I bought this pink leather jacket for no reason other than it made me smile. It made me happy when I saw it on the website, it made me excited the whole 3 weeks it was being processed and shipped. The only ironic thing is, as soon as I got it and proclaimed "WE HAVE TO GO TAKE PHOTOS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!", I didn't smile in a single one of them.


(probably because I haven't been wearing my retainer?)

The more things change; the more things stay the same. It's funny how that works. I'll be turning 20 this year and while my life is nothing like I envisioned, at the same time it's all still the same. Pink is forever my favorite color, I love getting up before the sun, the best place for brunch is STILL McDonalds. (and I thought I had a cultured palette, but no!) And moreover, the most constant part in life is that Christ is always with me.

I expect 2017 will hold a lot of changes, but at the end of the day, it's comforting to know that some things will forever remain. Pink leather jackets, sunrise the same shade of pink, crispy hashbrowns and God's unending love- I'm glad those will always stay the same.


May your February be extra feminine and full of flowers and well designed valentines!

And if it isn't full of any of those things, I hope it's full of pink at least.



Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.

Hannanuk is an 8 day holiday and It's safe to say that even 8 days of celebrating I still couldn't figure out how to actually spell it.

So why Hanukkah? A lot of my friends were pretty curious. As Christians, we already know the true meaning of Christmas so why celebrate and take part in a religious tradition that is the Jewish alternative for celebrating the messiah?

Honestly, I don't have a deep theological reason. I just kind of wanted too (and the fried potatoes part didn't hurt) and we decided to order a 12 dollar menorah off amazon and go for it. And even though the inexpensive menorah turned out to be kind of a dud and an extreme fire hazard, our house made it through the eight days without burning down via menorah malfunction and our hearts were actually INCREDIBLY blessed from the celebration process.