Game Experience – Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition | Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars, Hockey, Stanley Cup

One of the great things about living in Austin, TX is that I’m super close to the other major cities in Texas – 1.5 hours to San Antonio, 2 hours (on a good day) to Houston, and 3 hours to my favorite Texas city, Dallas. And yes, one of the reasons that Dallas is my […]

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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2019 | Stanley Cup(cake) Bracket

Dallas Stars, Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup

It’s that time, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are here! Tomorrow, Wednesday April 10th, is the start of the playoff season! 16 teams are here and by the end of June, one will be the winner! This playoff season is extra special for me because 1) my super wonderful team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, are heading to […]

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A Southern Girl + Ice Hockey = Lots of Confused People

Hockey, Personal

I always get asked similar questions when I talk about my obsession with hockey: “Why hockey?” “How did a girl from Georgia get hooked on hockey? And how did you find the Pittsburgh Penguins?” “Oh, are you from Pittsburgh?” (I wish!) Because I’m constantly talking about my love for hockey and my favorite team in […]

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Friday Favorites #1 | 4.5.19


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I’m especially happy to see Friday this week for two reasons. First reason being that this week has been super difficult at work. I’ve been in my current position since August and this has been the busiest and most stressful week since I started the job. It sparked some work anxiety for […]

April 5, 2019

48 Hours | Pittsburgh, PA


48 Hours, Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh, PA is located on the west side of Pennsylvania and is only a few hours drive away from Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, and Washington, DC. Pittsburgh’s nickname is The Steel City, gained from its history with steel mills, and is home to the greatest hockey team in the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins. (And they […]

March 21, 2019

Weekend Travels | Packing Tips and Tricks


Travel

I recently traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and used this trip as an excuse to update some of my luggage staples! I was in desperate need of a new suitcase, travel bottles for shampoo, lotion, etc., and a durable over the shoulder bag that I could use while running around the city all weekend. Here are […]

March 19, 2019

Monday Hockey Thoughts | 2.25.19


Thoughts + Rants

Side note before we begin: I am in no way an expert at the game of ice hockey. I’ve been a fan for 9 years and have followed the Pittsburgh Penguins pretty heavily that whole time. I do not play the game nor am I familiar with a lot of players in the league. All […]

February 25, 2019

A Southern Girl + Ice Hockey = Lots of Confused People


Hockey, Personal

I always get asked similar questions when I talk about my obsession with hockey: “Why hockey?” “How did a girl from Georgia get hooked on hockey? And how did you find the Pittsburgh Penguins?” “Oh, are you from Pittsburgh?” (I wish!) Because I’m constantly talking about my love for hockey and my favorite team in […]

February 21, 2019

Confidence | The Most Important Word of the Year


Personal

Confidence. Confidence is a word that’s never really been a part of my vocabulary in real life. In my head, I have all the confidence in the world. In my head, I’ve always thought that I was the coolest, funniest person in the world. Actual thoughts from my head: That Alana chick is the coolest. […]

January 8, 2019

A Look Back at 2018


Personal

Why does Buzzfeed keep saying that 2018 was such a terrible year? Also, why am I still reading Buzzfeed? Either way, I think 2018 was a pretty good year! Let’s take a look back at the great things that 2018 brought my way. #4Parks1Day In February, I traveled to Orlando to complete my second 10K […]

December 30, 2018

Real Talk | November 2018


Personal

Hello everyone! Today, I wanted to give you an update on The Life of Alana brand (I guess I’m a brand now), create a few goals for that so called “brand” and myself personally, and share some words of wisdom from a not-so-wise, but still semi-smart lady. I also think I’m going to make this […]

November 26, 2018