Beach Adventures//Winter Vibes.

My friend and I spontaneously decided to take a road trip down to the sea shore. Today was a solid 40 degrees in New Jersey, and we even encountered a blizzard on the ride there.

Still, the determination for summer was real, and we had to visit our favorite childhood vacation spot.

Ocean City, New Jersey ladies and gentleman. The ultimate New Jerseyan vacation spot. 100% empty on a winter March afternoon.

We skipped all around town taking photos and basking in our Ocean City food favorites.

I used this mini adventure of ours to try out my new iPhone 8 plus camera, which delivered beyond belief.

Here are my favorite shots from the day.

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A solid and much needed pick-me-up from the constant rut of work, chores, sleep and repeat.

My soul has been fed and is counting down the days till Summer! Which by the way, there are officially less than 100.



5 Ways To Have A Better Morning.

This is something I know most of us struggle with. The idea of getting up out of your warm cocoon, changing out of your pj’s and starting your day. It’s rough, I agree.

The good news is:

There are ways to beat mornings. And let them know who’s boss!

I’m not saying every morning is going to be a great morning, especially for someone who can’t even talk before 9 am (and yes I need about 3 cups of coffee before hand too).

Once you find a morning routine that works for you, you’ll be good to go.

Make A Morning Playlist

If you’re a music person, then you need a morning playlist. If you’re not fond of creating playlists, you can download Spotify and pick on of those. There are tons to choose from. Pick one that fits your mood and let it play. This is an awesome way to remind your body that your morning routine is starting. Jam to your favorite tunes while you cook up some breakfast (the most important meal of the day!)


Plan Your Outfit The Night Before

The last thing I can do in the morning is think. Especially about what to wear. Something that I do absolutely every night is plan out what I’m wearing the night before, because this will seriously help you cut down on the time you’re running around your house trying to be on time. This will set your day up for more success, seeing that you won’t be as irritated when you wake up.


Meal Prep Sunday Night

If you like bringing your lunch to work every day, you may not necessarily enjoy packing it up every evening. Something that also cuts down on time during the week is prepping your food on Sunday evening. This is a huge time saver during your busy week, and one less thing to think about in the morning, if you happen to forget the night before.


Create A Morning Ritual

If you have something you do every single morning, that you look forward to, you will be more motivated to get up out of bed. I love the morning process of making coffee. It’s therapeutic, and something I look forward to having. I personally use a french press coffee maker, so making the coffee feels much more rewarding than just using an automated machine. Whatever it is that will help you hop out of bed, do it!


Drink Water

This is the simplest thing you can do, but has the biggest impact. Drinking a tall glass of water in the morning before you do anything else will rejuvenate and wake up your body more than coffee ever would. I like to keep a glass on my bedside table, and whatever I don’t drink before bed, I finish in the morning before I get up.


Time for us to give mornings another go. I know I’m still struggling most of the time when it comes to waking up, and successfully making it to work with a smile.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go and make that morning playlist!




The Best Coffee Shop: Better Buzz Coffee

Coffee. Most of the population relies on this for pure existence. Without my daily dose of caffeine I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t be able to force myself to work in the morning, let alone even move from my lovely plush surface of a bed.

I take my coffee shops level ten serious. The coffee has to be bangin’, and the atmosphere needs to be just as accommodating. I’m that person that will plan to head to a coffee shop the next day and thrive.

Regardless, everyone loves a good cup of joe. Recently, while I was touring around San Diego with a friend, she took me to a west coast favorite of her’s: Better Buzz Coffee in Pacific Beach, San Diego.


I might be slightly dramatic when I say this, but this coffee shop changed my life. Now that I am back on the east coast, it is the only thing I’m craving.

The inside of this cute shop was everything I could want my future house to look like.


Isn’t this adorable??


This wall is SCREAMING “take a pic with me”.

I was mesmerized the entire time I was in line, clearly in no rush to leave.

My friend I was with ordered for us, because I took about a half hour just asking questions about the different drinks.

We ordered two of the “best drink ever” on the menu. I had no idea what to expect and I cannot even describe how amazing this coffee was.


If the title of the drink doesn’t satisfy you enough, look at these cups!

If you’re a coffee fiend like myself, I would highly encourage you to hit up this coffee shop if you’re ever hanging out on the west coast. Just sitting inside for an hour will make you feel inspired.

I know it’ll be one of my pit stops next time I visit California!

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