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our engagement story

This is our engagement story. A story of love. A story of us. Clay proposed to me on October 23, 2015. I woke up the next morning and wondered if it was all a...

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stranded halfway across the country?

“My heart is in my hometown but my feet are in LA.” – La Vie Have you ever felt as if God’s led you somewhere and then doubted yourself once you got there? Have...

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We all fall short. We all fall down. We all struggle. We all carry burdens. We all rejoice. We all feel peace. We all experience hope. We’ve all tasted goodness. I know in my own life...

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falling apart.

Sometimes I take dramatic pictures of myself. Call me crazy. I’m an actor. This summer I was alone down on the dock in Texas preparing emotionally to play the role of Riva. I was...

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a day in santa monica

This year I celebrated my five-year “LA-versary.” I moved here from Texas not knowing Santa Monica from Silverlake and somehow ended up on the westside. The westside of Los Angeles is truly what I...

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at home hair mask

Whether it’s from the sun in the summer, the cold dry air of winter, the effects of bleach and harsh hair dye or even just years of styling with the heat of straighteners and...

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waiting for the sun to rise

This season has been a rough one health-wise. I have felt like I am broken inside waiting for healing. I have felt like I’m at the end of a long tunnel waiting to see the...

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how to make toddy cold brew coffee

Summer may be over, but it’s never too late to start drinking cold brew coffee! (And side note: Just because it’s called “cold brew” doesn’t mean you have to drink it cold. Most mornings...

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fall fig salad

It’s Friday. You’re at the end of your week. Maybe you’re at the end of your rope… I don’t know about you, but by Friday I am tired of cooking. I am ready for...