Quarantine has been the “new normal” for the past two months, and now Los Angeles County has approved stay-at-home orders for at least another three. Being at home and in isolation can make you a little stir-crazy. There are some days where it’s hard to find the motivation to get out of bed. Being out of work and unable to do most activities that were usually part of my daily routine has been difficult. However, I’ve come up with a manageable day-to-day regimen for myself while in lockdown. Giving yourself a routine during quarantine can lift your spirits, increase motivation, and be a perfect timeRead More →

20 Picnic Recipes To Kick Off The Start of Summer

One of my favorite summertime activities is planning a picnic in the park or at the beach. I love discovering an array of delectable recipes to make, like fruit bars, agua fresca, scones, strawberry shortcake, and sandwiches, and then creating a delicious spread. This year, there’s no doubt that things are different, but that doesn’t mean that this outdoor rite of passage needs to end. In fact, I’m looking forward to enjoying a picnic at a drive-in theater this summer. In my quest to discover new picnic recipes, I came up with a list of 20 vegetarian dishes that are easy to create! Kristie WoszczynaRead More →

An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, It was St. Patrick’s Day, and I hadn’t thought to take the world’s events seriously yet. Yes, there were coronavirus cases growing in Los Angeles County, but like any person of my age, I felt invincible. I still enjoyed time with a few friends, drinking and dancing, unaware of anything that was to come that week (call me naïve). I woke up the next morning in wonderful spirits until I saw that I had an unusual amount of notifications in my school email. The first one I saw read: Important Updates About Spring Semester. Bracing myself as I opened it, IRead More →

Last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

For when you can’t see your mother in person, which sadly many of us can’t right now with the quarantine, our gift guide features over 70 last-minute options. To make things even easier we’ve included a variety of price points and broken them down into five themes: kitchen + cooking, beauty + skincare, workout + wellness, staying in + relaxing, and crystals + stones. 1. Bistro tile mon cheri berry basket, $16 2. Set of 6 parlor sundae glasses, $38 3. Flower market canister, $92 4. Mini chocolate fondue set, $94.99, $75.99 5. Spatula, $10 6. Rainbow plaid recipe book, $34.95 7. 5-quart dutch oven,Read More →

25 DIY Crafts That Will Keep You and Your Family Busy

When sheltering in place was announced over a month ago, I told myself I wouldn’t sit around and get nothing accomplished. Aside from writing, spending time with Billy, and working out, I wanted to touch on my creative side—something I rarely have the time to do. I began looking for DIY crafts and discovered 25 that are ideal no matter what your living situation is. From artistic projects and cooking kits to painting and tech, you can do these activities solo, with your significant other or roommates, or with your family. *This article contains some affiliate links. Kristie WoszczynaRead More →

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking

This article was written before the United States went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, all that was on my mind was shopping for my upcoming (now canceled) trip to Palm Springs. It’s crazy how things can change so much and so fast. I’m hoping everyone stays healthy and safe during this challenging time. We’ll be curating articles to help you alleviate stress and deal with boredom, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a link of helpful coronavirus resources. Xo-Kristie  My favorite way to get ready for the upcoming season is by incorporating springtime florals into my wardrobe. From a chicRead More →

52 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Budget

Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart can sometimes be a challenge. We’ve come up with a list of suggestions (52 of them) in a variety of price points. You’ll be able to find something no matter how long (or short) you’ve been in a relationship. Whether you’re shopping for him or her, your bestie on Galentine’s Day, or you want to treat yourself—we created this gift guide with every budget in mind. Must-Have Accessories A pair of Off-White socks are excellent for cold winter nights by the fire. ($78) The cutest croc-embossed purse comes in the prettiest shade of pink! ($348) ThisRead More →

One of my favorite things about traveling is having the option of dressing differently than in my everyday life. This past December I spent time in New York City and Massachusetts, which meant shopping for winter attire. Before I left Los Angeles, I bought a Rachel Zoe leopard print coat, faux leather leggings, combat boots, a new black beanie along with a few more pieces. The thing with visiting the East Coast during the winter is that the weather is so unpredictable. I’ve been there when it’s below zero and when it’s in the upper 50s. This vacation, it was ideal—not so cold that walkingRead More →

My East Coast trip: visiting Central Park

Since I began blogging over three years ago, I’ve never taken any real time off. I’ve gone on a ton of trips, but I always found time to work throughout them. I’d wake up early and write before I started my day, head back to the hotel and edit photos or do SEO late at night (which technically didn’t feel like work because of the beautiful environments that I would vacation in). This past December, Billy and I took our annual trip to the East Coast. We spent five days in New York City, followed by time at my parents’ home in Massachusetts to celebrateRead More →