Spilled Ink (& I’m Published!)

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People always ask why did you pick writing, and why did you pick poetry? It is hard to explain why I ended up choosing this type of art form. There is something so special about words on a page and how they can change in an instant, that is just… special. With poetry, everyone sees it differently.

That’s why I think poetry is so beautiful. You see the inner workings of the people behind it, but you also take something away from it as well. It isn’t like art hanging from a wall, it is art that hangs from your soul.

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Selected Sixes: Lip Essentials

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My leading lip ladies! I haven’t done a product post for a hot second, and I wanted to share with you some of my most favorite, palm sized LIFE SAVERS.

To be honest, it was REALLY hard to just choose six of my favorite lip products because I am a LIP BALM WHORE (sorry mom).
Truly, I am. It is seriously a problem, and I have completely accepted it.

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Healthy + Easy No Bake Energy Bites

ingredients for energy bites banana energy bites, chocolate peanut butter healthy snack ideas

Sometimes we just need those pick me ups in the middle of the day. We will reach for chocolate, maybe coffee, or even an energy drink if we are really feelin’ it (I’ve been there). We reach for these things because they are super convenient, easy and pretty much require little to no work. I work in a corporate office, so that grind in the middle of day can get pretty tiring. But I found something that is AMAZING, and I am going to share it with you!

 

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The South West | Part One

wan | der | lust
     noun
a strong desire to travel.

Sometimes you need to slow down. Sometimes you just need to pack up an go. Sometimes, it is both; and that is exactly what we did.

I am so beyond excited to share with you all our little South West adventure. I cannot do the awestruck and immense beauty of the sights we saw, but I am going to try! You can follow me through the next few installments for a daily adventure and photo diary. At the end, I am going to share with you our little video of our adventures as well.

 

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On the Go Beauty Essentials

We all have those products that we just go gaga over when they work magical wonders. I would definitely call most of these my ‘holy grail’ products since they are the ones I have restocked multiple times, and always have on my person.

Of course I love testing out new products and finding amazing new ones at that, but it’s just like your core group of friends; they always there for you, girl.

 

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Blooming Books | Spring Reading List (+ Giveaway!)

There is something about a lovely stack of books that is just oh so appealing. With a fresh stack of books on my desk I can’t help but smile. Spring is finally here and I am going to introduce some lovely, colorful and blooming (literally) books that you absolutely need on your Spring reading list! Excited to share my Spring reading list with you, plus a little somethin’ somethin’ at the end. <3

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My Three Mantra’s: A Quarter of a Century Year-Old’s View Point

Last week, I turned a quarter of a century. Now, by all means, this does not mean I am a life hacking genius (even if I would like to think so). I have, however, learned a few things along this short road of life. These are handed down from other people, which have been shaped and molded to fit into my unique being. I like to call them my ‘mantras,’ but really they should be on everyones mental daily checklist. If these are not part of your daily gratitude log that you should me mentally ticking off, please, let them be reminders. I know some days these things are not easy… trust me, I know. Sometimes you feel like you have to drag yourself out of bed, and no amount of coffee is going to make you a decent person for the day. But, I must say, by following these mantras daily, these hard, dragging days are few and far between.

These are not groundbreaking; it is nothing we do not already know. They are just so important that I think reiterating them as an adult is something relevant. They were important when we were young, and they are going to continue to be important as adulthood continues. I challenge you to sit back and reflect with me on these, as it is something all of us can continue to learn from.

 

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Autumn Reading List

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. So many fun festivities happen during the autumn months, that it is hard not to get excited! From pumpkin patches and spiced lattes, to a *very* full tummy on Thanksgiving, what is not to love about autumn? I love being out doors in the cool and crisp weather, but there is something about a hot apple cider, a fireplace, piles of cozy blankets, and a good book that is just all too appealing. Books make me happy and I love sharing my to read lists. Here are my current, and autumn reads.

 

Currently Reading

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

What a perfect read for this time of the year. Of course I needed to add in some horror! I have been wanting to read this, year after year, when my group reads it for our October pick, but I never got around to it. This year, I finally got it and I cant wait to finish it.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This has been on my to read list for a while. So many people have told me I need to pick this up and read it. Well, I finally did! I cannot wait to dive in deeper. I love books where you can place yourself into the character, and really actually learn something about yourself as well.

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