Talking Money

Last week, I asked my Instagram followers about money after listening to this episode of Call Your Girlfriend. I had them submit what they thought was confusing, what were their wins, what were their fails. I shared most of them…Read more
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A Fresh Face

I’ve spent most of my teenage years battling breakouts and texture. I begged my mom to let me go tanning because I was using so much makeup to cover it up. Sadly, I convinced her because I could practice driving…Read more
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Radish Leaves

I’d be lying if I said I worked really hard to get this radish. Adam built our raised beds, ordered the seeds, grew them and transported them to said beds. This morning, I spotted a radish and I pulled it…Read more
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Vegan Nacho Cheese

  As I’ve mentioned before, I really love cooking. Adam’s entire family is in town and his sister is vegan so I made this recipe from Against All Grain. Instead of ghee, I used vegan butter. It’s paleo, too. Delicious!…Read more
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The Little Things

When the news gets you down and you work late or you’re feelin’ under the weather, it’s okay to disconnect for a few minutes (or a few hours or even a few days). We don’t have a vacation planned anytime…Read more
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My Go-To Recipes

When I first graduated from college, I knew nothing about cooking. It was a widely known fact that “Allie was never in the kitchen.” It wasn’t until I went gluten-free (and then avoided most sugar and grain) that I started…Read more
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Food Stuffs

I’ve had this post in mind for awhile and I was reminded of it when I got a text from my friend Val and realized I never responded to an older text (I am notorious for this). She asked what…Read more
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Back in the Kitchen

I cooked every meal this weekend. I was much less social. I feel energetic, I ate whole foods. I struggle with being back in the kitchen because, due to the size of our home (and lack of dining room), that…Read more
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Skincare + Makeup Update

About two weeks ago, I posted about some recent skincare/makeup purchases. As promised, here are my thoughts: 1. Hourglass Veil powder : It’s official – I can never tell the difference between setting powders. They all seem the same to me!…Read more
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Currently Consuming

I’m currently trying to consistently consume certain things. Food at specific restaurants, shows, books, alcohol, online classes. If I don’t try, then I just sit watch Instagram stories or online shop. I call this my intentional vs default state of…Read more
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Recent Skincare + Makeup Purchases

I usually skip posts (and videos on YouTube) about what products beauty-focused people recently bought or received. I figure they receive a lot of product for free or we hear about products they buy with their own money (but then…Read more
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Living In My Spring

I may have mentioned this before but my creativity and mood are very aligned with the seasons here in Ohio. In the winter, I retreat and hunker down. Our hope is that next winter, we literally retreat to someplace warmer.…Read more
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Outer Quiet and Inner Quiet

Over the weekend, I started reading my friend Brandi’s book. It’s called Myths of Being Human and it’s been such a special read so far. Back in January, I ended up (unintentionally) hanging out with Brandi at a big gala…Read more
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Establishing a Morning Routine

A couple years ago I got into a morning routine kick. I would wake up 2-3 hours before I started my self-employment work day and it was amazing. Then some health issues popped up and fatigue reared its ugly head.…Read more
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235 Days Without Alcohol

I haven’t had a drink since New Year’s Eve. Since 2015. It’s August 22, 2016. That’s 235 days. I have some friends who say they couldn’t go that long without a drink. Some friends shrug their shoulders and admit that…Read more
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Non-Fruity Smoothies

As some of you may know, I’ve been on the Candida Diet for…this entire freakin’ year. I’m serious. Since January 9th. I’ve probably eaten out less than 10 times total and right now I’m trying to stay pretty strict again…Read more
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Know Yourself

We all evolve and change. That’s a fact. For me, personally, I seek out change. I try to learn about others’ stories and experiences, I try my best to read about things I know nothing about and I’m greatly changed…Read more
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Celebrating

I read this article a few months ago that discussed the fact that we don’t celebrate enough. Celebrating things could actually lead to healthier, happier, longer lives. I’ve thought about this article a lot since I first read it. I can…Read more
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6 Weeks Without Caffeine

I have a vivid memory (and if you know me well then you know I don’t remember anything). I’m lying on my parents’ couch. My head is pounding. I’m supposed to go camping with my friends because we’re finally seniors…Read more
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Farm Stop!

Between our trip to San Diego and Los Angeles, we drove through the mountains and visited one of our clients! Bethany started Primally Pure right on their farm and sells deodorant, lotions, outdoor lotion and lip balm made from REAL…Read more
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Conquering My Allergies

I had really subtle allergies as a kid and into college. Nothing debilitating. But then I moved to Ohio. I don’t know if my body changed or if I’m allergic to every tree/plant in the midwest, but it’s been crazy.…Read more
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Skincare Routine

SPOILER ALERT: I don’t use all natural/organic stuff on my skin. I’m vowing to change it, however, so while this is my “current skincare” routine…it will be different by fall. I’ll keep you posted as I change things out. As…Read more
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Cold? Or allergies? Neither, please.

It snowed on Monday. It will be in the 30’s this weekend. Can’t it just be spring already? I supposed I should be grateful because my spring allergies haven’t kicked it yet. Speaking of allergies, I’m going to give acupuncture…Read more
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Favorite Makeup Highlighters

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen that I had been considering beauty vlogging (video blogging combined into one word). I tried it out and actually hated it. I joked on my latest Instagram post that Desh wasn’t too…Read more
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An Apple A Day…

For the past month, I’ve been craving fruit. You know when you go somewhere and they have a fruit bowl, but no one really ever eats it? I’ve been eating it. I’ll take a banana (after asking, of course) or…Read more
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