Summer Inspiration: Beach Party

Hello! Today, I am sharing with you some cute beach themed items! I grew up about thirty minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour and a half from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Of course, I spent my summers at VA Beach but my dad’s old roommates lived in the OBX so we spent plenty of weekends there too! I love the beach! It’s so much fun just to relax in the sun and jump in the waves. Do you like going to the beach? Have you ever been to VA Beach?
Summer Inspiration: Beach Party

 


Swing dress
amazon.com

Miss Selfridge pink t shirt
missselfridge.com

Melissa Odabash swim suit
$100 – brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Beach shorts
$14 – newlook.com

Giuseppe Zanotti beach sandals
$305 – farfetch.com

Chain necklace
etsy.com

Pom pom hat
gojane.com

LeSportsac bags case
nordstromrack.com

Beach wall art
mybarnwoodframes.com

Summer Goals Using If…Then Statements

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Hello to my lovely readers! I have been on a self-improvement kick lately. I recently realized that I’ve been pretty negative and I’ve been letting myself go. I gained forty pounds in the last two years, my panic attacks returned, and I’ve been very down on myself. I decided that it’s time for a change. Nothing is going to get better unless I do something about it. I decided to share with y’all what I am doing about it.

I stumbled across this article by The Cusp about using If…Then statements to set your goals. The basic concept is, if you actually make a plan of what you are going to do, it is easier to follow those goals. Just saying you have a goal isn’t really going to help. You need a plan of action, not just a wish to do something. I thought it was a great idea so I wrote down some if..then statement goals in my notebook to work on this summer.

  1. If I make a shopping list, then I will purchase healthier items at the grocery store.
  2. If I cook healthy meals at home, then I will lose weight and save money.
  3. If I carry my water bottle with me at all times, then I will not be tempted to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
  4. If I take pictures of my food and share them with my new nutrition coach on the Rise App*, then I will be more aware of my food choices.

These are my main goals for the summer! Do you have any goals? What do you think about using if…then statements to set goals? Feel free to share with me below. I would love to hear from y’all!

I will revisit this post in September to update y’all on what has happened.

*This is not a sponsored post!*

Summer Inspiration: Cactus

Summer Inspiration: Cactus

Soludos espadrille flat
$75 – revolve.com

Cactus candle
$25 – dotcomgiftshop.com

M Co rectangular throw pillow
$24 – mandco.com

Sunnylife drinkware
bloomingdales.com

Bloomingville round plate
bloomingdales.com

Jewellery box
kirklands.com

Life Update

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Hello! I just wanted to update y’all on what is going on in my life and my plans for the summer. A lot of exciting things are ahead!

  • House Hunting- S and I have been house hunting for the last four months and we finally found a house! It’s right in the location we wanted the house and it’s in a nice neighborhood off of a back road. It’s about a five-minute drive from town so everything is convenient but it’s set back enough that things are quiet and private. S’s lease is up the first week of August so hopefully, we can have everything settled pretty quickly.
  • Ducklings– My mom’s ducks are booming this year! Right now she is up to 28 ducklings. That does not include the 18 adult ducks she already has. It’s been a lot of fun helping her care for the ducks even if they are a bit messy.
  • Packing- S and I’ve started packing up and cleaning the apartment so it won’t be so much to do at once when moving days comes around. Luckily, it’s just a year’s worth of stuff in this apartment. He had gotten rid of and organized a lot of stuff before he moved in last year.

Summer Inspiration: Pineapple Party!

Today, I am kicking off my summer inspiration series with pineapples! There is nothing more summery than pineapples. What summer delight would you like to see featured in my summer inspiration series?
Summer Inspiration: Pineapple Party!

 


Summer top
$36 – oasis-stores.com

Big Mouth yellow top
nordstrom.com

White tank top
etsy.com

Dolce Gabbana swim suit
$850 – mytheresa.com

Alice Olivia short skirt
$360 – harveynichols.com

Tote purse
kirklands.com

Hawaiian jewelry
amazon.com

Topshop tech accessory
$18 – topshop.com

Dolce Gabbana travel kit
$215 – luisaviaroma.com

Goodnight Light pineapple lamp
$110 – amara.com

Yellow throw pillow
kirklands.com

Glass drinkware
belk.com

Ceramic coffee mug
amazon.com

Ice mold
domino.com

Damascus Trail Days 2017

I’m back! I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. This spring was very busy! Today I wanted to share with you some pictures from a mission trip I went on. Every May, I travel with my church to Damascus, Virginia to help run the ministry activities at Damascus Trail Days. Damascus Trail Days is a huge event where the thru hikers on the Appalachian Trail come into the town and celebrate hiking. The ministry I’m a part of provides free food, haircuts, medical attention, vet visits (for trail dogs, and a lot of other stuff. It’s a lot of fun! If you are a hiking fan or just enjoy a good mountain festival, I encourage you to check it out. Damascus Trail Days is always the weekend after Mother’s Day. It usually runs Friday and Saturday but there are some events Thursday and Sunday.

Sunny Inspiration

Hey y’all! I love rain. I am what they call a pluviophile. That being said, I love sunshine too! Sometimes you have to have a bit sunshine. Even on rainy days, I’ll add a bright color so things don’t seem so dreary. Yellow has been one of my favorite colors since I was a little girl. What is your favorite color?
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Christophe Sauvat cotton dress
$160 – stylebop.com

Max Co circle skirt
$145 – maxandco.com

Max&Co. pleated pants
$145 – maxandco.com

Tuktuk bucket hat
$12 – trouva.com

AMOUAGE fragrance
$340 – harrods.com

Conran textured bath towel
$23 – davidjones.com.au

Drum lamp shade
$56 – notonthehighstreet.com

Home wall decor
etsy.com

Fringe drinkware
$9.08 – bloomingdales.com