Fashion

How To Make “Mommy + Me” Outfits From Items You Already Own

If you like matching or coordinating with your daughter(s) sometimes, but not the prices of specialty "mommy + me" outfits, check out some of these alternatives using clothing items that you probably already own! You don't have to go out and buy all new items when trying to have a cohesive look. Here are 7… Continue reading How To Make “Mommy + Me” Outfits From Items You Already Own

Culture

Want To See Change In Hollywood? Then You Need To Do This

I had (what I thought was) an odd reaction watching Wonder Woman when it first came out. It was during one of the the opening scenes where the Amazonian women were training for battle that I found myself getting teary eyed. Why is this happening? I wondered. There is nothing sad or heartbreaking about this scene at all, I thought. And then it hit me...

Encouragement

When Love Isn’t What We Think It Is | Thoughts On Valentine’s Day

On Valentine's Day, you might not receive a grand display of love or an eloquent tribute on social media. And though you know that the day is overhyped in general, perhaps you feel a bit disappointed. Or feel that someone else is having a better Valentine's Day than you are. Sometimes your spouse does not… Continue reading When Love Isn’t What We Think It Is | Thoughts On Valentine’s Day

Fashion

Tired of LBDs? Try a LBT | Frugal Fashion Friday #3

One of the most common pieces of fashion advice you'll hear is the one about having a Little Black Dress (LBD): It's a wardrobe staple! It's versatile! It's timeless!  All of these things are true. But what if you just don't like wearing a black dress? What if you rarely wear them? That's where a Little… Continue reading Tired of LBDs? Try a LBT | Frugal Fashion Friday #3

Simple Living

What REALLY Happens When We Choose Experiences Over Stuff

Disney World photographers take between 100,000 and 200,000 photos of guests at their theme parks every day. Everyone in these photos is all smiles. (The sticker shock of buying the photos must not have sunk in yet). But Disney ain't always "The Happiest Place on Earth." The photo you won't see from the parks is one… Continue reading What REALLY Happens When We Choose Experiences Over Stuff

Creative Projects

“Helping Hearts” | Fiction

  The snow lay like powdered sugar shaken liberally over the sidewalks and roads. Her cream stilettos were caked in the stuff, and it was beginning to seep into the cracks between her toes. Elaine trudged down the sidewalk and wished for a sunny beach in St. Thomas accompanied by a strawberry daiquiri; a paper… Continue reading “Helping Hearts” | Fiction

Encouragement

Letting Go Of Living In Limbo

  Have you ever been in one place but longed for another? Have you ever spent time thinking, "if I was only back in ______, things would be better"? Or maybe this sounds more familiar: have you ever thought, "I'm not going to be here forever, why bother getting involved and making friends if I'm just… Continue reading Letting Go Of Living In Limbo

Fashion

One Skirt, Four Ways | Frugal Fashion Friday #2

I once had jeans in purple and red. They were fun, but pants in a single bright hue were not very versatile for me. A multicolor item like a skirt however, can actually be pretty versatile. One easy way to wear a skirt with many colors is to choose one of the colors in it… Continue reading One Skirt, Four Ways | Frugal Fashion Friday #2

Frugality, Simple Living

Is Minimalism Only For Those Who Can Choose It?

In reading more about minimalism and pursing a more simple life, I stumbled across some attitudes toward it that were interesting. Ideas like "only wealthy people can afford to be minimal, as they can replace something if they really need to" or, "minimalism is only for the privileged, who can choose it rather than do… Continue reading Is Minimalism Only For Those Who Can Choose It?

Fashion

Frugal Fashion Fridays #1 | What Is It?

I love fashion magazines and runway shows, but I'm always left thinking at least three things when browsing through a photo layout or watching models show off the latest designs: 1. These clothes are way out of my price range- 2. They are beautiful, but aren't practical for my real life- 3. How do I… Continue reading Frugal Fashion Fridays #1 | What Is It?