Category: Lifestyle



When I was little, maybe 4 or 5, my parents bought me a Barbie Jeep. I drove it until the battery wouldn’t charge anymore. When I was 9, daddy would put me in his lap when he picked me up from the bus stop and let me steer his truck while he did the pedals on the way home. When I was 10, he … Read More Drive


The House That Love Built

Y’all, how wonderful is our Lord?! As some of you know, I graduated from the UofM in December with little hope of finding a job that had anything to do with my degree.  Well, fast forward, and this week marks three months I have spent at the Ronald McDonald House here in Memphis. Last week, we wrapped up C.A.M.P. Wishing Well, which was full … Read More The House That Love Built


10 Things About Me & The Meaning Behind Ransomed and Redeemed

To kickoff my attempt at revamping the blog, I’m going to share a little about me, my life, and the meaning behind Ransomed and Redeemed. Thanks for tuning in 🙂  10 Things You Probs Didn’t Know About Me  I’m not named after Bob Marley OR the dog from Marley and Me (yes, people ask, even though I was in 8th grade when the book … Read More 10 Things About Me & The Meaning Behind Ransomed and Redeemed


24 Day Challenge: Day 3

Hi peeps! I know I’ve been MIA for a while, I got my dream job at my dream foundation. But I’m back and ready to roll (or write. Whatever) Three days ago, I started Advocare’s 24 Day Challege. A sweet friend of mine is a distributor and it’s something I’ve wanted to try for a while. What I like most about it is that … Read More 24 Day Challenge: Day 3


Good Enough

Fresh out of college, the entire world at my feet. All I have to do is walk through the door. It’s open, waiting, full of opportunity and promise.  But I stand, stuck, afraid to put one foot in front of the other. Afraid of not being good enough. For five and a half years, all I wanted was to graduate, get married, and start … Read More Good Enough

15 Years

We wake up today, on a sunny Sunday morning. We go out for the paper, we drink our k-cup coffee, we scroll through our emails and social media feeds on our smart phones. We get in the car and head to church, to the grocery store, to wherever we have to go in our busy lives. But today… Today is different. Today, we feel … Read More 15 Years

I Tried (and failed) to Make Something Go Viral

SO, some of you stumbled upon my last post (which you can find again here). If you did, congrats! You aided in my homework to make something go viral. Yes, I was assigned by my Advanced Social Media professor to give “viral” a shot. Here’s how that went… Making something go viral is hard. It takes a lot of work, a lot of time, … Read More I Tried (and failed) to Make Something Go Viral

I Wear Make Up, And That’s Okay.

Lately, I’ve come across way too many of the “take her swimming on the first date” memes. I’ve also seen many posts by women saying things like “I don’t have to highlight and contour because I’m not ugly,” and I feel like once again, we need to set the record straight. Women do not wear make up to please men. Let me repeat that. Women. … Read More I Wear Make Up, And That’s Okay.

And On the Eighth Day, God Made Dry Shampoo

So, as most of you precious souls that follow me know, I am currently on a hair journey I have never been on before: the journey from black to blonde. Ash blonde, to be exact. And, if you’ve been on this journey before, you know how difficult that journey may be. So far, I have used a combination of hair color remover (One ‘N … Read More And On the Eighth Day, God Made Dry Shampoo

Woah, Did I Just Say I Liked a Drugstore Foundation?!

So let’s start by saying I HATE drugstore foundation, with the exception of NYX (because almost everything they make is brilliant). I have lived my adult-ish years believing that since I have oily, acne-prone, awful skin, I HAVE to pay an arm, a leg, my soul, and half a month’s rent to get a foundation that will stick with me throughout the day and … Read More Woah, Did I Just Say I Liked a Drugstore Foundation?!