It’s Cancelled.

So I wasn't really going to share this, mostly because I've been trying to cut back on the social media induced compulsion to overshare...but here goes. This year Halloween got cancelled for our family. It was never the intention. I spent months thinking about how perfect my curly-haired brown babies were going to look as … Continue reading It’s Cancelled.

Three Reasons.

Last month I left my post as a stay-at-home mom, and rejoined those who work in an office. It was a tough decision, mostly because I was scared my babies would suffer or resent me for choosing me. I may be prematurely saying this, but it's been the opposite effect on my family. I'm a … Continue reading Three Reasons.


This morning our toddler son woke us up at 5:30am. Joel and I weren't thrilled because all we've dreamed of for the last 7 years is sleeping in on a Saturday. Upon waking up I went into a panic because I forgot to make a bill payment yesterday. Right now we are on a financial … Continue reading CASS.


When I was about the age of nine, I begged my mother put a relaxer in my hair. That hot pink Just For Me box had all of the answers to my problems. I was tired of the foot in my back comb outs and burned ears from wincing when the heat from the pressing … Continue reading Coils.


A couple of weeks ago I got the first install of my Brazilian body wave bundles. For those who aren't well versed in the subject of hair extensions or weaves, it's basically the good stuff! The hair is 100% human and is virgin (no chemical treatments such as color or texture). After months of reading … Continue reading Tresses.

No. Thank You.

I'm writing this from my desk at 3:30 PM on Easter Sunday to the soothing sounds of my family sleeping. Like most families I know, we are exhausted from a beyond busy week. The reprieve we are getting right now is what many people refuse to give themselves. People stay busy for different reasons. Some … Continue reading No. Thank You.


My entire life I always felt like the odd one out. I never had a group of friends that I solely belonged to. Although it was not the traditional status quo for middle and high school kids, I'm actually thankful for it in retrospect. Sure I had some solid pals from church, band, cheer, and whatever … Continue reading Clique.


I'm not exactly sure how long the "newlywed" label lasts, but I sure still felt like one when I got the positive result on the home pregnancy test. We'd been married a solid 10 months and in no way did we feel ready to become parents. Just as I was wrapping my head around becoming a … Continue reading Sydnie.


Last weekend while browsing at Nordstrom Rack, I ran across this perfect dress. I knew I had a pair of Gianni Bini dress sandals at home to make this girl a staple for my Spring/Summer wardrobe. The first thing that attracted me to this dress was the purple floral prints. It is truly the color … Continue reading Purple.

Desert in Bloom.

In Arizona it feels like Spring starts a bit earlier than the rest of the world. Right now we have wildflowers and cactus blooming like crazy and it's a beautiful sight to see. It's one of my favorite times of the year because I can start wearing my dresses again. I snagged this lightweight beauty … Continue reading Desert in Bloom.