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I love the summertime, but if I’m going to be honest…I don’t love the heat. I can’t lay out and tan all day long without feeling like dying (😂) and am normally the one splashing around in the pool.

August is usually the hottest month of the summer here in Chicago, and the heat is getting to me. So, I decided to share a few of my tried-and-true tips with you all about how to stay cool + beat the heat while summer rages on.

Tips to Stay Cool This Summer

  • Carry around a facial spray or mist in your purse/pool bag. My favorite is this one from Evian. These sprays are lifesavers for reviving makeup and giving you a cool blast during a day out.
  • Always wear sunscreen when outside! I like to use a face primer/moisturizer that has SPF already in it’s ingredients.
  • Drink chrysanthemum tea. (Weird, right?) Apparently, chrysanthemum tea is proven to actually lower your body temperature.
  • Take a cold shower for a quick fix.
  • Stick your pillow cases + sheets in plastic bags, and then place into the freezer for a couple hours. By bedtime, you’ll have chilled bed linens! (Totally trying this one.)
  • Stay hydrated! Your body sweats a lot in the summer, and it’s important to replenish yourself with liquids. Drinking water can be boring sometimes, so I drink Spindrift® sparkling water to keep me hydrated + add some fun into my summer days.

I’ve started to drink Spindrift® this summer and have fallen in love. Their drinks are unsweetened + the only sugar/calories in it come from the real fruit they use. My favorite flavor is their Raspberry Lime, but they have a ton of flavors, including Lemon, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Orange Mango, Strawberry, and Blackberry.

And Spindrift® is America’s first and only sparkling water made with real, squeezed fruit. Spindrift® = sparkling water + real fruit. Yup, that’s it.

Interested in buying Spindrift® products? Find a store that sells Spindrift® close to you by clicking here, or visit their website.

*This post is sponsored by Sprindrift® and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make possible!*


Thank you Deer Lord! for sponsoring this post. Grab your new edition of Deer Lord! social party game, available through Target retail stores starting July 30.

I recently got to go back home to Cleveland and spend time with my family. I love getting out of the city for a little bit and being able to clear my head with the people I love most.

You can check out what I did back home by following me on Instagram.

Family Game Night with DEER LORD!

One night, in particular, I decided to introduce my family to my newest obsession, Deer Lord! It’s a party game where players challenge each other to “Duels,” and also attempt to “Dupe” each other by secretly getting away with funny social actions unnoticed. Deer Lord! began as European independent game phenomena. The new revised editions differ from the original in several ways: the new edition rules are more expansive than the minimalist version in the classic edition, and the classic “Do Something” cards have become “Dupe” cards.

The game is so hilarious, and my family quickly caught on to why I love it so much!

What I especially love about this game is how easy it is to “catch on” and learn the rules of the game. Nothing’s worse than trying to introduce a new game to your family, only to have to waste an hour trying to explain how to play!

My sister and mom had tears in their eyes by the end of the game 😂 The “Duel” cards are so much fun, because you get to challenge another player to do something ridiculous with you. For example, my sister once dueled me during the game to see who had the best “pimp walk” between the two of us. She won 😂

If you want to see how to play/experience a round of the game yourself, take a look at this video, or check out the website.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


Subscription boxes have become all the rage in the past couple of years. There are so many to choose from, and a lot of them are underwhelming (to be honest.) However, I recently stumbled upon Ellie, a “not so regular” subscription box. I’m in love with the company + what they do!

Make Working Out Fun Again with Ellie

What is Ellie?

Ellie is a subscription service that sends you monthly packages full of workout clothing + gear (5 items.) However, it’s not like your average subscription service in a multitude of ways. Each Ellie box usually has a theme or color scheme, which makes it fun and exciting every month.

What makes Ellie different?

Ellie is unlike any other subscription boxes because they actually let you PREVIEW the box being sent out for the month before you decided to buy. You have 3 days to preview a box before it ships out. So…if you don’t like what you see, you can opt out for the month and “skip” the box without having to pay for it.

Ellie’s July Box

I received Ellie’s July “Perfect Summer” box, and I was so impressed! Ellie has the cutest packaging and sends out awesome quality products. I couldn’t believe the box retails through Ellie for only $49.95.

Ellie Subscription Box

The July box came with the following:

  • Super cute space-dye capris
  • A matching seamless space-dye crop top
  • An open mesh back tank
  • An ab roller
  • chilling towel

Ellie Subscription Box

Ellie Subscription Box


All for just $49.95! I truly feel that subscribing to just 3-4 months of Ellie would get you set up with a brand-new workout wardrobe.

Interested in Ellie?

If you are interested in signing up for this awesome workout subscription service, click HERE or go to

And, if you sign up for the 3-month box, you get your 1st month half off! That ends up saving you $25…how awesome?!

*This post is sponsored. However, all opinions are my own and honest.*


Summer is upon us and school is out! When I was done with classes, I decided to head back home to Ohio to spend time with my family and friends.

While I was home, I decided to go to Cedar Point with my sister (Hannah) and her boyfriend (Max.) I have been to Cedar Point before, but not in quite a few years. The park features everything from 17 world-class roller coasters to three areas filled with rides for kids and families, making it the ultimate destination for fun.

The trip to Cedar Point was an absolute BLAST and I can’t wait to share my experience and pictures with you all!

Making Summer Memories at Cedar Point

My sister, Max, and I drove up to Cedar Point on a Saturday evening. Luckily, Cedar Point is only about an hour and a half away from where I live in Ohio, so the drive wasn’t too bad!

Cedar Point

Once we got to the Cedar Point area, we checked into our hotel (Cedar Point’s Express Hotel) and went out to dinner at a shoreside tavern. The area that Cedar Point is in is so cute and feels like a true getaway because of all the water surrounding it.

We decided to get to bed early to prepare for the big day of rollercoasters ahead of us.

*I highly recommend the Cedar Point Express Hotel. Staying at the hotel was so convenient because it is just a short ride away from the park itself, and you also get to enter Cedar Point an hour early when you stay at the resort!*

Our Cedar Point Trip

Since we stayed at the Cedar Point hotel, we were allowed to enter Cedar Point one hour early before the public. This was AMAZING and allowed us to ride the main attractions before the long lines came.

Cedar Point

We decided to ride Millenium Force as the first ride of the day (go big or go home, right?!) Millenium Force was one of my favorite rides and is so much fun.

The picture below is not of the Millenium Force, but of the Top Thrill Dragster. I know, it looks terrifying. Although I didn’t ride Top Thrill this time around, I have in the past and it is absolutely thrilling.

Cedar Point

Another one of my favorite roller coasters that we rode during our trip was The Gatekeeper, which is pictured below. I rode this ride with my sister and we screamed our heads off the whole time 😂 I love roller coasters but I definitely scream like a baby when I’m on them.

Cedar Point

We stopped in between roller coaster rides to get food and refreshments at places around the park. There are lots of different places to eat at throughout the park, but we chose to eat at Chickie & Pete’s.

*I recommend bringing a water bottle with you that you can refill throughout the day…the day we visited Cedar Point was EXTREMELY hot!*

Cedar Point

Overall, our Cedar Point trip was amazing and we had so much fun. Nothing beats a day at the park with your family/friends ❤️ Thank you so much to Cedar Point for working with me and letting us enjoy the park this summer!

Are you interested in visiting Cedar Point? Check out their website here, where you can purchase tickets for the park and more!

*This post was sponsored by Cedar Fair. However, all opinions are my own and honest.*