Cozy Soups for Chilly Fall Nights


Fall is now officially upon us and the temperatures are starting to cool. In fact yesterday it was 40 degrees when I woke up! Thankfully it won’t be staying quite that cold! This time of year, one of my favorite things to do is get back into the kitchen and cook. And nothing says fall quite like a steaming hot bowl of flavorful soup. Today I’m rounding up 9 of my favorite soup recipes that I adore most, and that also feel the most fitting for this time of year.  Continue Reading


A Staggered Hem Denim Tutorial with Old Navy

diy-staggered-hem-denim-staggered-hem-tutorial-fall-denim-trends-2016-old-navy-denim-old-navy-original-straight-jeansOld Navy Original Straight jeans {post coming soon} ~ photo by Ashley

Today, I’m so excited to be partnering with Old Navy again, this time featuring their incredible line of denim! I have been a huge fan of Old Navy denim since they retooled the Rockstar line years ago. Since then, ON jeans have only gotten better! With more styles, innovation and technology than ever before Old Navy has you covered from BoyfriendRockstar Skinnies, to the latest Flare trends. Continue Reading


Passing Judgement and the Business of Being Judged

coffee-and-a-cameraWhen I started Wishes & Reality in 2014 it was as a creative outlet where I could express my love of fashion. But as I further defined my goals, what started out as a hobby, quickly became a business. Today, after working my tail off for 2 1/2 years, I have had some successes. You see, the business of blogging really means to be a professional influencer using digital channels to influence purchasing decisions. We are modern-day advertisers. But instead of helping to peddle the latest whachamaloo, I am placing my support behind brands that I truly believe in. Those that align with my own brand AKA Wishes & Reality. Continue Reading


The Truth About Aging with ROC Skincare


Oh, the thirties…the decade where you have to worry about breakouts and lines and wrinkles associated with aging. Supremely unfair. Things like lack of sleep or stress used to have little effect on my skin. These days, I can definitely notice a difference when I don’t get enough rest or don’t drink enough water. I can also see a marked difference when I’m going through a stressful time.  Continue Reading