The Truth About Sinus Surgery: My Experience


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Diagram before and after sinus surgery maxillary antrostomy

On April 24th of this year, I had sinus surgery. The official procedure was called a Maxillary Antrostomy. Basically, my surgeon had to scrape out a ton of scar tissue from my sinuses and remove some pieces of bone to allow better drainage and hopefully reduce my pain and the frequency of infections. Surgery was pretty much the last option to try to relieve my constant sinus pain. We tried everything else out there for the last few years, and nothing gave me any relief. Of course the idea of having a surgery like this made me really nervous, but I was excited to think about how much better I'll be able to breathe after (hopefully). I'm only 23, and I have suffered from chronic sinusitis and pain in my sinuses for almost 10 years. I saw a diagram like this one above during one of my appointments and I thought it was pretty interesting! I have been curious about what my sinuses look like now compared to before surgery.

Erin Condren #ECSquad Event + The New LifePlanner


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Erin Condren Kaleidoscope LifePlanner Launch, Chicago Blogger Events, Erin Condren Planner, Brunch, Hand Lettering Workshop

A few weeks ago, I was invited to an exclusive influencer event in Chicago with Erin Condren. It was a dream - Erin Condren was always the #1 brand I wanted to work with when I started by blog. I've worked with them on a few posts in the past, but this was the first event I attended with the brand. I had the most amazing time with some super inspiring women, and I got to learn all about the new 2019-2020 EC LifePlanner. The theme for this planner is Kaleidoscope (hence the coordinating decorations at the event). This is definitely my favorite theme they've done yet. I'll go more into detail about the reasoning behind the theme later in this post. I wanted to share some of the fun photos from this dreamy event and give you some insider info on a few new Erin Condren products that I'm obsessed with! 

Pack with Me: Beach Vacation Edition


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If you haven't figured it out yet, beach vacations are my FAVORITE. I'm always ready to hop on a plane and head somewhere tropical. I usually take 1-2 beach vacations a year, so I definitely have my packing method down to a science. I thought it would be fun to do a "pack with me" style post so you can see the basics of what I always pack for the beach - hopefully it will be useful to you for your next trip! This also happened to be what I packed for my spring break trip to Navarre Florida this past March, and I felt like it was the perfect amount of stuff. If you're a checklist kind of person, I also created a really cool packing checklist printable awhile back, and you can see that HERE!

I Graduated, Now What?! College Advice You Need to Hear


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A few weeks ago, I walked across the stage in front of thousands of people and got my diploma that I have been working my ass off for over the last several years (it felt like forever). I feel like a real grown up now! I obviously don't know everything, but I have learned A LOT of things about life and college over the last 5 years. Some things I learned the hard way, so I wrote this post in hopes that I can help someone get through college without doing everything the hard way (or in case you're curious about my college path and want to read about it).

Travel Guide: Nashville Top 5 Things to Do


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Ah, Nashville. Music City - Need I say more...This quick getaway was only four nights and three days, but it was so much fun exploring the city. Nashville is an 8 hour drive from Wisconsin, so we hit the road instead of flying. Let me just say, I definitely prefer flying... Since there is an overwhelming amount of things to do in Nashville, I put together this travel guide of my top 5 must-do's in the city. In no particular order...