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what living with anxiety disorder really looks like

By now, everybody knows the internet loves when we share our “highlight reel”. Perfectly staged meals, curated outfits, and sculpted, toned mid-sections. We’ve gotten to a place where we only feel comfortable letting people see the ‘perfect’ us. Which means, often times, we find ourselves hiding our shadow selves. Like the days when we struggle […]

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Jessica DeBano

What I Learned The First Year Of Living With My Significant Other.

Spoler alert: it wasn’t easy! I’d been dating my significant other for 6 months when he deposited a few couple grand into my bank account and told me to “find us a place”. Just like that. A child-like twenty-four year old was browsing the market for her first home. I was given some parameters, of […]

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Why ‘I Love You’ Should Be Felt; Not Heard.

In 135 minutes, I will be kissing the most handsome man in the world. You moved home last winter; for me and for them. You’ll be here to make me a bonfire in the yard, and to keep my toes warm when the snow starts to fall. The small argument the other day got me […]

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You’re Tired? Me Too. All About Me.

Welcome to Olive & Smith. My little corner of the internet. If you’re tired, you’re not alone. In today’s society, it’s normal to take on more than you can chew. We are hard-wired to think that busy-ness is good, and relaxing must mean you are lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I am in total support […]

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15 Do’s & Don’ts For Your Garage Sale

I love garage sales because its chance to wake up early, pick up your friends, grab some coffee, and rummage through other people’s belongings. And sometimes, if you’re really lucky– you get to take it home! For 2$, of course. We are people. And as people, we acquire things (some more than others). For instance, I […]

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My New Years Resolutions.

Happy January! Today we are in the 11th day of 2018. So Happy Newish Year to all of you. For me, this is a great time to reflect on things (habits, thoughts, patterns) that worked for me. It’s also a good time for me to tweak the things that are no longer serving me- Like […]

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How I Found My Yoga Practice

On October 18, 2013, I was scouring Netflix for a documentary to watch. At the time, I was living with my parents, relaxing next to their fire place with too much time on my hands. Alas, a documentary caught my eye. It was called, “Yoga Is.” The film was about a young woman who was […]

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Chic Christmas Wreath

I have to say, I’m not the craftiest little Martha out there. I just don’t have the patience for it. The truth is, I’m not delicate, by any means. I’m creative; but the end result usually frustrates me because it’s not exactly what I’d hoped for. Luckily, I work with a handful women who excel […]

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10 Remedies For A Migraine Sufferer

Is it Saturday? Or maybe, it’s already Sunday? It doesn’t matter. None of it matters when I have a migraine. The sensitivity to light, pressure behind my eyes and forehead, paired with the nausea and general worn out feeling has me spending this weekend in my darkened room. Accepting the fact that I have a […]

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Beauty Review: Impress Gel Nails

Like any other girl, I love having beautifully polished nails. What girl doesn’t? But I’m not just any girl; I’m a tired girl. Which means I can’t stand sitting in nails salons. They make me so sleepy! I’ll be honest, sometimes I get so relaxed- I’ll put my head down and fall asleep while they […]

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