March Favorites 2017

This post is not sponsored but contains some affiliate links Maybe it was because I had vacation the last week, but March literally flew by. The majority of the month was spent organizing at home and my blog, but I still have some work to do. Here are the top three things included in my March favorites. Pink & Berry Lipsticks Spring finally came and I broke out all the...

How to Embrace Your Awkward Moments

5 Awkward Moments from Photo Funday

My name is JoAnna and I am awkward… I was super excited to learn that today is National Awkward Moments Day. I have no idea how or when it started, but I do the quirkiest things and actually have learned to embrace my awkwardness. For years I felt bad for being awkward. I didn’t know how to deal with it and it was worst when others pointed it out. How do...

Health Benefits of Taking a Spa Day

Health Benefits of Taking a Spa Day

I’ve been paying more attention to my body and think a spa day is just what I need. A few weeks ago, my cousin extended an invitation to the steam room and sauna at the W Hotel’s Bliss Spa. It’s been a while since I’ve received any sort of spa treatment; in Thailand, we received massages at our hotel so it was long overdue. Interested in learning the health benefits of taking...

Lasagna Stuffed Bell Peppers

Lasagna Stuffed Bell Peppers

It’s been a while since I’ve shared quick meals and today it’s all about lasagna stuffed peppers. I found this recipe browsing Pinterest (like most days) for low carb meals and decided to slightly modify it to exclude the pasta. Here’s the full process below. Ingredients Ground Meat Italian Seasoning Black Pepper Minced Garlic (optional) Pasta Sauce Bell Peppers Ricotta Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Parmesan Cheese   Directions Preheat oven to 350˚F...

3 Easy Ways to Start Decluttering your Home

3 Easy Ways to Start Decluttering your Home

My whole college career consisted of going to work and going to school which left me with a bunch of papers and clothes. I just accumulated a lot of STUFF and it kept on growing through the years. In efforts of making my apartment the home I want, today being the Day of No Clutter and spring right around the corner, here are three ways I’ve started the process of...

February Favorites 2017

It’s already the end of February and I’m back with sharing my favorites for the month. In January I shared my five favorite hair and beauty products and this month I’m including things that have been holding my interest. If you’re interested in what I’ve been into lately, below are my five February Favorites (say that 3xs fast). e.l.f. Cosmetics Blush Palette As an e.l.f beauty squad member, I’ve been getting...

15 Life Lessons Learned on the Hike to Sant Jeroni

15 Life Lessons Learned on the Hike to Sant Jeroni

I try my best to learn SOMETHING new when traveling solo and my recent hike to Sant Jeroni in Montserrat was definitely life-changing. The highest peak is 1,236 m (4,055 ft), the hike is an estimated 4-5 hours going up and down, but it took me close to 7. I wanted to turn back so many times, but I happy to say I completed it. Here are fifteen life lessons learned when hiking...

Ancestry DNA Kit Results

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A few months ago, I shared an overview of the Ancestry DNA kit process after sending my sample in the mail. My love for history, travel and my mother’s DNA kit results were all inspiration for trying it on my own. The average wait to get your Ancestry DNA Kit results is 6-8 weeks and I received my results in about three. As mentioned in order to see the results, you...