Mother Mary

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.  There are days that my dad and I have everything in common, from our blue eyes, to the fact that he lost his father when he was young, and I am losing mine. My father…

The Christmas Edit – What Darren Got Me for Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you all had the most amazing Christmas, I know I did and I wanted to share with you (in hopefully the least braggy way possible) what Darren got me, as it seems to be the only question I’m getting asked the past few days. Darren and I have decided in our…

My Graduate School Admission Essay

            Nothing bad ever happened to me, that was until I was twenty-four years old. Only then, two weeks before Christmas, did my life forever change. On a cold, rainy December day my father was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, a terminal illness with no real known cause or cure. I drove my dad and my…

The Christmas Edit – Gifts for Mom

This year, I wanted to have a real splurge when it came to Christmas shopping for my mom. She deserves it, what else can I say?! She never asks for anything, and regardless of the fact that I’ve gifted her mostly iPhones and iPads over the past few years, nothing makes her more excited than…

The Christmas Edit – A Gift Guide For Him

Is it just me, or are men so hard to shop for?! I could make a list a mile long for my mom or best friend, but when it comes to my Dad and Darren, it takes me forever to think of one tiny idea! Darren will tell me he likes something, I’ll try to…

The Christmas Edit – A Gift Guide For Her

It’s here! It’s December and I am actually posting this gift guide with plenty of time for you guys to take inspiration from it this year, whereas last year I think I posted it like three whole days before Christmas. I’ve actually been Christmas shopping for months now and really worked hard to come up…

The Christmas Edit – My Christmas Wish List

Hi all! I’m back and with another Christmas post – this time, my Christmas wish list, which I’ve never posted before. I’ve decided to post my list for Santa for only one reason,  in case you’re gift-giving for someone like me, someone who loves all things sparkly, all things gold and rose gold, and all…

The Christmas Edit – Stockings

It’s here! It’s officially December and before my gift guide comes out next week, I thought we’d start where Christmas morning always does, with the stocking. In my house it was tradition that you could open your stocking before breakfast, but you couldn’t have any real presents until after finishing a family meal, the Christmas…