It’s been nineteen years since we stood in that little chapel and became a family. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was wearing a cream colored lace dress, and couldn’t hold still because my dream was finally coming true. I was getting a DAD. A real life Dad. One that would be there… Read More What I’ve Learned From My Newlywed Parents
Growing up my mom hung a poster in my room that said, “You Are Never Alone.” It was a constant reminder that no matter where I am in life, that there will always be somebody there to help me in my journey through life. Sometimes it will be a stranger who assists in a time… Read More Never Alone
Every morning like clockwork, my alarm goes off at the same time. Every morning I pick up my phone and scroll through social media for a few minutes before rolling out of bed. It’s your typical posts about last nights hit TV show drama, funny memes, rantings and ravings over the tiniest things. food pics,… Read More Hope & Healing
Hot Mess. Stay At Home Mom. Mompreneur. Crunchy. Basic. Introvert. Anxious. Christian. Bubbly. Outgoing. Slut. Trailer Trash. Diva. Skinny Bitch. Worthless. Spoiled. Ugly. All labels that I have either given to myself or others have given to me. And the list goes on and on. It doesn’t even touch on all the labels I’ve encountered… Read More Labels
Sometimes I have this fantasy version of who I am in my head. I am the Mom whose kids are always dressed in the cutest boutique style clothing. I am the woman who loves to go out with her friends and socialize. I am the boss babe who is wildly successful. I am the hostess… Read More Fantasy Girl
Bankrupt. Not a word anyone likes to use when it comes to explaining your financial situation. Yet here I am. Typing out those words. Because the truth of the matter is, that has been our experience. We have experienced bankruptcy at the age of 27 years old. We have been so broke, buried so far… Read More Bankruptcy – Part One
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” -Lauren DeStefano The cool crisp air, Friday night lights, the fields being harvested, flannel everything, leaves changing color, warm cozy boots, beanies, and the smell of… Read More Pumpkin Everything, Please
The other night my girlfriends and I were sitting around chatting. We were discussing discontent and how it affects us in our every day lives. I’ll admit I’m discontent in a lot of things, I think it’s human nature. But the one thing I struggle with the most is discontent in not knowing what I… Read More For Such A Time As This?
I know, I know Fall doesn’t “OFFICIALLY” start until September 22nd but being a girl who was born and raised in Idaho… If you don’t start celebrating Fall at the beginning of September you maybe, MAYBE get two good weeks of Fall. So I decided that even though it is still scorching hot in the… Read More Fall Bucket List 2017
I’ll never forget the day she came home crying, tears rolling down her cheeks. Her heart had been broken in two, that much was apparent. I quickly bent down to give her a hug and asked what was wrong. Earlier that morning, I remember her being so excited for the first snowfall of the season.… Read More Little Opinions.