Pinspiration:Home Office

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I have been "pinteresting" like crazy lately getting inspiration for how to decorate my home office! I recently got a new job where I am able to work from home full time, so that has given me a push to get my office together at home. It is definitely an area of my home that I have not yet touched, so I am looking forward to creating an inspiring, creative, organized space, with a boho flare of course! Above are some of my favorite boho office spaces that I thought I would share with you all! 
Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram to see the progress of my home office! 


Feelin' It

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hat:Free People  Cardigan:TJMaxx  Tee:H&M  Jeans:TJMaxx  Shoes:Indigo Rd.

This past weekend my family went up to Oregon for my great grandpa's funeral. My great grandpa was the most Christ-like person I have ever met in my life, yet he only came to know Jesus in the last few years of his life. He lived his life with a natural sense of kindness and generosity towards everyone. It is never too late to understand God's love for us, and for that I am so thankful! It gives me so much joy to know that both of my great grandparents are together in Heaven with the Lord, and that I will see them again one day.

This outfit pattern has definitely been a uniform for me lately. It's such a cute and easy combination to throw on for pretty much any casual occasion! I got this cool graphic tee at H&M that says "Feeling It," and I seriously wear it at least once a week now. A good graphic tee is definitely a closet staple, in my opinion! I paired the tee with my favorite pair of DIY uneven hem denim and studded boots, of course.

(photos by Tiana Marie Photography)

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Shades of Beige

Monday, February 6, 2017

 sweater:H&M   jeans:STS Blue   shoes:Vince Camuto

God really does have perfect timing you guys.
On Friday I was out running errands, getting ready for my friend to come visit me for the weekend when my mom called me and told me that my great-grandpa had passed away. I broke down in tears in the checkout line at Home Depot and looked up to see several people staring at me with curious eyes. My great-grandpa was so special to me and one of the most amazing people I have ever known, but I know he is with Jesus and my great-grandma now, so I can find comfort in that. I feel so blessed even to have had my great-grandparents in my life for so long.
When something sad happens I am one to isolate myself, which is not usually the best option, so luckily my friend Kristine was coming to visit this weekend. I told her to still plan on coming over, and I am so happy she did. It was so comforting to have my dear friend here with me during a not-so-easy time. I'm so thankful for God's timing this weekend, and that I got to see my lovely friend!

About the outfit...
I decided to try something new with this look! These jeans are definitely a new style for me. I had seen the denim culotte/cropped flare look going around for a while and thought I would give it a go! I think they are a fun alternative to skinnies, which I wear all the time. My sweater is a sale find from H&M, and I immediately fell in love with it! It's super different from anything that I have because of the bell-sleeves! This is definitely a great piece to transition into spring, and can even be paired with denim cut-offs here at the beach!

(photos by Tiana Marie Photography)

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Janaury Beauty Favorites

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy February! I usually try to get my monthly beauty favorites up before the end of the month, but we are only two days deep into February, so I figured I might as well still post! This months faves are a good mix of some "oldie but goodies" and some new additions to my collection. After being super sick at the beginning of the month after traveling, I really tried to focus on getting my skin and hair back to their normal routine, and these products definitely helped with that! I am always interested in trying new skincare and beauty products, so leave your product recommendations in the comments! 

1. Wood Bristle Brush
If you have been following me for a while, then you know that I am a huge fan of wood brushes! The wooden bristles help to evenly absorb and distribute the oils in your hair, to keep your hair nice and healthy! 
2. Rimmel Lipstick by Kate Moss (Shade 14)
This has been my go-to lipstick lately! It's the perfect, everyday, natural shade.
3. Peppermint Essential Oil
I have been using peppermint oil on my temples and back of my neck to relax my muscles when I get headaches and migraines, and while it doesn't make them disappear, it offers relief and gives off a cooling sensation. If you suffer from chronic migraines, like me, which can be such a frustrating thing, I definitely recommend giving this a try!
4. The Seaweed Bath Co. Daily Protecting Lotion 
I've been loving this product because it has SPF15, which is so important in your daily moisturizer, and it doesn't leave your skin with a white cast. It melts into your skin really nicely and doesn't have a strong sunscreen scent. 
5. Yogi Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin Tea
This tea has been a long-time favorite of mine! You don't need to add any sweetener to it because its natural flavor is so yummy.  
6. OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray
I've been using this spray for years! It's one of the only sea salt sprays I have found that doesn't give my hair that crunchy texture! I usually just spray a bit on my hair after I curl it!


Embroidery Obsessed

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

tunic:Zara  shoes:Indigo Rd.

How is it the last day of January already?! It's going to be summer time before we know it, people! I hope you all had a happy, productive start to your new year. My year has started off a bit stressful, to be honest. When you are a kid, you always think "When I'm in my 20s, I'm going to have it all figured out." Well, I had moments this month where I definitely didn't feel like I had my life together-haha! Then again-what 20-something year old really has it all together? All I can do is pray about it and keep on going!  

Has anybody else been totally obsessed with the embroidery trend thats been going on the past few seasons? I am always a fan of anything that has an extra texture or detail, so this style is right up my alley! I found this amazing tunic/dress at the Zara sale a few weeks ago and I could not pass it up! It is totally Gucci inspired (which I have been obsessed with!), and unlike anything I have in my closet! I definitely could have worn this as a dress, but I decided to wear it as a tunic, and dress it down with my favorite pair of DIY, uneven hem jeans and studded boots. I love finding pieces like this embroidered dress that are unique, yet you can still wear them multiple ways! 


My Boho Home:Gallery Wall

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I wanted to share a project I have been working on in my living room for a few months-my gallery wall! My living room is huge for an apartment and the space over my couch is about twelve feet long, so I was struggling with what to do with the space for quite some time! I finally started collecting little pieces of art and personal touches that I loved to create an awesome gallery wall. Most of my pieces were found from Etsy, Hobby Lobby, or I made them myself! Nothing was very expensive and I am so happy with the way it turned out! I think it totally pulled the room together and made it look so much more "done"!
Home decor has become a huge passion of mine, and having my very own apartment to decorate has been a total dream! I love having the freedom to do whatever I want! Decorating a home is such an amazing field of creativity that gives me so much joy! I can't wait to share more of my boho home with you all as I decorate it one section at a time!

My tips for creating an awesome gallery wall:
1. Be patient when collecting your items.
It took me almost six months to collect enough things to fill my space! Take your time and make it special!
2. Don't be afraid to add texture.
If you are going for a boho vibe, definitely add some plants and fabric elements! Those textures are what give it that boho feel! 
3. Keep a color palette.
The wall can really anchor the color palette of your room, so going with mostly neutrals with small pops of color is always a good option!
4. Vary your sizes and shapes.
Keep it interesting! You can literally put any shape or size on the wall, so go for it! 
5. Make it personal! 
Adding your monogram letter or a special gift from a friend makes the wall so personal! I added those personal touches to my wall and I'm so glad I did!


New Years in Mexico

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy New Year! It's been a while since I have posted on here. The end of 2016 got a bit crazy for me, as I am sure it did for everybody! I was dealing with some personal struggles and some health problems that made it a bit difficult to focus on shooting outfits and sitting down to write, so I decided to take the end of the year off and start fresh in 2017. Now, I am feeling a bit better and am excited to get back to posting as regular as I can!
As you can see from these photos, my family and I spent New Years in Mexico! It was an interesting trip, to say the least. We began the week in Sayulita, which ended up not being what we expected or what we were told it would be, and let's just say we won't be returning. Despite our entire group getting sick, we all kept a pretty good attitude and had a good time! After four days, to end our trip on a positive, relaxing note, we decided to head to Nuevo Vallarta, to an all-inclusive resort we had stayed at years ago. It was super relaxing to end our trip here and I am super thankful for my family and the fact that we were all able to still enjoy ourselves and each other despite being sick and dealing with the very unexpected conditions of our first location! We definitely started off the year with a bang! 

I hope your 2017 is off to a happy, productive start!


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