I know it’s been a while since i’ve posted a blog, and that’s a good thing! i’ve been out living life post-cancer! 🎃
now, as most of you know, october is my favorite month of the year! before my b****t cancer diagnosis, it was my favorite part of the year because of my birthday, halloween, and the leaves changing from green to beautiful reds and golds. 🍁
after my diagnosis, it’s still my favorite month of the year, but now october has a new meaning for me on top of all that. a lot of b****t cancer survivors/thrivers/previvors have strong feelings about it being “pinktober,” and i completely agree that there should be cancer awareness year long! not just whatever month a specific cancer is having awareness brought to it. i didn’t only have b****t cancer in the month of october, and i didn’t only have ovarian cancer in september. however, i do think that it’s a great opportunity to bring attention to topics that aren’t easy to talk about. 👙
october 17th is “bra day” aka b****t reconstruction awareness day. this is a tough topic for me to talk about. i haven’t spoken much about my reconstruction because i haven’t felt comfortable talking about it openly; but with bra day approaching, i have recently found out about some new options for reconstruction that i feel like fellow b****t cancer survivors/thrivers/previvors should know about- @resensation .
resensation is an advancement in b****t reconstruction designed to restore sensation after a mastectomy. *since there is a text limit- head to my blog to read more.. link in my story*
9 hours ago
I have cellulite and call them tiger stripes. i have big feet to hold up my tall frame. i’ve learned to embrace the things that people tease me about even though it hurts sometimes. it hurts to feel misunderstood because you think or act differently from the average...but i’ve learned...being different is what makes you beautiful. ✨
i’m learning more and more everyday about how much my daily lifestyle choices can effect the planet. i started with organic tampons to keep my yoni healthy and then i found out about monthly cups to cut down on my use of tampons, now @sustain has created these comfy organic cotton period u****s that hold up to 1 tampons worth of flow. when i’m done i just rinse them and toss em in the wash. so brilliant and sustainable. 🌎
making this lifestyle change is healthier for my body, lowers the amount of single use m**********n products i use and lowers my monthly expenses. win win win! #partner
2 days ago
I have been drinking my @flattummyco’s shakes, getting in my daily shoulder rehab stretches and exercises, and feeling super positive and looking forward to be 100% hopefully soon! these shakes really have saved me on days where i have been on the go and don’t have time to meal prep/cook. and if you have not tried yet, now is the perfect time as they are on sale! 👏🏼 (pssst.. like my new set?)
3 hours ago
#partner for those of you who watch my stories, you know i drink kombucha at least twice a week. the real reason why i drink it is because of my acne (i know, it sounds crazy🤪) once i was told i needed to treat my skin from the inside-out, i was on the hunt for the perfect probiotic tea. i’m thankful to have found a raw, gluten-free and vegan brand like @healthade to help me on my journey to clear skin! #followyourgut#happyade
Y’all know our feelings about wine. you also know our feelings about coffee. we love them both, but we don’t love how they stain our teeth. that’s why we’re excited to #partner with @snowteethwhitening to help keep our smiles shining bright. self care is important, and being able to use the kit anywhere by plugging it into our phones, means we can do it at home while bingeing tv on the couch or while we’re out of town traveling. so here’s to a brighter smile while also enjoying all the coffee and wine you want 😁.
When @joellefarrow doesn't want to groove with me, all i need is the perfect playlist from youtube music to bring her to the dance floor! ➡️ swipe through, this playlist is perfect for fall. thank you youtube music! #youtubemusicca#partner#itsallhere
estos personajes y sus historias pueden ordenar la imaginación, identidad y promover comportamientos pro-sociales en un niño. la asociación nacional para la educación de niños pequeños explica cómo el juego de superhéroes ayuda a los niños a desarrollar habilidades de lenguaje y resolución de problemas.
me encantó esta inspiración ❤
estamos listos para hacer de la habitación de tu bebé, su sitio especial. accesorios, muebles y asesoría con nuestro #partner@babyconceptmiami #wallpapersuperheroes#superheroes#infantil#vinyl
Unos ojos que jamás me cansaré de mirar, unos labios que siempre querré besar, pero lo mejor de todo, un corazón que jamás dejaré de amar.
#teamo#love#amor#vidamia😍#corazon#likeforlikes#siguemeytesigodevuelta#sigueme👈#guille#jaswi#bff#mejoramigo👫#partner #siemprejuntos❤#unavidajuntos😍 @guillermo_arriagada
Join the @americancancersociety at their making strides against b****t cancer walk on oct. 20 to help raise money to fund innovative research, provide free info, plus support and help people reduce their b****t cancer risk! registration opens at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. check their website for how you can participate or help from home. #partner#clt5 💗✨📸: @americancancersociety
More to come on this amazing book soon, but for now, i just wanted to share how captivated i am by the raw, gripping narration of one woman’s battle with anorexia and her experiences as she tries to save herself.
thanks to #partner@netgalley for sharing an e-copy of this book, which will be available for purchase in february!
Happy wednesday!!! it’s mackenzie and i want to highlight jennifer’s (@tarheelreader ) review of #thelighthousekeepersdaughter. i absolutely love her review. visit her page to find it and more 😊 now i’m going to have to purchase this book!
. #repost@tarheelreader with @get_repost
favorite author alert! i am a little late getting my review of this one on the blog for a few reasons; mostly because i read the lighthouse keeper's daughter slowly to savor every word. hazel gaynor has an easy-to-read writing style i adore, and her books are filled with authentic relationships and visceral emotions. i'm fortunate to love this particular author because she's been releasing close to two books a year. in other words, i am counting the days until her next beautiful book, meet me in monaco, with the equally amazing @msheatherwebb! my full review of gaynor's newest release is on my blog. #linkinbio i praise it up and down and implore you not to miss it! 😍
while i did receive a generous electronic copy from william morrow #partner, this copy was preordered by me and today, i ordered the uk version from book depository! i plan to put them side-by-side in all their glory! have you read this one? what did you think?