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National Adoption Month: Finding You & Giveaway

Hey, birth-mom! I’m looking for you. I want to find you. I’ve written several posts throughout the last few years, regarding my adoption and emotions around the issue. I’ve talked about the statistics and what I want people to know about being adopted. A year ago, I received my DNA results. I found out what […]

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National Adoption Month: Yep, I’m Adopted & Adoption Statistics You Should Know

Adoption. Some people treat even the suggestion of it as if it were a four-letter word. When a woman finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she sees three options: 1. Abort the baby 2. Raise the baby 3. Place the baby for adoption Most women find even the idea of carrying a baby that you will not […]

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Fig Happenings // vol. 1 Graduation Recap & Why You Should Get A Degree

It took me exactly three years to finish my Master’s degree and arrive at graduation. The day I graduated with my Master’s in English–Technical Writing was the first day I ever set foot on the Northern Arizona University campus. Flagstaff is stunning. Truly. You quickly pass from the desert into mountains which seem to pull […]

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Passholder Secrets: Rock Your Disney Trip [Even with a Toddler]

I grew up with a Disneyland pass for the majority of my childhood. I learned a lot in those years. Here are my top Disneyland pass holder secrets. Let’s kick it. 1. Skip the traditional entrance and security lines. So this lil’ tip requires you going through Downtown Disney. If the security lines are awful, enter […]

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Easy DIY Flower Crown

When I decided to pull the trigger on family pictures, I knew that I wanted to make a flower crown. I texted my bestie, Cookie Curator, to bounce the idea off of her and also hear what suggestions she had after making hers for her own family pictures. She pointed me in the right direction […]

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L.A., You Bring Me Life: U2, Lumineers, & a Concert Outfit

I love Los Angeles. I love breathing in the smog, the small shops, and mid-century homes. I love the heat beating down on my back and the diversity—gosh, the diversity. I’ve lived in all ranges of communities: Idaho was more-or-less all Caucasian; South Orange County was Caucasian, Asian, and Latino; but, oh, Los Angeles has […]

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My Story of PPD: Maternal Depression Awareness Month

May marks the start of Maternal Depression Awareness Month. The Maternal Depression Awareness Month is an awareness campaign that is extremely close to my heart. My Story After having my baby, I lost control of my mental health. My depression came back with a vengeance on top of the severe anemia that I was already […]

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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Nudes Swatch & Review

Nude lips are a huge trend, and it looks like this trend is going to stick. If you don’t have the right formula of lipstick, your lips can look dry and sloppy. That’s exactly why you should give Soap & Glory Mother Pucker Nudes a chance. Sexy Mother Pucker Swatch on Olive Skin The entire […]