#FigAdventures | 2017 Rewind graphic

#FigAdventures | 2017 Rewind

  2017 was a massive year of growth for our family. We were stretched and fortified. We learned to focus on what truly matters and makes us happiest. We humbled ourselves often–many times, without choice. However, we ended the year on the happiest note that we have had in a while. In one word, I’d […]

Be a Light & Attract Light | 2018 Goals graphic

Be a Light & Attract Light | 2018 Goals

Yesterday, Adam and I gave talks in church to our ward (congregation) on the Light of Christ. I don’t feel like that was a coincidence because this entire month, I’ve been thinking about how I can help others and be joyful each day. I want light to permeate each aspect of my life this year: […]

National Adoption Month: Finding You & Giveaway graphic

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Easy DIY Flower Crown graphic

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 […]

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

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 […]