Dog Mom- Arya Update


I’m really just using this as an excuse to post pictures of my lovey!

Dog Mom Update:

Arya has been living under my roof now for 3 whole months! She definitely is quite the little terriest and has truly grown into her name sake Arya Stark (she’s tiny but fierce). If you are a GOT fan, I think you’d really appreciate her name even more knowing this little fact; she was born in Northern Washington in the middle of winter. – Okay geek moment over!

She has also become quite the little city pup; riding the bus, attending protests, and chilling at our local brewery.

While she does have quite a feisty disposition, she’s also a little sweetie. Everyone night she ‘little spoons’ me with her body under the covers and head on the pillow.

All in all we are still doing great and we’re excited for a summer of hiking!

Would love to see pics of your fur babies or any pup advice you may have below.

Late Night Thoughts – Love Yourself Challenge


The last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about how us women are so mean to ourselves. Of course, I’ve listened to all my beautiful friends do this since we were probably 13, but I’ve also noticed it more while working in retail. Women are constantly coming out of the fitting room to show me the outfit they’ve created only to tell me how ugly they look in it or how it’s great if only this or that was different about them. Every single one of these women are stunning.

I must admit I’m so terrible about doing this as well. I go into a fitting room and just pick myself apart. I can’t even look in a mirror without analyzing my face (counting my blackheads or staring at my face mentally changing parts of it). I realized that I can’t even send Snapchats to my girlfriends where my face looks hideous in because it’s too hard for me to look at. So, I created a challenge for myself last week. I didn’t allow myself to look in a mirror without purpose. Obviously, I had to use a mirror to put on makeup or double check my outfit, but once I had a negative thought, I forced myself to look away and give myself a compliment. It sounds crazy, but it worked! I noticed that I was walking around with more confidence and felt more comfortable throughout the day.

I want to challenge everyone to try this for at least a day and comment your experience!