Thursday, November 2, 2023

Creating a Morning Routine that will Actually Happen

Did you hit the snooze button this morning? I hit it twice. Eventually I got out of bed though, at 6:30, my alarm was set to 6:00. That's okay though, because I didn't really intent on waking up at 6:00, I went to bed at 11 at night last night because of a meeting in my dorm. I know from ex…

Saturday, September 30, 2023

September Newsletter - The Rowing Machine, New Clothes and More!

September Newsletter - The Rowing Machine, New Clothes and More!
Happy September! The month is flying by, and I wanted to share my favorite things this season with you.  It's been over a month since I moved to California for college -- one of the most obvious changes so far has been the climate! In honor of the unexpected Califoria fall weather, I bought thi…

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Letter to a Small Business Owner

Eight years ago, I started a business in fifth grade, the week after I turned ten. I know this sounds like the beginning of a triumphant success story, but it is not – here rather is the story of an extremely long learning experience.  Though I put a reasonable amount of effort into TheRosePicker ea…

Saturday, August 5, 2023

August '23 {Aesthetic and Vintage Style} Summer Amazon Finds

August '23 {Aesthetic and Vintage Style} Summer Amazon Finds
August is bittersweet. Here we are saying *goodbye* to summer. Which, especially if you life in the northern United States, is a very. sad. goodbye. I've dug up some finds on Amazon that are a *cute* way for you to enjoy the last few weeks before school starts.  Shabby Chic Throw Pillow  ($14.14)…

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Be Not Afraid

Fear is a thief. There's nothing to ruin a day like the fear of messing up, or the fear of taking things in the wrong direction. Different temperaments struggle with different types of fear. As a melancholic, I struggle with fear of -- everything. Fear is unreasonable. The only thing we have to…

Saturday, July 22, 2023

What is Modesty?

The world has convinced us that modesty is concerned with clothes. Either the skirt is modest or the skirt is not modest. But can a skirt really make the decision to be modest? Uhh no. The wearer is what makes the thing modest or not. How does that work?  Modest clothing is a part of being modest. S…

Thursday, July 20, 2023

7/23 {Aesthetic and Vintage-Style} Summer Amazon Finds

7/23 {Aesthetic and Vintage-Style} Summer Amazon Finds
There's a lot of adorable things hidden on Amazon. I've found a lot of {pink} vintage inspired Amazon finds here for you. Hope you enjoy them and add a few to your cart! Vintage Floral Cosmetic Cases  ($25) - When I first saw these I *was in love,* they're soo cute and perfect for travel…

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The Gift of Wonder

Being a Catholic often appears to the outside world of as a set of rigorous rules that must be clung to like a life raft. As Catholics we've been referred to as "rigid" and "boring" and then instructed to "loosen up." I'd be the last to argue that we need to l…

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Visiting the Biltmore

Visiting the Biltmore
Last week my grandparents treated my family to a visit at the Biltmore -- the largest house in the United States. Here are a few of the highlights, though I could write an extended blog post about this house and another about the gift shops.  Since the house was HUGE I couldn't get a picture of …

Monday, May 1, 2023

Saving Money, Being Healthy...All the Good Stuff.

For many reasons April was a really difficult month for me. While I'm generally good at keeping healthy habits, in April I gained almost 10 pounds, saved a negative amount of my income and left various other messes throughout my jobs and duties. It's not something I'm proud of, but I&#…

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Finding Meaning in Chronic Pain

For whatever reason, I can't even run for more than five minutes.  I love running, I did a 5k when I was 13, but now running for a minute and a half is challenging.  Sitting, standing, or kneeling in the same position for more than five minutes hurts so bad.  It feels like my feet are completely n…

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Where To Find Modest Dresses for Women - A Complete List

Finding modest dresses -- as all of you know, is really hard. After scouring the internet for a long time searching for a modest graduation dress, I still haven't found one that I like, the struggle is real haha. However, in the process I realized it would be really nice to have a complete lis…