Meet Leeloo

Meet Leeloo

We are so overjoyed and ecstatic to bring a sister for Gidget into the Braly fold.  We searched shelters for nearly a year to find Gidget the perfect playmate and companion, with no success.  But when we stumbled upon this little girl, we immediately scooped her up and she hasn’t…

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The Beautiful Lengths Challenge

The Beautiful Lengths Challenge

Working in the healthcare field, and especially this month since I'm currently rotating at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, it is all too apparent the effect that cancer has on more than just one's body. And then you start chemotherapy, which has its own set of hardships associated with it. 

Certain types of chemotherapy result in total hair loss, and though it may seem trivial in the face of cancer, it is an outward symbol of a very personal, and very private battle for life. Some people want to keep that battle private, and not have their baldness be a label or beacon--while still others prefer to display their battle with gusto. 

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Currently: Bedside Table

Currently: Bedside Table

When it comes to Spring cleaning, I actually totally dread it–but after I’m done, I’m so glad I forced myself to endure through the odious task of chucking out the old to make way for tidiness. I have a horrible habit of accruing things and never putting them away in…

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A World Without Erik

A World Without Erik

It seems odd, really. You think you’ll be with your siblings until the end…Long after your parents have moved on to Heaven, even longer after our grandparents have left this earth. What you don’t expect is to lose the bond of unconditional love (or as I like to call it,…

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#ASKPSS: Couples Edition

#ASKPSS: Couples Edition

My husband, affectionately referred to as “HB” since this blog’s incarnation, graciously agreed to a Couples version of my #ASKPSS series. Thank you to all of you who have subscribed to my YouTube channel–wow! You are so amazing and your kind comments warm my heart and soul after a long…

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Incandescent: Meeting Joan Rivers

Incandescent: Meeting Joan Rivers

Several years ago, I wrote about my experience attending a fashion blog conference hosted by Lucky Magazine. I had the overwhelming privilege to spontaneously meet, chat, and receive a hug by the firecracker we know as Joan Rivers. You may not know this (I didn't previously), but Joan was a huge advocate of suicide survivors--a term that describes the people left behind in the wake of a loved one taking their own life.

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