House & Home for the Holidays

After traveling for ten days, it feels awesome to be home and charging toward the end of the fall semester. I love this time of year. I’m able to write and read fiercely, while seated next to a sparkling Christmas tree. I decorated my apartment this past Sunday and thought I would share a few photos with you.  (more…)

Self Love: My Journey

“I literally admire how you are so bold and confident about this whole thing. I wish I could be that way when I’m still hung up…”

A close friend of mine sent me this text yesterday, in reference to our recent luck in relationships. We’ve been chatting about relationships we’ve had in the past weeks, months and years, and how it can be so tough dating in your late teens and into your 20s, especially with all of the changes we go through in our own lives. Throwing someone else into the mix doesn’t always work because we’re told we’re too young to plan our lives around others. But when you’re with someone else, no matter how hard you try and how independent you tell yourself you are, you can sometimes fall into the dependence trap. Whether you meant to or not, when that relationships ends {no matter if you did the ending or not} it stings.  (more…)

Tips for Loving “Words of Affirmation” People

I am a “words of affirmation” person. That is my love language. Don’t know what that means? Take this quiz and find out your love language, and I would also recommend reading the book written by Gary Chapman. I have found it helps a lot when trying to explain to friends, family or someone I’m dating how I feel in certain situations, or why I don’t like something. Today I thought it would be informative to share certain things I don’t like and tips if you spend time with someone like me, who shows and receives her love in words.  (more…)

February Goals

If you keep up with my YouTube Channel, you may have seen that my January Favorites went up today! I decided to tack on my February Goals at the end of the video, so if you haven’t seen it yet, click here! If you don’t want to watch the full video, I wrote a list of my February goals in this blog post for you all. For me it’s important to have short-term goals that keep me in a motivated mindset to make positive change in my life. (more…)

Tips for Living Alone in Your 20s

Living Alone in your 20s | Chambery and Champagne

Not many 20-year-olds live alone these days, or so I’ve noticed. Because renting apartments can be so pricey, many single young adults in their 20s choose to work their first jobs and live at home, or live with a partner or other friends. And that is completely cool! Since I am a student still, I live in off-campus graduate student housing and my teaching stipend pays enough to allow me to live alone. I chose to live alone because I knew it was best for me at this stage of my life. This is my first time living alone, and I wanted to share some of my tips to living alone without feeling lonely.

Gilmore Girls Revival Must-Haves

Anyone freaking out that Gilmore Girls Revival on Netflix comes out today?! Have you already watched all four? I’ve making my way through so don’t spoil it! I just finished watched all seven seasons for the second time and I’ve fallen in love with the show all over again.

Growing up, Gilmore Girls was always on at 4pm when I got home from school, and I would watch re-run after re-run even though I already knew what was about to happen. I will always and forever be #TeamJess, even though I think that ship has sailed. I like my men dark-haired and a bit mysterious, what can I say? I thought I’d round up a few must-haves if you’re spending your Black Friday on the couch rather than at the mall!

COFFEE, duh. If you’re really going to be a Gilmore Girl (or guy) you need to be sure you’ve stocked up on the coffee. My favorite is the Blonde Roast from Starbucks, but I also love Dark Mountain Brown Sugar Crumble Donut. I like my coffee strong and sweet!

Junk food. Again, Gilmore Girls love their junk food from all over the world. Today, my sister and I are gouging on cheeseburgers and fries, in perfect Lorelai Gilmore fashion. Maybe we’ll add in some red vines and popcorn if things get a little crazy!

Comfortable clothes. Back when the Gilmore Girls were strutting around Yale, they could dress up with the best of them. Did anyone else re-watch and catch the number of times either woman was wearing red soles?! Louboutins, anyone?! But just because they dressed up for Friday night dinner doesn’t mean they don’t know how to rock pajama pants and Ugg boats, two items perfect for never leaving the house.

A dog! Who can snuggle up and watch the revival without their very own dog Paul Anka?! I have a feeling that this show is going to cause a lot of new young dog owners to choose the name Paul Anka for their new best friend.

I hope you’re all watching and I can’t wait to dish on Twitter after I’ve finished all four episodes! Make sure to follow me there and on Instagram!

November Updates

November Updates | Chambery and Champagne

Hey hey hey! It’s been exactly a month since I last posted – I hope you’re not upset for my lack of blogging! Life is something else, lately, let me tell you. I thought I would catch you up on a few things before I jump back into blogging full time like earlier this fall. It is November and this week is my 23rd birthday week and I couldn’t be more excited to share some holiday posts with you all and share a little bit of what my life has been like the past couple of months.  (more…)

Life Update: MONQ Review

MONQ Personal Diffuser | Chambery and ChampagneI wanted to give you all a quick life update and talk to you about this amazing product I was lucky enough to try out! This past month has been crazy – starting school, a new job, and trying to balance it all. I’m not sure I’m very successful yet, but I’m getting there. I found something that has been helping – my MONQ personal diffuser. (more…)

5 Reasons I Love Freelancing

5 Reasons I Love Freelancing | Chambery and Champagne

Happy Wednesday, friends! I wanted to talk today about freelancing. Some people my age are either afraid to freelance because they want a full-time job and the security that comes with it, and others don’t know the first thing about how to get a freelance position. I have been a freelance journalist for almost a year, so I thought I would share some of my reasons why I enjoy this lifestyle, and maybe convince a few of you to try it as well! (more…)

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