• Essential Oils,  Life

    An Essentially Oiled Machine

    While I'm not in the business of selling essential oils, I am a big advocate for them, and in case there are others out there that could benefit from the information, I want to do what I can to help empower others to take control of their health and wellness.

  • Breast Cancer,  Life

    Love What Matters Feature

    Hey y’all! If you caught my very random, first ever Instagram Live yesterday, you may have heard the news already, but ICYMI, I was so humbled to be featured on the Love What Matters blog! Psst! Do you hang out on Instagram? Me too! Come hang out with me! I’ve been a reader of Love What Matters for a while, and when one of their editors reached out to me about sharing my breast cancer story a couple months back, of course I said yes! Any opportunity to bring awareness is an opportunity I will take! Of course, I shared my story here on HB&W in more detail, but I…

  • Breast Cancer,  Life

    The Pens That Give Back

    I'm one of the lucky ones because I have good insurance and because my husband's job affords us the ability to pay those yearly out of pocket maxes each year (and for the next 2 years still). But so many don't have that luxury. Let that sink in for a minute...affordable health care is a luxury.

  • A group photo of about 20 people, men, women, and children dressed in matching team shirts posing outside a building for the Susan G Komen walk
    Breast Cancer,  Life

    My Cancer Story

    As you may or may not know, I am a breast cancer survivor.  It’s a big part of my life story, and on this day, the day that marks me as three years cancer-free, I thought I would share my story with you. Back in February of 2015, I went in for a routine Pap.  At the time, I was nursing my then 5 month old son, and I had noticed a lump in my left breast.  I said something to my doctor about it, and she examined me.  This was my second child, and I had been unable to nurse my first, and admittedly, I wasn’t really that knowledgeable…