What to know before you take engagement photos

When you’re marrying a photographer, photos are pretty important. Hell, when you’re getting married period, photos are pretty important. Ronny and I took our engagement photos last month, and, brides, now I feel qualified to tell you all what to know before you take engagement photos. 1.) Go in ready to show your personality. Truth…

What to know before you hike Trolltunga

Ahhh, Trolltunga. The thing of Instagram legends. In August, Ronny and I hiked the famous Norwegian cliff in a total whirlwind. Here’s what you need to know before you hike Trolltunga, especially if you’re a newbie like me. I’ll detail our schedule, what you should pack for the hike, and give you all the pro-tips along the…

Stop being a jerk and download Pokémon GO already

I’ll admit it, being a buzzkill is one of my favorite things. I am the worst on the internet. Snopes is my bible. I correct people’s spelling/grammar all the time. I’m a classic Leo who loves to be right. But dammit, if you’re a Pokémon GO buzzkill, you need to get a life. Yeah, yeah,…

A song-by-song first reaction to Rihanna’s “ANTI”

I waited four years for a smash album from Rihanna and all I got was a mess of Disney theme songs and tunes about crack. Okay, okay, it’s not that bad. Honestly, it’s not bad at all. But if you’re looking for an album of club bangers and booty shakers, this ain’t it. Here’s my song-by-song…

How to avoid political conversations with your family

This holiday season is ’bout to get weird, y’all. With the amount of polarizing news and the ability to see what your family really thinks about everything on Facebook (Wow, Uncle Bill actually IS racist!), it will likely be hard to avoid these awkward conversations around the dinner table. (Or when you’re watching the football game. Or…

How To Make Yourself Like Running

Running is stupid. You get sweaty, your joints hurt, your body is flopping everywhere, and you’re not even sure you’re doing it right. I know. About two years ago, I, too, thought running was a crock of crap, existing solely for the Crossfit show-offs who wanted to remind me that I’m a size 8 when…

A Song-By-Song First Reaction to Selena Gomez’ “Revival”

I’m embarrassingly in love with Selena Gomez. Well, actually, no. I’m not embarrassed about it. I don’t care that her music is geared toward people much younger than me, or that she dated Justin Bieber. Shut up. You’d date Justin Bieber too. Selena’s latest album “Revival” comes at the heels of her announcement that *surprise*…

My Five Fall Fashion Obsessions

  Madewell Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $498 (sobs) It’s fall, NYFW is over, and it’s time for us to lust over some clothes that we can’t afford but will try to find at TJ Maxx. Or maybe even Marshall’s. Who KNOWS, maybe we’ll even find the perfect piece in the sale section at Ross. I have…

Sponsored: The Sweetest Part of My Workout Routine

While I ran a half-marathon last year with very little training, this year I’m trying to actually put some effort into it. I joined Fleet Feet Raleigh’s half-marathon training program which is *gasp* actually making me like running. I’ve also been working some new snacks into my routine – and this one is amaZING. With running between four…

10 Things More Important than a Woman’s Armpit Hair

Hi. Why do you give a flying shit if a woman lets her armpit hair grow? Oh, you’re not sure either? Okay here’s 10 things more important than a woman’s armpit hair. 1. What happened to Tara Calico? 2. This .gif 3. What color underwear you’re wearing right now 4. Is cottage cheese gross or delicious?…