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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: A Reflection On Life & My Purpose

craving-0631 craving-0592 Pumpkin spice & everything nice, or should I say pumpkin spice errrthing & everything nice;)

Not quite sure which of the two is more appropriate for this day in time but what I do know is how nice life has been lately. I was reflecting on how life was this time last year and how out of place I was feeling. How I was masking pain, resentment & always wanted more of everything to fill my voids. Oh how much can change in just a year hu? Over the last few months I have surrounded myself and my family with those who feed our soul and fill our hearts. Those who help us become better, love better and grow as individuals.

Were am I going with this? I’ve noticed that every post were I have talked about my experiences with anxiety seem to do so well with you guys. I always get tons of feedback and emails. And it shocks me EVERY.SINGLE.TIME how many people out there are actually going through it. So then I get to wondering if maybe this is my purpose. Should I be using my experiences & this platform to connect with those who are going through what I went through? To bring a little bit of hope to all of you who feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Not really sure but something inside of me keeps telling me that I can help, that I should help.

Whether this “purpose’ of mine is real or just imaginary, I want you to know that I am here for you! That I KNOW what you’re feeling & what your heart is yearning for. And I want you to know that things CAN & WILL get better♥

Let me know if you’d like to hear more of my story. I shared about my struggle with PPD here, but I’ve never really opened up about the severe anxiety, panic attacks & depression I suffered as a pre-teen.

craving-0625 craving-0590 craving-0568 I know I said this on a recent post but Charming Charlie is really killing it with on trend pieces that are super budget friendly. These booties are under $45 and FAB! The top I am obsessed with, and although I couldn’t link it for you guys, I’m pretty sure it’s available in store. The pumpkin spice color is right on point for fall and I’m sure I will be wearing it over and over again. #noshameinmygame

All photos by This Lavender Lifecraving-0606 craving-0572 craving-0571Charming Charlie Top (similar here & here), Ring, Sunnies, Booties & Necklace c/o | Jeans c/o | Clutch c/o

I hope you have an incredible week. Try to do at least one thing that makes you smile, and If you’d like to chat about any of the mentioned above, please feel free to send me a message or email.


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  • Elly
    September 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Love you mama! Love your heart and who you are!

    • Lilly@DCarving
      September 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Love you friend!!

  • Debbie Zepeda
    September 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I smiled in one of these pics because tou do look like a pumpkin and I’m like how! She’s so small! Just thought I’d share! 🙂 you made me smile! 🙂 you’re right! Always stay positive no matter the circumstances.

    • Lilly
      September 26, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Haha! I love that it made you smile, so Debbie of you to say that! 😉 have a great week Debs!! 😘

  • Jenna
    September 27, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Lily, thank you for a real and inspiring post. I appreciate your openness and honesty! You have a beautiful heart.

    Cheers, J

    • Lilly@DCarving
      September 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm


      Thank you! It’s still so difficult to open up about it but I feel like in a way it has helped me emotionally. Like I’ve had something lifted off both my chest and shoulders. Thank you so much for reading;)


  • Christine
    September 28, 2016 at 2:34 am

    You look gorgeous as always! I am loving this color on you!
    Obviously, I want to hear more of your story! I always love reading posts when bloggers get real and open up. It shows that we have issues just like everyone else!

    • Lilly@DCarving
      September 28, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you Christine and thank you for always reading and following along. Your words and support always mean so much to me. Sending you a big hug and lots of love!

  • Christa Blake Taake
    October 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Hugs Lily!!!!

    • Lilly@DCarving
      October 17, 2016 at 6:35 pm