Our Fairytale Beginning

Who remembers the beer that was served? The time it took for the photographer to take all the family photos? But the music? People dancing and laughing? The cousin that had a little too much fun and reenacted a Katy Perry music video? The song that took people back decades to their senior prom? The fun, free, couldn’t possibly have a bad memory associated with it soundtrack. I wanted current favorites and old favorites, and a few others mixed in that would leave people thinking, ‘how have I not heard this before?!’ … More Our Fairytale Beginning

Books Every Woman Needs

I’ve been a notable bookworm since I came out of the womb, at least that’s what a handful of baby photos have led me to believe. Traveling to a far off place, full of adventure can be so exciting. Made up worlds with characters who are flawed and brave, awkward and desired, unique and empowered. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize I enjoy many non-fiction books equally to the made-up works. The problem with this is that there never seems to be quite enough time to get to them all and my to-be-read pile never gets smaller! Here are five must read books for every woman on your list this holiday season. … More Books Every Woman Needs

Noticing What Matters

This post has been swirling in my head for months. Maybe I paid more attention because of the quarantine and businesses being closed. Maybe I paid more attention because I’m no longer at a job that literally takes over 70+ hours per week of my time. Maybe I paid more attention because I vowed to be more educated in what happens in the world than years past. Maybe I paid more attention simply because after eight years of my social media being dark I started an Instagram account. Regardless of the reason, the domino effects of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota put me into a hazy, dark, and twisted place. I can’t begin to fathom where it left so many others. … More Noticing What Matters

Five Items for Your Flight

Traveling by airplane isn’t anything that’s new to me. I’ve been flying by myself since I was five years old. To put that in perspective for you, that would have been 1990, pre 9/11 and all the airport security changes. I could take my full water bottle or apple juice from the car all the way through security. My parents could walk me to and from the gate. On occasion my mom was even allowed on the plane to buckle me in. Unless you were in First Class, there were never assigned seats. For some of you that just blew your mind. For me, I’m mulling over whether that’s my version of, ‘in my day we walked up hill both ways in the snow to school…’ Ha! … More Five Items for Your Flight

Five Things to Counter Stress

There are a lot of words we could use to describe what’s going on in the world lately. There are even more to describe how we all feel about it. The word I find myself using the most is “weird.” It’s weird out there you guys. The world is weird. While hundreds of things happening on a “normal” day will wind up in a history book somewhere, it is an odd feeling to realize what is happening with COVID-19 will be in everyone’s history books around the world. Even more, the chapter is still being written and we don’t know how it’s going to end. … More Five Things to Counter Stress