VLOG 4: Can Stress and Joy Co-Exist?

They say that comparison is the thief of joy, but I’d like to argue that stress is. Have you ever tried to enjoy date night when rent was due 5 days ago, or live in the moment when you can’t stop thinking about everything that’s on your to-do list tomorrow? It’s not easy. Some days, we can go to yoga, write down what we’re grateful for, and do mindset work until the cows come home (not that I have any cows that need to come to my house, but you know, that’s what “they” say), and yet the stress still wins. Then, sometimes the stress starts to win day after day until we question what joy even feels like anymore. But, money and to-do lists are stresses that probably aren’t going to go away in the immediate future (not for me at least). So my question is, is it possible to

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VLOG 3: Confessions of a Serial Pivoter

How do you know when it’s time to pivot and when it’s time to have patience? I don’t know what the answer is, but I can tell you that I’m heavily drawn towards pivoting (jumping from idea to idea depending on whatever looks fun and exciting at the moment) and significantly lacking in the patience department… which is [spoiler alert] not the best strategy and it, as you’ll see in the video, gets me into a lot of trouble. In this week’s vlog post, while wearing stunning $17 earrings from 7 Charming Sisters (which you’ll see again real soon!), I’m letting you gems in on what starts to go through my brain when things aren’t exactly “working”. It sucks that progress and profit seem to be attached at the hip and that we’re often blinded from seeing any amount of progress if profit isn’t stepping into the picture at the

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Adventures at Animal Kingdom

What’s in this post: adventures at Animal Kingdom including why it’s sometimes necessary to run into the rain (literally and figuratively) and the brightest, most comfortable sneakers ever!  The Look: Low Sinchi Colorful Sneaker from ISKAY Shoes ($60.00) // Natassia Cupro Dress from francesca’s ($38.00) and here’s a similar one ($44.00) in case they don’t have your size // Violet Ray Kendall Backpack ($49.95) // Wing Ding Pew and Zigger Small Beaded Bracelets from the Kutula Kiss Desert Rose Collection (COMING SOON!) Animal Kingdom might just be my favorite Disney park. There’s just something about the atmosphere that brings out the inner adventurer inside all of us. For example, every time I see the Festival of the Lion King show, I question my career path because my heart is definitively sure I’m meant to be the flying blue bird. Maybe one day when I’m famous they’ll invite me to be her for a

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Why You Need to Use Your Wounds as Your Wisdom

Photo: Josh Fisher Photography of Oklahoma City, OK We all have a story, whether or not we believe it’s one worth telling (here are 5 reasons why you need to give words to your heart and share it). The anxiety so many of us feel when being tasked with opening up about our mental health is quite overwhelming. Why do we feel we must hide our struggles with mental stability? Does it somehow make us less of a person if we’ve battled mental illness? Of course it doesn’t, so why do we shame ourselves into living in a victim mentality about it? There are so many people with mental illness, including myself, who are currently thriving in life. We’re open about our mental health journey and we believe that by speaking about our pain, we’re able to prevent others from experiencing the same events. We don’t live in the victim mentality because

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VLOG 2: Cozying Up to Rejection

This face perfectly expresses how I feel about three things in particular: cold weather, my little sister going off to college, and being rejected in my business (and also vegetables, but that’s not relevant to this video). I’m aware that I might lose some fans when I say this, but I am not a fan of fall… like at all. And, my birthday is even in October! I like hot summer days and tropical everything. I do not like pumpkin spice anything or having to wear gloves when I text outside. But whether I like it or not, fall is coming (ugh). There’s a lot of other things going on in my life right now that I’m just not ready for – like my sister going off to college, and facing rejection in my business. But, like seasons, these things are coming regardless of my stance on them. So, this

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Michael Costello’s SS18 Collection Teaches Us How to Make Dreams Come True

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Michael Costello's 2018 collection is dreamy. Often when we think about dreams, propositions of…

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A Reminder About Magic from My Disney Vacation

The Look: Satin Surplice Dress from Target ($29.99) // Similar Steve Madden Flat Sandals from Macy's ($59.00) // Asymmetrical Green Amethyst & Sterling Silver Necklace ($50.00) and Sterling Silver…

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Your Dreams Are Sourced from Your Own Potential

Your dreams are sourced from your own potential. So, if you weren't capable of doing this, your intuition would've never let you start it. Just…

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