Mind Ready Monday: Sprinkling Sunshine

Today is worth celebrating. Not because it’s a particularly special date. It’s not a holiday. Or a birthday. Or the day Beyonce drops a new album [sigh]. But it’s happening now, and you’re a part of it. Celebrate with unnecessary laughter. Celebrate with a grateful heart. Celebrate with forgiveness and openness and kindness. With adventure and passion and hard work. Sprinkle your life with sunshine, even on its darkest days.”…. Read more

Fourth of July: Weekend Diary

I’m currently on a life high. You know those moments you want to box up and infinitely keep? I had a lot of those over this Fourth of July weekend. It’s tradition in our family to also celebrate the evening of the third [why not honor the greatest country over two days]?! Our childhood friends fly in each year to bring midwest charm to the west coast, and we make…. Read more

Pop Some Bubbly for the New Year

If you feel anything like me today, you’re still reeling from a holiday food coma. The sweets + the giddiness of Christmas morning = me in bed for the next 24 hours. BUT, we’ve got to start talking about New Years. Because 2015 is worth getting out of bed for. The new year reminds us it’s never too late to begin again. It’s an opportunity to love harder and to…. Read more

Holiday Hues of Gold

Gold, glittery goodness. That’s how I feel about this maxi skirt I scooped up at Anthropologie.  It’s fun. It’s flirty. And it’s a perfect fit for a festive holiday party. Hues of gold make me giddy. As in, I do a little happy dance. I think it’s because gold reminds me there’s something great happening, something special, something worth celebrating. December is worth celebrating. It represents family, gratitude and gift…. Read more