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What is was like finding out I was expecting!

    "Sometimes the littlest things take up the biggest space in your heart." -Winnie the Pooh     Let's just say October was the most life changing month...ever. I never really thought this would happen. I mean, if I'm being honest, maybe one day, but certainly not when it did. In October we found out we were expecting! I will never forget the feeling of seeing those lines on that stick (if that's too much, my bad). But it's true, in that moment, I knew my life had changed. I sat the stick on the sink and got in the shower thinking "well maybe it's not real, maybe it'll change back to one line." Rialand came downstairs shortly after...

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Shampoo can't be that bad for you, right?

      Wrong. I know what you're thinking, how could shampoo possibly be bad for me? It's shampoo, I use it every day. Trust me, I know how you feel. But I'm here to shed some light on this subject. When I got into the world of non-toxic living a few years ago, my shampoo and conditioner were the first things to go. I knew it smelled too good to be true. Not to mention I also knew that those scents couldn't have been created from natural ingredients, and what do ya know, I was right. I know that this non-toxic world is HUGE now. There's an influx of information out there. How do you know where to look?...

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Three Ways to Change your Life like I Did by Abby

      It was my first year of teaching, and I stood in my classroom the first day after winter break. The teacher from one door over popped her head in and asked how my break was. I opened my mouth to tell her about the glory of family time and the magic of the holiday itself, when much to my surprise, I began to sob instead. As tears rolled down my face and words refused to make their way out of my mouth, I thought to myself What is happening here? How did I get to this point? Myriad events can lead us to junctures like these in our careers - the moment we simply cannot take anything...

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Wedding Day Ready by Kara

    "Wedding Day Ready"   The day was finally here. I had my dress, my fiance, friends and family all sitting, waiting patiently for me to walk down the aisle to meet my groom. I had been planning for this day for over a year and I couldn’t believe that it was finally coming together and that in a matter of 30 minutes, I would become Mrs. Kara Weaver. I felt beautiful - which was a very rare thing for me to experience about myself. I’ve always struggled with how I looked, how much I weighed and how others saw me. As a *slight* perfectionist, watching my stomach become rounder, my thighs more jiggly and my butt a little...

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Why I'll NEVER Diet Again

      You read that right...N E V E R. I do realize that I am a pretty small person overall, but just because I'm a size 2/4 doesn't mean that I haven't suffered immensely when it comes to my body. I recently did my first LIVE video on my eating disorder past, why I think it happened, and how the addiction changed from one thing to another. For a long time I was allowing myself to starve because I wanted attention as a teenage girl who was lost and always messing up. I was grounded my entire four years of high school. And I was just looking for a way out, so I began eating less and less....

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