Little Ways I Show Appreciation

Sometimes I love my fiancé so much that I don’t know how to express it! At the beginning of a relationship there are gifts and grand gestures but I can’t afford to be dramatic every day!


Image by Oliver Rich via Flickr.

It occurred to me that I don’t actually have to be over the top to show Austin that I care about him.  Sometimes the best way to show someone you care about them is to simply BE there for them. On the days that I feel extra lovey dovey here are a few things I like to do to show Austin how much I love him:Read More »

Beach Trip 2017

I literally had a whole post written out about a spontaneous beach trip I look last month but my curser ended up in the wrong spot in my document and in a flurry of typing the whole thing got selected and erased.


I guess I could rewrite the whole thing but…I don’t know I guess it would feel a little forced for me. I’m trying to focus on doing things I want to do instead of doing things because I make myself feel like they need to be done.Read More »

I Love Blogs & Blogging & Bloggers

I am in the middle of the most stressful year of my whole life. Stress makes my creativity completely evaporate. I’m hoping that as I find ways to de-stress (or at least learn to cope with it) I’ll be able to come back to the good ol’ blog more.


Image by Mitternacht via Flickr.

I love writing!  It’s so much fun and I could do it for hours. Working on my blog has gotten me through some tough times. I still can’t believe I’ve been posting here since March 2013! It’s really nice to have a place to come back to, plus I love reading other people’s blogs. One of my really good friends moved out to Colorado then Boston and she’s been updating her blog throughout her adventures. It’s such a great way to keep up with her!Read More »

Nintendo DS Obsession

I feel like my life really boils down to an assortment of personal fads and right now I’m square in the middle of one! A couple of months ago my honey bought me a New Nintendo 3DS XL and ever since then my life has changed.

A wild Mario I caught on camera at my local Target

I’m obsessed! I have so many games, a special little “lunch box” case to hold my DS, a gold Pikachu shell for the DS, special little Mario blocks to hold my growing collection of games…oh and my little binder that I’m filling with Animal Crossing amiibo card. It’s even escalated to a point where I’m really over here planning out a game room in my future house.Read More »

I’m In Masters!

I can’t believe I’ve been in school for 7 months! I’m finally at the stage in the program where I’m on the floor doing hair all day every day until my graduation! I’m actually under the impression that my graduation date will also be my 23rd birthday but nothing has been confirmed yet so don’t take my word for it.

So much has changed for me since I started school. I can pull some really clean lines in my hair cuts, I’m neat with color application, and I get faster at both every day! It drags being at school for 11-12 hour days but when I have a guest in my chair I have a lot of fun which is how I know I’m in the right place.

Cosmetology school has been REALLY testing me but I can already tell that I’m becoming a much more well rounded and strong person. I’m excited to see who I’ll be when I graduate!

Back On Track

I’m excited to be struck with the inspiration to jump back on the ol’ blog and get to publishing again. The inspiration came at JUST the right time because my URL subscription was about to renew and I was actually considering nixing the blog altogether but NOPE. If you’ve been keeping up with me over the years you know I always come back!

I’ve missed working on my blog but I’ve been very preoccupied with school, work/career,  and the various mental breakdowns that always find their way back in my life! On the bright side, I’ve already hit rock bottom for the year and things are starting to look up. Actually things are actively being up. I’m just excited to have the breakdown band aid ripped off! I have all of my ducks in order and I’m good to go!

Moving on…

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Finding Balance In My Routine

(This post was originally written in December 2016 but I forgot to post it)

It’s been a minute since I have had time to sit down and get a blog post written but WOW has a lot happened! Most of my time has been going into school: attending, studying, and practicing. I’ve also been busy trying to sort out my job situation…my coffee shop job wasn’t as school friendly as I’d hoped (for what I needed, at least) so I’ve been doing applications and interviews to line something new up for me.


Image by Anders Printz via Flickr.

I’ve been really wrapped up in trying to find balance in my work/school schedule and with the past couple of weeks off I’ve been able to stop, spend some time on myself, and reflect on how I can get through the rest of my school year without having emotional breakdowns several times a week (I’ve been STRESSED, guys).Read More »

Wedding Inspiration Collages

Although I have quite a bit of time to plan my wedding (a little less than two years to get it all together) it’s never to early to starting pinning anything and everything on Pinterest! I don’t want to reveal any official plans yet since my fiance and I still have a lot of planning to do but I figure it wouldn’t hurt to share some images I feel inspired by on my secret bridal Pinterest board as a little Valentine’s Day treat.

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My Hair Plan 2k17

I’ve been growing out my hair for SIX MONTHS now and I’m finally coming out of the awkward over-grown pixie cut mullet-y phase. A couple of weeks ago I had a handful of my classmates cut my hair and take some of the weight out of the back and it looks and feels SO much better! Props to anyone out there with the strength to grow out a pixie cut because it’s a long and grueling process.


Image by Markus Spiske via Flickr.

So! Now that my hair looks like an actual hair cut again I’m sure you’re dying to know what my hair plan is for the rest of the year. My plan is to continue taking Hair, Skin and Nails supplements, NOT dyeing or bleaching my hair, and getting it trimmed 1/2 – 1 inch every three months or so.Read More »

Where Does My Blog Go?

Over the past six months or so I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my online presence and how that will affect my life in the future. Especially now that I’m working on skills to start a career I’ve had to clean up my online accounts. It’s easy to lock my personal accounts and make public professional ones but where does my blog go?


Image by Markus Spiske via Flickr.

I’ve considered many ways to go about controlling my blog. I don’t want potential employers to check out my blog before they know me (or ever) because I want control of how my coworkers and bosses see me. However, I still love writing online and reading other people’s blogs. Part of me considered shutting my blog down altogether but I know I’ll regret that. So what do I do?Read More »