Star gazer

       This has to be one of my favorite looks so far. I love how fun this dress is! I think it would be perfect for a date night or an event that you can dress a bit funky at. I love to play with different patterns and styles and this dress is no exception. The thing I love about shopping on Nasty Gal is that they usually have 50% off sales so you are usually able to find really unique pieces for good prices. I wanted to share a life update with you all! I got a new job. I will be working as a social media strategist for an online magazine and I am STOKED. I have been ready for change for a while and this one came at the perfect time. I cannot wait to learn and grow through working with an extremely smart + talented team. I hope you all have a wonderful week! White Boots Star Dress
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Relationship to promise

Relationship to promise. What does that even mean? I was recently asked what my relationship to promise was and at first I wasn’t sure what that meant. Then, through the conversation it became more and more clear. What is your relationship to making promises, keeping promises and holding others accountable to their word? Mine? Kind of all over the place lately. In regard to posting regularly, doing book club, getting tedious check-lists complete, etc. things have felt off. I haven’t been keeping the promises to myself, really. That is where everything slides down from. The big ones? Relationship, marriage, family, work- those have been solid. It’s more the little things that I actually do for me and for others that I feel I haven’t been holding the correct space for. We can turn this around at any time. When we feel we haven’t been keeping our word, it’s time to be diligent about changing that. Readjust + realign. What needs to shift in order to feel like you can commit to fully to the things you are committing to? For me, it all starts with saying ‘no’ a bit more often. The things I tend not to follow through on…
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Seasons

I sit here on my new mattress, new bed frame and bedding with a fresh caramel latte candle burning along side of me and I realize how beautiful this life is lately. We had to replace our bed because we found some mold on the frame and secretly I am so happy we found it. I love the newness of fresh sheets, fresh blankets and a change in environment. But this post is not about me getting a new bed because frankly, who cares. It is about the transitioning of self + seasons. Seasons in the context of the weather changing is something that I never knew was something so important to me until we moved to warm climates that do not experience seasons the way the north does. Being a Wisconsin girl has apparently made it incredibly important to me now to have seasons be a part of our environment. There is something about the feeling of starting anew that takes place at the end of summer and beginning of fall, with the crisp air and changing leaves; it brings a sense of grounded coziness to life. This fall I am excited for fresh starts, a change in hair style,…
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Purpose + Practice

Earlier this week I travelled to Atlanta for a day-long intensive personal development event for Lululemon. One of the reasons I love working for Lulu is that they care so much about your personal development and have really awesome ways of helping you grow. This day was so meaningful and special. I went alone, did not know a single soul in the city of Atlanta, completely got out of my comfort zone and really took a large amount of clarity away from the day. This whole day was centered around Mindfulosophy which is the new way that Lululemon is approaching their development for employees. It is all about being in the practice of personal development and living a life you love through the power of mindful practices. Now, I really geek out on this stuff so I have been around a lot of different types of conferences, events, meetings, etc. but this one was different. In true Lululemon fashion, it blends ancient yoga philosophy with behavioral science. They “believe mindfulness is the ultimate multiplier for greatness in all aspects of life,” and I could not agree more. We were asked to bring our yoga mat, clothes to do yoga in…
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warm summer days

  Wishing this was my view for coffee today! Some random Monday morning thoughts: I cut my old Levi jeans into shorts for the summer and have been wearing them non-stop ever since! I am on a hunt for a few more pairs so if anyone has good suggestions on where to find some, let me know in the comments! Really wishing I had a lake/river/any body of water to go frolic around in on this beautiful day! My family used to go white water rafting each memorial day weekend and have the most amazing time. We are a bunch of adrenaline junkies so, it only makes sense that we get a good rush in when most people slow down, right? For now, we will sit next to the a pond in the park in the middle of the city and soak up all the sun we can get-fair compromise until we live in Colorado 😉 Tomorrow we are heading over to the Ozarks to go for a long hike! We cannot wait. More Colorado pictures coming this week! I am in love with this light button up top from SheIn.com. It is so easy to layer and light enough for…
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