Though I love diving into deep thoughts — on love lulu and IRL — I also wanted to give you all a peek into the lighter, daily version of my life. In honor of being in and appreciating the moment, here are 5 things I love right now:
One: Fresh flowers
Is there anything better than being surprised with your favorite flowers? There is something so beautiful about someone taking the time to get to know you and the things you love, and then going out of their way to show you how much they care. I have a few favorites, including orchids and peonies, but white roses are a staple. Roses happened to be my Grandma’s favorite flower and seeing them brings an instant smile to my face.
Two: Game of Thrones
Can we all just take a deep breath and appreciate the genius that is Game of Thrones? I’ll admit, I was hesitant to get into this show. Okay, I flat out resisted it. I had to rewatch the beginning of the first episode three times because I kept giving up on it after a few minutes. The only reason I stuck with it is because I had my hand held through the first few episodes, complete with a drawn diagram depicting the relationship between the main characters (a GoT family tree, if you will). So now, after binge-watching entire seasons (anyone else?), I’m caught up. And obsessed. And… is it Sunday yet?
I blame my friend Kaylie for this one. I’m on a self-imposed “you don’t really need that” shopping hiatus. Then here comes my flight-attendant-friend with her entire must-have wardrobe in one carry on suitcase. This girl has getting dressed down to brass tacks and I’ll admit I’m taking lessons from her. After seeing some of her latest purchases, I hopped on target.com to scoop them up for myself. So what did I get? A white ruffle swimsuit, some basic black sandals, and the cutest PJ romper. Shop her finds here, here, and here.
Four: Inspiring Instagrams
Girl crush alert. Blogging and social media go hand-in-hand, but with everyone assimilating lately I find myself so refreshed by authentic, encouraging people. Enter: Ashlin, Maddie, and Shelby. I actually don’t know these girls offline, but they’ve spoken so much truth into my life via their feeds. Follow them to add a little bit of beauty and inspiration to yours.
Five: Bringing water with me everywhere
I am the worst when it comes to drinking water. First of all, I forget to. Second, I’m always on the go. We all know the health benefits (flushing out toxins, improving complexion, aids digestion, etc.), so lately, I’ve been trying to be more mindful of it.
When I’m at home I drink from a 20-oz BPA-free tumbler that has a straw (why is it that I drink so much faster with a straw?). Mine was a swag gift from a blog workshop, but if I didn’t have that one I’d get this one from Kate Spade. On the go, I try not to bring my plastic one in the car because of the sun. Instead, I take one of my two S’well bottles, my 17-oz gold bottle for short trips, and my 25-oz white bottle for longer ones. I add some ice and S’well keeps my water freezing cold all day, even in LA.
What are you loving right now?
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