Monday, July 21, 2014


via pinterest

the year is more than half way over and i joke often that i'm fairly confident that i will make it out alive. 2014 and my 30th year here on earth have been a little bit of a struggle. to those near and dear to me i like to describe the last few months as a "shit show." as of late, i find myself writing and writing and writing lots of feelings here on the blog and always hitting delete instead of publish - the internet is a place where it is easy to pretend that life is a-ok. i can post pretty pictures and write about the mundane happenings of our everyday lives. for the most part i try to keep our personal lives just that - personal and off the world wide web.

this is not where i open up and dump my feel bad for me sob story right into your lap. this is where i share 2 quotes that have been sitting heavy on my mind lately:

"the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

"patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind."

now here's the thing, i'm not one to dive into an inspirational quote search on pinterest or elsewhere (if i see this quote one more time i might punch myself in the face) but, i'm glad i crossed paths with these - they got my brain moving in a positive direction. my life is changing and always will be. i need to be patient and come to terms with the fact that i have had a rough few months and keep it moving. the second half of this year can be all mine for the taking.

this week i will reset my brain, take a turn in a different direction and think good thoughts. here's to a happy, healthy, productive week!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


cauliflower chickpea thai curry tacos via iggy and pop

this dress // this secret

i'm going to attempt to cut my current coffee consumption in half. i drink about 3 or 4 cups a day. yesterday aurora woke up at 5am. any time before 6 physically hurts and requires immediate caffeine. today i'm totally hopping on the matcha tea train.

summer songs 1 // 2 // 3 on repeat, all the time.

at the end of this week we'll be traveling north for a much needed beach trip. i'm seriously thinking about throwing my phone directly into the ocean upon arrival.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014