Life has been cray lately! Work hasn’t really slowed down, I’m trying to get into the gym more, I’m trying to up the time I spend in the Word (it’s so hard), I’m collaborating with more folks in St. Louis, and I’m really working towards being intentional in my Instagram posting.
Sadly, I am not able to post on my blog as much as I’d like to, but so is life. There are a few little things I’ve enjoyed in life so far, and I wanted to share them with you guys!
Perhaps they’ll add an extra smile to your day! xoxo
Preparing for Cali!
I am heading to California Aug. 14-21 and I AM BEYOND EXCITED. This will be the furthest west I’ve been and my first time in Cali! The reason for my trip couldn’t be any better either: i’m visiting one of my brothers stationed in the USCG in Huntington Beach. This will be such a cleansing time for me to get away from the Midwest and my recent breakup and explore and experience new things, something that I’ve really had a longing to do in the past few years.
I am rounding up all the outfits I want to bring, and this is one of them. Boho-chic, easy breezy style ready for that California sunshine! You best believe I’ll be Instagramming and sharing my adventures on stories!
Backpack: Steve Madden (similar one)
Shoes: Target Style
Earrings: Sugarfix by Baublebar
Yummy Seasonal Salad
My love of Fiddlehead Fern Cafe is nothing new and if you have been following me for awhile, you’ll know that I’m growing fonder of this little hot spot more and more. The most recent time I visited I ordered their seasonal salad which was one of the best salads I’ve ever tasted. Spinach, strawberries, radish, pecans, feta cheese, and a homemade vinaigrette — all made with local ingredients. I paired this with one of their shrub cocktails: Blueberry Sage + Gin + Sparkling Wine.
Starbucks Iced Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Latte
My addiction to Starbucks is real (whose isn’t?!) but seriously this latte has become one of my faves. I had always liked their Mocha Frappucino but it’s so sweet and sugary. This is a nice compromise…still sweet but bursting with that coffee/coconut/vanilla flavor. Wow.
These smoothie bowls have made my life just a little bit sweeter! I am so pumped that there is a Rush Bowls location in the CWE, meaning 15 minutes until I have a party in my mouth. The Beach Bowl is my top choice as of now, but I’m hoping to try other ones as well. I usually top mine with strawberries, bananas, or blueberries (or all three!).