I Had No Idea

I had no idea that what started as a "normal" diet could turn into an unhealthy obsession. I had no idea that losing weight wouldn't bring the happiness I so expected. It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and I felt called to write a post about my "food and fitness journey." I am proud of [...]

Predicting The Oscars From A New Orleans Hotel Room

Hello friends! This weekend has been absolutely wonderful. I traveled to Florida on Friday to watch some good friends get married. Congratulations Andrew and Melissa! The wedding was beautiful (I cried... like a lot) and the reception was beyond fun. It was great to reconnect with my Pensacola people and it made me even more [...]

WIAW // #3

Hello, all! Linking up to Jenn for some eats today! Yesterday was Fat Tuesday. It was also Pancake Day. So naturally, I made waffles. breakfast: banana chocolate chip waffle using kodiak cakes mix / topped with more banana and coconut peanut butter Truth be told: I did not realize it was Pancake Day until after [...]

Ashes to Ashes

In my mind, the message of Easter can be summed up in three words: hope, transformation, and cleansing. Glennon Doyle Melton describes lent as a “spiritual spring cleaning”—as a time to empty ourselves in order to receive something bigger, better, and more beautiful. It is a time to remove clutter and the limiting beliefs we [...]

Thank You

On Thursday afternoon, I shared my blog on Facebook. I have been blown away by the outpouring of love and support from friends, family, and even people I barely know. The comments and texts I received brought me to tears more than once. I need to say thank you, now and forever, over and over [...]

Weekend Happenings

Good morning, all! We've got freezing rain over here. Cold, wet, and gloomy. Literally the trifecta of terrible weather. On the bright side, there are WAFFLES. I switched up my breakfast and enjoyed a big, ole waffle with banana, chocolate chips, and coconut peanut butter. And a steaming cup of coffee. As for this weekend? It [...]

Good Reads // #2

I hope you all are having a deliciously lazy Sunday afternoon. How was your Valentine's Day? Mine was wonderful--afternoon beers and music in perfect weather, takeout sushi with a side of bubbly, more beer, and midnight bowling. For the record, I do not function well without bumpers. By the end of the night, I was [...]


Hello, friends! It's Thursday and I'm linking up to Amanda for some randomness. I'm excited for today's post. Writing my last one was an emotional experience and brought so many revelations. That kind of writing tumbles out from a place in me that I can only imagine is my soul at its very core. I would [...]

Walking Each Other Home

Every time I listen to a new episode of Dear Sugar Radio, I’m unable to keep from pulling out my iPhone and jotting down thoughts in my Notes app. Cheryl and Steve discuss issues so relatable to every human, that it’s almost impossible to not reflect on your own life. A couple weeks ago, I [...]

WIAW // #2

Heeeey, happy huuuump day! I never know how to start these posts. I might just start skipping an introduction altogether. But that would be kinda rude, wouldn't it? Anyways, it's WIAW! Oh em geeeee, my favorite day of all days. It's like a mini-Christmas every week! I'm so dramatic. And easily pleased. Linking up to [...]