#DearMe – A Letter To My 16 Year Old Self

A letter to my teenaged self based on the #DearMe YouTube movement.


You are feeling kind of lost right now. I understand feeling lost more than you can imagine. Being a teenager is hard in and of itself and the fact that adults are trying to pressure you into committing to a life path, at such a young age, is not fair. Trust me you are not the only one that doesn’t have it all figured out – no matter what anyone else says.

Don’t worry too much about choosing the perfect major, having backup plans to your backup plans, or making a ton of money. If you believe in yourself you will find your way, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. The twists and turns you are going to experience will only make you stronger. Focus on your love, friendships, and creativity to get you through. It never fails.

The future is not set. Keep dreaming. You’re going to end up being a part of some cool adventures.


PS You are going to marry that really cute guy you met freshman year. Yeah, I know – It’s awesome.

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February Favorites: A Natural Deodorant that WORKS and More Beauty/Fashion Favs


Hi Kind Friends! Today I have some fun new products to share with you – three natural beauty products, a stunning necklace and earring set for only $20, and three lounge-wear items I’m enjoying. I hope it gives you an idea of some new items to try.

Products mentioned:

Effective natural beauty products


  1. Deodorant, The Honest Company: I can honestly say this is the only natural deodorant that has really worked for me. It also gets bonus points for being a non-sticky spray. Make sure you see my rave review in the video so you don’t miss my embarrassing BO intervention story.
  2. Face and Body Lotion, The Honest Company: A great body moisturizer made from natural ingredients. It isn’t as long lasting on my dry face but I’m loving it for my body.
  3. Maximum Strength Acne Spot Treatment, Burt’s Bees: This worked well in keeping my acne down this past month but it did also dry my skin out more. It’s in my favorites because it worked so well but I think next time I’ll use their Blemish Stick.

$20 Rose gold and CZ jewelry set


  1. $20 Rose gold and CZ jewelry set: This was Chris’ anniversary budget priced gift to me. I LOVE IT! The only downside is that the sellers don’t package it well in shipping, I’m honestly surprised nothing was squished or scratched on the way to me.
  2. Andrea Shrug, Fabletics (c/o): Nice thick jacket that works casually and more dressed up, the only downside is the zipper. They tried to make a cool diagonal shape that I think doesn’t work well for my style/body.
  3. Hamilton Sweatpant 11, Fabletics (c/o): Comfy and cute pants although slightly on the thin side.
  4. Kimberley Sweatpant, Fabletics (c/o): A good thickness that’s perfect for sleep and working out.

What are your favorite all natural beauty products? I’m thinking of doing an all food based skincare video, would that be something you’d like to see?

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The Rebecca and Chris Show: “I’ll pull up my breeches!”

Rue La La bedding

Hi Kind Friends! Today I have a new episode of The Rebecca and Chris Show, sharing with you what we’ve been up to this past week.


During the week we had to take Mustache to Banfield because it seemed like his ears were bothering him. Good thing we did because he did indeed have an ear infection. I love that we are able to go to Banfield for free checkups whenever Mustache needs them, he really is always eating things he shouldn’t be eating and getting sick. By the way, did you catch last week’s post where I shared how I’m teaching Mustache how to dance?

For the rest of the week Chris and I spent time together, finished season seven of Friends on Netlix (we’ve been marathoning way too much), filmed for Chris’ new short movie, joined a job recruitment agency, and applied to different work positions. Have you worked with a recruiter before? Did you get a job quickly with one? I was also happy to get in some new bedding from Laura Ashley and Rue La La, our bed really needed a refresh.

I’m looking forward to this current week a little more than the past few because I started a new poetry project and I’ll be going to my first writing club meeting this weekend. I hope connecting with other writers will help me get back into my novel writing.

Our finalized wedding video should also premiere this week – I can’t wait to show it to you.

What are your plans for this week?

I’d love to get to know you more and chat a bit, so please leave a comment.

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