If you’ve been following along our journey, we bought a house in August of 2016. It’s a beautiful home, in one of our dream neighborhoods, but it needed a little TLC. The previous owners were artists out of their own heart and paired the original hardwoods with yellow, green, blue, and red walls – YIKES!  Walls Galore Fast forward a few months later and the color of all the walls may not have changed, but the decor surely did! We worked on small projects at a time. I finished painting the living room (not ready for a full room reveal yet!) but realized our idea of going table-less in front of the couch was not the best idea! We always have flowers, coffee cups, remotes, or some knick-knack just wanting a place to lounge.  So bring in the ottoman pouf. Yes, we had this big pouf (similar to this one) that we LOVED! It was super comfy, and Reagan, our pup, called it his own. But it just wasn’t cutting it for us and was often in the way. So I moved it to a new loved spot, before Reagan threw up all over it when he had a tummy ache, and then to the trash it went. Cue, coffee table idea. DIY Marble Top Coffee Table I really wanted a sturdy, functional, and cute coffee…

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Each day, I look at life and think,”What do I need to do today to move forward?”. In my businesses-life-family-etc. I make my to-do list if its not already listed out in my daily planner and then I sit their and debate.  Alright, which task should I do first? Do I prioritize? Do I get the easy ones out of the way? Should I just wing it? It kind of depends on how I am feeling that day. I’ve realized over the years though, that I cannot function without said lists whether they are written in my planner, on sticky notes, on my phone, or even in a text to Kit. I just need that visual on how to organize. the visual appeal There is something about visuals that are so darn attractive. Color coordination, sticky notes, and beautiful lines striking through tasks that I’ve completed [Take a Shower – CHECK]. My favorite ways to organize LIFE comes in many, many forms, all with a dash of Organization and lots of Colors. lists Every week or each day make a list. What do you need to complete today? This week? Due Dates, work schedules, appointments. WRITE IT DOWN. I love my monthly and daily planner that allows me to see everything I need to complete for day, week, month, and even year!  Easily forget to…

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The last few months have been a whirlwind, that not many are aware of. It’s been a mixture of risks, successes, mistakes, learning, meeting people, and a few “I told you so’s”. None of it was planned and I think most of it wasn’t necessarily expected, but it all happened.  Honestly, I think it was for the best. It was part of the reason why I haven’t blogged in a while. I needed to take some time for me, to figure out what I really wanted to do. I did not want to half-a$$ some posts on here just to have them, because let’s be real, our relationship is one based on authenticity—and who am I to portray this picture perfect life, when the reality is that everyone struggles in some form. Reality Even those famous bloggers you see all over Instagram (some who I adore!). Their blogs are beautiful, their feeds are cohesive, but deep down, they all have something they aren’t sharing with the world. Some things are just too personal and I totally get that. I have those “things” too. But I am also here to share raw parts of my life, some of the ups and downs that I know other people go through. I know that if I open up a bit to share these #UntoldRawMoments, I will reach someone out there who is going…

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Less than 10 days left of summer and all I can think about is how I will be missing sunny days, shorts, and off-the-shoulder shirts. But that’s not stopping me from rocking them for as long as I can! Plus, they make long sleeve off-the-shoulders, right?  The last few weeks have been crazy… we moved, I got promoted at my job, still side-hustling my biz (the best job ever!), plus loving on some new small businesses, like always! Did anyone get their sugar fix from the The Baked Bear yet? On a different note, the past couple of weeks, I have been collaborating with a local photographer and friend, Ashlyn Savannah Photography. She is so sweet and so fun to work with, plus who doesn’t love a little dirt in between your toes as your trek to take the perfect photo? I love these photos she got of my new found love of Stampede Jewelry Co. too. The cuffs are customized and pair well with any outfit! I think I might buy the entire shop because you can never have enough customization. I seriously am obsessed with them! Keep scrolling, outfit details below! Top – Forever21 / Skirt – Hollister (sold out, similar here & here) / Shoes – Dolce Vita (sold out, similar here & here) / Cuffs – Stampede Jewelry Co. / Lip Liner – Mac (Soar) / Stool –…

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Today’s the day! Who’s up for FREE Ice Cream Sandwiches? The Baked Bear opens up its doors to the Reno/Sparks community and from 1-3, you can snag FREE Ice Cream Sandwiches as long as your in line by 3, sweet! Last night, I had the opportunity to go to The Baked Bear for their pre-opening to meet the owners and to taste their yummy ice cream sandwiches, it was divine. One of the owners, Justin took some time to chat with us about The Baked Bear and what it brings to the Reno/Sparks community. What made you decide to bring The Baked Bear to the Reno/Sparks community? It’s a unique concept that Reno doesn’t have. I try to find businesses that make people happy. Nothing beats ice cream and cookies together. The combination of those two seemed like the best best! What’s the most exciting aspect of starting a small business? Seeing if the concept works, the research and background put into it to see if its the real deal. What makes The Baked Bear stand out? Baked from scratch daily. 13 Crafted Ice Creams, no one else can get. What is your favorite sandwich combo? 1 brownie, 1 scoop of bear batter, and hot fudge. [YUM!] Cookies baked from scratch daily? 13 handcrafted ice creams? You could say it was a sugar rush for…

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