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Summer Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

Summer Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

When my summer Vegan Cuts Makeup Box showed up at my PO Box, I was mixed with both excitement and a little bit of sadness. Excitement because, DUH, box full of cruelty-free makeup goodies! Sadness because this will be my last box. I’ve now gotten a makeup box for each season (read about the Fall, Winter, and Spring boxes!) and honestly, I’ve got enough makeup. I am not a makeup-every-day kind of gal. Let’s be real – I work from home; it’s an accomplishment to not spend the day in sweatpants. Now that I have received a makeup box for each season, I have quite the collection! So this will...

August: Small Goals

august goals

With the last month of summer upon us it’s time for some August goals. Be sure to check out Writes Like A Girl’s blog, as I recently discovered she’s who started the small goals train! She’s got a link-up too! If I’m being honest, I wrote July’s goals in a post and literally never looked at them again. I never even wrote them in my bullet journal. I’ve got the post open in another tab right now as I write this just to remember what they are. So the July goal wrap-up will probably be pretty rough. :/ July Goals Wrap-Up 1. Reach out locally about art jobs. Sigh. Nope....

Oh, Hello August

hello august

I, for one, am thrilled to say hello August. This summer has gone by unbelievably fast. Perhaps it’s because it’s the first actual summer break for my daughter. Or because I’m juggling freelance life and motherhood (spoiler alert: motherhood has taken priority all summer.) Or because we’ve had an abundance of fun plans that have kept us busy. No matter what the reason, summer is coming to a close this month, and I am honestly thrilled about it. Don’t get me wrong; I have loved this summer. We’ve gone hiking, done multiple camping trips, done day trips to different places both local and far, and it’s been wonderful. But I...

Rainbow Falls – Hike #3

Rainbow Falls trail

This past Saturday we decided to head out to the Rainbow Falls trail in Plymouth, NH. Rainbow Falls in a super easy hike – perfect for a day where we wanted to be outside and enjoy some fresh air, but not have to work to hard at it! The trail is 1.2 miles in-and-out, and there is very little incline at all. You’re not hiking a mountain – just hiking through the woods to the waterfall! Rainbow Falls itself is a nice little waterfall. It’s small, but a lovely view. The base is perfect for splashing around in and rock hopping. The rocks next to the falls are actually perfect...

July: Small Goals

New month, new goals. It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the year already. I’m feeling a lot better about readjusting to my kiddo being home for the summer. We spent three days up at my BFF’s house last week and it was so therapeutic. After our kids were in bed I poured out all my anxieties and fears about freelancing to her and she proceeded to basically solved all my problems over the next hour of chatting! Obviously I’m exaggerating, but she did give me some amazing advice and came up with an awesome four year plan for my long term goals. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, there’s...

Mt. Rattlesnake Trail – Summer Hike #2

mt. rattlesnake trail hike

Our second hike of the year was up Mt Rattlesnake trail located in Rumney, NH. This particular Rattlesnake trail (there are a few with that name in the area) is a 3.1 mile loop with some pretty steep sections but so much to enjoy along the way. There’s a babbling stream at the start, beautiful forest scenery the whole way, rocks to climb (and rest) on, and then the payoff at the top. Enjoy a little photo dump! The views from the summit are gorgeous. It overlooks much of the town of Rumney, along with many other peaks in the distance. It also has a great view of the windmills...

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

wonder woman

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...