Saying Good Bye to Blogging

florence and kaitlan

Dear Friends,

We’ve had a good run, haven’t we? I have so appreciated the honesty, vulnerability, and overall awesomeness of everyone I’ve worked with the last year or so and I’m sad to say that this is my last post at Carrots and (Candy) Sticks. Truly, I’ve learned so much from all of you. It’s been a very cathartic experience sharing the in’s and out’s of my day-to-day life. Thank you for reading. I’m not sure what’s next for me but I know it will involve writing, reading, and connecting with others, because otherwise what else is the point? Stay sane, stay healthy!



p.s. That was the cheeriest photo I could find of myself, recently


This has been me all winter

photo cred: via google images (I searched fat squirrels and wouldn’t you know it, that’s what I got)

This has been me all winter. And I was feeling sort of bad about it, particularly this morning when I decided to deal with the boxes of empty take out that have been decorating my floor and desk-space.

Then I felt doubly bad about it when I tried to put on a pair of pants that weren’t leggings.

But then I had this strange thought that this is all actually very funny.

There are probably some things that are so serious that I can’t or shouldn’t laugh when I encounter them, but gaining a few (this is surely putting it gently) pounds is not only wildly uninteresting to all the people I complain about it to, but also not that significant.

I’m fat*, so what, the squirrels are too. We’re hibernating and we need a little extra cushion this winter.

*so to speak

Read this article

I’m still on blogging hiatus for the next four weeks (can’t wait to graduate and actually have time for things I enjoy) BUT check this article out! I’m excited to see a rising trend in “average” sized models and while I can’t in good conscience blame the media for the entirety of my body-image issues, I do think the ridiculous skinny standard has had some terrible consequences. I’m excited to see what this year brings and also to return to the blogosphere next month. Until then, I’m a little obsessed with this model, check out her Calvin Klein campaign or just google search Myla Dalbesio  obsessively as I have all afternoon.

photo cred: via google images


Merry Christmas..sorry about the fudge

Doesn’t it feel like Christmas is over already? As of this afternoon I officially ate all the fudge that was supposed to be for the guests tomorrow (except the cranberry one…who makes cranberry fudge??) and had my fill of Christmas songs and movies. I think I’ve opened all of my presents too and while I still have some to give I don’t see how that’s more pleasurable than receiving.

just kidding. I couldn’t be more excited for tomorrow (certainly I have at least one present left??) I’ve been following the fat man and according to the news he just finished up in the Middle East. For some reason I think this is a problematic report but I can’t put my finger on why. And I lied I’m excited to see my parents open their gifts..a homemade inspo board + my own poem bc she doesn’t pin and a gift card to my dads fave pancake place with the understanding that he takes me. Mainly I’m hoping my nana hates the birchbox subscription I so generously set up for her and decides to give it to me.

I hope your day is full of love and homemade goodies (and secret anyone else tempted to turn their family dynamic into a sitcom?? Please someone pay me for this shit…kidding, again, unless you know somebody…)

I hope to be back blogging soon but my computer went blue and apple can’t fix it…until I drag ass to the store but how can I face the crowds this time of year??

Happy holidays :)