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It's easy to feel as if you're in paradise when you're away from home. Everything is an experience. The people speak differently, the roads lead to new destinations, and sometimes it even feels as if the air is a bit different. It wasn't until recently that I considered there's something more to the "refreshed" feeling I have the moment I leave my own little city in the Midwest. My most recent trip to Atlanta left me feeling energized and more motivated than I've been all year. However, within a couple weeks I found...

Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post. If you don't care to read about my girly parts, periods, and other natural joys of womanhood, feel free to browse my website for other fun content. :) INTRODUCTION  After experiencing the worst periods I've had in years this past December and January, I dove into the world of menstrual cycles and natural remedies for pain. I have a terribly heavy flow and the worst cramps, so I was desperate for a sign of hope. In the process of researching, I stumbled upon two products that I...

Hey Lovely Ladies! When was the last time you gave your makeup brushes a good clean? I'm hoping not too long! Dirty brushes carry tons of bacteria and can cause a range of problems from break outs to infections. I personally try to wash mine on a weekly basis. If you're a daily makeup user and don't want to go barefaced while your brushes dry, you can always buy an extra or travel set of your essential brushes to get you through a day or two. There are a lot of ways to clean your...

It's been a while since I made my last batch of homemade hair cream. For a while I've been trying to switch things up with store bought products, but I find they don't leave my hair with the moisture it needs. I often have to apply a layer of shea butter before using most products, then a layer of oil after applying the product; the last thing I want to do at the end of the day is go through a 3 to 4 step process before putting my hair...

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a singer, nurse, counselor, vet, and probably 10 other things. My dream vacation was a trip to Disneyland. I dreamed of buying a house that looked like a castle and being treated like royalty. As crazy as some of my countless dreams were, I can't help but miss the days I was able to truly believe that near impossible and completely unlikely things could happen. I'm not too sure when I stopped dreaming...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I've been fascinated with greenery since I moved into my apartment last Fall. In my first couples months, I looked at a hundred fake floral arrangements, succulents, trees, and could never connect with the items enough to feel happy decorating my apartment with them. I was missing the one plant I had started growing a couple years ago, but was terrified to change it's environment after making so much progress with it. I started it in a can of water a couple years ago, then upgraded it to a small pot when...