5 Things to Remove From Your Office Space


Prior to beginning my journey with minimalism, my office space was unnecessarily cluttered with unused organization, papers I didn’t need, and trinkets that wouldn’t fit in the space. Now, I’ve transformed my office at home and at work into an organized, minimal space. I’m sharing five things you can remove from your office space to achieve a more minimal, clean space for you to work and have a productive day!

1| Unnecessary organization

If you have five file organizers, but you’re only use one—why keep the rest? Do you have a drawer organizer for supplies you don’t use? Donate it, or find a way to use it in your home. When you keep unnecessary organization items, you’re giving yourself a reason to have more clutter in your home. Don’t give yourself a reason to get more things you don’t need. Remember, eliminate instead of organize.

2| Papers and receipts you don’t need

I am so guilty of this because I keep my receipts until I know everything has been processed in my bank account or until I pay my credit card statement. But sometimes this leads to me not throwing out receipts from several months ago. Don’t hoard paper clutter of any kind. It’s distracting and leaves you unproductive because you’re focused on a mess at your desk.

3| Things that don’t belong

Do you have random storage in your office space like old photos you haven’t looked at in 10 years, makeup, jewelry, and everything in between? Get. rid. of. it. Make sure your designated office space only has the things you need for your office. The rest of the items can go where they belong. Don’t make your desk a place to store other things in your house.

4| Extra, unnecessary supplies

There is no reason any human being should keep pens that don’t work, or any other extra supplies when they don’t use them. I simply don’t need or use tacks and paper clips. Guess how many paperclips and tacks I had? Way. Too. Many. It didn’t make sense. Instead, I kept the essentials, and made sure to remove anything I didn’t use regularly or even sparingly. Trust me, you’ll love only keeping items you need.

5| Clutter

You know the type of people who have their desk filled with so much stuff, you wonder how they even have space to work at their desk? Don’t be that person! You don’t need a stack of magazines, three plants, a jewelry stand, your makeup supplies, a mirror, and other random items on your desk for decoration or to fill space. Only keep what is necessary for you to work, and remove the rest and put it in a designated space.

What do you need to remove from your office? What other things would you remove from your office space that weren’t on this list? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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5 Minimalist Outfits for Autumn

Minimalism is something I’m learning and incorporating more into my every day life. So far, I’ve been loving every minute of it. I feel less stressed, more focused, and happier with adopting some of the minimalist habits.

One area I’ve been focusing on the last few months is my style. Last month, I shared my September edition of “5 Looks I’m Lusting For,” which featured more neutral-only and neutral-based looks. If you knew me five years ago, I was obsessed with bright colors. There was actually a period in time where I didn’t own any black. (I was young and stupid, don’t judge—haha!) Flash forward to present day, and more than 60 percent of my wardrobe contains neutrals.

I want to share my progression of style, and where I see my style going in the future with this minimalist mindset. So, I’m sharing five minimalist outfits you can wear for Autumn! I hope you find a little inspiration from these looks, and can incorporate them into your your wardrobe for the season.

Make sure to leave a comment below telling me about your personal style, and how it has evolved over the years!


There’s nothing better than bulky sweaters, cute coats, and booties for the season. Aside from all the trendy pieces, it’s chic because of the neutral colors. People think minimalists only wear black and white, but you can wear colors and still be a minimalist. As long as you find a color palette that works for you and your style, and only have essentials that you can mix with several outfits, you are on the right track!

25 Great New Outfits For Your Winter Lookbook - Style Estate -Everything about this look is #FALLFASHIONGOALS. I’m not going to lie, everything about this makes me fall in love with the idea of dressing minimally. I love an all-black outfit with the addition of the contrasting color to make things pop. In this case, the light, nude heels and coat paired together makes the entire outfit more vibrant yet classic. 739c48c51e76887fd2e9d12192349068I love to throw in a wildcard option that’s out of my comfort zone. As a working woman, I don’t think I could ever pull off a dressy element like a midi skirt and pair it with casual sneakers like the photos above. But, never say never. I love this look, and I like that there’s a contrast from professional and comfortable mixed together. Who knows, maybe I’ll rock some sneakers with a skirt for this season.8fcf2e39aae7e67b381c2b89fd39cb38“Doe she only like camel-colored coats?!” No, definitely not. But I will say I think they’re an amazing color to pull off during Autumn, so I might as well show you some options while you’re reading through this post. Again, an all-black outfit for the base of the outfit paired with another neutral like camel makes the outfit pop! I’m definitely in the market for a camel coat after writing this post.

8ff10ff2d6fc564e5e109cd4cc7bfdf9This is a perfect example that you don’t need to only wear black and white to have a minimal outfit. Adding little pops of color and patterns can pull the entire look together. I love the addition of a burgundy bag with these fun, leopard flats. This adds a little excitement to a simple, comfortable look. I’ve been on the hunt for leopard flats, and hoping I can find some as cute as these above!

What look is your favorite? What is your personal style? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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10 Pumpkin Recipes to Try for Fall


We’re in full-on fall mode here in Pennsylvania, and I couldn’t be more happy about it! Today, I’m hoping to send a little bliss to your life by sharing some easy, amazing pumpkin [desserts] recipes you can make for fall. Whether you’re going to a party, or dinner with friends—you’ll have a delicious dessert to contribute to the cause. Here are my top 10 pumpkin recipes for Autumn:

1| Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from CakesCottage


If you want an easy, go-to pumpkin cookie recipe, try this one from CakesCottage.com! The icings pairs perfectly with the pumpkin cookies.

2| Pumpkin Cheesecake from SpendWithPennies

You guys know that cheesecake and pumpkin pie are two of my favorite desserts. So this is basically the best of both worlds with one recipe.

3| Pumpkin Muffins from TheNoviceChefBlog


I’m all about pumpkin muffins regardless of the time of year. When I stumbled across this recipes with the cream cheese swirl—I went to the kitchen immediately.

4| Pumpkin Bread form TheDomesticRebel

This bread sounds and looks absolutely incredible. What drew me to the recipe is the brown butter maple icing. Now that sounds amazing for a fall day!

5| Pumpkin Donuts from BakerByNature


I love that this includes a vegan and non-vegan version. It’s awesome to have a recipe offered for those with diet restrictions. Everyone deserve to enjoy this delicious treat!

6| Pumpkin Waffles from Number2Pencil

I’m all about breakfast food for anytime of the day. So naturally, I was pumped up to find this pumpkin recipe. I’ll be making these over the weekend for Josh and me.

7| Pumpkin Cobbler from CreationsByKara


SO. MUCH. PUMPKIN. The addition to walnuts and pecans to this recipe makes it dynamite. If you love cobblers, this is the recipe you’ll want to save as soon as possible.

8| Pumpkin Roll from GimmieSomeOven

This is one of my favorite fall desserts because it’s a combination of cheesecake, cake, and fall deliciousness all in one roll. This is a must-make recipe for the season.

9| Pumpkin Streusel Bars from ChelseasMessyApron


Does anyone else remember the streusel cakes from their childhood? This reminds me of them, but they also have a caramel, cheesecake flavor added to it.

10| Pumpkin Casserole from LittleSpiceJar

Can we talk about how this is a pumpkin, french toast casserole and YOU can make it with little stress? I love that this is an easy recipe you can make quickly for a dinner, party, etc.

What recipe is your favorite from the list? What pumpkin recipes have you been loving for fall? Make sure to leave a comment and link below showing me your favorites!

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12 Things to do for a Better Day


If you have been struggling with getting through the day because of stress, or you have been feeling overwhelmed with life altogether, keep on reading. I’m sharing 12 things you can do every day for a better, more blissful day.

1| Be prepared

Your outfit is set out, along with your meals for the day, and your bag is packed by the door ready to go. The more you prepare the night before, the less you’ll stress in the morning while you’re getting ready. Take a little time to make your lunch and get your breakfast planned, and pick your outfit. You’ll thank me for this one in the long run.

2| Make your bed

There are two types of people: people who make their beds and unhappy people. I’m serious when I say that there’s nothing better than getting into a fresh bed after a long day. Take two minutes to make your bed in the morning. It brings your entire room together and keeps the space looking clean.

3| Drink water immediately

I keep a water bottle next to my bed so that the first thing I do is drink water. Even if you’re not a morning person, water will hydrate you and get your body and mind moving more quickly with little effort. You’ll feel yourself wake up naturally and you’ll feel a little happier before the day begins.

4| Enjoy your breakfast/coffee at home

Don’t skip breakfast. Allow yourself enough time to have coffee and something for breakfast, and have it at home. Don’t pick up breakfast sandwiches and coffee from Dunkin Donuts. You’re spending unnecessary money, and having breakfast sandwiches or bagels everyday isn’t good for your body altogether.

5| Tackle your biggest task first

Skip the email check and morning chit-chat with people in the office. Instead, focus on the big project, report or event you have to work on, and get that done. Then, you have the entire day ahead of you to work on all your other tasks, and the end of your work day will be smooth sailing.

6| Don’t buy your lunch

Another way people spend unnecessary money is by buying lunch every day. Let’s do some math. If you spend an average of $10 a day on lunch and multiply that by 260 (5 days a week for 52 weeks a year) that’s $2,600 you’re spending. You’ll save money, calories and time if you bring your lunch instead.

7| Detach yourself from work after 5 p.m.

This can be tough for some people, especially if you work in a field where people think you should be on the clock 24/7. Don’t read your emails, and don’t answer work calls or texts after 5 p.m. You deserve time for yourself. No, you’re not being selfish if you don’t respond to your boss because you weren’t created to work 24 hours a day. It can wait until tomorrow.

8| Get your 20-30 minutes in

Set aside time when you get a little active whether it’s yoga, walking, running, or Pilates. What’s great about this is that you can do so many activities that are fun and don’t feel like you’re working out. Find out what workouts are best for you, and incorporate them into your everyday routine. You’ll relieve stress and clear your head from the day.

9| Clean as you go

Instead of letting dishes pile up in the sink, wash them as you go throughout the day. When you take something out, put it back. You’ll be surprised how this little task can affect the entire cleanliness of your home. Then you don’t set an hour a day just for cleaning up because you’ve been working at it throughout the day.

10| Do a little self care every day

Keep a journal, take up a new hobby, put on a face masks and drink some wine. Whatever is it, make sure you’re giving yourself a little treat and time to unwind after a long day. You deserve to have time for self care in your daily routine even if it’s only for 30 minutes a day.

11| Write your to-do list for the next day

Take five minutes every night to plan out your day for the next day. Make sure to account for any meetings, appointments, plans with friends and family, etc. Outline what your day will look like, so you don’t stress about anything at night. You’ll feel relieved you did this small, but essential step for a blissful day.

12| Don’t get sucked into social media all night

When I sit and scroll on social media late at night, I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Instead, I stop checking my phone after a certain time, and I prep my mind to go in sleep mode. It has done wonders for my sleep schedule, and it ends my day on a good note because let’s be honest, sleep is too important to overlook in your routine.

What tips would you add to this list? What tip do you need to work on? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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15 Fun, Fall Date Ideas


It’s that time of year where we want to do everything and anything fall related. Today, I’m sharing some easy, fun fall dates ideas for you and your significant other. Do you have other date ideas I forgot to mention? Make sure to share your date ideas in the comments below!

One of the reasons why I love fall dates in particular is because there are so many festive options that you can only do during the season. So get your pen and paper ready to add these ideas to your fall bucket list for the month.

1| Apple Picking

Take some time to get that gram-worthy photo of you with your beautiful apples you picked with your significant other, and then go home to make a pie or homemade applesauce.

2| Go On A Hike

Another way you can enjoy the fall leaves and the perfect temperatures is with a hike. Pack a light picnic and enjoy it at the end of your hike.

3| Take Photos With Fall Foliage

This is perfect for all my blogging friends. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to take advantage of the gorgeous leaves and take some photos for your Instagram?

4| Have A Bonfire

What’s better than having a cool evening of bonfires, beers and some Smores? Nothing. So get your boyfriend and some couple friends for a bonfire on a crisp, cool night.

5| Visit Fall Festivals

I LOVE fall festivals, and I’m going to two this season! They’re perfect if you love hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking, apple cider donuts and more.

6| Carve Pumpkins

Take time to go through your local farms, and compete to find the best pumpkins. When you get home, you can see who comes up with the most creative design.

7| Go To A Haunted House/Hayride

I don’t like the feeling of being scared, but I don’t mind haunted hayrides or houses. Find your favorite one in your town for an easy, inexpensive date night.

8| Visit A Farmer’s Market

Get the most fresh fruits and vegetables you can find at your local farmer’s market. Take a bike ride into town and get all the best goods for some cooking.

9| Coffee Shop Hopping

Visit some local coffee shops in town for the best fall-themed drinks. See who has the best pumpkin spice latte, or caramel apple hot cider.

10| Watch Halloween Movies

I’m just saying, I currently have Halloweentown recorded, and I can’t wait to have a movie marathon with Josh and watch it. Have a lineup of your top movies for a night in.

11| Have A Bake Off

Use Pinterest to your advantage and look for the best pumpkin pie/bread/cake/cookie recipe and put your skills to the test with your boyfriend.

12| Visit A Corn Maze

I love going to corn mazes because they don’t cost a lot (most are even free), and it’s an easy way to get a little workout into your day date!

13| Go To A Football Game

Whether you have a local high school football team you support, or you visit a college game—grab some drinks and enjoy a game with big blankets and snacks.

14| Take A Scenic Drive

Take a coffee to go for a drive. Go somewhere you haven’t been, even if it’s a two-hour day trip. Enjoy the drive, explore a place you’ve never been, and take some photos, too.

15| Decorate Your Home

Make a day of DIY decorations, and buying inexpensive pieces for your home during fall. You’ll enjoy creating a festive home with someone you love.

What other fall date ideas do you want to add to this list? Make sure to leave a comment below with your favorite date idea, too!


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