My family finally found a day that we could all be together! Not just my mom, my dad, and myself, but with my sister as well. Throughout the whole Summer, my sister has been counseling at a Summer camp and hasn't had the chance to make it home for a whole week. Well, a week and a half ago, we were all able to take a day trip to the coast as a complete family unit. It was a lot of fun, and I am so glad that we made this happen. Here are some photos from our trip.
Monday, August 22, 2016
We are all partial to fragrances, in whatever form it may be in. There are perfumes, there are essential oils, colognes, reed diffusers, room sprays, potpourri, and even fresh flowers. There are also candles! I used to buy candles all the time and light them in the evening when I was the only one up. I would watch whatever show I was into, and relax with the scent of the candle. It was a lovely routine I created for myself, but then I stopped buying candles for a while. It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I was approached by Northern Lights Candles that I got into candles again. Northern Lights Candles have beautifully scented candles in exquisite collections. I am very partial to the nautical look, so I went with the Tide Pool collection.
This post is sponsored by Northern Lights candles
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Every woman should own a pair of black heels that you can wear with anything. Throw on the heels for dinner, throw on the heels for work, and heck, why not throw on the heels for grocery shopping. If you can rock heels while pushing a cart or carrying a basket, girl, wear those heels. A good pair of heels can make you look amazing and really dress up a pair of simple blue jeans, or keep a little black dress sweet and classy. With whatever you are wearing with those heels, you are sure to make a lasting impression. So, I want to share with you five different ways you can wear a pair of black heels.
This post is sponsored by Octer Shopping.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
WOW! It was actually warm today in Portland! One of the few Summer days this season that has me in shorts. I have noticed that in the warm weather, I feel slightly sluggish. Feeling sluggish, and lacking energy is no good during the Summer months. Those are the months that I like to work hard, and get stuff done. As much as I love coffee, I do notice that I feel way tired at the end of the day. Some coffees and caffeinated drinks are full of synthetic and artificial caffeine. I get so jittery from those drinks, so I try to avoid them. I like to find natural energy sources such as tea, specifically Runa teas. Runa teas are the perfect way to energize for a long day, and to refresh yourself during the Summer.
This post is sponsored by Runa*
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
We all strive for beautiful skin, and we adopt so many methods to achieve that beautiful skin. As a young woman who is very particular about skin care, but still gets blemishes (thank you, hormones), I need something to help them heal. There is obviously an imbalance with my hormones, and ultimately with my skin, so to help bring about balance, I use Dr. GÖTZ Bad Ischl balancing tonic. This Austrian made tonic is formulated with pretty botanicals to balance oily and irritated skin, calm blemishes, and tone after cleansing. This toner has aided in clearing up my skin, and it has done wonders in healing my scars. I am so glad that I was approached by the GÖTZ company to try their tonic, they saved my skin!
This post is sponsored by GÖTZ Bad Ischl*
Monday, July 25, 2016
It is getting closer and closer to my move, which means saying good-bye to Oregon and all it's beauty, and hello to Florida and all of it's sparkling character. I knew this last beach trip would come soon, but I never thought it would pass by so fast. Last Friday, my folks and I traveled to Lincoln City, Oregon for the day. It was my last time there for a while, and I made this one count. I made sure to grab and savor a Mojo Coffee; I made sure to just sit in the beach chair and watch the sunshine, the waves, and the people on the beach. I made sure to squish my toes in the sand a little extra this trip, and I made sure to just enjoy my family. It was a glorious day, filled with sunshine and now I have it forever in my memory.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
It is so much fun to travel, and to take a break from reality. It feels wonderful to get away from it all, and just feel the freedom that you may not be able to feel at home. Well, along with traveling comes packing, and depending on the type of trip you are taking, it could be difficult to figure out what to pack. Luckily, my blogging gal pal, Rachel from One Pot Slop, and I have compiled some must-have travel essentials that will work for any type of trip. We each picked out a few items that are perfect for travel, and we had a lot of fun creating this post together.