An Anxious Heart: Battling “What If” & “If Only” Mentalities

An Anxious Heart: Battling “What If” & “If Only” Mentalities

Up to this point, I've talked a lot about Kevin's deployment, how it's affected me, and some things I've done to deal with him being gone. One thing I haven't really talked to you guys about is the amount of anxiety that comes when he's gone. The first time I really noticed it was last year when he deployed for a short (compared to this time) 2 months to Germany.

Tips on Dealing with Comparison + Blogger Anxiety

Tips on Dealing with Comparison + Blogger Anxiety

How many of y'all spend countless hours on social media each week? Mindlessly scrolling, checking in on friends, finding inspiration. I definitely do, even more so now that I'm blogging. And I truly love it. Social media is so interesting to me, and I enjoy seeing what all of you creative people come up with everyday! While it can be great a place for connection and inspiration, it can also be a source of comparison. You look at somebody else's post and you start to think things like "Why can't I look like that?" "How the heck does she have that many likes when I don't even have half that amount?" "How does her Instagram feed always look so perfect?" At that point, it starts to become really unhealthy, and that's kind of where I found myself at the end of last week.

Taking Risks + Dealing with Change

Taking Risks + Dealing with Change

So we all know that spring is a season of change. The weather goes from rain and freezing cold to abundant sunshine and warm temperatures. Things start to grow and bloom. We trade our sweaters and scarves for sandals and light, flowy blouses. Spring is beautiful. It happens to be one of the all around favorite seasons. But getting there is a little awkward, am I right? The transition period is confusing and between the change in temps and daylight savings, weird things start happening. Getting good sleep is hard, and allergies become our worst enemy. And as I talked about in Tuesday's post, even getting dressed becomes frustrating...

Q&A With Kevin: One Year of Marriage

Q&A With Kevin: One Year of Marriage

Hey guys! Today's post is a super special addition because today is mine and Kevin's one year anniversary! I seriously cannot believe we have been married for one whole year. It has most definitely flown by. I really wanted this post to be a little glimpse into what the first year of marriage looks like (for a military couple and otherwise). So I sent hubby some questions about his thoughts on year one of marriage and am sharing his answers in this post! Click to read more!

Spring Cleaning: Tips for an Effective Closet Clean-Out

Spring Cleaning: Tips for an Effective Closet Clean-Out

Hey there lovely people! It is almost that time again. The dreaded spring cleaning to-do list is looming and you're wondering where to start. Let me help you out: Your closet. I don't know about you, but there is nothing I love more than a clean slate, and for me, that starts with a clean closet. Think about it. It's most likely the smallest room in the house, (if it's not, hi, let's be friends) and it's definitely the fullest. And personally, I spend A LOT of time in there, so for my own sanity, I need it to be clean and organized. I need to be able to see what I have and put together an outfit pretty quickly. So today I want to help you tackle the ultimate closet clean-out. It will leave you feeling accomplished, relieved, and hopefully it'll eliminate some of that stress when you're trying to get ready in the mornings.ย 

Deployment Month One + How to Deal

Deployment Month One + How to Deal

Hello, friends! And helloooo Friday. I hope your week hasn't felt as long as mine. While the week was long, it was a somewhat of a milestone. Month one of deployment is in the books as of Wednesday! I survived, and I kind of feel like super woman. It was most definitely the hardest month of my life having to deal with work stress and Rue (our Aussie puppy) trying to break her leg. And then there's the part where Kevin is on the other side of the planet doing dangerous work every other day. So. Much. Stress. But we made it. Today I want to share a little bit about how I'm managing, and hopefully encourage the ladies who are currently dealing with or are preparing for a deployment.