skincare sunday: skin update 2 years after accutane

Hello beautiful people! It’s been a loooooooonnnnggggg time since we talked about something other than thoughts and feelings on here. Since sharing my skin journey and skincare is the main reason I started this blog and is always something I enjoy sharing, I really want to get back into posting lifestyle/skincare related posts. So this is […]

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some fall things that I’m loving

People often differentiate between the fall season and the Christmas season and typically have a preference of one over the other. I’m a fall baby, so all things fall have always made me swoon. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas too, but when I think about it, I don’t get as hung up […]

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my eating disorder story

I want to always be honest and authentic with you guys. I want my blog to be a safe zone for myself and anyone who stumbles onto it because if it isn’t honest and safe, why would anyone want to stay? And why would I? Besides, I don’t know what it is about sharing, but […]

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vegan & grain-free coconut brownie bites

I cannot tell you how excited I am to say that I finally came up with a brownie recipe using Medjool dates that finally worked. I have been experimenting with dates forever now and could never get the recipe for brownie bites right. The mixture would either come out too soupy, or wouldn’t blend smoothly, […]

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post-accutane: update & skin care routine

After my Accutane treatment, I thought my days of pimples, spot treatments, and heavy concealers were behind me, but these past 9 months have proven me very wrong. If you have read my Accutane story, you’ll know that I started my treatment in May 2015 and ended it in November of 2015. At the time that I […]

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6 healthy habits i formed while on accutane

6 months sounds like a long time to be on a medicine. Well trust me, it seems much longer when that medicine has side effects that include: dry & peeling skin, eczema, increased sensitivity to the sun, muscle and joint pain, dry eyes & scalp, & tangly hair. For the 6 months that I was […]

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gluten free black bean brownies

I find myself craving chocolate about 84% of the time. So as you can imagine, I’m a huge fan of anything containing chocolate. And brownies they usually contain a little bit of chocolate 🙂 which makes them one of my favorites. Brownies are rich, chocolatey, sweet, decadent, and sadly loaded with sugar, carbs, and calories. […]

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essential oil safety

Essential oils are great. They can infuse rooms with welcoming fragrances or be used to positively influence one’s health and well-being. I use EO’s both aromatically and topically,  for a whole slew of things like migraines, nausea, and muscle pains. In my blog post about my essential oil collection, I gave an in-depth look at the […]

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how to lighten dyed hair

I’m very fickle and whimsical about  my hair. Over the years, I have had blonde highlights, red highlights, blonde “peak-a-boo” highlights, ombre, and multiple all-over, one color hair dyes. My natural hair color is a very dark brown, with reddish-auburn highlights in the sun. Back in October of 2013, I decided to dye my hair […]

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sweet potato pancakes

Sometimes I really just want a syrup-drenched stack of pancakes. Unfortunately, starting the morning off with all that sugar and all those empty calories leaves me feeling grossly full and groggy. So I’m always looking for sneaky ways to make pancakes without all the unnecessary sugar. Enter sweet potato pancakes. I’m sure you’ve seen banana pancakes […]

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