July Moments

July was a hot and sticky month. Thank God for ice cream, mango lemonade iced tea, and A/C in my apartment — I couldn’t fathom summer without these things. As July comes to a close and we head into August, I want to reflect on some of my favorite moments of July 2016. Gelato from Pazzo Gelato   Backyard […]

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DIY Candle Jar Vanity Storage

I burn through a lot of candles. Scented candles are my guilty pleasure; I buy them at the beginning of every month to treat myself after paying rent #adulting. At any given time there are two or three empty candle jars hanging around my apartment waiting to be repurposed into something else, like the DIY candle […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

I got the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog in the mail last week, which means it’s time to begin creating my fall shopping list. We’re still in the thick of summer, and I wouldn’t dare dream of wearing a coat before October, but after browsing the catalog I’m excited to get new boots, jackets, and layering […]

fish tacos

Fish Tacos + Guacamole

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be tacos. Fish tacos, carne asada, pastor…even breakfast tacos. I could literally eat tacos every day and not get sick of them – in fact, I have. And I do so fairly often. Today I enjoyed homemade fish tacos with […]


Summer Protective Hairstyle: Box Braids

I’ve been jonesing for box braids since before summer. Small-medium long braids are my favorite, worn either half up or in a towering, massive bun. Box braids are a great low maintenance, non-fussy hairstyle to wear anytime, but they’re the perfect summer protective hairstyle, especially in extreme desert and humid climates. A week or so after returning from my Las […]