Tuesday, April 22, 2014

EPL.





Last week I looked up and realized I've been putting so much energy into unnecessary things that are getting me nowhere. Yes, I was having fun... okay, a lot of fun... but apart from work duties, I felt like I wasn't accomplishing anything. It's like I was standing still. What am I doing for ME? Where am I going and doing?

So I decided to start fresh. Wipe the slate clean. Give up a handful of things and people that were doing nothing more than sucking up my time. Look at what I have that matters, remember how lucky I am, and appreciate appreciate appreciate. My friends and I refer to this as "EPL" time (aka EatPrayLove Time even if I wish it was more like EatPizzaLong Time).

One thing I gave up? Social media. Bye instagram. Bye twitter. Bye facebook. Pinterest you rock and can stay forever. I thought I would miss all your taco photos and baby albums, BUT I DON'T AND IT'S SO NICE. I'm sure I'll go back eventually, but for the time being it's nice to have the apps missing from my phone. You don't realize how much you check them until they're gone. And once you do realize, it's kind of pathetic.

Here I am, one week strong with a whole new perspective. It may seem silly, but it feels so good. The dead weight is gone. I'm the emotional equivalent of a freshly cleaned refrigerator (you know.. the one you've been avoiding cleaning out for months but then looks SO DAMN GOOD when you finally do it). If you're one of the five people who still read this blog you're probably thinking "damn this bitch needs to shut up and cook something - I'm over this" and to that I respond "I'M WORKING ON IT!" But maybe today we can get together and learn something? Have you ever caught yourself investing  time + energy into something that isn't doing anything for you? A relationship? A dead-end job? A froyo addiction? Instagram scrolling? Whatever it is, remember that you're time is precious and not worth anything that doesn't give back what you put in.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lauren Kelp on The Everygirl



If I had an unlimited budget, I would hand my gold Amex (hey, we're dreaming here) right over to Lauren and ask her to just go to town on my house (still dreaming). Her design aesthetic (and kick-ass styling abilities) are incredibly impressive. The girl use to work for Camille Styles... I mean HELLO. Like this (see here) shoot she did the other day was eye candy heaven to me. And this home (see here) and this home (see here) she designed. And this room re-vamp on a budget (see here) she did with one of my favorite people. And this (see here) awesome DIY project I recreated for my home. 

Ok, you get it. Lauren is awesome and now her home tour is on The Everygirl. I did nothing but interview her, try to narrow down my favorite photos (very hard), and force her into an online friendship. 










Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Find [2]



I'm so excited for spring/summer. I want to wear all sorts of hippie clothes with messy hair and pretend my life is a low-budget free people catalog. This peachy maxi dress is my first purchase in that direction.

Beach Princess Maxi Dress $39.99 CLICK TO SHOP
paired with THESE new favorites I snagged last week at Steve Madden 

And because it's Friday, this is what we listen to while we shop online...