Luther Nash Turns 2

Where has the last 2 years gone? Happy Birthday Luther Nash. Becoming a dog mom I have learned so much and gained such a great responsibility.

Andrew and I are in disbelief that this dude once was the size of our forearm. We have watched several home videos of the moments we have documented and are pinching ourselves on how fast time has gone by.

Of course we spoiled him with a peanut butter cake from Three Dog’s Bakery.Yes I know the 2 is backwards but running from the tripod and picking up the prop I was not prepared! LOL

I know I have said it probably way to much, but we got so lucky with Luther. He is seriously practically perfect- well no one/ dog is perfect but I have no complaints. Okay well maybe his breath sometimes and his barking but goodness- he’s so CUTE. Drew claims I love Luther more than him… and I just say “It is a different type of love.” Am I right? haha

Can I admit something- for the entire year up until a couple days when he turned one I thought his birthday was February 21… then I started looking through emails with his breeder and realized it was the 22! THE ENTIRE TIME WE HAD HIM I THOUGHT IT WAS THE 21st…for the first year NOPE the 22nd LOL! Dog mom of the year ūüėȬ†

Happy Birthday Luther Nash- Thanks for making me a dog mom and responsible human being.

 

Everyone needs a statement jacket

All winter long I have been looking for a good statement jacket. A winter jacket is always a must- for instance, a big north face, at least one that keeps you super warm. But you also need a coat that you can dress up and dress down. When I saw this coat floating around on Instagram I had to go into Madewell and try it on- This jacket is currently on sale as well as the heather grey one! I am wearing a size Small.

I am obsessed with my new ring from Jeulia <3

Go get yourself a statement jacket- you deserve it! I have went ahead and linked simlilar items and same items below!

 

You do you! | Monday Mantra

You do you! You heard me, I didn’t hesitate! Do you ever feel like you don’t do enough for yourself? I have been in a rut lately with life. Trying to figure out where I belong and what my purpose is. Of course that all can’t just fall into your lap- or for some of you maybe it already has! But for me, it has not,¬†so I have begun to do more for myself to figure out what makes me feel more at ease and a better person.

First I found a new hobby- Reading. I shared with you all on my Instagram that I picked up the book “Big Magic” and I am hooked!¬†I haven’t gotten to deep into it to tell you what it is all about but what I have gained thus far is Elizabeth Gilbert, the author is a badass. The book is already so motivating.

Secondly, I started working out! It has been 6 months, let me repeat SIX MONTHS since I have completed an actual work out due to my back being unstable. It felt amazing. I started working out at Barre3 Kansas City- Barre is a core and balance workout that is low impact but man I felt the burn! This past week I took 2 classes and I felt at peace after each class and my back felt some release.

Thirdly I surprised Andrew this weekend with a day date! I sometimes get comfortable with us and our relationship and forget to be spontaneous.¬†I took Andrew to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art where they currently have the “Through the Eyes of ¬†Picasso” exhibit. Andrew has a deep love for art so I knew he would be tickled.¬†Spontaneity is key in relationships- I need to step up my game! HA ( so this is me trying, baby steps!)

Lastly, I went and got a massage yesterday- mind you I won this massage but have told myself that I need to start doing a ritual once a month to pamper myself. Why? Because I deserve it. You deserve it!

These steps of finding yourself may be different, but find that sense of peace where you can just take a deep breath and relax. I have found that it not only is going to create more patience for myself but be good for my overall work life, my relationship and friendships.

I hope you all have a great Monday, take my advice. You do you!

Travel Diary- Graduate Hotel Stay | Lincoln Nebraska

 I have always been a firm believer that a mini get-away is good for the soul and I always tell others that but never really do it for myself. Well, I finally did a couple weeks back. Andrew and I went to Nebraska for a one night stay at the Graduate Hotel. Our minds were blown by how unique this hotel was. Just walking in you were greeted with kind staff and bright decor. The Graduate Hotels reside in the most dynamic university towns across the country.

When we got to our room we probably spent about 15 minutes noticing all the little quirks the room had. The interior designer of this hotel did not miss a beat.

The main lobby was to die for. I have never been in awe when walking into a hotel until I walked into the Graduate.

I wanted to bring this emerald green couch home. I noticed the¬†cornhusk drapes (Nebraska Cornhuskers) so cool seeing the Lincoln traditions being incorporated into these rooms. ¬†We were obsessed with this couch if you couldn’t tell!

How groovy is this pool, it makes me want to buy a high waisted bathing suit, throw my hair up in a tall bun and kick back and relax with a big pair of sunglasses on! Ha!

When I walked in to see all the bright pastels my heart was so happy. Sad news, I forgot my swimsuit we realized as we were running through our list of things when we were on the road. That just gives us an excuse to go back this summer!

Thank you Graduate Hotel for the accommodations on our one night stay- the staff was superb. Andrew and I had a blast, we will be back again!

If you are looking for a good get-away but not too far from home, I can’t say this enough, stay at¬†the Graduate. They have several different locations including Lincoln- Nebraska, Ann Arbor- Michigan, Chicago just to name a few. You can check out their website here Graduate Hotel¬†to book your trip to the one closest to you.