A carbon fiber princess

It’s been almost a year in progress but it’s finally happening! I’ve officially been approved tested and cast for my very first myoelectric prosthetic!!!

{insert party music here}

This will be 1 of a 2 part series–hopefully airing in about a week!

As always, I can’t help but to thank you all who have been following my story over the past 3 years!!



Hello my loves!!!

I know, and I’m sorry. 

It’s been a while since my last post. 

HOWEVER, I promise you that my next update (#comingsoon)  is going to be well. worth. the. wait. 

(Seeing Finding Dory, showing off my Lucky Fin)

Big things are happening, history is happening, you’ll be back, time will tell.

Yes, I’ve finally listened to Hamilton–if you haven’t you need to get on your game, bro. 

Anyway, STAY TUNED!!!!

How to put your hair up in a bun with one hand

Hey there! So, as promised, here is my YouTube remake of how to put your hair up in a bun! It’s short, sweet and to the point-so I hope you enjoy it!

My original video that I posted back in 2013 was pretty awful.. I filmed it on my laptop’s photo booth camera, whenever I moved I would shake the camera, and the cherry on top was that I got the hiccups in the middle of it all. It was a heated mess.  So, hopefully this one is at least a teeny tiny bit better, and I’ll just keep the old one locked away for ever because it was just THAT embarassing…

Anyway, I hope the sun starts coming out soon ❤ and happy mother’s day to all!!

Spring, Sprang, [unicorns], Spaceships, Sprung

This is no joke, I swear but Happy April Fools day though! I’ve only been fooled once so far today.. so hopefully it doesn’t get any worse than that! Anyway, here’s another vlog update!! I wanted to introduce you to someone new, but as you’ll see, it was very hard for her to want to stay still…

Enjoy your weekend! Hopefully these April showers won’t bring you down too much, love you fools ❤

Here’s to 2016!

Happy snow day everyone!

So, as it might not come as a surprise to most of my followers, my 2015 kind of got off to a rough and bumpy start. For those of you who don’t remember, last Jaunary I was in and out of the hospital after my 13th scheduled surgical procedure turned into a total of 15 surgical rocedures (all within an 18 month period), but I still managed to get through it all as best as I could!

So here we are a year later and progress is.. still slow. Not bad, just slow. My health is what it is, no more complications as of right now, but I do still suffer from chronic nerve pain. On a scale from 1 to 10, im at about a 5 or 6 when I remember to take my medicine. When I don’t it can get up to like a 7.5/8ish, but i try not to let it get to that point as best as I can. As for my adulting adventures, I am currently still applying for potential “big girl” jobs (#pleasehireme), considering taking a couple class credits to stay occupied, and nannying/working part time otherwise.

Progress on my myoelectric arm is currently kind of at a stand still. There is a lot of paperwork to be sent to and processed by my insurance company and in order to be considered applicable, we need to have very specific letters and reasoning behind how it would benefit me… Apparently needing one to be able to function on a day-to-day basis doesn’t quite make the cut. -_-

Regardless of all of that, I was really feeling thankful for everyone who made this last year end up being a lot more positive than it had started off to be. So I made a little video to celebrate my 2015! I saved a bunch of my snapchat videos that I posted throughout the year, so this is a little montage of them with some fun pictures too.  It’s crazy how an entire year could be condensed down to a 3-minute-long video clip.  Thanks to everyone who has been Keeping up with the Kar-Mely-ian antics, I really appreciate all of the love and support that you guys have given me over the past few years (and for always, too). Thanks for making 2015 so much fun and here’s to hoping that 2016 will be an even better one!!

Just a walk in the park..

I totally spaced and forgot to post these!!! The story behind the photos is that I knew I really needed to update my headshots after I had my surgery 2 years ago.  So, back in the beginning of the summer I reached out to a friend and we started talking about where we wanted to shoot and when. Unfortunately, about a week later my “new” car suddenly had a water leak in the engine, which  resulted in the head gasket cracking and breaking. In English, it was bad news and I was going to need to find a new means of transportation…

Thankfully, everything finally came together in the end and I am so happy with how these ended up coming out!! They were done by Revtar Photography and you can check out more pictures here! Thanks again Rev ❤

Let me know what you guys think!!


Helllloooo everybody!!

I hope you’re all just excited for the holiday season as I am! Time to see family and friends, enjoy each other’s company, and eat lots and lots and LOTS of food!!!

I love food. It’s a bad romance. I’m awful with sweets and even when I try to diet, I can’t ever seem to cut them out. THEYRE SO GOOD BUT SO BAAAAAD!! But, know why? I’ll say it with pride, I ain’t even mad about it!! When life hands you pumpkin pie there’s only one thing ya gotta do about it: 

In the meantime though, I’ve just started my first job in retail 🎉 So that’s some exciting stuff, I know! 

The craziest part about it is that I WILL be working this upcoming Thanksgiving/Black Friday. And ironically enough, I have never ever been Black Friday shopping ever 😳. This should be interesting, to say the very least! I’m not worried though, I’m a people person and if it isn’t already apparently obvious, I know that I’m fairly capable of rolling with the punches. 

So if you don’t hear from me in a little while, hopefully it’ll be because my schedule will be completely filled with hours ✨ 

As always, I’ll still be updating my life here and there on my insta, Twitter, and maybe even on my YouTube channel. Who knows? #staytuned 

End of Summer Update

Better late than never? .. If you say so!

If you’d like to know more about other people who are facing their disabilities head-on, I highly suggest that you check some of these people/groups out!

Living One Handed- Ryaan Haack
“Notorious” Nick Newell
Amputee Coalition of America
The Mandeville Sisters
Sarah Stump


Noah Galloway @noahgallowayathlete
Rebekah Marine @rebekahmarine
Tiphany Adams @tiphanyadams
Devin Coffin @devincoffin