Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring Pastels + Beautiful Jewels

So turns out I've been feeling a little overwhelmed lately. I'm just not that kind of person. Ha. Kidding. I even was described recently as someone who gets overwhelmed easily. You know what…it's sort of true but sort of not. I do get overwhelmed when there is a lot on my plate and lately I feel like there is…or more like a lot on my mind. The other night I dreamt of wedding invitations ALL night long. I woke up exhausted haha. Ridiculous I know. I am pretty sure it just stems from my want for everything to be perfect. Yes, I am a slight perfectionist. Anyways, I am trying to just calm down, take a deep breath and enjoy life in this moment. Everything will get done. I will find a dress. People will get invited to the wedding. My hair will look good and the most important thing is… I will end up in Hawaii with my husband. I mean thats what matters anyways right? 

So here are a few things that are making me happy lately.

That bracelet you see in these pictures. It makes me seriously so happy. It was made by the most amazing Lisa at Sea Maid Market . This bracelet itself is not up on her site BUT everything she makes is just utterly amazing and beautiful. Her treasures are made from Hawaiian stones and shells and well yes that is partly why I love every piece. Just reminds me of "home". Really though I struggle not buying every single piece. 

The colour pink. I've never really been a pink kind of girl but this pastel pink sweater has really got me rethinking pink. I kind of love it.

I was going to put something in about the weather. I mean, rain kind of makes me happy. The smell before and after. The fact that rainbows, green grass and beautiful flowers follow. Then it snowed and I got mad. So weather is dumb.

More babies to come in the family!! We found out a little boy will join my side of the family in the fall and then this weekend we get to find out another baby gender also coming in the fall! This makes me ecstatic! 

As much as I think wedding planning is really stressful…it really is all coming together really easily and great. 

3 more months and I'll be a MRS. It's going to fly by. It better. Wait wait….I'm trying to focus on enjoying life in this moment. I can do this.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What I wore

I have been getting countless requests to do an update on this whole engagement deal and also requests to see this ring that is now permanently glued to my ring finger because my goodness, I just cannot get enough! So here you go folks! This is the exact outfit I wore when we got engaged. Given my hair looks a lot better here than the wind blown salty beach hair I had going on the day of...but this gives you an idea anyhow. I am a beach/hippy/flower child at heart. Everyone knows it. So of course I am wearing something flowy and with flowers in my hair. And of course this lovely future husband of mine found a way to make all my dreams come true and ask me to marry him on the beach! Regardless, I would have said yes anywhere...but I extra said yes with my toes in the sand and waves crashing behind us.
It was the most perfect day and he hid everything from me quite nicely. I was in a bit of shock when he got down on one knee. So much so that I just cried and the word "yes" never actually came out of my mouth until I noticed a concerned look on his face and realized I was saying yes over and over my head... poor guy. Eventually the word made it out of my mouth and here began another chapter in our love story. Are you nauseous yet? No...ok....then make sure you watch our engagement video below. Which was so generously made for us by our good friend Aaron..he is so talented and make sure you check out his other work while you are there!! 

 Stayed tuned for more updates! Yes, I am about to get all Wedding annoying on you. Kidding. I'll keep it to a minimum!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Slimming Down for Swimsuit season with Ideal Shape

The weather has been warming up consistently and I know I am not alone in feeling like I need to shed the extra winter weight off. It also doesn't help that wedding season is on it's way and with that my very own wedding! It's not all about looking great it is also about feeling great about yourself. Confidence is the greatest thing you can wear! 

Ideal shape not only helps you gain that confidence but it does it in a natural way which you can feel great about!

The IdealShake comes in vanilla and chocolate. The chocolate one I just blend up in my blender bottle with half water and half almond milk to make it a little creamier. It pretty much tastes like a fudgesicle which helps to curb your chocolate cravings as well as helping you feel full and satisfied. They do recommend you drink a full glass of water alongside the shake which helps make sure you are getting your daily intake of water too. It's really just a win win all around.

The IdealBar is sweet and satisfying and should also be taken with a glass of water. It leaves you feeling full and not craving any sweets at all.

The IdealShape pills are to be take with a meal to help you with portion control. I love that IdealShape makes sure that you know to only choose one meal replacement option a day and to make sure you are eating two full balanced meals a day as well. 

I have always worried about doing meal replacements and things like this but with IdealShape I feel it is an extremely safe way and with the natural ingredients I feel great and as though it is a healthier choice. 

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Don't put your layers away just yet!

The weather here has been pretty warm recently! Yesterday was beyond gorgeous. Yet, we are still in those in-between months where you get those odd gloomy days. Example.. today. So, don't put away your layers just yet!! This blue blazer from toAdorn is the perfect light jacket to throw over top of anything! A slouchy tee, a dressy tank or even a fun spring dress. The thing I hate with this weather is one minute you need a jacket and the next you are sweating to death so you have to take it right off. But, with this light comfy blazer you will be the perfect temperature whether the sun is out or the clouds have come to play. 

Anyways, it's easter weekend so HOPEFULLY those clouds decide to get the heck outta huuur! 

Now I am off to eat some chocolate…for I will be quitting sugar (again) starting May 1st. humph. Wedding bod here I come!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Elephants in the Spring Time.

top//necklace(borrowed from ARIEL)//shoes//leggings

If you read my last post then you definitely noticed that cute peachy scarf I was wearing. Didn't it make you happy and springy feeling? Well this adorable and comfortable top is from the same place! LimeLush has some seriously cute cute stuff! As I scoured their website over and over as I usually do because, well I am probably the most indecisive person you've ever met, I kept coming back to this Elephant shirt! First of all it's grey. Second its adorable. Third ever since I was little I have loved elephants. They were my Grandma's favourite animal, or so I am told, and since she passed away when I was little her favourite things automatically became my favourite things. My dad would say "Your Grandma's favourite colour was purple." BAM that was now my favourite colour. Same with elephants. I think it is so special when you come across something that reminds you of a loved one. Living or passed. It is nice to somehow feel that they are with you and close to you and that even just a little bit, you still know them.

So this shirts for you Nanny. You are missed!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Pops of Peach

Today I will be headed back to Utah from sunshiny California. I cannot even tell you how amazing the weekend was. Don't worry though, I will be writing a special blog post to update you all on the exciting news that happened! If you follow me on instagram or Facebook you will already know but details will be revealed this week and I cannot wait to share some amazing pictures and tell the story!

For now just enjoy your Monday and also enjoy this outfit because I am in love with this scarf. I love being able to add a pop of colour through accessories since I tend to lean towards neutrals when it comes to main pieces of clothing. So I went for some pops of peach in this outfit with the scarf and belt. It brings a nice spring feeling and goes great with this lace shirt. Spring makes me so happy! It's when I feel good about wearing some colour! Everything comes back to life in Spring. Now if we could just make sure the snow stays away. Then we will be set.

What are your favourite Spring colours??!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stripes on Stripes

I'm laying here in bed with a seriously numb mouth after a little trip to the dentist. You know what, I hate going to the dentist. After working in a dental office for years you would think that would change but I actually think it made it worse. I run through all the steps in my head as they do them and it makes me cringe. Anyways, my mouth feels two million times the size it should and well just forget about eating because it will fall right out of my mouth. But, enough about my dental woes. Can we talk a minute about stripes because unlike going to the dentist…I love them. I love them more than polka dots but a little less than floral. Add stripes to comfy material and grey and well I am all in. This dress makes me feel really really cute and comfy all at the same time. We all know that that is what I am all about. Then that yellow stripped clutch. mmm. Way to top it all off! I am loving it all and pretty much cannot stop wearing these items. 

In other news, I should probably get my butt out of bed and pack for California! T minus seven hours until we are on our way! Think that is plenty of time to pack? Well then you haven't met me yet.