Clearwater, FL + Beach Essentials!

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share some pictures from our spontaneous little trip down to Clearwater Beach, Florida. My husband is currently in between jobs and had this week off before starting on Monday the 28th. SO being my impulsive self.. I decided it would be a good time to take a spontaneous trip to Florida. We’ve been calling it our “mini-moon” since our BIG honeymoon will be in April to Italy!

This trip we did nothing but relax, which is exactly what the goal was. We drank a lot of coffee, laid in the sun, caught up on some reading, and wandered around all the fun little shops in Clearwater. It was a great little trip! I wanted to not only share some of the pictures we took from the trip, but also some of by top beach essentials. These also include some of my absolute favorites right now so it’s kind of a two-in-one 🙂

Hope you enjoy! xo

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  1. JBL Charge + Speaker – Gotta have tunes!
  2. The Lumineers’ new album “Cleopatra” is amazing. I listened to it non-stop on the airplane & at the beach. It such good chill and relaxing music.
  3. Water! Been loving flavored sparkling water lately.
  4. Reading material! I spent so much time reading this trip & it was so nice! I’m currently reading “The Power of Patience” By M.J Ryan > buy it HERE. I highly recommend it. It’s changing my attitude on life completely. One of my favorite quotes from the book so far: “Remember that everything has a season.. stop pushing for life to be different than it is. Winter takes as long as it takes, but it ends-and so does summer. That’s the law of nature.
  5. Some shade! I really like wearing a hat at the beach. Especially when reading! Sometimes sunglasses just don’t cut it.
  6. ALOE! Keep that skin moisturized! I love this Fruit Of The Earth 100% Aloe.
  7. Carmex, because duh. Best chapstick in my opinion! + Has SPF to protect your lips!

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How To: Clean Your Wedding Ring!

Hi ladies! It’s been awhile. I was not feeling good for a solid two weeks.. I had strep throat that turned into pneumonia, but I’m slowly feeling back to my normal self.

Today I wanted to share how I clean my wedding ring at home. It’s a lot cheaper than taking it to a jewelry store, and works just as good in my opinion! Also; good news is you probably have all this around your house already! Easy peasy. You can do this for any type of ring, it’s gentle enough for any metals! 🙂

  1. Soak ring(s) in warm/hot water for a few minutesimg_6236
  2. In a second small dish, mix hot water with a few drops of plain dawn dish-soap; make sure it’s original scent or unscentedimg_6232img_6235img_6237
  3. Move the rings to the soapy dish and let them soak in there for another minute or two. Next, take a baby toothbrush (extra soft and small bristles) and gently scrub around the ring. Make sure to get under the gemstone, and the band!
  4. Return the rings to the plain warm water for a rinse.
  5. This part is important!! Blow-dry the ring on a warm setting to get off all that excess water. If you just let it air dry there will be water spots. Blow-drying it really makes it sparkle!
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So there you have it! Easy, and much less expensive than taking it to a jeweler. I clean my rings this way about every two weeks to keep it nice and shiny 🙂

Happy Thursday! One day left, you got this!

xo

 

What I’m Loving Wednesday! #WILW

Hi friends! Hope everyone is having a good week! It’s Wednesday! Meaning not only do we only have two more days ’till the weekend, but it’s #WILW! I’m hoping to get into the swing of doing this every week. It’s a great way to break up a long week by focusing on what you are LOVING! Hope you enjoy 🙂

Morning SunrisesI leave my house for work at 7:00am and since daylight savings, every morning has had a BEAUTIFUL sunrise as i’m leaving. Honestly, it makes getting up for work a lot easier. I find myself excited to leave the house to see what the sunrise looks like on that morning. Sooo beautiful, no filters on this picture!IMG_2643

Memories. I guess this one is more what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for memories. One of my favorite quotes is “Collect moments, not things” Do you ever have those moments where you stop and think “I’m going to look back on this and smile.” That’s how I try to live as much as I can. One specific memory I always look back on was just this past July. Everett and I went camping together in a tiny-in the middle of no-where-have ZERO service-there’s probably a bear next to our tent right now-city called Bigfork, MN.. population a whopping 445. It was amazing. We fell even more in love that trip and every time I think back, I smile. We paddle boarded for the first time (SO fun by the way, you have to try it if you haven’t), We did a TON of fishing & I caught my first bass which was SO exhilarating, we laughed for a good 10 minutes about how I struggled to reel him in, and yes I made Everett take him off the hook.. I’m still too much of a wuss. It was such a simple trip, but one of my favorites we’ve ever taken together.  IMG_1730

Isn’t he so handsome?! (the human, not the fish)

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Ahhh I can’t wait until next summer. We will definitely be visiting again, Bigfork! What are you loving this Wednesday?! Wishing you all a great rest of the week!

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