Lifestyle

What i want to do in 2019

What i want to do in 2019

The holidays are over and it’s a new year! I’m back at it here on SSD after a little holiday time off. We took our honeymoon to Montego Bay (pics coming soon, I swear) and then spent some quality time at home with friends and […]

Gift ideas for the man in your life

Gift ideas for the man in your life

Can ya’ll believe we’re just 12 days away from the most wonderful day of the year?! If you’re like me and you haven’t totally finished your shopping list yet, it’s okay. I don’t panic until we start getting in the single digits. I’ve had so […]

5 tips for stress free wedding planning

5 tips for stress free wedding planning

So you’re planning a wedding- congratulations! But, you’re slightly freaking out. I get it. There are so many things you have to do and think about when you plan your own wedding, without mentioning working full-time or juggling regular life. I had over a year […]

Taking time for yourself, even when you’re busy

Taking time for yourself, even when you’re busy

With all the hustle and bustle of the world, it can be easy to get drained. You know the feeling, when you’re so over your day job, but too tired to even enjoy your hobbies. By the time you feel recharged, its Monday all over […]

A grateful heart is always in style

A grateful heart is always in style

This is something that’s hard for me to put into words, but I’m going to try. I love new makeup, and a good pair of shoes, and my fancy KitchenAid mixer, but I think we’ve all started taking these things for granted and started giving […]

My health and fitness journey

My health and fitness journey

I know I don’t usually talk about my health on my blog, but I think it’s important and I wanted to tell you about my health and fitness journey, and how happy I’ve become with my body and overall health over the past year. I’ve […]

It’s not all ruffles: Meet me and my day job

It’s not all ruffles: Meet me and my day job

I realized recently that a lot of ya’ll who are new to SSD don’t know me, so I wanted to take a minute to tell you about me, my job, and why I started this blog. My name’s Ivana, and I work for AL.com— the […]

How I manage my time and conquer that to-do list

How I manage my time and conquer that to-do list

They say you can’t do it all, but with a little time management and a whole lot of hustle, I think you can. I work full-time, go to the gym 3-4 times a week, and run the Southern Style Diaries… all while trying to maintain […]

Favorite podcasts

Favorite podcasts

I love podcasts. I love turning on a podcast when I’m doing my makeup, or getting dressed, because it’s the perfect time to completely zone into a show without sacrificing time I already have trouble finding. Also, I love listening to podcasts in the car […]

Wedding planning 101

Wedding planning 101

If you’re planning a wedding, I feel you. It’s hard work, and it’s stressful…but, it’s also the most fun thing in the world! I’m planning my own wedding, with the help of amazing family and friends. I have done SO much research about topics from […]