Better Out Than In

One of the not so appropriate things my father would say during my childhood was, “Better out than in!” In case you didn’t guess his reason, it had to do with bouts of flatulence. Not, “Excuse me.” No, “Begging your pardon.” It was, “Better out than in,” more times than not. Daddy may have said…

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Summer 2021 Display

Good evening lovelies! It’s hard to believe I’m smack dab in the middle of my fifth summer in Las Vegas.  One thing I miss about living in the Midwest is watching the seasons change. I took for granted all those years in Indiana being able to witness the leaves transition to their fall wardrobe. I…

Anise Star Essential Oil

With an aroma similar to black licorice, anise star oil is used to relieve symptoms related to breathing difficulties such as bronchitis, colds, or flu.   Should you wait until the winter months to purchase this essential oil? No! But even with an affordable price point, this oil is not for everyone, no matter the season….

5 Tips for an Amazing At-Home Manicure

Good evening! I haven’t posted any beauty content in awhile, so I thought I’d share 5 things to keep in mind if you want an amazing at-home manicure using acrylic nails. I’ve done my own nails at home for many years, and really enjoy this small act of self-care that I can enjoy while I…

Today I satisfied my sweet tooth. 

Today I satisfied my sweet tooth.  I had my first bite of Crumbl Cookies in 2020 when I was pregnant with Aevrie. I lived close to the UNLV location at the time, and thought the shop was so cute. I loved the concept, a rotating menu of fresh baked cookies available for pick-up or delivery….

Today I started a new journal. 

I love the feeling of starting something new. I picked up a new journal at my local Barnes & Noble to track my progress with starting another stream of income. I wanted a black, spiral journal that didn’t have any writing prompts or quotes. I loved this black and gold journal distributed by Fringe Studio,…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Working in the mental health field for over 20 years has given me a front-row seat to many of the struggles those living with a mental health diagnosis endure. Whether clinically diagnosed or not, many contend with societal stigma, problems locating culturally competent providers, or finding affordable services. Often,…

Our thoughts betray us.

Nothing is ever as good or as bad as you think.Nothing ever takes as long or lasts as long as you think.When you’re wrong about it all, every thing is still alright.In all ways, it’s always all right.Our thoughts often betray us. We trust them the most.Being is living is unlearning is freedom.Being is breathing…

Today I went on a flower hunt.

Today I searched for beauty in the spaces I occupy everyday. In my hurried comings and goings I never stopped to appreciate the beauty and fragrance of my neighborhood and my place of work. Today I went on a flower hunt. “If you want to be happy, be.” Leo Tolstoy Featured image by Ante Samarzija…

Today I made tea.

Today I made tea. That’s it. That’s the headline.  For the last few months, I’ve attempted to map out the best plan of attack for launching my YouTube channel. I’ve pondered and re-pondered. I’ve mulled and reconsidered. I even uploaded a couple of videos, but I wasn’t particularly proud of them.  I’ve had several false…

Camphor Oil for Pain & Inflammation

Native to Asia grows the large cinnamomum camphora, aka the camphor laurel.  An evergreen tree that can grow to be as tall as 98 feet and as wide as 66 feet in circumference, the camphor laurel can now be found worldwide.  In Australia, it is called the camphorwood, and in the southern region of the…

Today is my first Mother’s Day.

Today, and every day, I am grateful for my mom.  Before I became a mom, I didn’t believe the women who said they couldn’t fully appreciate their mothers until they became a mom themselves. That notion always seemed silly to me. Even as a young adult I felt like I had a pretty good understanding…