The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

On this day four years ago, my day started off as any normal Saturday in January. Little did I know, it would be the day Lipstick & Ink® came to be - a day that would change me forever.  Leading up to January 13, 2018, I had experienced an action-packed few months: getting married to Adam, going on our honeymoon to Maui and New Zealand, and spending time with family for the holidays. As I...

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2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

As I write this on the last day of 2021, I find myself wondering how we’re already here. Another year passed, another on the horizon. I remember my high school Algebra teacher once saying how as we get older, the years seemingly go faster. She wasn’t wrong. I take time every NYE to reflect and write about the last year and these last few NYEs I have found myself more and more bewildered at how...

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2020 Reflections: A Year We’ll Never Forget

2020 Reflections: A Year We’ll Never Forget

Every NYE, I like to take a moment to reflect on the year, to acknowledge my growth, to accept what didn’t go as planned, and to appreciate the life I am creating. I like to write these in my journal, as well as post them to the blog (as I did in my 2019 and 2018 recaps). These are some of my favorite posts to write. This year though, I went back and forth as to if I still wanted to share a...

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What We Learned in 2020

What We Learned in 2020

Living through this year has been challenging on a number of levels. There’s no doubt about it. Between the pandemic and the upheaval of our lives that’s come along with it, to the racial injustice many of us had our eyes opened to, to the ongoing political strife and divide, to the deaths of our loved ones, it’s been a LOT.  It’s been a common refrain ever since March to wish 2020 a hellish...

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