February 15, 2018

I have grown to love the human mind. Understanding the trials and tributes that individuals face is a challenge within itself. Recently I have recognized something missing within our society, or possibly just the flock I surround myself with.

We are all struggling in some way or another. From mental disorders to trauma of any kind, we all have our own demons. Many individuals are one with their struggles and refuse to let others see their weakness. So much can be hidden with a smile. Each one of us reaches out at some point though. What many of us receive when we reach out though is nothing….

No compassion

No open ear

No safety

No empathy.

It has been bothering me for quite some time, the lack of empathy many have. So many are self absorbed within themselves that they forget that others have their own trials and errors within life. How can we fix this problem though? How can you make somebody take a step back and listen?

There is no answer to this. There is no way to fix this issue in any way. It is important to call it like we see it though. If we can reach out with this issue and make others realize their lack of empathy for others, maybe we can begin to see an amazing change within the world. Of course, this is far fetch but it is worth the effort.

We need to all recognize that each person that walks this world is dealing with their own sorrow, pain, trials, problems and other issues. Take one moment out of your day to lend your ear to a friend, family member, or even a stranger. It may seem like nothing was solved or nothing came of it but it can ultimately mean the world to somebody.

Nobody is alone in this world and I want to remind each and every one of you that I am something so unbelievably small can move mountains. Change a life today.

February 14, 2018

Though I have never been one for romance, I felt my heart beat at a rythmn I have never felt before. The love of my life is much more in tune with his emotions than I have ever been. This may be the reason I feel as though he completes me. I have struggled with the idea of love and romance for a good portion of my life. Though it can cause conflict, my husband still seeks to show pure and raw emotion every chance he gets. My reactions may not be expected but my appreciation and adoration is genuine. I have found my person, my soul mate, my true love and he will never hesitate to show this to me every opportunity he gets. I could not have asked for a better Valentines day this year, even with the cliche gifts, my heart fluttered and eyes flooded. I love this man with my entire heart ❤

February 13, 2018

After many years with my soul mate, Valentines day becomes more and more special each year. This year we have decided to take a day to ourselves and leave reality behind for a while. With a special vegan dinner planned at one of our favorite spots, we will then follow it with a walk down memory lane. To the park in which we first met followed by a trip to the hiking trail in which we shared our first kiss. This valentines day I want to ensure my love knows how appreciated and loved he is. Such a beautiful thing love is. I am so lucky to have this incredible human by my side through this journey in life.

February 12, 2018

Delving into humaine taxidermy has made me appreciate the intricacy of animals and their make up. This raccoon skull was found and then was cleaned. The teeth that were missing were replaced with quartz stone to bring it back to life. This gorgeous piece will have a place within my home soon enough. The love of nature and its make up that I have allows me to appreciate this gorgeous piece so much.

February 17, 2015

I’m attempting to arrange my dying ranunculus from Valentine’s Day and found fox skull under my giant bell cloche jar. I’m just crossing my fingers that once they dry, it turns out like I imagined. If not, only a good reason to buy more ranunculus while they’re in season, right? All of this is just a distraction from preparing for Clementine’s first birthday party. And by “preparing” I mean fretting over the possibility of even more impending snowfall, and routinely attempting to clear our walkways. If we had an actual yard, worthy of being referred to as a yard, I’d be defying Mother Nature’s wrath by throwing the most incredible sledding party ever for Clementine.

February 14, 2015

Oh, Happy Valentine’s Day! Almost exactly two years later, I’ve decided to give this whole thing another try. This is my first Valentine’s Day as a mother. It’s true, what they say about the unconditional love you feel for your child. So, this year is a celebration of my love for the two most important people in my life.