My mom works at a school and also does an after school program where she mentors young girls and does activities with them. As part of their end of year meeting, all the mentors are reading a letter they wrote from themselves to their 5th grade self about to enter junior high. She asked me to write one that she could read the girls, so they weren’t just hearing from older women and it really got me thinking! I wish[Read more]


“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back, everything is different…” – C.S. Lewis. Are you ever doing something typical in your normal, everyday life and remember something you used to love? Feelings of nostalgia came over me today when I was putting fresh sheets on the bed after a shower. I used to love coming in when I was little in the summer and showering at night (since there was no school or[Read more]


Why start a blog? To be honest, it’s because I finally have time. I started one in college writing anonymously and it was somewhat successful. I wasn’t making any money but I had a good amount of followers and was getting a lot of free items to review. As a broke college student, free was all I wanted. I could only get so far hiding behind a screen though – I felt like readers really wanted to know about the[Read more]


Typical boy meets girl at a bar… modern day fairytale, right?! Not quite. Ryan’s cousin, his “co-bestman”, said that we met so long ago and some may say that it was a missed opportunity but he thought that we just needed time to grow into the people we needed to be for each other. I love that and firmly believe that is true. I met Ryan when I was 19 and a sophomore in college. My friends and I loved[Read more]


*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page. I know these days everyone says, “This Is Us,” but I think it’s a good way to introduce fire + wife. Ryan and I have been married a month now but this picture shows us not exactly in our natural environment, but how life really is. The photographer told Ryan to whisper something sweet in my ear and you can see his dimple because he is[Read more]