morning to-do’s i swear by for a productive day.

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goooooood morning, babes! i’m feeling strangely chipper this morning compared to my usual groggy self. your girl is NOT a morning person, okay? i’m one of those people who stays up late doing stuff in the wee hours of the night because that’s when i’m most productive. anyone else? HOWEVER, i hate wasting half a day not being productive by sleeping in too late…kinda contradictory, i know. today, i want to share a few of my morning “to-do’s” that i swear help get me up and going even on a slow day.

PS: keep reading to learn about the GIVEAWAY i’m doing with Smile Brilliant!

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move in day + my new house!

move in day finally came!
i felt like august was never going to get here, but summer surprisingly flew by! time flies when you’re having fun, right?
i was planning on vlogging way more on actually moving in and decorating and all that fun stuff, but let’s get real, moving is STRESSFUL.
not only stressful, but tiring and frustrating all at the same time. nevertheless, after a day and half i got everything situated and put in place and my room turned out PERFECT. like seriously so perfect…you’ll see my excitement in the vlog.
i feel like joanna gaines would be so proud. #FixerUpperStillwaterEdition
feel free to watch the vlog below or keep on scrolling to see pics from my finished room!

/ desk lamp: target (available in stores) / white bedding: target / dresser: ikea / 
/ lamp shade: ikea / file cabinet: ikea /

spring break photo diary: caribbean cruise.

honey, i’m hooommmmeeee!
just kidding there was no one waiting on me back home in stilly, but that’s why i have you guys right? 😉

i don’t know how i’m going to contain myself as i write this post, because this past week was so full of fun!! i guess i’ll just give you a quick, day-by-day run down of the week.

oh! and don’t miss out on the little spring break trailer i guess you could call it down below. 
because sometimes pictures just aren’t enough. 🙂


monday:

– two of my girlfriends and i flew out to miami to meet up with our roadtripping friends at the port

tuesday:

– got off the boat super early in nassau!
– explored downtown nassau, the straw market, and junkanoo beach
( if you’re going to nassau, you should skip junkanoo and pay the $4 taxi/ferry ride over to paradise island.)
– road over to paradise island (home of the atlantis resort!) and beach bummed on cabbage beach.
– after dinner that night, we headed back to senor frogs to dance our little booties off! SO FUN.

wednesday:

– tendered off coco cay; aka royal caribbean’s PRIVATE island in the bahamas! what, what?!
– beached alllllllllll day

thursday:

– key west, florida!
this is such a quaint little town, and i love it! make sure you grab a slice of key lime pie while you’re there and head on down the the most southern point of the continental u.s! so cool!
( don’t like key lime pie? stop by GLAZED. this gourmet donut & coffee shop has THE BEST key lime pie dessert in the country! )

friday:

– said goodbye to our home for the week 🙁
– spent a little bit of time at hollywood beach in ft. lauderdale before catching our flight.

i’m dying to know what y’all did for spring break!
let me know in the comments!
xoxo, emily

flex friday: what’s in my gym bag?

for those of you who know me personally, you know that fitness is a HUGE part of my life. and if you do know me personally you’re probably laughing because huge is an understatement.
i’ve wanted to do a fitness segment here on the blog for a while, but i have had a few set backs.
1) i wasn’t sure what to call it. titles like “motivation monday” and “fit friday” are a bit overused. 2) i’m not a certified trainer, nutritionist or dietitian so i don’t want to just be giving y’all my two-cents and it be inaccurate. that’s not cool, or helpful for that matter. and 3) i just could decide what to post about! 
but i’ve finally figured it out and can’t wait to get this (hopefully) weekly segment underway!
today i’ll be sharing the in’s and out’s of my gym bag. i know i’m always curious what people take to the gym with them, so hopefully y’all are too!

let me know of any topic suggestions you may have in a comment below!

what do you carry in your gym bag?

xoxo, emily