If you're like me and spend hours on Pinterest pinning, home decor, party ideas, and quotes. I'm always looking for the gold and white, or gold anything for that matter to post on Instagram or to print for some DIY home decor. But I never find exactly what I want. The other day while revamping my blogs theme, I decided I wanted to customize a header, with a new name for a fresh start.I'm lucky enough that my boyfriend is an amazing graphic designer, who I could have asked to do for me, but I know not everyone has a designer at their disposal to make up what ever creation your hearts desire. So i figured out how to do it, in 6 simple steps! So here is my How To!
Summer is here in southern California, as it usually is year round. So it's time to change up my hair, skin and makeup routine. Today I just wanted to share my everyday staple makeup products for summer. I love wearing a bronzed and fresh look, very minimal on the eyes with a bold lip. These are a few of my "sweat proof" go to's during the hot summer months. With all of these I can walk, run and swim with only having to make minor touch ups, I wear these to the beach if I know I am going to dinner that evening, or for a full day at disneyland.
Follow along, while i discover more in the next 12 months :)
One year ago this month Dylan and I packed our entire lives up in boxes, grabbed a Uhaul and moved six hours away from the only place we have ever called "home". The single place that carried our childhoods, high schools, friends and family. The only place we knew like the back of our hand. We left everything that was comfortable on a whim, to go to school, work, earn degrees and form an "adult" life. In the beginning i can honestly say i missed everything about home. I regretted the move in our first few months far to often. When things got hard, I wanted to pack my life back up and leave. A year later looking back on everything thats happened I can say i was being stupid. I love my new life down here, my new school, work and our relationship has reached a place and an understanding i didn't even know was out there. We became so much more than best friends and lovers we have turned into partners.
In the 12 months of living in Orange County we have faced so many obstacles from earthquakes, 3 floods in our apartment, vehicles being towed and things that were designed to destroy us. But in the light of it all we have had the most laughs, and adventures then all our years put together. From the countless amounts of disney dates, to visiting multiple beaches along the coast, midnight donut runs to Huntington, driving through every nook and cranny of LA, and finding lookouts that always beat the last. In all the darkness of this last year, I have found an abundance of light. My mind has changed a million of times and it will continue to do so as I figure what our plans are for our future, but one thing i know for sure. Home is wherever you find happiness, comfort, and love. I am a completely different person than I was when we got here, i've matured, figured out who I am and who I want to become, I've learned how to take each day with a grain of salt. Because I trusted Dylan and myself, I can seriously say that I wouldn't want "home" to be anywhere but here. Well for now.
Here are a few pictures that just highlight this past year!