Holiday Gift Guide: Support Small and Women-Owned

Holiday Gift Guide: Support Small and Women-Owned

I'm SO pumped to kick off this holiday gift guide series with some of my favorite brands. There's no denying that small businesses took a hard hit this year. Small business owners are easily some of the most passionate, driven, hardworking people-- the thread that holds our communities together. The holiday season is a time [...]

“Skinny” Girl Speaks Body Positivity

“Skinny” Girl Speaks Body Positivity

CW: Body dysmorphia *going full Joey Tribbiani* How YOU dooooin? Something about the title of this post must have caught your eye, so I'm really glad you stopped by to hang with me. This topic isn't something I discuss much and my Enneagram type 1w2 has me staring at my screen for days trying to [...]

Easy Dinner Ideas with Kwik Trip Take Home Meals

Easy Dinner Ideas with Kwik Trip Take Home Meals

So we've been cooped up for a million years, right? That sounds about right. Sure feels about right. While we're all dealing with the same Hurricane Corona, we're each in separate boats, handling different obstacles as COVID-19 flips our lives upside down. For me, I've struggled to eat like a functioning adult while quarantined because [...]

I Started Therapy

I Started Therapy

I've had a lot on my heart lately. Actually, since 1996. I've been anxious for as long as I can remember. Don't believe me? Most 5 year-olds get some separation anxiety when they start full-day kindergarten, but for two months, I only went to school until noon every day before I panicked and had to [...]

Miss America 2.NO

Miss America 2.NO

Miss America 2020 aired one week ago, and while social media was buzzing over the few days following, I think the dust has settled. Kind of. I'm kicking it back up again because I still have feelings. The purpose of this is simply to share my thoughts on the telecast and current state of the [...]

Selfish or Self Care?

Selfish or Self Care?

I’ve been really frustrated lately. Like kick-yourself-losing-sleep-puffy-eyed-crying frustrated. Hi, my name is Jess and I'm exhausted. I'm burnt the f*** out.*cue the anonymous support group chiming, Hiiii, Jess. We're glad you're with us today.* In typical Jess fashion, instead of seeking something easy or taking things one day at a time, I decided to JUST. [...]

Know Your Worth

Ok so picture this: a world where every human actually really truly unconditionally loved themselves. Crazy concept, but I believe it's possible. I've been chatting with a few friends lately and meeting some new baby GEMS (wtf is GEMS? Click here.) and I've been noticing a trend. Regardless of where we come from, how old we [...]