Wednesday, May 23, 2018


"look out, 'cause here I come,
and I'm marching on to the beat I drum.
I'm not scared to be seen;
I make no apologies.
This is me"

- "This Is Me," The Greatest Showman


Me with the grandparents.

Me with the parents.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

5 Reasons I'm Not Having a Bachelorette Party

A bride-to-be hears a lot of questions, starting immediately after the proposal, getting collectively more stressful as the big day draws closer. One of those questions is that of the bachelorette party. Usually, the maid of honor or the bridesmaids as a group are in charge of said party, but due to the geographic dispersion of my wedding party and young age of my MOH, I've gotten a few questions directly.

I am not having a bachelorette party. This confuses many people, apparently. It does seem like I'm in the great minority online. So, for any other brides considering nixing this tradition, here are my personal reasons for ditching the bachelorette party:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Guest Taylor Bennett

Good morning, my lovely readers!

Today we have a new guest, Taylor Bennett. She's here to talk a little about her new book, Porch Swing Girl, and share some old writing from her past for kicks and giggles. Enjoy!

About Taylor

Homeschooled since kindergarten, Taylor Bennett is the seventeen-year-old author of Porch Swing Girl, released by Mountain Brook Ink on May 1. When she’s not reading or writing, Taylor can be found playing her violin or taking walks in the beautiful Oregon countryside. She loves to connect with readers via her author website, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (her favorite!), Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Where to find her

Order Porch Swing Girl on Amazon

About her book

What if friendship cost you everything?

Stranded in Hawaii after the death of her mother, sixteen-year- old Olive Galloway is desperate to escape. She has to get back to Boston before her dad loses all common sense and sells the family house. But plane tickets cost money—something Olive gravely lacks. With the help of Brander, the fussy youth group worship leader, and Jazz, a mysterious girl with a passion for all things Hawaiian, Olive lands a summer job at the Shave Ice Shack and launches a scheme to buy a plane ticket home before the end of the summer.

But when Jazz reveals a painful secret, Olive’s plans are challenged. Jazz needs money. A lot of it. Olive and Brander are determined to help their friend but, when their fundraising efforts are thwarted, Olive is caught in the middle. To help Jazz means giving up her ticket home. And time is running out.