Bereavement, Mental Health, Opinion

What Depression Looks Like

In the wake of celebrity suicide there is always an initial push on social media encouraging those who are living with depression and/or suicidal tendencies to reach out if they're considering taking their life. But, the problem is it's just not that easy. While it's a really nice sentiment, most of the time if you're… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

Influencer Advice, Opinion, writing

It’s Not A Race

A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend who has been on Instagram and building her "Influencer" status for five years. She's enjoyed some success with it, with just over 13k followers and she's been able to enjoy some really wonderful experiences because of it. But, when asked why she hadn't posted regularly… Continue reading It’s Not A Race

Influencer Advice, Reviews, sponsored

A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

If you've been following the blog for a while, you've probably already checked out this post, where I discussed some of my FAVORITE apps I use as a micro-influencer and blogger. (If you haven't, make sure you toodle over there and give it a read when you're done here. It's full of good stuff!) One… Continue reading A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

Influencer Advice, Opinion, Reviews, Uncategorized

You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

A recent news story has gone viral regarding an influencer and a Dublin hotel the influencer contacted about an exchange of services. You can find information about the situation here and I encourage you to do so. This whole debacle has had me thinking a lot about what we do as bloggers/micro-influencers who represent ourselves… Continue reading You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

Marriage, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Parenthood, Thirties

When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness

Navigating the difficult journey of loving someone with a mental illness is a daunting task, requiring more grace and resolve than most people think they're capable of. When we look at someone who has a physical illness or disability, we can see how cruel it would be to leave a person in the midst of… Continue reading When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness

Feminism, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Parenthood, Southern, Thirties

To The Women Who Have Hurt Me: I Forgive You

This has been a long time coming. I didn't intend to get to this point. As a matter of fact, I thought myself brave for not even considering forgiveness. It took me years to work up the courage to get justifiably angry and once I got there, it never occurred to me that there'd come… Continue reading To The Women Who Have Hurt Me: I Forgive You

diy, Haircare, how to, Influencer Advice, Makeup, Reviews

6 Apps I Use On A Daily Basis

Having the right tools can help you build upon your talent and help you better take advantage of the opportunities presented to you. I wouldn't be able to do as much as I currently do with my social media and influencer deals if not for these six apps that I use on an actual daily… Continue reading 6 Apps I Use On A Daily Basis

Marriage, Opinion, Thirties

Ten Years – Reflecting On A Decade Of Marriage

We're told to never give up on our dreams. Movies, television shows, quotes on Pinterest, and captions on fitness models' pictures scream at us that we can achieve our goals and we can make our own dreams come true...if we don't give up. "In two weeks you'll feel it. In four weeks you'll see it...ect,… Continue reading Ten Years – Reflecting On A Decade Of Marriage

Bereavement, Opinion, Thirties, Uncategorized

A Do Nothing B*tch

I remember writing frantic Facebook posts about the big things happening or potentially happening, hoping that by putting words to these dreams of bigger, greater things they might somehow become more real than layers of code splayed across my cell phone screen. Inevitably those flights of fancy and delusions of grandeur never materialized out of… Continue reading A Do Nothing B*tch

diy, how to, Opinion

“I’m Not Here To Make Friends” Is Dumb & Why Collaboration Matters

A few months ago I was fortunate to be invited to a small Facebook support group for beauty bloggers. The idea behind this group was simple: share information about how to contact brands, share tips and advice about social media, and gain access to built-in engagement from real life people. These groups, or pods, are… Continue reading “I’m Not Here To Make Friends” Is Dumb & Why Collaboration Matters