Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Here are a few of my favorite things–the topics that really make me tick. I love to focus aspects of life that are already good and find ways to make them even better. You’ll find content here that I hope will add value to your everyday. We’ll discuss faith, travel, home, organization, fitness, podcasts, and more topics that will cheer you on to live your best, most abundant life.

Beauty

8 Things That Made Me Happier This Month

Hey friends! So I think something helpful I can do both for myself and for y’all right now is find joy in the little things. There’s a lot going on in the world and finding the small silver linings in each day can work wonders on my mindset, which leads me to today’s post! Thought it could be fun to share a few small things I’ve noticed in particular lately…

Home

Denver Living Room Photo Tour

Hi friends! I’m so excited to finally be sharing these photos of our completed living room – this has been a long time coming! We are so pleased with the way it turned out. I shared a little bit about my vision for the space back in this blog post (that I published a YEAR ago – wow!) and it’s so neat to see it all come together and be…

Home

Denver Home Bedroom Photo Tour

Hi friends! I’m *so* excited to finally be sharing the finished product of our bedroom here in Denver! We moved here in October 2019 and have been slowly but surely decorating over the past year. Things were a little slow to start because I was also planning a wedding (and the holidays!)….oh, and then the pandemic slowed things down FOR SURE. But I am THRILLED to be sharing everything with…

Lifestyle

Outfits Getting Me Through 2nd Trimester

As I navigate my way through my second trimester, one of the trickiest things for me has been finding things to wear that I feel good in. Seems like a simple problem, but at this point, my body is just in an unrecognizable place for me and getting dressed has been a stressor. It’s like my bump is definitely visible, but I also feel like I’m that awkward stage where I’m…

Lifestyle

My Favorite Healthy Treat + Volunteering with Yasso

Dreams are coming true in BTD world y’all because today’s post is in partnership with Yasso – my absolute FAVORITE treat! I became an ambassador for them this year and it’s legit a dream come true! If you’ve been around here for more than a minute than you’ve probably seen me eating/talking about Yasso on my IG Stories. I discovered them a handful of years ago and never turned back!…

Travel

Fall Getaway at The Broadmoor

You might have seen or followed along on Instagram, but I wanted to share a little more about our trip this past weekend to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs! I’ve gotten a few questions and I’d love to have a place where I can send people and house some images of our experience! I saved my stories from the weekend to a highlight but I think those expire after a…

Fall

2020 Fall Bucket List

It’s crazy how much more excited I am for fall now that we live in Colorado. I kinda got to experience it last year (I moved in October) but definitely more so this year and I’m clearly here for it! Basically I plan on living in all the oversized sweaters and doing as many fall things as I can! I really, really want to find a pretty fall hike (more…

Lifestyle

We’re Pregnant! + Pregnancy Q&A

Hi friends! If you follow me on Instagram that you probably already know, but Duncan and I are having a baby! And we are over the moon excited! I’m 16 weeks today (crazy!), so we are really starting to get pumped as we’re almost halfway there! I shared some of our announcement photos on instagram but wanted to have a more permanent home for them on my blog. I went…

Essential Oils

Favorite Fall Diffuser Blends

HI friends! So I know I haven’t talked much about oils here on my blog just yet, but over the past few months I’ve gotten really into them and have been sharing over on my @brightonessentials account! With Fall *basically* here, I wanted to do a fun post all about what I’m diffusing for all the fall vibes! It’s such a beautiful time of year to layer extra coziness into…

Home

Our Denver Patio

This post has been a long time coming and I’m so excited to finally be sitting down to write it. At the beginning of summer, I had high hopes of getting it done really quickly, but like most things, it ended up taking much longer than I expected! Regardless, I’m thrilled it’s finished and we’ve been enjoying it every single day. Getting to spend more time outside was one of…

Lifestyle

Feel Good Sports Movies We’ve Been Watching

Duncan and I love a good movie marathon! During the Stay at Home time this past Spring, we watched A LOT of TV shows and got sucked into them. I personally love drama series because I love being on the edge of my seat and getting really sucked in. But after months of watching intense TV shows, we were ready for a change of pace! So Duncan thought of the…

Lifestyle

Our 7 Favorite Takeout Places in Denver

As much as I love to cook and be creative in the kitchen, I think we can all agree that some days it’s just easier to get takeout! I’ve been living in Denver for almost a year now and I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite places to get takeout incase you are from Denver and need new recommendation, or are traveling here sometime soon! Duncan and I have few go-to spots that we’ve fallen in love with!

Lifestyle

Recipes I Want to Make This Month

It’s that time of the month again – I’m sharing all the recipes I’m interested in cooking this month! I had so much fun in July making Sriracha Shrimp Tacos and Hibachi Style Chicken with Magic Mustard Sauce, but I found some new, fun recipes for this month and I’m excited to share them with ya’ll! Outfit Details: Denim Shorts (my favorite shorts – fit TTS) // Ruffle Sleeve Peplum Top…

Faith

10 Tips for Memorizing Scripture

My brain feels constantly overloaded, so the thought of memorizing anything feels impossible to me on most day! Anyone else feel that way? Even though it feels challenging, I know it’s important. Especially as I have shared with you guys about my desire to grow in prayer and using scripture to pray. What better way to pray scripture than memorizing it? But back to the fact that it feels hard.…

Fitness

What I’m Doing To Stay On My Workout Game

Outfit Details : Leggings // Top // Cardigan // Shoes  OK, I feel like I have to kind of say something before diving into this post. I am NOT any kind of personal trainer/fitness influencer LOL. I started sharing my workouts on IG a while ago (even before COVID) because I thought it would be helpful to anyone else who struggles to workout even though they know they should (AKA…

Recipes

Sweet Potato Avocado Toast

I’ve had so many people tell me to get an air fryer and I finally pulled the trigger and bought one! I was so excited when it came in, that I couldn’t resist plugging it in and trying something out! I love my Avocado Toast and I wanted to try to make some with sweet potatoes instead! And they turned out AMAZING – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even a…

Recipes

Recipes I Want To Make This Month

Okay Y’all, so  a moment of transparency; I haven’t been cooking as much as I was in the beginning of quarantine and I miss it! With that being said, I found some new recipes that got me excited about picking up my spatula and getting back in the kitchen again and I hoping that sharing these will spark a little summer cooking with all of you. I’m planning to make…

Fitness

How to Stay Fit Without a Gym

With everything that’s been going on and most gyms shut down for the past few months, I thought this was a really timely subject to talk about. A lot of places have reopened depending where you live, but I know a lot of you are still working out at home. Personally, I’ve been back to my gym a few times, but not gonna lie, it still feels a little weird.