6 Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers

For stay at home moms, dads, guardians, or nannies, rainy days can be real downers. Don’t get me wrong, any person can get down or feel unmotivated when the possibility of going outside is no longer an option. And for those who stay home with their kids, it’s especially difficult because the kids can’t go outside and release their energy. Here in Texas, we go through quite a few rainy seasons, so I have compiled a short list of some things to do when it’s nicer to stay inside than to go outside. P.s. I can’t wait for the warm…

An Open Letter to My High School Best Friend

Photo Cred: Courtney Jane It’s not every day that you meet someone who can drastically change who you are as a person and help you become a better one in the end. A best friend is someone you should never take for granted. The endless Friday night lights, the theatre plays you both performed in, the pep rallies, and the fact that you two are always together. You might as well become one because you are one. You’re one in a million and no one can ever replace your high school best friend. No matter where you two go after…

Why You Shouldn’t Watch Drama Beauty Channels

If you have been in the realm of YouTube for a while, you have probably seen the different phases it’s gone through. It started as a way of keeping videos of special events for personal and public use. It didn’t take too many years before it began birthing viral videos though. Some of the most famous OG videos to go viral was “Shoes” by the inspirational Liam Kyle Sullivan, “Evolution of Dance” by comedian Judson Laipply, “Annoying Orange” by Dane Boedigheimer, “Charlie Bit My Finger” with Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr, “Llamas with Hats” by Jason Steele, and so many more,…

5 Cooking Shows That Completely Changed the Way I Thought About Food

It’s no secret that I love cooking shows! All throughout late elementary school and the entirety of my junior high career I was infatuated with shows like Cake Boss, Cupcake Wars and Cake Wars. I even opened an in-home bakery business in high school because of this early inspiration! Little did I know, though, all of those shows were only the tip of the iceberg in growing my love of food. Just for fun, here’s a little sneak peek at some of the cupcakes I used to make: As I got older I began to branch out from my sole…

Why Growing Up a Twin is the World’s Best!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a boy-girl, boy-boy, girl-girl, identical or fraternal twin, you will have a bond with your twin that no other siblings could understand. You share just about everything together. However, being a boy-girl twin can be tricky when it comes to sharing… LOL. Growing up Growing up as the youngest child, it was always nice to know that my brother was going to be the one to always have my back no matter what. As toddlers, our mom would always put us in matching clothes or costumes for her amusement (but also because, who doesn’t love…

How Setting Goals Helps With My Anxiety

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always suffered from really bad anxiety. I didn’t know it was anxiety until after I graduated high school and took my first psychology class in college. After I became educated about anxiety, I’ve been open to suggestions on how to control it. For the longest time, I ran away from my anxiety and thought if I pretended it wasn’t there, then I wouldn’t have to deal with it. Photo Credit: ElleGraphic credit: Anne A lot of trial and error over the past few years has finally helped me to control my anxiety…

Best Cruelty Free Makeup Products

Why is it important to buy cruelty free makeup? Well, it’s not tested on animals. Obviously. Not as obviously is the fact that we need to actually NOT support those brands who DO test on animals. When you support companies that are cruelty free, that shows those companies that their efforts are not overlooked. Writing reviews on their websites and sharing feedback are just as important as buying their products as a consumer.   Now, it is worth mentioning that many brands that do not test on animals still want to sell in mainland China, who has a mandatory law…

22 Amazing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Families

Tea Tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless to clear. Tea tree oil has been used in traditional medicine because it’s proven to be beneficial in treating acne, nail fungus or athlete’s foot. Best known for its powerful antiseptic properties, tea tree essential oil is a great all-rounder to keep in your first aid kit, ready to use on wounds and sores. Studies show it is effective against a range of bacteria and fungi that sometimes lead to infection. Safety Precautions Before using any essential…

My Favorite Mental Health Podcasts

I never really listened to podcasts before I started my blogging journey but once I did I was introduced to the wonderful world of podcasting--another brand new way of content creation and sharing your message to a brand new audience. I have come across many podcasts since joining the blogging community, and I’d like to enlighten you about why I love to listen to them, and which ones are my favorites! Reasons to Listen to Mental Health Podcasts It Can Help People Understand Mental Illness Podcasts are a great way to help people understand what it’s like to have a…

5 Women Founded Brands That Give Back

Supporting women founded brands is important because it’s a great feeling to see women be successful. However, what’s even better than supporting women-founded brands is supporting the brands that give back. Giving back is especially important today, whether it’s donating to a charity or volunteering to help a community. If you love women-founded brands and want to support those that give back, or just want to know more in general, these 5 brands listed below are a perfect place to start. Raven + Lily. Raven + Lily is a lifestyle brand all about offering trend-forward fair-trade fashion, accessories and home…