Thursday, January 12, 2017

penpal letter

penpal letter
I think these penpal posts are some of my favorite here on the blog! Today I have another letter to show you, and this time a video to go with it! You can see it at the end of the post. I'm not going to write too much here, since the video explains most of it. I hope this inspires you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

mindfulness and finding joy

gratitude journalToday on the blog I want to share some resources and practices I've been doing lately that have changed my life. Ever since I discovered Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" a few years ago, I've been introducing new habits into my life to help be more mindful and positive. I've been wanting to share these thoughts on the blog for a while, so I'm excited to finally do it!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

plan with me

january planner
I hope you've had a great first week of 2017! Yesterday I sat down with my new planner and did my first spread of the year! I've been obsessed with watching "plan with me" videos on Youtube (does anyone else find them super relaxing??), and I was inspired to make my own video! You'll also get a sneak peek of some stickers that will be coming to my shop soon. Check out the video at the end of this post :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

hello 2017

hello 2017
I know I'm a few days late to welcoming in the new year, but I've been spending some time reflecting on the past year and thinking about my goals for this year. 2016 treated me well- it was a year of lots of adventures! Since I was young, I always said I wanted to travel as much as I could when I "grew up". Although I don't feel grown up yet, I'm so grateful for all the traveling I was able to do! I feel like I travelled more this year than ever before, despite being a poor college student! Looking back, I'm amazed at how I managed to do everything I did! I somehow went on a trip, big or small, every month. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

merry christmas

merry christmas
Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday! I'm in Virginia visiting family, and it's a cold, rainy Christmas Eve- perfect for drinking hot cocoa and making cookies! And if you're anything like me and still have some gifts to wrap, check out the rest of this post for some simple wrapping ideas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

winter notes

winter notes
It's finally starting to feel like winter here in Alabama, and I'm loving it. Jaron and I decided to go out and enjoy the cooler weather by exploring downtown, stopping by a warm coffee shop, and then taking a walk in the park. By the time the sun went down we were ready to head home and cozy up with some blankets and hot tea. Check out the end of the post for a little video diary of our day.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

painted wooden ornaments

diy wooden ornament
I was browsing Target the other day and saw these wooden discs in the craft section and thought they would be perfect for making ornaments or gift tags for Christmas! I painted mine with mountain scenes, but there are so many possibilities for decorating them! I think these would be so cute as a little stocking stuffer, adorning a present, or just to hang in your Christmas tree!