Category Family

Adventures at Animal Kingdom

What’s in this post: adventures at Animal Kingdom including why it’s sometimes necessary to run into the rain (literally and figuratively) and the brightest, most comfortable sneakers ever!  The Look: Low Sinchi Colorful Sneaker from ISKAY Shoes ($60.00) // Natassia Cupro Dress from francesca’s ($38.00) and here’s a similar one ($44.00) in case they don’t have your size // Violet Ray Kendall Backpack ($49.95) // Wing Ding Pew and Zigger Small Beaded Bracelets from the Kutula Kiss Desert Rose Collection (COMING SOON!) Animal Kingdom might just be my favorite Disney park. There’s just something about the atmosphere that brings out the inner adventurer inside all of us. For example, every time I see the Festival of the Lion King show, I question my career path because my heart is definitively sure I’m meant to be the flying blue bird. Maybe one day when I’m famous they’ll invite me to be her for a

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VLOG 2: Cozying Up to Rejection

This face perfectly expresses how I feel about three things in particular: cold weather, my little sister going off to college, and being rejected in my business (and also vegetables, but that’s not relevant to this video). I’m aware that I might lose some fans when I say this, but I am not a fan of fall… like at all. And, my birthday is even in October! I like hot summer days and tropical everything. I do not like pumpkin spice anything or having to wear gloves when I text outside. But whether I like it or not, fall is coming (ugh). There’s a lot of other things going on in my life right now that I’m just not ready for – like my sister going off to college, and facing rejection in my business. But, like seasons, these things are coming regardless of my stance on them. So, this

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Getting Clear About You

In this post: You’ll find a note on leaning into things that make you feel the most like yourself (even when it’s not always easy), skin-clearing organic products that bring out your true self, and the story of a strong woman who turned the loss of her mother into a movement for women to take better care of themselves. What does being yourself even mean? To be honest, I’m not totally sure. I’m still trying to figure out who I am. But, I know it means staying away from anything that makes you feel like less and pulling yourself closer to things that make you feel like more. It also means standing firm in the things that make you feel more alive, more blissful, more clear, and more capable. For me, that means stuff like working out and taking care of my skin. It means doing those things even when

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3 Tips for Helping Your Friends and Family Understand What It’s Like To Own A Business

Entrepreneurship can be a rewarding and draining path to choose or both depending on the day! You probably came up with a great concept or product for your business, developed a business plan and came up with unique marketing techniques. You were so excited to get the word out because you just knew all of your friends and family would immediately be supportive, right? Well, I know it’s not that simple and at this point if you have launched your business you most likely do too. RELATED: Maintaining a Relationship with Your Partner While Being an Entrepreneur It’s not that your friends and family don’t care about your new venture. They care and support you just as they have done for years. A lot of the time they don’t understand the support that is needed from the outside to help your business really succeed. They didn’t get to watch Steve

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The Impact My Dad’s Suicide Still Has on Me

7 years ago today, I came home from school to the most devastating news that my dad committed suicide (more on that moment here). Some days, I look back and have no idea how it’s been 7 years and how I’ve manage to make it so far since then. Other days, it feels like it was yesterday and I still cry myself to sleep (not baby tears, like bawling my eye out because it still hurts so bad). I didn’t have the best relationship with my dad. He wasn’t my best friend or the most incredible role model a daughter could hope for. But, he was still my dad and I loved him with my entire heart. He tried to teach me about things like money, how people think, and how the world works and I was too naive to listen. Now I’d give anything to replay those conversations and to

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Home is Truly Where the Heart Is

Family. You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. In all honestly, I have never appreciated my family more than right now at this very moment. I have been away from them for only two months now and it has helped me realize what a home truly is. A house is not a physical place at all in my mind. Home is truly the people you have in your life that love you unconditionally. While living away from my mom, dad and grandparents I can hear all their advice whirling around in my head when I am going about my daily routine; Especially while walking alone at night or when I am buying groceries. “Be patient. Be aware of your surroundings. Work on having a budget. Take care of yourself. Don’t let the water run. Use your common sense. Make a new friend everyday. Be kind to

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