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The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide is for EVERYONE.  What started as a tiny little blog has grown into a full inspirational enterprise to provide you with a daily dose of:

  • Design and decor
  • Organization ideas
  • Recipes
  • DIY and crafts
  • Style and fashion
  • Tablescapes
  • Healthy living
  • Family fun.


And if you or a loved one is suffering from cancer, you will find inspiration specifically addressing your unique needs.  Regardless of who you are, I’m glad you are here.  The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide is a soft and welcoming place to land every day to fill your heart and spirit.


My promises to you:

  • All content is family-friendly.
  • You will get the “real” me.


My mission is to provide inspiration to cancer survivors and ALL women.  Sign up for my blog/newsletter and follow me on social media.

The Coconut Head Story

During the various stages of hair loss and growth, one of my husband’s favorite ways to cope with the changes and keep us both laughing was to come up with funny nicknames to describe the hot mess on the top of my head, which replaced my long, beautiful, red, curly hair. My favorite was “dog with mange” but the one that stuck the most was “Coconut Head.” When my hair was shaved clean down to the scalp, there were a few stray hairs that still seemed to grow, and my head really did look like a coconut.


I challenge you to take the bad and make something good out of it.  This is just the beginning.  I have no idea where this will take me, but I’m excited for the journey.  Would love to have you join me for the ride.


Your Warrior Sister,


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