13 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

13 quotes to inspire your day

I am a lot of things, and one of those things is a collector of quotes. I can’t help but scroll through my instagram a few times a day, it’s a problem, and when I do, I’m constantly screen-shotting my truly favorite things. Since I just uploaded all my images from my phone to my computer, this seemed like an opportune time to give you a little mid-week inspiration. May you leave today feeling totally pumped and ready to rock today and the rest of forever. Dream big or go home right?

Positive mind positive vibes positive life quote

You never know who needs you. Good energy is contagious quote

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do quote

I don't like to gamble but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself quote

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful quote

Love never fails quote

The universe has you back  quote

Buddha was asked what have you gained  from meditation he replied nothing however let me tell you what I have lost anger anxiety depression inescurity fear of old age and death quote

I'm awake I see the sun I'm going to give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone because I'm still alive one more day to be myself quote

Breathe it all in, love it all out quote

Don't quit your daydream quote

Let's not get caught, let's keep going amazing quote

This one’s just a glorious bonus piece of summer advice

 

Overpack it's why suitcases have wheels quote

Are you feeling inspired to win at life now? Be honest, but don’t hurt my feelings. Oh, and if you have a favorite inspiring quote, you should probably take a second to tell me, thanks for being cool about this.

Tie Dye Wishes and Velvet Dreams

Unif tie dye velvet dress  nasty gal shoe cult platforms free people tie dye sweater

I got this UNIF dress for the best price of my life (that’s a lie) during a crazy Nasty Gal sale a month ago and it’s been my pride and joy ever since. If you want to hear a story about patience, this is it. I saw this dress on Unif’s instagram when it came out eons ago and knew I needed it, but also knew I couldn’t shell out around $150 for it. So, I waited. Then it went on sale at Unif and mild excitement ensued until I realized I also couldn’t pay $105 for it. On a glorious random day a few weeks later, Nasty Gal decided to offer half off all their sale items and victory, and the dress, were mine for $50. I think the best part was watching the dress go back to $100 after the sale. There’s nothing like a good deal that doesn’t last long.  In addition, I’m just head over heels obsessed with both tie dye and velvet right now, so this dress is essentially my current holy grail.

Unif tie dye velvet dress  nasty gal shoe cult platforms free people tie dye sweater

What I’m Wearing: Unif tie dye velvet dress (the most similar thing possible on sale right now! $82) | Free People tie dye sweater (similar $128) (similar $118) | Julie Vos necklace (similar $85) | Nasty Gal shoes on sale $54

Unif tie dye velvet dress  nasty gal shoe cult platforms free people tie dye sweater

Unif tie dye velvet dress  nasty gal shoe cult platforms free people tie dye sweater

Unif tie dye velvet dress  nasty gal shoe cult platforms free people tie dye sweater

Unif tie dye velvet dress  nasty gal shoe cult platforms free people tie dye sweater

Unif tie dye velvet dress  nasty gal shoe cult platforms free people tie dye sweater

Any fabulous deals or fabulous obsessions? Don’t keep them bottled up, tell me all about it!

Seventeen Magazine In My 20s August 2014

seventeen magazine august 2014 inspiration

A month and a half ago I told you all about my teenage obsession with Seventeen Magazine. You just never know where you’re going to find inspiration, unless you have an understanding that you’ll find it everywhere…in which case you will. I just got around to reading August’s issue which was doused in denim and beauty, both of which I wasn’t exactly pining for. But per usual, there were a few things that totally inspired me, so here’s to hoping they get the creative juices flowing with you too.

Coral Nail Polish

seventeen magazine coral nails

I’ve been doing tons of turquoise and blue nail polish tones but the moment I saw Essie’s ad with 20 shades of corral, I knew I needed more of that color on my fingers. Searching through polishes for something similar now.

 

Tweed Nail Art

There’s just something about the messy lines and random assortment of colors that makes me feel like I’m capable of doing these tweed nails. I’ll get back to you. In the mean time, let me know if it works out for you.

 

Healthy Snow Cones

seventeen magazine healthy fruit snowcone

Totally into snow cones, but can’t validate the calories. If I’m going to stuff my face with 400 useless calories, it’s going to be with ice cream. This healthy snow cone recipe, using fruit instead of artificial sweeteners, is an awesome alternative. For something easier, Seventeen recommends blending 1 cup of your favorite fruit with a 1/2 cup of water to make the healthiest option ever.

 

Finish…it’s an app

Short and simple. there is a slight chance Finish may eliminate procrastination for good. Basically, take that to-do list you write every morning when you wake up and plop it in the Finish app. As you finish things up, mark them as finished. The more things you finish early, or finish at all, the more rewards you get. I’ve only been using it for a day so here’s a bad example of how it works. I did three things on my checklist, Finish sent me a free song. I’m digging it.

 

Adorable Food Sunglasses

seventeen magazine fruit sunglasses doughnut sunglasses

I’ve been eying this doughnut pair for a while (note the May mention) and there are a ton with random mini fruits, cakes, and so much more. Your oddest wish is Gasoline Glamour’s command.

 

What magazines inspire you to be an exponentially more awesome person? You know what to do.

Tropical Papaya Juice

Tropical Papaya Juice 3 Ingrediant Recipe papaya apple orange juice

A lot of what determines my fruit purchasing pattern is what’s on sale so when Sprouts put these papayas up for 98 cents/pound, I had to buy a small one. This was my first papaya experience and it would seem although I strongly dislike the flavor of papaya by itself, I sincerely adore it when mixed with apple and orange for the most delicious tropical juice that ever came without pineapple.

Tropical Papaya Juice 3 Ingrediant Recipe papaya apple orange juice

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 a papaya
  • 2 apples
  • 1 orange
  • a juicer

Makes 32 oz of delicious juice

Let’s Do This:

Peel the orange. Cut the halved papaya in half sideways (after you’ve taken out the seeds) and scoop out fruit contents with a spoon. The fruit will slide off the skin super easily. You can just toss as large of apple chunks as possible in that juicer of yours.

When juicing, I alternated between the papaya, orange, and apples so the papaya didn’t get stuck.

Pour into two mason jars, share with a friend or store second juice in the fridge for later (good up to two-three days as far as I know), snap instagram picture(s), enjoy!

Tropical Papaya Juice 3 Ingrediant Recipe papaya apple orange juice

Tropical Papaya Juice 3 Ingrediant Recipe papaya apple orange juice

Made any super yummy concoctions in the kitchen recently? You should probably tell me all about it.