Graduation Gift Guide

Happy Monday! Here’s a gift guide sure to please any aspiring #PhDiva in your life. I hope this can inspire you to set someone you love up for post-grad success.

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Weekend Recap

Happy Mon/May day! We had a mix of a fun and relaxing weekend and it was perfect now that the semester is (finally) coming to an end. These are all iPhone pics, so nothing fancy, but here’s the recap:

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The Value of Taking A Break

When was the last time you sat down and completely turned off your brain from work? For me, it was this weekend while I binge watched 13 Reasons Why in our new bed that I can’t seem to get out of. #sorrynotsorry But in all seriousness, taking a break is essential to your success, health, and overall wellbeing. Here are my top reasons you need to take a break, and my favorite ways to spend that time.

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Instagram Round Up – April

Hope your week is off to a great start! Here’s what’s been happening lately. Follow me on Instagram @thephdivablog

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Master Bedroom Makeover

Happy Wednesday! I’ve seriously been counting down for the weekend since Monday. But, dreaming of our new master bedroom plan has been a great distraction and today I’m sharing our tentative plan! But we need your help – will you help us pick a rug? There’s a poll below!

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Engagement Photos: What to Wear and Where to Be

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a fun post with tips on engagement photos! Taking your engagement photos is a great way to help build the excitement of your engagement and your upcoming wedding, but often this photoshoot because a major stressor. Here are my tips for taking the best engagement photos.

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Lace Up Spring Shoes

I love shoes. I love heels, flats, wedges, sandals, you name it, I love it. Until I saw lace/tie up shoes. I was confused. Most of them looked cute, but I just had so many questions – will they accentuate my cankles? What should I wear them with? How should I tie them? The list went on. (Tell me I’m not the only one who spends this much time thinking about shoes!) But, in February I saw a really cute pair of gold lace up flats at Old Navy, and gave them a try. Now, I am a lace up shoe lover, especially for Spring! Here’s how I style them and a bunch of my favorites (all under $150) for you. 🙂

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Goal Setting

The beginning of the new year is officially over so that means we can all get back to setting realistic goals and giving ourselves some grace (if you’ haven’t been already). Goal setting can be extremely overwhelming, but it is a key to success when done correctly. I set daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals. If you think that sounds like a lot, you’re right! But, each goal helps reach a larger one. Here are  my 5 tips for effective goal setting:

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Instagram Round Up

Happy Friday, eve! I know some of you aren’t on Instagram, and with it’s ever-changing algorithm you might be missing posts. So, here’s a round up of what’s been happening with me lately. Feel free to follow me @thephdivablog 🙂

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