It’s officially feeling like summer time, and that means summer style is on my mind. I recently shared my summer state of mind and with that comes fun, easy, carefree clothing to set the mood. Scroll down to see what staples are in my summer wardrobe. If you are looking to add a few new things to your own summer wardrobe, my hope is that this summer shopping list inspires you! Wishing you a relaxed summer season in clothes that you feel comfortable, confident, and totally “you” in.
These are just a few things that come to mind when I think of welcoming summer this weekend with memorial day weekend. My summer state of mind is already in full gear and I am so expectant of this sweet season spent savoring moments of rest and new adventures with my guy, our friends, and our families. And side-note, how could this light & bright layer not make me dream of summer? The color seriously brings me so much joy and is the perfect light layer for summer athleisure.
S U M M E R
sun-filled days + cooled-down nights :: weekend escapes to the ocean :: late saturday nights and slow sunday mornings :: taking time to rest and dream :: & enjoying the season fully
If you are following along on Instagram, you may know that Jase and I moved out of our first house together a month ago! We didn’t post a lot about it as it has been a bit of a whirlwind, but the circumstantial events that led to this move brought so much clarity and peace that it was time to leave. We are moving to a new area that is in the middle of nature and 15 minutes from one of our favorite beaches, so our excitement level is through the roof.
A little update: we are living in a hotel for a few months because we are about to fully jump into renovating our new house. This is a story all in itself, so stay tuned for that + we are doing a completely nontoxic remodel from the stones, tiles, and paint we use to the glue, furniture, and lighting we buy. I have learned a lot and will have so much to share with you guys!
Now to the topic I have been dying to jump into: purging the home before a move! I think we can all agree that although moving can be stressful in some ways, but the best part about it is cleaning out every inch of the house, from the closets to the kitchen cabinets to the office shelves.
I tend to clean out our home every few months because if you do it often, the process becomes super easy and far from daunting. But there is something about moving that sparks an even greater purge. Jase and I donated or tossed out about ten to fifteen super large bags of stuff. Isn’t it crazy to think that we had that much in our already non-cluttered home being unused? We donated loads of clothing and shoes, work out attire that sat in the bottom of our dresser drawers, beauty products, handbags, candles, books, lamps that were lounging in the garage, and we tossed products that were recently expired!
It’s easier said than done, right? But from implementing this and purging extra recently, doesn’t it lift such a weight off your shoulders when you empty your house of things that are unnecessary? I also read this article recently that connects clutter to health; it’s so fascinating!! Not to mention, it brings more intention when purchasing things because it feels so refreshing to live with less.
I would love to hear your experiences with tidying up in the comments below! xoxo
Before getting ready for the day, there are a few things I always do that set the tone for my day. Having that special morning time is a gift, and I love to make the most of it. Below is a short list of what my mornings look like.
Do you have a morning routine? I would love to hear about it in the comments! xo
Having time with the Lord first thing in the morning is a must and non-negotiable for me. It is the sweetest time and starts my day in the best way. Whether it is a devotional or the Bible while listening to worship music, I love this time with Him when I wake up.
Every single day!! You know my love for celery juice from Instagram, this post, and this one. If you are signed up for the Clean Sweep Program, then you REALLY know that celery juice is a must for me (and my digestive system!) first thing in the morning.
Working out in the morning is a great way to get my day going. Not only is exercise a great way to get the body physically moving and blood flowing, but it clears my mind and relieves stress first thing in the morning. It also doesn’t give me the option to avoid working out because it happens first thing.
I love making my morning smoothie! I literally look forward to it each morning and I love how this recipe fills me up with so many nutrients.
Time with Jase
Spending time together in the morning before our days get busy is seriously the sweetest. I cherish this time together over celery juice and our smoothies so much!
Last but not least, going through that inbox in the morning is a great way to get into work mode and start checking things off the to-do list!
You know when you read a book that has SUCH an impact on you that you want to tell everyone you know all about it? I just love it when that happens! There are several books that have caused me to sing their praises for months and years after reading them. Books are such a gift and it brings me so much joy to share book recommendations with people in my life. Scroll down to get links to five books I always recommend. Enjoy and share any titles you love in the comments below. xo
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday spent relaxing and having fun with friends and family. It is such a special, cozy time of the year. When it comes to Thanksgiving family traditions, being home in Dallas, TX first comes to mind! The day before Thanksgiving (AKA, today) our whole family is cooking and baking all day – it may be my favorite day of the year! We always plan the Thanksgiving meal plan a few weeks before, and then we go for it in the kitchen on Wednesday.
Every Thanksgiving morning, we wake up in our PJs and watch the parade. You can guarantee that we will be drinking celery juice while watching! Since we are in Dallas, we go for a long walk almost every day, but specifically on Thanksgiving, we go for a walk to the park in the neighborhood and play football! It’s been a long standing tradition and it is so so fun. But on that Wednesday of cooking, we are in our PJs all day long and most of the day on Thanksgiving 🙂
We also have people over Thanksgiving eve for dinner that had no where to go for the holiday – usually it is close family friends that are not spending it with their kids that year because they are with the in laws or we have single friends over who couldn’t go home to see their family. It is extra special and always such a blast!
When it comes to the menu, we honestly always look up new recipes each year. They are all nutrition filled and extra healthy but so delicious! This year, these are a few things we are planning on:
This Thanksgiving Day I specifically want to say a prayer for California. It has been such a tough time recently for the State that Jason and I call home between the shooting and the wildfire, and we are thinking of the individuals and families who are walking through loss and pain right now. Praying that God’s comfort, love, and strength covers you every moment of each day.