planning a day trip in your city

happy thursday, everyone! summertime has seemingly proven to be a whirlwind of barbecues, outdoor brunches and happy hours, and weekend adventures. work and other responsibilities are sprinkled in there (#adulting), but let’s be honest—we live for day trips and fun in the sun! “i haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”–susan sontag a few weekends ago, the girls and…

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how to host an at-home spa day with your bestie

disclosure: thank you, masked beauty for providing me the face masks featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! cue relaxing nature sounds, luxurious towels, attentive staff, and delectable skincare—a spa day is the perfect way to pamper or “treat yo’ self.” unfortunately, the price tag on the aforementioned spa day is not always realistic. after…

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my favorite ways to style a graphic t-shirt

a good graphic t-shirt is a wardrobe staple! whether you prefer a catchy slogan, band paraphernalia, or a scenic image on your tee (a beach, cactus, etc.), the style possibilities are seemingly endless! over the last few years, i have enjoyed adding new (and gently-used) tees to my collection. i find them online, at local boutiques, and in thrift and…

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caring for a senior dog :: my top five tips

“blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.”–sydney jeanne seward owning and caring for a senior pet is far different from the early years! this stage of life requires health-conscious food and pet supplies, as well as a great deal of love, patience, and dedicated care. my family’s miniature dachshund, bailey, turns 16 in august….

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FAQs :: blogger edition

happy monday, everyone! last week and this past weekend seemingly flew by. i was on vacation most of the week prior, and returning to “real life” (aka work life) has kept me busy. but now, can i return to vacation mode? if you follow along on social media, you know several friends and i visited lake chelan for the fourth…

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little letters :: fourth of july edition

**little letters inspired by this post. june, where did you go? hello, july! a group of friends and i are heading to lake chelan this week, and i could not be more excited. when packing for our trip, i made sure to include festive fourth of july attire. and no, i don’t mean a flag t-shirt—though i may or may…

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my personal style edit from wantable

disclosure: a special thank you to wantable for providing me shop credit in exchange for a post on social media. (a blog post was not part of our collaboration, but i couldn’t help but share these fun photos!) as per usual, all opinions are my own. subscription box services—they’re seemingly everywhere. whether you prefer beauty products or food delivery, workout…

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my favorite neighborhood to take blog photos

it’s no secret that finding that **seemingly** perfect location for a blogger photo shoot can prove difficult. important considerations: a colorful background (or a neutral background, depending on your aesthetic) ; multiple spaces and/or locations (to provide varying backdrops) ; and of course, convenient food and drink options (i love incorporating a smoothie, cup of coffee, or ice cream cone…

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my morning beauty routine with dove

disclosure: a special thank you to kroger and dime media for sponsoring this post. they graciously provided me some of the hair and beauty products below. as per usual, all opinions are my own. my morning routine: 5:05 :: alarm goes off 5:10 :: shower 5:20 :: towel dry body and hair; apply body and face lotion, deodorant, and perfume…

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how to get out of a style rut

unless there’s something new hanging in your closet, how do you get excited about getting dressed? have you ever experienced a style rut? have you opened your closet and thought, ‘i have nothing to wear,’ or seemingly wanted to toss out everything? this girl can relate. symptoms of a style rut: standing in front of your closet for more than…

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