Today marks exactly 22 weeks and 5 days of my pregnancy journey…a journey that has been both magical & …difficult. When I received the news that a baby was on the way I spent hours trying to find a relatable pregnancy journey; but it seemed I could only find those who had an absolutely amazing pregnancy (or at least said they did) or those who had to muster the strength to endure some truly tragic and tough obstacles on their… Read more »

Good Morning & Happy Friday!! We made it. And for those of us in the midwest, we really…really deserve this Friday! Brrr!! This is going to be super quick – but I think you’re going to like it! Every Friday I will try to pop in here to share with you something (or a few somethings) I really enjoyed that week or something new I came across. Today’s post is something we can enjoy all February long! A friend emailed… Read more »

I’ve always been hesitant to call this space a “lifestyle blog”. It seemed a little bit daunting & overwhelming….placing this little outlet of mine in the same category of so many powerhouse blogs & brands. And to be honest, I never really believed that I had a place in the lifestyle realm; a 5′ 5″, size 6 (on a good day) with very little knowledge of fashion & decor is a tough sell against the leggy blondes with waist length… Read more »

Good Morning! Happy Wednesday! I’m super excited this morning because I’m finally getting around to sharing with all of you something I’ve been trying out myself for the last couple of months; I guess you would call it a little bit of a “positivity challenge”. Each week, for the past several weeks, I come up with just one positive task I can do each day of that week to make my week better, more productive and all around a happier experience…. Read more »

If you follow me anywhere on Social Media you’ve noticed the past several months I’ve been on a journey to a healthier, fitter version of myself. I joined an amazing support system and, in my opinion, family and I’ve experienced an amazing physical transformation so far. So, how did I find this new, healthy lifestyle? I was lucky enough to stumble across a couple on Instagram who dedicate their lives to helping people improve their own lives. They truly are an… Read more »

Sometimes…when I’m feeling especially nostalgic (and maybe a tad bit masochistic) I will dive into my book shelf of personal journals, opening & reading the very first one my hands make contact with. Usually it’s in the middle of the night, when sleep escapes me and I feel an absolute necessity to remember where I’ve been, who I’ve been and who others have been to me. I will sit in too little light, with too little blankets and bury myself… Read more »

I’m having an “off day”. You know the kind of day I’m talking about…nothing is particularly bad but nothing is really getting a smile out of me either. I mean, when Ozzy Man Reviews fails to make me laugh I know that I am definitely “off”, hormonal or just tired and….possibly…..today….carb deprived. 🙂 Regardless, today is “eh”. The morning was uneventful, the tasks monotonous and ordinary and after only about an hour of work in what I usually find to… 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 »

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 »