10 Lessons We Learned from Sex and The City

Hi everyone ~

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all have had a great kick-off to your week. I’m so pumped that we made it to March. It feels like a new breath of fresh air has hit me and I’m just in a really great mindset. I hope you all are feeling that way as well! I have been doing some re-watching of my favorite shows, just feeling nostalgic I guess, and I have started re-watching Sex and the City. I have always admired the show for its honesty on certain topics about life, love, and sex, which got me thinking about different life lessons we may have learned through watching this show. Now don’t worry, I won’t go into all sorts of details about the different lessons. I grouped up more so the overarching lessons that are woven into the storyline of the show. During today’s day and age, I believe some of these lessons can be used now and as we go forward through life.

You don’t need to share the same beliefs as your bestie

What makes most friendships unique is that you can have different beliefs as one another, but find commonalities in other places. Take a look at the 4 women in the show. All different backgrounds, different love languages, and different goals, but they are still best friends that would do anything for one another. Differences make life interesting and create growth in your friendship because you are constantly learning from that other person. If your friends are truly your friend, then they will appreciate your honesty and understand that whatever you say to them is for their good.

Dare to be different

If you want to chop all your hair off, go chop your hair. If you want to wear skinny jeans, even though straight leg jeans are “the trend,” where the skinny jeans. You should do and be whoever you want to be as long as you are confident in yourself!

Cherish your friends

Friendships are forever, so cherish those around you. True friends will never judge you or leave you behind for something better. It takes a lot to nourish those friendships so you don’t lose them. Your friends will be straight up with you, be there for you when something is wrong, and constantly support your goals so, don’t let them go.

No guy is perfect

No man is without their flaws. Even when you have found “the one,” they have their flaws. Even though your partner has some flaws, it doesn’t make them any less lovable or not worthy of being in your life, it’s just how you choose to see those flaws that will determine how you live with that person. In short, there is no such thing as the perfect man, but there can be the perfect man for each of us. Make sense?

It’s okay to be a Samantha from time to time

Sometimes you need to put yourself first, focus on what would make you happy, and pursue your aspirations by any means necessary. And sometimes it’s good to let yourself on the loose and act how Samantha would act (if you know what I mean).

Never settle for anything less than what you deserve

I mean the title says it all. Carrie and the women from Sex and the City taught us not to give up on our dreams and such.No one deserves to feel like they aren’t receiving the love, acceptance, or even s*x they deserve. Never settle unless it’s truly what you want.

It’s okay to be alone from time to time

We all need alone time. Life can be a lot. Relationships can be a lot. So if you need a breather, take that time to yourself. In other cases, sometimes it is good to be single from time to time. This gives you the chance to focus on yourself, your friendships, and your career. They say that you probably shouldn’t be in a relationship if you aren’t fully happy with yourself, so maybe take this time that you are alone and learn to be happy in all other aspects of your life.

Everyone has their own path

The 4 main women in the show are all at different points in their lives and are ultimately wanting different things in their lives. Charlotte wanted to find love, get married and start a family. Miranda wanted a fabulous career. Samantha wanted a fabulous career and great s*x. Carrie wanted real and passionate romance with the right guy. Everyone has their path and that’s okay! Just because someone is in her 30’s doesn’t mean that she is desperate to get married. She may be perfectly content to just have a career and be perfectly fulfilled in life. We all have different goals and aspirations in life, doesn’t mean that one person’s path is the correct or only path that we all need to follow.

You’ll have to kiss a lot of frogs

Sometimes to get to your prince charming, you need to kiss a lot of frogs. Every man you are with teaches you a lesson, as proven by the premise of the whole show. To finally be with the person we are meant to be with, you need to learn those lessons no matter how hard or weird they may be.

Shoes will never break your heart

If there was ever a lesson to take away from the women of Sex and the City, it’s that sometimes we love our shoe collection more than people. I mean what a great way to denounce a problem you are having than with some therapeutic shoe shopping?

I hope you all enjoyed this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. It was definitely a fun project to write and if you want to see more content like this from me, please reach out and let me know. Talk soon!

XX,

Hannah Rose

Latest Obsessions + July Goals 2020

Hi Everyone ~

Man it seems like a hot minute since I have last posted one of these. The beginning of June had a lot happening, so I wasn’t posting a lot and didn’t get a chance to share this series with you last month. I have a lot of new obsessions to share and the goals this month have me super excited and motivated to accomplish them this month. In other news, I am super excited to be going home to Michigan this Saturday for 2 weeks! Nick and I have visited home to see family and friends before but it was only for a long weekend. So this is the first time that Nick and I will be home for longer than 3 days since we moved here last August. We are super excited and I can’t wait to share our trip back home to the mitten with all of you. That’s really the only life update I have for you all, so please enjoy this months latest obsessions and goals!

Sex & The City TV Show

Since moving closer to NYC, I’ve had the sudden urge to binge all 6 seasons of Sex and the City. I have always had a love for the show, so I’ve really loved re-watching the show! Who do you identify as: Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha?

Nintendo Switch Lite

Last month Nick and I bought a Nintendo Switch Lite to share and believe me when I say this has me gaming more than ever. I did cave in and buy Animal Crossings: New Horizons which has me addicted on growing my island! This has been amazing on the days that I am bored and have finished scrolling through all social media and TikTok because it gives me something to work on and build while being stuck in home most of my days.

Home Chef

Nick and I have been cooking half our meals with Home Chef for a little over a month now and I cannot rave about it enough! I was a little nervous whether or not I would like the the meals because some of them looked a little boring to me, but after cooking with Home Chef for a while now, I can honestly say that almost all the meals hit it out of the park. I believe it is a hair more expensive than Hello Fresh, but I will say it is totally worth trying out! We also wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of Nick’s family which is so appreciated while we are in this weird time nationally.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Olive Fruit Oil Repairative Hair Mask

I’m not usually one to say that a product is life changing, however I’m going to break my own rule and tell you that you need to buy this now! Years of applying direct heat to my hair has done a good amount of damage and I have tried lots of different shampoos and conditioners to help with this problem and most of them have fallen a bit flat. However this hair mask, hits it out of the park. I believe this works on just about every hair type, it’s super gentle and deeply nourishes your hair. I don’t use it every day, but I try to use it a few times a week to help heal my hair throughout the week! I linked it here for you to check out and I believe it’s only $25 on Sephora’s website!

Sudio Headphones

I recently heard about the company Sudio and their luxury earphones and knew that I needed to try them out. Not only are they super comfortable to wear, but they have a noise cancelling option that is super helpful when working out or focusing on a project for work. I have always loved my airpods, but these definitely are on a whole new level. I linked their website above if you’d like to learn more about this brand and I definitely hope you consider buying some new earphones!

Brimm Boutique

I may have found a new love for this boutique! I recently bought some shoes and a few tops from this boutique and I have absolutely fallen in love with everything I received. Their products are pretty reasonably priced for a boutique and the quality is amazing. They also have really great things on SALE all the time! I linked their website above and I highly recommend you check them out. I love supporting small businesses and if you feel the same way, then you definitely need to shop their website!

Now time for some goals:

  • Stay consistent with my new training routine
  • Complete this months to-do’s for the Wedding
  • Finish one new book
  • Get back into and commit to a solid morning routine
  • Clean out/sell items in storage and closet

I hope you all enjoyed this months installment of my latest obsessions and goals for this month. I wanted to keep it short and to the point today, but I have some new and exciting content ready to post for the upcoming weeks. Thank you so much for reading and I will talk to you all again next Tuesday!

XX,

Hannah Rose

Latest Obsessions + April Goals 2020

Hey everyone!

Well, another day stuck inside, but hey we are working to stay safe and healthy during this time. Nick and I are doing well here in Jersey City, staying sane and trying hard not to get on each other’s nerves. We have finally made it to April, which is my birthday month and I am excited to turn 23 this year. I have no clue what my day will bring considering we are still in this unexpected time, but I am maintaining a positive outlook and am looking forward to spending my birthday here on the east coast! I am so pumped to share my latest obsessions and goals for this month. The online shopping and show binging has been real while we’ve been in quarantine so needless to say I have been trying lots of new products and shows out to share with all of you!

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Love Is Blind 

THIS SHOW. I am a sucker for dumb, mindless drama-filled shows and this one takes the cake. I honestly didn’t think I would be so invested in this show, the couples or the drama (#cam&lauren4eva and #Im34) but I absolutely 100% love this show. I believe I binged it in 2 days, maybe less than that? If you have not watched Love is Blind yet, you definitely need to check it out because it’s amazing! 

Murad Collagen Infusion Cream

I recently received this product in my last FabFitFun unboxing and I have loved using it. Murad’s products are somewhat of a hit or miss for me, but this one is one of my new favorites. It’s so gentle on the skin and I definitely have been noticing a difference in my skin texture. So 10/10 would recommend it to you! 

BootayBag 

I recently fell back in love with the Bootay Bag brand again! For those of you who don’t know, this brand is a monthly underwear subscription service for females that only costs $10/month. You sign up, answer a short little questionnaire and every month you will receive two cute pieces to try! They are super comfortable, very modern and fun. I can’t wait to receive more next month. I linked their website for you to check out if you are interested!

Lavender + Eucalyptus Room Spray 

I actually saw this product on a TikTok binge. I believe the video was one of those ‘must-haves from Target’ videos? Anyways, this is definitely a must-have for your apartment. Nick and I live in a much older apartment building so sometimes it can smell a little musty (which is not a vibe at all), so I picked up this spray from Target and it has definitely helped lighten any smells through our apartment! It’s a very simple smell that is very relaxing, which I love and it only takes around 2-3 sprays to rid any smells from your space. Definitely impressed and I will link the product for you to check out! 

Target Two Piece Set 

Since I have started working from home I have been on the hunt for a comfy two-piece set to cozy up in while I get sh*t done. I never used to think of Target as a place where I could pick up quality clothing, let alone stylish clothing, but low and behold, I found this amazing two-piece jogger set and it is on a whole other level of comfy! I linked it to this post for you to check out if you’d like to own one as well. If you don’t like the nude/white tie-dye look, Target has TONS of other options for you to choose from!

Static Nails 

 So since everything has basically closed down since COVID-19, the nail salon that I have been going to since we moved to Jersey City has unfortunately been closed as well. I hate the way my nails look because I am a notorious nervous nail-picker. However, I found a solution that may not only help me not pick, but also save a lot of money on my nails in the future! Static nails are a super easy nail kit that mimics the look of gel nails but without the destruction of your actual nail. It also only cost me $16!! Like, excuse me? Heck yeah, I’m going to do this instead! They felt a little weird in the beginning, but after wearing them for a little bit, they definitely became more natural. 

Now time for some goals: 

  • Do something fun for my birthday in spite of quarantine 
  • Master another program at work 
  • Grow my following on IG to 1,050 
  • Get back into an at-home workout routine 
  • Have at least 2 romantic date nights in our apartment 
  • Finish reading half of The Testaments book 

I’m sending you all my positive vibes and love that I can during this weird time we are in at the moment. I hope reading these posts that I have been putting out has been a nice break away from reality. I hope you all stay safe and healthy and I can’t wait to talk to you all again soon. ALSO, I’d love to hear your goals and obsessions for this month, so share some of them below! 

XX,

Hannah Rose

 

FabFitFun Unboxing + Review 2020

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are doing well and staying safe out there. The social distancing and working from home 24/7 has really been taking a toll on Nick and I lately, but we are doing our best to remain positive and not allow our selves to feel defeated during this time of uncertainty. On a more positive note, I received my latest FabFitFun box which is exciting! As you probably all know I have been sharing the FabFitFun boxes with you for a little over 2 years (I think) and I still love them so much. Honestly, you can’t beat the price for all the quality products you receive! It’s a 250+ value for only $49.99 which is incredible. Over the past few years, I have received lots of high-quality products from Tarte Cosmetics, Ouai hair products, Kate Spade, etc. If you are like me and love trying new products, then you should definitely try these boxes out. I will share my link below where you can get $10 off your first box (which again is a STEAL)! So when I do these box reviews, I typically try out all the products in my box for a week to get a thorough understanding of how the products worked for me personally and how well the box captured my personality by using the results from the quiz I took in the beginning. I won’t keep you guys in suspense any longer, so here is my review!

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DONNI Ribbed Seater Coat 

This was one of my add on choices and honestly, it is so cozy and comfortable! It’s a very lightweight long knitted sweater that makes the perfect morning robe or a work from home addition to my wardrobe. I tried to find a link for this sweater, unfortunately I was not able to, but if I end up finding one, I will be sure to let you know if you are interested in this sweater!

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Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask

This is such a game-changing product that I have fallen in love with! No joke, I have been using this product every night since I received it. I think it has honestly been helping me sleep A LOT better because it’s blocking out any light that could be coming from the street and the weighted aspect of the mask I believe has helped calm my mind and has actually helped me fall asleep a lot faster. This product is a 10/10 for me and I would absolutely recommend this for anyone who loves weighted blankets and masks as much as I do!

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Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion

It is taking everything in me not to go through this product so fast because I have been using it almost every morning and night. I love the Murad brand and their skincare products have been so good for my skin and this infusion mask has been my new favorite addition to my morning and night skincare routine. The collagen is meant to help minimize the looks of lines and wrinkles on your face. Now I know I don’t have any crazy wrinkles or lines on my face, but hey no harm in starting to maintain those early on! After using it a few times, I have noticed a big difference in my skin and it actually appears to be more hydrated and smooth. I 100% recommend it to you!

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Aria Beauty Luxe Detangling Electroplated Brush

I have been in the market for a new brush and the fact that I received one in this box, was a god sent. The thing that makes this brush different from other brushes, is its extended bristles to help easily detangle your hair and reduce stress on your hair. Having super thick hair can make it difficult to detangle your hair without feeling like you are ripping your hair from your head, so this brush has been truly a lifesaver for my hair!

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This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon

Along with the weighted sleep mask, this is another product I have been using every night since I received the box last week! A couple boxes back, I received a deep sleep spray which I used basically every night because it smelled amazing and it helped me relax and fall asleep. This lotion is made by the same brand and is basically the spray, just in lotion form. I have been running it on my hands, arms and on my chest to make sure I get the full effect of the product. It definitely helps you fall asleep a little quicker and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to attack your day!

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Winky Lux Rainbow Lip Balm

I liked the idea of this lip balm with the rainbow pattern, however this didn’t really work for me. I am a person who loves simplicity and has a very neutral aesthetic, so the fact that this lip balm left a very vibrant pink stain on my lips, didn’t really work for my personal style. Now if you love bright and vibrant lip balms, then this brand and product are for you! Even if the color didn’t work for me, the formula was really great and hydrating. So not a hit for me personally, but if you love vibrant lip colors, then absolutely check out this brand!

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Chic & Tonic Set of 4 Silicone Straws + Brush Cleaner

I have been wanting to jump on the metallic/silicone straw trend for quite a while now, so I was very excited to receive this product in my box this season! Not only are these great for the environment, but they are also super easy to clean and pack away for traveling purposes. Definitely be sure to check out this brand if you have been looking for some new reusable straws!

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The Better Skin Co. Epic C Serum

This is another product I received that I have been using almost every day. This serum is meant to tighten, brighten and revitalize your skin which I can definitely confirm that it does just that. It is so gentle on the skin and you can use it in the morning or at night. Personally, I have been using this product in the morning to give my skin the appearance that it is brighter and tighter than it appears when I first wake up in the morning!

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Overall, I think this season’s box was a success! I still highly recommend these boxes to anyone who is looking to try out new products or brands. Most of the brands I receive I have never heard of, so it’s always exciting to try something new and possibly fall in love with a new brand you may have never previously been aware of. Just so you all know, all products are full size (which is great) and you really can’t beat the value of the products you receive in the box for only $49.99. I shared a link for you to use if you want $10 off your first box. I will talk to you all again soon and make sure you are staying safe and healthy!

 

 

 

 

Latest Obsessions + March Goals 2020

Hey everyone! 

I hope you all have been having a good kick-off to your week this week. I have literally been working around the clock at my 9-5 job and working on a new plan of action for my blog and where I’d like this to go eventually. I started this blog because I thought of it as just a hobby and a way for me to talk to people who could be going through the same life events that I have been experiencing. I’ve been doing a lot of back and forth as to what I would like to accomplish through this blog and how I can continue to grow and reach a wider audience. So I am currently working on a plan of action for the future of this blog, which has me super excited to get back into creating content that I am excited to write for you all to read! Now we have finally made it to March and honestly, 2020 is going way faster than I thought it would be. Is it just me? Anyways, the beginning of this year was full of SO many activities between moving, traveling, and working full time, I definitely feel like March snuck up on me very quickly. This month I have so many products, shows, clothes and music that I am so excited to share with you, so I hope you enjoy reading! 

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Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low Shoes

I know I am probably so late to hop on this trend, but I swear to god everyone in NYC has these shoes! I had been in the market for a new pair of white lace-up shoes because the other ones I had from ASOS decided to give up on me after a few months, so these shoes were really an investment. When I got them in the mail, I was honestly SHOOK at how gorgeous they were! Besides the fact that they are absolutely so pretty, the comfort is incredible. I got the Sage Low version of the shoes because they come with a little platform that gives me lift, which is so appreciated as a 5’3” female. If you are looking for a high-quality pair of white sneakers, then I highly recommend investing in this pair of shoes! 

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Ghost Adventures 

Nick and I love watching this show! It is honestly so entertaining. It may be a little over the top at times, but the show is absolutely entertaining and we are always 100% down to throw it on the TV at any time. If you love paranormal investigation shows like we do, then definitely check out the few seasons they have on Hulu! 

Trader Joe’s Toner Spray 

I actually just stumbled across this product while I did some late-night grocery shopping at the Trader Joes by my office and I have to say, Trader Joes definitely kills it with the organic self-care products. The spray is a rosewater infused toner, so not only does it smell amazing but it actually works really well on my skin in the morning and at night. Wanna know the best part? It was only $5! Like what?! I am a huge sucker for cheap organic skincare products and this is probably one of the gentler and best-smelling toners I have used in a hot minute. 10/10 obsessed and 11/10 recommend! 

New York Style 

I have had such an awakening in the fashion world since moving to the area. I have always loved fashion and design since I can remember and I absolutely love how fashion here ranges from simple basics to over the top glam! I am constantly amazed by the creativity that surrounds me here daily, especially within people’s style choices. If you live in NYC or surrounding areas and need inspiration for your closet, just step outside and people watch and you will for sure find new look inspiration! 

High Waisted Straight Leg Jeans 

This has honestly been my go-to for the past few weeks and I am absolutely on a hunt to find more! I love high waisted jeans on my figure and I think a lot of that influence comes from styles I see around NYC. I love to feel comfortable and high waisted jeans are the PERFECT way to dress up or down any look you may have. I have a couple work outfits that I am obsessed with and 90% of them have high waisted straight leg jeans involved. I love Levi’s or American Eagle loose fit straight leg jeans, they are so comfortable and I absolutely recommend them as a closet must-have! 

Now time for my goals:

  • Reach my savings goal for the month
  • Plan an east coast travel location with Nick
  • Reach 1000 followers on Instagram
  • Start making a little revenue from blogging/content creation
  • Finally, purchase a dresser for our apartment
  • Learn one new skill (at work or personal)

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post! I really love writing for you all to read, so I hope you enjoy reading along. I can’t wait to talk to you all again next week!

XX,

Hannah Rose

 

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Latest Obsessions + February Goals 2020

Hi beautiful babes!

Holy cow the past few weeks have been nothing but craziness but exciting. Nick and I finally moved into our new space in Jersey City (which is right across the water from lower Manhattan) and we could not be happier! This weekend we also flew down to Florida to visit Nick’s family, which was so refreshing and amazing to see everyone. So needless to say things have been a little hectic lately, but I am back to my normal routine and ready to keep delivering new and exciting content through 2020. Last month I did not post my latest obsessions and goals, so I am planning on combining some of the new things I have been enjoying since the beginning of January!

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Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer 

This is my absolute FAVORITE styling tool, I have ever used! I’m honestly not just saying that to be dramatic or over the top, I truly mean it. I am no hair stylist by any means. I typically just blow dry normally and use a flatiron to style, which can take so long and be super damaging to my hair. I heard from so many people that this tool was amazing and when I saw it was only $39.99 (instead of $60) on Amazon, I knew I had to give it a shot. It has cut down my styling in the morning in half, which is so convenient for my morning routine. If you want a little extra volume and an easy way to accomplish a stylish blowout, then you absolutely need to go out and buy this tool!

Our New Apartment 

Obviously, this has to be one of my new obsessions because Nick and I are FINALLY living together just outside the city, which has been amazing so far! We have been waiting for this moment for such a long time and now that it’s finally here, we couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to share pictures with you all once we have everything set up and looking great! Quick poll, would you like me to do a new apartment tour for the blog? Comment below if you are interested.

The Witcher 

Nick and I had recently been in a rut when it came to watching a show together and we were browsing some Netflix options and we noticed the Witcher. It’s based in medieval times and is so captivating from the start. We just finished the first season and are so pumped for season 2! We are currently looking for a new show to binge, so if you have any recommendations, comment below. 

Breath of Youth Clothing 

This brand has some of the cutest, most comfortable and most affordable clothing pieces I have ever seen and worn. I recently bought an adorable cream knit sweater and it is probably the softest and most flattering piece I have in my closet. Their clothing style is so simple and unique, which I absolutely love, so if you are into simple and unique styles, definitely be sure to check out this brand. I can’t wait to buy more from them! 

Dry Bar Prime & Prep Detangling Spray 

I’m writing this post just after I ran out of this product, but I am so excited to buy more for my hair in the morning. It honestly is such a game-changing spray for any morning routine. Since my hair is so thick, when I get out of the shower, my hair can be so knotted and just feels damaged before I even blowdry. I received this spray in my last FabFitun box and needless to say, I went through it very quickly. It smells great and works like a charm for many different hair types. If you use a lot of direct heat on your hair and have trouble detangling your hair after your shower, then you need to use this product ASAP! 

FitOn App 

One of my goals this new year was to find a way for me to work out that fits in with my work schedule and not worry about paying crazy amounts for a gym membership. I found this app while scrolling through Instagram and I have to say I was totally impressed. It’s a fitness app that you don’t have to pay for! You don’t have to pay for the instructed videos, you can have a plan set up for you based on your fitness goals and so much more. It has some really great workouts planned for your personal goals and also includes an option to browse and choose classes based on how you’re feeling that day or what area you’d like to target! I absolutely love using this app, and I hope you all choose to incorporate this app into your fitness routines.

Now time for some goals: 

  • Finish unpacking and fully move into a new apartment
  • Finalize a rough guest list and rough budget for the wedding
  • Workout on the FitOn app every day after work or before work
  • Cook 3 new recipes this month
  • Master 1 new program at work
  • Start a real savings plan with Nick

Well, that’s all from me folks! I hope you all have an amazing rest of your week and an even more amazing weekend. Next week, I am planning to be back on track with new content and back to my regularly scheduled Tuesday morning posts (sorry for slacking lately), so be sure to stay tuned for lots of new topics coming your way. If you have any requests as to what you’d like to see me write more of, then definitely share them in the comments because I would love to share more content that you’d be interested in reading! I love you all lots and I will talk to you again soon.

XX,

Hannah Rose 

 

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Latest Obsessions + December Goals

Hello beautiful babes!

I hope you all have been having a great kick-off to December. It doesn’t feel real that Christmas is right around the corner, but needless to say, I’m super excited! I have been keeping really busy between working and well, working. It was a crazy week last week working at Starcom and then working all weekend at my other job, The Beehive so I am so ready for another break which is why I am so pumped for Christmas. My family is driving in on the 20th to spend Christmas here with us on the east coast and I am really grateful that we will all be together for the holidays. Since I am in this festive mood, I thought today would be a great day to share my latest obsessions and goals with you for this month of December!

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Girl Go Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

So this woman is a freaking guru when it comes to giving advice on how to be a badass female. I recently started reading her book on the train going into NYC every morning and it is a PERFECT read! She talks in-depth about being a mom, dating and becoming the CEO of her own brand which is so inspiring to me now that I am starting to make my way into my career. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give a girl looking for a little direction in life, then this is the book you need to get!

Snowy Nights

Now I know that it absolutely sucks to wake up in the morning and have to shovel the driveway or scrape snow and ice off your car, but there is something so beautiful and relaxing about snow falling at night. I was walking to the subway from work yesterday and even though I was freezing my butt off, I just thought the snow looked so beautiful falling between the tall buildings and city lights. I know this may sound a little cheesy, but it was a really awesome moment for me! I especially love coming home and warming up with some tea and just watch the snowfall outside, it’s probably one of my favorite winter activities. Well, that and throwing snowballs at Nick.

Disney+

For those of you who aren’t aware, I am a HUGE Disney lover, so when Disney+ came out, I was SO ready to watch all the nostalgic movies and shows I loved when I was younger. I have been binging all my favorite shows like That’s So Raven, Suite Life of Zack and Cody and so many more. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their new steaming service yet, hop on and start watching!

Plaid Oversized Blazer’s

I just recently recieved my jacket from Amazon and I have to say it is one of my new favorite pieces in my wardrobe! It is so cozy and the perfect addition to any outfit for the holiday season. I am absolutely obsessed with the look and I encourage you to pick one up asap!

Now time for some goals:

  • Apartment hunt with Nick and be in a place by January
  • Start savings plan on Every Dollar
  • Travel back to Michigan to visit friends
  • Create 4 more posts for this month
  • Get back to consistent posting for PYM

I hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great rest of your week! I am so thankful for each and every one of you who take the time to read my posts and share them around because it honestly means the world to me. I will talk to you all again next week, so keep a look out for a new post!

XX,

Hannah Rose

 

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Latest Obsessions + October Goals

Hello Beautiful Babes!

I am so happy to be back and writing. The past few weeks I have been kind of unmotivated to really do anything and I know my blog has been suffering in the process. Starting this week, I want to throw out any unmotivated negative vibes and focus on the areas in my life that truly make me happy. Now that we have made it to October and the weather has dropped to sweater weather here on the east coast, I thought it would be a great time to share my latest obsessions + goals for this month! I have all my sweaters lined up and ready to go for this cool weather and I am so excited for all the local fall activities.

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Lotta From Stockholm Clogs 

By far these are some of my absolute favorite shoes on this planet! I was unsure about how I felt about the clog trend happening this fall, but after purchasing a pair of my own, I am absolutely hooked. Lotta makes the most comfortable and most stylish pair of clogs I have ever worn and I can’t wait to pair them with all my fall looks this year! I purchased the Cappuccino Highwood Clogs and they basically go with everything. I was afraid that the Highwood clogs would be too high or that I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing them casually, and all those worries went away after I put them on. They are absolutely adorable, quite the statement piece and so comfortable. 11/10 would absolutely recommend these shoes!

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

I just started this book and I am already hooked. This book keeps life 100% real with you about life and how it is not always fair to everyone. I am ALL about self-help books and even though this is the exact opposite of every other book, it is still so helpful! I absolutely love this book and even though I just started it, I recommend it to anyone looking for a new self-help book to read.

Fall on The East Coast 

As you probably have noticed so far, I absolutely love fall. Everything from pumpkin spice to changing leaves to apple picking! The leaves just started changing over on the East coast and so far they are looking absolutely beautiful. I am so obsessed with everything fall this month & I never want it to end!

Bodega Taco Bar

I am a taco, salsa, guac, and margarita fan 100%, and this restaurant has all of my favorites in spades! Bodega is this amazing taco bar in Fairfield, Connecticut and it has recently become one of my new obsessions for a fun night out. If you are ever in the area, I totally recommend this place to anyone who loves tacos and margs as much as I do!

My Plant Babies

If you haven’t heard yet, I’M A RECENT PLANT MOM! Yes, I have adopted some new plants and I could not be happier. I only have an aloe plant and some cute succulents in a pot, but hey you have to start somewhere right? I plan on growing my collection soon adding some variety, so stay tuned!

Now time for some goals:

  • Save up $1,000 for our apartment in NYC
  • Land a position in the city
  • Attend a blogger event
  • Make it to 1,000 followers on Instagram
  • Purchase another plant baby
  • Try a new adventure with Nick

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post and I promise I have some new and different content coming your way soon. Stay tuned for all my life updates on my social media and here on this blog. I also have a quick announcement for you all too… THE PYM GIRLS ARE HOSTING ANOTHER EVENT! Yes, you heard it here, we are hosting our Pretty, Young & Educated event on November 10th in the Cityflats Hotel in Grand Rapids. I will share a few pictures of what’s to come and I hope you can all make it out. Check out the link here and I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your week!

 

 

 

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Latest Obsessions + August Goals

Hello beautiful friends!

Wow oh wow the reactions I received from my post last week about my big news was INCREDIBLE. I am so overwhelmed with all the love and support that both Nick and I have received about us moving to the big apple, so I just wanted to say thank you to al of you! We have finally made it to August and I still can’t believe that in just 24 days we will be moving on to a whole new chapter of our lives. I have a feeling those 24 days will go by SO quick and there is still so much I want to do before I move. All of these events had me thinking a lot about my latest obsessions and the goals I want to set in place for myself before leaving. So here are some of my new obsessions for this month!

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popCORNERS Flex BBQ Protein Crisps

Oh my freaking god these chips are addicting! I never used to enjoy BBQ chips in general and ever since I ate these chips at a family gathering, I have been hooked. These chips are never fried, gluten free and ONLY 90 CALORIES! If you are looking for a healthier option for a snack during the day, then these chips are the way to go.

MasterChef Season 10 

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love watching cooking shows (especially ones with Gordon Ramsay) and MasterChef is one of my all time favorites! This season is season 10 and they have been going all out on the challenges the home cooks have to face in order to win this seasons prize. If you are looking for an entertaining show full of delicious dishes, screaming matches and crazy challenges, then this is the show for you!

FabFitFun Style Boxes 

I recently decided to purchase one of these style boxes created by stylists at FabFitFun and I truly loved what I received! Here’s how it works. You pay $20 to receive that box and then whatever items you choose to keep, that $20 gets taken off of your total or if you choose to keep the whole box, then 20% gets taken off the total of the box. I ended up only loving 2 things within my box and I kept those! You can purchase these boxes whenever you’d like, there is no monthly membership (which is great). If you have the money, I would totally recommend purchasing one box just to see what you think!

Intelligent Nutrients Refining Micro Polish 

This stuff is like magic I swear! I recently stumbled upon this product a few days ago and I have not stopped using it since. Intelligent Nutrients is an all natural hair care and skin care line that specializes in products being natural and safe to use on our bodies. I am totally here for it! The micro polish I used on my face is the softest exfoliator I have ever used and your skin feels baby skin smooth after you have rinsed off the product. If you love cruelty free, vegan and paraben free products (like me), then you need to try this product line ASAP!

Now time for some goals: 

  • Sell/Donate half my closet before moving
  • Keep up with gym routine and lose 8 more pounds
  • Land a job in New York
  • Start a content calendar
  • Finish a book (I’ve been lagging this summer)
  • Make dinner/coffee dates with friends before leaving
  • Plan get togethers with family before moving

I hope you all have a great rest of your week and a fabulous weekend! This week is my last week at Leo Burnett (sad face) and it’s so crazy to think that in a matter of a few days, I will have to say goodbye to such a great agency. I have learned so much and made some fabulous friends who I can’t wait to see everything they do in the future! I also can’t wait for my big move to the East coast. I have been feeling so blessed with all the love and even though the job search could be going better, I am still trying to remain hopeful for the best! Let’s make August the best month yet and I can’t wait to talk to you all again soon!

Sending Positive Vibes, 

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