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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blog Vacation?

Yep, that's what I'm calling it.... 

Ever feel like you are just a little too overwhelmed with life in general & completely uninspired? That's where I'm at right now. I'm going to step back for a week or so, refresh and return. I'm looking to make some changes and find new inspiration. Cheers to a mini vaca :)

What do  you like to do first when you're looking for some fresh inspiration?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Favorite Vacation, Even with a Stomach Bug.

Today I'm linking up with Momfessionals for some Show and Tell Tuesdays, today's topic being your favorite vacation ever. Mine is interesting, it was cut way short and we both got super sick, but that 1 perfect day is now my favorite vacation ever. I'm sharing a few other past faves below as well... 

Last spring, Dustin and I set off for a road trip out west. The plan? A couple days exploring the Grand Canyon and then head to California where we had a room booked in the Sequoia National Forest. 

The road trip itself was fun! Not the first time we've traveled from Oklahoma to Arizona, we just love the drive and all the different changes of scenery. We spent the night in Amarillo then hit the road the next morning to finish the up trip. We stopped and visited the meteor crater near Winslow just for fun. 

Day 1 at the canyon was absolute perfection. The weather, the sky, the beauty that is God's creation. It was truly the best day ever, not 1 thing could have made that day any better. 

We really went with no plan, we just wanted to wing it and explore. We found ourselves wishing we'd planned a little to hike but we quickly found a trail down that we thought we could do, being unprepared. It was so amazing. A little scary a couple of times, narrow paths straight down, but it was so neat. It took a couple hours to get down to where we were headed. We sat down there for a little bit and took it all in. Absolutely stunning. 

That night, we went back to the hotel room and Dustin started feeling like he might be getting sick. It was all down hill from there. The next day we went out there for a little bit but he was just sick and weak, so it didn't last long. The following morning we were supposed to continue west to California but out of nowhere it hit me, and it was a lot worse than what he had! I'll spare you details, and we still have no idea what happened, but it was either the stomach flu or food poisoning. It was awful, to be in a hotel room then in a car while being that sick. We had to cancel the rest of the trip and headed back east. Luckily the lodge in CA refunded our money even though it was last minute. 

I know it's totally crazy that a trip could end so bad and yet be my favorite? But the Grand Canyon was so unbelievably gorgeous and the weather was so perfect, that the 1 day we spent there is truly my all time favorite. We've been together for 9 years and we've traveled a lot, if you've never made it there, you must

A few other favorite vacations throughout the years?

A super fun trip to Cancun with our best friends.

A trip to Glenwood Springs Colorado with my in-laws. I tried skiing for the first time (fail!) and we enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and hot springs.

A long weekend in Chicago with Kristal. I absolutely loved Chicago and the fun few days we spent together. Laughing, exploring, shopping and enjoying RPM.

What was your favorite vacation?
Have you ever had a vacation end badly?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monthly Faves Link Up | March 2015

Well it's April 1st, anyone been fooled yet? Or better yet, fooled anyone?

Kelli & I are back with our Monthly Faves link up. New here? It's a monthly linkup of everything you were loving the previous month. Anything- food, beauty, household, fashion, music, tv, people, etc. You get the point. No rules. It's the first Wednesday of each month, and the linkup is open all month long. So join in anytime. Grab a button too if you'd like! 

Make Me Up Mia

::Eats:: custom peanut butter powder - If you're a PB powder fan like I am, you MUST try these out. The possibilities are endless and I love them. You select your flavors, sweeteners and any other additives. You control it all and give it a special name. I created a chocolate hazelnut & sugar cookie one and a protein oatmeal cookie one, both are delicious. I mix them with water to make peanut butters or use the powders in shakes or yogurts. You can create your own oatmeals too! 

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Well, they're actually all good but I'm a cookie dough fanatic. So tasty, and great macros too. 


My custom calligraphy print from EverLettery Studio - Is it not the prettiest? Shelby is so talented! I'm really enjoying mine, such a pretty addition to our home office. (Congrats to Jasanna & Melissa who each won one Monday) 


L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation - I've been testing this out over the last month, I am definitely enjoying it. It's a great foundation for us oily girls, not too thick and keeps me nice &  matte. I will say the color selection could be a little better. The lightest is a tiny bit too light for me but the next step up is a tad too dark. 

NARS Lip Gloss in Angelika - I know, it's just a pink lip gloss right? I bought this last year and was so happy to bust it out again. I LOVE it. The color, the formula, everything. It's a perfect no fuss pink gloss! The color description says "cotton candy with gold flecks"... Pretty darn perfect. Also, can you tell I hate taking lip selfies? 

YOUR turn, tell me what you've been loving lately…

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

EverLettery Etsy Shop + Giveaway!

I love social media, and Instagram is hands down my favorite for so many reasons. I also love connecting with people and making new friends, especially when they're local! Shelby with EverLettery Calligraphy and I haven't officially met yet, but we connected via Instagram and are both in the Tulsa area. Her calligraphy work is just gorgeous, I know you'll all agree.

Last May I did a small redo of our home office (here), I needed a space where I could disappear to and be a little more inspired. Almost a year has gone by and I'd yet to finish it. The wall space above my desk was still incomplete. Procrastination at it's finest over here... Shelby created the most beautiful & perfect custom print for me and I can now say that my little area is complete. Shelby also sent an extra treat for me to give away to one of YOU and I bought an extra print as well, so that means 2 of you are going to win a pretty print of your own...

My happy place.

Please make sure to check out Shelby's Etsy shop -

She specializes in:
Hand lettered & custom calligraphy | Envelope addressing | Wedding & Party signage

I'm already thinking about what I'll be ordering next, which will probably be lyrics to our wedding song <3

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Friday, March 20, 2015

A Friday Confession Session.

I've been blogging for almost 2 years and I've never had a confession post. I like reading them so I decided to share a few things with you today. Super important things that I just really need to get off my chest. 

Not really, they are random and pointless.

#1 My poor poor nails.
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen em'. Cold temps, lacking in the care department and lots of gym time took it's toll on my nails. Ick right? So I shared this pic and you all had lots of tips for me. I had coconut oil on hand so I've been slathering my hand in it and then putting gloves on at night. Happy to say, they're slowly improving. Can't promise it won't happen again. I need a professional mani though.. 

#2 Divas.
Fun fact- I hate wrestling, always have. However... Eva Marie and the Bella Twins are big fitness inspirations for me, therefore I watch the show. Can't stop, won't stop. I tried.

#3 You're supposed to clean blinds?
We bought our house 6 years ago next month, I've never cleaned the blinds. Might as well be totally honest here, or the baseboards. My friends always give me a hard time about how "clean & perfect" my house is. I've got them fooled. It's tidy but don't get too close to the blinds or the baseboards. You might get bit by something. Don't worry, I plan on deep cleaning this year. It was scheduled in my planner for February. #oops 

#4 I live for snack time.
All day, everyday. I'm happiest when jello or pudding are involved. I'm a child. 

#5 I'm obsessed with YouTube.
The amount of joy I get from watching my favorite YouTube girls at night is ridiculous. I spend any ounce of free time before I sleep doing this. If only watching beauty & fitness YouTubers could be my job. That would be a perfect life. These are my faves.

That's it's, just a random fun little post for ya. Life has been crazy lately, my family is really going through a lot right now, so my energy has just been elsewhere. I'd sure appreciate some extra prayers for them if you don't mind! Hope you all have a wonderful & fun weekend. I'll be at a bachelorette party tomorrow night, complete with a party bus. Fun times ahead in my weekend forecast. 

Throw me a random confession ;)

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