July Goal Check In & Currently Happening

Happy Independence Day!
Make sure you take the time to remember what we are celebrating today, why we are celebrating, and to celebrate responsibly. Here’s a little PSA: If you’re planning to party tonight please plan ahead and get a DD or order an Uber or Lyft, too many people get behind the wheel thinking they are ok and end up taking a life.

Eddie is currently smoking a HUGE Pork Shoulder for some homemade BBQ and he has been making some delicious Carolina BBQ Sauce that is literally like eating liquid heaven. We plan to go for a bike ride today and then enjoy some time together and with friends. Nothing too fancy this year which is so nice to actually not deal with crowds and deal with people but just soak in our time together.


+ Hit up at least 7 OTF classes (I’ll be traveling a good chunk of the month).
Y’all, I DID THIS! I think I ended up doing 9 classes in June!

+ Continue to eat at least 90% KETO.
EEK. Yeah, no I failed on this. I would say I did about 70% KETO and then with traveling and what not I just kind of fell off the bandwagon.

+ Love on Eddie hard when I can; be mindful of our time together, put the phone down and just soak it all in.
This definitely happened. We haven’t had much time together in the last year so I’m learning to just soak in the time we do have and not mellow in the sadness of all the time we don’t spend together. That being said, we’re still finding our balance and I definitely need to put my phone/computer/tv down more often.


+ Make my “See On The West Coast” list of everything I would like to hit before leaving the West Coast.

+ Clean up my Photography Website & Blog Design.

+ Read 2 books.


+ Get some Photography Blog posts done.

+ Work on the Bible Study I’m currently doing with my friend Maria.

+ Hit up OTF at least 2-3x a week.


+ Be productive with my time.

+ Keep that stretch game strong.

+ Work on my skin care routine.


Celebrating | Time with Eddie!!! We get to spend so much time together this month (than what we’ve had in the last few months) so I’m excited to get that time together! 

Visiting | Explore more of San Diego and possibly finally go to Harry Potter World!

Baking | All the  Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (seriously, SO GOOD!)

Wearing | Lots of athletic wear, it’s basically what I live in now and I’m not even mad about it! This is one of the MANY reasons I love my Ellie Activewear Subscription Box – You get an amazing box delivered to you monthly full of an entire workout outfit and/or clothes + workout gear.

Loving | The nice weather, good time with friends, and getting back into my workout and work routine. Just appreciating where I am in life right now and not focussing on what struggles could be around the corner.

Linking up today’s post with Anne & Shelly

Charleston Bound

Pardon the quiet friends!
I’m currently in Charleston (my home town!) hanging out with family and friends, getting some much needed projects done, and crossing at least 50 things off of my to-do list! I can’t wait to get back into this space and share some new content and love with y’all! <3
If you miss me THAT much make sure you’re following my instagram since I’m a bit of a spazz and posting stories often!
PS – Did I mention Eddie & I bought a house? YUP, last year 😉 it’s our favorite and I love being home in it!

My Weekend | June Beginnings

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a “My Weekend’s Post” in fact, the last one was June of 2016!!!! I wanted to start adding them back into the rotation to help keep a collection of memories and bench marks throughout this season of my life. So much has been changing so quickly that the days start to bleed together and I often find myself trying to remember what all I have been up to when people ask, and boy do they ask! So here is a little snippet of my past weekend!


I’m including Thursday because I had an amazing session out here in San Diego that allowed me to crank out my creativity and have lots of fun and wanted to share some of the images!


Oh y’all, Friday was “the big chop!” I chopped off all my hair (if you saw my instastories you’ve already seen this!) and I’m still getting used to it! It hasn’t been this short in at least 8 years, so that’s saying something. Eddie has actually never seen my hair short so I’m interested to see what he thinks about it when he sees it! That evening I ended up heading over to one of the smaller local beaches for a couple’s session and while walking on the rocks totally fell and scrapped up my foot decently as well as jarred my shoulder from breaking my fall with my hand. It was not my most graceful moment and my body has been sore yesterday and today. I’m also super frustrated that I fell because it’s going to limit my workouts until my foot fully heals and my shoulder. GRRRR.


My friend Nicole and I completed the Coast To Crest Challenge with Volcan Mountain and let me tell you, we haven’t done any “hard hikes” recently so that one kicked our butt. When I got back to the house after running some errands I ran next store and chatted with my friend, and neighbor Sam about some stuff, and ended the night in a much-needed bath.


I woke up at the butt crack of dawn, (seriously 3AM) and got on the road to drive an hour to a sunrise outdoor boudoir session! We had so much fun watching the sunrise over the mountains but man I was so tired when I got home! I attempted to take a nap, but my body just doesn’t allow that to happen 🙁 – So I got up instead to clean. I even took 30 minutes to go go layout in the backyard. I’m trying to get my base tan up before family beach time! I finished the night with a devotional since I missed church that morning and quickly passed out.

All in all, the weekend was glorious!

Memorial Day Sale Wish List & Discount Codes!

I wanted to share with y’all some of the sales happening this weekend online! 🙂
I’ll list off some stores and codes as well as some of the products I’m eyeing!
Make sure you scroll all the way down for a list of some of the best deals for this weekend!


Discount: 15% off everything, including sale
Items I’m Loving:
mesh crop top / floral sports bra / sleek black leggings


Discount: 10% off
Code: “ALOVE10”
Items I’m Loving:
The prana pillow & eco mat! I already own the mat and I legit LOVE using it! It melts away all of my stress, muscle soreness, and has even gotten rid of some headaches. YAY for acupuncture therapy!


Discount: up to 30% off
Code: “HERO”
Items I’m Loving:
Blue Rug / Framed Cactus Wall Prints (so cute!) / Wall Tapestry /


Discount: 20% off
Code: use this link**
Items I’m Loving:
Sex Dust / Lucuma / Moon Dust


Net-A-Porter — Take 50% off select designers. Valid 5/22.

Nordstrom — The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is almost here! Valid 5/23-6/3.

Macy’s  Take 20% off during the Memorial Day Sale with code MEMDAY. Valid 5/23-5/28.

ShopBop  Sale’s in bloom! Save up to 40% on thousands of new warm-weather styles. Plus, free shipping & returns!

BooHoo  Take 50% off full-price items. Valid 5/25.

Yoox  Up to 40% off. Valid 5/22.

Ssense  Shop up to 50% off. Valid 5/22-6/3.

Barneys — Receive up to 40% off. Valid 5/22.

PacSun— Enjoy $20 off orders over $100. Valid 5/15-6/17.

Kenneth Cole— Take $30 off $100 and $50 off $150 with code SAVEMORE (excludes select sale items).

South Moon Under—Take 15% off your purchase using code NEWDAY. Valid 5/17-5/31.

Wayfair—Save up to 70% sitewide. Valid 5/21-5/29.

Madewell— Take 20% off select dresses using code PRETTYPLEASE. Valid 5/22.

Asos – 20% off full price and mark down with code EVERY20.

Serena and Lily—Take 20% off everything using code SUNNYDAYS20. Valid 5/23-5/29

Lulu and Georgia—15% OFF ANY purchase of $300+ with code: LONGWKND15, 20% OFF ANY purchase of $600+ with code: LONGWKND20, 25% OFF ANY purchase of $900+ with code: LONGWKND25. Valid 5/22-5/29.

What are some of your favorite sales happening this weekend?

Spring Buys!

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner!
I wanted to share with y’all some of my recent buys as well as those items I’m currently keeping an eye on. I always get a kick out of the products people use in their day to day life and wy they love them and figured today was the day I would share with y’all!
What have been some of your favorite purchases this spring season?

Brainiac by Good Chemistry Perfume – $12.99 
This smells heavenly. I happened to be trolling through Target (let’s be honest don’t we always do that) and I saw the new scents out and immediately started smelling. This one grabbed a hold of my heart, shook it, and I kind of fell in love. *It’s also Paraben-free, Vegan, Dye-free, Phthalate-free, Aluminum-free and made with essential oils.

Large Rattan Basket – $34.99
This would make a perfect blanket / toy / wrapping paper / pillow / etc holder. I could also see it as a super cute laundry basket and would compliment any room!

Flamingo Sleep Shorts $12.99
I have a thing for flamingos; they are just such a graceful and hilarious creature that I needed to have on my shorts!
They are beyond comfortable and the matching top makes me so happy!

Fair Trade Rare Gray Himalayan Salt Lamp $44-64 (depending on size)
I love having salt lamps in my house; I have 2 with me here in San Diego and I think 1 or 2 more left in Charleston.
They add such a nice ambiance to the room and have tons of healing properties; plus they make amazing nightlights.

Mattress Pad – ON SALE $29.69
How exciting right? It was such an adult “we need a new one” purchase and I’m so happy that I got it. It’s just the right amount of fluffy

Carved Dot Natural Wood Floor Mirror $84.99
The detail in this – YES PLEASE! This is the perfect floor mirror to add a little boho to any room.

Bach Rescue Pastilles Orange/Elderflower  $6.92
These are perfection.
I struggle with falling asleep if Eddie is out of town and these are amazing to help me unwind for my day and fall asleep easily. I love that they aren’t full of chemicals and are more of a natural approach to relieving stress.

American Flag Thread Wallet $14.95
This is THE BEST for those days out and about

Roolen Humidifier $69.95
This is legit the best purchase I’ve made over the last few weeks.
I’ve been having super dry skin, chapped lips and my eczema is flaring up.

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