My Recipe for a Cozy Date Night In

How to Set the Scene for the Coziest Date Night at Home! Plus, my one rule for dates and how to set the mood and affordable date ideas. #fall #datenight #cozy #hygge #affordabledate #dateidea #ambiance #autumn #nightin

Sean and I have been newlyweds for just over a month now and we’re still glowing from our special day (more about that here!). A big chunk of that time was spent either in the hospital or recovering from surgery, so I can’t say we’ve had exactly the most… normal newlywed period. But we still try to make our time together special, so we’ve embraced staying in and having a date night at home. This post isn’t exactly like… earth shattering with suggestions, but I thought you guys might still appreciate knowing what we do to make the night special. I also love this entire idea because it’s budget-friendly and easy to put together at the last minute.

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My Wedding Day Self Care Plan

My Wedding Day Self Care Plan. Weekend wellness, Tips for wedding planning and staying calm. #wedding #weddingplanning #nontraditionalwedding #modernwedding #wellness #selfcare #weddingarch #floralinstallation #weddingflowers #selfcare #selfcareroutine #selfcaretips

Holy cow. Our wedding is TOMORROW. Somehow I feel like this day has come really quickly, but also has taken forever to get here… all at the same time! I know tomorrow will be a whirlwind of friends, family, and activity. But it’s oh-so-important to me that I’m able to stay present and enjoy each moment. Because of that, I came up with a wedding day self care plan that will hopefully help me stay grounded and in the moment. Here is what I’ve come up with:

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries While Wedding Planning

Why Setting Boundaries While Wedding Planning is Critical to Your Self-Care. Weekend wellness, Tips for wedding planning. #wedding #weddingplanning #nontraditionalwedding #modernwedding #wellness #selfcare #boundaries #settingboundaries #weddingbouquet

Being totally frank, I wasn’t sure if I should publish this post or not. There’s a fine line between being transparent and airing my family’s dirty laundry. But I conducted an Instagram poll and got a resounding YES that this is a topic you’re all wanting to hear about, so here we go. Here’s another disclaimer, too: I know that this is public and on the internet and will be seen by my family. I’ve reached a point where I simply don’t care. At the end of the day, I will always be transparent and open with my blog readers. You deserve nothing less. And, quite frankly, this is a conversation that needs to be held in the open so that more women can feel safe in setting boundaries while wedding planning.

I also asked the self-care coach with whom I’ve been working for the past 6 months to chime in. After all, she is the expert! So meet Tami Hackbarth. We’ll both be giving our take on what it means to set boundaries while wedding planning.

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How to Balance Summer FOMO & Self-Care

How to Balance Summer FOMO & Self-Care. #FOMO #fearofmissingout #selfcare #wellness #summertime #summer #summerselfcare #selfcareroutine #selfcaretips

The idea of FOMO (fear of missing out) is something that’s always been really funny to me. I am usually ok with the idea of “missing out,” especially if it’s because I am taking time off for self-care. I also tend not to enjoy crowds, loud noises, etc so my FOMO isn’t usually that intense. But now that it’s warm, the days are long, and the sun is shining, the summer FOMO is REAL… especially for Sean. I wanted to share some tips on how I balance getting the most out of summer while also making time for self-care.

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Weekend Wellness: What is Decision Fatigue?

All About Decision Fatigue & How to Combat It. #wellness #selfcare #brainhealth #productivity #productivityhack #decisionfatigue

Typically, I am really good at making decisions, especially of the split second variety. I trust my instincts, but when I don’t, I always take the time to do my research, bounce ideas of friends and family, and take my time. But now with our wedding less than 60 days away… I have found myself in the deep dark hole of decision fatigue. As a classic over-thinker, I spent some time looking up what exactly it is and ways I can ease my mind. Here’s what I’ve found so far!

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Weekend Wellness: Let’s Talk about Doing Less

Weekend Wellness: Let's Talk about Doing Less! #selfcare #wellness #summerselfcare #selfcareroutine #selfcaretips #doingless #productivity #productivityhack

I feel like there’s been a lot of talk around the idea of ‘doing less’ and the affect it has on your overall wellness. Personally, I have wrestled with this idea a lot. I am most definitely a do-er. I’m very much a type A, perfectionist, overachieving person. But I’ve come to realize that my body and my mind need time off. This means I’m embracing the idea of doing less more and more — and what that actually means for me. So let’s talk about it and find out more!

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5 Ways to Get Over Jet Lag That Actually Worked for Me

5 Tried and True Ways to Cure Jet Lag (They've Actually Worked for Me!) #wellness #travel #traveltips #jetlag #jetlagcures #selfcare

Jet lag… woof. When I got back from Italy last week, I felt like I’d been run over by a bus. Not only did I catch a cold while I was there, but my return trip ended up taking about 20 hours. When I got home, allllll I wanted to do was sleep, despite knowing that the best way to cure jet lag is to simply stay awake until it’s a normal bedtime in the new timezone. But with a cold? Yeah, that didn’t happen. So last week, I experimented and found a few tips that I wanted to share with you in case you’ve got any summer travel plans coming up!

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