Father’s Day Gifts That Can’t Be Bought

My dad holds a special place in my heart that can never be replaced. When I was little, my dad used to let me sit on his lap and steer his pickup truck while he pressed the gas. And he would always read me bedtime stories with funny voices. He always attended my cheerleading competitions and theater performances. And with all the stupid mistakes I made when I was younger, all the worry I used to put him through — no matter what, he’s still always been there for me. He’s really given the whole parenting thing 110 percent! And as much as I love my dad, the man is the hardest person to shop for!

When your dad has done so much for you, finding something that can adequately express your gratitude is never easy. 

Getting creative when it comes to Father’s Day gifting is easier said than done . . . But sometimes, it’s not the gift that’s important. This Father’s Day, take time to celebrate your good ol’ dad. Not just with gifts, but with love and appreciation.


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9 Ways To Makeover Your Sunday So Monday Doesn’t Suck

When Sunday night rolls around, it’s hard not to experience that feeling of dread for Monday morning. And I’ve definitely noticed that if I have a fun and carefree weekend, the transition back into the structure of the work week can be a tough pill to sallow. You know the drill: It’s the weekend; you’re living the high-life — and then it suddenly hits you! ‘It’ being the Sunday-night-blues. After you’ve brunched your way to a food baby and frolicked all afternoon at the mall, Monday morning is still looming and it’s approaching fast!

I started asking myself: How can I make these glorious Sunday not suck so much? 

So in an effort to take back my Sundays, I embarked on a mission for how to set myself up for Monday morning success! Instead of lamenting the end of the weekend, why not use Sunday to improve the rest of your week!

Picking up good habits on Sundays can not only make your weekend better, but fill you with a sense of purpose. Keep scrolling for 9 power moves I’ve been incorporating into my Sunday routine.

9 Ways To Makeover Your Sunday | Original Caroline


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The Lazy Girl’s Guide: To Living A Healthy Lifestyle

I get it — healthy behavior doesn’t always come naturally to everyone and it’s easy to beat yourself up about failing at certain diets or exercise regimens. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a naturally healthy person. I don’t not like fruits and veggies, I just like junk food more. Put french fries or Pop-Tarts in front of me and they are gone in a flash. And to this day, I still have trouble prioritizing my health and participating in self-care.

For me, health and wellness can be a bit of a struggle . . . It’s a lot of work and, if I’m going to be honest, I just get lazy about it! And if you’re anything like me, you’re constantly bookmarking health and wellness articles in the hopes of adapting better habits and routines. But you either never look at them again, or you try them once, maybe even twice, but they never stick.

In the spirit of wellness and self-care (and not making yourself feel terrible), here’s some simple everyday hacks I’ve adapted to make life a little bit healthier — and the lazy girl way (aka, my way) to do them!

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Monthly Goals: May

Well, hello lovelies! I hope your May is off to a great start so far. Here on the blog, with the start of a new month, also means a new monthly goal. And boy am I feeling good about this month’s goal!

In case this is your first time here, I decided to set myself a new goal at the beginning of each month for 2017 with the intention to uplift my body, mind, and soul in some way or another.

I feel like with one main goal, there’s more focus. They’re easier to commit to and each month offers a fresh new start (especially if the previous month didn’t go quite as planned . . . ). But just because a new month is up, doesn’t mean I forget about my goals from the months before!

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I set one new resolution or goal for myself at the beginning of each month while continuing the goals I set from the months before.

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