Sep 2, 2016


Quite a bit has happened since my last collection of links... I spent a week at Myrtle Beach for a research project for I Can 4 Isaac, we raised money for 4 beach wheelchairs, and started my junior year of high school. Two football games have had to be rescheduled due to rain, I nearly failed my first math test, and passed my first AP US History test. I know that doesn't sound like a lot... but it definitely is. I hate pushing my blog to the backseat, but school always comes first.  

If you're new 'round these parts, let me welcome you and explain a little bit about what you're reading. Friyay links are posts that I try my hardest to post every Friday. I feature all the blog posts from some of my favorites that you may have missed in the past week. You honestly never can tell what you'll find in my Friyay Link collection posts... I tend to be all over the place. Prepare yourself for a whole mess of new tabs open on your desktop or phone and HAPPY FRIYAY everyone!!!

Aug 18, 2016

Favorite Free Fonts

This past Summer I've been busy with all things Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I've taught myself how to use both, and I've been pretty successful with the programs. In process of teaching myself, I've become slightly RIDICULOUSLY obsessed with fonts (and this time I really mean obsessed)! I've spent hours upon hours downloading fonts and trying them out on various projects. I've pushed all things that actually matter in my life to the side countless times to look at more fonts. For example,I'm writing this on Tuesday and my first day of junior year is tomorrow and I have not yet completed a few Summer assignments. #oops I'll get my life together one of these days y'all!


Because I believe in sharing love and happiness, here are my favorite fonts and I hope that you too will find joy (try not to get too obsessed, okay?). See below for more fonts and direct download links!

Aug 11, 2016

Brookgreen Evening

School starts on Wednesday, August 17th. I'm completely ignoring reality by enjoying a week at Myrtle Beach. I am currently sitting at an ocean facing picnic table editing photos, watching birds, writing this post, and listening to the waves crash. I'm in paradise (minus the mosquitos). Last night, we revisited my favorite place, Brookgreen Gardens. If you've been reading for awhile, you may remember this post. Brookgreen is the most beautiful garden I have ever visited. It's filled with statues and sculptures, fountains and ponds, as well as bunches of flowers and other plants. Here's a few shots from my evening stroll and head to my instagram story and snapchat story to see more inside the gardens (both usernames are cathslagle).

Aug 8, 2016

The Importance of Women Learning Self Defense

Women have never had it easy in this world. We're seen as weaker than men, even though we're the ones that bring life into this world. Not only are we seen as weaker, but we're seen as "easy targets" by men. 1 in 6 women in America will be assaulted while 1 in 4 will be in an abusive relationship. These statistics send a chill up my spine.

Do you want to be a part of these statistics? Do you want to have to rely on someone else to come rescue you, or do you want to be able to protect yourself? I have truly been blessed with a great life, but I've always been looked at as innocent and naive- which I'll proudly admit that I am, but when you throw my height (5'4") into consideration, I knew I needed to learn self defense soon.  I knew that not so great stuff was happening in the world, but no one in my small town ever addressed any abuse, violence, any anything really. I heard a story when I was in middle school that left my naive self curious and fearful of those that could be around me and their intentions. I knew a self defense class would be necessary for me.