• Carattini Diary

    Chasing My God-Sized Dream

    Okay, I’ll be honest. I don’t  like to tell people what I’m dreaming about. Why? Because if it doesn’t happen, if I don’t do it, if something falls through, I then have to explain it over and over, reliving the pain and frustration and heartache again and again. I don’t like to fail anyone.   And I know that’s crazy. It is physically impossible to please everyone, but for whatever reason, I actually try to. It’s the fear of failing people, of letting them down, of not pleasing them that keeps me from chasing after the dreams in my heart. But no more. Someone wise recently told me that “People…

  • Carattini Diary

    5 Lessons Learned on Appreciating Where I Live

    I had a friend visit from Chicago this past week. She had never really explored Southern California, and I was the lucky girl to get to show her around. Having lived here my entire life, I don’t really think California as- well as fabulous as Hollywood portrays it to be. And before everyone gets a little crazy on me, I know that I am 100% completely BLESSED to have grown up here. I know it, and I believe it, and I thank God every day that He put me here. I think that when you’re in a situation where everything is going well, we slowly start to take things for…

  • Fashion

    Outfit of the Day: 4th of July Edition

    Red, White, and Blue… I am an American girl through and through. Every year I dress to represent my country and the freedom we have. I roped my brother into a quick Patriotic photo shoot, and there you have it! Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating our country’s independence! My young and free tank (from Walmart!*) is old and worn, but I don’t mind wearing it year after year because I am so incredibly blessed to say that I AM YOUNG AND FREE! Every American girl needs a pair of American pride shoes and these are from Payless a few years back! The vintage American flag scarf is…

  • The MONAT Adventure

    My Salon Experience Without MONAT

    I went to my aunt’s salon almost a month ago to get my hair cut. Summer was quickly approaching and my hair was long, and it definitely needed to have a fresh start. So I called up my aunt, made an appointment and headed to her salon. I originally went with my MONAT products in tow- because I seriously LOVE these products! But when she started washing my hair, we decided to do a test. After using MONAT exclusively for two months, I wanted to see what it was like to get my hair washed with salon products. Now my aunt has a nice salon with very high end clients,…

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