Am I even a blogger if I didn't acknowledge the first day of fall on Instagram? Not sure, but if you've been keeping tabs on my Instagram stories, you'll know that the last week and a half has found me knee deep in paint while I worked on transforming my kitchen cabinets. I worked so hard and so fast to get that project done and found myself painting ALL day on the first day of fall without any energy to do much else beyond it. Thankfully, we decided to take Sunday off from life and spend it in Sundance and exploring the fall colors up there (which was magical and beautiful and I highly recommend it if you are ever in the Utah area.) Anyway, back to it FINALLY . . .
I'm getting all my fall decorations out this week and enjoying the *slightly* cooler weather here in Utah (you know, 86 degrees instead of 100 degrees) but before I officially bid Summer adieu, I HAVE to talk about the trip we took to the New England coast two weeks ago. Why? Because when I got back from my trip, everyone at work asked me: "Where did you go for vacation?" and I said: "I spent the week at the beach outside of Boston!" to which every. single. person said "Wait...I didn't know Boston had a beach." UGH! A little piece of my heart broke off every time someone said that to me. Yes, the New England coastline isn't like Florida or California, but it is . . .
This post was sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All opinions are my own. It was only 77 degrees today in Utah (and slightly breezy) and I KNOW that means fall is around the corner and will be here soon - albeit, not soon enough. It got pretty stinking hot here in Utah for a few weeks, so we had to hunker down in the one room in our house that has air conditioning to stay cool. Now that the temperature is looking to be in the high 70's/low 80's for the next few weeks, I'm whipping out my list of things to do with your dog this summer and checking the last few things off the list, like going for a hike up in the canyon and taking them to go swimming at Dog . . .
This post was sponsored by adidas. All opinions are my own. I know, I've already complained about the fact that we don't have central air in my house about 10 times in the last week, but hey. It's freaking hot in Utah and not having central air is ROUGH. We thankfully have a window unit installed in our room so we can sleep in the cool air, but the rest of the house stays nice and toasty all day long. In fact, by the time the sun goes down, it's about 15 degrees warmer inside the house then it is outside the house. The heat makes it basically impossible to turn the oven on in my house or want to cook over the stove, so Dustin and I do a lot (and I mean A LOT) . . .
Welp. August is here. Which basically means Christmas is around the corner. Happy New Year, 2019! (Am I right, or am I right?) I know we're already well past the 1/2 year mark of 2018, but I wanted to sit down and do a check-in on my word of the year, and hopefully encourage you to do the same. Why? Because, for me, it's around this time of year that I've thrown the towel in and given up on whatever goals I've set for myself this year. The bright and shininess of a new year have worn off completely and I'm usually drowning in the motions of every-day life. Get up late. Go to work. Come home. Make dinner. Try to do some work on my blog. Go to bed too late. . . .
Affiliate links at no cost to you. thanks for supporting HTC! Hey there. It's been a hot second. I gave an update on Instagram a couple days ago as to why it's been quiet around these parts for a week, but the short run of the matter is that I got burnt out and discouraged and had to throw myself a bit of a pity party. As much as I dislike feeling super down and out, I've learned that I truly have to let myself feel those emotions (instead of burying and ignoring them) so that I can process them. It's the only way I've been able to pick myself back up and move forward after being in a funk - and to be honest, I've learned that I have to CHOOSE to get out of a . . .
This post is sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All Opinions are my own. It's crazy to me that we're approaching the end of July and, subsequently, almost the end of summer. The year is flying by and it's been a crazy few weeks here in HTC land. I've been traveling a ton (Philly and Idaho in the span of one week) and we're working through a few hurdles in real life that we've been handed this month. Nothing too drastic, but still - enough to throw me off my game a little bit and even put me in a bit of a funk last week. I'll be honest, the weirdest thing for me about the summer flying by, though, is the fact that we're getting closer and closer to the . . .
*affiliate links Thewhat I bought in a post yesterday is in FULL swing, and yes, I have already spent way more then I should have. What can I say? I was very excited to what I bought in a post yesterday and splurging on the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan was one of the best choices I've ever made. No, I won't blow up the blog or Instagram TOO much with #nsale picks, but I shared what I bought in a post yesterday that you can check out here, and I'll be doing a try-on post once all my orders come in for those who are interested in shopping it. If you want to keep the tabs on that, make sure you check in on my Nordstrom Sale page, where I'll be updating everything during . . .
Top: Stitch Fix - Similar here | Skirt - Downeast Basics | Shoes - Walmart I had one of the most life-changing weekends in my entire life and I realize that sounds super dramatic, but I'm not exaggerating. I had the opportunity to attend the Build an Awesome Brand workshop put on by Alison Faulkner from The Alison Show on Friday and my life has been changed in so many ways. Everything from here on out in my life is going to be different. I'm still wrapping my head around some of the things I learned about myself and still sorting through all the emotions that were dug up through the workshop, but I can tell you this now: I've never felt so sure or confident that I'm . . .
affiliate links used at no cost to you. thanks for supporting HTC! Hi hi hi. Hey there. It's me. I've got ALL the things to catch up on and lots of random favorite things I've been wanting to share, so it's time to sit down and chat it up. So many good things to talk about, so I'm just going to jump right into it because...SO MANY GOOD THINGS TO SHARE. Life Updates ICYMI (which I'd be surprised if you did because I've shouted it from every rooftop possible) I am OFFICIALLY 12 years cancer free. I had my appointment last Friday and passed with flying colors. Barring funny x-ray results, I am in the clear and good to go for another year. The . . .
I nervously get into the passenger seat of our Ford Edge at 7:40 AM on a Friday morning and buckle myself in. I tell myself over and over again that I shouldn't feel so nervous, that there is no reason to worry, that this is my 12th year of going through this process, but I'm still shaking a little bit. It's hard to listen to logic, sometimes, when there's trauma telling you otherwise. Dustin drives. He talks about the plans for the next Jeep project and I try to focus on the words as much as I can. Slip Yoke Eliminator. Rear Leaf Springs. High Pinion Danna 30. All projects he wants to tackle this summer before we take out next trip to Moab, and all things that . . .
Affiliate codes used - see policy for full disclosure. Thanks for supporting Hey There, Chelsie! Dress - Rustic Pineapple Boutique (on sale for $23.00 - I'm wearing Medium) | Jacket - Old Navy (on sale for $29,.97 - wearing size Medium) | Lip - Dose of Colors in Pinky Promise | Sandals - Burlington I've been laying low for most of the last week, doing some soul searching and trying to figure out what the next few months are going to look like for me and my little family. I'm not going to lie, things have been pretty good recently - in my personal life, in my work life, and in my blog/business. I attribute it a LOT to the personal development work I've been . . .