I Heart Nashville, So Hard

I went to Nashville recently for a business trip, and OMG y’all it was glorious. Seriously the love I have for this city is so freakin real, I can’t even take it. I heart Nashville, like big beating heart. I’m not often starstruck when I land, and I travel a lot of work, so I […]

Art Obsession Self-Care

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Gilmore – My Gilmore Girls Obsession

I may or may not have alluded to the fact that I am completely Gilmore Girls obsessed. In 2007, I binged the first six seasons of Gilmore Girls with my mom, and we watched the final season as it aired. I don’t know what brought me to the series, and my inevitable Gilmore Girls obsession, but […]

Art Blogging Obsession

My Name is Ani, and I am a Domain Name Addict – Seriously Y’all I have a Problem

First and foremost, I need to say that I am in no way mocking recovery programs with the title of this blog post. I am a huge advocate for addiction recovery, and AA and NA are seriously awesome programs. That being said, I am an addict. I am addicted to buying domain names. I bought […]

Collection of Now Self-Care

A Few of My Favorite Things – Like the Song, Try Getting That Out of Your Head

I don’t always follow my own tenets for joyful living, but one of the things that I have started is taking time to acknowledge the things that make me joyful. Whether it’s something big, like my beautiful children, or something small like a nice perfume or nail polish, I take a moment and show gratitude […]

Blogging How Am I Not Myself Self-Care

Deleting Social Media Accounts is Akin to Cutting Your Own Hair – Both of Which I’m Awesome At

So, I deleted my Instagram account. Yup, all 150 followers, gone. Along with all of those pictures, hashtags, and likes. Honestly, when I hit that delete button, I literally let out a sigh a relief. The sigh of relief that comes with deleting social media accounts, is the same as the one that comes with […]

Collection of Now Self-Care Travel

Coffee and Cake Catch Up: The Seattle Edition

When I was younger, I went with my mom everywhere. We used to visit my grandfather, we’d go to her bookkeeping job, and we’d go shopping. And we talked a lot too. Something that always sticks in my mind, from those day, is the way she’d “cup of coffee” which sounded a lot more like […]

Blogging Collection of Now Self-Care

No I’m Not Dead, I Just Suck at Time Management.

I’m not dead, even though the last time I posted was over a month ago. OVER a month ago! Yeesh. You know when you want to call someone, but you haven’t called them in so long that you start analyzing everything you are going to say to them when you finally talk? And then you […]


Is Blogging Dead?

Is Blogging Dead?

I started blogging when I was pregnant with my son, over six years ago. When I started, blogs were all the rage, especially mommy blogs. But something has changed, especially since I’ve been out of the game for two and a half years. Things…feel different. It makes me wonder, is blogging dead? Why Blogging Feels […]


Hey, Scallywags, it’s Time to Be Awesome!

Hey, Scallywags, it's Time to Be Awesome!

We rented My Little Pony: The Movie recently and, although I appreciate the use of the colon in the title, I can’t say I loved the movie. I can however say that the music in this movie was pretty great. Even though I’ve heard these songs about a million times now, I still like them. […]

Exercise + Nutrition Recipes

Vegan Nacho Cheese, or as Eric Likes to Call it: Dorito Dip

What do you call a nosy pepper? Jalapeno business! That joke literally makes me laugh every time. Anyhoo, I’ve recently dipped back into veganism, after getting some serious vegan eats in Texas two weeks ago, and one of the hardest things about veganism is the lack of cheese. Or at least it used to be! […]