God. Is it already September? I want to cuss. I try not to drop the f bomb on here, guys. But fudge. It’s September. I need it to slow the heck down and back the heck up. I feel like summer started yesterday. Now August is over and September is bursting through the doors like an uninvited guest. I’m not ready for the latter half of the year, but here it comes. At least one good thing will happen this month. The weather will cool down, even if it’s just two degrees. If I’m looking forward to anything, it’s autumn. That can’t come soon enough. The rest of it, though? It can stop right now. Continue Reading

Yesterday I celebrated twenty-five years of life. It was a lovely weekend filled with all my favorite people. Spent Friday and Saturday with my best friends. The day of my birthday started out at Walt Disney World with my amazing mother, and it ended with me spending the night with the man I love. My friend and family truly spoiled me this year. I’m so grateful for all of them. The rest of this week will be spent on a mini staycation. It’s the best way to start my new stage of life.  Continue Reading

The saying goes “when it rains, it pours.” I always found that phrase a bit silly. It’s something only a cynic would say. Until this year, that is. Continue Reading

Being twenty-something years old in twenty-sixteen almost feels impossible sometimes. As young adults, we want to start our lives and begin our own journey. We want to fly away from the nest, so they say. College is over or wasn’t in the cards for us. All we want is to become financially independent individuals. But it’s never that easy to start seeing some positive cash flow into our all too empty bank accounts. Life won’t and never will hand us money. Trust me. I know that. Anything worth doing is never easy, but I never thought it’d be this difficult. I’ve never longed for childhood more. Two months ago I started a series called My Pet Peeves. Today I wanted to share another pet peeve with all of you.  Continue Reading

A little over a year ago I dived into makeup head first with no life preserver. It was something I’d wanted to do for years but never had the courage. All I did was a bit of powder foundation, eyeliner, and mascara. I was minimalist but put together. At least that’s what I told myself. In the last year, I’ve learned so much about makeup and beauty. The do and don’ts of the beauty industry are hard to navigate when you’re first learning. It’s a lot of trial and error, but we all have to learn it at some point.  Continue Reading

If you read my Life Lately post from earlier this month, you know my depression is pulling out some new weapons and trying it’s best to knock me back down. Because of this, I found this post buried in my archive and decided to update it. It’s a perfect reminded of how to fight and take back your control. We can’t always control when depression strikes, but we can control how we handle it.

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