6 years of misery: how I finally put a name to my stomach pain

dealing with unknown digestive issues

Forewarning: This is a long post. It’s been a long couple of years, so I want to share everything I went through in hopes it helps people out there struggling to find answers to their stomach problems too (as I’ve seen many women struggling in medical forums). So grab some chai tea and a cozy blanket,… 

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have a cozy weekend

happy weekend xx

hey everyone! I just wanted to stop by and say hope you’re all having a wonderfully cozy weekend! I’m in Wisconsin at my parents’ place all weekend–sipping spiced apple chai, taking way too many photos and working on blog stuff. you can keep track of my shenanigans via fbook // insta // twitter all weekend…. 

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october etsy treats

october etsy finds

Ryan and I are in the process of getting our lives situated. I suppose planning a wedding,  getting married and going abroad for 2 weeks will do that to you. Currently, the place we live in, while I’m grateful for (the views are especially nice), is not my dream apartment. And a lot of our… 

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DIY microwave popcorn (with a seasonal twist)

DIY microwave popcorn (with a seasonal twist)

I really hope you guys enjoyed yesterday’s recipe because today I’m bringing you another popcorn trick! My mom was the lady who introduced me to homemade popcorn. And while the pot was fun to watch, let’s be real–we make popcorn because it’s an easy, hot snack. Unwrap plastic. Wiggle bag. Toss in microwave. Punch numbers. Enjoy…. 

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homemade and healthified kettle corn

DIY kettle corn made healthy

It’s American Horror Story Day! I’m sorry, but I’m allowed to get abnormally excited about a horror show when Halloween is happening in a few weeks! If you’re not familiar with American Horror Story, this season the plot/theme is Freak Show. The bearded lady, siamese twins, an evil clown, they’ve got it all (gosh, I sound like… 

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moto monday [ed. 16]

seize the monday

Happy Monday lovers! For some odd reason, “carpe diem” is in my head today. Guess my subconscious really wants me to conquer the day… Not much to report from Chitown. Maybe it’s the rain, but everything feels a bit dull or tired. I’m on a mission to conquer a long to-do list I’ve been putting off,… 

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reading // read + watching // watched (01)

reading // read + watching // watched

I’m kind of obsessed with pop culture, especially when it comes to visuals and the written word. Chalk it up to my love of branding and art and writing, but I have a deep appreciation for good storytelling and a few interesting characters. Of course, I’m always on the lookout for indie movies and books (like the… 

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