• HOLIDAYS

    Christmas Cheer Playlist

    “THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER IS SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR.” Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit quite like Christmas music!! Elvis, Eartha Kitt, Bing Crosby…all blessing us with their joyful talent. Each year, November rolls around and it takes every ounce of self-control (that I don’t have) to hold off on blasting my fave festive tunes. First or second week go by, and I give in!! Yes, I’ve already found the 24 hour radio station and it’s programmed in my car. No shame!! Please just let me be holly jolly for like 2 whole months in peace:) In years prior, I would just go to…

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    VSCO Photo Editing (for beginners)

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of editing photos?? The super artsy, all white space, tumblr aesthetics in your feed… OR is it something more along the lines of the over exposed, highly saturated ORANGE toned edits?? Back when XXPRO and VALENCIA were basically the only options for Instagram…and NO ONE knew what the hell a “theme” was. Luckily, over time, we have slowly evolved, and managed to realize our mistakes. (Please don’t try to search back to 2013-14 posts of mine. I promise you will be scarred.) Now, personally, editing photos was never really something that I used to do… I always tried to work…

  • INSPIRATIONAL

    Collect Moments NOT Things

    “Collect Moments NOT Things” When was the last time you did something for YOU? Solely for the memories you’ll make, and the happiness you’ll feel? Not for the amount of likes you will receive…not for the amount of followers you will gain…   In this day and age, it is harder than ever to do things without showing them off! Instagram posts, Snapchat stories, Facebook statuses and Tweets… So many outlets, why wouldn’t we want to use them!? Don’t get me wrong–social media is a bad habit of mine, and I’m positive I have over exposed my fair share of memories! But it’s what we do best! It’s how we’ve…

  • INSPIRATIONAL

    Failure is NOT an Option

    “DON’T SIT IN DARKNESS. REACH FOR THE LIGHT.” I read this quote recently and just couldn’t seem to get it off my mind! Now if you know me, you know that I don’t truly believe in accidents. My life motto is that everything happens for a reason! So on that note, as I drove past this church near home, I noticed the sign out front. It is very well known for their clever phrases and memorable quotes, but this one has really stuck with me! Thought provoking if you must. We shouldn’t ever be afraid to try something new! Great things never came from comfort zones… It wasn’t until after…

  • RECIPES

    The PERFECT Cinnamon Roll Recipe

    I don’t know about you, but I have one heck of a sweet tooth!! Basically living my life by the saying, “Life is short, eat dessert first.”  Well, in this case, we’re eating BREAKFAST first… After hours of scouring the internet, I finally came across this cinnamon roll recipe from a family on YouTube! It has been passed down through the generations, and those are always the best kind!! You can’t go wrong with a classic.  (I will link their original video down below.) Now let’s get started! I’m basically drooling over the sheer thought of these beauties… INGREDIENTS: 3 Tablespoons of yeast 1 Tablespoon of sugar 1 cup of warm…

  • INSPIRATIONAL

    Friends Turned to Strangers

    From 18 years of friendship…to basically strangers. I lost the one person I never thought I could lose… You know when you’re younger, and you get those necklaces that say BFF on them? YOU get one half of the heart, and your friend gets the other? You promise to never take them off, and you swear to each other that you will be bestest friends forever!? Those were the days… Naive little souls, with not a clue what the world would have in store for them. Makes you want to go back in time and say, “Just wait, my dear…you   have   no   idea…” Now, I don’t want to just dive…