My husband Brent has this insane natural tendency to pedal harder uphill — both in life and in cycling. Let me explain. Back in August of last year, we both got super serious about cycling and invested in road bikes. These bikes are closer to what you’d imagine professionals using versus what the average person
We are officially halfway through 2017 and I have to admit that I’ve held on to my new year’s resolutions much longer this year than any previous year. Part of me wants to blame the maturity I must have gained turning 27 in October but mostly I realize that it was the first time I
One of the biggest excitements for me at this year’s Ever After Music Festival was having my husband attend with me. As a pretty serious anti-EDM festival person, it took quite a bit of convincing to get him to come with me. In the end, I think it turned out to be not as horrible
Last Saturday, I had the pleasuring of attending Get Your Soul on the Agenda, a full-day retreat lead by the lovely Tracy Duru. This soul searching session followed the Desire Map Workbook written by Danielle LaPorte, an inspirational author all about soul-centered living. This was my first experience with Desiring Mapping, despite having seen the term
I don’t know why but I freaking love food trucks. The small, artisan menus. The quick service. The fun and casual atmosphere. All of those things really appeal to my inner foodie. This weekend, my husband Brent and I braved the rain to attend the Pellar Estates Party in the Vineyard food truck festival. And what
In this video, I talk about what fearlessness means to me, what I’m currently reading, how shame plays into fearlessness, and what to do in spite of fear. I was inspired to create this video based on a recent blog post I wrote all about my new tattoo. I’m so obsessed with it! While I
Last November, I had the pleasure of attending EDC Orlando on November 4th and 5th at Tinker Field. It was, hands down, the most organized festival that I’ve ever attended. Now in my short experience as an electronic music festival fan, I have to admit that I haven’t been to many electronic music festivals. In
If you’ve ever mentioned getting a tattoo, you may have heard a few lines like this: Don’t get a tattoo, you’ll never get a real job. Tattoos will ruin your wedding pictures. What if you regret it when you’re older? Even if it looks good now, it will sag and look terrible as you age.
Learning to slow the F down after getting ill one night. Reflecting on the BEST decision I’ve made in 2017. And finding a bit of happiness in being selfish and controlling.
Last November, I had the pleasure of going on a super secret, last minute trip to freaking Cabo, Mexico. What. is. life! Like I’m loving how that sounds. My husband and I both work from home on our own businesses. With only self-imposed responsibilities holding us back, we decided the beach was calling. We booked
Follow my blog with Bloglovin YouTube is more than just a place to upload videos. To me, YouTube has been a community that’s really shaped my life into what it is today. Let’s rewind a bit. I’ve been creating YouTube content since 2009. I’m not sure what first attracted me to filming myself and uploading
I love to read! Growing up, my mom’s way of “punishing” me was insisting I put down my book for a moment and go outside to play in the good ol’ Georgia sunshine. I’d grumble to myself while reluctantly placing a worn Harry Potter paper bookmark into whatever romance or fantasy book I was reading at
Have you ever wanted to hit a restart button? Like, some days, I seriously wish there was this magical button that could rewind you back to yesterday — last year — a few minutes ago — so that you could try again. Seriously. How dope would that be?
I thought about not have a comment section on this blog. The reason is simple: I don’t care what you think. Ouch, Andréa. That hurt my feelings. Too fucking bad. And yes, I’m pissed off. Why? Because lately, there are a few characters from my past (who will not be named) who feel the need
Documenting my yearly goals has been something I’ve always done as a personal blogger. I like to take a moment to write down what I want to see out of the next year then use that blog post as a way to hold myself accountable. I’ve done that every year since I can remember blogging.
So I’m loving my hair… but I struggle with **really** loving it. Is that wrong of me? I love to feel the breeze ruffle my curls. I love to touch it and feel how soft it is. I love how easy and carefree it is to care for (compared to my 8 years of wearing
Being active (aka working out) is something that I never thought I’d see myself doing. Chock it up to my terribly fast metabolism and my youthful ignorance. Isn’t it crazy how we think we’re indestructible during our teenage years through our early twenties. My mom always told me that “life” would catch up to me. Silly me. I
Summer is a season of casual and effortless style. I myself am a fan of wearing rompers. Who wouldn’t be? They’re easy to wear and flattering on anyone! I mean if you’re tired of agonizing over mixing and matching your clothes, just grab a romper and you’re all set. But if you want to take
As a busy freelancer, I don’t always have the time to prepare healthy home-cooked meals. On days that I find myself with a few minutes or so that I could spare to whip up a delicious dish in my kitchen, I am almost always greeted by an empty pantry. So, I decided to give Chef’s