“People grow where they’re loved.” -Bob Goff

Well, my current trend right now: knee-deep in life. If this sums you up too, I hope you love his quote like I do! Never underestimate the weathering you can take when you’re surrounded by amazing people with huge hearts. Always plant yourself near these people and you can’t lose. And if you’re currently in a good season, get out there and find people to share your big heart with. Did I just get deep on you?! 😉

Let’s talk fashion!

Welcome to the color that is currently everywhere. Drum roll please..

BLUSH!

This color is one of my favorites (when accompanied by a tan ;)), so soak up some vitamin D and continue wearing that Valentine’s Day outfit to your heart’s content. Free People cranks out some amazing pieces, and I grabbed this one in blush. Ideally, I would have worn it out to a fun dinner last night, but we are all still sluggishly fighting a cold, so we ate grilled cheese, exchanged gifts (including kid crafts and, cough, JACK JOHNSON tix for July), put the kids to bed and watched a little “This Is Us” before completely falling into sleep coma’s.

If you don’t have a closet full of pink tones, don’t worry, you can find blush just about anywhere. I picked up a few of my fave textured items in blush at Forever 21 + Target and I didn’t spend a lot! Here are just a few of my finds.

 

All Lips: MAC

All Jewelry: Stella & Dot

Jacket: Target

Skirt: Target

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Top: Forever 21

Pants: Nordstrom

Shoes: Target

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Shoes: Apricot Lane Peoria (similar)

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Jacket: Forever 21

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Jacket: Forever 21

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I hope you all had a fun Valentine’s Day and I hope that I’ve inspired your blush vibes just a little. Now go share lend your heart to someone! 😉

 

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“When you feel sad, put on a fur coat, your favorite heels and drink water from a big wine glass on the couch.” –Charina, my amazing friend

What do hardship and faux fur have in common? Well, there you go.

This is my bright, clean corner of the internet, but it’s also my place of epic realness. No unicorns here, folks. 😉 Just fashion + real life intermixed with some worthwhile carbs (cough, grilled cheese).

We’ve all heard “never judge a book by it’s cover.” In my opinion, this can actually apply two different ways; Some books pose disproportion, ragged edges and age that cannot be concealed, but they hold unexpected treasure. On the other hand, some books present nice and crisp, even as stress + struggle falls between their pages.

I’ve been both books. Chances are, you have too.

I’ve gone several days between showers and real maintenance, but had Bible verses in my head, grocery shopping done, kids entertained, dinner on the table and more. There was treasure at the end of that ragged rainbow.

There’s also that spot where you struggle to find a balance, and I could give you a list of 32035034 reasons why that may be. I sometimes feel myself working harder, yet accomplishing less. This is my current novel.

It is possible to do it all and have it all, but I’ve heard it only happens once every 922nd full moon. Let’s all hang in there together.

 

Jacket: Forever 21 (similar)

Choker: Forever 21 (similar)

Ring: Stella & Dot (on sale!)

Booties: Payless (similar)

Hat: Forever 21 (on sale!)

 

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve my friends!

This year has been one for the books. And not the books you stack neatly on an ornate shelf, but more like the ones for the pile of fire starters. That being said, onward and upward.

2017 will be a good one for us and I know it will for you too!

This summer I finally grabbed that creativity-inspired thought swirling around in my pool of dreams and turned it into a pretty little corner of the internet: this blog. I’m always inspired by Cara Loren, Amber Fillerup + many more, but I don’t aspire to their liking, I aspire to their impact. I hope you’ve drawn just a little entertainment, humor and inspiration (and maybe even some giveaway swag) from this corner of mine. It never ceases to amaze me what a few kind words, a little humor and some bright lipstick can do for a person. Don’t worry, the lipstick is optional. 😉

If I haven’t already said it, thank you for following along with my c̶r̶a̶z̶y̶  life as I follow a virtual passion.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

 

 

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