This one’s for the dreamers

This one's for the dreamers... I believer we are all dreamers. The beauty of life is that all of the good things and all of the bad have led to who you are in this moment.

“Goodbye, Ashley,” my dad whispers as he closes the door to my new L.A. apartment. He’s off to catch his early morning flight back home to Michigan, and as the door click shuts, I realize that I am a two thousand miles from everyone I know, doing the one thing I thought I’d never do […]

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What’s inside my last three Ipsy Glam Bags?

See what's inside my last three Ipsy Glam Bags! From cute makeup bags to fabulous skincare and makeup samples, this subscription is worth the price.

The last few months have been super busy, which means I haven’t posted about all the fun things in my Ipsy Glam Bags. If you aren’t familiar with this beauty subscription, here are the details: ♥ The Subscription: Ipsy ♥ The Cost: $10 a month ♥ The Products: Samples and full size makeup and beauty products ♥ Ships to: US and Canada Inside […]

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The Growing Season

It's uncomfortable to do new things. It's scary to realize that you are not in control. A pretty quote taped to your fridge probably isn't going to help.

“Lean into it, privates!” The drill sergeant looked practically vertical as he stomped up the hill that loomed before us like a small mountain. It was nearly midnight. We had been marching for hours while wearing heavy rucksacks and shuffling as quietly as we could for 15 kilometers. My arms were numb, and my weapon […]

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My favorite things giveaway!

A few of my favorite things: Jane Austen, cute socks, and Amazon Prime. Did I mention there's a giveaway, too?

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” Oh, sorry. Didn’t mean to get all Julie Andrews on you, but today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things. And, there’s a giveaway! Three of my favorite things… 1. Jane Austen I discovered Jane Austen when I was 12 or 13, and I have been addicted […]

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Love yourself where you’re at

All I want is everything, but life doesn’t work that way. Life is about making choices and setting priorities. You have to love yourself where you're at.

The dizziness comes on me like a wave. I’m burning up, and I want nothing more than to rip off my heavily beaded costume and find a cool, dark place to hide. When the show ends, I make it as far as the hallway backstage before collapsing on a chair, willing the world to stop […]

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Strawberry Tres Leches Cake (Glossies Made Me Do it!)

Have you tried this Strawberry Tres Leches Cake from Rachael Ray every day? This cake starts with a boxed mix but is totally bakery worthy.

Welcome to the July edition of Glossies Made Me Do It, a monthly series I’m hosting with Erika of Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans and Lauren of Shooting Stars Mag! Despite last month’s cookie taco fail, I returned to Rachael Ray every day because I couldn’t resist trying this Strawberry Tres Leches Cake. (Find the recipe here.) […]

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Life Lately: Where did June go?

Life lately... From performing in a local musical to prepping for a pageant, here's what I've been up to lately. #BloggersLife

Life lately… Performing in: The King and I. This show ate up parts of May and most of June, and it was totally worth it. I had so much fun and was reminded why I love theatre. If you wondered why I wasn’t blogging much last month it was because of this awesome show. I met […]

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