My Guide To 2018’s Best Apps + Tools For Photo Editing

Happy weekend, friends! Life is wild in the Lage household thanks to our upcoming move to Tampa — I’m currently staring at all of the boxes in our living room and promising myself this move will be our last! I want to keep my blogging consistent even though life is all over the place right now, and I am super excited about today’s post. About 90 percent of you said you wanted me to write about this topic on my Insta stories poll, so let’s do it!

I Have A TON Of Travel-Related Anxiety, But I’m Not Letting It Win

A week ago today, I jetted off to California for a press trip to Facebook’s headquarters. I posted the above on Instagram and made it all seem like a breeze. 

Reality: The day of my flight, my hands felt shaky and I felt lightheaded. I was sobbing the entire drive to the airport. I’m not afraid of flying –– unlike most people I know, I actually enjoy getting meeting chatty passengers — but I am super anxious about traveling away from home. Cue the world’s tiniest violin.

How To Feel Confident In A Swimsuit (& Where To Buy!)

Breaking news: I’m not a size 0. 

Of course, if you’ve ever seen a picture of me, you’re probably like, “well, duh.” I’m usually a size 12 or 14 at most stores, and I go from medium to XL depending on sizing. It sounds silly to say I’ve struggled with this when the average American woman is a size 14, so I’m in good company, but I’ve tried pretty much every weight loss scheme. When I was a teenager, I saw a therapist because my relationship with food was disordered, and I coped in some unhealthy ways.

Ballin’ On A Budget: My Favorite Winter Buys

Can you guys believe it’s basically spring?! I honestly feel like both fall and winter lasted way too long, so you won’t find any complaints here. Even though it doesn’t get super cold in Florida, I still spend most of my time inside … aka inside a mall. 

I’ve been trying to save up for our move (we’re moving two weeks from Thursday!) so I haven’t made a ton of big-ticket purchases, which has caused me to get creative with the things I have bought. I’ve also prioritized buying things I’ll actually use instead of just buying something because it’s on sale.