business, writing

Capturing my Spark: Launching my Own Business

For some, their spark comes early and true. Like my father-in-law, who always knew his calling was to be a firefighter, and has been one for more than 30 years. For some, their spark takes longer to develop. My husband didn't always know that his calling was the fire service as well, but once he… Continue reading Capturing my Spark: Launching my Own Business

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inspiration, writing

Why I’m Different Now

I wrote a post a few months back about my "why" and it took me about three weeks before I finally overcame the anxious knot in my chest to press "publish". I try my best to be an open and warm person, but sharing about me, deeper than just the surface level facts, feels like… Continue reading Why I’m Different Now

Blog, travel

The Best Summer Secret in the Upstate: Lake Jocassee

When the summer starts to infuse its' warmth into the air of late May, I know it's about time to load up the bright yellow boat and head out to the lake. My mother-in-law always packs a big lunch, with lots of snacks (Zebra Cakes are my FAV), and cold cans of Coke and Mountain… Continue reading The Best Summer Secret in the Upstate: Lake Jocassee

Beauty, fashion

Dressing Stylish in the Office: 3 Summer Must Haves

Dressing for the office has always made me feel a little oppressed. Before taking my first job after college, I had this notion that I couldn't wear bright colors, loud patterns, or fun shoes to work ever again. It's taken awhile to refine my 8-5 style, but I'm feeling on point lately and I'm loving… Continue reading Dressing Stylish in the Office: 3 Summer Must Haves

travel, writing

Adventuring in Cozumel, Mexico: Reef Snorkeling and Jungle Zip Lining

Loud frat boys, Ron Jon's, ridiculous drinks, and commercialism at its finest- is that a pretty accurate description of what you imagine when you hear Cozumel, Mexico? Me too, well at least that was my perception when I notice it listed on our cruise itinerary last year. So I'll let you decide for yourself, and… Continue reading Adventuring in Cozumel, Mexico: Reef Snorkeling and Jungle Zip Lining