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.

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

Jeremiah 29:11

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Hello to my lovely readers! Today, I wanted to deviate from my regular posts and share with you a Bible verse that I have been contemplating all week. It has really spoken to me this week and I think it’s a great reminder for all twenty somethings. It’s a great reminder to me to wait for God’s timing. He has a will and a plan and I just need to wait for Him to show me. Sometimes my life might seem depressing or at a standstill but everything happens for a reason! My mom says that we need to let go and let God. Of course, that doesn’t mean we sit on our bottoms doing nothing. We can still live live to the fullest. We just need to come to God and ask Him if this is what He wants us to do. We can also ask God what we can learn from everything that happens to us. Even when we stray far away from God (like I did this past year), He is still there waiting for us. He will never abandon or turn His back on us.

What do you think of this Bible verse? Do you have a favorite or is there a Bible verse that has been weighing on your heart lately?

The Geeky Girl Tag

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Hello! I found this tag while browsing the tag category on Bloglovin’. I got the questions from Hello, Steph. I’d love to hear your answers to the tag!

1. What is your must-have tech gadget?
I love my iPod touch! It’s really old (a 4th generation) but I can go on Youtube, listen to music, and read ebooks on it.
 2. Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?
Slytherin!!!! I always was a Slytherin and always will be.

3. Who is your favorite Doctor?
David Tennant
4. If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?
Draco Malfoy
5. What is your gaming system of choice?
Xbox 360
6. If you had a super power, what would it be?
Teleportation
7. What is your favorite fantasy world?
Harry Potter
8. If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?
I would be a witch
9. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Trek
10. List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.
  1. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  2. Back to the Future
  3. Stargate
  4. Battle Royale
  5. Zombieland
 11. List your top 5 favorite video games.
  1. Mario Party
  2. Farming Simulator
  3. Mario Kart
  4. Kingdom Hearts
  5. Super Smash Bros