December 30, 2016

2016 Favorites Recap

I still remember how my 2016 started, no, not with the champagne popping and some romantic new years eve kiss- cut to me and my friends on the lawn outside the club we're trying to get into and that's how 2016 started. That in itself started the tone that would be 2016, jokes aside this year was a good one. I grew a lot over this year in the way I view this blog, in the way I view myself, and in the way I think and in my relationship with the Lord.

I decided I would round up in threes all of my favorite things of 2016 in different categorizes:

-Personal Top Three Blog Posts:

-Top Three Makeup Products I Tried Out:

-Favorite Days in 2016:
September 6, 2016: I hugged my Grandma for the last time that day
July 18, 2016: I learned first hand just what God's mercy meant for my life
September 23, 2016: I finally visited my best friend at her college town for the first time

-Top Blog Posts:

-Top Skincare Products:

-Top Places I Looked For Clothing:
TJ Maxx

-Favorite Memories of 2016:
Literally every single day this summer: I wouldn't have survived, found joy, or been able to pick up the pieces of myself without the amazing support of my friends. I've never felt more love, mentor-ship, or a truly safe zone quite like I did this summer with them. Thank you for being my rocks when I couldn't be that for myself and for helping me realize I knew exactly who Brooke was all along regardless. I also can't forget, every single talk with my Grandma. Thank you for wise council (that I sometimes shamelessly didn't want to take). for your endless prayer, and unconditional love that occasionally came in the form of tough love. 
When I got my first email asking for blogging advice, it was a surreal moment that someone wanted my own thoughts and advice. I'm constantly encouraged and amazed by the blogging community and how we always welcome each other with such warm, open hearts!
When Megan. Cristen, and I went to Cracker Barrell and I still had lint in my hair and the biggest rats nest of a bun in my hair-- I looked like someones hangover nightmare but it's fine. I love this because it's a moment you can think to yourself wow I have the best friends in the world who would still love me despite my flaws and loud mouth. Thanks for the ongoing no judgment zone, the peptalks, and the three word sentence that will follow me til I die (I'm looking at you Cristen).

I honestly can't wait to see what is in store for 2017, I can only imagine the stories and ways I will prove I am forever a mess. A huge thanks for everybody who has supported me so far! I am constantly astounded by the page views, shares, and comments left on social media. I have some great stuff planned for the coming year and I can't wait to let you all in one by one!! Cheers to 2017, may this be the best year yet...


December 5, 2016

Gift Guide For The Traveler

|1. Journal (currently sold out, this one is just as cute!) |2.The Magnolia Story (I personally love this book!) |3. Stainless Steel Water Bottle |4 .Polaroid Camera |5. Cities Coaster Set |6. Passport Holder |7. Weekender Bag |8. Makeup Bag |9. Eye Mask |10. Lifeproof Phone Case |11. Wall Calendar |

I can't believe it's already time to whip out the candy canes and have Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You blasting 247. I have some fun gift guides planned to share with you and this first one is dedicated to one of my besties who can't seem to stay in one place for too long.

I chose a variety of traveling staples (such as a polaroid camera, a good read, and an eye mask for the perfect rest) to things that satisfy the wanderlust in each of us (like the coaster set or cute wall calendar-- both from Rifle Paper Co). That way rather they're an active traveler or a traveler by heart- you can satisfy their needs.

Last week I traveled to North Carolina and saw She Loves Me in the theaters (one night only event where they showed the live taping of the broadway revival... think You've Got Mail's plot except they work in the same parfumerie and write actual letters-- swoon)- I was hardcore geeking and crying the second the overture came rushing through the speakers. Completely magical, it makes me want to find a boy who will write me letters while we fall in love without ever meeting lol.

Happy Shopping xoxo
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