Giveaway goodies!!!! Anyone who wants to order their starter kit from me this month…..I will send an oily gift basket which will include: 3 stress away & lavender bath bombs (color of your choice), lavender pillow and linen spray to help you drift of peacefully at night 😴😴, AND best of all a “motivation” roller blend that will encourage you to dominate your day, project, workout, etc. 1. Use this link to head over to the signup page: http://bit.do/hayleyawells 2…. Read more »

….or not do it. I used to think of the word “anxiety” was attached to all sorts of negative connotations; I was absolutely obsessive about avoiding anyone associating the word anxiety with me…because, you know, I was anxious. These days, I realize that so many more people understand what it’s like to be “anxious” (for the record I encourage every single one of you to do your own research on anxiety because there are so many different versions, symptoms, etc.) and… Read more »

I can’t pinpoint the exact date that my immune system seemed to have had enough of me. I managed middle school and high school with minimal absences – most of which resulted in my parents jetting off to vacation and leaving my Grandma & Grandpa in charge…so I wouldn’t call all of those “valid”. I attended the University of Iowa and spent time in communal bathrooms, large lecture halls and dining halls filled with thousands of other students and suddenly my… Read more »

The truth? I’ve been avoiding this blog. The list of things I have done instead of clicking “Publish” is endless and a little bit concerning. This space scares me. It’s a summary of a girl I used to be, or at least the girl I thought I was and the life that went with it. A good life, just not the right one. A life that, sometimes, I have to convince myself even existed; full of memories that can only be… Read more »

I’ve been terrified to write this. I’ve stared at the screen for several hours every week for many weeks willing the perfect words to escape my fingertips, willing the black letters on a white screen to come together in such a way that everyone would understand. “Ooohhh,” they’d say, “that poor girl, she has always meant well, even when she destroyed people.” Today, I realized, there is nothing I could write, no rhetoric that would make sense to everyone….no such thing… Read more »

I drink more coffee than a Gilmore. (If you don’t get that reference…then you MUST park your butt on the couch and spend the next few weeks of your life watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.) Anyway…as I was saying, I drink more coffee than a Gilmore. Which means, I know my coffee and I know a great cup from a good cup and a good cup from a bad cup. So, when Gusto coffee emailed me and asked me to… Read more »

When I look back on my beauty regime “fails” I always find myself focusing on my nails. I’m so aware that rhymed. I can’t even help it. But seriously…my nails only received special attention on very special occassions…prom, someone’s wedding or….when my mom offered to pay for my manicures. As I have delved into the world of blogging and subsequently giving people beauty advice, I became brutally aware of all of my own beauty shortcomings. Most importantly, my nails. Unfortunately, my… Read more »

Humans…each of us, bring our own pasts and our own personalities into every relationship we encounter. I bring fear, lots of it. Fear of abandonment, fear of loss, fear of watching a person slowly drift away. Truth be told that has been the story that accompanied every relationship I have ever known in one way or another. Even if the person came back…at some point, they left. I’m not trying to make anyone feel bad for me….no, instead….I’m trying to… Read more »

Life is so fucking weird. If there is one thing I learned in 2014…it’s that. Life is weird, and what’s worse? Is it, or God, or whatever higher power you might believe in is absolutely calling the shots. You are not really in control of hardly anything. Kind of a horrible feeling, amiright? There is one thing, though…I feel like we have all been granted control of. Telling the people we care about…just how much we care about them while they… Read more »

You guys…this has been like 3 years in the making. Ever since I bought this house I stared at this perfect little space that was to be my very own office. Unfortunately, I never made the time to really fix the thing up. The walls were tan…the carpet was tan…and the furniture was old. It was the least attractive room of the house…and yet, I expected to come there and find inspiration. I didn’t. As a matter of fact, I… Read more »