Well, I think it’s safe to say Summer is out and Fall is totally in! I’m a little bummed about it, considering sunshine, trips to the farmer’s market and beach days are some of my favorite things. But fall flavors are in full effect, I’ve got plenty of holiday recipes to perfect, and I’ve been enjoying the fresh chill in the air. **This post was created in partnership with Pureology. All opinions are my own.**   Want to know what else is fresh this season? My hair care routine. My hair has been receiving lots… View Post

HEYYY, Long time no check in. Like usual life (and summer) are flying by! I often get asked what would be a good substitute for an ingredient. We get used to what should be in a dish but what if I told you that Mac and Cheese can be made with cashews or butternut squash and some nutritional yeast – say wha??? And still delicious? Yes.  Today I’m breaking down 12 Dairy Free Swaps for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and even Dessert.  Let’s start with WHY dairy-free? It’s entirely a personal choice. Some do it… View Post

I’m often asked the question “what does recovery feel like?” What does it look like? How does it smell / taste? …Ok I don’t get that one. But much like any city, movie, food or situation you have yet to experience first hand, it’s almost impossible to truly relate to it. It’s hard to KNOW what it’s going to be like – what to prepare for, and how to decipher if you’ve reached it-  and I understand that. But trust me, it’s a new sensory experience.  I can’t help but be reminded of a scene from… View Post

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