• Faith

    The Value of The Enneagram

    Intro to The Enneagram *First let me preface this blog post by saying that I do not use the Enneagram as a form of religious doctrine or as absolute truth. Rather, I have used it in order to learn how to better understand my gifts and my shortcomings (and how both of those things are intertwined) and to understand the motivations of others. It has been integral in my understanding and implementation of empathy in my life which I will explain more later.* When I first heard about the Enneagram it was through the context of music. I had heard…

  • Lifestyle

    Why I Started a Blog

    Looking back now I think it was a little bit silly of me not to have written this post when I first started my blog. I kind of just jumped into the ring and started throwing posts at you but…

  • Faith

    The Damage of Purity Ring Culture

    Though I have thought about this topic for many years and have tried to discuss it with family and friends, I feel as though I have never been able to fully explain my thoughts and feelings toward this movement properly.…

  • Beauty

    My Daily Skin Care Routine

    When I began to learn more about makeup I was also introduced to the world of skincare. Prior to this year I didn’t do anything more than use Lubriderm lotion every night after I showered. I have extremely dry skin…

  • Faith

    Learning to Speak Beautiful Words.

    It has likely taken me way too long to understand kindness and the power of beautiful words. From the time that I was a little girl I firmly believed in the power of truth. I thought that truth was always…

  • Travel

    5 Free Things to do in Portland

    The biggest city near my hometown was Portland and now that I have lived in Oregon for the last 3 years for college I am continuing to find fun and inexpensive things to do here. There are tons of hidden…

  • Faith

    Little Moments- Recognizing Small Blessings

    Several times today I have been encouraged to see the beauty in the little moments in life. I don’t know about you, but I am a very big picture person. When many things go wrong in a day I am…

  • Lifestyle

    Holiday Gift Guide 2018

    The holidays are quickly approaching and it is honestly one of my favorite times of the year. I love the lights and the hot chocolate and the joy that fills the air. Except… its hard to find and recognize joy…

  • Lifestyle

    Why I Got Married Young- a Q&A

    For those of you who don’t know, though I am sure many of you do, I recently got married. July 28th, 2018 I made the lifelong commitment to become the wife of a fantastic human, my husband Nate. I am…

  • Lifestyle

    Inexpensive Christmas Decor Haul

    I love Christmas! Though winter is one of my least favorite times of the year, I do look forward to all things Christmas. Some of my favorite memories stem from helping my parents decorate the house and the tree every…

  • Faith

    How to Trust God- The Original Sin

    I recently started attending a program at my university called Cultural Ambassadors. I felt called to join this group for a few years and recently I went through the process to apply and this year I was accepted. To provide…