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 is a sponsored post on behalf of Farmer’s Fridge. I am the queen of convenience, especially when it comes to food. I LOVE taking pictures of it, but could never, in my life, be a recipe-developing food blogger. Most of my meals take less than 20 minutes to make. For a while it even killed me to bake chicken because I felt like it took too long. The only time I spend more than that is when I make an epic cheesecake or some other baking masterpiece, because that I actually enjoy. For anyone else who wants to enjoy… View Post

I read an article a few days ago that helped solidify the jumbled thoughts I’d been having about what happened in Las Vegas. That article (which you can read here) sparked this post, which may not be as educational or productive as I would like, but is not entirely atypical for content posted on this blog, so here goes. Here is a rundown of the thoughts I had immediately after the shootings: people are not treating the shooter like a human being expressions of sadness and compassion on social media seem fake and forced (not all, but some) too much… View Post

Last week I spent five days at a place called Modfarm in Michigan City, Indiana. It was a magical five days and I’m more than happy with the outcome of my trip. As you know, I decided I wanted to get away to concentrate on writing my book with little interruptions. I didn’t sign up for a writing camp or workshop, but decided that I wanted to go somewhere alone. Since it was the first time I had done something like this and hadn’t read much about the experiences of others, I want this post to be about my tips… View Post