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Lately, I’ve been experiencing a unique form of writer’s block. All I want to write about is Love. I always imagined Love to be this larger than life, all encompassing, state of heightened romance. If Love were a person, I pictured her wearing French lace, brown worn boots, and having tight brunette curls cascading around her […]

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meeting love for the second time

July 31, 2018

Aww, Friday! Here we are again. Did it seem like this week blew by? Or did it seem to drag? Anybody experience any BIG or little changes? I feel like July is chalk-full of change. Summer months are go, go, go and I never get enough time to stop and reflect (a.ka. rest and recharge). […]


thoughts: embrace change gracefully

July 27, 2018

In my opinion, podcasts are quite simply the next best alternative to streaming music and audio books. I love listening to them during commutes to work, busy airport lines, and during workouts. I find podcasts to be informative, entertaining, and usually, more mentally stimulating than Top 40 Pandora. I love that they are consistently updated, and […]

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5 podcasts for the well-balanced twenty something

July 24, 2018

“Some relationships feel like a wildfire-they’re powerful and compelling and majestic and dangerous and have the capability to burn you before you even realize you’ve been consumed…..some relationships feel like a hearth fire-they’re solid and stable and cozy and nourishing.” – Jill Santopolo Synopsis Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can […]


review: the light we lost

July 23, 2018

It’s Friday!! What a great time to reflect on the week, month, and year we’ve had so far. It’s July 20th, and we are officially half way through 2018! Honestly, these days it seems like years fly by. Friday’s are my favorite day to wrap up loose ends, think about the week I’ve had, and […]

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thoughts: be your authentic self

July 20, 2018

Fourth of July in Manley sounded great. A change of scenery and a much needed get away from all the day-t0-day stresses of being 6 months pregnant. My family always has an amazing time down there. We laugh, we eat hot dogs, and we enjoy the comforts of being without cell service. The town square […]


the art of being left out

July 3, 2018

Alright, today I’m talking about mindfulness. Not mindfulness of staying in the present moment and taking in all the beauty around us (although that’s pretty great, too). I’m talking about being mindful of yourself. Being mindful of your thoughts, your words, and your actions. Just about the only three things we are actually in control of. […]

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thoughts: be mindful of you

June 25, 2018

I stared at your photo last night. Your dad was beside me watching another conspiracy film on the assassination of JFK. He does that sort of thing. The graphic nature of the film made me queasy. So with my hands covering my face, my attention wandered around the room until something caught my eye. Tucked […]


the moment I became a mom

June 22, 2018

For the past 14 days, I’ve had a terrible chest cold. I’m talking 14 days of no appetite, low energy, hoarse voice, congestion and a cough that just about made my boyfriend switch bedrooms. I tried so many different methods (all belly bump safe) to prevent that nasty beast from trying to take up permanent […]


safe tips to handle a cold & cough during pregnancy

June 8, 2018

I LOOOOOOOOVEE BEAUTY PRODUCTS. BUT I LOATTTHHHEEE HOW MUCH THEY CAN COST! Does this scenario seem familiar to anyone? “Oh my gosh! This NARS highlighter is like so perfect for summer!” $32. “Oh but, I need this ‘Too Faced’ lip kit to match my new highlighter.” $28. “Okay, well now that I’m nearing the Anastasia […]


The 10 Beauty Products You Need for Spring 2018

May 14, 2018