Photos from Our Forty-Eight Hours in Charleston

A couple weeks ago, my friends and I planned a trip to Charleston, South Carolina to visit our pals who just recently graduated from bootcamp. Many group texts, Starbucks planning dates, and a few bumps in the road later…we finally arrived all in one piece.  

If you ever feel like your life is lacking in color, I definitely recommend a weekend trip down to Charleston, because the entire city is one gigantic rainbow. 13754257_1177501042310874_7499374359142562681_n13775506_1177501078977537_2887678076385433168_n13754544_1177501112310867_5964307203414311283_n

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Life’s What You Make It, So Let’s Not Make It Lame

Yes. The title of this blog post is partially influenced by Hannah Montana lyrics. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s move on, shall we?

Okay, so last night I went to a Gwen Stefani concert and she totally killed it. Throughout all of the jumping, dancing, and running around stage, her vocals remained perfectly stellar.

And the fact that her costumes were decked out in plaid, sparkles, and glitter galore, just made the experience so much better.

She was amazing and it was incredibly fun.

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Now, long ago I decided to try this thing where I just don’t give a hoot what anyone thinks of me. I’ve learned to just embrace my very off key singing and take pride in my repertoire of awkward dance moves. So concerts are definitely my happy place, because everyone else is either singing off beat right along with you or they’re simply focusing and enjoying the music too. The whole crowd is screaming and singing and jumping around and we all just look so silly together and it’s wonderful.

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Thrifted Thursday: The Perfect “Pear”

Happy Thursday! This week I’ve decided to start a new little series entitled Thrifted Thursdays. One: because I love clothes & thrift stores. And two: because I’m a sucker for alliteration.

But honestly, thrift stores are wonderful places to shop. Not only are they typically very inexpensive, but they’re also a great way to start shopping more sustainably. A plus for the environment AND your wallet!

So let’s kick off this series by talking about pairing prints, while I wear my favorite “pear” of shorts. (I’m also a sucker for good, old-fashioned food puns.) IMG_2686IMG_2675

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Colorful Felt Garland

While sorting through my closet over the weekend, I discovered that I own quite a ridiculous amount of felt and twine. Two hours later, while trying to figure out what to do with this felt and twine, I discovered that I also have a ridiculous amount of free time.

But I ended up with a super cute and colorful felt garland that is also very simple. Three items, two steps, and bam! One perfect decoration!

What You Will Need:

-Colorful Felt

-Scissors

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A Guide to Finding Your People

A bit of a lengthy post on finding “your people” to make up for the fact that I’ve been M.I.A. for the past couple weeks…

            We’re all in search of those people. The ones that you call with any sort of news because you know they’ll be excited, whether they were just told about your new job promotion or the fact that you got out of bed and brushed your teeth today. They’re the ones who pull out the chocolate, tissues, and all your favorite movies when you really just need a good cry session. They’re the ones who throw the best dance parties because you already know that your jamming playlist is literally identical. And they’re the ones who would totally help you hide that dead body.

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