Hello from Ann Arbor, MI! I’m currently sitting in my favorite Zingerman’s Bakery, chowing down on a bagel with goat cream cheese. No complaints here!
Currently I’m planning a blog post that I’m shooting on Monday (it’s going to be SO cute, so stay tuned). Since I’m whipping it together so quickly, I am in hyper speed mode trying to get everything together.
I just finished my second round of Whole30, and rounded it up along with my favorite recipes here.
Is anyone watching This Is Us? I’ve cried in every single episode so far this year, and one episode had me in tears 4 separate time. UGH, so good. I’m REALLY not looking forward to this week’s episode, though, because I think we all know what’s coming and I’m not ready.
This week’s link are kind of heavy on the DIY, but I have just found so many that I have to share them! Hope you you’re having a great weekend!
Many of my friends have told me that their 2017 goal was to learn something new, whether it be coding, cooking, or throwing on a pottery wheel. Being who I am as a person, I immediately gravitated towards creative classes, and started putting together a list for friends to help them navigate their way through their awesome resolutions. Since I was making a list of places for creativity in Chicago anyways, I thought I’d share with you!
Chicago is just brimming with places to unleash your creative juices. Whether you think you’re a creative or not (you are), I promise I found something for you–take a peek below at the many outlets for your right-brained self, and let me know if you sign up for something!
Happy Friday, loves! Lots of good things on the internet this week, including some trips I’m dying to take, an unpolitical post, 2 DIY projects I can’t wait to try, and more! Enjoy! xo
I just found this amazing ceramics shop
on Etsy, and I want it all!
When bloggers get political… or a lack thereof. Love this post
Bri’s Stockholm trip
is giving me MAJOR wanderlust. I need to get outta here.
Also from The Everygirl: whatever happened to hobbies
I couldn’t figure out how to put all of my Valentine’s feelings and ideas into words, so instead I made you a some visuals of all my favorite lovey-dovey things, including a mood board, a list of DIY projects, some gift ideas of all prices, and a playlist containing my favorite love songs of all time. Enjoy all of the Valentine’s Day things! xo
source // source // source // the rest are from Pinterest
kindle or tablet cover // arrow cookies // bouquet wrap // cheeky plant holders // floral bath salts
one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // nine
Get this playlist on Spotify
Do you have any fun plans for Valentine’s Day?
Also, last year’s Galentine’s Day Brunch and this year’s DIY Valentine project.
I love love. Whether I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, friends, or family, it brings me so much joy to show my loved ones just how loved they are. You already know I’m a huge fan of DIY projects, and this holiday is no different; I adore making DIY Valentines!
At the start of the year, my amazing boyfriend got me a Cricut Explore Air 2 for my birthday, and I haven’t seen the light of day since (sort of kidding). I loooove making new projects with my machine! For this Valentine’s Day, I decided to make mugs that can (and should!) be filled with tasty treats! I put together a tutorial for you, complete with free SVG cut files if you have a cutting machine (SVG downloads at the bottom of the post). Enjoy!
As many of you know, I’m currently in the middle of my second Whole30 journey (read about my first experience here). This time around has been much easier, and much more successful (i.e. I’ve been following all of the rules this time). What’s made it easier is that my friend Emily and I are doing the program together! It’s always good to have a buddy, and we’ve been making lunches for each other to make everything easier. I’m going to round up all the recipes we made during the month in a later post, but I wanted to share this delicious and easy Whole30 salad recipe from Emily first! Also, even if you’re not doing Whole30, it’s still good. Promise.
WOW it has been a while since I’ve posted one of these! The holidays and other various blog projects have just kind of gotten in the way of these Link Love posts.
It’s been a crazy start to 2017 – aside from everything going on in the world at the moment, I turned 26, I started Whole30 (and am halfway through), and I made a commitment to go to yoga 20 times in the month of January. Needless to say, I’ve been a busy gal (in the best way)! Aaaanyways, here are this week’s links!
Winter can be suuuuch a drag (duh). Even though I love hibernating and watching Netflix for hours on end (read: The Crown), I have to really keep on myself to stay in shape from November – March. Luckily, I have no shortage of tips and tricks to stay fit in the winter, so read on if you need some inspo! Also, check out the yoga giveaway happening at the end of the post!
Earlier this year, I made the somewhat large purchase of the Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. After going back and forth (with myself) about it for so long, I finally bit the bullet and bought it on Amazon. I wanted to wait at least a few months of using it before giving an opinion, and that time has finally come! Spoiler alert: I love it.