Freeport, Bahamas.


These are pretty much the only pictures we were able to take in Freeport because....it rained! Boo! We literally sat on the beach for about an hour before it started to pour! We camped out under the patio of a nearby police station for a while hoping it would clear up so we could go back to the beach...but nope! It rained pretty much the rest of the day. Besides the beach there really wasn't that much to do in Freeport, we walked through the little market and a couple of the shops and then we were back on the ship! haha!

Happy Friday!! 

Key West.



So we're back from our cruise and slowly adjusting back to our regular schedules. I never really thought we'd go on a cruise. We talked about it multiple times before and would always agree that it wasn't really our thing, but right before we left for Iceland (like literally the day before we left) Ryan surprised me and said he had booked us a cruise to The Bahamas. What the heck!? haha! I was pretty shocked. I guess he thought we could kill 2 birds with one stone and check The Bahamas off our list and experience a cruise all in one shot. As for our cruise experience....all I can say is we definitely won't be taking another cruise from here in Texas again. I can say however that the staff on the cruise were amazing! They were some of the friendliest/happiest people I have ever seen! And we did enjoy all the shows and entertainment, (as cheesy as most of them were) the comedy shows were by far our favorite!

Our first stop before The Bahamas was Key West. It was soooooo hot! We did a lot of walking and exploring and we even went against our own rules and tried conch fritters! They were pretty tasty! All and all it was a fun day!

Weekend.


Hope everyone had a super fun/relaxing long weekend! Ryan and I had an awesome weekend! We hadn't been to a movie in months, so on Friday we went and watched The Conjuring. It was really good! And scary! BUT...we were quickly reminded why we've been avoiding going to the theater...people suck. At least where we live they do. The guy behind us would not shut up in the beginning! He was having a full on conversation behind us. And multiple other people felt the need to talk out loud to the movie like they were at home. Needless to say...we won't be going back to the theater any time soon. At least not where we live. On Saturday we went to Ryan's friends wedding. Neither of us are huge wedding people, but we actually had a really nice time. Sunday we took advantage of the Labor Day sales and went to the outlet mall, Ikea, and Half Priced books. We got a ton of new books to add to our collection! I can't decide which one I want to read first! I'm kicking myself over not getting that ABC book tho! It was so cute! I don't know why but I have a thing for old children's books. I have a nice little collection going and this one would have been a perfect addition! Wah! Hopefully I'll come across it again one day.

Happy short week!!

Summer.



As much as I'm ready for summer to end, I'm trying my hardest not to rush the days and enjoy the last few weeks of it. I mean...lets be real, here in Texas we don't even start experiencing any signs of fall until late October/early November, but still. I love how long the days are in the summer and I'm definitely going to miss that.

In other news, in exactly a week and a half Ryan and I will be in the Bahamas! I seriously can't wait! I've been OD'ing on pinterest for the past couple days looking for some outfit inspiration to take on our trip. It's going to be an awesome time! I'm in serious countdown mode over here marking off each day on the calendar :)

Happy Wednesday!

Decisions.


The past couple years have been somewhat of a struggle for me. A battle really...with myself over making decisions. It hasn't always been an easy thing for me, and it still isn't, but I'm getting better at it. It used to be bad tho. So bad that I developed severe anxiety analyzing over every tiny detail, dissecting it over and over until I had nothing left. And it wasn't just decisions that were to be made, I would stress over decisions that I had made in the past. I'd kick myself every time something didn't turn out "as planned" and convince myself it was because of the decisions and choices I had made. I wanted to be able to control every thing that happened in my life. Every thing. I didn't want surprises or curve balls to ever come my way. I always wanted to be one step ahead and have everything go "as planned." I never wanted to make the "wrong" decision.


 When I met Ryan everything I ever thought I knew went straight out the window. I met him at the worst but also at the best time. I had just got out of a two year long journey with myself, finding out who I was and who I wanted to be, and gaining control over my anxiety (that's its own story for a different day tho.. ha!) When we met I was on a straight rode, with each of my next moves planned out accordingly to the timeline I had set for myself. Ryan changed everything tho. Meeting him hit me like a ton of bricks. It was like a whirlwind of events, with everything happening so fast. He threw about 20 curveballs at me. The hardest being, moving to Texas. I had always known I wanted to leave Arizona, but I wanted to do it for myself. Not with or for anybody else. During my process of deciding to move or not  something just clicked. I could go through my life "as planned" making lists and living without surprises or I could just take the risk. There will never be a "right" or "wrong" choice to any decision we make in life, but rather an experience that will help us grow one way or another.  The only thing we can do is simply just let go and trust the process.

I am still a work in progress with my decision making skills. But I'm getting better each and every day. Of all the decisions I have made in my life, i can honestly say  the best ones are the ones I didn't think too hard about, the ones I just followed my heart with :)


How about you? Is it hard for you make decisions? Or are you a free spirit just blowing in the wind? 
Let me know! 



Happy Hump Day!! 

Friday's letters


Dear Friday, you came faster this week...Thank you. Dear shoppers at H.E.B, you scare me. Also...you make my shopping experience miserable. Why are you all so rude and barbaric? From now on I will be shopping between the hours 6am-8am. Dear Texas, 50% humidity?!? Honestly, is that necessary? Dear fall, HURRY UP! Dear The Business of Being Born, I had no reason on earth to be watching you last night....but wow were you good! My mind is still blown by all your info and facts. Dear Ryan, thanks for being such a sport and trying to become vegan with me...you're such a cutie :)



It's true....I'm obsessed !!!!!!!!!!



HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Wednesday Wish List


Next month Ryan and I are taking a little end of summer trip to The Bahamas and I'm sooooooo excited!! I don't know why but every time we go on a trip....anywhere...I feel like I need new things. Almost like allllll the stuff I already have in my closet isn't good enough. I know I'm not alone on this one. I think it's a girl thing. We just like new shiny things :)

1. Watch  $200 // 2. Hat //$128 // 3. Wallet $36 // 4. Bracelet $58 // 5Purse $35 // 6. Sunglasses $12 // 7. Sandals $64 // 8. Necklace $44 //  9. Roller bag  $74

What are you currently lusting over?
Do you buy new things every time before a trip?
Do you have any end of summer plans? 
Let me know!!
Hope everyone is having an awesome week!!


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