February 21, 2018

HEALTH & WELLNESS, PERSONAL

a metaphor (indulge me)

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I’ve mentioned on this blog that my sister is going to be my neighbor soon. She’s moving into a foreclosed one-bedroom apartment one building away from mine…once the bank gets their shit together and actually allows her to close and get in there. Funny thing: her third floor apartment overlooks my parking space, so every […]

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February 2, 2018

PERSONAL

Friday 5 // ‘This Is Us’ moments to Jack’s death

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Good Lord, people. I don’t know HOWWWW I’m going to prepare myself for Sunday’s Super Bowl episode of THIS IS US, the one that keeps being advertised as “the episode you cannot miss” that “answers all our questions”. Promos have also been proclaiming “the wait is over.” Well, you know what? … Super Bowl’s episode […]

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January 5, 2018

PERSONAL

RAELYN is 1 year old

I can’t today with this one right here, you guys. I took this above photo one week ago, and today she is 1. ONE! …a walker-zooming, water-bottle drinking, peek-a-boo playing, itsy-bitsy spider loving one year-old! She MADE my family’s 2017, and I’m forever thankful for her arrival in our life. Rae, your timing was just perfect. […]

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December 25, 2017

PERSONAL

this Christmas season…

This Christmas season was captured – on the outside – with the images above. They show a settled-in Christmas, I think – one I’m forming as the ‘adult’ version of me – with my aesthetic, interests, and traditions at the forefront. The adult version of me, yes, but still with my childlike heart very much […]

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December 8, 2017

PERSONAL

no shame in the struggle ’cause it’s all god*

image source Okay, here it goes… I’ve been wanting to publish this post for a while. I’ve been wanting to share these thoughts for months. I initially couldn’t because everything I wanted to say was living in my head and I couldn’t pinpoint how to get it out. Then, I couldn’t because I was trying […]

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November 24, 2017

PERSONAL

FRIDAY 5 // THINGS MAKING ME HAPPY

(1) My sister gifted me this new fiddle leaf fig tree for my birthday this year, and ain’t it beautiful? Does anyone out there have any experience taking care of one? I’ll appreciate each and every pointer I can get. My sister got one in the summer and says now is its dormant season, and not to […]

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November 9, 2017

PERSONAL

396 months old

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Today I’m thirty-friggin-three, and I’m struggling with this one a bit. I woke up on my 31st and 32nd birthdays with this “I’ve arrived” feeling, but this year’s tone is much more “Where the eff am I?” Sara M. Lyons said it best on her Instagram recently when she wrote “OH GOD, I thought I’d have […]

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November 6, 2017

PERSONAL

Hey, it’s okay…

Hey, it’s okay to see how long this blog post is and decide NOT to read it. xoxo Remember that one-page feature “Hey, it’s okay…” in every Glamour magazine aimed at calming us women down about all the silly things we tend to stress about? Well here’s a few I needed last week: Hey, it’s okay […]

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