So i'm definitely still catching up on sleep from almost a week ago. Let me tell you, it has been a whirlwind since last Friday, I'm not really sure how i'm functioning right now haha. I was missing my dogs a ton, and my sister, Colleen, got home from Australia, and on top of that I had to bring some stuff back to Phoenix, so I figured i'd make a quick trip home! It may have only been two and a half days, but I went out and did more things than I usually do over a two month span haha.
Okay, so i'll just start with my ride home. Has anyone else been obsessed with podcasts? It made my 5 hour drive go by so much quicker! I've recently been listening to The Porch (I linked it if you'd like to check it out, I encourage everyone to!) - they have the most incredible podcasts on vice and virtues. I'd like to believe they are making me into a better person haha. So far I have listened to Anger & Forgiveness, Lust & Self Control, Greed & Generosity, Gossip & Restraint, Love & Sex, and Entitlement & Gratitude. Pretty powerful topics right? Plus, the way they speak on these subjects are not only powerful, but also relatable and encouraging. I left pretty late at night, but I love the quietness and calmness of nighttime, so it was easy to concentrate without getting distracted. I didn't get home until one in the morning, but I immediately went to love all on my pups, I even slept downstairs with them haha.
The next day I started the day doing a Bikini Body workout with my sis, she's always good to have around because she forces me to do her workouts with her. Which of course, once I actually get to the gym, I love doing them. Then we headed over to Gilbert to Henry Brown Buick GMC, to try out on of their newest cars for the weekend! Although, I wasn't a fan of the hour and a half journey it took me to get out there, (Surprise is far from everythingggg) the car was definitely worth it! The staff was super friendly and helpful! It worked out perfect as well since my car was jammed packed from bringing half of my stuff home from San Diego. I'll admit i've never considered getting a Buick, but after driving the Enclave for two days, I was blown away! One of my favorite features was actually how high it sits, you can easily see over two cars ahead! Also, the Apple carplay is such a great invention in cars. I actually gave up looking at my phone whatsoever in the car while I'm driving for Lent, so it was nice to have all my messages, apps, phone calls, pretty much anything I would need from my phone on a touchscreen display. It will read everything out loud for you, so you never have to worry about looking down, or driving distracted. This is a super random feature to love, but I really appreciated that they have an actual outlet and wifi in the car! I do a lot of photography, so if i'm on long trips and not driving, it gives me access to to be able to work, as well as charge my computer!
I'm just going to drop some knowledge abut Henry Brown Buick and the Enclave for you guys.
After picking up the car, Colleen and I got ready and went over to The W in oldtown Scottsdale to check out Scottsdale Fashion week. I'm not sure how all those models didn't freeze! It was swimwear, but it was so cold out! It was really fun to see the shows, because my own What Matters show is less than a month away! So I was also, scouting out ideas / inspiration!
I'm adding some images of the Enclave below if you want to take a look at my favorite features!
Hi everyone! I m currently sitting in LAX airport waiting to board my flight to......PARIS. I'm early for once, so I figured I finally after 6 months MIA blogging, i'd give you guys an update on my life. For one, I'm busy. Like really busy. Hence why I don't always have a moment to blog anymore. I have spent the past couple of months working THE BEST job that incorporates all of my favorite things, photography, traveling, planning events, fashion, babies, etc. For someone as indecisive as me, its perfect! I have always had tons of interests, and job interests, but they'd always require me to focus on one thing. Do you know how hard that is for me? I have a creative mind, and it always has to be doing all different tasks in order to function properly. So finding a job that has everything I love has really been incredible.
Also, if you cant tell from my social media channels, I have been living in san diego the past two months. Well kind of living there, in between all the traveling! In the past two months I have been to New York twice, Philadelphia, Tampa, LA, Arizona, and now Paris! Throughout the busyness, this scripture I came across really stood out to me - Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace."
I really wanted this somewhere near to me, something that I could always have with me. So often we think life should always be happy and perfect. Honestly, if you look back on my previous posts, I was heartbroken for a few years. I had to take a break, I had to give up, to hate and to love, to tear and mend, to be silent, to throw away, etc. I didn't have much direction. Each one of these words in this scripture stays so true to my heart, because I have personally experienced them. Obviously not kill or die haha. When I look back at my life thus far, there has been a time, and a season for everything. Not to jinx it, but the season that I am currently in, happens to be an incredible one, but I have to constantly remind myself that without that healing, and silence, and hate, it would not be possible.
Sorry about the rant, but I just wanted to reiterate why this scripture is so important to me! So when I found out Jord watches offers custom engravings, on a watch (scripture on time*) of all things , I decided this is how I wanted to keep this scripture with me always. Plus, they are the most unique watches around. They are wood! I actually gave away a Jord watch last year in my non profits fashion show's auction, and it was one of our highest bid on items. I may have super cheap clothes.....(Forever 21 addict over here), but I can appreciate good quality jewelry. I don't have to worry about them breaking easily, turning my fingers or wrists green haha, and they are the key pieces to making my $20 outfits stand out. I'm going to link my favorite Jord one below, as well as offer a discount code and a chance to win a $100 gift card, regardless if you win or not you will receive a 10% off coupon, but act fast because the giveaway ends March 4th. They are perfect for a personalized gift, OR obviously just a gift for yourself
My personal watch :