Field Notes: Life in Haiti

It seems like just a few weeks ago, I was typing "Field Notes: Life in Argentina"... A new year, a new nation: HAITI. Since returning home from Argentina: I married the love of my life, packed up everything I owned, moved across the country, decorated our home, spent quality time with my husband, rescued our … Continue reading Field Notes: Life in Haiti

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July Favorites: Beauty, Fashion, Health, & More!

Beauty: Setting Sprays. I started using matte setting sprays a few years ago for big events (work events, weddings, ABF photo shoots, etc.) My favorite has been and still is the NYX Matte Setting Spray. Since the past year I've been living in Hawaii and Florida, it is the only saving grace for humid/ really … Continue reading July Favorites: Beauty, Fashion, Health, & More!

Heart for Haiti – Why am I even a missionary?

I spend another day rising. Half-felt blessed, half-felt condemned. Half of my mind praises the Lord for the wonderful life He has blessed me with; with faith in Him, the young husband, the palm trees and beaches, the life of travel... The other half of my mind wakes up ashamed; no "normal" 9-5 job (because … Continue reading Heart for Haiti – Why am I even a missionary?

May Favorites: Makeup, Fashion, Health, Books, Film, Travel, & Food

Beauty: My favorite beauty product this month has been the L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. This cream has completely hijacked and owned my foundation routine. I use this, concealer, and HD finishing powder. This product is very lightweight and breathable, yet helps even my skin color like a boss. (Click here to purchase for … Continue reading May Favorites: Makeup, Fashion, Health, Books, Film, Travel, & Food

Why “Homesickness” is the biggest thief of joy

As someone in both missions and military, I've struggled with "homesickness" for up to years at a time (even though, until recently, I never really had a home.) Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of a house like my friends. The type of house where parents marked their child's grown each year on a door post. As … Continue reading Why “Homesickness” is the biggest thief of joy

How To: DIY Home Decor Cross (Tommy Bahama Inspired)

It started months ago, looking for the perfect cross for our home. Unfortunately we couldn't find one (hobby stores, department stores, christian stores, etc), so why not DIY it!? On our registry, we registered for tommy bahama goodies. I envisioned a kitchen that was bright, fresh, but not a hot mess of mismatched-ness. So, if you … Continue reading How To: DIY Home Decor Cross (Tommy Bahama Inspired)

The Broke Girls Guide: 3 Ways To Make An Extra $100 A Month… From Your Phone

You don't have to be a broke girl to be in need of a hundred extra bucks a month. Since high school, I've been searching for ways to be able to afford name brand things, that trip to Starbucks with the girls, that ticket to warped tour, and the nails for the prom. Here is 3 … Continue reading The Broke Girls Guide: 3 Ways To Make An Extra $100 A Month… From Your Phone