Finding Out: Cleft Lip & Palate (Part 1)

In two days I’ll be 33 weeks pregnant with Baby T. Let’s throw it back to when I was 20 weeks pregnant because that’s when we found out that our baby has a cleft lip (later finding out that it extends to the palate). I want to mention this because, 13 weeks have elapsed since I’ve had the courage to write this story – to put my feelings into words.

Copper Blanket Ladder

I SHOULD PROBABLY PREFACE THIS WITH, COPPER IS NOT CHEAP. THAT’S WHY IDLE, OLD HOMES ARE RAIDED FOR THEIR COPPER. THIS LADDER CAN PROBABLY BE MADE MORE CHEAPLY, AS I DID NOT SHOP AROUND OR LOOK FOR ANY DEALS. I DID NOTICE, THAT 1/2″ COPPER PIPE FITTINGS WERE MORE COSTLY THAN 3/4″ – SO I…

Secondhand Sadness + Secondhand Stress

Let’s be real here, emotion is contagious. I don’t need to give you examples, I’m sure you can come up with your own. There is a lot of good to come of this because there are a lot of good emotions (secondhand happiness, joy, love), but what about the not-so-good? I hope you don’t find…

Carlton, Oregon | Weekend Retreat

REASON Have you ever heard of Napa Valley? What about Willamette Valley? I imagine we all know that Napa sits in Northern Cali & it’s where quite a bit of delicious grape juice is made. I imagine we all don’t know that Willamette Valley sits about 1 hour south of Portland, Oregon & is also…

My Everyday Makeup | Beauty Buys

I change up my makeup rather frequently, but recently I’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries on what I’m using. I’m not a makeup artist, lord knows that, but I think I’ve mastered the natural look. The problem is, everyone has a different face. Sorry, ya’ll 😉 Hopefully some of what I use will work…

Depression, Anxiety + How I Cope

I don’t want to mislead you in any way, I am not a doctor nor do I work in the medical field. I may use incorrect terminology below or even go against your personal beliefs. That’s okay, this is my body & my experiences. If even one of these suggestions helps someone else in their…

Greens Pesto | Whole30 & Paleo

Dude, my CSA always sends so many greens. I know I’m supposed to eat them & I don’t want to waste them, but juicing is messy & salads get tedious. I sat down one evening staring at this giant bundle of carrot tops and swiss chard considering making a smoothie, but the thought of that…