How to Celebrate Mother’s Day When Your Mom has Passed Away

As some of you may know, my mom passed away about four years ago from Cancer. My mom was the best role model, my best friend and best therapist for both my friends and myself. Every year, mother’s day has been a hard day for me and this year, I graduated college and all I wanted was her to be there. This was extremely difficult for, basically for months beforehand and I can imagine this feeling will still be here for awhile. This post itself was even really hard to write, as I probably cried like six times just jotting down notes. I do find this post to be completely necessary because just because your mom has passed away, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate.

It’s never easy losing a parent, and a mom. A mom is a special kind of person that knows what you need when your sick, knows how to make a home feel like home and is that first women role model and best friend you had before anyone else even existed in your world. A mom is a very special person, so no wonder they get their own day. Not to mention, all the things that they have done for you that you can never repay them for. Read More »

May Mood Board

April Recap
Got to spend Easter in the E.R. with my boyfriend. Tried the HelloFresh box. Went to a Red Sox Game on the 8th as my Valentine’s Day present from my boyfriend, which was an incredible game that we ended up winning.

My Grand Little got initiated. Tried Mecha Noodle Bar in New Haven with my sorority sister Melina.

Good Food & Good Company 🍜

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Got to go to Bar Thursday with my roommates, my little and my grand little. Celebrated Senior Week with my sorority. Throughout the month, I got to learn how to do different Social Media promotions to learn more and work on my independent study paper. I get to finish strongly in all my classes before finals week even starts, I have only two finals left. I got to celebrate my last Spring Weekend with my boyfriends Luau and the carnival. I got to go to “Charge Out”, where I picked up all of my graduation stuff, such as my cap and gown and stoles. I also found a great graduation dress. P.S. this isn’t it, but it’s a sneak peek.

And the countdown begins… 🎓

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I went Alum with my sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, which was so surreal and I’m so excited to move into a new chapter, but am sad to leave this one behind.

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May Up & Coming

I get to uproot my life again…

May 12, I will be graduating college and moving home. I have an amazing internship with Nantucket blACKbook that I am so excited for that starts the day after I come home with two great events, “Peace, Love & Tacos Block Party” and “Rose all night”. I couldn’t think of two better events to get me ready for this summer. I will starting back at my old job at Slip 14 this summer as well, so my Nantucket followers, feel free to come visit!

The rest of the month is just play by ear for now!


Look out for some posts coming up regarding

  • May Essentials
  • Graduation

  • Summer Fun

  • Career Prep

What are you doing this May?


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May Mood - Board & Up-To-Dates

April Mood

Happy April! I hope you all are finding a way to get through this, what is suppose to feel like spring, cold front. I swear, I saw hail today, in between rain showers. they did say, April showers bring May flowers, so lets hope that these May flowers are damn beautiful, amiright?

Anywho, we have some fun things coming up this month!

  • Easter was on the 1st – I got to make a HelloFresh Meal for that! Honey glazed pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes fries and green beans. YUM!
  • On Sunday (the 8th) – I went to a Red Sox game with my boyfriend. It was pretty cold, but it was an amazing game! Just when we thought the game was over, we made an amazing comeback and won.
  • This weekend I am hanging out with my best friend from home!
  • This Sunday (15th) – I’m going to try one of the brunch places I mentioned right here! Don’t worry, I will be sure to update you all!
  • The 17th – Charge Out for Graduation. This is where I get to pick up all my stuff for graduation! Whoop whoop!
  • The 29th – I’m going alum for my sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma. It’s going to be great and sad all at the same time!

Then it will be May! That is both exciting and a little scary. May means I’m graduating college and moving into a new chapter of my life. Also, I hope to be starting a new chapter for this blog as well! 🙈

Also, per usual, I created an April Mood board for you all!

What fun plans do you have for April?


March Mood

Happy March! I hope you all are staying warm with this snow storm! This March I hope is full of happiness, some Spring weather and some surprises!

What Happened Last Month

+An amazing Valentine’s Day
+Recruitment & most importantly Bid Day
+My Little & My 1 Year
+My Big & My 3 Year Anniversary

What is Happening in March 

+My Mom’s Bday
+My Little planned Family Day
+I Get to go home for spring break
+Applying for jobs for when I graduate
+Hopefully March will be filled with some surprises

Check out the pinterest board I have created for March on my new Always Sunkissed Pinterest!

This board is based around warm red tones and women empowerment! It really has me feeling the women empowering women mantra!

What are you doing this March?


Making a Shift: My Plans for 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I have decided to do a little analysis recently of the past year and use it to help guide me into the next. This semester was very hectic for me, from taking six / seven classes, working forty + hours a week, doing my sorority / Bursar stuff every day and being the President of two clubs. I have been running myself thin to say the least and that is going to stop. I plan on working to be a better me and still conquer everything that I want to. I don’t want to spread myself thin anymore. So, here is my list of “do-betters” for this upcoming semester / year.

  • Write more often (Get content out daily through rather social media or here)
  • Meditate more often
  • Do everything with love
  • Let go of the things you can’t change
  • Stretch more
  • Put your mental health first
  • Don’t dwell or regret your mistakes, learn from them and move forward
  • Take the time to eat a healthy meal
  • Eat your veggies
  • Find time to go to the gym
  • Remember what your focus is & stick to it
  • You have one semester left, put your all in

I plan on using these to help me reach my upcoming goals. I graduate in May and with that, I have a lot of goals that I am currently planning! I want to find a job in social media marketing, I want to try and makes deans list, move somewhere like Boston or New York and I want live a healthier life, both physically and mentally. My “do-betters” are set in place to help me remember my goals and to accomplish them slowly every day. Every day I plan on doing better than the last and not dwelling on the things I mess up, just focusing on moving forward and learning from my mistakes. Signaturepalmm




What are your goals and resolutions for the new year?

The After Christmas Up-To-Dates

I want to start by apologizing to my readers for not posting in some time, if you follow my Instagram and Twitter (which if you don’t I suggest you start haha) I have been busy between jobs, school and extracurriculars, but I plan on hoping back on track again! With that being said, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I know mine was filled with food (including lots of Chocolate and sugar) and booze. Basically a very unhealthy, cheat day. But it was a fun, relaxing and great holiday filled with family, friends and a good time! It’s hard to say what my favorite gift I gave was, I feel like everything was just a giant shabang and everything was so cool that I got and gave! I just love watching people open what I give them!

I got amazing presents and gave a bunch too! I couldn’t be more thankful for the people in my life! Some of my favorite presents includes this HALO Charger below. This thing is so cool, it can plug in a light or anything with a normal prong plug, your phone, it has a flood flashlight and you can even jump start your car with this battery! Yea, thats right, jump start your car! You can check them out here!Read More »