This might be koenntroversial.

That stunning woman in mint is one of the most beautiful souls alive. This post isn’t really about her, but it completely is. You’ll understand why, soon. I did a dumb thing today: I hopped on a thread written by a child of a police officer who was saying All Lives Matter and questioning why…

Why do you fight so hard? You’re not special.

This is going to be one of those posts that I’m half afraid to even put out there because of the potential backlash it could bring out. However, I strongly feel it needs to be said. I want to start this post with a disclaimer: I have a relatively legalistic upbringing which made figuring out…

What about the orphans?

I really love my brother. He’s a biblical studies major, and I actually think it’s the best because he brings around some RAD people to the house. I am so not an intellectual like he is, but I find everything that comes out of the kitchen conversations to be highly interesting. Well… one of his…

“I wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit.”

In case you were/are freaked out by the picture, in no way is this a pregnancy announcement.  That’s a food baby combined with the fact that I needed to use the bathroom and I’m bloated because that is just what women’s bodies do sometimes. Let’s back up a little before I get into the knitty-gritty…

It finally happened. Grab your tissues.

You guessed it: Chase and Rachel are getting married. But oh, the story is too good to keep from you. If you don’t have tissues handy, I implore you to grab as many as possible. Also, this post is LONG, so I hope you have a little time to kill. These two were some of…

I will do nothing short of anything for a picture.

We’ve talked about how I essentially have a crush on everyone. No, really. I don’t know how many times I can say this: I want to take pictures of everyone. Let’s talk about this couple in that photo with me. I was walking around downtown with my new friend Patrice and we had walked past…

I thought I would stay anonymous.

You remember that photo contest I told you about? Yeah. That one. The one that 26,433 photos were entered in and somehow my photo made it to Top 10 in Stylized Portrait? And not just Top 10, I found out it came in 4th place. Here’s what happened. I mentioned the contest was put on…

How to talk to your daughter about her body.

“How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight. If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things…

Tyler loves commas.

This is one of my very dear friends, Tyler. He likes commas way too much, if you ask me. You probably need some context: a couple weeks ago, we talked about how he wants to get serious about his writing. He’s been blogging a lot since he moved to China (he’s there teaching English at…

22 things to do in general.

You know that list of 23 things you *should* do before you get married or instead of getting engaged or whatever? Yeah it’s the one everyone is obsessed with. All this controversy. Blah blah. How are you going to make this new, Bonnie Jean? By telling you there isn’t a deadline for you to do…