Hey friends, today is the birthday of my favorite guy in the whole world. From middle school dances and proms to college and beyond, Milo has been my right-hand man for 11 years now. I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful, loving puppy who’s capable of teaching me so much without saying any words.
My High, Milo, My Love
11 Lessons Milo Taught Me
Let the people you love know how excited you are when you get to see them
2. Love unconditionally
3. You are where you are meant to be
4. Any place you can lay your head comfortably is a good place for a nap
5. Be grateful
6. Go for a walk
7. It’s okay to cry sometimes
8. Eat when you’re hungry
9. Ask for help when you need help
10. Always have fun
11. Believe in the Universe
11 years, 1 girl + 1 dog
Cheers to all the lessons you taught me without saying a thing,
Hey friends, ever look for ways to change your life for the better, but end up feeling so overwhelmed? Unfortunately, “how to be better” lists always include several habits to change or add to your daily routine all at once. When it comes to creating a better lifestyle, remember; one step at a time!
In a world full of bullet journals and schedule blocking every hour of the day, it’s easy to get caught up and quit when you get bored or overwhelmed. After countless trial and error, falling and getting back up, I read it takes 21 days to make a habit. I decided to try to add one or two healthy habits a week to create my best lifestyle.
The best place to start is to ask yourself why? What are your intentions behind creating your better lifestyle? Now write that down so you have a reminder to keep going every time you consider quitting. It’s time to start living your best life! Let’s start by adding one of the most essential healthy habits to your morning.
The first meal gives you fuel to get going with your day!
Breakfast, literally meaning “break the fast” can have a major impact on your day. Along with a glass of water, filling your stomach with healthy food gives you the energy you need to get through the tough part of your day; mornings. By filling your stomach, you’ll eliminate so many distractions that could keep you from having the most productive days.
Become your happiest, healthiest self!
Eating breakfast has endless benefits from filling your body with essential nutrients to help you stay on track throughout the day. Not only will you see physical improvement, but your mood will also benefit from this meal. Studies show that those who eat breakfast see both a jump start their metabolism and mood.
Start with breakfast and go from there.
Adding this one habit to your day tends to have a ripple effect. Once you’re committed to breakfast, other healthy habits like drinking a glass of water every morning and taking your vitamins fall right in line. Not a morning person? Meal prep to save time for other healthy habits to include in your morning!
Cheers to being able to create our best lives, xo Bri
Hey friends, here’s a long-overdue review of my very first Influenster VoxBox! I have to admit, I felt cool receiving one of these in the mail almost immediately after joining. Although I received it some time ago, my opinion on this product stands true today. This is my opinion on my bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick Broad Spectrum SPF25 in Tan 07. This product was gifted to me by Influenster.
*This post does not contain any affiliate links. While the product was a gift from Influenster, the statements in this post are 100% my opinion*
Once in a while, I like to paint my face.
I’ll admit, I’m not big on wearing makeup so it should mean something when I say: I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION! My combination skin makes it hard for me to find something that provides lasting coverage despite the crazy things I go through in my everyday life.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the packaging when it arrived but I’ll tell ya; it was very cute. With an informative insert featuring Hailey Beiber, I learned that this cruelty-free foundation not only hydrated my skin but provided some SPF as well! And it was a gift? Thanks, Influenster!
I began using this product in the winter when I typically wear more face makeup as I sweat less and seem to have more breakouts. It was pretty sweet and I didn’t have to worry about my mascara smudging! From spot correcting to full coverage, I rock with this foundation through the hotter months.
But wait, it gets even better.
Their color range is solid with 20 shades to pick from! I don’t really take notice of these kinds of things but it just felt like considering all the additional perks this product provides, they have a pretty wide spectrum of colors available.
Would I buy it again?
For the price of $32 on bareMinerals website, for my personal use, I’d have to say this is an investment I’d consider making. While I plan on playing around in front of the camera more, it may become a staple in my makeup routine as the coverage is pretty outstanding. I’ve also had this tube for quite some time and it seems like it should last me a while.
Have you tried this foundation? Tell me what you thought in the comments. If not, what’s you’re favorite?
Cheers to an amazing first VoxBox experience & Influenster,
Hey friends, today I want to tell you about a special series I’d like to start here on Bri Cuz, I Said So. You Go Girl! is all about girl power, women empowerment, and supporting my fellow boss babes.
“Empowered women empower women.”
Now that I’ve found my voice, one of my favorite things to use it for is to empower others especially women that inspire me. Businesswomen, activist, yogis, musicians, artists; these women all teach me that if I am strong and persistent, I can achieve any goal I set my mind to.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright
I’d like to use a part of my corner of the internet to shout out Boss Babes that empower and inspire me. From books and essays to social media and networking, I plan to continue this series throughout the remainder of my time as a blogger [which right now seems to be until forever].
If you’d like to be featured on You Go Girl! as an empowered woman who’s changing the world with her voice, use it to contact me! Tell me what you have going on in your life, let’s keke.
Shout out to the following Boss Babes for the images featured in this post:
Hey friends, let’s get to know each other a little better today.
One of my favorite things about starting a new blog is introducing myself. It takes me back to my adolescent days of playing 21 questions. Thankfully. one good thing that comes with age is getting to add additional points to ‘About Me’ posts.
Thank you so much to everyone that asked me questions on social media. You dolls are the absolute best! I’m hoping to turn these into future posts so you may want to come back again later and see what this post grew in to!
1 I truly believe everything happens for a reason.
12 In March 2019, I decided to reduce my animal product use and waste. Ironically while I wasn’t much of a meat-eater before, I’m now more open to try new foods. Food is life and I’m almost always eating, may as well share all these yummy foods with the world!
13 One of the best road trips I’ve ever been on was from Pennsylvania to California. It gave me a different perspective on my country and I’m so excited to go exploring again.
14 Thanks to Influenster, I occasionally receive some bomb VoxBoxes to review on this site! While I’m not a beauty guru, I like to play around and put my face on every once in a while. Check out my first Vox Box review here!
16 The top three things I can’t live without right now are my chapstick, library card, and refillable water bottle.
17 While I’d like to save some surprise for my exciting plans, I will say I hope to soon build a multi-platform brand and business. I’m so excited to see the ball rolling on my big ideas. Big things are coming friends!
19 Making blogging friends across social media platforms was the scariest thing to me when I started blogging. I’ve gained some of the most supportive pals through writing and it’s been an awesome learning experience. Now I sometimes find it harder to share content with my friends IRL.
20 I enjoy creating art and experiencing it. Painting, writing, and photography are currently my favorite creative outlets. I also enjoy painting, video making, and singing. Everything we do is art in a way, isn’t it?
21 I’m currently in a committed relationship with myself. Self-love is the best love.
“How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?” -Ms. Lauren Hill.
I’m Bri, a twenty-something-year-old content creator with an interest in writing, reading, and communicating. In my digital collection, you’ll find my Gemini mind exploring everything from empowering women and books to travel and not eating meat in America.
I plan to fill this portfolio with writing, videos, artworks, and photography. Alongside my work, I would like to showcase other artists and content creators. If you’d like to be featured on Bri Cuz I Said So, contact me!
I’m ready to create some amazing content.
After blogging for about 4 years, I went on a long term hiatus. While I was sad to let go of something so near and dear to my heart, I knew it was the best for my creative spark.
I remembered what I loved about making art and stringing together words. Now that I’ve figured out my why and how it’s time to take action! You can check in every Thursday for a new post.
Here’s an idea of some categories you’ll find on my site: