THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT The secret is finally out! What secret you may ask? Well you may or may not remember this but in THIS post I mentioned that I was working on a secret project. That's part of the reason why I've been so MIA here on my personal blog. There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into this project, the tears mainly on my part, and I'm so glad to finally be able to share this with you guys. Ready? Well before I tell you let me give you a little history as to...

GLOBE TROTTER (LOOP) GIVEAWAY You guys know how much traveling means to me. There's nothing like hoping in a car/plane/boat/train and making your way to one of your dream destinations. With traveling comes with checking off your list to make sure you have everything you need.  Don't you hate it when you get to the airport and remember that one important thing that you needed to get for your big trip? It's the worst! Well to help you out a little bit I have an awesome giveaway for all of you travelers out there. Me and some of my blogging friends...

HELLO MARCH Hello March. It's March ya'll. Already. Seems like it was just yesterday that I was preparing to leave Nicaragua. Now I've been home for almost two months. Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait. Although the winter here in Chicago hasn't been bad at all, I'm ready to welcome in some warmer weather. I think it's time for me to go back to the basics of setting monthly goals for myself. Being home has definitely been an adjustment for me, more on that in a different blog post, and I've come to realize it's best if I...

  REPAIRING SUN DAMAGED HAIR I did something dumb you guys. Shocking right? Yea I know. The capital of Nicaragua, Managua, is about 839 miles from the equator. I lived in Granada which was about an hour outside of the capital. Needless to say the sun was extremely strong and it could be unbearably hot. Most of the volunteering I did while there required me to be outside in the direct sun. It was rough, but doable. What I didn't realize is the toll the sun was taking on my hair. If you know anything about me I hate, despise, loathe, and...