Unlike several women of my age that I've met, gone to school with or worked with, I choose to wear only one make-up product on a daily basis. I use mascara for my eyelashes and that's it. I don't believe in caking on the makeup to cover up flaws or make myself look like the… Continue reading Why I Only Use One Make-Up Product
The historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames a week ago. I've thought throughout the week about my personal experience in France and reflected on what social media has produced about the tragedy. When I was in high school I was fortunate enough to travel to France for a school immersion… Continue reading Thinking of Paris
Today is a day to celebrate the beautiful Earth that we live on and focus on ways to keep it healthy for centuries to come. Happy Earth Day I have always tried to do my part to help the environment whether that be recycling, helping clean up local trails and recreation sites, or helping educate… Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
In honor of spring and simply enjoying nature, I've written a couple wilderness writings/poems/what have you. It Heals I strongly believe that simply being in nature is healing. It heals your tired eyes from the hours behind a computer. It heals your aching feet from wandering on concrete sidewalks. It heals your tense shoulders from… Continue reading Wilderness Writings
I wanted to share a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson titled "River" in honor of World Poetry Day. I chose this poem specifically as I am in the midst of planning a river trip for early May. And I behold once more My old familiar haunts; here the blue river, The same blue wonder that… Continue reading #WorldPoetryDay
So if you know me really well then you know how much I talk about my budgeting app. If you're one of those people I wouldn't be offended if you didn't continue reading this post. I was introduced to YNAB (You Need a Budget) by a friend who swore by it. I decided to check… Continue reading How Budgeting Has Saved My Life