Hair

How to Keep Your Curly Hair Frizz-Free and Beautiful

I have 3A curly hair, and while my hair is generally easy to style, it can be difficult to keep it frizz-free. Over the last couple years, I've learned about tricks and products that make caring for my hair much easier. Some of these tips might be surprising, so be sure to read under the… Continue reading How to Keep Your Curly Hair Frizz-Free and Beautiful

Christian Living

Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?

Almost everyone I know was excited to start 2021. People like the opportunity the New Year offers: a chance to start afresh. New goals, new hobbies, and a new year. While making goals for the new year, I read something that shed some light on my goals. Lydia Brownback, in her book Flourish, asks a… Continue reading Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?

Life Experiences, Recipes

Christmas Cookies

Two weeks ago, I said I was going to make a bunch of cookies when I got on Christmas break. And I did. Yesterday was basically the start to my Christmas break, so my little sister and I turned up the Christmas music and made close to 200 cookies. We baked for about four hours… Continue reading Christmas Cookies

Christian Living

What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)

True worth is in being, not seeming,— In doing, each day that goes by, Some little good—not in dreamingOf great things to do by and by. For whatever men say in their blindness,And spite of the fancies of youth,  There's nothing so kingly as kindness,And nothing so royal as truth. -Alice Cary “I just want to make a… Continue reading What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)

Recipes

5 Cookies for December Baking

I love cookies. Plus, I live with several cookie monsters who can go through cookies quicker than anyone else I know. Because of the high demand for cookies, the Christmas giving season, and my love for baking, I'm counting down the weeks 'till Christmas break so I can go on a cookie baking marathon. While… Continue reading 5 Cookies for December Baking

Life Experiences, Recipes, Uncategorized

Life Update + Fall Faves

Hello, readers! It's been a while since I did a casual post, and since I'm in my pajamas and slippers right now, it seems like the perfect time to write one. 🙂 I've been busy with lots of school (like every other highschooler out there 😋), but I've also done some fun things within the… Continue reading Life Update + Fall Faves

Christian Living

Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 2, A Change of Focus)

Before reading this, check out part 1 here. The “Cure” that Fuels the Disease The struggle for self-esteem and confidence is a worldwide battle for people- especially us ladies. God blessed us with an eye for beauty. I challenge you to use that love for beauty as He intended.  “You are free, you are powerful,… Continue reading Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 2, A Change of Focus)

Christian Living

Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 1, the Love of God)

Can we be real for a moment? Sometimes the “feel good” phrases don’t help. Sometimes even reciting Bible verses doesn’t change anything. We know in our heads we’re supposed to put our worth in Jesus. We know in our heads we’re loved, and that the attention of the world doesn’t matter. But sometimes ”knowing it… Continue reading Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 1, the Love of God)

Book Review

“Beyond Priceless”: the Book that Speaks Truth to Real Emotions

Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Emotions are real. Very real. Depression can block out our hope. Doubts can make us give up faith completely. Emotions can be intense, and in the middle of those emotionally-charged moments, it sometimes feels impossible to do the right thing.… Continue reading “Beyond Priceless”: the Book that Speaks Truth to Real Emotions

Christian Living

How Running Changes the Way I View My Faith

I’m back!!! It’s been such a long time! September/October have been a crazy months full of school and cross country. High-school is a big step up, and it’s taken me a bit of time to adjust. I hope I’ll settle into a schedule soon. 😊 Since XC will be done for me in a week,… Continue reading How Running Changes the Way I View My Faith