How to Transform a Laminate Wood Accent Table with Chalk Paint

For me, the best part about moving into a new home is getting to decorate and accessorize your new space! Often, though, we find that our old furniture doesn’t quite fit the look and feel we’re trying to achieve in our new home. Take this dreary discount side table, for instance. I purchased this side table at a popular discount store here in Atlanta for only $20! I needed a small, accent table to put by the front door in my apartment. The feel in my apartment was very warm a

Review: Home Chef Meal Delivery

The new year is fully underway and as part of my “official, unofficial” resolutions, I’m making a commitment to cook at home more often and cut down on eating out. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been bombarded with tons of meal delivery kit ads claiming to be the healthiest option or touting their food option varieties. I finally gave in and I decided to give one a shot! After reviewing literally dozens of options, we decided to try out Home Chef, first. Here are some quick pr

Infographic: Job Hunting in Your 20's vs. Your 30's

As much as I'd like to think I’m a “young” 32-year-old, I know in my heart there are things that have changed in my life since I crossed the threshold into my 30’s. I can no longer party it up until 3 a.m. and still be a productive human being the next day. A night in with my hubby, with a great glass of wine and a movie officially trumps any night out involving long lines, achy feet from heels and greasy food. Also, job hunting has become less of a passive means to get paych

Last-Minute Christmas Décor

Eek! It’s three days before Christmas and we just found out we’re having relatives in town. Although I had my tree up, I hadn’t put much thought into decorating my dining room just yet! I had to rally, and rally fast! I quickly did an assessment of my existing décor that I hadn’t put up. I had some left-over gold ribbon from another project, a few glass vases from different flower and décor displays around my house and a few dollar store candle sticks. With these items in min

Kay's 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese has to be my all-time favorite holiday dishes. I say holiday loosely since I could eat this dish any day of the year (I mean, literally any day). This recipe is one I came up with on my own but is derived from my mom’s amazing mac and cheese recipe! It’s made with love, and with your tummy in mind so check out the recipe below and try it out at your next comfort food dinner party or holiday gathering. I’m sure it’ll put a smile one anyone’s faces! Here’s W

7 Work-Appropriate Gifts Your Colleagues will Love

Take a deep breath... *inhales and exhales slowly*. That’s the smell of the holiday season, and I for one, couldn’t be more excited. From decorating my home and entertaining guests to shopping for everyone on my list, I love everything about the holiday season. Not much can put a wrinkle in my stocking this time of year. Nothing, that is, except for the dreaded “Secret Santa” or “White Elephant” gift swap at work. Finding the right gift for someone can often times be stressfu

5 Thanksgiving Day Décor Ideas

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The weather is cool, yet it’s not freezing. November is usually when we first turn on the fireplace and cozy up on rainy weekends, and the colors of the season leave me in complete awe. That’s why I love decorating for this holiday and bringing the vibrant look and feel of Fall into my home to help create an amazing ambiance and experience for my guests on Thanksgiving Day! Here are 5 quick design tips and ideas that are also budge

Gray Shiplap Accent Wall for Less than $20

Ok. It’s official. I’m completely obsessed with Joanna Gaines… but in a totally non-weird way – I swear! 😊 Just like so many others, I was inspired by her style and signature shiplap accent walls. Only problem? My fiancé and I moved into a new build home. Meaning, there was no shiplap magically waiting to be unveiled behind drywall. We decided to DIY the look but needed a cheaper option than some of the expensive alternatives I found online! After some research online, and s

On-the-Go Meals: Spinach Salad

As you may know, it can be so hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re constantly on the go, like me! So, I have a couple of go-to, tried and true recipes that I lean on when I’m on the move. Below is a simple, fresh spinach salad recipe that you can pull together in minutes with basic ingredients from your pantry and fridge! Ingredients 2 cups, fresh spinach leaves 2-4 ounces each, fresh veggies – bell peppers, carrots, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. Hint: any veggi

Upgrading Your Bathroom Mirrors for Less Than $50

If you’re anything like me, some might call you “frugal.” And in my eyes, that’s never a bad thing! My fiancé and I recently moved into our new build home and immediately wanted to make some upgrades. Every week at work, people ask me what I did over the weekend and I tell them I just did “some DIY work around the house.” And people keep looking at me crazy because we literally just built this townhome from the ground up. But, I’m going to let you in on a few secrets. Sometim

Finale: I tried the habits of “highly successful people” for 30 days and here’s what happened

For those who haven't read my long-winded weekly accounts of my 30-day challenge (because… I get it), here are the ups and downs and everything in between. Ups I Caught A Lot of Worms – Over the past 30 days, I’ve had way more time to get way more done. I’ve been more productive than ever and have made great strides at work to bring my A-game every day. I guess getting up early really does help you catch more worms. Feeling Accomplished Encourages You to Keep Pushing – Settin

Week 3: Successful Habits Challenge

Quick update on week 3: have I found the key to success?! Waking up and working out have officially become a part of my morning routine. As a matter of fact, I'm waking up naturally now before my alarm goes off and have actually started to look forward to working out! While getting my sweat on, I've started listening to podcasts and news clips focused on productivity, life balance, health, nutrition and other motivational content instead of music. These really started to make

Week 2: Successful Habits Challenge

Ok, guys! I think I'm starting to get the hang of this! I'm 2 weeks in and feeling great! I'm getting the hang of the early start and am getting so much out of my daily yoga and mediation routine. I'm feeling refreshed and energized when I wake up, too! As a global marketer, my job calls for communication with colleagues from all around the world. Usually, by the time I'd be making it into the office, around 9 a.m., I was hit with a full inbox since my global counterparts had

Week 1: Successful Habits Challenge

Am I destined to be a failure??? Day 1 started off pretty rough. Rather than springing into action, I managed to wrangle myself out of bed around 7:30 in the morning missing my 5 a.m. target by 90 minutes! To be fair, I foolishly started this challenge on a Saturday, but since I was still up before the sun (and, again, it was a Saturday), I’ll put that in the W column. I set my priorities the night before so I had some errands and a few appointments that I put at the top of m

I tried the habits of “highly successful people” for 30 days and here’s what happened

If you’re a tenacious, career-driven Millennial like me, chances are you can’t resist the urge to click on those articles that pop up in your newsfeed with titles like, “11 productivity tips from people way more successful than you” or “7 habits executives do every day.” I recently came across an article in my LinkedIn feed discussing the “15 Habits of self-made millionaires” and it got me wondering… Was the difference between my wannabe-million-dollar-having, non-executive-l