Spring always gets me excited for the months ahead. As cliche as it may be, it really does evoke the feeling of new beginnings. I'm a Summer girl at heart, and there's nothing I love more than looking forward to road trips, vacations, and lazily lounging around on my days off. Lately, there are a few things I'm doing to get ready for my favorite time of the year. Sorry holidays, but you're often stressful, complicated, and too dramatic. The most wonderful time of year for me includes May through September.

Sheet masks are a must-do on my list, and I know I'll be using them a ton during the hot Summer. You guys know I'm really interested in skincare, and these are great for a little pick-me-up. I often do one at night while watching tv, listening to music, or reading. I got this giant pack of various sheet masks from Amazon. They are also sold at Ulta 

Another thing I'm really enjoying at the moment is reading. I've been an avid reader my entire life, but it seems I find every excuse not to pick up a book, and instead tune into my social media accounts. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can replace the knowledge you gain from reading a good book. I don't care how informative a blog or a website is, holding a book in your hands, being able to highlight important parts, and being able to go at your own pace is irreplaceable. I'm so grateful that Gina sent along this gem by Jen Sincero. I get so tired of running circles in my head, doubting my capabilities, and being so self deprecating to the point of nothingness. I thought that I'd have life figured out by now, but I really don't. It's a struggle a lot of people face, so I highly recommend it! And for those of you who are like myself and feel really left behind in the blogging world and can't figure out where to go next, this book by Yuli Ziv is a must as well. I'm devouring both, and hopefully by Summer I'll have more figured out.

The last thing (well not really the last but for time's sake, I'll pretend) would be my Summer vacation planning. Nate and I are going...wait for it...wait for it...to Hawaii! Yes, shocking! It's only our third time together, and my...10th? Listen, I'm not that spoiled. I know what you're thinking. But my godfather lives on Maui, and this little fact is what keeps me going back year after year. Another fun fact - I stayed with him for almost a month when I was in high school, and even contemplated moving there after graduation to attend college. It's also where my best friend Katie and I went after graduating in 2003, and where Nate and I took our first real trip together, and where we spent our honeymoon. So now we are headed back "home" as I fondly refer to it. Except we are going to not only Maui, but to Oahu as well. I am so excited!

I'm also going to Vegas in a couple of weeks for my soon to be sister-in-law's bon voyage to single life, and I'm a bridesmaid in the wedding on May 29th. It's going to be a busy few months!

Do you have anything planned for Summer?


  1. Have fun in Vegas! I have been wanting to try a new face mask so I should try that out!
    The Adored Life

    1. Thanks Alissa! I'm actually nervous about Vegas...because well, bathing suit! But I hope it's fun anyway :)

      And yes, try these! I've seen them at ulta too if you don't want to commit to ordering them off amazon

  2. Can't wait to read "You're a Badass"! And I am Sooo jealous of your trip planned to Maui! I can't believe it's almost been a year since Leif and I went, sad face! I can't wait to plan a trip with the boys one day!

  3. Aw, I'm so glad you are enjoying that book! I think I need to re-read it every few months to keep myself motivated. And I also need to check out that blogging book! I get the most reading done during the summer, too, so I'm starting to build up my must-read list. And so excited for you to take another Hawaii trip! I know how good that is for your soul! :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. Oh man! We are just going to miss each other in Vegas! I will be there a week or two after you! And so jealous about Hawaii! One day I will make it there!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  5. I have 3 trips planned this summer which is both stressful and exciting! Atlanta, Martha's Vineyard and Mexico..I can't wait to be with my family..I miss them so! I need to try the mask you have here, these look good! Have an amazing time in Vegas!



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