9 Girly Things I Can't Figure Out

I'd like to consider myself a girly girl. I love lipstick and hair and pretty things. I enjoy getting ready and singing into my blow dryer ....more

I Got Away

The truth is, you can never be too careful.Freshman year of college I was getting back from the gym and parked my car on the front row. I looked out the driver's side window and saw what I thought was a frat guy. He had on a backwards hat and a tan colored trench coat ....more

Insta Life on The Weekends VS the Week

One might think I have two different lives (or maybe two different personalities) if they follow me on instagram. One minute it's an easy, laid back night at home with the dogs. The next it's at a rave ....more

Why I Always Carry On

This morning I filled my duffle bag, packed up my laptop, and headed to the airport for Las Vegas. I'm only going for 3 days and two nights, so I just have a small bag and there's no sense in checking a bag. But whether it's a short trip, or 12 days in Europe, I carry on ....more

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Blog

I've been blogging for a while now, and there's one thing that I think really works when it comes to my blog. There are plenty of social media tips, using analytics to see what works and what doesn't, sponsoring or advertising on other blogs, the list goes on and on. But something that comes up over and over again is how to really make your blog matter, grow your following, and continue to be authentic in your writing ....more

Black Light Bash

If you walk into my house right now, it will feel like the middle of the night. The doors and windows are all covered in tin foil. As I look down at my hands while I'm typing this, I notice flecks of blacklight paint still stuck on the edge of ring, and my nails still have traces of bright pink and yellow neon ....more

Ask Helene: Answered

About a week ago (if your mind immediately goes to Bobby Smurda's "Hot Boy" then congrats you've just found yourself a new best friend) I was really nervous to hit publish on my Ask Helene post. What if no one wanted to ask me anything? Well I did hit publish and y'all did ask me some questions (thank you) ....more

28 Things I'm Absolutely Sure of At 28

First and foremost, I'm in shock. There's really nothing like your day of birth to remind you how genuinely kind, caring, and all around great people are. I was downright honored by all the messages, picture collages, calls, and of course, cake ....more

My Birth-Day Story

Today is my 28th birthday. I really can't believe I'm this old. I've been having a hard time with the whole age thing since around age 7 ....more

15 Lessons Learned From Watching The Bachelor

Last night, as I watched Chris on ABC's season 19 of the Bachelor, I realized that I'd been watching this show for a very long time. I already know it's the same thing every season. The same plot ....more