A Little Blurb About Yours Truly

I am trying to get better about letting you all know who I am and what you will find here so I am just going to take this opportunity to chat about, well, me. I started writing in my early teens as a coping mechanism for my depression and it is a theme that has…

Easy Peasy Everyday Make-up Tutorial!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. To see my full disclosure policy, click here. I don’t know if it’s the recent streak of sunshine but I am feeling all the pink eyeshadows this past week! And I’m especially fond of liquid shadows! Easy to apply with a doe-foot applicator (I sound like I know what…

Dermaplaning Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

DISCLAIMER: The following post contains affilitate links, like one I think, but to see my full disclosure policy, click here. I am a dermaplaning convert. I had been hearing about it for years but was terrified of shaving my face because I did not want it to grow back thicker. I don't know for sure,…

The Mind Game Has Changed

Let me start by saying that I am blessed to be safe in my home space during this pandemic.  However, I find myself scrolling through social media as a default coping mechanism looking for distraction.  That may or may not be a good idea because we all know how social media can have a negative impact…

Keeping the Budget-ish in a Pandemic

Prior to our current circumstances, my husband and I were rocking and rolling Dave Ramsey’s financial freedom budgeting system.  Small backstory: We spent a lot of time in our twenties getting ourselves into debt.  You know from student loans because we were supposed to go to college, to swiping credit cards because the economy tanked…

Disordered Eating Is Deeply Rooted In Mental Health, and It’s Time We Talk About It

Please welcome Patrilie to the blog. She was kind enough to share her experiences and expertise on an incredibly important (and what I find to be vulnerable) topic. This post is the second of a two-part series on eating disorders and mental health. To read Part One, titled Food is Hard, click here. You can…

I’m A Mom And…

I have spent countless hours in therapy re-defining myself. Learning that I am not a one dimensional being; that I am not defined by my trauma or individual experiences. That I play many a-roles and have had many an experiences; and that this collection of roles and experiences is what actually define me. PSA: You…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Want

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. Also, you click pictures for links! Fancy, eh?!* Well here we are; ten days before Santa arrives and the final category of our Christmas gift giving guide for this year. The category my kids are probably most excited for and the one that…