The Hunt for a Last Minute Easter Outfit

If you’re anything like me, you’re a major procrastinator. Easter Sunday is now four days away. I’m right there with you screaming “AHHHH What am I going to wear???”

I got you girl. Get Easter weekend ready with me and these Nordstroms finds.

Spring is full of floral, pops of color, and espadrille sandals, and I’m in love with this mix of Vince Camuto & Dolce Vita. Shop my look below & let me know what you think!

Copy of 1..png

1 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Happy Anni To Us!

ONE WHOLE YEAR.

Wow. Probably the fastest year to date. I feel like it was just yesterday when I was walking down the aisle wearing this gorgeous white dress and standing at the alter prepared to say “I do”, while also nervous as all heck! Can I just be a bride again please?

Our first year of marriage has been an exploration of love, fulfilling dreams, and finding myself.

Today, on our 1 year anniversary as husband and wife we spent the day scrubbing down bathrooms, painting walls, and power washing the yard. Romantic, I know.

18615- You’ve been so good to us and our little family. These past 4 years you’ve been a place we’ve been overjoyed to call home. We hope we can find a new family that will be just as happy to come home to you as we were!

7fe5810c552fbc20dbe972dd8bfea5de.jpg

Cheers to 1 year of marriage with this stud, but also to new beginnings. I can’t wait to find our forever home, Kade.

Cake by Sue Jacobs

Valentine's Day Picks: For Her

1..png

1 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Monthly wish list? I think YES! I just barely finished putting away all of our Christmas decor, so to even think that another holiday is already approaching is WILD. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we all need a little inspiration when it comes to gift purchasing. This was the first wish list of many and I am loving the outcome of it!

No V-Day date? No worries. Grab a glass wine and sit down with “Girl Wash Your Face”. You’ll thank me later. These cute Ugg slippers will also keep your feet nice and cozy.

Nordstroms is my usual go-to for shopping and this FLORA NIKROOZ is surely a showstopper for sure with it’s sexy and elegant satin design. Red lipstick has become a major trend and I am loving this bold red color from Morphe for under $10.

Indy Blue bought her first Gucci bag this last year, so if she can afford one, so can I, right? A girl can dream. And of course red is suiting considering the holiday. Women also have many different staples in the skincare department and this rose quartz roller is a must have. #Amen to crystal healing!

I also have a collection of dainty jewelry, and I’ve had my eye on this classic Tiffany for some time now. Valentine’s Day and hearts just seem to go together oh so perfectly. Loving this body lotion smell but also we all know my favorite smell of all is Flowerbomb.

And if you’re really wanting to splurge, top the night off with these cute & yummy chocolates.

How will you be spending your Valentine’s Day? For me- My hubby and I’s first date was actually on V-Day and we met in-between at yummy local breakfast joint in downtown Phoenix. It became a tradition to have breakfast here every year since, but it unfortunately was torn down last year. So I think this year we might start the morning off with breakfast in bed. Suggestions?



Yummy Paleo Pancakes

Alright guys, can we just give a big round of applause for the hubby and I! We recently made the decision to start living a full paleo lifestyle, and I’m not going to lie, the first few weeks were ROUGH. Nutritionists are right- sugar is an addition, and boyyy was I an addict. The first week I had constant headaches from being sugar deprived. I’m also not a big fan of coffee without the added sugar and milk, so I limited my caffeine consumption, which I’m sure added to the dreadful daily headaches.

There truly is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you started paleo and you’re beginning to question you why even started, DO NOT GIVE UP. You got this, and I am here for you. Drink some water and suck it up, because once you get past week three, you will feel like a million bucks!

Kaden and I have always been decently healthy when cooing at home, however with paleo you should not consume any dairy, bread, rice, pasta, or sugar. This means no milk, cheese, or my favorite Dryers Mint Chip ice cream. I may have eaten a whole carton of it before going paleo, but that’s beside the point.

We quickly realized that every meal we were already used to cooking could quickly be altered to fit our new lifestyle. Amen to coconuts!! Coconut milk, flour, and oil have become my new best friend and we use these babies in everything. Like these delicious paleo pancakes!

When we’re om the go and have limited time to whip up breakfast in the morning, these paleo pancakes have become our go to breakfast. We buy the Birch Benders paleo pancake mix from our local grocery store. They’re delicious and all you need is water and you’ll have a warm breakfast in a jiffy. These pancakes contain 0g of trans fat and a whole 7g of protein per serving. They’re also BPA free, dairy free, grain free, and you guessed it- there’s not a drop of added sugar. Mic drop.

The mix does include monk fruit, which is an added natural sweetener from a plant, much like stevia. So because of this, we try to limit ourselves to these, but you can also follow my recipe below and make them from scratch for an even better and healthier version.

zoomify-paleo-pkg-July-2018.jpg

Top these off with some fresh fruit, and maybe a little bit of organic agave and you’ll be ready to conquer the day! Let me know if you try out my recipe below, and if you have any paleo recommendations or other delicious recipes, you know where to DM me, or comment below. Thanks guys!! Xo

Whit’s Recipe From Scratch:

Serves 4 (or two pancakes each for 2 people, but look out because 1 is pretty filling)

1 cup of coconut milk (or unsweetened almond milk)

3 tablespoons of coconut oil

4 eggs

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup of coconut flour

1/2 cup of almond meal

1 pinch of sea salt

2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Directions: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and let sit for 1-2 minutes to thicken. Place the coconut oil on a hot pan before placing the mixture down so they won’t stick to the pan.

IKEA Gallery Wall

The absolute best lighting in the entire house can be found in my office where I can be found getting ready in front of my makeup vanity, or working on Poshmark/blog/editing photography. This room is my sanctuary and I’ll admit, many selfies have been taken right here in this very chair. Aren’t vanity lights just the best?

4905a2064f3574b020131e3272403aa2.jpg

Of course everyone on IG notices the little details, and I kept getting questions about the “famous wall” in the background of many of my posted photos. So here are the deets!

IKEA Photo Frames

Costco Prints

After our wedding came and gone, we had all these beautiful photos given to us on a flashdrive and a photo album, but these images deserved a true space where they could be admired, recognized, and cherished for years to come. My Posh office needed some sprucing up, and it had a rather large blank canvas to work with. I had Kaden measure the wall and figure out how many frames we could fit. For our wall, we decided to do 4 frames x 3 frames and this would leave us with enough room to have a 3 inch gap between each frame.

If it were up to me, I would have just ordered a stack of frames and just went with it, but thank goodness for Kade! He is a perfectionist when it comes to things hung up on the wall.

0be0ad8ba2ad363cdbad668020d339ac.jpg

I ordered the frames from IKEA which were $12 on sale at the time, and the prints were ordered from Costco. Yes- there are MANY other options out there for higher quality prints, but they will cost you an arm and a leg (We’re talking $50-$100+ per print!!!). With my budget, I was perfectly fine with a Costco quality print for under $15 each.

This simple interior design project added so much elegance to my office and am IN LOVE with how it turned out. For more decor inspiration, follow me on the Gram and be sure to say what’s up!

7aaca6807b298a48430bb497c3a85f30.jpg
dfe3691468200a1782ac1a3bd8f1124e.jpg
559177b8dc6912d946a9189f02b1f2e1.jpg
7085c74aca93ad9eb4e5ea1b71b9e368.jpg

Reflecting on 2018

As I sit here, attempting to write my first post of 2019, reflecting on 2018 my heart is already starting to stutter and my eyes begin to be filled with tears. #BLESSED. 2018- You have been so dang good to me over and over and over again.

2018 started off with much excitement. In March, I said “I do” to the man of my dreams, and it only got better from there. It consisted of lots of travel to nearby states like a weekend trip to Las Vegas, checkin out Red Rocks for the first time in Colorado, heading off to honeymoon #1 (yup, you heard that right) in Orlando, Florida, last minute spontaneous trips to visit family in Utah, a wedding in good ole Fredericksburg, TX, and finally we flew to Hawaii and stayed in Maui for our dream honeymoon. Southwest companion pass is where it’s at!

Knowing 2019 wont be as exciting and adventure-filled  is somewhat saddening, but I know we’re now at a different stage in our life where we’re ready to commit and invest our money elsewhere and take a break from all the travel. It has been a blast but my bank account disagrees. And also, our companion pass expired as of the new year so, there’s that.

2018 was filled with many commitments. Commitments I made to my husband at the alter. Commitments to my Poshmark business and buyers. Commitments to finishing my educational path. Commitments to my newly released website and blog. Commitments to my career. I was being pulled in each and every direction that it became a bit overwhelming at times. I learned a lot about myself from this and how it’s okay to seek guidance and help from others when something becomes too much. No one is Super Woman. Lesson learned: You can’t do it alone.

As for my blog, it became my baby; my early pride and joy this year. With all these commitments to others, I needed something for myself. Somewhere I could release all my thoughts and emotions into one place where they would be kept safely and shared with others who were curious and cared to read. I find passion in writing and I had a vision that someday it would take off. I started small this last year, and as I continue on into the new year, my only goal is to continually progress and seek guidance and understanding about the blogging world that I don’t already know.

With all that being said, I spent my last month of December closing one door and preparing to open a new one. Graduating from college was by far the cherry on top, and the best way to say goodbye to 2018. I feel like I can finally be a sain human being for once. I can breathe!! So much weight is off my shoulders and I can enter the new year healthy, happy, and ready for whatever lies ahead.

Let’s Talk Goals

  1. Get out there and make more friends (Not just on Insta).

  2. Continue to share the realness of my life. People dig the real truth.

  3. Say adios to processed, fatty foods. Paleo lifestyle in the works.

  4. Read at night and actually finish a book for once.

  5. Be more vocal. Communicate my wants and needs.

  6. Appreciate the act of saving and pursue needs > wants.

  7. Continually invest into our home. Our end goal is to have our home on the market by the end of the year.

  8. Spend less time on Netflix and more time having a conversation at night with my spouse.

  9. Practice patience.

  10. Invest more time and soul into my business with Poshmark, my blog, and photography.

Thank you all for following me along in this journey. 2018 has been real real, and I'm always hesitant to share everything going on in my life, but you all keep me motivated to pursue this dream. As we enter into the new year, I promise to keep it raw and continually honest with ya. Thank you for being a part of this with me.

** PEACE 2018! **

The Search is Off // BB20

Is anyone else a major Big Brother fan? Did you watch the latest BB20 season? Are you obsessing over Angela Rummans flashy silver necklace as much as I am?

big-brother.jpg

Well, look no further because your girl finally found a replica. Let the screaming begin!!

BB20 season ended exactly three months ago from today, and the hunt continued every day since. I was determined to find the famously worn silver necklace which she wore literally every single day on the show. I’m a lover of simplicity and dainty jewelry calls my name, so naturally of course I was head over heels for it.

Capture.JPG

On 12/4, BB star, Angela, left it to Instagram to post:

‘Tis the season for giving. 🎁 I’ve had soooo many questions (actually) about where I got this bar necklace that I wore on the show, it came from a little boutique in Beverly Hills and I don’t even think it’s open anymore... sooooo I found one almost identical online and bought one to give away just because! 💚❤️ If you’re interested... comment below and tag a friend! I encourage you all to give this holiday season, no matter how small. #itsthelittlethings #givingtuesday

UGH! Why Angela? Whyyyy? Why you gotta tease me like that? Of course it was a “little boutique in BH” that is no longer existent. I was heartbroken, but she insists she found a identical necklace that she would like to give away. Why not share where you found the identical match since everyone BB fan out there is on the hunt for this? But nope. Let the search continue…

Thanks to many sleepless nights and countless IG comments, the #TangelaFans and I found the perfect replica: Park Lane Jewelry

This gorgeous piece is a perfect match! Its under $100, keeping it relatively affordable, and I love the subtle dainty design which is also lead and nickel free.

Q & A: Your Questions Answered

Q & A: Your Questions Answered

Over on instagram you guys asked me A TON of questions about my blog & lifestyle: how I got the urge to start it, what camera I use for my photos, if I will host people.... I was overwhelmed with the amount of questions and interest everyone has! I can't thank you enough. Seriously though guys... I expected my mom to be my #1 fan like always, but I never knew I would have this many supporters. It's awesome. 

You asked, and I'll answer. Let's dive right in!

Read More