Summer Capsule Wardrobe Bags

Over the past few months, I've purged over 80% of my belongings. I had way too much stuff, and it's been so freeing to get rid of things I'd been holding on to for so long. These five bags bring me joy, are functional, and can be easily stored inside each other, score!

Tiny leather bag, from Goodwill.
This bag has several small pockets on the inside and even a small mirror! Not bad for $4.99. I love it if I'm going somewhere where I don't need much- phone, lip product, cash, that's about all that fits.

Vintage tooled leather bag, from eBay.
This bag was my first eBay purchase when I was 17. I was so stoked when I won it. I used it for 5 or 6 years before the braided leather strap broke and I just recently replaced the broken strap. This bag is smallish, but I can jam a bunch of stuff in it including my camera, wallet, phone, and even water bottle.

Vintage market bag, from Goodwill.
Don't judge me, but I actually bought this bag for my little sister. I gave it to her for Christmas, she used it for a bit, then I borrowed it and never gave it back. To be fair, she's a thrifting queen and has bought herself two similar market bags that she used all the time. Also, she borrowed a sweater from me once and later sold it at Buffalo Exchange. I feel like we're even ;).
I always get complements on this bag when I wear it. I love the vibrant colors & detailed weave. It fits everything & I take it everywhere.

Backpack, Fjallraven Kanken (in frost green)
I've never been a backpack person, but I love this backpack. My laptop fits in it, it's sleek and clean looking, and I love the unique color. It was originally designed for swedish school children in 1978, and it's super durable. I use this for travel & work.

Tote, Madewell
This bag really fits everything. It's great for everyday, but I have to be careful that I don't over back it because it gets heavy! I like to bring this to work because I can pack everything I need, including my lunch and huge glass water bottle, without having to carry a separate canvas bag.

Whiteboard Frame Update : Spring 2015

I finally got around to updating my whiteboard frames and I love the result. I printed the photos an inch larger this time around, and I think they look great.

Here's what I used: MagnetsWhiteboardsCommand Strips .

In my video I share detailed instructions as well as some of my favorite Instagram tips. Enjoy!

Cherry Travco, Part 3

It's month 3 and things are moving right along. We had a few unexpected hurdles a few weeks ago, but we're moving along!

Coconut Cream & Banana Chia Seed Pudding

True Foods inspired chia seed pudding --------------------------

Blend these ingredients until smooth:
2 bananas
9 oz coconut cream (unsweetened)
1/4 c of coconut sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp lemon juice
a pinch of salt
1 1/2 tbsp raw coconut flakes

Then add:
1 1/2 - 2 tbsp chia seed

Blend on a low setting until combined. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving. Garnish with coconut shavings & banana. I love it with chocolate chips too!

This recipe makes about 3 cups of pudding.

Cherry Travco, Part 2

Here's the second installment of our Cherry Travco Series. Things are moving along and we couldn't be happier. One thing I really love about this project is the fact that a lot of our friends and family are partnering with us. They're excited to help, and it's meant so much to me and Nick. We love our people! :)

coffee date shake

I usually drink my coffee black, but I've been loving this date shake recipe recently. I don't measure my ingredients but I generally use about:

-2-3 pitted dates
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp vanilla bean paste
-1 cup chilled coffee
-3/4 cup coconut milk

The dates add the perfect amount of sweetness to this shake. You can also make a hot date shake by using hot milk & coffee, just make sure you allow the steam to vent from your blender. Let me know if you try it!

I use a vitamix and love it!

Winter Favorites

Here are a few things that I've been loving these past few months. Check out my video below for a complete description of each item!

Frankincense Essential Oil // Sweet Almond Oil // Mineral Fusion Nail Polish in Fiery Lava

Vintage Tooled Leather Bag

After the Jump Podcast by Grace Bonney