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…

East Iceland | Weekend Retreat

REASON Wow, that’s a tough one…hmm…why would I want to go to Iceland? Let’s see, VOLCANOES + WATERFALLS + BLACK SAND BEACHES (& so much more). Man, I hope these questions don’t get more difficult. AIRPORT RKV – Reykjavík Airport TRANSPORTATION Rental Car – Though I wish we’d have gotten one of those crazy 4×4…

Staying Fit & Healthy | Life Update

I feel like it’s super efficient to give you updates via a countdown, so here are my latest tips and tricks to staying healthy & happy. Just know, being healthy isn’t all about food & exercise – though these two things play a huge part. This list is always changing & turning into something else…