A woman is often measured by the things she cannot control. She is measured by the way her body curves or doesn’t curve. By where she is flat or straight or round. She is measured by 36-24-36 and inches and ages and numbers. By all the outside things that don’t ever add up to who she is on the inside. And so if a woman is to be measured, let her be measured by the things she can control, by who she is and who she is trying to become because as every woman knows, measurements are only statistics, and statistics lie. -First read this […]

I see beauty in disaster

“I love vacant beds and crumpled sheets, ladders in tights, and intertwined legs. I love bruised knees and protruding bones, inside out tights, and windows frozen in ice. I find beauty in spirals of smoke. I see beauty in disaster, in the chaos of a litter-strewn room, or a face dripping in tear stained mascara. I can’t explain why I find myself intrigued by these things, i’m beginning to think that theres no need for explanation.” – Unknown

Happy 4

July 4th has been my FAVORITE holiday for as long as I can remember. I love how everyone comes together all day to celebrate our nation’s birthday with their friends and family. Every year it’s a little different for me because recently I’ve always been in different places with different people over the holiday. This year, I’ve been so content spending the day in the amazing weather with our family friends, eating amazing food and getting excited for the fireworks show (in a few minutes!) Below are some pictures that encompass why I am so in love with this holiday; from patriotic interpretations in the […]

Best crown ever

This crown is cropped into the header of this blog (obviously) but I wanted to show the full picture because it is the most a-mazing thing ever.


Thought I’d capture some amazing foods/drinks I’ve had the past couple of days. Seriously tasted better than the pictures can show! Links: Grand Lux Cafe & John’s Place

Bday queen!

I hope the birthday queen Aimee has a great day! So so excited to celebrate in Chicago this weekend!!!