Last Minute Halloween Costumes: Through the Generations

Halloween is around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re awesome at procrastinating. Case in point: I got the idea for this post in July, probably, and didn’t do any real work until almost October. But, with that said: these costumes are super quick to pull together and made up entirely of pieces that I either already owned or was able to pick up at Goodwill, so it’s super thrifty, too. I pulled together Halloween costumes inspired by the twenties, late forties, sixties, and seventies and though I could give you a quick walk-through on my process. 20’s Inspired Look…

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How I Treat My Endometriosis Without Hormonal Intervention

.I’ve talked a lot about my struggles with mental health in the past, but I’m less vocal about one of the root causes: endometriosis. I’ve been living with endometriosis since I was twelve years old, though it took nearly a decade of condescending, dismissing remarks from doctors to get a diagnosis. The first time I complained to a doctor about the pain that came along with my period, he dramatically rolled his eyes and said, “Welcome to womanhood. What you’re experiencing is normal and you’ll be experiencing it for the next 40 years.” And for a few years, I believed…

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Let Me (Re)Introduce Myself

Hey there! It’s been a while, but I’m back. It was never my intention to disappear from the blogging world the way I did, and I even tried to jump back in a few times, but it was never the right time. I’ve spent the past month and a half preparing for my reemergence into blogging, so this time it’s for real (promise!) Before I get any further: let me clarify why I left the blogging world. There is no dramatic excuses or crazy answers, but I was simply burnt out. I’ve been blogging for almost five years now, and…

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6 Ways I’m Reducing My Footprint in 2018

I’ve proudly embraced my status as the hippie in my friend group: I’m the veggie munching, plant loving, trying-to-save-the-world mom of my friends. And lately? I’ve really been focused on the “trying to save the world” portion of my personality my reducing my environmental footprint. My dad tries to protect my bleeding heart by always telling me, “You can’t help everyone,” and I’ve made it my mission to prove him wrong. (Love you, dad!) The truth is, there are ways that I can help everyone and I’ve been trying to be really conscious about making choices that not only make my own…

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How I’m Taking Control of My Mental Health

Long time no chat, friends! This is the longest I’ve gone without sitting down and blogging since I can remember and first and foremost: I’m sorry. First: I’m sorry for the ramble-y nature of this post. I’m writing stream of conscious and very heart-to-heart focused. I’m not aiming for polished. I just want to get my words out! Secondly, I do know that as of late I’ve definitely dropped the ball when it comes to blogging, and I’ve gotten a lot of nice emails and comments from all of you that have gone unanswered (it’s on my must-do to-do list…

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