Sarah’s Day’s Sweat It to Shred It Intensifies Home Workouts

If you know anything about me, you know that this Sweat Rec was inevitable. It’s no secret that I absolutely ADORE Sarah’s Day and the way she advocates for a healthy lifestyle rather than quick diets or health trends. So, upon completing her first workout program, Sweat It to Shred It, of course I have […]

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The Original Makeup Eraser Product Review

Let’s be honest, the WORST part about wearing makeup is the process of taking it off. My guess is, when all of you were first taught how to wear makeup, you were also taught to take it off with store-bought makeup wipes. I know, because I was taught the same and for years I thought […]

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Shero Spotlight: Tori Cingolani Riapo

Today’s Shero Spotlight is business owner Tori Cingolani Riapo! I met Tori through mutual friends on Instagram and have become so inspired by the way she effortlessly owns and manages not one, but TWO businesses! Tori opened Lynn and Barrett, an online women’s fashion boutique with her mom in 2016 and St. Terra, a sustainable […]

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7 Best Quotes from Rachel Hollis’s “Girl, Wash Your Face”

Recently, I’ve been slowly getting into the genre of lifestyle nonfiction/self-help novels. For a while, I had heard about the novel Girl, Wash Your Face by the founder and CEO of Chic Media, Rachel Hollis. So, when self-isolation took place last month I thought there’s no better time to dive into a new read than […]

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Friday Favs: Podcasts

Over the past few years, podcasts have become an incredibly popular way to consume content. Personally, I wasn’t quick to follow the trend as I’ve never really liked listening to someone talk without any visuals [audiobooks were my WORST nightmare]. If I was going to listen to a podcast, I wanted to be multitasking while […]

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Kelsey Wells’s PWR at Home Program Offers Convenient Strength Training Program

If you’ve been following my blog from the beginning, you already know that I’ve always struggled to stay consistent with at-home workouts. However, the COVID-19 stay-at-home order forced me to get creative with whatever equipment I had lying around my house. So, when the SWEAT app offered a month-long free trial period, I jumped at […]

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Shero Spotlight: Amanda Faye Cowan

I am SO excited to have Amanda Faye Cowan on the blog for today’s Shero Spotlight! Not only is Amanda a working mom, she is the founder of her own public relations company and the mastermind behind GRL PWR Projects. GRL PWR launched as a networking collective for post-grad women in October 2017 in Pittsburgh, […]

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Friday Favs: Spots in Downtown Cincinnati

I’ve never appreciated my hometown of Cincinnati more than when I left to go to school in Athens. When I returned for two summers as an intern for Cincinnati Magazine, I was introduced to the city with a new perspective & began to experience places and people that I had never noticed before! Here are […]

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Add Flare to Your Outfit With Accessories From Columbus-based Red Giraffe Designs

When Columbus-based designer Kate Stevens began selling handmade jewelry at craft shows in 2009, she didn’t have any prior experience as a jewelry maker. But, as an Ohio University alumna graduating with a degree in retail merchandising with a focus in fine arts during the midst of the recession, she was struggling to find a […]

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Kitsch Towel Scrunchie Product Review

Okay ladies, raise your hand if you’ve ever had to rush out of the house without having time to blow dry your hair … or if you’ve been on vacation and found yourself headed straight from the beach/pool to dinner … or if you’ve ever had such a sweaty workout session that your hair is […]

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Friday Favs: Albums by Female Artists

Today’s Friday Favs is a bit different; instead of recommending three of my favorite things I’ve opted to share five of my favorite albums by female artists and my top three songs from each album! You can listen to a compilation of each of these tracks here. Enjoy! “Hopeless fountain kingdom” by Halsey *Sorry *Strangers […]

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Shero Spotlight: Lauren Eylise

Today’s Shero Spotlight is Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter, Lauren Eylise! I came across Lauren’s music last summer and was immediately in awe of her unique sound and raw lyrics, and I listen to her Spotify discography regularly #NoShame ;-). Once I began following Lauren on social media, I became even more inspired by her passion and ambition. […]

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Attack Every Muscle Group With This Nine-Week Strength Training Plan

When I used a squat rack for the first time, I was completely intimidated. I was brought into the weight room at my school’s gym with my CHAARG small group and another CHAARGie was teaching us the basics of weight lifting. Prior to this, the only experience I had with weights was with light dumbbells, […]

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Friday Favs: Female-Owned Boutiques

The only thing better than supporting local business? Supporting female-owned local businesses! Fortunately for me, the Cincinnati area and beyond is flourishing with boutiques owned and operated by women. Here are my three favorites: Handzy Shop + Studio [Covington, Kentucky]Owners: Brittney Braemer and Suzy StrachanMost unique collection of inventory: Clothing lineAlthough I am a college […]

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3 Things I Learned While Internship Searching

I’ll admit, I was spoiled the last two summers when it came to internship hunting. I was fortunate enough to land a position as an editorial intern at the largest city magazine in Cincinnati as a freshman [!!!] and was asked back the following summer for a position as a digital intern. I had loved […]

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“The Half Of It” Explores What it Means to Love

“Love is patient. Love is Kind. It does not envy. It does not boast …”  Chances are, we’ve all heard some version of this verse from Corinthians at one point or another in our lives. For many, it’s become a mantra for people hoping to understand what it means to be in love. But, there […]

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Friday Favs: Smoothie Recipes

As I’m sure many of my #Girlbosses can relate, busy days mean not always having time to cook up a full breakfast spread in the mornings. So, we turn to quick, easily transportable options instead. My favorite? Blending up a few of my favorite fruits with some protein powder for a tasty, on-the-go, protein-packed breakfast! […]

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Pure Barre’s Empower & Reform Brings New Intensity to Isometric Movements

I’ll admit, it has been a while since I’ve been able to get into a Pure Barre studio. But, when I was in high school I was taking classes regularly and LOVING it! If you’re not familiar with Pure Barre workouts, it is essentially a full body workout that uses low-impact movements to “lift, tone […]

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Shero Spotlight: Sophie Fleetwood

I am so excited to have Sophie Fleetwood of Simply Sophie Designs on for today’s Shero Spotlight! I found Sophie’s Instagram through mutual followers and immediately fell in love with her artwork and illustrations. Sophie is so inspiring to me in the way that she is pursuing her passion as a side business and is […]

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Friday Favs: Ways to Reduce Stress

The last week of April typically means one thing: finals season is approaching and with it, a lot of added stress. This year, though, finals are a bit different. With the switch to online classes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the onset of stress occurred a lot earlier for many students. Not only did we […]

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