Live Kindly : Message behind the brand

There are so many brands out there, so when given the chance to bring awareness to a brand that as a humanitarian heart.I am completely onboard. Live Kindly was created by Dave who when he became a dad realized his life mission was to impart as much goodness into his childrens lives and help create a legacy. This is my heart when it comes to raising Isaac as well. Any and everything good in me, I want him to have. I want to be an example of everyday kindness. Whether it be smiling at everyone who passes, giving a compliment to stranger, opening the door for someone, or helping someone put their groceries in their car.

There is something about these brands that truly believe in their brand that sets them apart. Live Kindly is one of those brands. 5% of their proceeds go directly to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training (GRREAT), and the South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE). So make sure and go check out Live Kindly and let them know I sent you!


My t-shirt is seafoam color and can be purchased HERE . My hunter green hat can be found HERE .

Isaacs Romper is from Rad Revolution and can be found HERE

This post was in collaboration with Live Kindly. All thoughts are my own.

Taking time to journal with Prompty Journals

One of my first journals was a pocohantas journal that even came with a lock and key. Journaling for me has always been a way to safely express myself. As I got older blogging  took over and I began sharing my story more openly in hopes it would encourage those around me. As of late I’ve found I take a million pictures but don’t always slow down enough to write down what happened that day. While its fresh in my mind now, and I don’t think I could ever forget it. I am sure one day my memory may go a little fuzzy.

Having lost my mom I understand the importance of journaling, and keeping a record of his life. There are so many questions I never got to ask my mom about me as a baby, growing up, her pregnancy. Having something like this would have been so valuable.


My gramme did however give me a book a couple years ago where she kept track of everything I said, did when I was around them. I loved getting to read it. Now thanks to promptly journals I get to do the same thing for my little guy.








Why I sell Young Living Oils

A little over three years ago my husband and I started using oils. It was right around the time when my mom passed away. I was dealing with a lot and a friend, who actually had been our pre-marital counselor suggested I try Young Living Oils. She was always diffusing them and was oiled up and I knew her and her husband didn’t fall for things. I mean he was a police officer you guys. He can smell a scam a mile away 😉

Well we started with Peace + Calming . After using Peace + Calming on our feet just before going to bed and having the best nights sleep in 10+ years I knew oils were the real deal. Since then we have expanded our oil knowledge and began use 3-5 oils DAILY. For everything from managing stress, to sore muscles, to helping get rid of smells in the house.



|| Our five daily favorites. Hubby uses Valor + Peace and calming daily and I use Lemon, RC (I joke its my crack. More on that later;), and stress away. || 

Because I truly believe in the power of what oils can do I’ve begun selling oils.

I honestly wish I had oils so long ago!! There really is almost an oil for everything. Now when I feel an onslaught of emotions or stress. I know its time to oil up.

Smelly house? Diffuse.

Starting to feel sick? Oils.

Its true you guys. Now let me just preface this with saying I do not believe oils can cure any and everything. However, the impact they have had on our lives and those around us make me a believer in their power. People have been using them for thousands of years. They have just begun making a comeback in the last 10 years. Oils can be used diffused, topically, and digested. We love using them in our baths and for massage.

I actually had my massage therapist use them to help induce labor when my little guy was late and guess what? It worked. Theres another oil that so many women swear by called DragonTime that has cut women length of their menstrual cycle by several days, and the pain of cramps is lessened!! I just got that one and am trying it out later this month. I mean can I get a HALLELUJAH on that one?? There are oils for kids too! Even teething babies.

One of the other things that I love about using oils is there are so many uses. The products that Young Living has is enabling our family to live a less toxic life when it comes to cleaning supplies, and air fresheners. Thanks to Young Living you’re able to make your own cleaning supplies, laundry soap, dryer balls. The list just goes on and on. Because oils have been such a big part of our lives I am going to begin blogging about them and how we use them. Whether it be a DIY project on how to make scented dryer balls, or how to make an oil blend for helping keep your wonderful time of the month manageable…

So whether you are interested in just purchasing oils or selling oils alongside me and my amazing team I would love to chat with you! 

I am apart of one of the most amazing communities in this business and would LOVE for you to join alongside me.

Within a few days of selling oils I found myself making money, and getting free oils. What more could an oily gal ask for? As a mama I wanna be spending time with my little guy not out away from the house. Young Living has created an opportunity for me to do just that.


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(Make sure that enrolled + sponsor number is: 11413989 when you sign up)

by signing up as a wholesaler/distributor you get 24% off retail prices!! Whether you want to sell oils or not wholesale is definitely the way to go.

Be kind + good

“Be kind + good” It’s so much more than just a phrase or a cute slogan for a t-shirt. Even though it is that. See photos for reference 😉 Once you become an adult being kind I feel like is often times forgotten. Especially with so many screens for us to hide behind. While I personally feel blessed for the relationships and partnerships I have gained through social media I am well aware thats not how it is for everyone. I have seen, heard and walked with friends as they have had others attack, slander, and just not be kind to them from behind their screens and in person.

We’re not all going to agree on every topic and thats okay. Being kind is giving people room to be themselves. It is giving people grace to “mess up”, cause we’re not perfect no matter how hard we may try to be.

Being kind is taking the extra step to keep the door open for the person behind you. Its helping that person you know needs helping unloading their groceries into their car even though you’re in a rush to get home to make dinner.


I want to challenge each and everyone reading this post today to proactively do three things today everyday this week that would show kindness towards another person. Whether it be physically helping them out, an uplifting text, a coffee purchased. Whatever it is, do it for no other reason than to be kind + good.

And now some cute pictures in the perfect BE KIND+ GOOD TSHIRT by The SweetBee Company

Feel free to leave a comment sharing how you spread kindness this week.

Isaacs t-shirt: The Sweet Bee Company







Happy Birthday Mama

Today would have been her birthday. So in memory of mama Isaac is rocking his LOVE WINS t-shirt by Little Black Shirt. I just have to say I wish she made them in my size too. Not only because ‘love wins’ means a lot to me but because the t-shirt is sooooo soft.

The week my mom passed away four years ago my boyfriend (now hubby) and I went to the tattoo studio and I got “love wins” with a cross tattooed across my forearm as a reminder that I would one day see her again despite cancer trying to steal her away.

We love you mama. I know Isaac would have loved you.

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T-shirt: love wins Little Black Shirt

Leggings: Target (Cat + Jack – Girls)

Shoes: sweet n swag Moxfords



Jeans: Rock + Republic

T-shirt: Old Navy



4 years without her

Tonight I stumbled upon what I read at my moms life celebration. Today is 4 years to the day she left this earth, so to celebrate her life I thought I would share what I spoke. Hope it inspires, and encourages you to fully live life like she did.



You never once faltered in your faith

You never once questioned why

You till your dying day put others first

You carried me in your womb for nine months.

You got up night after night to feed me, to care for me.

You taught me what was right and wrong in life.

You listened when others hurt me with their words

You cried with me when my heart hurt

You taught me what wisdom was

You taught me what it meant to be a hard worker.

You never once laughed at all the times I changed what I wanted to be in life.

You stood behind me as my biggest supporter in all that I did.

You were there the day I gave my life to Christ.

You cheered me on through it all.

You taught me through leading by example that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. You were a giver. A lover. A servant.

You always carried a smile on your face.

And a joke in your pocket for dad.


Mom you taught me what it meant to serve.

You taught me what it meant to lay your life down for another.

You taught me what it meant to love.

You taught me to be humble, and quick to apologize.

You taught me through example.

Your example, your love for Christ woos me into the heart of God.

You taught me no matter the pain level Christ has never forsaken you

You taught me no matter how big the mountain to climb, God leads me so well

You taught me that yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death it is just that a shadow.

You taught me that Christ conquered cancer.

You taught me that love wins everytime.


Today mom you are no longer in pain, you are no longer having to climb the mountain. You are free as a bird. You get to experience Christ in all His glory. Today mom we celebrate you. For who you were to each person in this room and to all the hundreds of others you encountered in your lifetime. Today mom we celebrate that God chose to create you.

We Praise God for the full life you lived on this earth.

We love you mom and will never forget you.

Choosing to blog authentically

I started blogging 8 years ago. Long before it was cool, long before companies really took notice to sponsored posts and ads. It was xanga, it was sidebar ads, and youtube videos.

Back then every saturday I would take my bible and laptop and drive down to my favorite coffee shop on the water in washington and blog. For me blogging was journaling. I blogged everything I was going through. No matter how embarrassing, hurtful, or joyous.

My approach to blogging was if I am going through this hurt, pain, joy, confusion someone else probably is too. I chose to blog to be able to help others get through the hard stuff in life AND I always threw in a smattering of my crazy bargain shopping and home decorating.

And I am so ready to get back to that. I have found myself exhausted forcing myself in a hamster wheel trying to be something I am not. Trying to accomplish things that don’t inspire me. This season has been so confusing for me. As I reach for what it is that I was made to do things keep getting in the way distracting me from it and in my haste to solidify my job, and career I found myself swinging back and forth grasping at things that I really don’t care about but somehow convinced myself I did.

My intention in being a blogger has always been to inspire, and encourage others. So heres to getting back to that. Heres to letting go of trying to have all the bells and whistles and just being me.

Here’s to returning to my real passions and allowing my heart to be set on fire again for what makes me truly come alive.