My Friend Flicka: book review

Ten-year-old Ken McLaughlin returns home to Goose Bar Ranch after a long year of school. The wide open pastures, rolling hills and grazing horses call Ken to join them for hours of imagination, but after his father discovers his poor school marks, Ken must suppress his imagination and prove himself to his father. Hoping Ken…

body confidence

The other day, my friend confessed to me and a couple other close friends that she was having body confidence issues. She told us about her struggle getting dressed in the mornings and the temptation to engage in self destructive behaviors to try to make herself thin. My heart went out to my friend and…

the benefits of napping

Have you ever wanted to substitute your lunch break for a power nap, but instead reached for yet another cup of coffee? You might want to consider skipping the caffeine and taking a snooze. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) asserts that naps can increase alertness, enhance performance and improve mood. According to NSF “a study at…

15 beautiful wedding bouquets

Whether your style is boho, classic or romantic you are sure to find a bouquet you like in this collection of 15 beautiful wedding bouquets.

my skin story

  Ever since I was a little girl I was taught that the brown round dots speckled over my body were called beauty marks, which for many of you may be referred to as moles. While both are proper names for identifying these little brown dots I do prefer the term beauty marks. These little…

how to get a healthy mind and body

From experience, I have learned that I feel my best when both my mind and body are feeling happy and healthy. In the words of my former fitness instructor, “you are always going to have to exercise, so find a type of exercise that you enjoy doing.”  Now, I used to dread going to the gym,…

white, green and neutrals wedding inspiration

photos via: Happy Wed, Ruffled and Style Me Pretty This color pallet of white, green and neutrals really got me thinking of a timeless wedding feel. White has the idea of innocence and purity attached to it while green makes us think of nature. I think that this color pallet reminds us of how love…

carnival theme inspiration and cotton candy

For the whimsical bride and groom, here is an inspiration board for a fun carnival wedding theme. This post got me obsessed with cotton candy. Two of my favorite finds are these adult takes on your childhood cotton candy treats. Be careful, cotton candy could now make you tipsy. Loving this idea for spiked cotton…