ways to take care of yourself on sundaze. i loveeee me some self care. we all need to indulge in it. it allows us to recharge for the week and shake off any stress. and if you’re a creative trying to balance “real life” work and creative outlets/passions (in my case, the blog) then you DESERVE it. moms do. students do. dogs do. we all need self care. shit, grab your dog and cuddle – that’s one of my favorite ways to de-stress. I found that when I began setting time aside for myself, my moods remained… View Post

I’m not sure about you guys, but I love reading “day in the life” posts from bloggers! I’m always fascinated by their routines, what they eat, and how they structure their work day especially if they are self employed or have unconventional schedules. I partnered with Snap Kitchen to show you what a day of eating Snap Kitchen looked like (and tasted like) from AM – PM. Snacks, juices, and 3 delicious meals later, I’m happy I took the challenge of eating strictly Snap Kitchen for a day, and not having to cook was the… View Post

Aloha, loves! I had to – I’m in an Aloha mindset right now because I’m reviewing my new -er, actually, I’ve used them for a while – favorite brand, ALOHA. They switched their look recently, so it feels new to me, and I think it’s gorgeous.  But before I geek out over packaging like I tend to do…let’s talk protein. Specifically what I try to avoid when looking for a plant based protein, and how ALOHA’s protein is the bomb. They make plant based protein-packed products (say that five times) that are really, freakin good.  First,… View Post

I’ve never been much of a party -hoster, (eh, minus that whole GOOD Fest thing that just happened), but I want to up my adult-ing game this spring and have more…soirees. The two questions I always ask myself before entertaining are… Will my dog be annoying to my guests??? … followed by What do I feed them?? I believe practice makes perfect when it comes to having friends and family over. You learn the dishes you like to make, the things they like to eat, and everyone is a happy camper. It is about the company, after… View Post

This may seem odd, but do you ever feel BAD for your purchases that are meant to be doing GOOD? As in, are you ever like, I could have chose a more ethical, conscious, or charitable product from a brand, but I just don’t want to compromise “It’s 2017, we shouldn’t have to choose between a luxury experience and doing good in the world. The two are one in the same.”  – Leila Janah, Founder of LXMI Finally. Finally, I feel like it’s ok that I love beautiful packaging, a luxury skincare product, and a… View Post

 Has anyone noticed lately that crystals are… trending? I swear, I see a new gorgeous flat-lay of crystals, Palo Santo and some Mala beads everyday on social media. Gorgeous? Yes. Confusing, or dare I say, intimidating to someone who doesn’t know how to incorporate these items into their spiritual routines? Yup! I used to think I was pretty with it when it came to wellness trends, but lately I feel I’m missing out on this untapped new trend and I wanted to challenge myself to learn more. I enjoy meditation, and grounding exercises because they help with… View Post

ok, let me start by saying I’m by no means a “beauty blogger”. However, I have tremendous respect for beauty bloggers because they search far and wide for the very best bronzers, blenders and more.  I mean… have you seen their mountain high stacks of eye shadow palettes and YouTube contouring tutorials? For real- mad respect. Those how-to videos take time and help a hell of a lot of ladies (like myself) who don’t know a thing when it comes to applying, blending and highlighting. Makeup is an art, I’m just no artist. It’s definitely a beautiful… View Post

A lot of you all know I moved into a new apartment in February, and for those of you who sent congrats and checked in on the moving process- thank you!!  After taking some time to settle in, I wanted to share a couple ways I’ve made the new space feel more like home! I’m thrilled with the new apartment, not only because it’s mine (thanks pops for letting me crash while I worked my butt off on GOOD for a few months!), but also because I now have the chance to be mindful about the… View Post

Ahhhh the dreaded chill of winter. I find that post-holidays- the brisk air is no longer festive and fun, it’s just draining! January and February tend to drag and although I get sick far less often then I used to (hey, probiotics thanks!) I do find they when I come down with something -it’s usually this time of year.  The old me would just grab some cold medicine, cough drops and throat spray over the counter. Yuck. Not only is everything in those temporary remedies unnatural and unnecessary- it doesn’t cure anything.  The body speaks to you-… View Post

Well guys, there’s no denying I’ve been absent lately. Like, I missed all the awesome obligatory New Year reflection post opportunities which I was genuinely pumped to write. That said, it’s always goal of mine to BRING MORE to this blog and to produce more content. But that’s the thing…we are always looking at our output. What we can produce, give, contribute, and accessing how to be everywhere all the time. My energy to post has been lacking for the past few weeks. I’ve been feeling kind of guilty about it, and telling myself I SHOULD… View Post

the most last minute gift guide…ever?? T minus 5 days until Christmas and here I am giving you gift ideas?? Well, I haven’t done my shopping yet, and in case you’re in the same boat, here are some products I just absolutely adore. All of them promote health and wellness (obviously) but most of them also give back, utilize sustainable resources and material, or stand for a cause. Remember the reason for the season!! I thought about not posting this guide but then remembered the plethora of random gift cards and cash you could be… View Post