Quick and Easy Home Decor

I’m super cheap when it comes to decorating my apartment. I always buy things on sale, and have even tried making my own art… Which of course ended poorly.

I finally got to a point where my living area had a color scheme (Gold and Black, think Kate Spade). I have an accent wall painted a dark gray, and black/brown furniture. But everything I have is very basic and not entirely creative. Don’t even ask about my bedroom.. because I definitely have my curtains stapled to the wall.

So when I saw this valentines day bag at target that matched my colors, I knew I had to find a way to use it on my walls.

target bag decorI bought this gallery frame for $12.99 and the bag for $3.99. I ended up cutting the bag apart so that it would fit in the frame, but it ended up looking really good! and I’m happy to have something else on the walls!


Girlfriends Guide To Las Vegas

I just got back from the best girls weekend in Las Vegas! We brunched, drank, clubbed, and laughed a whole lot! But before we left, there was a lot of planning that went into this weekend. We scoured the internet and harassed our friends for the best restaurants, brunch spots, clubs, casinos, and daytime activities months before we even left. I put together a google spreadsheet of a loose itinerary, because we wanted to be as organized as possible when it came to all of our weekend activities (of course, that list only vaguely resembles what we actually did this weekend). We put so much effort into our weekend research, so I thought I would share reviews of what we did!

Where We Stayed

We stayed at the Marriott Grand Chateau, just off the Strip. When I was picking out the hotel, I was looking for something that was affordable, but would give 7 of us enough space. I didn’t want anyone to have to sleep on the floor, so I knew we would be needing at least two rooms, which was driving the price up. I found this hotel by searching the Marriott website, and it honestly could not have been more perfect. We booked a 2-bedroom villa for the 7 of us, which had 2 king beds and 2 pull out couches, 2 bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Having a kitchen saved us so much money, because we were able to cook easy dinners rather than go out to expensive restaurants for dinner. One of the things I looked at once the hotel was already booked was how far it was from the famous “Welcome to Vegas” sign… This one is 2 miles away, which ended up being a perfect Saturday morning jog. (Don’t judge me for working out on my vacation!) There was a little incident at 6am on Sunday morning, where I woke up to water dripping from the ceiling onto my nightstand… Turns out the drunkasses in the room above us turned on their bathtub and then passed out. But management was so accommodating, and gave us a new room for the rest of the night while they cleaned up the mess. Even with the water incident, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Vegas. It is right in the middle of the action, but just off the strip. We were able to walk just about everywhere during the day and had a great view at night. 5 out of 5 stars.

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Where We Ate

Sushi Roku: We went here for lunch on Friday, by recommendation of a friend. We made a reservation, but honestly, the place was so empty that it wasn’t necessary. Each of us ordered 1-2 rolls and then shared orders of the king crab fried rice. It was all SO delicious. I had the baked crab handroll and the crunch spicy tuna, which were both delicious! It was a perfect lunch spot, but I could definitely see it getting really pricey for dinner. It’s pretty centrally located, so you can continue to explore after you finish lunch. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. Deducting one star for being so pricey.

Border Grill: This was one of the places we found on a “Best Brunches in Vegas” list. And it definitely lived up to the hype. Their brunch offer is $34.99 for bottomless small plates, and 10 dollar bottomless mimosas. We made reservations for this one as well, but easily could have gotten away without making them. Our waitress told us we could do the brunch “family style”, where they bring out everything on their small plates menu for everyone to try, and then you can order more of whatever you like. This worked out perfectly, but we barely made it halfway through the menu before we were completely stuffed. Everything they brought out was so delicious. My favorites were the Churro Tots, Green Corn Tamales, and the Breakfast Fries. The pomegranate mimosa was delicious, but my only complaint was that they didn’t bring the mimosas out fast enough. They mentioned they were running out of champagne glasses, and they weren’t even that crowded, so I shudder to think of what it’s like when they’re busy. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Wicked Spoon: Another friend recommended we try Wicked Spoon for brunch… And we hesitated a bit because you couldn’t make reservations. But this was honestly the best food I ate the entire weekend. The brunch runs from 8-3 on the weekends, and we got there around 1:30, which IMO is the best time to go. Brunch was 38 dollars a person (I think, honestly cannot remember how much) with a $12 bottomless mimosa/bloody mary/champagne option. They had everything to eat, ranging from seafood, omelettes, mac and cheese, sushi, bagels, pasta, pizza, desserts, smoothies, YOU NAME IT. We were able to get a decent helping of the breakfast foods, and then at 3pm, they opened the dinner buffet, which included king crab legs *insert heart eye emoji here*. Our waitress was fantastic and brought out multiple bottles of champagne and glasses of orange juice so we could make our own mimosas. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. If I ever go back to Vegas, this will be the one place I insist on going. We left here so full that we cancelled our dinner reservations for the night.

IN-N-OUT: We don’t have any in Ohio, so we made it a point to hit one up before we left town. Worth the exorbitant cab fare. If you’ve ever had in-n-out, surely you understand.

What We Saw

O: Seriously, If you’re going to Vegas, you HAVE to see this. You won’t see another Cirque du Soleil show like it, I promise. We planned it on our first night, so we wouldn’t be too tired or drunk to enjoy it. Everyone that I was with enjoyed it, and we had great seats. My advice? Don’t pay more to sit on the first level, because you won’t be able to see any of the synchronized swimming. If you sit on the side of level 2, you will have the best view. We got to the Bellagio a little early and enjoyed some drinks in one of the casino bars… I also suggest going to the bathroom before the show. There is no intermission, so if you need to go mid-show, you’re going to miss something (if you have to, leave while the clowns are performing so you don’t miss any of the main acts). The clowns are funny, but I wouldn’t risk missing some of the bigger performances just to go to the bathroom. 5 out of 5 stars. A MUST see, IMO.

Chippendales: If you’re there for a bachelorette party, this is definitely a fun thing to do. As a group of mostly single girls, we all enjoyed admiring the male body from the second row. HOWEVER, if you’re attending with your mom or the mom of anyone in the group, don’t be embarrassed when you get pulled on stage. There was a set of twins that got pulled on stage with their mother in the audience, and they were both so annoying about doing what the performers were asking of them (like demonstrating their favorite sexual position). Either don’t go on stage or don’t bring your mom. The casino where the show is located (The Rio) is a total shit-hole, and looks like a casino straight out of the 1980s, so don’t plan on spending too much time there before/after the show. 4 out of 5 stars.


High Rollers: This is a GIANT ferris wheel that overlooks the entire city (fits 40 people in one cart). We went at night, so we could see the strip all lit up, but it would also be cool to go during the day or at sunset so you could see the mountains in the distance. They have a “happy half hour”, where you can get on a cart with a bartender for $12 extra dollars and drink as much as you want. Our bartender was awesome… She made each of us a drink to start out, then made shots for us as we were reaching the top, then again right before we got off. As we were rounding the bottom half of the ride, the Bellagio fountains started going off, which was absolutely incredible. One of the best views of the entire weekend, and definitely something I recommend for a fun way to see the entire city. 5 out of 5 stars!


Miscellaneous Advice

Get a hotel with a kitchen, especially if you are trying to save money. We didn’t eat dinner out once, because we were able to make dinner back at the hotel. I rented a cheap car and went to the grocery store to buy some essentials (velveeta mac and cheese, pizza rolls, gatorade, water, etc.) Renting a car was a lot cheaper than taking a cab from the airport to the hotel, then from the hotel to the grocery store and back. I got the car on Hotwire for less than $30. And this ended up saving each of us easily $100. The MGC was actually cheaper than most of the other hotels near the strip, so we saved even more money. You’ll definitely want bottled water and gatorade for rehydrating after long days/nights of drinking. Also, bring snacks from home if you can.

Don’t pre-buy any tickets to clubs. We made the mistake of buying tickets to see Calvin Harris at Hakkasan and Zedd at XS. We ended up getting in to both places for free by meeting promoters on the streets during the day. The promoter’s job is to get girls into the clubs, so we took advantage. It was a huge waste of money to buy the tickets beforehand, and I really wish we wouldn’t have. We still got to see the DJs the same as everyone else. And we even got 2 free drink coupons each from the XS promoter… The downside? You have to get to the club relatively early (like, 9-10pm)

Take naps. Napping during the day is the key to staying out late, and getting up relatively early (by that, I mean before noon). We slept for 5-6 hours each night, and then took 1-2 hour naps in the late afternoon. We did a lot of sightseeing during the day, so we were usually ready for a nap around 5-6pm. We were able to see all of the big casinos during the day on Friday and Saturday. There is no open container law in Vegas, so we got some drinks from Fat Tuesday and drank them as we walked around.


If you’ve been to vegas, is there any advice you’d add to this list? If you’re planning a trip, do you have any questions? Leave a comment below! :)


My 40-day GSC Training Plan

I’ve learned that I do not have the foresight to train for races. I’m very fortunate that I’m relatively athletic and healthy and can still run/walk 13 miles without training. But do I wish I could finish those and still walk the next day? Or finish them in a decent time? Sometimes.

In 39 days, I am running in the glass slipper challenge at disney world. That’s a 10k on saturday and a half on sunday. I did it last year, and I think I went temporarily insane when I thought it would be a good idea to sign up again. Perhaps because I love Disney World, and any excuse to go is a good excuse in my book! I came up with a loose plan to train from now until February 20th.

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For those that are wondering, that’s 123.75 miles of training and 19.3 magical miles of racing! I did my one mile today (I would have done more, but I was super hungry.)

Anyone else running during Princess Weekend??

The 2015 Book Club Jar.

I’m so lucky to have friends that are such avid readers… Because I think without them, I would likely re-read the Harry Potter series over and over and over again (Ain’t nothin wrong with that). I’m also not one to go out of my reading comfort zone and try books that I might not like. I need someone pushing me to try new authors, new genres, etc. So on New Years Day, my friend Abby and I sat down and tore through Pinterest looking for the best books to be reading in 2015. And thus, the book club jar was born!

Book Club Jar

We went a little overboard when picking out our list of books… We’d have 23 on the list, and would say “Let’s pick two more so we’re at 25” and then twenty minutes later we’re staring at a list of 33, then 37… We finally settled on 43 books, knowing full well that we would not get to all of them in 2015 (a sad fact, because I’m so beyond excited about every book we put on the list).

I hope to do some book reviews of the ones we get to read, but here is the list we put together!

Far From You – Tess Sharpe

Animals – Emma Jane Unsworth

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

Yes, Please – Amy Poehler

The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty – Amanda Filipacchi

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Heartburn – Nora Ephron

Sula – Toni Morrison

How To Get In To The Twin Palms – Karolina Waclawiak

The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton

If You’re Not Yet Like Me – Edan Lepucki

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris

Room – Emma Donoghue

The Girl In The Flammable Skirt – Aimee Bender

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf – Ntozake Shange

Boysgirls – Katie Farris

These Things Hidden – Heather Gudenkauf

If I Stay – Gayle Forman

Where’d You Go Bernadette – Maria Semple

How To Be Both – Ali Smith

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty

As You Wish – Cary Elwes

Choose Your Own Autobiography – Neil Patrick Harris

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight

The Diana Chronicles – Tina Brown

City of Thieves – David Benioff

The Enders Game – Orson Scott Card

Meaty – Samantha Irby

Men Explain Things to Me – Rebecca Solnit

We Were Liars – E. Lockhart

S – JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst

The Lost Girls of Rome – Donato Carrisi

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

First up is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! Have you read any of these books? Thoughts? What books are you reading this year?


P.S. Find me on GOODREADS


OH HAI GUYS! Remember me??

I cannot believe that I only blogged like, 30 times in all of 2014 (mostly at the beginning of the year too!) … Shame on me. I will allow you one minute to throw garbage at me for being such a terrible blogger.

But in all seriousness.

At the end of 2014, I took a good, hard look at what I had made a priority over the last 12 months. And I honestly did not like what I came up with. I put work as my prime concern, spending 31 weeks traveling, countless nights and weekends spent hunched over a computer, and I have nothing to show for it (other than a paycheck and some emails thanking me for being so dedicated). I fooled myself into thinking that if I worked hard to prove myself now, that 5 years from now I wouldn’t have to work such crazy hours. In the consulting industry, that’s simply not true. So when my boss asked me, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, I had to really consider if I saw myself working 12-14 hour days and traveling every week while potentially sacrificing my personal ideas, like getting married and having some babies. And I decided that work can’t be my sole focus anymore. And so I took a different job with another company.

I also took a look at how I intended to use this space in 2015. In October, I chose to repurchase my domain… One that isn’t exactly cheap, but worth it if I actually blog and dedicate the time to building relationships with other bloggers. And I’m hoping with the new job, I’ll actually have time after work to do something other than work out, eat, shower, and sleep. And lezzbehonest, most days I don’t even work out.

I’ve got some other stereotypical New Years Resolutions like – do 5 half marathons, read 25 books, pay off $12,000 in student loan debt (super inspired by Erin over at Love, Fun, and Football for paying off all her student loan debt… AND She’s a fellow Bengals fan!), stop hitting the snooze button so much, etc. But I wanted to make 2015 about more than just a checklist of things to accomplish. I want to measure it in feelings and connections and things that can’t be measured. So that in 365 days, I’m not staring at a list of things I might have got around to doing if I wasn’t working so darn much. I want God to show up in BIG ways this year, which means I have to do BIG things!

All of that to say that I’m back. And I plan on showing up around here so much more in 2015. I even have ideas for posts for the coming weeks! THAT NEVER HAPPENS!



Hey y’all! I’m linking up again for Runners Tell All! My favorite link-up series :)

September’s Prompt: Race Bucket List

What races would you love to do if you had the time/money? These can be as realistic or unrealistic as you want!

I had this crazy idea one day while I was stuck in my walking boot that instead of training for a full marathon, I would try to do 30 half marathons by my 30th birthday… I turned 25 last week, so that gives me just over 5 years to complete 26 halfs (I’ve already done 4, and I’m registered for 5 and 6). I’m calling it #jessdoes30by30 … I’m officially crazy. I have a google doc and everything.

That also means that my Race Bucket List has turned in to a list of races that I will eventually need to do in order to reach my goal… So in addition to running every local half marathon for the next 5 years (like the Flying Pig, Queen Bee, Air Force, etc.), I’ll likely be participating in the following at some point:

Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon… Because who doesn’t want to have a late-night exclusive party in Epcot?!

NYC Half Marathon … Mostly because I’ve never been to NYC and it sounds like a good time!

Nike Womens Half Marathon in Washington DC. Or San Fran. IDK, maybe both?

NFL Hall of Fame Half Marathon in Akron, Ohio… Mostly because the metal is pretty cool. And sometimes pro football players run it too.

Kentucky Derby Half Marathon … mostly because it’s close. But really, it probably has a cool medal. And I’m all about that bling, bout that bling.

Rock and Roll Nashville Half Marathon … because I love Nashville, and drinking after the race just sounds so much better with live country music.

London Royal Parks Half Marathon … Because then I’ll have done 13.1 in 3 different countries, and that’s cool

Are any of these on your bucket list too??!

August Stitch Fix (!!!)

I have recently fallen in LOVE with stitch fix. If you’re unfamiliar, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service through the mail (kinda like Birchbox). You fill out a style profile, link up your pinterest boards, twitter, linkedin, etc, and a stylist will select 5 pieces (accessories and clothes) to send you on a bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly basis. You pay a $20 styling fee, which gets applied to anything that you buy, and if you choose to buy everything they sent you, you get a 25% discount. I signed up on a whim, because another blog I follow had been posting pictures of what she was receiving, and I thought this would be a good way to get new clothes without having to go to the mall.

I got my first box back in June and kept all 5 pieces they sent me. I wear all 5 of them ALL the time and get SO many compliments on the shirts they sent. They sent a pair of jeans that have quickly become my favorites, and I’m pretty sure I wore them every day last week. When I originally signed up, I selected the bi-monthly boxes, thinking 5 new items every month was a bit much… But since I loved everything I got SO much, I decided to switch to monthly boxes. But, I still had to wait two months for my next fix. FINALLY, my August box came last week!!!

I not-so-patiently waited for this box to arrive. I had SUPER high expectations because of how awesome my June box was. When I got the notification saying my box was delivered, I literally could not wait another second to find out what was inside. SO, I went on the website and acted like I was going to check-out to see what items were in my box (like I said, not patient). I then googled each and every item and found other bloggers that had received these same items in their boxes… complete with pictures and everything. SO, since I said on last week that I would love for this to be a fashion/style blog, here I am, posting pictures of what I bought in the hopes that someone as impatient as me googles what’s in their box and stumbles across my blog. I also linked the blogs that I found while doing my internet stalking.


Blog: I love boxes

I see myself wearing this shirt a lot. Because I could easily pair it with a cardigan to wear to work in both the summer and the fall. I would pair it with some dark jeans or a colorful pair of shorts.


Verdict: KEEP!


Blog: Stay at Home Artist

I might be the only 20-something girl that does not already own a Chambray shirt. I think I’ve pinned 50 outfits that included one, but could never find one that I liked… Until now. Last week, I wore this both with my work pants and with a pair of leggings. You can’t tell in the picture, but it’s long enough to cover my booty.


Verdict: Keeping. And ironing… So wrinkly from being shoved in my suitcase


Blog: Confessions of A Cookbook Queen (also, totally envious of her coral version of this shirt… Makes my gray color look boring)

I love everything about this shirt. The fabric is SO soft, and it’s a basic enough color that I can wear it with anything! I love the detailing on the back, even though my hair is too long to see it.


Verdict: Obviously keeping.


Blog: Thirty-Something Mother Runner

This is probably my favorite piece from the whole box. Since I’m 5’9″, I have a hard time finding maxi skirts and dresses that actually reach the floor, and this one would drag if I wore it like I normally have to wear my skirts. I am obsessed with the pattern and colors and I will wear this a lot. I wore it to my grandma’s party on Sunday, even though it was a million degrees and humid as hell outside…


Verdict: Wearing as I type, so obviously keeping.


Blog: Samantha Chic

I love these bangles… The look great with my David Yurman ring, but are a fraction of the cost of an actual Yurman.


Verdict: If I wasn’t going to keep the other items, I probably would have sent them back… But after the 25% discount for purchasing everything, I basically got these for free.. So, Keep.

Total for all 5 items minus the $20 styling fee and the 25% discount for buying the whole box = $217.32 … Easily $150 less than a day of retail therapy at the mall.

Oh yeah, if you sign up using my referral link, I get $25 … So if you’re thinking of signing up, use this link and I’ll buy you a Starbucks. :)

Grandma’s 90th Birthday

It’s not everyday that one of your family members turn 90!! We had a lovely Labor Day weekend filled with lots of family from out of town… Here are just a few pictures from our celebration on Sunday!


My grandma, bless her heart, was so overwhelmed by all of the people that came out to celebrate HER… At one point, while everyone else was setting up, she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said “I just wish Howard was here.” (Howard is my grandpa, who died 9 years ago). And all I could do was look back at her with tears in MY eyes and say “Me too, Grandma.”

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There are 16 grandchildren, and this is likely the first time in at least 9 years that all 16 of us have been in the same room at the same time. It’s a little difficult, since the age difference between the oldest and the youngest is roughly 35 years!


5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren (soon to be 25!) … As my sister put it, She’s the Queen! (or, matriarch.) Happy 90th birthday, Grandma! We love you so so much!

…..even though she’ll never see this because I’m 99% sure she’s never used a computer. :)


I was nominated again.

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award before, but I figured since my pal Kerri, nominated me again this week, I thought I would go ahead and participate (since I’ve been MIA from this little space for quite some time!) Thanks Kerri for the nomination. :)

Here are Kerri’s questions and my answers:

1. Where’s your fav vacation destination?

I absolutely love going to our family beach house. There’s no adgenda, no hustle or bustle, just sitting on the beach with a book and a cold beer every day. So perfect…Here are some pictures from our most recent beach trip.

2. How about fav dream destination?

I would LOVE to go to the Caribbean. St Thomas or St Lucia look heavenly.

3. Why and when did you start blogging?

So technically I started blogging back in 2009 when I studied abroad in Italy. I wrote detailed posts about life there and what we did on a daily basis. I’ve since lost that website, but had all of the posts turned into a coffee table book with lots of pictures. I picked up blogging again last summer (I missed my blog’s birthday!!!) because I was bored and thought it would be fun. I’ve obviously fallen off the grid several times and vowed to post more frequently, but real life tends to get in the way.

4. Who was the first blogger you started following/or one that first inspired you?

Jenni @ Story of My Life

5. If you have a themed blog (food, lifestyle, fashion, for example) do you sometimes wish it were a different theme?

I don’t really think my blog has a theme, IDK. You tell me what the theme is here. I would love for my blog to be a fashion blog, but I’m pretty plain-Jane when it comes to clothes and accessories. I just think it would be fun. I have my clothes sent to me in the mail, and I already have a post drafted about it for next week!

6. When are you coming to visit me next? (selfish question)

In FEBRUARY! I’m doing the Disney Princess again :)

7. What’s your fav adult beverage?

Probably Margaritas. Or Wine. Both things I drank on my blate with Kerri

8. Ultimate way to relax after a rough day?

Usually curling up in bed with a glass bottle of wine and watching a movie will cheer me up. Or a good vent session with friends that just get it.

9. Are you a pet person? And if so, tell us about your fur baby.

I have two dogs, and I love them to pieces. See here:



10. Is your planner/calendar preferred to be on your phone or in a legit notebook planner?

I’ve tried it both ways. I have a Whitney English planner that I use from time to time and then I have the exact same information stored in my calendar on my phone.

11. Tupac or Biggie?

Um. Neither? :/ dont judge.

So next I list 11 facts about myself:

1. I suck at blogging. I love it, but I can never make time for it.

2. I almost always have some degree of heartburn.

3. My favorite perfume is Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

4. The last movie I purchased was “What About Bob” … Hilarious movie.

5. I sleep in the smack-dab middle of the bed. Which is also why I will be single forever.

6. Like Kerri, I am also the oldest child.

7. I like to sit in aisle seats on airplanes.

8. I love that I no longer have to take my contacts out at the end of the day… LASIK is amazing.

9. I am part of the mafia.

10. My job is overwhelming right now. I need another vacation.

11. I have no idea who to nominate for this award because I already nominated a bunch of people last time! AND the blogs I follow on a regular basis were either nominated by Kerri or have more than 200 followers!

SO, I’m basically treating this like a myspace survey from back in the day… Answer some of these questions in the comments if you feel like it :)

1. What’s your favorite NFL Football team?

2. How many times do you brush your teeth a day?

3. What is your favorite quote?

4. What is your favorite pinterest board? Meaning, what’s the board you pin to the most .. Links please :)

5. Have you ever been skydiving? Would you consider it, or how was it?

6. What is your go-to movie theatre snack?

7. How do you take your coffee in the morning? If you don’t drink coffee, HOW DO YOU STAY AWAKE?????

8. Have you ever broken a bone? Tell me the story.

9. How often do you go shopping?

10. I’m running out of ideas for questions because it’s late and I’m tired… SOOO just leave me corny-joke in the comments.

11. What’s your favorite show to binge watch on Netflix? I need new shows to watch.

THE END. Thanks again, Kerri! :)


Don’t Try So Hard

If you read my post last week, you know that I’m currently sitting on the sandy beaches of South Carolina enjoying vacation with part of my family.

Vacation with family for me means a lot of sun, comfy clothes, and ZERO makeup. I might put on a few swipes of mascara before heading to church, and I’ll put on a fresh face when we go out to dinner at the end of the week. But my makeup bag basically stays in the drawer. I’m really not trying to impress anyone, and I don’t really see anyone walking between the house and my beach chair (a whopping 40 steps). This week is for reading books, playing games with my cousins, sipping margaritas, enjoying home cooking from my aunts and uncles, and most importantly, rinsing myself of stress and responsibility.

And I spend the whole week feeling sun-kissed and beautiful.


Even though I don’t feel the need to wear makeup all the time in my everyday life, it feels nice to go naked for a week.


This post is part of the Don’t Try So Hard linkup sponsored by the “Florkens”, Jade and Oak, and Treasure Tromp.