Getting Better Zzz’s

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Sometimes I go to bed feeling a little guilty about the condition of my space. Life happens, schedules get chaotic and well mess compiles. There’s a chance that the mess interferes with our sleep. Your sleep experience matters so when your space, more importantly, your bedroom is disorderly, it totally ameks sense that it weighs on you. Here are a few tips to eliminate some of the chaos in order to fully recharge overnight. You deserve your precious Zzz’s.

  1. Make your bed. Mom always told us to do this growing up… some of us listened, some of us didn’t. Truth is its a great habit — so if you haven’t started it, its not too late. Having your bed tidy and neat can help foster a relaxed and orderly bedroom. Just think about how happy you are when you walk into a luxuriously tidy hotel room.
  2. Ban unecessary stimulants. I’m the absolute worst at this thanks to my smartphone. Did you know the blue- or green-toned lights from your TV, laptop or your smartphone interfere with natural melatonin production, making it harder to sleep through the night? Its time to be mindful and remove those tiny blue lights hours before you lie your head on your pillow.
  3. Edit. I’ve recently started this and truly feel like this approach has helped me work through each category at a time. Designate three piles: donate, sell and toss. Its a gradual process so don’t overwhelm yourself. Try to remove items from your ross pile that same day. You’ll immediately feel better, trust me.
  4. Make a plan. SOme people ar enatural planners so this may be a little easier for some. The idea is to plan ahead – schedule your work outs, pack your snacks and meal prep ahead of time. That last one can be tricky, so maybe just a mental note of what you’re planning to eat can help eliminate some bad choices which in turn can help with your sleep.

Jumping into Spring

Is it Spring yet? Here are a few ways to get you set for Spring.. since, its just around the corner! ::does happy dance::

Jazz up your front door with a great Spring wreath

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Spruce up your pad with a pop of color

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Update a few things in your beauty regimen with some essentials

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Refresh your nook

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Travel Recap: LA

Whoops! I’ve fallen behind once again on blogging. The Nice thing is I have tons to share so maybe it works out better that way.

I’ve always enjoyed traveling so this year I decided if I found a cheap flight to a city I want to visit, I’d buy it and just go. So I did just that.

First stop was LA …

I’ve been to LA before but this time, I went out on a whim. A friend texted me to visit her for the weekend to check out a music festival she had tickets to. I looked up flights for that particular weekend and well .. SCORE. $100 later I was packed and jumping on a plane.

It was a beautiful weekend – hanging out with strong, beautiful women who genuinely are trying to inspire others girls to follow their dreams. We ate, listened to music, smashed tacos at 1 am, rode bikes through Venice beach and watched the sunset on Santa Monica beach.

Sometimes you just need a little break from the everyday. More importantly, you need to be surrounded by beautiful people – those who encourage you, keep you accountable and lift you up.

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Galentine’s Day

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It was the first time hosting Galentine’s …. and, well, I think it turned out pretty great! Aside from the freezing temperatures outside, the girls and one very handsome boy had a wonderful time sipping on mimosas, eating waffles, taking photos and playing games.

The decor: pink and gold, Galentine’s printables, XOXO table covers and backdrops.IMG_8647IMG_8641IMG_8650IMG_865210326514_578250652331436_2025430964_n

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The guests: how good looking is this little boy, btw!Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetIMG_8639IMG_8643Processed with VSCOcam with s3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with 4 presetIMG_8654Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetIMG_8645Processed with VSCOcam with s3 presetIMG_8656IMG_8659IMG_8658IMG_8667IMG_8672IMG_8675IMG_8669IMG_8638IMG_8541IMG_8543IMG_8542

Celebrate the beautiful people in your life. It’s important.

xx

Travel Recap: Disney World

My friend and I decided to escape for the weekend to the most magical place on earth: Disney World!

Our first day was spent in Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Although a little chilly and rainy it ended up being a wonderful day. Real talk, our feet were on fire by the time we got back to the hotel.

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Day two was spent at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. It was an absolutely stunning day – we had perfect weather and surprisingly lines weren’t terribly long. Everything at these two parks was great BUT our minds were blown when we experienced The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was UNFREAKINGREAL. I kind of never ever wanted to leave. Also, Butterbeer is really sweet.

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