Growing up I did not like dogs. There was a point in time that I hated dogs and said my children would never have a dog… lol Fast forward a few years.. a dog is my world. WHAT! Yes, I have dog hair all over my car, my house and my beloved black leggings.
Summer of 2016– I was in a very weird place. I was tired of going to the bar, not sure who my friends were and I was lonely. I was very anti men at this point because.. well many reasons haha. But, I started looking into getting a dog. I first looked at German Shepherds because that is all I know. I grew up with German Shepherd and even my brothers had them. I also thought I would love a Golden Retriever.
I quickly found out how expensive Shepherds are. I had $400 to spend. I would check KSL everyday to see if there was one in my price range. Then one day I saw that the price for a litter had gone down. I got the cash out just in case, made my entire family come and went to see if I liked the boy puppy that was left. (There were two girls and one boy left)
Then there was tiny Jazz Bear in a hole smiling of course. The second I pulled him out to meet him he rolled on to his back and let me rub his belly. It was love at first sight I swear. He was SO cute. I took him home haha. I got the cutest clearance German Shepherd! I have videos of day one until today of him smiling at me.
I did not in that moment understand the impact he would make on my life. I was scared because I did not know what it was like to have a dog. He slept in my bed and I took him everywhere. We got closer and closer as the days went on.
Jazz Bear taught me what unconditional love is all about. It does not matter if I step on his tail, leave him in the car for an hour while I shop, make him sit at work.. anything I do he is smiling up at me. He loves me when I feel pretty or when I look like dirt. He is the sweetest little guy.
I can’t imagine my life without him.
When I needed a hand, life gave me your paw.
PS If you are in a weird place in life and need love.. get a dog. (They are lots of work and expensive but the best companions ever)
I love photos— sooo much! I think everyone I love gets tired of my addiction to taking pictures of everything.
I also love vidoes. So, I put together this little clip so I can remember my time in Romania.
A few things you should know about Iasi, Romania:
-The Palace is a must see. We went to the museums inside and had a blast..not to mention it is so beautiful.
-You should shop there. I found some amazing jackets that are too cute and were fairly priced.
-Coffee is everywhere. I am talking everywhere. They even have vending machines for coffee. HAHA Starbucks was of course my favorite because it was familiar but I tried coffee from lots of places and loved it!
-Do not go to a grocery store right before it closes…. haha they literally pulled down drapes over the sections of food we were looking at. (10 minutes before it said it closed)
To be happy does not mean you have to be euphoric everyday. Growing up I remember thinking blissful life meant constant happiness, constant joy and no bad days.I am a happy human. Honestly I am genuinely overall a happy person but, that does not mean I do not have some horrible days.
You are the only one in control of your happiness. You could have the perfect body, perfect job, the hottest boyfriend and all the money in the world & you could still be bitter. You control your own happiness. You have the ability to chose to be happy. Nobody else can choose that for you.
Learn to mind your own business– I feel like I used to think that being a caring person justified putting my nose in other people’s business. Well that is not the case. Who my friends date, what they purchase, what so & so does on the weekend or even how people chose to go about their lives.. all of these things are none of my business.
When in doubt, mind your own business.
Sometimes it is best to be silent- I love to talk lol. I always have. I could talk in sentences before I could even walk. Talking came naturally to me. I always make jokes saying I like the sound of my own voice haha. But, really sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. Arguing just ignites negative energy. And whenever I feel the need to say something rude I remind myself it is better to be quiet.
Now, I do love to stand up for myself but, sometimes I remind myself that silence is the best reply to a fool.
Use your energy for good things. When I was a teenager my mom got really into the Law of Attraction. Throughout my life I have gone through phases of being really into it then I fade away. But, I think that is is one of the most powerful lessons my mom has ever taught me. (That is saying something cause she taught me everything I know). You can think negative thoughts and watch your life spiral. It is not by chance that your ‘bad day” continues to get worse and worse and worse. You wake up late, miss every light, hit a pot hole, spill your coffee and you can’t catch a break. But, that is because you are allowing the negative to take over. See the good. Focus on the good. And in turn the universe will bring you more good. You attract what you put out there. So, you are the driver of your own destiny bus. You get to choose if you want joy or to be bitter.
Take good care of yourself. You can’t pour from a glass that is empty. Always take time for self care. I get really busy and I do a horrible job with this sometimes. I have to remind myself that life will go on if I miss an event with my friends to rest. Take that nap. Spend an hour in the bath tub. Read that self love book. Light candles. Do nothing. Whatever makes your soul feel rested take time each week to do that!
I LOVE denim. So much. Levi jackets have always been my thing. My mom is so sweet she was getting her hair done and there was a pop up shop for Stilo Stream.
She said this jacket had my name written ALL over it.
It is extra long & extra distressed.
Check out Stilo Stream’s website: http://www.stilostream.com/
First things first– growing up I LOVED Juicy Couture sweatsuits. I thought I was sooo cool because my mom would always get them for me. I am so happy that velvet sweatsuits are coming back in style.
They are cute and so comfortable.
I also love the holidays. It is exciting when Starbucks comes out with their holiday cup. I think it so pretty this year.
My slides I got from Spoiled Boutique in Utah.
Sweetest owner and cutest clothes!!
My favorite clothing brand by far is Visionary Club Clothing.
VCC has me looking all swaggy even at the airport.
Whenever I wear Visionary Clothing people are always asking me about the squid.
So here you go:
Visionary Club Clothing is all about being a visionary. Which is where the squid came from because the squid is a true visionary. This marine predator has camera like vision that comes in handy giving it an advantage of seeing things other. The squid also has the ability to camouflage in order to adapt to its surroundings. The squid uses this as defense and to assist in catching its prey.
When we are in our darkest moments in life we have to become a squid. We have to have the VISION to see opportunities where others do not. We have to be able to adapt to our surroundings in order to survive and flourish in the world that we live in. The squid represents the true visionary.
I am all about wearing clothes that represent my style but also have a greater purpose. Visionary Club has meaning, substance and looks great too.
Go check them out!