Health

Seven Ways to Treat Yourself this Weekend

Valentine’s Day is over and the three day weekend is upon us! I don’t know about you but I’m not in the habit of treating myself—whether that be with some alone time, kind words, something sweet (or salty), or a pretty present. Life is busy and sometimes I have a hard time saying no to others and yes to my own needs. But, since it’s the season of love, I figured it was high time I paid a little attention…

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Entertaining

A Quick Guide to the Ultimate Galentine’s Party

You say Valentine and I say Galentine! Don’t get me wrong, I adore my boyfriend and he always make Valentine’s Day so special (one year he taught himself to hand-knit and made me a giant scarf that was even better than the one I’d wanted for a while). BUT! There is also something so fun about celebrating the Day of Love with your gal pals. A few years ago my roommates and I threw our first Galentine’s Day party. We…

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Lovely Lives Here : Part II

I thought I’d share a bit about my hopes and dreams for this space. I spent a whole $13 on a domain name so I’d like to put it to good use, ya know? When writing out my goals for 2017, I came across this scripture: “How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty!” Psalm 84:1 Without context this scripture probably doesn’t speak to you. It definitely didn’t speak to me. But, then a few days later I “stumbled” (lol…

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Lovely Lives Here : Part I

Full disclosure, I’ve cried more in the last year than I ever have before. I finished my last semester of my undergrad (goodbye finals), I graduated from college (hello student loans), moved across the country (y’all Seattle does not have tacos lemme just tell ya), started a big girl job (lol I sit at a desk from 9-5 what the heck it’s fine), and said goodbye to every part of myself that I’ve identified with for the last few years.…

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