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.

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.

Inspiration

How To Make Everyday Life Feel More Special

Something I’m working really hard on right now is slowing way down and enjoying more of the simple things in life like walks with Duncan or getting to Facetime with my family. I want to recognize and acknowledge that each day is truly a gift and take what would normally be any old day and to look for opportunities to make it a little more special! Know what I mean?…

Home

4th of July Sales You Don’t Want To Miss

I probably say this every year, but I really can’t believe it’s ALREADY JULY! We’re halfway through 2020 and even though I know this year’s 4th of July celebrations will look a little different, I can’t wait to enjoy much needed quality time with Duncan and hopefully find some fireworks to watch. On top of yummy food and nice weather, some of my favorite places to shop are having 4th…

Faith

3 Tips To Transform Your Prayer Life

Prayer is something I really want to focus on this year. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never really been super intentional about my prayer life – or at least not consistently. I mean, I make an effort to pray. And I do my daily quiet times, but I haven’t really spent time consistently pursuing a prayer discipline. Personally, I’m more comfortable journaling or studying or doing something more active…

Home

Duncan and I’s Favorite Pork Recipe for Summer

If there’s one thing D and I are really looking forward to this summer, it’s grilling and hanging out in the backyard! We’re both big homebodies normally but even more so lately obviously. And now that it’s heating up, we’re excited to take advantage of beautiful Denver from our patio! Especially since we’ll be staying home a little more than usual, we definitely plan on taking full advantage and whipping…

Lifestyle

5 Ways to Switch Your Brain Off At Night

Y’all have probably gathered by now that I’m very into getting good sleep and having a strong nightly routine. My sleep and the routine I rely on to help me get that sleep are two things I really try not to sacrifice no matter what day of the week it is. But it occurred to me recently that I haven’t shared much about what I do before my routine – you know, what…

Lifestyle

15 Self-Care Strategies for Better Work/Life Balance

At the end of the year, I wrote a post about how to find balance when you’re busy and then another post in January about how my life was incredibly unbalanced and my journey to figuring out why. After publishing both of those, I realized how important it was to talk about balance on BTD. It goes back to one of the basic reasons I share my life on this…

Home

My Go-To Kitchen Favorites

Something that really is giving me all the joy and happy feels right now is cooking. It’s kinda crazy too because if you would have asked me a year ago if cooking and getting in the kitchen would be my happy place, it would have been a hard no. LOL. Crazy what can change in a year! But it’s honestly been so fun and I love sharing everything I’m learning…