Category Archives: on my table

whats in my target cart

September 19, 2017

fall decor just gets to me. i honestly think fall is the definition of me. or maybe i’m the definition of it. regardless, i am not ashamed of my obsession with the season. i was a fan of everything pumpkin before it was cool. anyways, i may or may not have gone a little overboard on my latest target trip. i just couldn’t help myself. it’s fine.

01| i’ve wanted this buffalo print for awhile, but i never could bring myself to get it.. until now.
02| i am too embarrassed to tell you how many antler related things i own, yet i purchased this deer head anyway. zero regrets.
03| HAVE YOU SMELT THIS SOAP!? once you do, you’ll understand.
04| is there such thing as too many pillows? no? didn’t think so either. chloe bought this one, and this one is mine.
05| i carried this vase around the store like it was my child.
06|i tried to find the skull online but it must be sold only in stores. BUT target has soooo many halloween stuff i literally had to force myself not to purchase. like this sign, these lights, this pumpkin, and this
07| we also bought this candle, this candle, and this garland. whoops.

coffee + inspiration

July 17, 2017

sometimes life can be draining and un-motivating, so i love coming across things that inspire me. joanna gaines inspires me like nobody else, her faith, her style, her outlook on life. all of it. she seems to just always have a great way of motivating me. one thing that she said has stuck with me recently, “if you can’t find happiness in the ugliness, you’re not going to find it in beauty either.” there are moments in life where the situation might not be ideal, but it’s so important that we find happiness in those times. because not being able to find happiness in beautiful things would be pretty awful. so i encourage you today to find something happy in every day, create your own beauty in your life.

coffee + jesus

April 11, 2017

lately i’ve been making a point to sit down and spend time reading my bible, and i can honestly say i notice a difference in my life. just goes to show how important it really is to spend time with Jesus. in doing this, i added so many verses into my collection of favorites, and i decided i didn’t want to just keep them to myself.

“as a deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you o’ God” psalm 42:1

“faith can move mountains” matthew 17:20

“the voice of the lord shakes the wilderness” psalm 29:8

“i urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” ephesians 4:1-2

“she holds onto hope for God is forever faithful” 1 corinthians 1:9

“seek the kingdom of God above all else” matthew 6:33

“i love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me” proverbs 8:17

“be still” psalm 46:10

“do not be anxious about anything” philippians 4:6

“when you go through deep waters, i will be with you” isaiah 43:2

what’s in my target cart

November 7, 2016

i know, i know, it’s only november but tell that to target. it’s like christmas threw up in there, and i’m not even 1% mad about it. they get an A+ for their ornaments this year, i pretty much had to buy them all because i couldn’t choose a favorite. i may or may not have already decorated parts of our apartment for christmas. no shame what so ever though, this is my favorite time of the year so i try and make it last as long as possible. hurry go throw some christmas in your cart before i buy it all.

sidecar doughnuts

October 10, 2016

holy moly! you need to go here asap. they have the most delicious donuts you will ever taste, AND they have gluten free flavors as well. it’s so cute inside, and the people who work there are all really sweet. this one is in costa mesa, it’s close to the beach and some other fun shops. there’s also one in santa monica! go go go.

what’s in my target cart

September 29, 2016

i’m embarrassed to admit how often i go to target, sometimes i go and don’t even buy anything. i know, i know, ridiculous. but can you blame me? it just has some of the most PERFECT finds, especially now that everything is fall, i can’t seem to stop throwing things in the cart. i decided why not put my target trips to good use and share them with you.
01/ this goat salt shaker, i don’t think i’ve ever mentioned it before, but my favorite animal is a goat. i don’t really have a specific reason, but they are just so cute! i saw this and couldn’t resist, plus we didn’t have a salt shaker.
02/ apple pie hand towel, i actually bought this to hang on the wall in my kitchen, it’s such a cute way to add fall to my apartment and has an actual recipe on it that i’m going to try!
03/ my mug obsession is a little out of hand, but i actually use each one i buy, so i justify it. anyway, what sold me on this one is that it double as a bowl! who doesn’t love a bowl of coffee?
04/ a majority of the things i own are black, white, and earth tones, so i neeeeeeded this one.
05/ this one is actually my roommates but.. whats mine is yours, right chloe?
06/ this is honestly the best smelling soap you will ever smell. not kidding. i just love fall so much you guys, why can’t it always be fall?
07/ run, this pillow is on sale! seriously, i’ve decided fall is my favorite color.
08/ oh and that’s a peach that i bought, probably the only realistic thing i purchased.. and it looked good in the picture. ha!

neat coffee, costa mesa

September 22, 2016

i want to start sharing my favorite places in orange county as i discover them, the first one is for all you coffee lovers. i just recently went to neat coffee for the first time. it’s tucked away in a sea of office buildings, but it’s the cutest little space with SUCH GOOD COFFEE. their cold brew is amazing, and they have a few tables + chairs outside with blankets! such a cozy place to just relax and drink coffee.

healthy blueberry popsicles!

June 9, 2016

i’ve been wanting to make my own popsicles for the past like, five summers, and i finally went bought a popsicle mold last week. these are the first ones i made, and they turned out so yummy! and they are totally healthy and super easy to make, so win, win!
-one banana
-one cup plain yogurt
-one cup blueberries
-one cup spinach
so easy! just mix all the ingredients in the blender, pour into the mold, and then pop in the freezer until frozen! seriously so good, i can’t wait to make more!

cutest donuts you’ve ever seen

May 17, 2016

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetOKAY LOOK AT THESE DONUTS! they are from a cute little bakery in my town, i didn’t even eat one but i couldn’t not take a picture of them. on sunday i had lunch with my friend chloe, we talked about jesus, fitness, and exciting things coming up in the future. it was such a motivating conversation and i can’t wait to see all my upcoming plans unfold over the summer. i’m ready for some new adventures! (and to have a target close by!)

coffee conversations

May 2, 2016

hello! did ya miss me? okay first off, how is it may already!? i don’t know either, but i’m glad it’s here. these last two months have been a pretty rough to say the least, and to top it all off i currently have no voice (a girl in my class asked me if i swallowed it haha!). but! we are all pulling through. one of my best friends sent me this verse the other day, and it couldn’t be more perfect, “the Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” psalm 9:9 i’m so thankful for those words. anyway, on to a lighter note, i only have about twenty something more work days left until summer! which is actually sort of bittersweet because i’m not returning next school year, but that’s only because bigger and better things are on the horizon and i just can’t wait! i’m also so ready for summer concerts, river trips, bonfires, late night adventures, and so much more.. it just can’t come soon enough. the rest of this year is going to be great i just know it. starting this month my friend chloe and i are going to try and eat really healthy, cut certain things out of our diet and do sort of a cleanse right before summer. i don’t think we know what we’re getting ourselves into, ha! but it’ll be good for us. i’ll try and write a post about how it goes! i’m hoping it will help me finally kick this bug i’ve been fighting for over a week now. i’m also (i think i’m) going to go blonde in the next couple months and i think it’ll be fun. but it also scares me a tiny bit. i took my best friend/sister’s senior pictures this weekend and i’m sitting here while they upload, dying at how beautiful she looks. i can’t believe she’s graduating. the weather has been a tad ridiculous lately, one day it’s nice and sunny, and the next we get this snow/hail/slush stuff that falls from the sky. it’s really annoying. don’t get me wrong, i love when it’s cold and snowy.. but in the winter! like i said i’m ready for summer. right now it’s currently raining though, and i don’t mind it one bit. i’m all cozy in pajamas with music playing and essential oils diffusing. i needed this day to get back on track.