Sunday, January 08, 2017

One Word?

Is this thing on? 

Hi, friends! 

Have you thought about your one word for this year?
This year a phrase came to me and it seemed so perfect for 2017 that one word just wouldn't cut it.

"Buy less, learn more" 

We have Spanish Rosetta Stone that we have hardly cracked open, books we haven't read, towns we haven't explored..and after our recent trip to Greece, we've decided that we feel the richest when we're traveling and learning and experiencing. Not to mention, being somewhere else, where people live differently, really makes you reevaluate how you live and all the "things" you have to have, and if having those things are necessities or just extra fluff. 

Here are a few photos of Greece, if you would like to see them. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

signing off

Well sweet friends, I have been meaning to write this post for a few weeks now, actually probably a few months. I am quitting blogging.
I have loved this blog, it has offered me a creative outlet through many chapters of my life.
I have made many friends though this community some that I've had the pleasure meeting in person, others that I haven't, but I feel like I have been through life with you. 
So, I felt you deserved a proper see you later. 

I have been feeling this way for a while, and think I was holding onto this because it's been a big part of me for so long. You have been here since college, an engagement and a wedding, my first big girl job, a move to Virginia, and all our adventures in California! I don't think there is any one reason why I have chosen to stop blogging; to make more room for other things that matter more, wanting to share a little less, lack of creativity, probably a little of all of the above. 

If you would like, you can still follow along on our adventures through Instagram and Facebook. 
I may be back some day, in another chapter, maybe sooner, maybe later, but for now, this is goodbye.

Thank you for all the love over the years! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

30X30 - Day 30 (That's All Folks!)

[Sweater: Target // Pants: Maurices // Boots: Rocket Dog // Necklace: Forever 21 // Earrings: Forever 21]

Well friends, I AM DONE! Are you tired of seeing photos of only me and the surf wax stained cement for the last month? Because I'm tired of looking at myself and my patio. After sending off B today, the first thing I did was move all my clothes back into my closet. This neutral lover has never been more excited to see so many colors back in my closet! This whole experiment made me very thankful for all the clothes I do have, being able to express myself through fashion, and made me want to slap my wrist every time I complain that I have nothing to wear.

A compilation of all 30 days:
There you have it.

Monday, January 11, 2016

30X30 - Day 29 (insomnia)

[Sweater: Maurices // Dress: Nordstrom // Shoes: Forever 21 // Earrings: Maurices]

Oh man ya'll, let me just tell you, I am exhausted! Our friend who has been living with us the last month and a half moved out this morning, B took him to the airport at 4AM. But we didn't sleep a wink last night, and that's not in a ooh-la-la kind of way. Too many things going on in our brains at the moment, or something, but I woke up around 11PM, forcing my sweet sleeping husband awake too and we stayed up the rest of the night tossing and turning for no good reason at all. I felt like a sloth for the better half of the day, but I managed to do about 20 loads of laundry and I purchased a couple of Power Ball tickets so I am going to say that I did okay, and if we happen to win, I'll look back on this day as being very productive.

Here's to hoping your Monday was more productive!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

30X30 - Day 28 (wilderness)

I read this as a part of my devotion the other day and it really stuck with me. I wanted to share it with you:

We are never forgotten in the wilderness of our lives...
God is often preparing our character in that moment to match our calling.

[Top: Old Navy // Vest: Banana Republic // Jeans: Silver // Belt: Stein Mart // Necklace: Francesca's // Earrings: Forever 21]

Happy Sunday y'all!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

30X30 - Day 27 (two skirts walk into a bar)

[Skirt: (worn as top) H&M // Skirt: ThredUp // Shoes: Forever 21 // Belt: Hallelu // Necklace: Forever 21]

We had a new restaurant open in town called URGE. They opened one day before we went by simply opening their front doors, no publicity, not social media blasts, no PR. On night two, the night we went, it was PACKED! Word of mouth is amazing! Anyways, it was so yummy, I cannot wait to go back! So for all you North Country people, check it out!

Oh, and if you didn't notice, I am wearing a skirt for a shirt. When do you do that with your normal wardrobe?...Told you things were starting to get creative! 3 more days to gooooooooooo!

Friday, January 08, 2016

30X30 - Day 26 (puzzled)

[Cropped Top: TJ Maxx // Dress: Nordstrom // Shoes: Forever 21 // Earrings: Gifted]

If we're being honest I wore this outfit for all of 1 hour yesterday. We're on day three of an El Nino downpour and with the exception of a few errands prior to the rain, I spent the day in yoga pants, listening to Adele and working on a puzzle. Have I ever told y'all that I love puzzles? They are so homey to me; when I am sick, I opt for puzzles as my medicine, it can be done alone or when family is around, it's a fun activity to do together.

We're hoping to have a little more space when we move back east and I was actually thinking that in our next home I would like to have a table and sitting area that has an ongoing puzzle for whenever. Here are a few that are on my wishlist:
CA // Blank // Truck // Surfboards