Ready to Write

It has been a while since my last post, but I am so happy to be writing here tonight. This hiatus has been my longest since I started blogging back in 2012. To be frank – the stress of the … Read More

What I Read in 2020

One of my goals for my YEAR OF CHALLENGE was to read 10 new books. I counted audio books, digital books, & physical books when reviewing my finished list. Click either the book covers or linked titles to purchase! #1 … Read More

Year of Challenge: Reviewing the Results

Major shout-out to anyone who kicks off their full plan for the year ahead in January. I am usually not one of those people, but I am committed to purposeful growth, even if it takes me a bit longer to … Read More

Growing, Hoping, & Trying

President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in to protect & serve the United States of America this week. This poignant moment deserves celebration after four years of frustration, disappointment, & fear. Tears of relief & cheers … Read More


I am thrilled to be featuring a small business that is close to my heart this evening! My cousin, RYAN, launched her own digital art shop in the midst of the chaos that is 2020. That fact alone is one … Read More

Gift Guide: Female-Owned Brands

Sharing my final gift guide of the season today! This guide features products from female-owned brands – many of which I have shopped from for years. #1 BLACK SLINGBACK PUMP I first discovered SARAH FLINT through one of my favorite … Read More

Gift Guide: Black-Owned Brands

My second holiday post is full of bright gift picks! All of the gift recommendations in this list are from Black-owned businesses. I am super excited to purchase items from these brands for myself & for others on my list. … Read More

Gift Guide: Queer-Owned Brands

Today is my first day sharing holiday gift guides! As I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, BAD ON PAPER, I heard a summary of exactly why this activity is making me feel even happier than usual. Becca … Read More

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. Yet, within our country, this statement continues to be a point of contention. In years prior, I would acknowledge that Black lives matter in private conversations with loved ones. Unfortunately, I missed opportunity after opportunity to be … Read More

Caring For Community During COVID-19

It is hard to find the right words currently. I am doing nothing perfectly during this period, but I am hoping I can share a few ways to care for others amidst the chaos of COVID-19. In writing this post, … Read More