• Family,  Lifestyle

    Sentimental Staples with Stella & Dot

    Disclaimer: I received both necklaces, featured here, in exchange for my honest review. Additionally, this post contains affiliate links – meaning that I will earn a small commission if you shop through them. Thanks so much! Last week, Cole and I celebrated 3 months of marriage. His aunt took us out to dinner and asked how married life is. She wanted to know how we’re adjusting to living together. We just laughed. I said – “Well, I don’t think we really know.” A few days after we got married, Cole started a new job and stayed in West Texas for over a month. So establishing a routine of living together…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Dementia: Finding your Purpose

    Today, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on an experience I had a few weeks ago and introduce you to Rivet Revolution –  a brand that advocates for Alzheimer’s Awareness. Last month, I attended the second annual Dementia Boot Camp in Tyler, Texas. Pharmacy, nursing, and OT students underwent a Virtual Dementia Tour where we had a spiky plastic insert placed in our shoes, large gloves on our hands, a head set with distracting noises placed over our ears, and colored glasses that simulated tunnel vision over our eyes. Then, we were verbally given a list of tasks to complete and evaluated on our performance. Out of my…

  • Fashion

    Fashion Friday- Betsy Boo’s Boutique

    Hi y’all! Happy Friday- we made it to the weekend and I can’t wait to share a new online boutique with y’all. Today we’ll go through an entire outfit, from earrings to shoes, all from Betsy Boo’s! Now if you’re like me and ate way too many Valentine goodies yesterday, the last thing you wanna think about right now is squeezing into a pair of skinny jeans. But these dark wash skinnies have plenty of stretch! They are a thick denim, but still comfy and easy to move in. I rolled mine up because I’m so short, but they great uncuffed, and I love that they aren’t ripped or distressed!…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Endo Warriors – My Experience with Livia

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you! After starting my period during Spring Break of fifth grade, I missed an entire week of school because my cramps and headaches were so bad that I vomited off and on for days. Two years later, I went on birth control in hopes of controlling my terrible cycles. I felt so weird being on the pill at twelve years old, but we had tried everything and this was only other option my doctor offered. I was miserable during the 10-14 days that my period lasted and…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Bedtime Routine

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I will earn a small commission if you shop through them, at no additional cost to you! If you follow me on Instagram or know me in real life, you’ve probably heard me complain about my issues with sleep. For years, I’ve struggled with falling asleep or staying asleep. It was so bad that I slept every night in my parents bed until I was like 13, because being near my mom was the only way I was calm enough to fall asleep and stay out. When we were in high school, Cole suggested that I start taking ZzzQuil which knocked me out…

  • Family,  Fashion

    Sunday Best Dress: Proverbs 31

    This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through it, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! Welcome back friends – I’m so happy you’re back on my couch for the third installment of our new weekly series Sunday Best Dress, where we talk Faith + fashion! I love this corduroy jumper dress from 3 Brunette’s Boutique – click here to read all about it! But today, I want to focus more on the Faith part of our Sunday series, so let’s just dive right in. When I was 17, I really started thinking a lot about marriage and the kind of wife I wanted…

  • Faith,  Fashion,  Lifestyle

    5 Minute Face

    This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for the support! After studying oncology last semester and processing my cousin’s cancer diagnosis, I became really interested in the ingredients of the products I was putting in and on my body. I stopped drinking, I started thinking more about the medications I was taking. And I became even more paranoid about sugar. It just really gave me pause and made me want to take better care of myself. The scientist in me thrives on clinical research, and I was completely disgusted when I realized…

  • Fashion

    Desert Tide Boutique

    Over on Instagram, I partnered with Desert Tide Boutique to give away a beautiful floral-printed maxi dress, in their signature buttery soft fabric! We announced the winner today so head over to the post to find out! If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry- Desert Tide Boutique has a special offer just for you. They marked this Bouquet of Blessings Floral Dress down to $36, just in time to order for Spring! I know it feels icy in most parts of the country, but Easter is only 80 days away. My favorite part of this dress, aside from how soft the 96/4-Polyester/Spandex blend is, is that it has pockets!…

  • Fri-Yay Five,  Wedding

    Young + Yoked

    This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.  Raised in a small Baptist church, when I hear the term “yoked,” I don’t think of Matthew 11:29-30. Instead, my brain automatically displays an image of a sad ox and I think about what it means to be unequally yoked. I hear the advice of so many pastors, well-meaning family friends and youth leaders – above all, do not find yourself in an unequally yoked relationship. With this in mind, my requirements list was short. This isn’t to say I didn’t have standards; I just knew what was…

  • Fashion

    Sunday Best Dress: Anxiety

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! Photos by Jenna Roman Photography.  Earlier this week on Instagram, I shared about my most recent panic attack and how Cole and I handled it together. Today, I want to share a scripture that I’ve committed to memory and cling to during these times of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with these moments – the shaking hands, the chest pains, the unexplained red-hot hives – but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally received a…