What I Want Now: June

When I started rounding up my June favorites I was surprised how not summery they were. I’ve never been a fan of summer clothes but I usually resist checking out about fall clothes until August or so. The weather has felt very summery though and I absolutely love the sun and heat I just don’t like wearing shorts and tanks. Working full-time doesn’t allow me to wear normal clothes very often but every weekend when I’m trying to pick out an outfit, I can’t seem to settle on anything that I really like. I went to Madewell the other day and walked out with shorts and a sweater (I mean, seriously… when do I think I will be wearing a sweater?) Anyway, I’m pretty obsessed with Twenty One Pilots right now and even though Blurryface is up on Spotify, I’m trying to support them by purchasing their album. I’ve also been on the lookout for a pair of stick studs. I don’t change my earrings very often and I almost always stick to simple studs and I think the stick studs still look very cool without standing out too much. The brush and mask will help me achieve my goal of taking better care of me and have relaxing time to myself, which I’ve been missing a bit since working full-time.

WhatIWantNowJUNE151. Longline Open-Front Cardigan $44.99 [sale] | 2. Tall Moto Black Ripped Jamie Jeans $75 | 3. Pro Angled Eyeliner Brush $16 | 4. Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask $22 | 5. Tubular Studs $24 | 6. Blurryface $13.99

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Well, can you believe that June is over halfway through? Father’s Day is right around the corner and marks the official start to summer. I usually have a pretty difficult time picking out a gift for my dad and this Father’s Day has proven even more difficult to shop for because I was away the entire first week of June and before that I thought I had so much time. I’ve spent the last week recovering from vacation (seriously… I need a vacation for my vacation). I have brainstormed some ideas that will fit my dad but just haven’t bit the bullet yet and ordered them (hmmm… guess I know what I’m doing after creating this post). If nothing in this guide fits your pops, consider getting tickets to his favorite band, a new book, music subscription service, or even a gift card to his favorite local restaurant. Have a good rest of your week and thanks for hanging with me during the crazy blog schedule. A post on my Florida vaca is coming soon!
fatherdaygiftsBrothers Drake: Hot Shot Mead $18 | Jack Black The Power Pack $49 | TOMS ‘Brogue’ Wingtip $57.90R89 Grande Safety Razor $75 | A Bit of a Bite Salsa: Heiny Hot Salsa $6.99 | Face Wash Brick – Musk $9.99 | Mr. Bar-B-Q 21-Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set $36.79 | Timex Easy Reader Silver $53

Sarasota Vaca

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I’m headed to one of my favorite places, Sarasota, Florida! Chris & I will be spending plenty of time enjoy the sunshine,the ocean, some tasty seafood, and a frozen cocktail or two. We are planning an excursion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, breakfast at Yoder’s (followed by lunch at the Daiquiri Deck and dinner at Captain Curt’s), as well as plenty of beach time and maybe a trip to downtown Sarasota. I have been looking forward to this vacation for so long that I don’t know what will drive me once it’s over but I’m sure it will be splendid. I will miss my sweet Max and Piggy but trust that they will be in good hands.

For now, I leave you with this beautiful Siesta Key sunset from 6 years ago. See you all later!

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What I Want Now: May

This 4-day week so far has been so nice and short and I don’t know if it’s because I’m about to go away on vaca or if it’s because I’m finally figuring out my new job. Transitioning to a sales position has been easier than I thought it would be but only time will tell if I can totally embrace the saleswoman in me or not. Anyway, I’m keeping my wish list this month simple with a basic white tee, black booties, a coral blush for spring, a nice striped swing dress, and Cupcakes & Cashmere’s new book.

WhatIWantNowMAY151. Jersey Pocket Tee $25, 2. NARS Blush in Torrid $30, 3. Cupcakes & Cashmere at Home $11.97, 4. Blanche Ankle Boots $85, 5. AEO Swing Tank Dress $34.95

Winchester, OH Getaway

A couple weeks ago my entire family (minus my sis & sweet Piggy) stayed at a cabin in Adams county for a mini getaway over Mother’s Day weekend. We stumbled upon the Round House online and thought it looked pretty cool so we decided to rent it out for a couple nights. The drive down only took a couple hours and it was nice to be out of the city for a bit. The trek to the cabin was more wild than we expected but the cabin was so unique and was the perfect place to recharge our batteries. We didn’t do too much hiking due to the heat and poison ivy but instead played games and spent time together. We had dinner one night on the Ohio River at Moyer Winery Restaurant, which was great, and took turns preparing the remainder of the meals at the cabin. We ended our stay with a excursion to Serpent Mound, which was a fun way to spend Mother’s Day.

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10371527_10207034378804389_3346127421491786848_n[the Round House]

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11223858_10206954789454705_8908676287213000354_n[Dinner along the Ohio River]

If you’re looking for a fun place to visit in Ohio where you can relax and enjoy the great outdoors without too many tech distractions, definitely check out the Round House and the other cabins that are available.

Favorite Picks for Spring

Where have I been? I have nothing. Working full time has just totally thrown me off my blogging game and the longer I went without writing a post the harder it was for me to get back on top of things. I prepared this post at the end of April and just never got around to writing the body and actually scheduling it. I will admit that I’ve loved how little time I spend on my laptop now that I’m not blogging so much but I’ve really missed putting together posts. I think the biggest push for me has been my recent obsession with Essie Button. Don’t ask me to explain why. I have spent more time than I care to admit watching her vlogs but I just think she’s a super cool person and I’m fascinated by her lifestyle vlogs (or video blogs… Steffi, I’m looking at you). So, please, forgive my absence and hang in there with me!

Spring is in full swing and these are the items that I can’t be without:

favs4spring1. Natural Burlap Women’s Jutti Flat $84, 2. Tencel Paperbag-Wasit Shorts $30.99 [SALE], 3. Factory Striped Knit Top $21.50 [SALE], 4. NARS Blush in Orgasm $30, 5. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Oversized Orange $17, 6. Franco Sarto Hooper Leather Wedge Sandal $39.95, 7. French Drape Sweater $64.50 [SALE], 8. Factory Cuffed Denim Short $29.50 [SALE], 9. Women’s Straw Panama Hat $16 , 10. Topshop ‘Milo’ Split Back Sleeveless Top $58

Avocado Toast

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What day is it?!

That above is my new obsession. It’s sooooo easy and absolutely delicious! All you have to do is toast some bread, slice up an avocado, squeeze a little lemon juice on top and add some salt and pepper, fry up an egg, and throw it all together. Chris and I have been eating this for breakfast almost every weekend and we haven’t gotten tired of it yet. Avocados are pretty much my favorite food ever and I like to keep a few on hand at all times. The egg part can be changed up depending on what you prefer (poached, fried, over easy, scrambled) and if you want a little extra kick throw on some red pepper flakes. You can also mash the avocado if you prefer that texture. If you haven’t joined the avocado toast craze yet, you should jump on it!