• Faith,  Lifestyle

    Natural Deodorant

    Disclaimer: This post is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your physician in all health matters.  The weather’s heating up, and pits are getting sweaty – but if you’re like me, you’d kinda rather be smelly than use traditional deodorants. For good reason. Sorry hubs. Though the National Cancer Institute denies that traditional deodorants and antiperspirants are linked to breast cancer, and the American Cancer Society even calls the link a rumor – many scientists believe otherwise and studies have shown a relationship between the two. Underarm skin is soft, thin, and even more susceptible after shaving. Depending on the formulation of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Your Guide to True Crime

    The first Forensic Files I vividly remember watching was an episode on Darlie Routier. I was about 7-years-old and taking a sick day from school, home all alone. Most 90’s kids remember laying in bed with their chicken soup, binging The Price is Right and taking comfort in Bob Barker’s soothing voice – like his warm, grandpa-esqe appearance would keep the bad guys away. A True Crime freak from the start, I openly welcomed the bad guys. Darlie Routier stood accused of stabbing her two sons to death, and even at 7, none of the gruesome murder details frightened me. These days, I’m super picky about the ways I get…