Apple picking at Masker Orchards

Last Sunday my family and I spent the day doing a bit of apple picking at Masker Orchards in Warwick, NY. It was everyone’s first time and we all had so much fun.

Curiously, I’ve been dying to go apple picking for years, even though I’m usually not a huge fan of apples. I don’t have anything against them but I just don’t find them that appealing. But that’s probably because I’ve been eating store-bought apples. If you’ve ever picked a ripe apple off a tree and bitten into it, you know that none of that packaged, frozen stuff from the store could ever compare. Our whole group literally turned into giggling, squealing toddlers who had seemingly never had food before. View Post

I can’t believe September is almost over! My gosh, that went by super quickly. Anyway, today I wanted to share some things I’m loving lately. I love reading other people’s roundups because I always get ideas of things to check out, so I hope this is helpful for you too. Without further ado, here are some of my current favorites for September.

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Must Have Box

If you follow me on Snapchat, you might have seen me excitedly unboxing this item. Popsugar recently sent me their September Must Have Box to try and I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a subscription service that sends you a box of beauty, style, home and even food-related goodies every month. I’ve already used almost everything in the September box, which includes the perfect black hat for fall that I wore the day I took it out of the box, a cute little travel-sized retractable lint roller, a Smith and Cult lip gloss in a sexy shade of red, a very sensible mini-manicure kit, some hair conditioner and finally, gluten-free coconut dark chocolate bites!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - what I've been reading lately
After an eternity of not reading as much as I’d like, I’ve been steadily reading about 2-3 books a month this summer.

When I was younger, I almost always had my nose in a book. But between work, errands and general procrastination, it’s harder nowadays to find uninterrupted stretches of time to read. Lately, I’ve been making sure to carve out some reading time every night before bed, even if I only get through a few pages before my eyes start closing. Turns out that’s been enough to get me back on track!

Here’s a super random list of books I’ve been reading lately:  View Post

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At least once every summer since we’ve been dating, Alex and I have had a picnic at Central Park. It’s not something that we ever set in stone, but once the weather starts getting nicer, one of us eventually suggests the idea. There’s just something about spending an afternoon outdoors, soaking up the sun and having a leisurely meal with good people that refreshes me, and no summer is complete without this little tradition. View Post

Summer Capsule Wardrobe | JhaneelLockhart.com

This is not a fashion blog. I repeat: this is not a fashion blog. But I’ve been dying to tell you guys about this concept that has pretty much revolutionized the way I think about my clothes.

You know that feeling when you stare into your closet and get stressed out because no matter how many clothes you have, you can’t find anything to wear? For the longest time, that was my morning routine. View Post