(Ok, I know the title and the picture don’t really match, but bear with me.) 🙂 As I did some research for this post, almost immediately I was annoyed. I was doing some keyword research and first looked up “exercise makes me happy.” There were tons of articles on popular websites touting the happiness-inducing effects of exercise. These articles were filled with exclamation mark-laden paragraphs emphasizing that as long as you exercise, you’ll be happy for “days on end!” ( <– actual quote) I then countered with the search “exercise doesn’t make me happy” and found significantly fewer results. Almost… View Post

    Guys, I love food. If you follow me on Instagram, you obviously know my love of both eating AND photographing food. If you don’t, then I’m sure you still have a pretty good idea by reading my weekly favorites posts since they’re usually more than 50% food products. The only reason this isn’t a food blog is because most of the time I have no idea to actually create food aside from following someone else’s recipe. Ok, that’s an exaggeration. I don’t wish that this blog was entirely dedicated to food because then I would also have a… View Post

I’m bringing you a self-care gift guide featuring some of my favorite products this week. From candles to chocolates, there’s a self-care option for everyone! This post contains some affiliate links 1. Honey Mama’s Chocolate Honey Mama’s is by far my favorite chocolate. I first had it when I was in LA, then went home and immediately bought more online. They are made using only five whole food, nutrient-rich ingredients: raw honey, cacao powder, coconut oil, Himalayan pink salt, and either sprouted almonds or shredded coconut. The consistency is unlike any other chocolate I’ve tried and I simply love it. They are… View Post

This is a sponsored post on behalf of UNTAMED™ by 4health® Here we are, back again with another post about my dog. I’m just pretty happy that I stretched it two months before there was another one. Donut is a pretty active dog. She’s part cattle dog, which means that she needs a job to do or she will get antsy and likely try to eat everything in our condo. Because of this, we have been taking her to the dog park or sending her to daycare pretty regularly so that she can play with other dogs and get out as… View Post

This post may not resonate with many of you, but I know it applies to at least some. I haven’t had a drink in 7.5 years. It’s certainly not because I don’t want to, but because I’m someone who doesn’t know when to stop once I start. Holidays were always an excellent time to cover up a serious drinking problem because it was a socially acceptable thing to do. I felt relieved that people may not point out that I had had too much or focus on what I was doing because they would likely be drinking as well. Alcohol… View Post