I always say, “it’s a new year & it’s time for change” but never really strive to do so. This year I wanted to set some goals and reflect on my past year. I have been feeling a little down lately and not so much myself. I want to do more, find my purpose, and be happier in the upcoming year.
A few of my goals for 2019
More self care. I feel like this helps everyone feel a little better about themselves. When you feel good about yourself, it helps you to keep striving to be the best version of yourself.
Eat healthier & workout 5x a week.This is a typical New Year’s goal, but I really need this is my life. I have tried the Keto diet and I think I’m going to do it again. I’m going to try to not give up for 21 days. I also want to do 100 push-ups a week and work up to 100 a day. [I’m so out of shape #yikes]
Worry less & Be happier.I am such a worrier. I let stuff get to me and sometimes allow certain things to ruin my day. I want less conflict, stress, and worry in 2019. I want to take a step back and think before I start to lose myself in things that are irrelevant.
Grow closer to God. I want to pray more, read more, and turn to Him about my problems rather than my friends all the time. I also want to be better about thanking Him for all the good He blesses me with daily.
Positivity. I need to be a more positive person and surround myself with like minded people.
Work on my attitude and hiding my emotions.I wear my heart on my sleeve. It can be a good and bad thing. When I’m sad, mad, or happy you’re going to know bc I simply can’t hide it. The saying, “fake it until you make it” needs a little more attention this year.
Figure out what I want in life.I want to find a career I love. I want to find my purpose. I want to live up to my potential. I want to be all happy like everyone claims to be dammit!
Trust.I have the hardest time trusting others. I have always had an issue with this.
Tan. This isn’t a goal, but I know you all saw these pictures and thought “oh wow she needs some fake & bake!”
SO- reading that back, it sounds a tad bit depressing… But I have a lot of goals to better myself in the new year and I hope to do so!
I know it’s been about 10 years (or so it feels) since y’all have heard from me. Life gets crazy sometimes, ya know? But I’m here to fill y’all in a bit and get back to it!
I graduated college in May and decided to move to Dallas, Texas in August. To be honest, I was so excited to graduate college and start working. My family didn’t want me to move, but I insisted I be independent. I was ready to start a career, do adult things, figure out my life.. ya know like most people plan to do after college. I’m here to tell ya it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. If you’re still in school, stay there forever. Jk, well kinda, but yeah don’t rush it. I have learned so much in the last couple of months living in a big city. I took a step outside of my comfort zone, and I’m so glad I did.
I got busy and put blogging on the back burner. After taking such a big break, I started to miss it. I don’t want to give up something I enjoy. That is just another little thing I learned recently. I have had plenty of time to reflect on my life and caught myself in a lot of deep thought. Am I really just supposed to work for the rest of my life? Like what? What am I going to do? I don’t want to work a miserable job for 30 years. That sounds horrible?? All the works and I’m just not about it. I think I have said, “working just isn’t for me” about a thousand times and I’ve only been working for three months. Tragic, I know. But it is what it is and it’s molding me into who I am. I truly believe you have to make your own mistakes to know exactly what you do want.
I took a job as an Energy Broker and I’ll just go ahead and say, it’s not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am also doing some Marketing to grow a fashion brand out of New York. It is a luxury brand full of cashmere, luggage, purses, & more. I can’t spill all the details now, but I will with time so stay tuned! I am so excited about this one and what it will bring. I graduated with a degree in Marketing and love fashion, makeup and all the things so why not put it to good use!
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Have you got your significant other a gift for Valentine’s Day yet? The clock is ticking and now you can count down with your new time piece!
When was the last time you went somewhere without a watch on? I don’t remember a day when I haven’t had one on. Even when I go to the gym I have my Apple Watch on. But a JORD watch is more than just a watch. It has meaning behind the brand and that’s just one of the reasons I love them!
My first thought when JORD reached out to me was, “Do I really want to wear a wood watch? Is that boyish? Maybe I’ll just stick to my gold & silver watches.” I was wrong! They are so much more than just a wood watch. These watches are so unique! They are so lightweight, splash proof, and the clasp is easy to maneuver as well. You also have access to a measuring tool online to print off and measure your wrist so that the watch will come perfectly fitted for your wrist.
JORD watches are hand-crafted wood timepieces. They are made with a couple different types of wood such as acacia, bamboo, and maple. I was so impressed with how much time and effort went into the packaging. When I received my watch in the mail I was so excited! The watch box is so gorgeous & something I will always keep on display. Another great thing about JORD is that all timepieces on JORD’s website can be engraved with any name or special message you would like. Another reason why this is such a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
They have both a women’s and men’s shop. SO girls– not only can you get yourself a gift, you can get your man one too 😉
JORD has been so generous to do a giveaway for my readers! One lucky Simplicity & Moore reader will receive a $100 off code! Plus, anyone who enters the giveaway will receive a 10% off code just for entering! Don’t miss out– it’s so worth it!
“The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.”
Day 3 in Red River, New Mexico & we are having so much fun! We have done a lot of eating and a lot of exploring… what else do you do on vacation?! Oh and drank a lot of coffee! #noshame Tonight we went to the Torch Light Parade at the ski resort. It’s always a fun thing to do at night since it get dark around 3:30-4:00 bc the sun gets behind the mountains. The parade only lasts about 10 minutes, but worth freezing with hundreds of other people to watch! They shoot off fireworks and about 50 people ski down with lit up skies, gear, and glow sticks! If you’re ever in Red River during New Years it’s for sure something to attend. There is also another one tomorrow that we’re going to for NYE!
I have gone skiing almost every year since I was about 6 or 7 and I love it. We’ve always gone to Red River. I like coming here rather than trying a new resort bc I know the way around the mountain. If you follow my blog you will come to know I like what’s familiar and it’s harder for me to try new things. It’s always how I’ve been! Maybe one day I will branch out and try Colorado 😉
I wore this outfit today for our little adventure. I’m not going to lie my hat is a girls, but I couldn’t resist! It was so cute– so I caved and purchased. Also, I have a small head… My seven year old brother has the same head size as me. It kinda makes me sad?? Does that make me not as smart? Haha! These OTK boots are one of my fave purchase of 2017. I have skinnier legs so it’s hard to find OTK boots that stay up on my legs but these do! They are currently 40% off. Worth the buy!
I hope everyone has a great NYE weekend and stays safe!!
I wore this look last week to run a few errands around town. It is more of a fall look, but here in Texas it’s been 70 degrees… How crazy! It’s hard to dress for the weather & season when they don’t match up like they are suppose to.. lol But that’s okay bc I am all about flannels. They are so comfy but stylish, too. If you aren’t loving this green, American Eagle has many other colors as well. They are currently 50% off!
Who else is a Kelly Wynne lover? I love her line and the more she brings out new product, the more I love it!
I am so excited to finally be publishing my first post! I have started writing this so many times, shut my computer and given up 20 minutes later. It’s hard to stay focused and write without feeling hopeless staring at a blank page. I mean I’ll be honest I’m not the greatest writer, but I know I love talking fashion so why not give it a shot? Sometimes it is so hard to get started on something like this even when you know the things you enjoy talking about. I have finally taken the leap of faith and here I am writing. I created this blog to have fun with the little things in life. I also love to shop so why not share my picks and help others shop too?! I have been a girly girl since I came out of the womb I believe.. I use to get in trouble just about every day when I was little because I would wear 4, sometimes even 5 different outfits in one day. My mom was tired of doing all my laundry and my dad hated walking past my dirty room seeing clothes everywhere! Ha! Life of a girl though, am I right? I know I’m not the only one out there!
SO, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk Denver. [I wrote this post in July but am publishing now- forgive me for the delay!] This past weekend I took a trip to Denver, Colorado with some friends. I turned 21 on Tuesday and one of my friends turned 25 the Friday we flew down.
Let’s back track real quick.. I’m actually 21?! I’m still in shock that the day has finally arrived! I swear I never thought it would! I also never thought at the age of 21 I would be writing a blog post for the whole world to see. Life is crazy!
A group of my friends were all flying to Denver for a golf tournament. We decided it would be fun to celebrate our birthdays where we could all be in the same place, but a different town to experience new surroundings. We had a great time going out and celebrating. After going out night 2, the next morning all we wanted was food. Typical. We found a little spot walking distance so that was the first place we chose. It was called The Breakfast King, the cutest little place. It was extremely packed but only 3 of us girls went so we were seated in the back right away. It had such a 70’s vibe and the staff was so sweet! The food was amazing and so was the coffee. I do believe it’s hard to mess up breakfast food, but come on give me a cute spot with nice people and it’s bound to have great food.
The other days my friend Kynze and I traveled around during the day while they all played golf. We found some cute little shops and loved the atmosphere of 16th street and the downtown mall. Our last day we got up and were bound to find another good breakfast spot. If you can’t tell we are breakfast girls. I got on Google, looked up some reviews and jackpot, we found a winner. We get in an Uber and headed to Duffeyroll Café. We asked our Uber driver if he had ever gone and it was like he just was told he won the lottery. He was like, “Oh my gosh I haven’t had that in so long. I’m OBSESSED with that place.. I think I’m going to cut my shift so I can go with you guys!” Haha!
So as you all will surely come to know, I am the pickiest and most plain person when it comes to food. I don’t even know why it mattered so much as to where we went because I get the same thing just about anywhere. I like what I like, why change it up?! If you’re dying to know I ordered scrambled eggs and toast. Which is something I could eat every morning and be perfectly content. What am I talking about… I do eat scrambled eggs every morning.. BUT Duffeyroll is famous for their duffeyrolls (which is like a mini cinnamon roll- hints the name) Kynze got one with her meal. I had a bite and 100% recommend. I will say their coffee was one of the best I’ve ever had, no joke. I ordered a cinnamon spice coffee and added a little French vanilla creamer and I think I could probably live off it for the next 10 years?? If we would’ve found this place the first day we were there I would’ve been the first one there every morning. Well, maybe not the first because I cherish sleep, but you get the point. So yeah basically if you are ever in Denver, Duffeyroll Café is the move for you.
On another note how about the weather though?! In the evenings it dropped down around the 60’s and felt amazing. I loved visiting Colorado, but it’s safe to say I am happy to be back in Texas. Btw this was my first vacation without my golf clubs and I think that was the highlight of the entire trip. Oops! It was nice to fly somewhere and just relax for once. (I play college golf) Well I hope I didn’t ramble on too long, That’s the recap of my trip!
Does anyone else know any good places to go in Denver?!