How to Design a Custom Engagement Ring : the story behind my one-of-a-kind sparkler

ringrosesGuys, I haven’t mentioned it on the blog despite making the big announcement on social media, so just in case..

I’m ENGAGED, y’all!

I figured we could skip how Jon asked and all of the juicy, romantic details for now (post coming soon!) and cut to the sparkle for today.  Is my ring beautiful and do I find myself staring it *all* the time? Yes. But I’m mainly sharing this because I was a researching MONSTER when we started looking into this option, and I hope this might help others in the same boat!

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To Blog, Or Not to Blog : The Perfectionist’s Guide to Just Doing the Damn Thing


Readers, I’ll be honest.

I’m a shit blogger.

Not because I don’t have things to say, or the ability to communicate them.. no, far worse.

Perfection paralysis.

Here’s a few of the things I’ll be doing around here to get out of my own way and into the the mildly-popular-micro-influencers-in-my-very-niche-corner-of-the-internet hall of fame, and why they might be good practices for all sufferers of PP – whether you have a blog or not.

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The Lazy B*tch Mother’s Day Guide:


Internet – I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Moms are really, really easy to please – ESPECIALLY once you’ve left the nest and don’t have as much time for them.

Now, of course – this doesn’t mean show up with a load of laundry and a half hour to spare. But let the less informed keep the overcrowded, pedestrian brunches and I’ll teach you how to make her year for around a hundred bucks and a day of quality time.

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Becoming an Entrepreneur : The good, scary, and exciting!


Entrepreneur is never a word I truly associated with myself. Founder? Maybe. Creator? Sure. Freelancer? Definitely. But entrepreneur has always just reeked of desperation, though I couldn’t quite tell you why. Maybe it’s a bit of an antiquated word that I’ve always associated with someone who’s always trying and never doing – but to that line of thinking, I extend my biggest and kindest “fuck off” as I enter this new stage of my career. 💕

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Does face toner work? Yes, but:


I’m officially in my late twenties, I think. What’s 26?

Evidently it’s old enough to need a real deal, effective skincare routine – but young enough to skip the filler and botox.

While I can’t say I’ve ever had terrible skin, I woke up one day to more dryness and less glow than I was used to and felt like this. Now I’m here to share the secret that turned it all around for me.

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Galentine’s Day Target Haul (+ Why I Hate To Love The Dollar Spot)

As a 26 year old, semi-suburban millennial : few things can and should be rightly assumed. My home decor is mainly all marble and gold, I spend at least 30 minutes a day scrolling through aspirational instagram accounts, and I love the shit out of a good Sunday Target Run ™️.

Add some glitter, Valentine’s Day colored EVERYTHING, endless girl power messages, and prices ranging from $1-$5 and you’ve got the perfect storm for impulse buying en masse. Safe to say – your girl went nuts and has ZERO regrets because, surprise! I’m throwing a big Galentine’s Day party and that’s all the excuse I need.

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How To Fix a Broken Mirror (And Your Workflow)




Well, I just broke a mirror (oops!) – and ironically, I’ve never felt luckier.

I’ve been doing lots of inner work trying to overcome my need for “perfection” in my output, mainly by shifting my practices to prioritize ease and grace. So today, in the midst of an Instagram photoshoot in my kitchen (the glamour! ), I had two options when the mirror I was using to bounce light broke.

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