NEW YEAR LIFE UPDATE

NEW YEAR LIFE UPDATE

In case you missed it, our family purchased a second condo in Big Bear last summer with the intention of turning it into a rental property to list on Airbnb. We had family visiting from Poland at the time, so we didn’t officially start any work on the place until they left in August. Our original goal was to have it done and ready to rent by Thanksgiving (actually dying over the optimism we had back then, lol, so naive). When that didn’t happen, we promised we’d have it good to go by Christmas. And here we are, mid-January, nowhere close to ready. My dad swears it’ll be done by the end of the month. That’s adorable. 🙄

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INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW CONDO

INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW CONDO

Today I’m sharing some of the Pinterest finds I'm gravitating towards right now for condo #2. Of course, foundational and structural things, not to mention budget constraints and square footage, are 100% going to come into play here, but I still can't help but fawn over the perfectly styled Pinterest-worthy homes spamming my "Dream Home" board right now. 

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WHAT I'M EYEING THIS SUMMER

WHAT I'M EYEING THIS SUMMER

SUMMER IS HERE!!! Alright, yes I'm aware it technically starts on June 21st, but spring is a pretty pointless season in my opinion and it already feels like summer anyway, so just let me pretend, k? Late sunsets, warm nights, sundresses, tanned skin, pool days, and bonfires... It's the most wonderful time of the year, so sue me if I want to jump the gun a little!

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FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Shopping for men has always been the most difficult shopping for me to do, and i don't think I'm the only one who feels this way! This year though, considering my personal incentive to blog more consistently AND find the perfect gift for my dad, I took the time to really hash through the Men's department at Nordstrom and figure out the perfect Father's Day gift guide. And I think I got it. Hope you all enjoy this one!

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SAVANNAH'S BRIDAL SHOWER RECAP

SAVANNAH'S BRIDAL SHOWER RECAP

If you follow me on Instagram I'm sure you saw the bridal shower spam in my stories this last weekend! My sweet friend, Savannah, who I've literally known since I was 2 years old, is getting married this July, and on Sunday my mom and I had the pleasure of hosting her bridal shower!

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THE MOTHER OF ALL GIFT GUIDES

THE MOTHER OF ALL GIFT GUIDES

Does everybody remember that meme that said "when your mom deserves the world, but all you can afford is a candle"? I seriously thought that was the funniest (or depressing?), most accurate thing ever when I first saw that. I'm hoping that as we've all entered adulthood maybe that's changed?? It certainly has for me and I'm so excited to actually treat my mama right this Mother's Day, because Monika truly deserves it all <3

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WHAT TO WEAR: WEDDING SEASON

WHAT TO WEAR: WEDDING SEASON

I. LOVE. WEDDINGS. I've been to more than I can count, I interned with a wedding planner for a summer, and this year alone Eric and I already have 6 weddings we're looking forward to! Weddings always make me so emotional. In fact, I'm probably the only person in the world who doesn't tear up during Titanic or The Notebook, but wedding ceremonies, man they just get me every time. 😭

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CURRENTLY CRUSHING ON: FESTIVAL EDITION

CURRENTLY CRUSHING ON: FESTIVAL EDITION

Yeah, yeah, yeah I'm not at Coachella this year, but you didn't actually think that would stop me from scouring Nordstrom for my favorite festival trends and fantasizing over what I would have worn if I was in Indio right now, did you?

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SIX APPS YOU NEED FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

SIX APPS YOU NEED FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

As much as I love working out and the energy and endorphin boost it gives me, I HATE going to the gym. At-home workouts have become a staple for me, but it can be hard to keep myself motivated and consistent when I have no accountability to a gym membership. These apps have done wonders to help me establish healthy habits and stay motivated in reaching my fitness goals.

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