Take Time to Heal

It feels odd to post about what you’re about to read amongst other posts about style and hair care, but this post is about real life. I’m writing this post because I made a goal that I would share real life with you. I said I didn’t want to be surface deep and share only the good times with you (post here).  I said I wanted to be transparent and real with you. That means I can’t share only good deals and happy moments. I have to share the good, bad, ugly, and sad with you. But what if it…

I Don’t Want to be Only Surface Deep

After a little over a year and a half of blogging, I realized I haven’t shared many details on who I am as a person. Yeah, I’m sharing my personal style, blog tips, and some motivation from time to time but I haven’t gone very deep. Blogging for me isn’t only happy topics and personal style. This is entirely a personal choice for me. Sharing my life experiences is one of the main reasons I started blogging. I had and still have a desire to create and share with others, but I don’t want to be surface deep. Surface deep,…

Just Stop and Slow Down

I love to be busy. By busy, I mean I love to meet deadline after deadline, work on weekends, plan, and create nonstop. I’m a thinker and a do’er. I don’t like to sit idle when I could be doing something productive. I’ve got ideas, plans, goals, vision, and determination like no other. I like to get stuff done. I love the rush to the finish line just to turn around and start the race again. Real talk, I have a hard time watching TV or relaxing because I have so many things I want to do. For me, it’s…

Blog Life & Real Talk

Ain’t that Same Old Been Done Kind. Yup, these are lyrics from one of my favorite Eric Church songs. The lyrics came to mind while I was thinking about how to summarize my thoughts for this post. Basically, my thoughts are about blogging and what it means to me on a personal level. Just that, what blogging means to me as an individual and what kind of blog I want. If any of this sounds rude then please forgive me because I’m not being rude, just honest. I’ve learned so much since I started blogging. Some of my original thoughts…

The Best Online Resale Sites

Online resale, ah I love the thrill of the hunt when it comes to resale! Back in my store owner days, many a beautiful vintage or lux item passed through my hands. Even after I ended the storefront location I continued my love of resale through online resale. I’m always browsing, buying, or selling items online. There are tons of sites to chose from when looking for lux, vintage, or maybe just your fav pair of jeans. I’m outlining some of my favorite sites to buy or sell from below. I’m not going into major detail, just the highlights. PoshMark…

Brands Who Give Back

Pay it forward and give back. We hear this all the time but do we act on what we hear? I know I can work on giving back. I always have good intentions but I need to put those intentions into motion. I’ve been looking into brands that give back to charities. I know personally and professionally giving back and paying forward is different but it feels good to support a brand who cares about other people. For this post, I’ve put together some unique accessory and beauty brands who care and give back to some great causes. Hand in…

Healthy Ice Cream Alternatives

How is it that I’ve never mentioned food on the blog before? Well I say it’s time we get started! I try to keep my diet as clean as possible. By clean as possible I mean, I try not overdose on sugar daily. I love sweet treats so much though! The reality is, the older I get the more I realize I can’t live on junk. My body feels like garbage when I don’t fuel it properly. Giving up sweets doesn’t have to be boring. I love finding ways to create healthier options to satisfy my sweet tooth. I recently…

Pushing through creative lows

Hey Hey! If you’ve been following me for a bit you probably have caught on that I love a good motivational post. I have this vision in my mind that somewhere out there someone is like – Dang, that woman just talked straight to my heart. At least that is what I hope! Truth be told, someone may be saying – Dang, that woman is annoying. You hush it and read on. For this post, I want to talk about the importance of pushing through creative slumps and the tips I take to get over the creative blues. I don’t…

Life with My French Bulldog

In this post, we’re going to talk about life with my French Bulldog. So, guess what? It’s time to meet Milly. Milly is the wonderful (yet stressful) puppy we added to our lives recently. Remember earlier this week when I talked about my massive stress level (post here)?  Well, this crazy-eyed silly puppy is part of the chaos. Shes so cute though! So what is life like with a baby dog running around? Rough (or ruff?), is the word I’m using to describe it. I’m going to keep it real and honest from my personal experience and perspective. I think…

Real Talk – Life Updates

Let’s talk about life, stress, and relaxation for a second because it’s been awhile (previous post here). Moment of honesty, I’ve been very stressed for a few weeks. The stress is coming from various areas of my life. Some of the stress is work, life, personal growth, devotion, and blog related (sounds like a ton of areas huh?). I can’t explain why these areas suddenly became huge stress areas without sounding like I’m whining, but here goes. It all started a few weeks ago when we added a brand new puppy (you’ll meet her this week so stay tuned!) to…

2016 End of Year Countdown

2016 year end countdown. That doesn’t even feel real. Wow, I can’t believe 2016 is almost over. I know everyone is saying that right now but seriously, I’m shocked. It doesn’t feel like that long ago I was counting down 2015. Also, the blog has turned 1 year old. Happy Birthday to The Every Day Mix! Time goes by so quick! Crazy! What happened in 2016? Some really fun stuff has happened this year. I feel like my creativity increased, expanded, and fully formed in 2016. I personally grew in many ways this year. When I started the blog I…

Time is my Friend

Time is a topic I love to discuss. Probably because of my love for the past, vintage, and history. I’ve posted my thoughts on time before. Time is a tricky thing. Often I feel time flies by without warning. Time is here, and present. Then, time is gone. Some of the most precious moments of my life arrived and disappeared so quickly. Time past as though it was a blink of an eye. Time is a wonderful mix of beautiful, kind, and cruel. I’ve faced many heartaches and disappointments in my life. Through each of those struggles one thing remained…

Hello 34!

About a month ago I turned 34 years old. 34 is awesome, can’t even hide it. I can remember being in my 20’s and thinking – 30 is so old. I’d like to go back in time and smack my 20 something old self. My 30’s have been by far the best years of my life. I’m a woman and I feel like a full-grown woman more so today than any other time of my life. I feel strong, confident, sexy, and driven. I know what I want and what I don’t want in my life more so than ever…

Be Bold Series: Boudoir Photos

I discovered the amazing Misfit 29 Studios on Instagram and it was love at first sight. They produce the most amazing and quality photos I’ve ever seen. I included only one photo from my shoot due to privacy but trust me the outcome and quality of my photos is amazing! Their work is both sexy and bold with a touch of glam! Instantly, I knew I wanted to work with them. I’ve had this feeling lately that I want to do something bold. Something that would be outside my comfort zone and something I could treasure. An investment for me…

Tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals

5 Tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals For me, motivation is as important as water. Why? Because I love to dream, plan, build, and reach my goals. It takes a ton of mental power to reach goals. The body needs food and water to function. Motivation is the food and water so to speak of reaching goals. Today, I’ve put together tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals. Don’t compare yourself to others I struggle with this one, not going to lie. I think human nature plays a part in comparing…