Simple Pastures

Aug 21, 2014

If someone had asked me years ago where I wanted to spend most of my time, I probably would have told them that my dream was to one day own a farm. I love the idea of land as far as the eye can see, horses grazing and lots of animals everywhere. Fast forward to reality, and I live nowhere near any kind of farmland, but it's something that tends to creep up in my mind often. One day when I own my own house, I can't wait to have a big backyard that my kids can play in, and maybe if I'm lucky, I can go horseback riding every now and again, and maybe even own some chickens. Dreams tend to change as we get older. They're sometimes still attainable, but they tend to mold with you as you grow into your future self. 

One thing I know for sure? I feel much more at peace when I spend some time outside with the sun shining down on my face. It's nice to just breathe fresh air in and relax, especially when you have a lot on your mind. Nature is one of those things that is right at your finger tips, it's free, and you can do as much or as little as you want. It's all in your hands and every single day can seem like a adventure waiting to unfold.

Details : Shorts & Crop // Courtesy of Marshalls , Clogs // Swedish Hasbeens 
Necklace // Bought in Cyprus (made in Peru), Flower Crown // F21

Small Business Owners & Staying Organized with Sharpie!

Aug 19, 2014

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS

One of my favorite parts of owning an Etsy shop & selling online is organizing my products, measuring, and shipping everything out. As funny as it sounds, the back end work of owning my own online business, is probably my favorite part! As most of you know, my shop is currently up through Etsy and selling vintage has always been a huge passion of mine. I am working on replenishing my collection for Fall & Winter currently, so organizing is extremely important this time of year.

Sharpie has always been a product that I have used to help keep my organization in check. From labeling to packaging, it's a great way for me to keep myself on top of everything that needs to get done. I am the kind of person who needs to write things down, or else I forget it almost immediately.

I use my sharpies to label literally EVERYTHING. These awesome neon colors that I got at Staples make it possible to really spice it up too! I love decorating packages for items sold through my vintage shop. It's an awesome way to make someone smile while sending them their order, and you're also adding a personalized touch. If you're already sending someone a unique purchase, why not take that extra step? 

From now until August 24th if you shop at Staples their Sharpie Ultra Fine & Fine assortment packs are on sale--while supplies last.

Here are some of the items that I label to keep myself organized. Sharpie has helped me organize my own small business all while keeping me inspired throughout the process. I love the endless possibilities and I am always open to creating new ways to keep myself motivated & organized in order to stay successful. I think that adding that special touch to your workspace (especially when some work is done from home) is a great way to stay inspired throughout your day, and keep your creative juices flowing!

Cyprus in photos part 4

Aug 18, 2014

One of my favorite things about vacation was not doing my hair or makeup. I know that sounds funny to some, but for me it was a huge change from the norm. Being able to wake up, crazy hair and sun kissed skin, roll out of bed and right on to the beach was one of my favorite parts of my trip. There's something about the saltwater that just seems to be healing in every single way.

Researchers have discovered that living near a beach can be beneficial to health and well-being. It can also provide stress relief and help you reset. Spiritually & mentally we all need a vacation sometimes, and there's nothing like recharging your batteries.

Floppy Hats & Stripes

Aug 14, 2014

Hey friends! I am finally back! It feels so good to be home, and it's taken me a few days to catch up on my life/get rid of my jetlag. I had a really amazing trip, but as we all know, there is no place like home. We finished off our vacation in a hotel by the beach and that I must say was the most relaxing part. I enjoyed doing some shopping and eating my face off, but getting a good tan is pretty freakin' awesome, am I right?

I feel like I haven't posted an outfit in so long. I thought about doing an outfit post in Cyprus but honestly, the heat makes it impossible for anyone (particularly me) to have a cute outfit day. I spent most of my days in cut off shorts, crop tops and rompers. The heat is so strong it literally knocks you out! Most people take a siesta during the day because it's so unbearable. 

One of my favorite parts of the trip was shopping for jewelry. There's a main road that goes through Nicosia called Ledras Street which is filled with souvenir shops, and other little boutiques and stores. I bought this awesome lion antique necklace for only about $10! The rings I got were also in a little antique shop where I bargained with a little old man for about two euro a piece! 

I can't wait to share some more of my travel photos with you guys! Stay tuned, I have some awesome stuff coming up in the next few weeks!

In other news, two of my videos with Glam & Garnier went live this week! Watch my how to videos on youtube -- How to Faux Hawk & How to Half Updo.

 Details: Dress // Marshalls, Belt & Hat // UO , Shoes // Jessica Simpson,Rings & Necklace // Vintage