I am a sensitive soul. I cry during sad scenes of a movie, and even the happy ones. I cry listening to certain songs. I get upset over something small and let that ruin my day. I tend to feel like a failure if I do something wrong and then become too afraid to try again for fear of failing once again. For long I hated that I was this way. All the women around me are strong and resilient; everything I always wanted to be. I can wish all I want, but this is me. It’s okay to be sensitive. It’s not okay to be afraid to try new things, to let small things control my life, to compare myself to others. I must learn to love me for me. To take my “flaws” and make them something more than that. To learn from my failures and figure out what I can do differently. To find the positive in the negative. I am a sensitive soul and that is okay.
Happy Friday everyone! Christmas is slowly approaching and finding the rights gift can be ridiculously stressful. I decided to make this quick little guide for that special girl in your life, whether it be your mom, sister, girlfriend, etc., there’s something for everyone!
For the makeup lover
1. Black Makeup Organizer- $16.46
2. Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Liquid Lipstick Set- $25.00
3. Set of 13 Vegan Makeup Brushes- $14.95
4. Fenty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set- $23.00
5. Touch Screen Light Up Vanity Mirror- $18.93
For the Bookworm/Organizer
1. Cloud Bookends- $19.99
2. Ghostly Tales of the Victorian Age- $25.00
3. Bullet Journal/Planner Fine Line Colored Pens- $7.99
4. Blue Q “Fuck Off I’m Reading” Socks- $10.99
5. Corgi 2019 Desk Calendar- $15.00
For the Cook
1. Set of 4 Ceramic Mason Jar Measuring Cups- $15.99
2. Mickey Mouse 2 Quart Slow Cooker- $20.93
3. Hot For Food Vegan Cookbook- $14.11
4. Home Brew Pour Over Set- $18.97
5. Oven Mitt and Potholder Set- $18.99
A random assortment
1. Please Don’t Die Ceramic Planter- $25.00
2. Portable Bluetooth Speaker- $19.89
3. Vital Voices Graphic Tee- $12.99
4. Personalized Necklace- $24.80+
5. Sky Projector with Timer- $23.99
I think this list is a great gift guide and some of these items are on my wishlist too! I did my best to keep everything under $25.00, so what do you think? Were you able to find something for the women in your life or even yourself?
I am a HUGE face mask lover, especially clay ones. I found this Yes to Tomatoes Powder Clay mask at Target for $2.50 and decided to give it a try. The Yes to Tomato line is specifically for combination and acne-prone skin, which are my 2 biggest concerns. This is what it claims on the Yes to website,
… Charcoal and tomatoes to detoxify and help clear skin. Formulated for breakout prone skin, Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-To-Clay-Mask is the ultimate in customizable skin care.
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Can you guys believe how quickly February flew by, while January felt like an eternity?! I don’t have many favorites this month, but I still thought I’d share them with you!
This month I have found myself eating a lot of avocado. It’s funny because up until recently, I hated avocado and just couldn’t stand it and now I can’t get enough! As basic as it might sound, I love avocado toast with some lemon pepper and a sprinkle of salt in the mornings. I also really like eating it from the peel with lots of nutritional yeast and a sprinkle of sea salt. Avocados are great because they are abundant in nutrients and can be incorporated into meals in different ways.
Too many times I have heard stories of people buying dogs or getting dogs as gifts, only to return them because they realized they were too much to handle. Dogs are a huge responsibility and a commitment that needs to be taken seriously. I own 2 dogs, a Corgi Pomeranian mix and a Pomeranian, so I thought I’d share the good and the bad of owning dogs.
1. Dogs are expensive Be prepared to spend a lot of money for your dog, including medical bills, food, grooming, and of course, my dogs’ personal favorite, squeaky toys. As many of us know, vaccinations are very important for a young pup, but they can also be expensive. There are pet stores, like Petco that offer vaccinations a little cheaper than vets. Most pups from animal shelters are up to date with their vaccinations so that also helps. Petco has a great loyalty program that helps with buying dog food and anything else they might need.
2. Dogs need a lot of time Time is key to bonding with your dog and ensuring they get the best care they need. You need to put time aside to train your dog and this is the most difficult for most owners. It can sometimes get a little frustrating, but it’s important not to give up on your dog. Dogs can get lonely too so they need constant attention. You need to make sure you put time aside for them.
3. Dogs require constant cleaning Depending on your dog’s coat, you can definitely be sure to find hair everywhere. You need to constantly be cleaning your house to get rid of their hair and any dirt or mud they may bring from your backyard. You have to clean up their poop and any accidents they may have. I know my dog loves rolling in dirt and getting into messes so I’ve learned to love cleaning.
4. Dogs make amazing friends Dogs are extremely loyal and make amazing companions. I love coming home knowing my dogs will be as excited as I am to see them. The best part is you can vent to them and they definitely won’t judge! Haha.
5. Dogs are pretty freaking cute It’s safe to say that I love dogs, especially my own. They are the cutest, from their little paws, to their puppy stage, and their weird sleeping positions. Depending on your dog’s preference, they make some pretty darn cute clothes and accessories for them too.
6. Dogs can be great for your health Dogs need daily walks so you’ll be sure to get your daily exercise with them. They have also proven to improve stress levels and overall mental health. Believe it or not, dogs are a constant source of love, support, and comfort. They are a friend, a listener, and a companion that will never turn its back on you.
Dogs are not easy, so make sure you thoroughly research and make the proper arrangements before making this commitment. I know it isn’t always possible, but please please try to adopt and not shop!
I feel so lucky to have 2 furry best friends and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in this world!
Last Sunday was the Super Bowl, but it was also Super Vegan Sunday at Smorgasburg in LA! Smorgasburg is a marketplace in Los Angeles that hosts different food events every week and that Sunday was specifically geared towards vegan food, so of course I had to be there.
The event began at 10 am and by the time we got there it was already incredibly packed and it was only 11! The weeks leading up to the event, I was searching through the Instagram accounts of all the listed food vendors to have everything planned out. The food vendor I was most excited for was Cena Vegan. Cena Vegan serves authentic vegan tacos, burritos, nacho boats, and “meats” by the pound! Continue reading
In todays post, I wanted to share with you all two of my favorite apps that I use on a daily basis to help me save money! The best part is both these apps are available for Apple and Androids, so no one is left out.
The first app is called Penny. Continue reading