There are so many things I love about this time of year. The cooler weather, the overabundance of holidays and time with loved ones, the opportunities to reflect back on the year we’re soon going to be bidding adieu. Strangely enough, something else I love about this month is the mass participation in what’s become … Continue reading November Gratitude Challenge
"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." Family: an every day term used by so many so often, but with quite a range of definitions that doesn't seem to be one-size-fits-all. Growing up, I was fortunate to be a part of a bigger brood and I absolutely loved it. The oldest of three sisters, … Continue reading When You Give a Girl Family Beyond Blood
Happy (slightly belated) October, everyone! We are well into my most favorite time of the year - the weather is getting cooler (thank goodness), all things pumpkin and apple are in full effect, and the holidays are quickly approaching! It's been a minute - okay, several thousand - since my last post, but as it … Continue reading 24 Things I’ve Loved About Our 24 Months as Mr. and Mrs.
One thing I've always especially enjoyed is how many people feel they're able to talk to me, to open up about any and everything with me, get my opinion, or ask for advice. It means a lot to me that others for some reason or another trust me or value my thoughts enough to apply … Continue reading Self-Love: Learning to Be Selfish
First and foremost, I'd like to formally apologize for my lengthier-than-usual hiatus on here, although this post will go on to explain the (good, or at least reasonable) reasoning for that. This month - which is not even over yet - has been made up entirely of beautiful, soul-enriching memory-making, with occasional spurts of chaos … Continue reading Wanderlust Chronicles: July’s Journeys
Love is the most diversely communicable sentiment I think we have. It is interpreted and exchanged differently between people, and each individual's standards or perception of such varies greatly. As we approach 6 years together, Tim and I have had a decent amount of time to try and figure each other out. And even with … Continue reading 50 Things that Say “I Love You” Far Better than Words
Anyone who knows me knows that I am borderline obsessed with making the very most of this life I've been blessed with and seeing all this world has to offer. Youth is a gift I feel is so often taken for granted, so I jump on any opportunity I can to take complete advantage of it. It doesn't always … Continue reading Wanderlust Chronicles: Sequoia National Park
With Mother's Day upon us, I've seen more than my fair share of this argument back and forth across a variety of social media pages, as well as a couple interesting articles making their rounds, too (usually in callous tones); Are pet owners "parents" and can animals be called their "kids"? Should they celebrate Mother's/Father's Day? My personal … Continue reading My Dogs Are My Kids and That Shouldn’t Offend You
I'm going to preface this by admitting that this post was physically painful for me to pen. It broke my heart, but I know it was very much necessary in this day and age and stage of our life. While it was painful, we pushed through and were both so glad we did it by … Continue reading Tackling the Tough Stuff: Discussing Death and Dying
Is anyone else in disbelief that it's somehow already May? How did that happen?! I for one am in complete shock - how is this year just flying by? I absolutely love the spring time and even though we're less than a week into the new month, May is already off to an incredible start. … Continue reading Hello, May and Kellan Lutz!