’s so easy to overpack and overcrowd a dorm room or small apartment, and can be hard to figure out what you actually need to bring even if it’s not your freshman year.
FOOLPROOF POKE RECIPE THAT'S SURE TO IMPRESS
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019
This is the perfect recipe for entertaining, or just enjoying. Poke is fresh, healthy, and makes for a great hors d’oeuvre or light meal. It is also, and I can’t emphasize this enough, VERY easy to make.
CONFESSIONS OF A CRAZY PLANT LADY: HOUSEPLANTS FOR BEGINNERS
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
I will be the first to admit that I’ve become rather obsessed with plants. I love having them around my house and taking care of them. I worry about them when I’m away from home, the whole bit. But you know, of all the obsessions you can have I’d like to think this is a fairly heathy one.
BOOKS I'M BRINGING TO THE BEACH
Monday, Jul. 15, 2019
One of my favorite weeks of the year is my family’s annual beach trip. It’s a week defined by a lack of cell service or plans, and sitting in the sand.
I’ve selected five books with a good a balance of “beach reads,” more serious stories, and a classic for good measure.