Breezy Days: 2018


August 30, 2018

Cliff Diving

Originally Written May 2018

My body can't tell if I'm about to put in my two weeks notice or jump off a cliff.

I'm equally excited and terrified. I was given an amazing opportunity to work with a growing tech company and jumped at the chance. It means advancing in my career, flexibility for future family plans, and contributing to growth in this company.

But that means leaving behind my work family I've been with for almost 4 years.

It's a weird feeling being at work knowing I'm not going to be here in 2 weeks. Business as usual for everyone else, but I am noticing all the small things.

Students saying hi to me from the time I pull up my car at work.

Co-workers stopping mid-email draft to tell me a funny story from their weekend.

Nerdy mentors stopping by my desk to snag some Mrs. Calls chocolates or show off the new shoes they just bought.

It's funny to be nostalgic for somewhere I haven't even left yet.

Change is the name of the game, but that doesn't make it any easier. Wish me luck!

May 1, 2018

Fresh Air

Just pulled out the bucket of my spring/summer clothes from the attic (let's be real my brother Evan is a saint and traipsed up to the attic for them), and it's like a birthday present to myself! All these fun pieces I have forgotten about this past year, and I get to bring life back into them. These jeans are always a favorite, so comfortable and perfect to throw on with more feminine pieces! 

April 20, 2018

The Sunny Blues

Apparently these are the only jeans I own now. They are so comfortable and stylish, I can't quit them! We're currently on the countdown...6 weeks until we fly out to Switzerland! It's always exciting scheduling vacations, but sometimes it's almost more stressful prepping to leave that it's almost not worth it. Key word..almost ;)

April 12, 2018

Spring Tie-Dye

No joke, I took these photos just a few days ago when it was beautiful and sunny outside. And now it's a miserable visit back to winter. What the heck Utah?!

I've been itching for the warmer weather to stay, and can't wait for all the fun outdoor activities. This summer my friend is getting me into roller-blading, and I'm looking forward to living all my 90s blading dreams :D 

March 21, 2018

My New Ride + Maintenance Tips

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A couple months ago, I bought my first car! Poor Lucille died on the side of the road last summer and we've been saving up to pick up a newer ride. I loved the whole experience of picking out a car and negotiating a price. It was nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time! 

Now that I've gone through all the hard work of researching for the right car and negotiating the right price for my budget, I'm hyper vigilant about maintaining it with only the best products. 

March 8, 2018

Crazy Lady in Stripes

How the heck are we already in March?! With work I'm always looking 3-4 weeks ahead, and didn't realize how much time was passing by. Although we've had a few exciting things happen over the past few months!

March 5, 2018

Harmons of Holladay

I visited the new Harmons location in Holladay, UT and it was absolutely gorgeous! I traveled up north with my blogger friend Kyla, and we were excited to check out all that Harmons has to offer. Our tour guide was the store nutritionist (yes, that's a thing!), Ashley, who gave us all the inside deets. Keep reading for the top things you need to know about Harmons! 

February 27, 2018

French Onion Beef Slider Recipe

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My brothers live nearby, which means at any moment I could be hosting an impromptu party with friends and family! I always keep Coca-Cola®  products in my fridge, and our new favorites have been these flavored Diet Cokes®. They still have the same delicious taste, but with a ritzy new can and different flavors to choose from! 

Currently my fridge is stocked with the Diet Coke® Feisty Cherry, which inspired me to whip up this beef slider recipe. The dark cherry taste matches perfectly with the dark protein :) 

February 24, 2018

Loft Spring Faves + 40% New Arrivals

February 19, 2018

Salt Block Honey-Black Pepper Shrimp Recipe

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Once we start experiencing the dead of winter, I immediately start looking at flights to a tropical location. Dreaming of the sun, beach, and seafood. Send me to Hawaii please! :)

When the new flavors for Diet Coke® were released, I was inspired by the Diet Coke® Twisted Mango to make this shrimp recipe! It reminds me of Hawaii because I ate tons of fresh mango and shrimp last time I was there, what a perfect pairing. Find your perfect Diet Coke pairing here! 

February 11, 2018

Fluffy Jacket

Wanna know something crazy? I just booked tickets to Switzerland this summer to go with Ryan and some friends. Say what! It'll be our first time to Europe, and I'm equal parts ecstatic and nervous. Any travel tips & tricks are welcomed! 

February 8, 2018

International Salon & Spa Expo

Once my youngest brother went on his church mission, my mom decided to pursue a dream she's been talking about for years. She signed up for cosmetology school :) She graduated from cosmetology school and passed her test back in December, and I'm so proud of her for it! 

January 21, 2018

Create a New Habit

Who is ever any good at holding to New Years resolutions? I'm sure not!

I think it becomes overwhelming; all the work that has to be done to finally be fit, read 100 books, send out birthday cards to all friends/family, etc. 

Luckily I've gotten a jumpstart on my goals this year. A few months ago I started working out consistently with some super fit friends doing BBG and hot yoga/pilates multiple times a week. I feel amazing after each workout. Progress!

January 9, 2018

Tangerine Dreams

We are a Converse family, and heaven help us if our future kids like Vans. Ryan found these killer high-tops on sale and I've been wearing them ever since! Utah's been having really weird weather, it feels more like the in-between of winter & spring. Lucky for me it makes it pretty fun to pick out outfits each day, since I don't have to worry about trekking through snow!

January 4, 2018

New York Travel Guide: Day 4

This was our last day visiting New York City, and it was absolutely perfect weather. Sunny, with a bit of a breeze :) Here is what we did! 

Bike through Central Park
We rented a couple of bikes with baskets and rode around Central Park. It was surreal to bike from the busy city streets into this earthy & quiet scene. It seriously got so quiet once we were in the middle of the park! We grabbed a map then made sure to hit all the water features and points of interest. When returning the bikes we passed by LDS Manhattan temple, and it looked beautiful!

January 2, 2018

Love Beauty & Planet

Since my mom started cosmetology school and has recently become a licensed cosmetologist (congrats mom!), I've been far more conscious of what I use in my beauty routine. She's passed on a lot of great tips, tricks, and products to help keep my skin and hair healthy. What I've learned is that I'm a sucker for a great product with an amazing scent :)