Lifestyle

What to Make Time For

There is not enough time in the day to do all the things you need to do AND the things you want to do. However, it might be time to recategorize and reprioritize. When you are constantly striving for productivity, instead of focusing on living your best life, it...
Food has an incredible ability to evoke feelings of nostalgia and bring back memories from long ago. The food that we eat as children often has a permanent impact on what we turn to for comfort, what feels familiar, and what we crave most often. Since I moved to...
When I was in elementary school, I remember the excitement and anticipation I felt when it was time to go to the library. There were endless possibilities that awaited me there, and I had the freedom to choose any story, any world to dive into. However, as the years...
Does anyone else have a podcast obsession? Podcasts have gotten increasingly popular over the last few years due to the increased use of smartphones and the variety of podcasts available. Almost all of them are FREE, and they cover a vast range of topics and genres, from politics to...
Disclosure: I created this post in partnership Modern Map Art, but all opinions included are mine. This review contains a referral link. When the folks at Modern Map Art asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their Custom Star Maps, I was thrilled at the opportunity to own...
Originally posted on Thirty on Tap Looking polished and put together does NOT have to break the bank. There are so many budget-friendly makeup products available that are surprisingly high quality. However, choosing to only buy from vegan makeup brands can prove to be an additional challenge. Most brands that...

The Power of TED

I wanted to share with you a great book that I read recently. Written by David Emerald, The Power of TED is a book drafted in a narrative style, similar to a fable, and it tells the story of a man who has recently gone through many difficult situations...
It's almost Chinese New Year! This year, the lunar new year falls on February 16th. 2018 is the year of the dog, according to the Chinese zodiac, which repeats every twelve years. Even though China is beginning to incorporate more and more Western customs and holidays, Chinese New Year is still the...
Unlike my husband's family, who has been in the U.S. (and North Carolina) for generations, my parents were the first people (that we know of) to immigrate to the United States from our family. I like to joke with my husband that I'm a "pure blood" (lame Harry Potter reference), unlike...
There are over 45,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. That's more than McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC combined. The majority of these restaurants offer very similar looking and tasting food, even though these restaurants are independently owned and operated. I grew up in a household where my mother only cooked...
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