It’s a revamp! 

Hey lovies! 
It’s been such an amazing year, and Many personality tests confirm that I’m always looking to the future. 

I’m working on revamping this little corner of the internet to streamline what I love sharing with you. Stay tuned and follow me on Instagram to keep updated! 





I’m becoming an Esthetician

 I’m currently in the Esthetics program at The Aveda Institute Portland. How amazing is that? I’m taking this passion of mine and turning it into something I can do professionally to help more and more people! I get a lot of questions about why I enrolled in this program and I wanted to share a tiny portion of that with you. Of course, you may ask as many questions as you’d like–I’m an open book. 

I have always been interested in beauty and skin care. I started a beauty blog a while ago ( which has given me an outlet to place my ideas, recommendations, and curiosities in the beauty field. It’s been fun! I discovered my favorite beauty brand Glossier and their motto is “Skin First, Makeup Second, Smile Always.” I loved that! So I began focusing on skin care rather than just makeup and it was so empowering. If you take care of your skin, you don’t need as many makeup products. 

 About 6 months ago I was approached by an owner of a sugaring/skin care studio and they said they loved my blog and offered me free services to check the place out. How could I resist?! So I went in and had such an amazingly inspiring facial, when I got home I gathered all of the skin care products I had in my cabinet and gave a facial to my husband! I loved the feeling of helping someone relax and feel amazing and see results. 

At the same time, I had taken an interview at Aveda for a front desk retail position and the interviewer asked me how serious I was about starting school and really made me rethink my path. What was I waiting for? I wanted to begin my journey as a professional as soon as possible! So I traded my resume for a financial aid form and I was on my way to become an Aveda Institute Esthetician. 
Seriously thank YOU, the reader, supporter, cheerleader, general amazing human being, for being on this ride with me. Thank you for suggesting things I should try, things I should look more into and of course thank you for your encouragement and wonderful words. I love you for that. 

Until next time, 



Scheduling in the fun.


Life has been pretty busy around these parts, so between classes, new jobs for Drew and I, and the art of fixing up our new apartment, the only free time we have we want to spend together. Making dinner, running errands, even dates. As much as we love spending time with each other, hanging out with friends rarely happens. Soon our life will flow more seamlessly (maybe ;)) but for now, we’ll be scheduling friend time. It works, eh? So tonight, while he’s out with his buddy, I’m writing this post about hanging out with my buddy, Lauren. We went to a great coffee shop in NE Portland the other day and we got chai teas and talked about life. Here’s to lasting friendships after marriage!

P.s. Drew and I will have been married 3 months in just 2 days! Time is flying by! Movies are right about one thing: marrying your best friend the BEST.