Q&A - Life Update

This past weekend I had my friends and followers on Instagram ask me questions. I figured I would take the time to answer them here, since many of them were very similar. I know I often post about my favorite places or things, but I rarely speak on my every day life. Plus this will serve as a great life update for those that are close to me - since I’m the absolute worst at Facebook statuses and (apparently) phone calls.

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My 5 Favorite Coffee Shops in Dallas

If you’ve known me for more than 24 hours, you know I drink too much coffee. I spend most of my free time bopping around Dallas, trying all the new shops around town because honestly it seems like there’s a new one opening every week. Of course coffee shops should all be aesthetically pleasing, but I have found that just because they are cute, doesn’t mean the coffee is good… and just because they coffee is good doesn’t mean it’s worth sitting in traffic over . So I have decided to comprise a list of my 5 favorite coffee shops in Dallas to help you navigate where to get your caffiene fix.

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My Must-Have Beauty Products

I’m not a huge beauty product girl. Don’t get me wrong - I love playing with makeup, but my skin care routine is minimal and I care more about maintaining my eyebrows than maintaining my actual hair. However, there are a handful of products that I swear by and would recommend to literally anyone I talk to. So let’s talk about them: my must-have hair and beauty products

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25 things I've learned in 25 Years

For some reason as this birthday approached, I became a little more sentimental than usual.. more reflective. I thought about writing a letter to my younger self (yes, I know… cheesy) but I realized that some of the most important life lessons I’ve learned haven’t come from life-altering situations, but instead, small moments. So instead of writing a long sappy letter to myself - I figured why not make a list of all the things, big and small, that have made an impact on my every day life so far. 

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I'm Out of Control

Life has been a little tricky lately. I mean, on paper it seems pretty good. I'm working for some really awesome people, I'm really plugged into my church, and I've got an amazing group of friends surrounding me, supporting me, and dreaming with me. And yet, for some reason, I feel so unsettled. It's been like this for a while now. I'm normally a very content individual; It takes a lot to rattle me. However, I can't seem to shake this feeling that I'm currently sitting on the sidelines of life. Probably because It feels like life is moving along faster for everyone around me. More specifically, it seems that everyone is getting married except for me. 

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Everything in Moderation

January is coming to an end. And you know what that means! DRY January is also coming to an end. And for all five of you that haven't given up on your 2018 resolutions, I salute you. 

Personally I have major FOMO - so all it takes is one phone call from a friend asking to go grab dinner or drinks and, of course, I cave. ( I can't be the only one with this problem ) So while i don’t go drink that often, or drink heavily, it still takes some intentionality to say no to a happy hour with a friend.

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Berg + Betts

New Year's resolutions are in full swing and let me tell you, I've got a long list of goals for 2018. And while I won't go into all the boring details, I've come to realize that most of them involve some sort of time management. I wanted a way to keep track of my day without relying on my phone, mainly because every time I pull it out I seem to automatically open Instagram. So I was thrilled when I got connected with Berg + Betts; a watch company based out of Canada. 

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Curate the Life You Want

When I was younger, I had this idea of what a successful woman looked like. She wore a pencil skirt and sat at a big desk in her coveted corner office all day… (think Cameron Diaz in any movie she’s ever been in)  But fast forward to present day, and my idea of a successful woman looks very different. She is strong yes, but she is also gentle, she is intentional, and she has a sparkle that seems contagious. She might not have a corner office, she might not even work in an office. But she is successful because her goals are being achieved and her dreams are being chased.

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Sweater Weather // Tobi Collaboration

Christmas is here! Can you believe it?! It only recently just got cool enough in Texas to layer which is so sad to me. I live for cooler temperatures. My attitude gets better, my outfits get cuter, the world is prettier when it's dressed up in lights and red ribbon. So I was super excited when Tobi reached out to me just in time for this cold front that breezed through. 

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