A Big Decision

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So, this post is something I've been struggling with for months... like, a lot of months, and I think it is finally time to publicly announce that I am going to take a break from blogging. I am still on the fence about whether this is going to be a permanent break or not, but right now, there are many other things in my life that are taking my time that I am choosing to focus on.

At this point in my life, I have other priorities and I hate doing things that I cannot give my full attention to so something must be eliminated to make time for everything else.  After weighing my options, blogging is what is going to take the hit. I didn't realize how time consuming this little blog was until I took on this job that involves so much travel. There is a lot of planning and organization that this blog needs and at this moment, it is a lot more work than the benefits I receive. 

I have talked with many people about this decision and I know in my heart it is the right one. I want to be able to focus 100% on my job, continue with my volunteer efforts and maintain some sort of a social life as I play out my last few years in my twenties. I don't want to feel obligated to document my life when this all started out as something I truly enjoyed.

I have learned a lot over the past few years with this blog and made some great friends while doing so. I would not change anything I have done but I am happy to say that I am anxiously looking forward to having my nights back and not having to schedule so many posts on my various social media accounts. 

I know this may come as a surprise to some of you, but please know that I have weighed this over in my head since before moving back to Nevada. I hope that you will continue to follow along with my adventures on Twitter and Instagram and know that I look forward to seeing what the next chapter in my life will bring.

So, this is goodbye... for now. And who knows? Maybe this break will inspire something fabulous and new and I'll be back for round two. But, for now, let's focus on what this blog has become and how fun it has been to grow this from what started as: a New Year's resolution. 

Thank you all for your support.

DIY Fall Wreath

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What you need:
A Wire Frame (you can pick one up for about $3 at a craft store)
40 feet of Burlap
A Wreath Hanger
Ribbon/ Bow

Seasonal decor. I bought this turkey for $4 and glued a clothespin to the bottom. This way, I can switch out what the theme is each month.

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Make sure to buy enough burlap. I made the mistake of trying to make this wreath with one roll of burlap. I had to go back to the craft store for a second roll in the middle of making it.

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I watched a fair share of YouTube videos on making this wreath and ended up not using any of the techniques I saw. I decided it was easiest to just pull the burlap through the wire in the same pattern throughout. I also like it doesn't look perfect, because if the loops are too perfect it looks strange to me. I also just wrapped the burlap at the ends. I didn't use any glue or wiring in this wreath.

DIY Burlap wreath, thanksgiving wreath, fall wreath

After finishing up the burplap, I tied my bow on with pipe cleaners (they were attached) and put the turkey on the bottom. I am excited that I can switch out the bow and holiday decor at any time. For Christmas, I can add a red bow and a Santa for only about $10. I love how versatile this wreath is!

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Basic Bitch Necklace

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tribal sweater, skinny jeans, boots, fashion blogger, style blog

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Top: H&M  Sweater: Target similar here  Jeans: Paige  Boots: Shoemint  Necklace: J.Crew Factory  Watch: Michael Kors  Bracelet: J.Crew similar here  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I hardly ever buy clothes at Target for full price because I know they allllways go on sale, but when I spotted this sweater a few weeks ago, I couldn't be bothered to wait. I grabbed it off the rack immediately (also, it was the only small) and prayed that the weather would get cold enough to wear this baby all over town. Well, my prayers were halfway answered when I wore this sweater early one morning last week, but sadly, the temps rose up to the 80s and I had to change into something a little less warm.

Also, this necklace. I have been obsessed with it since the day I bought it about a year ago and I had a chat with my friend Melinda this weekend in Houston about how it is considered the "basic bitch" necklace. I had no idea and now I love it even more. If you've missed out on this new term all over  lately, please let me enlighten you here.

Travel Day

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Top: Old Navy  Sweater: LOFT similar here  Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (on sale!)  Shoes: Chinese Laundry  Scarf: Forever 21  Bag: Ralph Lauren similar here  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  Watch: Michael Kors  Bracelet: J.Crew similar here

After a crazy, fun weekend, I am heading back to the skies today and flying home. I could not have asked for a better week in Houston but am so excited to sleep in my own bed tonight... as always happens after a long week of travel. Because I feel like I am in the air so much these days, I have come up with my go-to travel outfit: comfy jeans, flats, a baggy sweater, a scarf and a huge purse. All of these play a small role in spending the day in comfort while cooped up for hours on a plane. 

I am a huge HUGE fan of flying with a scarf because I am always freezing on the airplane. I actually wore this outfit last week on my trip down to Houston and found myself using this scarf as a blanket. It is great for versatility and it's super lightweight. I am telling you, scarves are quickly becoming my favorite article of clothing. 

Also, the other key piece in this outfit is a huge purse. I like to check my bag (thanks, Southwest! Love the free bags!) and carry just my purse through TSA and around the airport. The problem I have is I travel with my planner, my iPad and my computer. Plus I like to bring an (empty) water bottle and some snacks because airport food is just never appealing to me. Well, except overpriced Jamba Juice.