Hi! I’m Heather. Welcome to Girly Ever After!

I am a North Carolina girl living in Atlanta with my husband Travis, our cat Ella, and our dog Harper. I’m a Licensed Esthetican and LOVE everything about skin care, beauty, and living healthy from the inside out! I have so many things on my plate now that I wanted to share my experiences in life and how I am balancing instead of juggling.

My Healthy Living

I love food! I love to cook it, eat it, smell it, whatever I love it! When I started cooking more I became more aware of what I was buying and where my food was coming from. I always buy organic meats, eggs, and produce because I want my food free of hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics. I try to live as natural as possible, which doesn’t mean that I eat healthy all the time, it means I care about what happened to my food before it got to my plate. I love a good cheeseburger every now and then, but I want it made with local grass fed beef not beef that was pumped with hormones. This does not make me a food snob!

Being active is important to me. I run, walk, weight lift, yoga, hike, etc everyday. I vary my intensity depending on my mood, but I’m constantly doing something to keep me moving. I don’t consider working out a way to lose weight or really worry about my weight. I try to maintain and be healthy while still indulging in foods I love.


I live a balanced life as much as possible. I don’t believe in going to one extreme and being genuinely happy. Even though I workout and eat right, that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to have a greasy meal with a super sweet dessert afterwards on a day that I only walked the dog up the street. I do.  And the next day I’ll up my workout and eat better. In my opinion if you don’t you are missing out! Life is about balance.

My journey to being an Esthetician started when I was very young playing with makeup and learning all about skin care and products. For the longest time I really wanted to be in the skin care field, but after graduating from high school decided on getting my Bachelor’s in Broadcasting instead. After several years of working in the media industry I finally followed my heart and went back to school to become an Esthetician.

Being Girly

When I talk about being girly I don’t mean you have to wear dresses and have your hair and makeup done everyday. I am more talking about the best part of being a girl/woman is to be confident and beautiful from the inside out. I love makeup and fashion just like the next girl but it’s more important to feel beautiful because then you will look beautiful.


{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Claire @ Live & Love to Eat April 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

You’re super cute and we have a lot in common (other than the fact that I’m done with school and you’re a Braves fan(!)). Glad I found your blog =)


2 Heather April 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Thanks! I look forward to reading your blog too!


3 Lee April 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I just found your blog. I am also in Atlanta and have a golden retriever.


4 Heather April 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

That’s so great! They are the best dogs! Lots of energy but full of love:)


5 Jessica (Dalyauthenticity) April 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Just found your blog after your sweet and funny comment! I’m hooked :)


6 Heather April 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thank you so much! You are too kind!


7 Karen May 9, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hi Heather! Travis just told me about your blog…I love it. Also, we made the sweet potato pancakes this weekend for Mother’s Day and loved them! Thanks for the recipe!


8 Heather May 9, 2011 at 11:01 am

YAY!! The pancakes are so good, I’m glad they turned out for you!


9 Rach @ This Italian Family May 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Okay so you are gorgeous and so cute! So glad you commented on my blog so I could come find you! Love your blog already!

I appreciate that you enjoy a cheeseburger from time to time while still living a healthy lifestyle. Love what you write about balance – so true! Also, I think it’s fabulous that you are going back to school to pursue something you’ve always loved, that’s so great, girl! Looking forward to reading more! :)


10 Heather May 13, 2011 at 7:27 am

That is the sweetest thing ever! Thank you very much!


11 beyondbananas May 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Hi Heather.. I randomly came across your blog and love it. You are beautiful! I am a teacher too :) I don’t know how you are going back to school for something new.. I’d never be able to handle doing both things.. GOOD FOR YOU!!! :)


12 beyondbananas May 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Wow. sorry I did not mean to put I am a teacher too, I am spacing tonight.. the gist of it.. is that you are awesome for working full time and going back to school for something you truly aspire to do. I think I need to get some sleep.


13 Heather May 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

haha, you are too funny. I have those moments too.


14 Little Miss Fitness May 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Hey Heather!

So glad I found your blog! I’m excited to read more!


P.S. LOVE Jillian videos! Her 30 day shred kicks my butt!


15 Akaia June 14, 2011 at 11:14 am



16 Tracy June 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Just found your blog from inmytummy. I’m from Atlanta too, so it’s nice to see another local blogger! (and I have a Golden Retriever, which is always a bonus! :-)


17 Heather June 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

I’m so glad you found it! I love meeting local bloggers, especially ones with goldens! We could start a club;)


18 lindsay July 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm

nice to meet you heather. Such precious dreams and passions! i love it.


19 Laural @ Being Healthier August 10, 2011 at 7:50 am

Hey! I’m in NC- just found your blog! I love the layout and I think you are super cute. We also have a lot in common as well! Look forward to reading!


20 Heather August 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

YAY for NC girls! I’m so glad you found the site! Thanks for reading.


21 nicole @ simply-nicole August 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Just came across your blog. Can’t wait to read more!!


22 Heather August 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I’m so glad you found it! I hope you enjoy!


23 Katie @ www.ohshineon.wordpress.com/ October 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I just found your blog and I love your outlook on life! it’s so true… we need to find a way to balance healthy eating, exercise, and happiness to get the most out of each day. I’m so glad we share the same outlook on what it means to eat and live… I only purchase hormone-free, cage-free, and grass-fed meat and try to buy natural, local foods when possible. I currently go to school in North Carolina so I guess we have that in common as well. I look forward to seeing some of your recipes! Feel free to check out my food blog at http://www.ohshineon.wordpress.com/. Sometimes my blog gets a little lonely and sure does like some company every now and again!

Happy cooking,
– Katie at http://www.ohshineon.wordpress.com/


24 Marion November 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Hi Heather,
love your website! I found you via wiaw and think that you have done a great, great job with your site.
Love your food and your point of view! Keep on going.
If you find time, swing by to my blog at http://www.nanines-bubble.at
Keep up with the good work!
Greetings from Austria,


25 Wendi January 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Hey girl!

I just stumbled across your awesome blog and am soooo glad I did! You are a really great writer and have such a positive outlook on life that is contagious! I look forward to reading more. Keep doing your thang, hun! xoxo


26 Irina @ Chocolatea Time May 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I just came across your blog and am so glad I did! It’s adorable :)


27 Heather May 24, 2012 at 8:53 am

Thank you so much!


28 Nadiya@ Milk and Honey August 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Totally agree with your philosophy :) Life is boring if you can’t start the day off with chocolate (a must for me) and it’s really all about balance ^^ Ooh I’m excited to read about all the girly stuff ^^


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