Natural Banana Peel Face Masks

Dating as far back as junior high, I had others jokingly comment on my skin care routine. At that time, a friend lovingly joked that I already had wrinkle creams (actually plain moisturizers) and we weren’t even in high school. I’ve been slathering on sunscreen every morning since I was stuck in the uniformed, plaid school […]

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My Journey Back to Work

Medical leave from work is something many people face, yet rarely discuss. Read on as I open up about my journey back to work through physical degeneration.

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Weddings…with Dysautonomia

For those new to our blog, welcome. For those who have been around, thank you for continuing to give this tiny blog a piece of your time. I believe that life is worth reflecting for the purpose of processing and growth. This post is a little heavier (and longer) than the normal positive posts I […]

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[Insert Communication Cliché Here]

As we prepare to move, I find myself slightly saddened. Kyle and I both agree that we have outgrown this loft and are eager for more space. As I pack up tiny mementos, reflecting on these two clashing emotions, the gloomier of the two leaves me curious, wondering. I’ve found that this tiny 692 sq ft loft is […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother's Day flowers

Mother’s Day inevitably makes me think of my own mother. I think back with loving admiration. My mom and I have some unshakeable bond, perhaps from the years spent just her and I. My mother worked three simultaneous jobs to keep me in a good school and put herself through college. She graduated, re-married and then […]

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Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day is here! I have been impatiently waiting for this day! In our family, teachers are revered. Growing up, I understood my teachers were to be respected. I knew if I got reprimanded at school, it would likely be worse at home. This was something I never questioned. It parallels other values of our […]

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Fruit Smoothies

carrot juice and banana smoothie

I recently felt well enough to have a quick dinner with a great friend, past roommate, and fellow blogger, Erica, of Founded in Flavor. Yay! Sipping my soup, eyeing Erica’s beautiful and colorful meal, and brainstorming ideas with her brilliantly creative mind got me excited to share a few recipes with you! This near liquid-only […]

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Vacation Planning

Vacation Essentials

Vacations can be stressful if one isn’t prepared. There are so many small things to worry about. Following the encouragement of one of my doctors, Kyle and I attempted a weekend get-a-way. We used an invitation from my FIL as the perfect excuse. In my Easter Reflection post, I briefly mentioned feeling both scared and excited. I […]

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Gift Ideas for Mom

I have a pair of pseudo grandparents that entered my life in early childhood, and lucky for me, never left. The instruction and guidance these two individuals have separately and collectively offered me is something I hope I can find a way to pass down to my children – a sentiment felt just as strongly […]

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Easter Reflection

I recently gained permission to travel. We decided to start with a quick road trip. It’s difficult to explain how toilsome traveling can be when you’re trying to manage an uncooperative body. Prior to this weekend, I must have made half a dozen lists of everything I could possibly need. I felt so nervous and […]

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