Monday, September 4, 2017

My 24th Birthday Wish List

Hey guys,

So my 24th birthday is coming up soon and I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of things that I will either be asking for or things that I will be buying myself!

My 24th Birthday Wish List



Some other items that I am asking for but decided not to list are new doors for my bedroom and bathroom and for both of my closets. They desperately need new doors that are not from the 70's. I am also asking for my TV to be mounted on my wall. My tv is currently still at my parents house because I don't have a stand or anything to put in on because I have no room left in my bedroom for anything to put a TV on so I thought it would easier to just mount it on the wall. 

It is so weird to say that I'm currently 23 and will be turning 24 soon. I honestly can't believe how fast time flies and I definitely don't feel like I'm 24. Half the time I still feel like I'm 18 and I just graduated from high school. I keep waiting for that moment when I will feel my age but I've been told by many people that you never really feel your age. It really all just depends on what you do in life and how your body ages as well. 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

Monday, August 14, 2017

Trying Something New

Trying Something New

Hey guys,

So I have a lot of thoughts and ideas and random things that are always popping into my head at all hours of the day and so I thought I'd try something new. I'm going to start writing more blog posts that are more like articles minus all of the facts and research. It's basically just going to be 100% honest me and what I'm thinking and feeling. I always come up with random quotes and I think to myself a lot so I was thinking it might be interesting to kind of just sit down and write everything out and see what happens. Some people may like it, others may hate it, who knows! Maybe it will work out and I'll get featured in a magazine or on another website. I don't know! Only time will tell! 

I just feel like I need to do this because I've never really been that great at journaling or keeping a diary and I've said multiple times on here that I'm kind of using this as my digital diary or journal so I can remember things for later on in life. I can also have this to show to my kids someday! I may also get laughed at or made fun of, I really don't know. All I know is that it is great to try new things! I may also run out of ideas or I may absolutely hate writing stuff like this. But we will see and I hope you guys enjoy it. I'm currently working on a few things at the moment and will probably have a few blog posts up this week! My goal is to have one every day this week but we will see what happens! 

I will be traveling to New York on Wednesday and then I will hopefully be a travel diary like I always do as long as if I remember to take all of my pictures and write down what we did every day. I haven't decided if I plan on brining my laptop with me. I don't think I will just because it will be one less thing that I have to carry! I'm also hoping to shoot a couple of outfits while in New York but we will see what we have time for. 

I hope that this all works out and I hope that you guys have an amazing week!

XO, Steph

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

House Update Summer 2017

House Update Summer 2017
Hey guys,

So far not that much has really changed at the house since my spring update. My mom and sister are currently working on the built-in bookshelves that are going up in the library! So far they are turning out great and I cannot wait for them to be finished.

My mom and I are working on outdoor furniture. Together we built a couch and two chairs. To be honest, they aren't the most comfortable pieces of furniture ever but I am super excited to be able to say that we built furniture. So far they are built and we are in the process of staining them and putting a weather protector on them. We had some major issues with the cushions and we tried out at least 3 if not more different cushions from a few different stores. We ended up settling on some from Target and some from Lowe's. Together are only going to seat 4 people. I had hoped the couch would fit 3 but we shortened the couch so it would fit on a wall in-between two of our sliding glass doors and because of that we lost a seat but then there's still some room left over on the couch. We probably should have made our own cushions but I really didn't want to do that and I also really didn't want to pay for that. 

So far my room is coming along great! I still need another nightstand and my TV needs to be mounted but other than that I don't really plan on adding any other furniture in my room. I might end up removing the bench that I made for my room and finding somewhere else in the house to put it but we'll see. If I decide to remove the bench then I do have my eyes on this lingerie chest because then it will help clear up some space in my closet. My closet is a bit a small and I probably need to go through it and remove some clothing items that I no longer wear but I struggle with getting rid of clothes. I'm so picky when I shop anyways that I feel like if something is cute I'll probably end up wearing it again. I am also finished with my gallery wall, I only need to hang 2 more items and then it should be complete!

So I have this little room outside of my bedroom and there's a small space behind the door that I plan on adding this shoe cabinet from IKEA because I absolutely need more shoe space! I have run out of room in my shoe closet and had to move my athletic shoes to the floor of my actual closet haha. I'm hoping that it will be wide enough for me to be able to also make it like a jewelry station because I literally have no room in my room for any of my jewelry stands. I actually left all of my jewelry at my parents house because I have nowhere for it to go in my house.  

That's it for now. Hopefully we'll be able to finish the built-in bookshelves before the end of the year haha and then our next big project is built-ins in our breakfast nook with a bench for our table!

XO, Steph

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Life Update August 2017

Life Update August 2017

Hey guys,

Happy August 1st! I know it's been a while since I've written anything and I'm sorry about that! I pretty much took the summer off and I really enjoyed doing that. I spent a lot of time working on projects around the house and I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. To be honest, 2017 has not been my favorite year so far. My cousin was diagnosed with Leukemia, owning a fixer upper has been quite a challenge and just recently I was driving my mom's brand new car and someone rear ended me. 

There have also been some major changes at my job and I am not a fan of most of them. Some of my favorite people have left and they were replaced with people that were not that great but there's not much I can do about that. I am also struggling with figuring out what I should do with the rest of my life. I never realized how hard being an adult can be haha! 

Some exciting news is that I am going to New York City for a little vacation this month! I leave 2 weeks from tomorrow and I will be gone almost five days. I absolutely love visiting the city so I cannot wait to get there. My sister is actually going to a writing conference there to hopefully learn how to get her book published (fingers crossed!).  I have some other exciting news as well but I'm just not ready to share it yet. I don't want to jinx it or anything like that. 

I think that's really all I have to say so far. I plan on writing a blog post about the house and everything that we have been working on so far and I will also be doing some posts about our trip to NYC because I already have a long list of plans for us to do!

I hope everyone has had an amazing summer so far and that you have a fantastic August!

XO, Steph

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring and Summer 2017

Hey guys,

So here is a post featuring some of my favorite one-piece swimsuits that I've seen online lately. I'm also going to be doing one for two-pieces and for swimsuit cover-ups! 
One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring and Summer 2017

1) Becca Color Play

So I know that this swimsuit looks like lingerie but I absolutely love the color and the lace. I think that it is absolutely gorgeous!

2) Becca Siren

This swimsuit is a bit low cut for me personally but I love the lace detailing of it and I love the sheer part around the waist.

3) Trina Turk Off the Shoulder

I love how on trend this swimsuit is. Everyone is wearing all these off-the shoulder tops and so it matches perfectly with that theme. I think that it would look super cute and most people. I just don't think you could actually wear it swimming because the arms might come up if you did anything haha.

4) Ted Bake London Halter

Out of all of the low-cut pieces, I kind of prefer this one because of the sheer paneling. It's still low-cut without actually showing too much.

5) J. Crew One Shoulder Stripe

I think that this swimsuit is so preppy and it reminds of Kate Spade! I love stripes and I also love the one shoulder look.

6) Ted Baker London Lace

This swimsuit is very elegant and I honestly don't know where anyone would wear this but it is so pretty!

7) Kenneth Cole Sheer Satisfaction

I love the lattice detailing of this swimsuit and I think that it is so cute and flattering!

8) Seafolly Castaway Stripe

I love the design of this swimsuit and I think that it is so cute and would make anyone look super skinny!

9) Profile by Gotten High-neck Illusion

If you couldn't tell from most of these swimsuits, I absolutely love black and I really love black and white pieces. I think that they are perfect and great to wear because then you can have fun wearing different accessories. I also think that black swimsuits are the most flattering.

10) Magicsuit Giselle

I love the top of this swimsuit. I have a dress that has a top thats similar to this and I think it is so unique and I love wearing it!

I hope this gives you guys some fun spring/summer inspiration for any trips you might be planning or  any beach days that you might be having soon!  

XO, Steph