life lately…


We’ve moved into a beautiful new rental and couldn’t be happier about it. We painted the walls gray and hung some of my old thrift store finds and call it home. I’ll put up a full tour soon :) 


Summer is here and it’s hot as bugs. We’ve beaten the heat with some shaved ice and lots of vanilla coke. I’m ready for fall – scarves, jackets, cozy knit sweaters – mmm!


Going summer places…


Eating summer things…


Staying in the A/C and crafting! Today I spray painted lots of beautiful wooden beads, lacing them onto some gorgeous scrap leather cords to make necklaces. Coming soon to my etsy shop!

This has been such an emotional time for me. Maybe it’s because I’m almost 24, but my heart is just s e a r c h i n g.

Trying to learn and discover and decide. To grow in the Lord and strengthen my beliefs. So ready for this journey!


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So we’ve been in our new home for three months now! Since we’re both working so much I don’t feel like we’ve gotten as much done as I would’ve liked. I’m still dreaming of painting these bright yellow walls and having a dining room table that will actually fill our dining space. The list goes on! There’s so many alterations and details involved before I have my “perfect” home.

But guys, guess what? My home is already perfect. I read a quote the other day and shared it on my instagram:

The secret to having it all is knowing that you already do.

As I look around this house, instead of focusing on all the changes and DIY that needs to be done – I want to focus on the love that resides here. I want to look into my front door and see, not the ugly yellow walls, but a life well lived and happy memories. I’ll still DIY and decorate and dream – but I don’t want all that “to do” list to inhibit this moment and this time.

Let’s love our homes.

Weekend Mixtape #2

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[Seriously “Hungry Like the Wolf” is THE song of my spring time.]

Guys, I really worked hard for this one. I made this playlist hoping it will inspire all of us to GO AND DO!

As soon as I hit “submit” on this post I’m going outside to enjoy some beautiful weather and beautiful people. This weekend’s activities are going to include a trip to the farmer’s market, softball game, an authentic Quinceanera, breakfast with my church ladies and endless sunshine. What are you up to this weekend?

Weekend Mixtape [and a picture of me with a wall made entirely of glass bottles]

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetDave and I are SO thankful that the weekend is almost here! With husband waking up at 4:30 every morning to go to work (and me waking up with him to make his lunch, of course), it’s been a long week. Tomorrow we’re going to sleep in (till 7! yay!) and go fishing! Then we’re hoping to do some projects around our sweet new home. I’m looking forward to some productivity!

Weekend Mixtape

Hey Now, Matt and Kim
Flashed Junk Mind, by Milky Chance
The Safety Dance, by Men Without Hats
Black Sun, Death Cab for Cutie
Steal My Sunshine, Len
That’s Whats Up, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Gimme All Your Love, Alabama Shakes
All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
Let’s Get High, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
99 Luftballoons, Nena
Sunshine on My Back, The National
Cough Syrup, Young the Giant

You can listen to the whole thing on Spotify: HERE.

Happy Weekend!

summer uniform – 2015

Thanks to the amazing Cup of Jo, I am obsessed with the style uniform. It’s like a capsule wardrobe – simplified. Imagine waking up and always having a general idea of what you want to wear. It’s like a signature scent in clothing form.
For me, since I work in an office and have to dress up every day, I want a uniform that is ultra comfy yet polished. Something with attitude and something I can still play in. And also something modest, that I can feel comfortable in. I’ve browsed around for some 2015 trends, and I’m liking what I see (70’s vibe baby!), now I just need to get it in my closet!

Here are the three that I’m choosing from. Oh and shout out to H&M for having good deals on some comfy basics. And thanks to Target for having some fantastic Birks knock offs that I’ll definitely buy because I’m not made of money. xo.

summer uniform #1
denim overalls + loose stripe tee + birks

Summer Uniform #1

Summer Uniform #1 by elisa-m

White tee

Birkenstock flat shoes

summer uniform #2
joggers + soft tee + bensimon flats

Summer Uniform #2

Summer Uniform #2 by elisa-m featuring H&M

H&M activewear pants
$37 –

Bensimon lace up shoes

summer uniform #3
stripe t-shirt dress + birks + shades

Summer Uniform #3

H m dress
$30 –

Illesteva sunglasses

Whats your 2015 summer uniform?