• The Statue of Liberty: An American Icon | Her Life in Ruins

    The Statue of Liberty: An American Icon

    November 25, 2018

    The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants to America since its dedication in 1886. Since then, it has become an icon for our great country. The Statue of Liberty receives millions of visitors each year, with many more admiring her blue-green figure from afar. She stands holding a torch, lighting the way to freedom…

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  • Mickey's Not So Scary: Disney's Spookiest Party | Her Life in Ruins

    Mickey’s Not So Scary: Disney’s Spookiest Party

    October 17, 2018

    Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an annual event at Walt Disney World in Florida. From August to October, the park closes early to throw the spookiest party of the year! At Mickey’s Not So Scary, you can trick or treat, ride some of your favorite Magic Kingdom rides, see special performances, and visit…

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  • The Guide to a Perfect Girls Weekend in Savannah, GA | Her Life in Ruins

    The Guide to a Perfect Girls Weekend in Savannah, GA

    July 22, 2018

    Savannah, GA is a beautiful town full of antebellum homes, picturesque squares, delicious food, and trees covered in Spanish moss. After the success of our weekend in Austin, my two best gals and I hopped on a plane to Savannah for a girls weekend in the city. We were hoping for a laid-back weekend where…

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  • The Ultimate Guide to a Girls Weekend in Austin, TX | Her Life in Ruins

    The Ultimate Guide to a Girls Weekend in Austin, TX

    July 3, 2018

    Earlier this summer, my college besties and I took a much-needed girls trip to Austin, Texas for a long weekend. We really love to eat, love going out, are nuts about live music, and were looking for a pretty inexpensive destination (ya girls are ballin’ on a budget!). After searching Pinterest for potential US cities…

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  • The Essential Guide to Universal Studios Orlando | Her Life in Ruins

    The Essential Guide to Universal Studios Orlando

    June 8, 2018

    Living in Florida has come with many perks, like being located near Orlando and purchasing annual passes to some of my favorite Florida theme parks. Y’all know about my Harry Potter obsession, but you might not know that I love the non-HP parts of Universal Studios Orlando, too! In this guide, I will tell you everything…

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  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios

    June 4, 2018

    Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can be intimidating. Luckily for you, I’ve created a 4-part series to surviving Walt Disney World in your 20s. Follow this guide to ensure your experience in Hollywood Studios is as dazzling as possible. Disney’s Hollywood Studios originally opened in 1989 as MGM…

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  • How to Experience the Cherry Blossom Festival | Her Life in Ruins

    How to Experience the Cherry Blossom Festival

    May 12, 2018

    Recently, I was lucky enough to be in Washington, D.C. during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Seeing these beautiful trees has been on my bucket list for quite some time and I am so happy that I was finally able to view them. Pictures do not even begin to do these plants justice, particularly when…

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  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom

    February 5, 2018

    Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can feel a bit overwhelming. Fret not, for I’ve developed a 4-part series for surviving Disney in your twenties. Follow this guide to have the wildest experience possible at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Walking into Disney’s Animal Kingdom feels like…

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  • Nashville's Greatest Hits: The Best of Music City | Her Life in Ruins

    Nashville’s Greatest Hits: The Best of Music City

    January 28, 2018

    Nashville, TN has always had a special place in my heart. I was raised about an hour northwest of Nashville, meaning I was lucky enough to start seeing the city as a kid. Country music, hot chicken, and the Nashville Predators were some of my favorite things growing up. When I became older, I began…

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  • We Need to Talk About Fiona the Hippo | Her Life in Ruins

    We Need to Talk About Fiona the Hippo

    July 17, 2017

    If you’ve been on the internet at all over the past few months, you’ve likely come across the majestic being that is Fiona the Baby Hippo. Fiona the Hippo is one of the newest residents of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and holy cow people love her.  I’ve cried over how flawless Fiona is…

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