The Ultimate Night Time Routine + Whitening Sensitive Teeth at Home

Having a night time routine is a great way to ensure a successful day ahead.

It’s no secret - I love me a routine. I do the same thing (mostly) every evening. I eat pretty much the same things on a weekly basis. I’m boring. Keeping with a routine is just really helpful for me.

An evening or night time routine is super helpful in teaching your body and brain to prepare for bed. It’s also helpful to ensure you have a stress-free morning. If you’re like me and want to sleep in until the last possible second before having to get ready and out the door for work, then I night time routine will be your savior, my friend!

Here are a few things that make for an ultimate night time routine.

The Best Things To Do On Your Own

Doing things alone doesn't have to be boring. Doing things by yourself actually has some benefits. Find out some of the best things you can do by yourself.

Since I live by myself I spend a lot of time doing things alone. If I’m being honest, living alone has probably made me a bit more antisocial than I should be (oops).

I typically spend my weeknights by myself because I’ve gotten into a routine of getting home from work, making dinner, taking the dogs to the dog park or out for a walk, working on my blog or other business tasks, catching up on Netflix, then getting ready for bed.

This used to really bother me - spending so much time alone.

I think a lot of people have this fear, of doing things by themselves, that they avoid it at all costs.

"What does this mean about me? Does this make me awkward or uncool? Do I not have friends? Does this mean I’m going to spend the rest of my life doing things alone?"

Doing things by yourself doesn’t mean any of those things.

How to Throw the Most Wicked Halloween Bash This Year

It’s never too early to start planning your Halloween party, especially if you want to do it right. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a cheesy costume party with chips and dip and scary tunes playing in the background. Before you know it, your guests will go trick-or-treating with the kids from your neighborhood. Trust me, it can happen. So, here are some of my tricks that can help you throw the most wicked Halloween bash.

It’s never too early to start planning your Halloween party, especially if you want to do it right. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a cheesy costume party with chips and dip and scary tunes playing in the background. Before you know it, your guests will go trick-or-treating with the kids from your neighborhood. Trust me, it can happen. So, here are some of my tricks that can help you throw the most wicked Halloween bash.

6 Things My Anxiety Has Taught Me About Life

Having to deal with anxiety for over half my life has both been a blessing and a curse. There are days where my anxiety is hard to deal with but there are also days where I feel like my anxiety has taught me more about life than I could have expected to learn any other way.


I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that there are life lessons to be learned in every situation.

It's my optimistic side.

Having to deal with anxiety for over half my life has both been a blessing and a curse. There are days where my anxiety is hard to deal with but there are also days where I feel like my anxiety has taught me more about life than I could have expected to learn any other way.

Dealing with anxiety and depression made me grow up pretty fast. I was forced to deal with such strong feelings so that they wouldn't take over my life.

Although it was tough, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Having anxiety has made me 'wise beyond my years' (now that I'm turning 30 I don't think I can say that anymore, haha). There are things that everyone goes through, whether they have anxiety or not. My anxiety taught me how to get through these things a little bit easier (or at least be more aware of them).

This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”


Here are 6 things that I've learned from having anxiety.

7 Ways to Save Even More Money


Adulting is expensive. There's always something to spend money on. It's just a fact of life. Click to read my list of 7 painless and easy ways to save even more money.

If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me tweet this:


Adulting is expensive. 

There’s always something to spend money on. Always. It’s a fact of life.

In addition to my goal of making more money, I also have to curb my unnecessary spending.

There may have been a time where I didn’t have to worry about what I spent my money on, but now is not that time.

To be completely honest, even if I had all the money I could ever need, why would I want to waste it?

Yes, it’s nice to have things but those things don’t translate into anything valuable in my life. I’d much rather save money where I can so I could spend (or save) more on things that I’m passionate about - like buying gifts for friends and family, taking vacations, furthering my education.

Also - a part of me is just frugal. I get that from my dad (Hi, Dad!).

If you’re like me and want to save some extra cash then read on!