Apartment Style: Living Room

When Houston and I moved back to Sacramento we started off staying with my parents, then moved into an apartment that turned out to not be a good situation, and then moved into the apartment that we live in now. Finally being settled into this apartment has felt amazing! I love being in this new space, the apartment was brand new when we moved in, which has been amazing! I wanted to give a little peak at how we styled our living room and made it our own comfy, cozy, and glam style. I am a bargain shopper so a lot of the things that I have gotten have been from Hobby Lobby, Marshals, or even craigslist! That couch and living room table? Craigslist! Our corner chair? Free, my mom found it on our neighbors lawn with a “FREE” sign on it and made me hop out of the car and snatch it up. Our dining table? An old 1930’s table that I refinished. There are so many ways to have a space that is all your own while not breaking the bank! I love being able to find the best deals on things that really scream my name.

 

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Making Life Easier: Square Cash


You ever have a time where you didn’t have cash but needed to give someone money? I am all about convenience and doing things in a quick and easy way. One of those things that I never think about but that always pops up is giving people money. I was recently introduced to Square Cash, the ridiculously easy app that lets you transfer money quickly and free! I am horrible about having cash on me and there are some situations where you need money quick and just don’t have it. The best part is that it is instantly deposited into your bank account, no waiting! Here are three ways that you can use Square Cash to easily transfer money to make those awkward no cash situations a thing of the past.

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The Care and Keeping of Flowers: 5 Ways To Make Your Blooms Last

I love the month of February because it is all about love. It gives me a chance to reflect on my sweet husband and show him a little more how much I appreciate all that he does for me and our marriage! We switch off giving each other an awesome Valentine’s Day each year and this year it is my turn to plan the day out so I am really excited to spoil him with some of his favorite things!

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LYTE Planner

New year new you, right? I am so ready for the start of a new year!  Last semester I feel like I really got off track with my goals and am getting back to the place that I want to be.  I have tons of goals this year. Work out, eat healthy, journal, read my scriptures and pray more consistently, plan meals, and so many more things that I want to work on!

One of my biggest goals this year is to write things out and be a better planner.  For me writing things down and making lists is so important because it keeps me accountable and organized! Plus, being able to mark things off on my lists makes me feel so good too. One of my new favorite tools to help me be better about this is my LYTE planner, AKA my new bff. This planner has it all. One of its many amazing qualities is that each page is dedicated to a full day so I don’t feel like I have to skip writing things down because I don’t have enough space. I get to write down the tasks that I need to accomplish that day along with all of my homework assignments and still have room for more. Plus there also is a section for the meal plan for each day which is another big goal of mine! Another really special part of this planner is that it is all goal oriented and about “finding your truth.” I love this quote from their website that really sums up what sets their planners apart:

“The LYTE Planner is about defining who you truly want to be and how you really want to spend your time and building your life and schedule around those answers. The LYTE Planner starts with the “Truth Resolution” letter where you define who you want to be and what you want your year to look like. The LYTE Planner is also full of “Truth Prompts” which are one-of-a-kind journal pages that exist to help you nail down answers to the harder questions and prioritize the people and things that matter most to you. Each day in the LYTE Planner also starts with a “Truth Focus” which is there to keep you centered and focused every day no matter how crazy your schedule may get! Finally, the LYTE Planner has extras like a “Bucket List” and “Goals” sheet to keep you dreaming, discovering, and doing! More than anything, the LYTE Planner encourages you to live from your place of truth so you can create a life that you’re truly proud of.”

Who doesn’t want to live a life they love and are proud of?! I know that I do! And sometimes when we don’t feel like we are doing super great that can be hard and cause us to lose motivation (that was me the last couple of months!).  But I know from experience that when we are doing the things that we are supposed to, when we are writing down our goals and dreams and working towards accomplishing them, that we are going to feel good about ourselves and have that motivation to keep going.  The times that I have felt down about myself have been the times when I have not been doing the things that I should be doing and I lost sight of the woman that I want to be.  I wasn’t staying organized or working out or eating healthy.  But when I made the choice to change the things that I wanted to change (like going to the gym and plan out healthy meals) I have felt so much better and had more motivation to set new goals.

I know that we all have goals and dreams and things that we want to accomplish. I also know that when we write these things down and look at them daily that we can really work towards them and accomplish whatever we put our minds to! Because we all want live our own truths everyday.

*LYTE planners are now on sale for only $32. Trust me, you will not regret buying this! We can all work on our goals and plan together 😉

Planner and Accessories: c/o LYTE

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Our Story

When Facebook alerted me that Houston and I have been friends on Facebook for 2 years it reminded me that this is around the time when we first met. It brought back so many amazing memories! So for today I wanted to do something a little different and more personal and tell the story of how our story come to be. Enjoy!

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Spring Ready Bedroom

One transition that I am currently going through is transitioning my little apartment from winter to spring.  I love neutral colors and this winter I really gravitated towards gray and silver for things like my duvet cover or throw pillows and blankets.  But now that it is spring I have been needing to update some of those things to be more colorful and warm to match my favorite season!  

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