several ways to overcome writer's block when you can't write
Life

7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

You sit down, stare at your computer screen for an hour, then realize you’ve written nothing at all. Your word count isn’t counting and you can’t walk away because then you would have just sat down for nothing in the first place, right? But maybe walking away is the best way to keep going. If …

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Recipes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is HERE! When I left the house this morning, I noticed the trees beginning to shed yellow and orange and it was actually beautiful. (Despite the cold weather I’m dreading…) But fall means pumpkin, and pumpkin means my favorite cookies. Whenever this time of season came around, my mom used to come home with pumpkin chocolate …

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Life

My Biggest Insecurities

We all have them, whether they’re big, small, physical or not—they’re there. I may not have the same insecurities as you, but they are insecurities all the same. The funny thing is, most of our imperfections are only noticed by us. I’m always so surprised by what other people tell me they are insecure about, …

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Fashion

First Look

Oh man. Oh boy. Here it is. Here we go. I’ve had several people tell me I should post my outfits, and in all sorts of honesty, I’ve been quite terrified to. Why? Well. The way I dress is very revealing of who I am, and posting pictures of what I wear opens up the …

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when I realized that everything was going to be okay
Life

I Had a Dream

You’re probably already chanting the beginning of “I HAVE A DREAM.” Ha ha, jokes. But really, I did have dream last night. Yeah, I know, this is no miracle. We all have dreams. I’ve got this weird thing with dreams where I feel like I need to find the meaning of them. Like why did …

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Delicious and HEALTHY banana zucchini bars for any time of day!
Recipes

Healthy Banana Zucchini Bars

Can I just say, I have an unhealthy addiction to baking. When I say unhealthy I mean, if I baked as much as my little heart desired, I would be very, very plump. So giving into my undying urge to bake, I whipped up banana-zucchini goodness! I just finished my one week detox and one …

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A few of the things I've learned and gained from living abroad in London
Life Travel

What I’ve Gained From Living in a Foreign Country

So far, I’ve lived in 5 states and 3 different countries, including the United States. The first time I left Alaska, I was 14 and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. The idea of it leaving an ice box for paradise had sent me over the moon, but starting fresh wasn’t full of sunshine and butterflies. Even …

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Interior

Scandinavian Interior Inspiration – Oslo Design Fair

    I took a stroll around the Oslo Design Fair last week seeking inspiration and thought I might share some of the showrooms an displays if you’re seeking your own inspiration and wanting to do up your own home or bedroom. Scandinavian design is quite minimalistic. Overall, the color palette is full of greys, …

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Life choices that have made a difference in my life.
Life

The Best Choices I’ve Made in My Life So Far

I can’t say for certain what I’m glad I have done, but there are a few things, whether I struggled through it or not, that I chose to do for myself that have had an impact on my life in one way or another. And I don’t mean the things I grew up with or …

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Fiction has more purposes to be read other than for pleasure. There are many benefits in reading about fictional young adults on a page.
Life

Why You Should Read Fiction

Once upon a time, back in my junior year of high school, we played ‘two truths one lie’ in my creative writing class. (If you don’t know the game, you make 3 claims and everyone else guesses which one isn’t true). So anyway, it was my turn to say my three things and I felt …

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