Beautiful Distractions

I am so glad God is a "come back to me" kind of love. Honestly, I have been so distracted lately, and not in God's presence. With working a full time job and part time job and then working odd jobs.... It's safe to say my mind has been elsewhere, and that's not a good [...]

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Love Like Jesus

Loving the way Jesus loves is something that we are taught from the beginning of our journey with Christ. It is something that is imprinted on our hearts and we spend our entire lives trying to do, but heavily struggle with. Loving the way Jesus does used to confuse me. I never really new what [...]

Weekly 5 Minute Devotional: Isaiah 9:2

Hello lovelies!! Ok so I am starting something new for Live Happily Inked! Each week I will be posting a 5 minute devotional video. I have been wanting to do something like this for so long, so now it's happening woo! (It's also filmed with my iPhone so sorry for the quality.) But I decided [...]

I am the Desert. Jesus is the Water.

Rejection is something that scares us all. We all want to be accepted, loved, cared for, and known. We crave these things, and search for them so desperately throughout the world, but nothing ever seems to suffice. We think that if we meet the right person, do the right things, and go after our dreams [...]

Book Review: Big Magic

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is one of those books you read that keeps you entertained while giving amazing advice. It each page cheers you on, but also slaps you in the face with being real and honest. This book is one that every photographer, artist, musician, movie director, actor, writer, [...]

Waves of Loneliness

Loneliness is something that I have struggled to face all my life. It is something that I faced as a child, all throughout middle school, all throughout high school, and all throughout college. Loneliness has become an old friend of mine that I've come to know and respect. Through my life long friendship with loneliness [...]

Live Happily Inked

The whole reason I started Live Happily Inked was based on one realization... that the world could use a lot more color, love, and kindness Nothing brings me more joy than creating things and spreading kindness to others. So much joy comes from spreading God’s love and kindness towards people and you’d be surprise at [...]

5 Easy Healthy Living Tips

There are soooo many articles, books, podcasts, and even movies out in the world that are all about living healthy. We read, hear, and see these things but most of the time we still stay stuck in our less than healthy lifestyle habits. So what are we to do?? Baby steps. Baby steps are the [...]

Decorating A Small Space

okay WOOOOOOWW it has officially been a year since I moved into my own apartment....It's so crazy how time flies.. BUT after a year of making this place my home, I wanted to share what it looks like and how to make the most out of a studio apartment! 1. Plants Plants are a MUST. [...]

Set Apart, Not Aside

To be set aside is once if the worse feelings in human nature. To be set aside means you’ve been rejected, have lower value, not wanted, and forgotten. To be set aside is like saying you are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, strong enough, or even just enough. It’s lonely, painful and nothing [...]