As the holidays approach we all have different traditions, favorite memories, and things we look forward to. We thought we would share our holiday plans with you guys…here’s what we’re most excited about this year. For me, the holiday season begins on Thanksgiving. My boyfriends Birthday is November 24th and then I begin to get ready to head to the East Coast for my Birthday, Christmas, and the New Year. In between all of this I’m holiday shopping, packing, blogging, and planning my trip to New York City. December is a hectic month for me, but it’s also my favorite time of the year. New
As a Type A person I thrive on organization and planning. I have never been able to do things spontaneously and that’s why I’m a big fan of goal planning. Whenever I think of something I’d like to achieve I’ll jot it down in my iPhone or in my planner. At the end of each month I’ll look over what I’ve written down and I’ll create a list of goals that I would like to achieve for the month ahead and when I want to accomplish them by. These are the goal planning tools I use: The SMART acronym: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a business self-help book I was introduced to during my Business Management program while in school for fashion design. I was never thrilled to have to read for class, but I became hooked on this one. It’s written by Stephen Covey and became one of his best-sellers, selling over 25 million copies worldwide. After reading it, I became inspired, and I felt heavily influenced to align my goals and ambitions to these habits. The 7 Habits are as follows; Be Proactive, Being with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand,
Autumn is my favorite season and to celebrate I indulge in everything pumpkin spice. l buy the seasonal fall products I’ve come to love, while trying out some new just released ones. Here are my picks (new and old), varying from food to beauty. Pumpkin Spice Everything! 1. Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee | Starbucks: Once October rolls around, I refuse to drink coffee that isn’t pumpkin spice. I always brew my own at home with this Starbucks blend. I’m not a fan of PSLs because of the sugar so I stick to this flavored coffee because it has just the right kick of pumpkin spice.
From the sound of an ice cream truck to sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, to hearing raindrops hit the window, we all have favorite things that we love to indulge in. With the busy and demanding world that we live in, sometimes we look for pivotal moments in our lives to make us happy–graduations, new jobs, raises…and we sometimes forget the little everyday things that can bring us joy and happiness. I love reading what other people find comfort in, so I created a list of my 50 guilty pleasures in the hope of inspiring others. I also included some
Hiking in Escondido Falls is one my favorite things to do in Southern California. Whenever I need to clear my head, I make the journey to go hiking on this trail to get away from the city. I enjoy putting on my favorite playlist that I created for drives to Malibu and cruising down PCH to clear my head. The entire excursion is about 4 miles round trip and takes around 1 to 2 hours to finish. Escondido Falls is located in Malibu and sits high in the Santa Monica Mountains. Upon arriving, you turn right onto Winding Way and spot the small parking lot
Exposing myself to new products and activities is one of my favorite things to do because I never know what I’m going to fall in love with. For the month of May, these things have become my monthly must haves because someone helped expose me to them or I spontaneously tried something new. Check out what I have currently become obsessed with. Sweat Yoga I have always wanted to try hot yoga, but was intimidated by the idea of it. My friend suggested I take a class with her. During the first class I instantly fell in love. I have been going to Sweat Yoga
No one ever told us “adulting” was going to be this hard. Managing life on a busy schedule can be difficult, especially when life always seems so hectic. My job in fashion takes up 95% of my life and sometimes it feels like I don’t even have time to eat, much less have a social life! I constantly have to remind myself to take breaks and not take life too seriously. I’ve come up with seven different strategies that I’ve learned over the years, and they’ve helped to keep me balanced and centered. These tips are easy to follow and you’ll soon notice a change
Before I started to write this article, I began to think about all the different elements we use in our everyday lives. How our age, job, location, and taste can have a huge impact on our daily necessities. I came up with a list of 15 things I can’t live without. Not a day goes by when I don’t somehow use or need all of these; from my MacBook Pro, to the lipgloss I trust to keep my lips moisturized, and everything in between. Some of the items on my list, like fresh flowers or my favorite candle are more frivolous, but they are things
Once it becomes a little brighter out, we tend to want to tidy up our surroundings and make things a little neater. We organize our homes, maybe clean out our cars, or give our plants a long overdue watering. You may also check off the annual “spring cleaning” tasks that are on your list but it takes more than just vacuuming your living room, or deep cleaning your bathroom to refresh your life. It goes a lot deeper–something that you’ve been meaning to do because you know it will make you happy, but maybe you’ve been avoiding it, or you just haven’t gotten around to