Not my dress but such a pretty one! I think you can tell by my face that I was genuinely having fun! As a plus size bride, I was a little anxious to go shopping for my wedding dress. I’ve read the horror stories about bridal shops not carrying bigger sizes, asking brides if they’re [...]
Tag: self love
Curly Hair Update: Fave Products & Techniques
My hair styled after my most recent curl cut! Hey there! It’s been awhile since I shared about my curl journey. I thought I’d share my latest favorite products & the best methods I’ve found for my hair! As always, I’m all for promoting self-love & accepting ourselves as we are. So wherever you are [...]
A Few Life Updates..
Hi again! I’ve missed this blog! I’m so happy to be getting back to writing more again. The last few months have been wild & there’s a lot to catch up on! A few updates: My sister gets married this week!John & I are under contract to buy a HOUSE! I’m teaching summer school. I’ll [...]
Wear Whatever Brings You Joy!
Hi friends! Something I’ve been trying to focus on lately is wearing outfits that bring me JOY. Gone are the days that I’d wear something uncomfortable or just felt meh about. We don’t have time for that! Here are some questions I’ve been keeping in mind as I get dressed in the morning: Do I [...]
I’ve Been Blogging for Two Years?!
Hey there, I JUST realized that today is the two year anniversary of this blog! I’m so thankful to have a safe space to write & be vulnerable. In a world that can very easily begin to feel dark, this blog provides me with an encouraging community that relates to my content & a fun [...]
Don’t Forget to Celebrate
Hi friends, You are AMAZING! You are kind, intelligent, strong, successful. You’re doing so much & I want you to take a moment & CELEBRATE that. That’s what today’s blog post is about: celebrating. I hope your week is off to a good start so far! We’ve had a lot going on lately & things [...]
I’m wishing you a healthy, happy New Year! Happy New Year! I hope you’ve been finding some time to rest & recharge during the holiday season. I had a low key, relaxing Christmas & New Year’s Eve & plan on spending the weekend cleaning our apartment before heading back to school on Monday! (Where did [...]
Magic. Pure magic is how I would describe our weekend trip to Nashville; the place we got engaged! My heart could literally burst from how loved I’m feeling. Thank you so much for all of the love & well-wishes on social media. I couldn’t be more grateful for the people in my life & how [...]
Healthy (ish!) Meals for the Lazy Chef
I’ve been trying to think of cooking as a form of self-care recently! I’m quite possibly the laziest person ever when it comes to cooking. I like easy, quick recipes, & even then I might order takeout if I don’t feel like making something. 🤷🏻♀️😂 I’ve been trying to cook at home more recently & [...]
My First Mental Health Counseling Residency Experience
Validated. Supported. Encouraged. Inspired. Motivated. This is how I felt immediately following my first residency experience. There is something so empowering about spending a long weekend with a group of people who share the same goals & values that you do; we all came from different backgrounds & had different stories, but shared a common [...]