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Readjusting

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One week ago my kiddo officially began summer vacation. That morning, she and her fellow classmates put on an adorable presentation all about completing their first year of school. As a parent, it was such a wonderful, proud moment for me. Watching her flourish in school has been amazing, and it’s given me an opportunity to pursue art as my career. And now, as I’m readjusting to her being home all day for the next three months, I feel like that career has to be put on pause. Realistically, I know that isn’t true. I can still work on art during the day. But it IS different. I no longer...

I Am So Happy Wonder Woman Exists

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Movie reviews aren’t something I usually do here on the blog. But I just saw Wonder Woman on Friday night and I can’t not talk about it. It made me feel so many things, so many MORE things than I was expecting. So let’s chat Wonder Woman, shall we? No plot spoilers, but I do mention a specific scene so be warned if you haven’t yet seen the movie! Let’s start with what I mentioned above – I can’t believe how many emotions this movie caused me to have, for so many different reasons. Walking into the theater, I had no particular emotional attachment or nostalgia towards Wonder Woman as...

June: Small Goals

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New month, new goals. I didn’t end up blogging for pretty much the last half of May. No real reason, I just didn’t feel I had much to share that I hadn’t already been sharing on either Instagram or Twitter. When I realized it had been a week without blogging, I immediately had that twinge of guilt; that feeling of ‘I should be blogging!‘ But I whisked it away as an afterthought and that was so refreshing. This is my hobby, and sometimes other things take precedence! Like art, soaking up beautiful weather, going out for ice cream. Just BEING. Enjoying the little things. It’s my definite summer plan. May...

Currently May 2017

Accidentally skipped April, but here’s what my Currently May looks like! Watching: Sense8. Season 2 just got added to Netflix and I am utterly addicted all over again. I have never in my life been more emotionally attached to TV characters before. Books, totally. But with TV and movies, I always have that back-of-the-mind thought that yes, these are actors. With Sense8 my brain is like NO. THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE AND I LOVE THEM. My brain is also only capable of speaking in shouty fan-girl capitals in regards to this show. If you haven’t watched it, do so, and fall in love. Reading: Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer....

May: Small Goals

If someone could please explain to me how it’s May already, that’d be great. This year is just FLYING by. I still feel like the year is just beginning, and yet we are almost halfway through 2017 already! What?! We arrived safely home from our Costa Rica vacation at about 2:45am Monday morning. I’ve got posts about the trip coming for sure, but I wanted to start off May with some goals! I’m still getting back into the normal routine post-vacation, but that always takes a little time. Here’s a roundup of April’s goals, and how I fared with them – spoiler alert: not great. 1. Update my art shop....

Spring Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

My year of buying only cruelty-free beauty products is going great! And the arrival of my quarterly Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is such a joyful addition to this goal. This is the third box I have received, and I’m still thrilled which is always a good feeling from a subscription box. Let’s check out what’s in the spring Vegan Cuts Makeup Box! I purchased this box with my own money but as an ambassador for Vegan Cuts the links in this post are affiliate links. Purchasing via these links earns me a small commission. All opinions on about the products are 100% my own.   The first item I pulled...

Bullet Journal Tour!

Yes, I realize that April is a weird time to be sharing my bullet journal since normally it’s a beginning-of-the-year thing. But let’s just roll with it, eh? 2017 is the first time I decided to give bullet journaling a go. Id’ heard a ton about it and seen the gorgeous Instagram bullet journal porn. But the real decision to make one came from the fact that ready made planners are so expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I know that people put a lot of work into the design of the pages and layout. Plus manufacturing costs. But $50-$70 for a planner that, let’s be honest, I will probably crap...

April: Small Goals

April has arrived! I think this is going to be my most exciting month of this year. Not only will it kick off my last year in my twenties, but I’m also going on my first trip out of the country! We leave for Costa Rica in t-minus 18 days. CUE MENTAL FREAK OUT. Here’s how I got on with March’s small goals: 1. Start streaming my art on Twitch. Success! I’ve been streaming consistently for about three weeks now and it’s SO much fun! If you want to tune in and watch me make some art, click here and follow my Twitch channel! 2. Revamp my online art portfolio....