How I Became Me

Yup, that title sure does simplify it LOL As I was explaining to my spiritual director that my father raised me since age 12, he asks me, “Where did you learn that stuff about womanhood?” This took me awhile to respond…I was kinda just confused with myself. I thought, “Yeah, where the HECK did I […]

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“I’m Spiritual, not Religious”

Sunday Mass with my best friend, Jordyn: We were late, sprinted inside because it’s snowing in April, ran to the bathroom to blow dry Jordyn’s shoes, and on top of that we were SOO hyper (from our big breakfast and coffee prior) and could hardly sit still from our excitement of the massage appointments we […]

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Snapchat, Twitter, and EDD

Ridding the unnecessary. I’m referring to Snapchat & Twitter. They are addicting, & tbh, they become a lifestyle. But drama circulates these apps! I would pretty much just shove them in the category of: TOXIC. It’s not that I have a secret vendetta with these apps—I just want to surface their ridiculousness. Back in December […]

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Time to switch it up: Faith & Fashion

The classic and oh-so basic, “New year, New me!” comes to mind as I write this post. But what I really mean is, “New year, New priorities.” For the first year of Ceciliajean.com, this platform was “Cecilia Jean, fashion & lifestyle.” That may sound extremely broad, but I actually felt confined behind that “blogger curtain.” I […]

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Gratitude, Gratefulness, & Turkey…

It’s so easy to overlook all the blessings in our life and to focus on the little things that seem to go wrong. Life doesn’t always happen the way we plan, but that’s fine.  That’s “life,” after all.  A roof over my head, amazing family and friends surrounding me, my good health, simply being ALIVE today, […]

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Time for the Perfect Gift

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you know what that means:  BLACK FRIDAY! And frantically running around for another 30 days trying to figure out what to buy everyone for Christmas! I sometimes struggle with gift-giving.  I love to give but my indecisiveness kicks in. I always want to give something that will actually be […]

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Learn to Love Yourself First

They say to avoid talking about politics, religion, and relationships. For the most part, ceciliajean.com has followed that “guideline.” But, it’s my blog, and and my religious morals and relationship views are hard to keep quiet. I have never really been a long-term-relationship girl. On the contrary, all my friends are. I’ve been there for […]

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Monogrammed Pumpkin T-Shirt

Baggy long-sleeve shirts in the fall = MY JAM! Anything fall-related = get in my closet!  I’m especially obsessed with my Monogrammed Pumpkin T-Shirt gifted to me from MarleyLilly.  I love the back of the shirt: “Advice from a Pumpkin: Be Well-Rounded, Get Plenty of Sunshine, Have Thick Skin, Stand Out in your Field, Think BIG”—what great advice for life!  It makes me […]

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Monogrammed Boyfriend Sweater

Ever since I was little I had this weird urge to label everything. Probably why one of my favorite “toys” growing up was that label maker from Jo-Ann Fabrics. Fast forward 10 years, monograms are my THING! I’ve partnered up in a collaboration with Marley Lilly–an online boutique that specializes in monogramming everything head to […]

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The Top for Every Occasion

I’m struggling (hard) with finding time for everything: school, work, blog, family, friends, & my faith. Luckily, I felt the need to take a break from studying and finally get to writing…which brought me here. I’m sitting outside of Starbucks, in the shade, freezing my booty off on the iron chair, wishing I was wearing […]

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Back To The Basics

This past week I’ve been throwing together casual outfits with basic pieces I’ve collected in the past few months. Considering I wake up @ 6:00 for school everyday, my brain can’t 100% handle an elaborate, well thought-out outfit, or at least until my first cup of coffee. They say to “set your outfit out the […]

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L’Occitane Peony Products

I’m thrilled to be working with luxury skincare line L’Occitane. My skin is something I take great pride in, & I’m always picky about the products I put on it. So when I say these products are great, I’m not just saying it because it’s #sponsored. I actually mean it. The products from the Peony collection contain real peony flower […]

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Overalls + Camo

It’s been a while readers. I’ve taken a little break from social media…with my new school and work schedule coming up, I just needed a vacation from it. I actually have been with limited service the past few days. I was at my friend’s lake house and then went boating on the Mississippi River, as […]

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When Things Don’t Go as Planned…

Currently writing this post and coming to the realization that summer is coming to an end—and that my friends will be leaving me to return to school in 3 weeks. They are frantically gathering up all their dorm things with immense excitement to see their sorority sisters/frat brothers, etc. Some of them are even anxious to start new classes. Around this […]

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Decorating on a College Girl’s Budget

So you’re probably thinking…”How did this 19-year-old just re-do her entire room on a college girl’s budget?” When I moved, I got rid of everything and just started over. Here’s how I did it: Facebook Marketplace, People! It’s like Craigslist but 100x better. My Pier 1 Imports Hayworth Furniture Collection was definitely not bought from the […]

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Babysitting Tips: How to Cultivate a Positive Reputation

  I’ve been babysitting and nannying for longer than I can remember.  At last count, I’ve babysat for more than 70 families. I have watched or taught more than 300 kids. Am I sick of it yet? Nope. Here’s why… I love kids. I love the innocence. I love the addictive enthusiasm that beams from […]

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Midi Skirts, Ruffles, & Leopard Prints

Well, this is my 3rd time writing this post–I wish you could hear my aggravation though my writing. Not a lot of things annoy me. But, when technology doesn’t’ work properly, it gets to me. *deep breath & exhale* Moving on, hope you enjoyed your holiday and remembered to give thanks for the wonderful country […]

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