23 June

GOING MAKEUP-FREE

Posted in BEAUTY, HEALTH, LIFE
GOING MAKEUP-FREE

I’ve been working on this blog for a while now, and then I saw my beautiful soul sister post something similar to her Instagram. I wanted to share what she said, as well, because it’s a great way to sum up what I’m trying to say on this subject.  “Real talk. There’s this story among […]

19 June

BALD HEAD ISLAND: 2017

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BALD HEAD ISLAND: 2017

At Bald Head Island with my family, the only exercise I get is walking in the sand or dancing in the circle of beach chairs my family arranges as the day goes on and more people arrive to the sea. We are a people of music and dancing: if your toe is tappin’, get up. […]

13 June

HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF INTO A MORNING PERSON

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HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF INTO A MORNING PERSON

I don’t know that I will ever completely be a morning person. At heart, I’m a Night Owl, but the older I get, the more I value good sleep and productive days. The days of teenage schedules and sleeping until the late afternoon are gone. Long gone, my friend. So now, I try to get […]

12 May

HOUSEPLANTS

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HOUSEPLANTS

When I lived at home, I remember my mom used to bring freshly cut flowers inside during the spring and summer, and then dry them so she could keep them in an arrangement year-round. I don’t ever remember her having a bunch of house plants that she had to water or keep alive—I imagine dealing with […]

24 April

THE STORIES I WANT TO TELL

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THE STORIES I WANT TO TELL

I’ve always been a writer in my heart, even before I knew what stories I wanted to tell. When I was younger, I kept little notebooks with me at all times, to write lists or song lyrics or just doodle during class. My friends in high school were fascinated by them. They weren’t really journals, […]