Life Update: Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher

Hey friends!

Life has been moving at the speed of light. One minute I was on the beach in Jamaica without a care in the world, and the next minute my whole life gets shaken up! If you have been keeping up with me on social media you know that I just recently started a new job as a 4th grade teacher!

Let me fill you in on how this change came about.

I had been a first grade teacher … Read More

Words To Live By To Celebrate My 28th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Me!

28 Pieces of Advice

I decided to write this post in honor of my 28th birthday today! Last year at this time, I was celebrating my birthday at the Miss Ohio USA orientation. It was a wonderful day celebrating with all the contestants but what I didn’t know is that it was also the beginning to a year filled with change and life lessons. I wanted to share what I have learned from those experiences. So … Read More

Having Child Like Faith


Having Child-Like Faith

I wrote this piece for myself a year ago and it is one of the first realizations I had to begin blogging. ¬†It is a more personal post that came straight from my heart at 3am one morning after teaching Vacation Bible School. In honor of the VBS kickoff this week, I decided to muster up some courage and share this message in hopes that it resonates with some of you. Its a bit lengthy and I … Read More

Cooking with Hello Fresh

The Not-So Pioneer Woman Cooks

Last week, I conducted a little kitchen experiment using Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is a meal kit delivery service that sends healthy portioned meals to your door with detailed cooking instructions. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not very skilled in the kitchen to say the least. (Earlier this year, I had the “Great Egg Explosion of 2017” in my kitchen after the simple task of boiling eggs went south!) Despite my past … Read More

Advice to My Younger Self

We all have heard the question…

“What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?”

But have you ever truly stopped to think about what your answer would be? There are so many things that we “live and learn” while growing up. I partly wish I could go back and tell myself to let my bangs grow out and to stop wearing blue eyeliner. Yet, if you had one chance to send a little message in … Read More