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6 Simple Changes That Made Me a Happier Person

Since the start of this year, I’ve focused less on resolutions and more on resolving to do and be better in general. Goals are great, but habits are what bring about real change. After all, goals are successfully attained as the result of habituated actions that help you reach them. I decided to focus more on changing certain habits and less on measurable goals, to …

The Battle of Social Media

Battle of Social Media - Topaz and Sapphire

Recently, Australian Instagram celebrity Essena O’Neill decided she is quitting social media. She confesses via YouTube that social media is “not real life” and she feels that her “happiness” was only derived by the number of likes and followers she saw on Instagram. Although it appears that she lives a glamorous and dreamy lifestyle, she claims that her life was only staged to look that way. On the …

Happy 26th Birthday, Tee!

Where in the world would I be without this girl? She completes me. She’s the water to my fire, my biggest listening ear, my personal eyebrow plucker, my saving grace when I don’t know what top to purchase at TJ Maxx (because I obviously can’t get all five of them). You were born into this world under tougher circumstances than most, but it’s made you a …

5 “Make You Think” Documentaries Streaming On Netflix

I love a good documentary. Not the boring types you used to be forced to watch in school, but ones that really take a topic and allow it come to life. It’s a good break from watching fictional stories (although I love those too) unfold on the screen before you so you can instead take something valuable away from what could otherwise be considered a mindless …

Happy Birthday Charlotte Barkley!

Yesterday, July 30th Miss Charlotte Barkley turned one year old! Brady and I both agree that we treat, spoil, and maul our puppy child like she is a human child, but we don’t even care. God bless our future human children’s cheeks and bums that they won’t get pinched off by the time they turn one. Charlotte Barkley, thanks for adding so much spunk, pep, and …