Happy national women’s day to all you bad ass babes out there! Hope everyone was able to celebrate with their fellow sisters.
I am so proud to be a woman. I am so proud of all the magnificent women I get to surround myself with. The powerful women in the family I was born into, and all the women I choose as friends. I encourage all of you to embrace your independence, your intelligence, strength, talents, your sexuality. Do not sex shame other women. Do not put other women down who are different than you. Empowered women, empower women. We are all magic in our own ways. Uplift your fellow women, and men! We are stronger together! And we all deserve to be treated as equals.
Leave people better than you found them.
All photos are by the transcendent and talented Heather Rowland
I’m so thankful to have been able to work with TAMGA. I love what they’re trying to do for our environment! The tee I have on in this post is made of 100% lenzing modal, which is made from beechwood. The fabric is made from 100% sustainable forests with over 95% of water and solvents being recycled during the process of production. Not to mention it’s the softest tee I own now, and has quickly become my go to. Thanks TAMGA for all your doing to help out Mother Nature!
Also side note: Freebird by Steven is killing it lately! I’m OBSESSED with these cute booties.
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First before I explain all the ways I’ve been using my oils from Mother E, I wanted to give you an idea of what this wonderful brand is all about. As many of you know, and I say this all the time, I LOVE working with brands who work hard to give back to our planet. Not only does Mother E reduce, reuse, and recycle resources in their packaging, they contribute 1% of their sales to nonprofit organizations working to preserve the environment and build sustainable communities. They’re honest in the ingredients they use – so you can feel good about using them on yourself, family, and all over your home. If you want to read more about Mother E click here.
Use it in your laundry – I would suggest testing it out on a load you don’t necessarily worry about testing it on. I used a small load of towels and used 2-5 drops in your detergent. I personally love the AIR:FOCUS oil for this. Your laundry will smell as fresh as the air.
Use it on your body – Roll on the wrists, neck, bottoms of feet, or behind the ears for a calming scent. Remember a little goes a long way with the oils. I like the EARTH:GROUNDING for this one because it reminds me of pine trees up in the mountains. I have visions of birds chirping, a deep breath of crisp air, and the sunshine on my face, every time I roll it on. The scent is so calming so I use this one right before I go to bed to help me sleep.
Use it in the bath – Use 3-5 (or… 6-10 depending on how hard your day was) in the bath for a relaxing aroma. Throw in some bath salts, and a few flower petals and tah duh you have a sanctuary for yourself or to share with someone special. I like the WATER:BALANCE for my baths.
Use it as an air freshener – Add about 20 drops to a spray bottle and fill with water. Spray on linens, towels, etc. Or recycle your old empty oil car fresheners by adding in the oil for a new smell. I like the FIRE:PASSION as an air freshener.
There are a million ways to use these oils guys. I’m sure you can come up with even more – if you try these out and find something you enjoy please share! I’ve been using mine everyday and would love to hear about the ideas you’ve come up with. I wish there was a way for me to do a scratch and sniff through the computer because I swear if you could smell these you’d be sold.
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I am someone that has an immense connection with nature. In the wilderness my soul is renewed. Snow or sunshine, there is no better feeling than being in the mountains amongst the pines, birds chirping, and animals playing all around you. The beautiful thing about Utah, and Colorado also, is it’s never far away. I’m only a short drive away whenever I hear the mountains are calling. I think that’s why I felt at home in Colorado. It has so much of the same beauty we have here.
This trip filled my heart. Not only because I was able to connect with two of my favorite women, but we met some new ones along the way. I am so blessed to be surrounded everyday by the strongest, most powerful, and intelligent women. Beautiful Tabor, thank you for the wonderful pictures, but even more – the company. That’s the thing about social media, even though there is so much I dislike, it’s brought me to some of the most incredible people in my world, many of whom I wouldn’t have known otherwise.
Photography by Tabor Evalyn
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Even though there were so many fun adventures we had in Colorado, I just really want to talk about the wolf sanctuary we visited. I can’t stress this enough, you need to visit the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center if you go to CO. It was by far everyone’s favorite part of the entire trip. Take a road trip and spend the day howling with these beautiful creatures. This center was so educational, and took great care of it’s guests. We did a feeding tour that was $20 per person, but you can feel good about spending the money because all of that money goes back to the wolves. I don’t think I’ve ever been in the presence of such powerful energy. These animals are so magical and it’s healing to be around them. I realized how much my own fur babies are just mini wolves themselves and felt so lucky to go home to them. You can visit their website here for more information or to book your own reservation.
So before I talk about the amazingness that is scout and cloth im going to share some randomness with you.
First, serious shout out to all my other guys and gals out there starting the new semester, while also working, and trying to have some type of a social life. You guys are basasses. 🤘🏼 I SOMEHOW figure out a way to multitask all of these things over the 4 months of school and really don’t understand how it happens. I started out my first week with so much motivation and it’s basically gone at this point haha!
Second, I started listening to my favorite murder a few days ago and I’m binge listening to these girls like crazy. As if I (or any of you) needed ANOTHER podcast to listen to… but I swear it’s so worth it. They somehow make this terribly sad topic funny and respectable at the same time. It’s brilliant. Do yourself a favor and go download it.
Finally, Id just like to send out a reminder. Maybe I’m just in the wrong place at the wrong time lately but I’ve been noticing a lot of I’ll intent. I’d just like to say, if you are having a bad day, or week, or year to not take it out on others. Or, if you are the victim of that person in a bad place do not take it personal and remember people are all on different journeys. You never know what another person is going through. That statement is true time and time again. Be kind to one another. Do all things with good intentions. Think of others. Create positivity!
Okay! Last but certainly not least… Scout and Cloth is still one of my favorite companies to work with. I love their clothing, not only because it’s cute and so affordable, but as you guys know I love supporting local companies. They have an adorable shop in southern Utah where you can stop in and shop in person. If you’re not from here they have an online store you can head over to here.
Stay sexy, don’t get murdered!
Hope you all rang in the new year with your favorite people last night. Bring on 2017 and all that it has to offer us ❤️
Hair: Kaity Myers
Makeup: Danielle Estrada
Happy Christmas Eve everyone! Hope you have had a beautiful holiday season and are ready for a new year. Regardless of any fails that have taken place this year, I feel like 2017 is going to be a year of great creativity and change.
This year my family decided to not do a big Christmas. We went out and bought gifts for those who really deserved a happy Christmas, and donated the rest. I think because of that, this has turned out to be the best Christmas I’ve ever had. I don’t need anything this year, or really any year. We get so stressed about buying gifts for everyone and I don’t think that’s what it’s all about. I have so much more than any gift could ever buy. I am so lucky in love, family, and wonderful friends. I can’t stress enough how full these people make my heart. I’ll just be so happy to wake up tomorrow with no presents under the tree and spend the entire day with my family at the ski resort. Santa gift me with lots of snow in the mountains!
Before the year is up I wanted to get this post up for any of you wanting to get microblading done. I am SO SO in love with the results I got. I have always struggled with my eyebrows. I never really knew how I should be shaping my brows or what products to use. This totally takes out all the hassle and worry.
First off – thank you to sweet Kate! She did such a fantastic job and worked so hard to make sure I was happy with the end result. She shaped out my brows for 3 hours and made sure everything was perfect and then the actual microblading only took about 20 min. I won’t lie, for those 20 min. it feels like a cat is scratching the sh*t out of your face butttt… it is worth it. I thought because I’ve had tattoos it would be no problem but it’s definitely different when it’s on your face. Lots of tears, and sneezing ? and I’d do it again if I had to! The first few days your brows will look a little crazy so I’d suggest booking on a day when you have the next few off. After about a week they will completely heal and soften in color and shape. Since my last touch up they have settled into a more round shape and I think they completely match my bone structure. It’s perfect for anyone that has thin brows (like me), wants a different shape, or has missing spots within their brows. Kate is giving you guys a great deal – normally she’s $350 but if you sign up with a girlfriend you get $50 off each – or if you’re solo you can mention my name while booking and still get $15 off. Find her on Instagram.
P.S. I’m laughing about these pictures too ? Anyone else out there who fake tans will understand my face and foundation don’t match – but I promise it matches the rest of my body haha.
Getting together with Haley is always a guaranteed adventure…and windy mess. Mama Nord is pretty much down for everything. So we spent the day lounging by the lake, kayaking, and taking some crazy, muddy, messy photos with the pup. Thank goodness these playdates wear him out. He was passed out in the back on my lap the entire ride home. After this session she took off and went to France, where her boyfriend (who helped us a ton this day) proposed in romantic Paris. He also did a stellar job on picking a ring. How amazing is that proposal story? Thanks you two for the help and playing with the puppy… I know he’s a handful sometimes. 😉
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Photography by: Haley Nord
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