My home is not a turnstile.

My home is a sacred place. The place where I recharge from draining conversations, loud noises, and traffic-related stress (my introversion is showing, I know). Home is where my child lives, where my plants grow, and where everything on the walls and on the shelves has meaning, a story. Home is where I know the…

A Song for When Your Dreams Are Under Fire

You must prevail. “Ready Aim” Mali Music I’m on an airplaneAnd the destination of this flight is to the other sideGuess I have to go thereGuess I have to come here yeahI know where I’m from but nowI’m headed where I’m going rightBut there are powers, in the air, you can’t see themAnd they have…

Self-sabotage is a hell of a drug.

Blame my introversion, or maybe it’s just Candace Candace-ing, but analyzing the kinks in code, copy, and content doesn’t end for me when the clock strikes five. I like to think about what I think about. I like to excavate my belief system to extract the stories that influence my day-to-day. The stories I can’t…

Advice for my daughter.

Use your words wisely, dear one. You are the author and the main character of the greatest story ever told.  No one but you and your Creator can write it. I’m so grateful you chose me to bring you Earthside, but I’m only here to observe. I’ll keep your paper and pens stocked, and your…

Vichy Minéral 89 First Impressions

We received a few minutes of rain today in Las Vegas. Those few raindrops were appreciated.  Speaking of moisture, let’s chat briefly about the Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer by Vichy Laboratories. I unboxed and tried this moisturizer today for the first time. Unlike many serums and moisturizers I’ve used in the past that…

L’Occitane en Provence Purifying Mask

Meet me in France, mon chéri! Now that little Miss Aev is on a somewhat predictable schedule, I’m excited about getting back into skincare and herbal remedies. Let’s play in this deliciously green purifying mask by L’Occitane en Provence! If you enjoy the smell of thyme, you’ll love this mask. Organic thyme is high in…

My favorite content creators are depressed.

Depression. Burn out. Writer’s block. Your favorite creators are tired, y’all.  A few months ago I hopped back on YouTube as a consumer for the first time in several years. I subscribed to the content creators I once looked to for makeup tutorials and skits. I binge-watched commentary videos on the latest celebrity news. I…

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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…

How I Manicure My Nails At Home

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…

Crumbl Cookies Las Vegas

Today I bypassed the salads and the smoothies. 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…