Because Life…

How do you keep going when shit gets real? When something so major happens that if you heard someone else tell the story you would be mortified, but you, stuck in the middle of your life just keep going. How do you do that? What part of your brain has to turn on or turn off so that you can make sure lunches still get made and the garbage goes out (because last weeks upheaval...

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In That Moment I Had To Decide!

So this happened yesterday morning...although I believe the events, (the ones inside and outside my head), over the past few days, weeks even, had been working their way up to it. On its own...the moment is nothing, barely a blip on the day-to-day radar, but in that small moment I made a huge decision, one that maybe I have made before and didn't realize the significance so I had to make it again, so that I could...

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Authentic Is The New Perfect

There are certain certainties that exist when you grow up under a fixed mindset. You can be no more than you ever are and all that you are is who you are now. Kinda cryptic right?!? I know...that's how I felt as a child. Living a life preset for me, the origin of which was a mystery, and no amount of intelligence, which I was often told I had, could crack the code that was...

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Sometimes shit gets hard…

This week has been exceptionally informational...I realized that I am meant for great things, I am absolutely fearful that no matter what I do I will never have enough money and when your kid refuses to poo none of that matters. Because now my world is consumed by the fact that no matter what I do to encourage her to go, she may be traumatized for life. I am on the cusp of taking a huge leap in my life,...

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Honey, you will always get what you ask for.

This is for my girls...I love you both with all my heart and all that I am! You will always get what you ask for... So choose your words (even the ones in your head) wisely because the parts of you that control your brain, your muscles and all of your thoughts, are listening. And they don't care why you say what you do, they just listen and do everything in they're power (which is...

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Being Good at Being Married is the Easiest Hard Thing I Do Every Day.

the beginning  lingerie and antipasto platters I sometimes feel like I was a late bloomer when it comes to marriage and as a result I had the privilege to live an interesting life before I was lucky enough to find the one. I needed to live in order to recognize the immense value in the amazing man I now call my husband.                     Basically I needed to make a lot...

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Have you given yourself permission to start?

When I started to really think about what I wanted to do with my creative life I used to get very overwhelmed by all the things I didn't know. Which was pretty much everything! I had no idea how to draw, how to use Instagram let alone manage multiple social media platforms simultaneously, how to paint, how to write, how to hand-letter or most importantly how take time for myself and listen to my heart....

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Welcome to the Party!!!

Today is...well it's pretty fucking awesome!!!! I am so amazed that this day is finally here... Website Launch Day!!! But before we get into that...indulge me as a take a minute as I just want, NEED, to start off with one of many necessary huge thank-yous...this is a big shout out to my friend and master web designer Leanne Kodsmann!!! Her friendship, support and supreme genius made today possible. I have no idea how to...

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Be Your Best Self

Do you sometimes feel stuck, unsure, and a bit jealous of all the people out there doing it, really doing something with their lives, taking risks, being happy? I felt that way to! When it got bad, I mean like sit on the couch in the dark feeling sorry for myself bad, I would numb myself with whatever was within arms length...TV, social media, gossip, food, booze. Then, with a slight shift in my perspective, I...

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