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 [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Basic Tomato Sauce

A good basic tomato sauce is a MUST for everyone's recipe stash. Basic tomato sauce is just one of those things that can be used in so many different ways and add a little something extra to your dishes. My absolute favorite made from scratch recipe is from Gwyneth Paltrow's book It's All Easy. Recipe [...]

A Half Full Life

As 2017 is over, I can't help but look back at this whirlwind of a year. Being a recent graduate I can't help but feel a bit down and anxious. Just as anyother recent graduates, my life has been quite structured around school and classes, and now that's all gone. Now my years will revolve [...]

Resolutions

HAPPY 2018!!!!!! A new year is upon us, which means new resolutions yippee! Resolutions are always important to think about for a new year. Resolutions can help guide you to where you want to go, and take you to places you never thought possible. The past few years I have taken the whole "resolutions" thing [...]

Reflections

Oh 2017... You have been one of the best years of my life thus far. This time last year I never would have thought I'd be where I am today or would have made the friends that I've made. 2017 was the year of trusting more, and learning to love people the way Jesus did. [...]