little ways to be more sustainable | home, beauty, personal care

Hi y'all! Today, I'm reflecting on how my perspective on sustainability has changed over the past year and sharing some of my favorite quick and easy switches to live a more sustainable life. When I was abroad with Semester at Sea, there was one day when we had to drop anchor off the coast of…

Annie’s 2020 word of the year… and the ONE THING she needs to do this year

The past few years, I didn't set yearly resolutions. I think we have a tendency to break our own resolutions, so I decided not to create them for myself. Why set myself up to break my own promises? Why not just be a good person and work toward bettering myself 365 days of the year?…

Where has Annie been?

Aboard the MV World Odyssey, Pacific Ocean If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I've been everywhere. I'm being serious when I say that: between my last blog post and now, I've visited thirteen countries. I've sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal and consumed bread on four different continents.…

Annie’s Holiday Shopping Guide | Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

With the holiday season swiftly approaching, I've been scouring the Internet looking for gifts for all my bookish friends (while also filling spots on my Santa list.)  I compiled all my favorite bookish finds into one master list: a gift guide for the bookworms in your life. (PS: this post is not sponsored, so all the products…

An Introvert’s Guide to the Party Scene // Freshman File #6

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good…

My #1 Trick for Making Your Dorm Feel Like Home // Freshman File #5

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good…

Freshman File #4 // How to Pick Good Shoes for College

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good…

What to Watch on Netflix // My Favorite Shows Right Now

I have an eclectic taste in Netflix shows.  I'll watch anything: Gilmore Girls, Stranger Things, Grey's Anatomy, and everything in between.  Subsequently, I'm always searching for new shows to watch, and I'm passing on a little bit of my expertise today by sharing my favorite shows on Netflix right now. Gilmore Girls // This show is…

Freshman File #3 // Is Sorority Life Right for You?

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good…

Freshman File #2 // Spending Money, Savings, and Scholarships

Freshman Files is a summer-long series in which I’ll discuss the things I wish I’d known exactly a year ago when I was an incoming freshman.  Whether you’re starting college at the end of the summer or are looking for some tips on how to organize or want to know how to pick out good…