4 Things To Do Less Often in 2018

Joys of Josie, Lifestyle

I’ve been meaning to write this post for sometime. When I started to think about what I wanted my 2018 resolutions to be I also thought about bad habits and things I wanted to do less often in 2018 and BAM! a blog post idea. Almost a reverse resolution type thing. Cute, eh? So yeah, […]

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Reasons Why Dry Shampoo is Your Hair’s New BFF

Beauty, Joys of Josie

Lately, I’ve been rattling on an awful lot about dry shampoo and its infinite magic. If you’re tired off listening to me rattle on and on, big apologies. Feel free to wander off somewhere else and check back when I’ve finally shut up about my newest obsession. Dry Shampoo is a life saver. I’m not […]

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Reasons Why I Love Valentine’s Day + My Valentine’s Day Wish List

Joys of Josie, Lifestyle

Fully aware that many of you probably hate Valentine’s Day. Also fully aware that specific lot of you either a) chose not to read this post, or b) scrolled right on down to the wish list. It’s cool, I ain’t mad. But… if you don’t mind, I’m going to rattle off some of the reasons […]

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25 Facts About Me

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Hi there! I’m Josie! Other than my very first blog post, I’ve not written much about myself. When I read other blogs, I always love to read posts about the actual blogger, it’s always nice to get to know the actual person behind the blog. I thought I’d take the time to write a little post […]

January 10, 2017

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Recipes, Uncategorized

Soups on! Well, in the crock pot… Temperatures are dropping and I don’t know about you, but my booty is staying inside, on the couch, preferably with a bowl of soup in my hands. Crock pots make soup so stinking easy! Like seriously?! You get to put the ingredients in, stir occasionally and in a few […]

January 8, 2017

My Favorite Smoothie Recipes

Recipes, Uncategorized

January rolls around and everyone likes to hit the ‘reset’ button. The beginning of the year is always a great time to attempt to get healthy and kick some bad habits. Of course, any time of the year is a great time to live healthier. Over my many years of trying to find balance within […]

January 5, 2017

Kindness is Cool

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Being kind is the new cool. Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone in the midst of a kind act. I, myself, tend to be a cynical person and can tend to believe the worst in people. I hate that about myself. I don’t know where, along my 29 years, I’ve become so jaded but […]

January 3, 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

New Year, new me, right?! I’m not so sure I’m ready to let go of 2016. 2016 was insanely good to me. Biggest reason? My sweet baby girl, Rory Josephine. On May 13, 2016, Evan and I were blessed with our greatest gift yet. Evan got to experience his first Father’s Day, and we were […]

December 31, 2016

Grandma’s Dump Cake


Growing up, Christmas Eve was spent at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house (my dad’s side of the family). It was crowded and it was loud, but it was fun. There was always plenty of food to snack on and drinks to devour, from cheese balls to veggies— to beer and eggnog. No matter how the […]

December 19, 2016

My Current Favorite Lip Products


Winter is notorious for bringing dry skin right along with its dry air. I have the worst habit of chewing my lips, ESPECIALLY when they are cracked, dry and peeling. I’ve found a few products recently that have really felt great on my lippies. : ) Vaseline Lip Therapy Advanced Therapy This stuff is the […]

December 15, 2016

Winter Reading List


As the weather gets colder, the more I want to stay inside with a hot cup of tea or coffee and snuggle up with a good book. Winter is one of my favorite times to power through my reading list. The holidays are usually busy but as soon as they are over, I like to […]

December 13, 2016

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies


  Do you ever have those days where you are craving something sweet? But not like a handful of Christmas candy… you want something baked and delicious. Well, thats me… 90% of the time but I tone it down majorly. Today, was not a tone down day… I needed sweets… in my tummy… NOW! I […]

December 4, 2016

Stocking Stuffer Ideas


Finding the perfect stocking stuffer What is it about little gifts in our stocking that make us so happy? Every year I look forward to opening my stocking. It usually contains anything from books to jewelry, to stationary or gift cards. If you’re looking for some really cute and inexpensive stocking stuffers, check out the Target […]

December 1, 2016