Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Must Haves


With the kickoff of summer this week, there's no better time than to share some summer must haves. These could also be considered favorites, because I've had all these things for awhile and a couple I've purchased repeatedly.

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC - This bag is my most-used, perfect-sized, goes-with-everything summer bag. It's just large enough to fit the necessities but condensed and lightweight. The blue and white print is from two (?) summers ago, but I still feel like it's the perfect summer print. The cognac leather accents and the silver chain keeps it casual, but I always feel put together when I wear it. (shop here)

NYX Mega Shine lipgloss in Beige - I carry this lipgloss with me 24/7 in the summer. It is natural, easy to wear, and not too sticky. The color is just the right amount of pink to pair with any nude, pink, or my lips but better colors. (shop here)

Versace Tortoise Shell sunglasses - My current favorite sunnies are literal perfection. These babies were gifted to me for Christmas and are no longer available, but seriously, the oversized shape, wearable tortoise shell frame, and tan-tinted lenses are the best everyday pair to protect your eyes. (similar here)

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer - This compact is last year's model, and that's because I bought two *monkey see no evil emoji*. I couldn't help it; this bronzer was made for my complexion and make me look like I've just been baking in the sun, even when I'm stuck in the office. I hope they never stop making this product because it is #bronzegoals. (shop here)

FLO Refillable Perfume Atomizer - Where has this thing been all my life?! I love being able to bring my favorite scents with me to reapply in the afternoon, without lugging a huge bottle or buying a separate rollerball. She's currently filled with Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (here) which I'm as obsessed with as the bronzer. I'll never go without this little gem now. (shop here)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Salad




This one time in college I started eating salad and I pretty much never stopped. It's funny to think now that I went so many years hating vegetables and salad, but until I was about 18, salad was the last thing I would consider as a meal option. Now, as an adult, I love creating salads with different veggies, fruits, and nuts. Summer always inspires me to play with produce. This one is a repeat offender.

For the dressing, mix a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with a pinch of chia seeds, a pinch of hemp seeds and three shakes of lemon pepper. (don't you love the exactness of my measurements?) I am currently loving the citrus flavor of this EVOO.

A handful of arugula and a handful of spinach for the perfect combination of leaves. A palmful of almonds, but you could swap out for your favorite nut, and a palmful of sunflower seeds. Then I quarter four or five strawberries and add crumbled feta. Once the dressing is drizzled over, I toss the entire salad. Sometimes I'll eat this on it's own for lunch and sometimes I'll put it on a bed of quinoa. Super yummy and super easy.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Favorites




Beauty products
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in the color 3.0 because I have a bit of sun now.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer applied as blush because SUMMER! And speaking of Bronze Goddess, I finally jumped on the perfume train. It is hands down my favorite fragrance of all time. It doesn't have a long lasting scent though, so I did pick up a refillable travel container from Ulta so I can carry it with me.
Lorac Pro has been my eye palette of choice, focusing on these three shades: Lt. Pink, Mauve, and Lt. Bronze.
Physicians Formula Eye Booster liquid liner has been my jam for quite awhile now.
Loreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara is now a staple in my routine because it doesn't smudge or flake. I'm on tube 3 of this guy!
Lip colors have been switching up quite a bit but my two favorites are Loreal Fairest Nude lipstick and NYX Beige gloss - worn together or independently.

Fashion
Now that summer is officially here, these shoes are my go-to. They are classic, go with everything, and I can where them all day without hurting my feet. Wedges will always be my shoe of choice.
Ponytails and chandeliers earrings are always a favorite for summer. The Stella and Dot Mirage Chandeliers have been dangling from my lobes several times this month.


Life
There have been so many stressful things going on, that I felt the desire to get back into fitness. It's hard to remember that before the wedding, I was working out four times a week and eating fairly healthy. So in an attempt to get back to it, I've been doing HIIT workouts. Lucy Wyndham Reed's YouTube channel is my favorite.
Recently I've been watching Friends from Season 1 on Netflix. Where has this show been all my life? Seriously, I can rarely make it through an episode without gasping for air while laughing.
If you follow my instagram, you know that the planning world has been life changing for me. I'm loving using it as an outlet for creativity, and more importantly keeping me organized.

Here's to hoping June is sunny and full of fun!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

under the stars

Another Memorial Day, another camping post. What can I say? I'm incredibly predictable (she said with a confused feeling of pride and disappointment).

When I created my Girls Gone Glamping sticker set (shameless plug: purchase here) I had no idea it would inspire so many other things. I decorated my planner with the stickers, then decided I needed a fun dashboard. Wanting to recreate the perfect camping evening, I decided on a simple vignette of a starry night. The final result is one of my absolute favorites.


Because I think it goes so well with the sticker kit, I thought everyone should have it. Download your own here!

Then, since I was so in love with it, I uploaded the design to my Society6 shop. Now you can get the design on a tote, a beach towel, a shirt and a ton of other things! At that point, I was obsessed with all things watercolor + whimsical + camping so I created my camping checklist with this gorgeous theme. When you find something good, just use it until you run it into the ground and you're sick of it. That's my theory anyway. So, I present to you, my updated camping checklist... TADA!



If you are going camping this weekend or anytime during the summer, I hope this list gets you started on the basics!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

summer projects




Summer is right around the corner, and it's time to make some goals! I've got three things on my list this year, and I'm determined to get them all finished. We will be taking a holiday at the end of July, so the plan is to have all of these accomplished by then so that we can thoroughly enjoy the time off.

Most importantly, our bathroom needs remodeled. That image is my inspiration. Textured tile and dark floors. It looks so clean and spa-like.

Next on the importance scale, a patio table. I managed to get my hands on some excess mosaic tile and I think it would make a great table for outside. We had to get rid of ours last year, so now we do not have anywhere to eat or sit our coffee while hanging out on the patio. I love the wood frame on this one.

 The least important, but probably the most fun, I've been wanting some hanging planters for a long time, so I think this summer is the perfect time to make a few. The macramé and wood combination on these gives off a really bohemian vibe that I love.

 Maybe I can get all of these done and have time to add to the list. ;)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Summer Planner Printables



Today I've released nine new kits in my printable shop! On top of those new kits, I also released a few new items in the multi-color series and a new travel sheet. These babies will help keep you organized all summer long.

Left to right, top to bottom:
Garden Afternoon - Floral and geometric marry in the prettiest shades of peach, coral, and pale green.
Casual in Cabo - Bold orange, deep teal, and dusty shades of yellow and seafoam will have you dreaming of the tropics with pineapple and butterfly prints.
Wood Washed, Floral & Lace - A new spin on last seasons super neutral wood washed kit, this time we get all summery with some bright blooms and lace accents.
Travel Plans - Document your road trips or vacations with these chic black and white icons and roads.
Flamingo Life - Embrace your inner shrimp-eating self with these palm leaf and flamingo prints.
Saltwater Summer - Super saturated, watercolor images that will have you ready for popsicles by the pool or sunnies on the sand.
Material Girl - For the beauty-loving girly-girl, deep purple watercolor with a few of your favorite things.
Girls Gone Glamping - Stunning watercolor graphics with bright greens and brilliant blues will make any #plannergirl ready for a week in mother nature. The bonus sheet comes with seven extra full boxes, pre-decorated with a picture-esque campsite, plus tons of other clip art.
Red, White, & Denim - Show off your patriotic side for Memorial Day or Independence Day with bright reds, crisp whites, a touch of kraft paper, and of course, denim.
Denim Days - A spin-off of Red, White, & Denim, but perfect for any summer week. Touches of frayed edges and crochet hints at cutoff shorts on a hot summer day.