New Years “Resolutions”

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I think my aunt Tammy explained it best when she said “If you can’t change yourself during the rest of the year, why would the first of January be any different?” Not to sound like a downer, but the point is that if you don’t have willpower to kick a bad habit completely or start a good habit during the rest of the year, January probably won’t be any different. I am a huge advocate for creating healthy habits and lifestyle choices, but this comes with a mindset more than a set rigid…

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Lets Chat About Social Media, Reality and Photoshop

(Image via Pinterest) The other night I was out at a bar with some friends and a buddy of mine asked me, as a blogger, what I thought about Essena O’Neill’s video on quitting social media. For those of you who have not heard her story I strongly urge you to go check it out. To summarize, Essena, an eighteen year old Instagram star, quit social media entirely after realizing the immense pressure it was putting on her as well as other millennials. O’Neill originally kept many of her Instagram images up, (she has since closed her account) but changed the captions…

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Summer To Do List

I remember the last few days of school as being some of the most magical and painstakingly slow moving days of the year. It was like waiting for Christmas morning but for the entire month of June. Needless to say I spent most of my final days in Calculus scribbling out my annual list of “Things To Do Over Summer”. These lists would includes personal goals such as finishing a painting series I had started, as well as general shenanigans I wanted to partake in, like attending a midnight showing of a movie or venturing out to Raging Waters for…

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Downloadable Phone Wallpaper

Hello All and happy Monday! I just thought that I would share a fun little freebie with you! Everyone loves something free right? These cute little wallpapers will add just the right touch of pizazz to any bland phone screen!  Hopefully this cures your case of the Mondays! Donuts download available here! I love you download available here!

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Welcome to Something Swell

For the last nine months I have found myself with something that I haven’t had in roughly eight years….spare time. Spare time is such a blessing because it gives you the time to decide who/what you want to be as well as what you want to do. With this new surge of spare time I’ve begun to realized that while my job is highly creative and I love it, it does not fill all of my creative wants and needs. That is why I decided to start my Etsy shop and why I am now starting this blog! This is an online…

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