June 20, 2018

My Heavy Heart & Summer Staples

Hey guys! I hope everyone is enjoying their week. This is our first official week of summer break and I have to say, my kids are loving not waking up at 6:10am everyday. That said, I have been finding it very difficult to post on IG or here for that matter lately. Not because I don't have the time, ideas for content, and certainly not because I don't need the money....sponsored blog posts and "swipe up" links on IG are how I make a living! That said, I have not posted there or here in over a week now. I just feel like, how can I continue to talk about fashion, gardening, recipes, etc while the world is such a crazy place? How can I promote products while children are being ripped away from their parents and put in literal cages? 

The news makes me cry daily and I feel very helpless. Sure, I can donate, but in the grand scheme of things what is being done to make our country a better place in the long run? It just seems to be getting worse and worse. My heart aches for what is going on in our country right now and I don't know how to make it better. From gun violence to racism, from the immigration crisis to our President's actions, from suicides to the opioid crisis, and global warming to all the dangerous weather this past year... I just feel so sad that my kids are growing up in this time. So I guess I just needed a mental health break from social media. Do I feel better now? Not even close! But maybe you feel the same, and maybe I'm not alone in my despair. And it's time for me to get back to work already. ;) I guess I just wanted you to know that I very aware of the state of the world and I'm not just in my little bubble thinking the world is great as I share my favorite fashion. I will continue on with both eyes wide open and I hope you do too! 


June 12, 2018

That's the Way, I Like it

Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing well! Life is busy lately, but it's all good things. On a personal note, I can't believe that my kids are officially on their last week of school. We see you summer break and we are so ready for you! Something else I am ready for? Easy breezy outfits with bright prints like this beautiful parrot print maxi skirt. 

June 8, 2018

The Do's & Don'ts For a Vow Renewal

I recently renewed my wedding vows, and I have to say it was the best thing ever! Honestly, I am a hopeless romantic, so for me, there's nothing more special then celebrating a marriage milestone with a ceremony like this. When I was getting ready and planning my vow renewal, I read many articles online about the "do's & don't's". Everything from The Knot to different lifestyle bloggers had tons of rules that were said to be the right way to do things when renewing your wedding vows. Truth be told, I didn't agree 100% with any of the articles out there! Why should someone else dictate how I celebrate my love and family bond? So I'm changing the rules or the "Do's & Don'ts". Below are my suggestions, but truly, do what makes you and your spouse happy, it's your day!

June 6, 2018

10 Year Vow Renewal in Maui

Good morning friends! Today, I am finally sharing my professional vow renewal photos with you and I am so excited to be doing so. Sorry it took me so long you guys! I was given 526 photos and it took me months to narrow it down to these eighteen. Please press play on the music above, it just goes so well with the photos, plus we listened to both these songs quite a bit while we were in Maui!  And don't forget to stop back on Friday, there will be another vow renewal post, but that one will be more about how to plan your very own ceremony. Scroll down to see my favorite pictures and hear a bit about our story. 

June 4, 2018

Boho Bridal Hair

I recently renewed my vows on a beach in Maui (official renewal photos coming later this week!), and I wanted to share my hair from that day with you. I decided to save money and do my own hair and makeup, and I think it turned out pretty darn good. I'm so glad I took step-by-step photos, now you can recreate it for your big day, or any day really! If you know how to use a curling iron and how to braid, this will be a super easy hair style for you. Here is what you will need:

- Curling Iron
- Brush
- Goody elastics (clear)
- Dry Shampoo
- Hair Spray
- Texture Spray
-Bobby Pins