Baring my Heart

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Sometimes I struggle with feeling like I don’t quite fit in.  I don’t really belong to the group of single people but at the same time don’t quite fit in to the married group of people.  You see, I have been separated from my husband these last three years. Sometimes I feel a lot older than my age…well I have the grey hairs and the beginnings of wrinkles to go along with it 😉  Granted I am only 28, but I feel like I have already lived a whole life being single, then married, and now separated.  It’s a weird feeling and hard to describe to someone who hasn’t experienced this path. Continue reading “Baring my Heart”

Thanks Living

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We’re going into the chillier months in the PNW which means a lot more time indoors for me.  One thing you all have to know about me is that If I’m at home, I’m usually wearing comfy pants and not jeans. In fact, I went through a phase (like a year!) where I never wore jeans after having Cole! Now I own (ONLY!) two pairs of blue jeans because comfy pants are definitely my #1.   I recently got these steel blue crushed velvet pants from PinkBlush and Oh my goodness, they are SO cute, and I was happily surprised with how soft they are. Continue reading “Thanks Living”

My Struggle with Anxiety

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It’s the worst thing in the world, when you can’t seem to control your emotions. It can come in the form of feeling like you are going to pass out, your heart is racing, and your vision starts to close in. All my fellow ladies who have struggled with this can tell you exactly what I’m talking about and that is anxiety. 

I first started experiencing anxiety after I stopped nursing Emma, and my hormones were getting back on track. I remember when I went on a trip and suffered with anxiety on the plane. Normally I would have been so excited to fly, but that time it was so weird because Continue reading “My Struggle with Anxiety”

Patience to Wear the Necklace

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I know the stereo type of someone into makeup would be that I sit for hours in front of the mirror. Well, no I don’t. I’m pretty quick most days-well you kind of have to learn how to do that as a mom (though in high school I definitely spent a long time getting ready). In fact, I’m a pretty expedient person now a days when it comes to getting things done or wanting to see results. It’s like when I check my abs a few days after working out for the first time, hoping to see something other than my post-baby pooch. I’m hoping I’m not the only one that does this! Continue reading “Patience to Wear the Necklace”

Swimsuit Insecurites

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I feel like I do this every spring. I start thinking about summer and swim suit season and think to myself, “I’m going to work out so that by summer I have at least a four pack and look all toned in a swim suit.” But every summer rolls by and this never becomes a reality.  I end up sticking with my one pack (i.e. my tummy) and “chicken arms” (my term for my skinny arms). I can laugh at it as I write this, but I was reminded that summer is definitely a season, where insecurities about my body run a little deeper.  I think most women would agree.  Continue reading “Swimsuit Insecurites”

Before You Light that Sparkler

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Hey Friends! Happy 4th of July weekend! I love this time of year-fireworks, good food…need I say more? I was in need of a quick outfit I could pull together for a get together I am going to this evening. So I pulled out a blue and white striped top and threw on my favorite red MAC lipstick. It’s a red-orange color which I love because it pairs well with an olive skin tone. Anyways, I was happy that I didn’t spend any money on my 4th outfit. Total win for me! Continue reading “Before You Light that Sparkler”

Mother’s Day for Single Moms feat. JES Designs


With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I think it’s common to hear or read encouraging words to mothers.  But I feel like there is a voice that needs to be heard, to be touched and that is the voice of the single mom.

Being a single mom is not something I’ve really talked about on my blog.  I am not divorced but have been separated from my husband for a few years.  Though I don’t feel fully equipped to share words that might inspire, might lift the spirits of these mom’s, I feel led to do so nonetheless.  I guess, who better to understand than someone else in the trenches of the single parent life?   Continue reading “Mother’s Day for Single Moms feat. JES Designs”