• How to Self-Care at Home
    Lifestyle

    How to Self-Care at Home

    Self-care is the best gift we can give ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with our bodies to improve our mood, boost confidence, reduce anxiety and stress. Practicing self-care is especially crucial during this overwhelming time. Follow my tips and tricks below on how to take a “self-cation” aka how to self-care at home.  Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and trust. This mean I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase using any of my links below. Thank you for the support! Sleep Sleep has a…

  • How to create an Instagram Story Highlight Cover
    Social Media

    How to Create Instagram Story Highlight Covers

    Instagram story highlight covers are a great way to step up your Instagram game! It adds a clean cohesive look to your page and creates a lasting impression on someone who is visiting your Instagram. There are several ways to add highlight covers to your page; purchase a template, pay for the story highlight covers to be made, or get creative and DIY! I recently created my own –  here is my version on how to create Instagram story highlight covers for free! You may love: What I’ve Learned in my First Month Blogging Create Instagram Highlight Covers Using Canva STEP 1: Start by signing up or logging in to…

  • What I've Learned in my First Month Blogging
    Blogging

    What I’ve Learned in my First Month Blogging

    It’s been one month since I posted my very first blog post! Time really does fly! In my first month of blogging I have learned and focused on launching and designing my blog, writing posts, maintaining a social media presence, connecting with other people, and learning all about blogging itself.  The process of starting a blog is relatively easy; choose a domain name, sign up through a content management system (WordPress), and a host site (Siteground). Ta-da! You have a blog! What comes after is the hard part! Content creation, SEO, social media, connecting with a community, increasing traffic, engaging images, analytics, ads, affiliate marketing… all while managing a 9-5…

  • Travel

    How I’m Planning for Future Travel

    In early January right before my trip to Australia, I purchased round trip tickets to England and started planning my Fall 2020 England and Europe trip. At this time, the spread of COVID-19 was minimal and had not reached the US yet. I returned from Australia mid-February and completely stopped planning my travels. I thought to myself; why would I continue planning a trip when we had no clue when travel bans would be lifted and when we would recover from COVID-19. Then, it hit me. I don’t have to purchase tickets and book accommodations now, but I can still use my time to plan a fantastic trip, whether it…

  • Social Distancing

    What to do at Home While Self-Isolating

    Many of us are weeks leading up to months of social distancing and self-isolating already! I’ve been exploring options of what to do at home while self-isolating. I truly believe filing our time with activities that challenge us and occupy our time in a healthy way is going to be key to get through this difficult time. Perhaps you’re getting antsy, you miss the outdoors and your routine, but before you go run outside (please don’t do that), try a few of the ideas below to fill your time with purpose while you’re at home self-isolating: Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and…

  • Lifestyle,  Social Distancing

    Top 11 TV Shows to Watch Right Now!

    Did someone say binge watching? That accurately describes my social distancing routine! I’m mixing the old and the new to give you a list of 11 fantastic binge worthy TV shows to watch right now and as you’ll be able to tell, I love drama, crime, thrill and suspense!  In no particular order, here are my picks for the top 11 TV shows to watch right now: 1. Ozark Available on: Netflix About: After a money laundering scheme goes wrong, financial advisor Marty Byrde must make amends with a Mexican Drug Cartel by creating larger laundering operations to keep his family safe.  Season 3 released on Netflix – I finished…

  • Lifestyle,  Social Distancing

    7 Tips and Tricks for Working from Home

    In the past few months, working from home has become a new norm of life for many of us. Due to the pandemic, employers have rolled out mandatory work from home policies and as time passes, it looks like these policies may be in effect for the remainder of the year or indefinitely for some of us. I’ve worked remotely on multiple occasions and I am here to help you successfully transition into your new home office with my 7 tips and tricks for working from home! 1. Stick to your Normal Routine We are naturally creatures of habit; thus, when our routine is disrupted we can feel frustrated, unmotivated,…

  • Blogging

    Welcome to my Blog!

    Welcome to my blog: With Love, Meli!  That’s me! Living my best life and feeding a Kangaroo while visiting Australia! I’m beyond thrilled to start sharing my experiences, thoughts and stories with you all. The goal is: informative blog posts that cover lifestyle and travel.  5 Quick Facts About Me:   I live in the great PNW, but I am originally from Eastern Europe.  I do not travel full time; perhaps one day! My favorite place I’ve traveled to so far is Costa Rica. I live for cultural experiences; both while traveling and locally.  One of my life goals is to spread kindness and knowledge through my everyday life interactions, traveling,…