Comparison - Plus the Beauty of Staying in Your Own Lane

Ok Ladies. Hands up if anyone here can relate to the comparison game. It really is the thief of Joy. There’s something so refreshing about embracing the “Stay in your own lane” motto. Until you try it you simply can’t understand what a relief it can be.

This is something I believe many of us, including myself, struggle with all the time. With an Instagram scroll that begins to look like Martha Stewarts Pinterest page, its easy to find ourselves thinking how can I keep up, or will I ever …

Facing My Greatest Fears and How You too Can Face Yours to Overcome Them

What are your greatest fears? Have you ever been vulnerable enough to share them? Today I’m spilling my top 5 Greatest Fears and how I’ve chosen to overcome them, so you too can be inspired to face and overcome yours. I bet you and I have more in common than you think when it comes to this daunting topic. I’m vulnerably opening up to you today and if you’re feeling courageous enough to do so too, comment at the bottom, your greatest fear (it doesn’t even have to be 5!) that you are going to try to make it a goal to overcome after reading this. So what are my fears you ask? …

Imposter Syndrome and How to Break Through It

So as it turns out, this (Imposter Syndrome) is more common than we think and I believe at different times in our life is something we can all relate to. Let’s start with the definition of Imposter Syndrome in case you are wondering what the heck I am even talking about. Imposter Syndrome is defined as a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent, internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud! Pause to let that…

Finding your Personal Style plus how I found mine

I remember as a little girl playing dress up and house. I actually played with Barbies for longer than I am willing to admit. I just loved the idea of dressing up or dressing them up for whatever they had on the agenda for the day. Growing up, my mom was one of five children and had to make some of her dresses as well as her doll’s dresses as they did not have a ton of extra money. I just wish I could remember how to sew a button back…

Can one book change your life?

If you haven’t read this book yet, girl what are you waiting on? I received the book, “Girl, wash you face” by Rachel Hollis, as a Christmas gift from my mom after she heard about it from her friend she met while I was in preschool. She knows I have big dreams and a drive to accomplish them, much like anything I start. Seriously though girl, even when it comes to movies I am like this. If I start one, I have to finish it, even when it’s really bad (which is totally a curse when everyone else is snoring on the couch). This actually proves…

The Good and Bad of Lash Extensions

Helloooo there!! Today’s “Coffee with Jess” is a little more light hearted-airy feeling, with an overall slightly underlying deeper message. You asked for it, so today I’m spilling on everything I’ve learned and experienced after having lash extensions over the last 5 years! Keep reading because this one’s for you if you’ve been contemplating trying them out for a special event or wanting to incorporate them into your daily look long-term…

How I got started blogging

When people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up (besides my Dolphin trainer dreams), I knew I loved fashion, interior design, creative writing, and being in front of the camera, but mainly I just knew I wanted to make a lot of money to support my love of dressing up for each occasion (even if it was just High School English class at the moment). I knew I wanted to be independent and able to afford the house of my dreams, and when I found a love of travel, it needed to be in style of course. Isn’t half the fun of a vacation shopping for

Life Lessons

I feel emotionally exhausted as I let the real estate agent let me into the house I once made a home. The song lyrics of Swift’s “All too well” play in my head as I walk through the front door. “And you call me up again, just to break me like a promise. So casually cruel in the name of being honest. I’m a crumbled up piece of paper lying here cause I remember it…”. Then as ever internally conflicted as I always am being a Pisces, the tune switches to “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trust’s me, I’ll be the actress starring in your bad dreams”. Envision the sad, broken victim on one shoulder and the vindictive, you should’ve know better, revenge goddess on the other. Yes this is what I imagine would be transcending through my brain, as this hasn’t actually supervened yet…

I Freaked Out but Ice Cream Solves Everything Right?

I Freaked Out but Ice Cream Solves Everything Right?

Word Vomit. You know that moment you’ve said something that you instantly feel like you want to take back but at the same time kind of feel relieved you got it out because it was honest emotion, despite being hurtful and quite possibly over-exaggerated in the heat of the moment? Yup, that happened to me over the weekend while in the car with my husband (God bless his sensitive soul). I think we’ve all been here a time or two.

We had just received some pretty disappointing…

Farewell a Tribute to Orlando

Never did I think I would have such mixed emotions leaving this town as I do today. Carolina, of Montes Digital Consulting captured these emotions beautifully while taking these pictures in front of one of Orlando’s infamously colorful wall murals. I moved to Orlando in 2006 from the Tampa suburbs to go to UCF with one of my best friends from high school. Little did I know Orlando…

Frappampina Family Update

Hello dear friends and family! It is with honesty and sincerity I write to you all today. Do you ever notice how most Christmas Card’s, complete with picture perfect family photos, and an occasional typed letter with an update on the year’s happenings, tends to only show perfection and focus on the year’s highlights? This has me thinking lately as I know nobody’s life is perfect. To be honest I meant to get this Christmas Letter out to you sooner but I’ve truly been pondering the right words to say…