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At-Home Spa Day with Emjoi


Has spring finally sprung? Don’t want to jinx it, but I did (possibly prematurely) wear sandals for the first time last weekend. Spring cleaning doesn’t just mean sprucing up our homes and apartments, it’s also a great time of year to give our bodies a little TLC too. And what better way to complete the spring cleaning process than an at-home spa session?

I recently tried out a couple of products from Emjoi. The Emjoi Epi Slim is great for making sure all of those areas that spent winter in hiding are now ready to see the world again (y’all know what I’m talking about). It’s made for delicate skin, so it’s less painful than tweezers and other forms of hair removal. 

I also tried the Emjoi Micro Pedi, which is just what my feet needed after spending months stuck in boots and Nike sneakers. The Micro Pedi is small and portable so it easily fits in my shoebox bedroom and even in my bag when I’m traveling. 

I’m always looking for ways to save money, while also enjoying the finer things in life, so these Emjoi products were the perfect way to feel pampered without my wallet feeling the weight of a day at the spa. 

What’s your favorite way to pamper yourself?



Thanks to Emjoi for partnering with me on the post. 

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Celebrating Fall

It is no secret that this girl loves fall. Flannels and sweaters, pumpkin flavored everything, apple cider, and not to mention, my birthday (#feelin22)! I love celebrating seasons to the fullest, but as a busy college student with an internship and my head in the job market, I don’t necessarily have tons of extra time to spend celebrating this wonderful time of year. I know I am not sailing on the busy boat alone, so I am sharing 5 ways to celebrate fall on a schedule!

1. Get Your Stew On

Nothing brings that cozy fall feeling to your house or apartment like the smell of a warm pot of stew on the stove. A bowl of stew is the perfect compliment to crisp fall air, warming you up from your flannel to your boots! The best part about stew is that you can make a huge batch and keep enjoying it all week (hello, time saver!). Here are some of my favorite easy and delicious stew recipes.

Mushroom & Chickpea Stew (Deliciously Ella) | The Pace

Mushroom and Chickpea Stew from Deliciously Ella

Oktoberfest Stew (The Cozy Apron) | The Pace

Oktoberfest Stew from The Cozy Apron (For my vegan/vegetarian friends, swap out the sausage for vegan sausage and the chicken stock for vegetable broth! I made a vegan version over fall break and my family was obsessed)

Pumpkin Stew (Give Recipe) | The Pace

Pumpkin Stew with Lentils and Chickpeas from Give Recipe


2. Candles are a Girl’s Best Friend

Bath & Body Works Fall Candles | The Pace

Craving an autumnal scent? There’s a candle for that. Wondering what Leaves, Pumpkin Carving, or Sweater Weather smell like? There’s a candle for that, too. One of these autumn-inspired candles will turn your night of studying into the perfect cozy fall evening.

3. Treat Yourself

This season is full of treats—from Pumpkin Spice Lattes to apple cider donuts and pumpkin cookies, it can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming (to your wallet and waistline!). I wouldn’t suggest making a PSL part of your daily fall routine, but don’t forget to treat yourself! Take your job search to Starbucks for the day and indulge in a festive drink or surprise your study group with apple cider donuts. It’s all about the little things in little doses 🙂

4. Flaunt Your Fall Style

Fall style is exciting because the changing weather allows for some outfit experimentation! Mixing and matching flannels, sweaters, and transitional pieces lets you express your creative side (& be super comfy at the same time). Check out some of my favorite fashion bloggers for amazing fall style inspiration!

Fall Style from Little Blonde Book | The Pace

Taylor Morgan from Little Blonde Book

Southern Curls and Pearls Fall Style | The Pace

Caitlin from Southern Curls and Pearls

Love Lenore Fall Style | The Pace

Jacy Overstreet from Love Lenore

5. Take it All In

As a busy girl, I know the time spent walking from place to place is precious so I often use it to respond to texts, emails, or make quick phone calls. But if our eyes are constantly in our phones, we are not fully able to appreciate the beauty around us. Fall is so unique because every day looks a little different—the leaves are constantly creating a new color palette for us to enjoy. Nature is giving us front row tickets to its art show everyday! Don’t pass it up.

Busy Girl's Guide to Celebrating Fall | The Pace

How are you celebrating fall this season?



Organization Essentials

It’s that time of year again for all my fellow students out there: the school year is beginning! I have always been a lover of learning, so the beginning of the school year is an exciting time for me. This year, my goal is to be totally organized before classes begin so it will be much easier to maintain the organization (and my sanity!) throughout the semester. I learned a few things during my first two years in college about organization (but this knowledge reaches far past the boundaries of college campuses!).

1. Less is more


Living in a shoebox college dorm room (or any small place) often makes us feel the need to fill any empty space with our crap possessions, but I have learned that sometimes I get a little too carried away with maximizing space, especially on my desk. A desk should be an open area, welcoming textbooks, folders, laptops, and lots of notes. If a desk is already filled to the gills, doing work on it does not look appealing (or possible). It may be tempting to fill that empty area, but concentrate on only filling it only with what you need. On my desk, I found that the only things I really need are a pencil/pen holder, a cute bowl filled with paper clips and rubber bands, a stapler, and post-it notes. By only filling your desk with the essentials, you leave space open for work to be done, clutter-free!

2. If you’ve got it, flaunt it

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I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I have what seems like a million pieces of jewelry that I never wear. It’s not that I don’t like them, but when I’m getting ready in the morning, it’s easy to reach for the handful of pieces I always wear instead of searching through drawers of tangled jewelry (can I get an Amen?). This is why I decided to display my jewelry in these super cute, DIY jewelry holders. All you need to make these is a picture frame and a pretty print! Now, I can actually see all of my jewelry options and they are so much easier to access!

3. Be Logical


It took me two years in college to learn that bookshelves are for books (how much am I paying to go here?). For the past two years, I have been filling the bookshelf above my desk with decorations, picture frames, and fun mementos. These things are great, but then where do my books go?…on my desk, taking up valuable work room. I finally have decided to be logical and put my books where they rightfully belong. I bought a cute bookend from HomeGoods to add a little decoration to the shelf and to keep my books from tumbling down.

4. The VIP Section

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This folder is for Very Important Papers only. It is crucial to have a go-to place for all VIPs so you can put them away (instead of allowing them to clutter up your desk and room) and so you know exactly where to find them when you need them. This expanding folder from Target is perfect for my VIPs because it has 13 pockets, which is plenty to organize my busy little life.


What are your organization tips?