Summer Skincare Routine, Style File Friday

The summer- the time for most of us where we try to take advantage of the warm weather and do all of those outdoorsy activities that are difficult to do in the extreme cold and metres of snow. (Or rain/ normal amounts of snow that you may have…) It’s also the time when we tend to be harder on our skin. Sure, we often get dry in the winter but the summer can actually work against your skin in big ways. This is how I’m tackling the summer weather and protecting my skin!

Summer Skincare Routine,,Style File Friday

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The British Museum, Travel Thursday

Ah, the British Museum. Possibly the best and most engaging museum in the world, free and otherwise. Yes, I am an historian and that probably means that I am biased, but I truly believe that there is something for everyone there. Incredibly easy to find and free to access, it’s the perfect London stop for any kind of trip! Although it’s a little light on the Irish history I normally study, it has several amazing ancient collections that are unparalleled in my own experience. These are some of my favourite shots from my time in the British Museum!

The British Museum,Travel Thursday

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Living Sustainably, Pt II: The Home

Welcome to the second part of my series on sustainability! While Part I focused on the different ways you can take to sustainability with the food that you eat and use, this post is going to help you “green up” your approach to your home. All of these suggestions should be application to any home, be it house, hut, apartment, or houseboat (if you’re really fancy, and brave quite frankly), and they will all save you money! Fast and easy, it’s the perfect way to go green…

Sustainability, Part II- The Home

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Kitchen Time Savers- Make It Monday

We all have busy lives and take more shortcuts than we would like, particularly in the kitchen. Of course it’s easier to simply stop at the grocery store on the way home or run to Starbucks instead of making things yourself, but with a bit of practice and creativity, you can save yourself time and work when you really need to! These are time savers that have actually worked for me and I use- sometimes Pinterest hacks aren’t quite as easy or successful as they would make it seem… These four suggestions are easy and fast, and don’t require any speciality equipment or skills!

Kitchen Time Savers,Make It Monday

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6 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Sure, there are many of us out there who are always motivated to get up and exercise no matter what is going on in our lives. But at some point in our lives, we are going to be out of the habit of exercise and for a variety of reasons, it’s going to be in your best interest to get up off of your couch and start moving. I used to be great about exercising every day and then life and stress happened and I fell out of the habit pretty quickly. Today’s post is all of my suggestions and tricks to keep myself moving and off of the couch!

6 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

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Lilly Pulitzer Cori Dress Review, Style File Friday

I’ve got a fairly conservative style of dress, in regards to colour and print. I’m slowly learning to take more risks, branch out, and not take my clothing so seriously. It doesn’t mean that I’m not going to avoid the neon pinks and yellows, but animals and multiple colours!! I’m hoping that these reviews will help at least a few people- I find that Lilly can be hit and miss with pieces and there aren’t always a ton of reviews available. So, without further adieu, my newest piece of summer clothing…

Lilly PulitzerCori Dress Review,Style File Friday

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Graduate Work Abroad, Travel Thursday

After chatting with Katie, I’ve been thinking about my Masters! I did my MA in Irish History at University College Dublin, and had the good fortune to live in Dublin for a full year. I travelled a lot, made some new friends, and was able to train with the historian in my field. Today’s post is all about things I think that you could consider before going abroad for graduate work and the things that I learned while living in Dublin!

Graduate Work Abroad,Travel Thursday

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Living Sustainably, Part I: Food

I’ve struggled with sustainability for a while in my own head. Obviously we all understand the importance for the planet and future generations but I think that a lot of us waiver when it comes to actually putting it into practice! For most of us, it takes a shift in the way that we think and a realisation that things may take a little longer or cost a little more. This is a three part series on small ways to foster and encourage sustainability in your own life, and today I will be sharing a few tips of being sustainable with food!

Sustainability, Part I- Food

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Quick Question- What do you want to see?

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful summer, and that everyone who had/has a long weekend is enjoying their free time! Today’s question is going to be very quick- I’m hoping you will be so lovely as to quickly answer the poll down below on what you would like to see on the blog in the next 2-4 months!

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Podcasts for Your Brain

I finally stopped and thought about it the other day, I’ve now been listening to podcasts on a near daily basis for eight years. While they come and go in terms of what I’m feeling like listening to at that time, I’ve been stuck in ever since. My last few podcast recommendations have skewed towards comedy and/or snarky recaps, but these are more if you want to learn or immerse yourself. While the summer is often busy with activities, I find that they tend to be a little lighter on the brain power leaving you a little bit to spare!

Podcasts forYour Brain

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