Spring has sprung my friends. For Nashville that means endless, and I mean ENDLESS, rain. I have been so depressed for the last two weeks because it has been raining non-stop. I NEED THE SUN TO FUNCTION. Anyone else want to move to California? The entire state might fall into the ocean but at least we'll all die happy right? 😅😂
The other day I did an Instagram live explaining a word from God that I had last week while I was in my car. "You might already be like, pump the brakes, what is 'a word from God?'" I felt the same way when I first became a Christian. Essentially, God talks to us in many ways; Sometimes in a song, sometimes from the Bible, sometimes an audible voice, sometimes through tongues, sometimes through prophecy, sometimes through other people and sometimes you just have a thought and you know that it's Him. I'm not going to dive into the voice of God in this post, but I can tell you that the voice of God has become a very real, very difficult thing to navigate as a new Christian. BUT IT'S ALSO SO COOL!!! Call me crazy, but I talk to God. All the time. And chances are, Christian or not, when you face a crisis, you talk to God too. And that's what I want to talk about today.
As I started 2018, I thought carefully about what I wanted for the year to come. I thought through my intentions behind every desire and asked myself a lot of "why's." When the typical "work out and eat healthy" resolution came up, I found myself realizing that my past motivations were never enough to fulfill this goal because they were empty and unfulfilling. "Eat healthy because it's good for you. Eat healthy because it will make you look good. Eat healthy so people think you're beautiful."
I can remember setting goals in the past like "I want to eat really healthy and go to the gym every day so I can have a good body." There's nothing wrong with that goal, but the intention behind it was probably to impress someone or to be admired for having a good body if I'm being totally honest. Instead of aiming my intentions toward worldly gains, I want them to be more Christ-centered. Even if you're not a Christian, defining the intentions behind each goal is a crucial step to maintaining it. This year as I was reflecting, asking myself the hard questions, and being really honest with myself, I wanted my resolutions to be for the right reasons. My vision for 2018 is that I will grow into better habits, not set a resolution that will taper out in a month (or a week because let's be real, I know me 😏) Sooooo with all that being said here are my 2018 resolutions and goals.
Happy Hump Day, guys! SO here's the deal, Landon has been OBSESSED with tech lately. Arlo streaming security cameras and Nest thermostat's and Ring Doorbell's and Google Mini's, all the things! You name it, he knows about it. His new found love inspired me to write a blog post for y'all! I've rounded up the best tech gifts under $100, and also the best tech gifts under $50! I did a lot of research to find the best gifts for the tech lover or just someone who you don't know what to buy for! Everyone loves cool gadgets and if they don't know how to use them it's a perfect bonding experience, right? 😂 I hope that you guys find some good ideas for gifts from this!
I love Christmas. I love the lights, I love the hot cocoa, I love the meaning behind it, I love cheesy Christmas movies and holiday traditions and Christmas music. You name it, I love it. It just makes me so happy! Getting into some cozy pj's with some hot cocoa and turning on the tree and the fireplace and watching elf sounds like the night of my dreams. I get not everyone is into Christmas, or into decorating more importantly, but I like subtle details and that's exactly what I picked out for y'all! The biggest takeaway from my decorating experience this year is that a little goes a long way. A few key pieces really do the trick and make your home feel cozy for the holidays!
I know what some of y'all are thinking... Abercrombie? Are we 14? Hear me out! Abercrombie is so much like Madewell. They have great clothes that are great quality AND they've been killing their sales lately. Before you knock them, just try it out! I promise you will not be disappointed! I've rounded up a few of my favorite things for y'all that are on sale right now for 50% off! (excluding my favorite slipper booties) These are great staples to add to your own wardrobe, or great clothing gift ideas for Christmas!
Yesterday it was a first-minute holiday gift guide for her, now it's time for him too! Ever wonder what to get a guy for Christmas? I don't know about y'all, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for guys. They never want or need anything... I really thought through this gift guide and even sent it to Landon for approval. 😂 I think I've narrowed down the perfect first round gift guide 'for him'! I browsed through some of the best things to get a guy for Christmas and put them here in one place! Not sure what to get your boyfriend for Christmas? Not sure what to get your dad for Christmas? Not sure what to get your brother for Christmas? You get the idea!
I'm all about gift giving. I get so excited to give people things, I seriously am the worst at secrets. Almost every year I give Landon his presents early because I can't wait, I just love finding those perfect things that I know people will love! I've rounded up my first holiday 'gift guide for her' today. These are all different gift items from stocking stuffers to that big splurge gift for this 2017 holiday season! Not sure what to get your girlfriend or your mom or your sister for Christmas? Search here!
Hey y'all! Looking for a great gift for her or just to find the cutest pajamas for the winer? I've rounded up my favorite pajamas and slippers of 2017! PS: IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME! I've partnered with The Brunette Cafe's Heather King to bring you a cozy night giveaway package! For details on how to enter check out my Instagram!
I am stoked to bring Y'all 10 of the best stocking stuffer ideas for the 2017 holiday season! Whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer for your parents, for your girlfriend or boyfriend, for your husband or wife, for your brother or sister- I have the perfect stocking stuffer under $50 for all of them! Gifts are one of my favorite parts of Christmas and I'm excited to help you find the perfect gifts for 2017!
The in-laws are ALWAYS going to say not to get them anything. The best thing you can do when in-law shopping is making it personal! It doesn't have to be extravagant, just make it thoughtful by putting a few of their favorite things together and wrapping it in a little gift set! I hope this helped y'all with some gift ideas for your significant other's parents!
We're nearing the last bit of the craziness that is Cyber Week, so I figured I'd share with y'all some of my favorites still on sale and also what y'all have been loving the most! These are some of the best Cyber Monday sales of 2017. This week has been full of amazing deals and today is no different. I want to remind y'all that this is THE perfect time to get gifts for the people you love! Some of my "top of the list" gifts that I never thought I could get because they were too expensive were marked down to crazy prices! Hope this helps!
Hey y'all! This blog post is going to be a little different than normal. Typically I would talk about Christmas gifting or fall and winter outfits or the best deals this weekend, but instead, we're gonna get a little more personal! I'm going to answer ten questions about myself so y'all can get to know me a little bit better! Feel free to leave any questions that you have on this post and I would love to answer them, too!
Okay, I JUST posted a Cyber Week blog post, but as I browsed through the Nordstrom Sale this morning buying for myself I knew I HAD to share this with y'all! They already had great sale prices, and today they're offering an additional 20% off sale prices! Most of the things I've been eyeing are under $50! Hallelujah, thank you Nordstrom Black Friday Sale 2017!!
I'm so curious about what y'all are looking for this season from the Cyber Week deals! I have my eye on some boots and accessories. I never thought I was into Cyber Week until I started going through all these deals and I was SO wrong. There are so many good steals my wallet can barely handle it. 😂 I also found some amazing gifts! 😊 I've rounded up the best cyber week and black friday deals here for you!
I figured I'd take a break from all my Christmas madness to share my current favorites with all of you! There were so many to choose from but I narrowed it down to a few items in each category. 😊 I always search Pinterest for the cutest fall clothes or outfit inspiration for fall, so I figured since I'm home with strep throat (booooo) I would put it all in one place here for you!
Y'all, I scoured Pinterest all weekend to figure out what the heck my style was going to look like this fall and I have dicovered the secret to the perfect fall outfit. Easy to achieve and age friendly for everyone. Score!
If you're here, chances are you probably follow me on Instagram and know at least a little bit about me, but today I wanted to share a little bit more about myself by telling y'all ten of my favorite things!
Okay y'all, we're four days fresh into fall and there is no sign of the season- other than all of the Starbucks loving, UGG boot wearing, pumpkin patch selfie-ing- girls in their fuzzy sweaters and boots, sweating off their makeup and hair extensions. Honestly, I'm talking about me, I'm describing myself. Hahaha, this was me shooting my recent Instagram sweater on Sunday in 90 degree, sunny weather. Oopsies. 😂 I'm probably describing all of us, come on just admit it.
HALLELUJAH, break out your PSL's, your cardigan stash, your apple cinnamon candles, FALL IS HERE. Technically in a week, but I'm already scoping out the best places to picnic, buy pumpkins, and do all things fall! I know, I know, "basic." BUT the leaves, the crisp air, football- nothing is better. I'm officially ready to gear down for the colder months ahead. Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by?!
I KNOW WE ALL DO THIS: you pick something out to wear and you just know you're gonna be super uncomfortable in it. Then all day you're uncomfortable and thinking to yourself "I knew I was gonna feel like this, WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF."
I have been browsing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goodies all day and I have to say, I am so excited about this sale! Honestly, at first, I was a little skeptical that this sale would be that good. I really thought it was all hype and too good to be true, but I was proven wrong today as I scrolled and found so many amazing deals on items that I am so excited to add to my closet.
I'm back in Texas for the weekend and I can't believe that just yesterday it was cold enough to wear triple layers. I'm laying out by the pool, sincerely confused at what season it really is. Let's talk denim on denim today. I LOVE nineties trends. Can you tell? I decided to put my own preppy twist on an old trend by pairing this button-front denim skirt with a denim jacket that perfectly matched in color. I either love to go exact match or extremes (super light denim paired with super dark.)
Hallelujah fall has come, and not just in the suburbs of Chicago where these photos were taken! I'm back in Nashville, after what seemed like an endless summer of travel, and ready to gear down for the colder months ahead. It feels SO good to be home!