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Vacation in Lake Tahoe


This week I’m on my annual vacation with my family in beautiful Lake Tahoe. It’s my seventh trip here and the gorgeous scenery and sunsets never get old.

Lake Tahoe Sunset

Lake Tahoe Sunset

Lake Tahoe Sunset in the Marina

My 29th birthday is later this month and I usually revert back to being a 10 year old with my birthday gift rules (i.e. don’t hint, don’t gift early, love a surprise, etc etc – more on that later!).This year however, I wasn’t shy in asking for one collective gift from family & friends …. the Canon EOS Rebel SL1.

With the help from Sean coordinating it all, I was gifted an early birthday present here in Lake Tahoe with my new favorite gadget!!! READ MORE

Blog / Style & Beauty

Shopping on Rodeo Drive


I think most women secretly wish for their own “Pretty Woman shopping on Rodeo Drive” moment. Wouldn’t it be great to walk into Versace, Chanel & Tiffany’s and get whatever you want ?!?! Well… I went shopping on Rodeo Drive yesterday, but unfortunately went home empty handed.

The real reason my boss and I went to Rodeo Drive was to do comparison shopping for our new fall/winter jewelry collection. I never turn down an opportunity to try on high-end jewelry!

Rodeo Drive Street Sign

I absolutely fell in love with the Cable Coil collection at David Yurman.

David Yurman Cable Coil Necklace // Modish & Main

David Yurman Cable Coil Collection // Modish & Main
Wearing the Cable Coil necklace, cuff and ring from David Yurman



A Colorfully Organized Set of Markers


I love to get crafty when it comes time to give gifts, plan events, etc. Being crafty often means having lots of little products and materials that can quickly turn from pretty to a chaotic mess. Generally, when you have to dig for your items you tend to be less inspired to get creative.

I’ve always been complimented on my handwriting and often use markers and pens to personalize a gift, create art and even when organizing throughout the house.  As you may know, not all markers are created equal and there are an abundance of colors to choose from. Therefore, I have quite a selection of Sharpie markers in varying sizes and I needed to find a way to keep them organized, but have them pretty accessible as well.


Monday Momentum


Yesterday while sitting at the beach with my Mom and Dexie, I took the opportunity to just appreciate an amazingly beautiful day & how lucky I am that in just mere minutes I can be at the beach.

Just remember to embrace those everyday moments & let yourself indulge in that cupcake!!!

Celebrate Everyday Moments
Image Courtesy of Dawn Smith Designs

Great Summer Reads


There is truly nothing I enjoy more than relaxing on the patio or beach chair and reading a great book. I’ve always loved to read & had a pretty extensive collection of books until the Kindle came around. When I’m really invested into a great book, it’s like the world around me moves in slow motion and the storyline of the book takes the stage front & center.

I’ve always attributed a great read to being as entertaining (if not more) as a movie. A book is often filled with an enormous amount of descriptive language that allows you create your own images & let your imagination run wild. It’s truly one of my favorite things to do.


Color Crush — Red White & Blue


We celebrate our nation tomorrow and everything red, white & blue. It’s a great day to take time outdoors, fire up the barbecue & show off our proud patriotism!

It only seemed fitting that this month’s Color Crush was all about the U.S.A.

Color Crush // Red, White & Blue

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I’m thinking another trip to Target is going to amount in me purchasing a few of the new Feed for Target collection! Adorable stuff.

Love this 4th of July poster that The 36th Avenue posted & it’s available as a FREE download. How awesome is that ?!?!


Monday Momentum


Although I was in Indianapolis for work this past week (while others were there for their own personal businesses), I couldn’t help but take away messages that inspired and empowered me to do great things!

Thus, today’s Monday Momentum is about getting out of your own way and overcoming your own self-doubt. If you want something bad enough … believe in it & set out today to make it happen!

Inspirational Quote by Woody Allen
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Link Love


Whew, what a whirlwind past few weeks it has been!

Now that we are “almost” unpacked, I had to take off on a business trip to Indianapolis for 5 days. Needless to say, I am WAY behind catching up on blog post reads. I think my Bloglovin’ feed count is at 392 unread posts. Yikes!

Now that I blog, I could never just select all as “unread.” I know how much work goes into these posts and I really do try and read many of them.

Thus, on the flight today and as I sit in my hotel room adjusting to the Eastern Time Zone, I’ve been “liking” some of my favorite posts lately & thought it was time to spread to the love!