Category Archives: Life
The Expected and the Unexpected

Like all worthwhile challenges in life, being a parent is not easy. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or has a very well paid nanny… and if they wanted to lend said nanny to me, I would totally be down! Some challenges (like not getting much sleep) I was prepared for… some challenges […]

5 Secrets to Unleashing Your Confidence

I am a very confident person. Even on rough days, bloated days, and yucky days, I can still feel pretty confident about myself. But, I definitely have not always been that way. And there are days that I still struggle, but those days are slowly becoming fewer and fewer. There isn’t anything special about me […]

2016: The Year of Adulting

I am a Mother and a Homeowner. Even though I’m 31, I don’t really feel old enough or experienced enough to be either of those things. It’s still weird to hear people refer to me as Mrs. But, 2016 was the year I officially became an adult – or at least became adult enough to be responsible […]

5 Tips For Keeping Integrity While Dealing with Conflict

So, I hate dealing with conflict. Secretly (or not so secretly) I want everyone to be happy and get along. I want everyone to like me. I am going to blame this on growing up in the midwest. Even though I wish everything was sunshine and rainbows all the time, I do know that it’s […]

New Beginnings

I was let go from my job this week. It was hard. When my boss called me into the conference room to have the conversation, I already knew what she was going to say. I don’t know why, but I wasn’t surprised. It was a hard conversation for us to have and it was out […]

The Week After Election

So, I’m not sure if you heard, but there was an election. It was a very powerful election, a very passionate one, and for many people a very painful and terrifying election. I do not think I have ever been so emotionally invested in an election, in my life. Some people are tremendously afraid or […]

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I feel like I have not posted a blog in FOREVER. This is probably one of the longest no writing stretches I’ve ever been on. My last post was in August… woah. I have not been posting on Instagram, or Facebook, my Facebook groups, or keeping up with the rest of my social media either. […]

Ryan Seacrest, Straws and Dating

I was listening to the radio today. Which is something I rarely do anymore, as I tend to be more preoccupied with listening to an audio book, and as I was flipping through the channels I heard a Ryan Seacrest sound bite. He was talking to some lady (I didn’t catch who it was) and […]

3 Of My Favorite Things

Perks of having a photographer husband… impromptu photo shoots! <3   We were wandering Barnes and Noble after church one Sunday and Daniel needed some shots for school, so we decided to have a quick photo shoot with two of my favorite things… books and coffee! I’m holding the book Cinder, which I have not […]

Magical Purple Hair!!

Holy craziness, Batman! I haven’t posted a blog in a week! I have, however, started at least 5 posts that I’ve been too busy to finish… this being one of them. I documented my hair transition and I wanted to share the amazing *4 hour* process with you! But, before I start on the hair… […]