OOTD: Denim

There’s something classic about denim.  Knowing how to dress your denims can open up a whole new world for your wardrobe (and wallet… if you’re good, you might be able to save a few bucks). Like a chameleon, it can easily be dressed up or down.  It’s very versatile. In my husband’s style of choice,…

Family Day: Roots

Family Day There’s something magical about the bond of my family. The strength we draw from each other and the strength we carry on our own is out of this world. Recently, we’ve been able to find time again to have family leisure time. Most parents know how difficult that can be. Making time for this is like…

Working on my balance

I did martial arts for years. It came easy to me… but I lacked the understanding behind the movements. Understanding conceptualized the significance of learning things right early on. Like I tell my kids, you have to have a strong foundation for the towers you are making. Even, then you can only balance so much before it topples over….

OOTD: Oasis

Oasis Sometimes life hits you… and then sometimes it bull dozes you with a semi truck.  Doctor appointments, cleaning, work, a super cold that never goes away…. and even MORE cleaning. What’s with ALL of this laundry? Laundry owns my life. How do we keep our sanity? We find an oasis. We make do with what we…

Loot Anime February Unboxing

Theme: Together We got our monthly subscription of Loot Anime last Friday. As always, I was impressed by curated collectibles they selected for February’s box. My family was just as excited as I was to rip into it. It felt like Christmas morning and we all got something we really liked. The collectibles made me want to start…

Healthy Diet

My anemic episodes drains me. Add that to the other symptoms I experience because of Moyamoya, and I’m hardly a functioning human being. So, I became more intentional. Following a healthy diet is important to me.  I started to eat more greens because of the iron I need. I’ve increased my intake of Vitamin C with certain…

Rare Disease Day: Joubert Syndrome

I came to know about Joubert Syndrome through a friend. I followed her journey silently through social media. I often rejoiced and felt her frustration through the screen. I never REALIZED that for as long as I followed her story… her family was on a journey to find answers themselves. There are so many like…

Rare Disease Day 2017

Today is Rare Disease Day! The purpose of this day is to make others in our community (including those in the medical field and policy makers)  be aware of the importance of research for EVERYONE. The more we know, the more we can detect and treat these diseases FASTER and more efficiently. It breaks my…

3 Easy Going Outfit Ideas

3 Easy Going Outfit Ideas Give me a good pair of converse, vintage tee, and a pair of pants that doesn’t squeeze the life out of you… and I’m good to go! Here’s a few ways to freshen up that look without having to outdo yourself. Three things to consider: 1. Cost effective – Most of…

The Difficult Thing No One Talks About When You Have An Incurable Disease

I’ve been wanting to write about this for awhile. It’s a challenge to write about it without sounding off the world’s smallest violin. That’s not my goal. But, I do find it important enough to put it out there for those experiencing this disease or their family affected by it. I’ve seen others carefully share their…

Meet our fish, “L”

My oldest turns 5 on Sunday… where has the time gone?! It’s bittersweet. Part of me rejoices in the splendor of her being (which far exceeds my expectation), the other part wants to kick father time’s butt for the speedy years. I want to push and pull. It’s a bit painful for me because she’s…

Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day! Needing some outfit inspiration for that hot date? The color palette and textures of this outfit will make you swooooon! At least, I know I did when my husband walked out wearing this Valentine’s Day outfit ❤ You know it’s love when you’re better half can still give you butterflies. “It wasn’t love at first…