Monday, December 19, 2016

5 Hacks to Stay Sane During The Holidays//

As I sat down to write this, I laughed to myself because my husband may or may not disagree with me saying that I am "sane" during this time of year. Whether or not that is are 5 of my top hacks to feel a little more organized and less like a crazy person during the busiest time of year.

1. Get a planner + notebook
Okay you know I am a firm believer in planners but ever since I got my new Erin Condren Life Planner and notebook this season has been so organized compared to last year. I like having the planner/notebook combo because I can make detailed lists in my notebook and not worry about taking up too much space in my planner. Of course sticky notes + notepads are always awesome too. Shop all my favorites + see my Erin Condren Unboxing {here}

2. Free Night
Having one night a week that you devote to dinner at home and relaxing on the couch is a must. I know that sounds easy, but during this time of year I am always running around after work and don't end up home until late. Make time to be with your hubby, boyfriend, roommate or by yourself and don't plan anything!

3. Light Candles
There is something about having candles lit in your home that makes it feel so cozy. I love either holiday scents or manly scents. I also love wax warmers. They are perfect for when you want that amazing scent in your home but don't want to risk leaving an open flame. 

4. Take a Bath
Okay I may be an exception to this because I take baths every night - lol but I love dropping a few drops of lavender oil or a bath bomb in every now and then. Who says you can't bring the spa home?!

5. Listen to a Podcast
Traffic can be a nightmare this time of year. Take a deep breath and start an interesting podcast. I love mystery podcasts like Sword and Scale or Criminal. I promise you won't even mind the traffic after listening :) 

wearing a scrunchy by scunci - obsessed with wearing them to hold my hair back because they don't leave a dent :) #lifehack


Monday, December 5, 2016

Outfit Post: Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel

Working for lululemon has brought be in contact with so many rad people, living their dreams + going after their goals. One of my best friends from work, Carly connected me with this amazing company, Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel. Here is a little background on how they started...

Markku, the owner + creator of Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel, started out working as an educator at lululemon. One of the awesome things about working for this company is getting to come up with some bad a$$ goals and post them for guests to see in the store. Traditionally they are typed out on a template that gets printed out and lamented. Not one to follow the rules, Markku scribbled out his goals on a brown paper napkin and posted it up for all to see. One of his goals was to create his own brand. In July of 2014 Okanagan Lifestyle was born. Since then, they have had over 2000 online orders, 15,000 posts on Instagram using their hashtag and even did a collaboration with lululemon.

His story truly inspires me + hopefully leaves you guys inspired to go after your own goals. No matter how big. Shop all their sweet clothing {here}

sweatshirt Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel, jeans T.Madison - Just Black Brand, hat {old}, choker Forever 21, boots H&M


Sunday, December 4, 2016

AZ LOCALS// Braid Bar with Joss + J

Hello all! I wanted to let you all know about the braid bar I am doing with a new local mom + kids boutique in Gilbert, Joss + J. Aimee + her sweet hubby own it + I am basically in LOVE with everything they do. They are amazing decorators, business owners, DIYers + most of all parents. I am so excited + I can't wait to see you all there! All the info is below:


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Designer Wood Watch from JORD//

Hi everyone! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving. I'm so excited to share JORD watches with you today. I am always on the look out for unique statement pieces, and this wood watch from JORD is just that. They create all of their watches from unique wood from around the world, and the metal touches perfectly compliment the wood tones. They are fully adjustable so they can be customized to fit anyones wrist and I love the versatility! Having the option to dress it up or wear it casually with jeans and a tee shirt makes getting ready easier. They have a large selection of mens and womens watches, and if you are anything like me I don't mind shopping in either section! The watch I am wearing is technically from the mens collection, but I love the size and modern look. Everything from the packaging your watch is sent in to the beautiful watch itself, you will not be disappointed by JORD. Put one under the tree for your loved one {or yourself} this holiday. Shop my links below:

{PS how cute is this dress from Harlee Rae Designs - shop + follow her on IG @harleeraedesigns }

Mens collection
Womens collection
Shop my watch

For one month you guys have the opportunity to get an instant $25 gift card through JORD. Click the link below + have fun shopping.
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{This post was kindly sponsored by JORD}