I’ve been hiding from you.

There’s a huge part of my image that I have been stereotyped as my entire life, which I have been able to live with up until I reached adulthood and have become a creative for a living. Always seen as the “good girl” sweetheart from Utah. This is not inaccurate. I am careful with my…

Walk with fear

During my travels I have been listening to many audiobooks. You may have heard of the award winning Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Gilbert also has an incredible book, Big Magic, which is all about creativity and creative living. There is a part of her book which I found most inspiriting, the difference between being fearless and…

To the top of Targhee

There’s me, happy and alive at about 7,000 ft. elevation and almost but not quite at the top of our destination. Happy to sit down and let my lungs take in some air. Grand Targhee Resort is located in Alta, Wyoming. A hop, skip and a jump from Eastern Idaho. My friends asked if I wanted…

Wildflowers and Mountain Air

This post about Eastern Idaho is going to be short and sweet because I really can’t come up with all the wonderful words that can explain my time there. There’s something particularly wonderful about waking up in the morning to sunlight and having fresh coffee along with the mountain air. During my time in Tetonia…

Moments in black & white

Currently, I am on a month long trip between Eastern Idaho & Western Oregon. During this trip I have not only been able to experience beautiful places but most importantly connect with friends that inspire me. I often find myself in a rut of guilt when I’m not always updating others on social media, keeping…

Seattle, Washington

I had a really great experience this past weekend. I was flown to Seattle, Washington where I took maternity and engagement photos for a friend who I’ve known since we were knee high to a grasshopper. The photos we took are gorgeous! They are so loving toward to each other and so excited about their…

Here’s why it’s important to get the hell out of your hometown.

It isn’t easy but it’s worth it. Since graduating high school from St. George, Utah in 2010 I have moved around a lot and currently planning another move. Although I have lived in St. G a few times as “pitstops” I have lived in Portland, Oregon…San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico…Denver, Colorado….Burlington, Vermont….San Felipe, Mexico….and currently planning…

Here’s why the scale is a piece of shit.

Right now, I weigh the most on the scale that I have weighed in my life.  My 5′ 3″ body is currently 165. My “normal” is 150 and my thinnest? 129. Right now, I also believe I’m the healthiest I have been in a long time and it’s taken me until recently to recognize that. I…

Girl talk, period.

I have been a little hesitant to create this post but talked myself into it because being a woman has its challenges and we have to stick together! I have also made the decision to start creating more personal posts about womanhood called “Girl Talk” which includes confidence, health and beauty, fashion, career and success,…

Opening Our Minds To Creativity.

Creativity is often and unfortunately pushed to the side as something that is not the most important skill to have in our daily lives, education, and careers. Creativity has become the green beans of the Thanksgiving meal when it should be seen as the turkey (or, the cherry pie) However, creativity is much more than…

Muir Woods National Monument, California

While I was in the Bay Area of California we took a little trip to Muir Woods and Muir Beach and it was beautiful! Although I love my red desertscapes I definitely loved the change of scenery with big and luscious green surrounding me. The air felt so clean and fresh. The walking trails and paths are…

A trip to the Bay Area of California.

It’s also very cold in San Francisco. I have been away from my little creative outlet to the world for nearly a month and I am so excited to be back! What has happened since I’ve been gone? I’ve been crying over finals and once I finished them I took myself on a trip to…