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Make-up & Masks

Tomorrow is Halloween. The last day of the month. October will be gone for another year. Masks and makeup will cover the faces of so many around the country. Dressing up, pretending to be someone else, something else, anything else. We laugh and scare. We’re clever and creepy. We’re different from what we were the day before. With masks and makeup, although hiding our true identity, we are able to reveal a piece of us that we usually hide without a coverup. We are free fromView full post »

How to Support Your Friends’ Side Projects

In a survey released by Bentley University, almost two-thirds [of millennials] (67%) said their goal involves starting their own business. If you think about your friends, classmates, co-workers and siblings, consider how many of these people have started their own business or are involved in a side business outside of a regular, full-time job. Band members. Fitness instructors. Jewelry creators. Photographers. Artists. Boutique owners. I can name a dozen people without even digging that deepView full post »

Becoming Minimalist

I stumbled upon a blog recently that’s easily becoming one of my favorite reads. Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a counter-cultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of over-consumption that surrounds us. Man, I love that. I think I just adopted a new life manta. So many wonderful words in there. Intentional. Promotion. Value. Removal.View full post »

Choosing Joy

There are days when I struggle with being happy. I think a lot of us have those days. There may or may not be a reason. We may or may not have a right to be sad. We may just feel this overwhelming weight sitting upon us that we can’t, no matter what, seem to lift. I’ve been there. I think some of you probably have too. As I’ve battled these days over the past few years, I’ve found that choosing happiness and choosing joy is a decision, a mental choice. My heart and soulView full post »

Valentine’s Day Challenge

Hey love birds! I’ve always wanted to be more involved with the fun of Valentine’s Day, but honestly, the holiday sneaks up on my every year, I panic about what to get my guy for a gift and then swoosh, the day is gone. I feel like I am going to be a mom-failure because I forget to celebrate so many little things. Uhh, working on that. So, this year, I’m involving anyone who wants to listen to take part in my Valentine’s Day Challenge. I wanted it to be easy to IView full post »

Materialism Overload

I’m a fan of blogs. I have mad respect for the DIY-ers, and I give a high-five to those fashionistas out there that choose trendy pieces and setup photo shoots of themselves to show those pieces off. I’ve seen some well-designed gift guides, for every single person in every single category. And in all honesty, I’ve had enough materialism overload to last me awhile. When I first discovered the big, wide world of blogs, especially lifestyle blogs, I was intrigued by theView full post »

Pretty Christmas Wrapping

I see these beautiful wrapping jobs on Pinterest (thanks a lot Pinterest) and feel slightly guilty for hastily buying $1 gift bags and tissue paper at Walmart and throwing my presents in to them, just to get it done. It’s amazing to me how some people put so much intention into everything they do. What if we all took a little more time, to do things with a little more magic? If not for others, then to take time to bring more magic into our own lives. #nextyearsgoals 1 // 2 // 3 // 4View full post »

Things I Love: Something Bigger Than Yourself

They said the Grand Canyon is amazing. They said it is incredible. They said it is unreal. When something is bigger than yourself, when our brains detach from our computers and smartphones, and we realize how small we really are, that is the moment we realize that there will always be something bigger than ourselves out there, something more than our man-made world can ever compete with. This is the moment our computers and smartphones will never be able to provide for us. This is the momentView full post »

Things I Love: A Rainy Day

staying warm and cozy inside how green the grass is after a good rain open windows and the sound of rain the smell of rainView full post »