March 13, 2018

long time no blog

In the words of the great Ferris Beuller, “Life moves pretty fast.” To that I say touché, because somehow I have turned into a fast food zombie that permanently smells like stale French fries and Hardee’s grease. Since McDonald’s closed in February, I have been working six day weeks every other week and barely having energy to do anything other than the bare minimum on my days off. Thank god for daylight savings, extra sunlight, and the promise of spring whispering in everyone’s ears. 

I have a photo event downtown on Saturday that I’m prepping for this week. I’m excited for this event and for Wisconsin to get the hint that it’s SPRING so I can actually execute some photo ideas. My wedding season starts in May and I’m pretty excited to see where my relationship with wedding photography progresses. 

Justin and I are dreaming about quitting Hardee’s and moving out of Waupaca. We’re still in the developmental stages of this dream, but it feels so exciting to have a bigger goal to work toward. 

I’ve been making my bed almost every day, doing laundry twice a week, and feeling like an actual adult. I never thought I’d get here: stability in my life that I built with my own two hands. Time and growth are wonderful things, and so is the grace it takes to get here. 

These are the days, right?

February 15, 2018

seeing stars

Dress: c/o eShakti, Cardigan: Thrifted, Leggings & Boots: Shopko

I've been in a funk lately. One of those do not pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to bed and wake up every day feeling more exhausted than the day before. An email from eShakti popped in my inbox one morning, and who doesn't like retail therapy when they're feeling crappy? This star print called out to my tender heart, in rememberance of six-year-old me who wanted to be an astronaut when she grew up.

eShakti has been on my radar since I first started fashion blogging in 2013. I was always intrigued by their fun prints and bright colored dresses, but the price point always stopped me from pulling the trigger when I was in my early twenties and pinching pennies. Right now, eShakti is offering $25 off your first order AND free shipping for new customers!

This dress makes me smile every time I put it on. eShakti allows you to customize nearly everything on their clothes, from length to sleeves to the neckline. I customized the neckline from a jewel neck to a V-neck, but kept the above the knee length and elbow length sleeves. The belt is removable, and honestly I might just do away with it the next time I wear this dress, but it'll be a nice addition to my collection. 

I was super pleased with their awesome customer service staff who assisted me when trying to figure out which size to order. I ended up going down a size from what I normally wear because I've been losing weight, and this dress feels a little tight in the chest right now, but that might change as I continue my weight loss journey.

I also have my eye on this skirtthis shirt, and this dress for when I need to buy clothes again. ;)

AND IT HAS POCKETS! You have to option to remove them when you order, but why?

Find eShakti and learn more about them on their website, Facbook, Pinterest, and (my personal fav) Instagram.

February 13, 2018

currently, february edition

feeling soft and tender and anxious

combating exhaustion with coffee

snuggling with the Mew cat every morning

crying because my life belongs to Hardee’s now that McD’s is closed

needing a day off to write and catch up on blog stuff

watching ancient earth documentaries with Justin

waiting for love to come back to netflix in march 

listening to a lot of mayday parade and britney 

dancing it out whenever I can

appreciating every day the sun comes out

celebrating getting our taxes done with no surprises this year

hoping I can make it through the next two days of work