A Babe's Guide to At-Home Floral Arrangements for Under $10

Flower arrangements are one of my favorite ways to add color and life to my home. When I lived alone, I started buying flowers for myself when I was grocery shopping every week to add some life to my living space. Immediately, I was drawn to flower combinations and making the most of what I was buying. I’ve picked up quite a few tips and tricks over my 8 year journey with arranging flowers at home. So, if flowers make you feel great, but you’ve always steered clear because you assumed it had to be time consuming, hard, or expensive – then keep reading!

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Mental Heath Awareness Month Should Be Every Month

May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Your mental health is something that you should think about whether you are formally diagnosed with a mental illness or not. Even those people with perfectly balanced brains have days where they feel down and not like themselves. I believe it’s important for everyone to do the (sometimes hard) work that comes with taking care of your mental health. I also believe it’s SO IMPORTANT for us to have these conversations publicly, with friends, with family, on the internet, so that we can stop the stigma that comes along with having a mental illness AND each gain some support along the way.

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A Babe's Guide To Plants - Level 0

I have not always had a green thumb. For about 15 years (ages 12-27) I either hated being outside in nature because I was too scared of bugs or being itchy or having fun, or I desperately tried to keep plants alive. So, how did I get from Level 0, or “How did I kill this cactus?” to Level 3, or “I found this leaf on the ground and can grow another plant from it”? That answer is easy – the community of the internet.

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Get to Know My Home Style

I want you all to get to know my home style since, after all, this is the space I created to share that. I think of someone’s style at home as an extension of their personality and I love going to my friends’ houses and seeing that theory proven. While I was thinking about how to define my home style, it became less of a definition and more about the principles I generally follow.

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How Dallas Comedy House (and Improv) Gave Me the Courage to Start My Own Business

This post is not what I originally had planned for this week, but because of the current circumstances that  surround Dallas Comedy House at this very moment (read this article by Katy Evans for the backstory on that), I thought it was more urgent than ever to shine a light on a very special place in my life.

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Meet the Babe Behind it All

Q: Who are you?
A: My name is Jessica! I live in Dallas, TX with my boyfriend, our dog Pickles, and our cat Penny. My extremely broad interests include: nature, bright color combos, gardening, astrology, anything weird and creepy, decorating, honesty, doing my best to feel my best, having strong-as-hell lady friends, and TV. 

Q: What are you going to blog about?
A: I plan on sharing home decor and styling tips, DIY embroidery projects, home and personal organization tips, my ongoing journey with mental health, and probably a lot of things I just can't wait to recommend to the World (giving unsolicited advice is a Cancer trait, okay?). 

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