Monica - Lifestyle Blogger


Welcome to my lifestyle blog! Here you will find little things that make me happy like finding a sale on a cute and casual look or taking a spontaneous road trip to sight-see in a new city.

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"Take A Look" - May

"Take A Look" - May

In my purse…

Grapefruit Essential Oil
I recently started using the grapefruit doTerra essential oil – and I love it.  It is the oil of a grapefruit rind in its purest form – I put 1-2 drops in my water and I find that it helps boost my metabolism and curbs my appetite while I’m sitting at my desk at work.  It also has a strong aroma that wakes me up and keeps me focused.  If it’s not in my purse, it’s sitting on my desk at work! 

Doterra Grapefruit Oil

In my agenda book…

PHS Pop-Up Garden Party
This Tuesday 5/9, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will be opening up their PHS Pop-Up Garden on 15th & South for the summer season.  The garden will be operated by a local Mexican restaurant, Los Caballitos Cantina, and the menu will feature several yummy eats like carnitas quesadillas and black bean hummus!  I went here a few times last summer – and I’m so happy that they will continue serving their signature drink – “The Woodermelon”.  Looking forward to the kick-off party on Tuesday!

In my tummy…

Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Burgers
I absolutely love these frozen burgers from Trader Joe’s.  I’m usually not a big fan of frozen, packaged items, however I came across these last summer and they are so flavorful.  If you saw my recent Cinco de Mayo post, these are what I used to make the chicken tacos.  Hint: I cook 1-2 burgers in a skillet pan and crumble them into taco-meat.  And just like that... chicken chili lime tacos!

In my closet…

Off-The-Shoulder Tops
I looooove off-the-shoulder, and have long before the recent craze! I find the look so flattering, whether it’s a short-sleeve top, long-sleeve, or a dress – plus, there are so many different styles that make it suitable for casual wear or dressy.



- Loving Lately -

Flashback to Nashville

Flashback to Nashville

Sweet & Spicy Salsa

Sweet & Spicy Salsa