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Hi guys! Long time, no post!! I’ve been so busy with school starting, working, and traveling! ‘Adulting’ is hard.  As told in my last post, here, I mentioned at the end that I was going on a road trip. It was so cool just traveling without a destination.  As most of you may know, 99.9% of the time, I have the travel bug. I just want to travel all over. I grew up traveling, from Mexico, to the Grand Canyon. As amazing as it was, I don’t remember those places because I was pretty young. Thankfully we have those old VCR tapes documenting my childhood but seeing in on TV is definitely not the same as seeing it with your own eyes.

I’ve always tried to be spontaneous but spontaneity tends to stress me out. I woke up Friday in my own bed and didn’t know where I was going to go to sleep that night. That kind of stuff just causes me to freak. (I was prepared to sleep in my car but I assumed it would be sooo creepy sleeping in a parking lot. Besides, my windows have absolutely NO tint on them so you’ll be able to see right in… Not exactly a peaceful night’s rest, I’d say. first world problems. lol)   Needless to say, I loved it anyways. I loved not knowing of where to go. Such adrenaline in the weirdest way!

Anyways! Kyle and I (my photographer 😉 ) flipped a coin to see what direction we were going in. Either West or South. West it was! I haven’t been to the mountains in such a long time. (When I see mountains, I get chill bumps, am I the only one? ha.) We were headed on I-40 to the mountains.  The driving really wasn’t bad at all. My butt hurt from sitting so long but it was such a blast. If you are roadtrip with someone you enjoy spending your time with, the time seriously flies. When we saw something we were interested in seeing, we stopped! It was so cool! I realized that there was absolutely no reason to stress! We ended up stopping at Blue Ridge Parkway since I’ve never been but honestly, I was slightly disappointed. 🙁  I guess in the area we were in, the views were not as beautiful as I heard they would be. It was pretty but I imagined that you would be able to stand out on ledges. Again, it was probably just the area we were in.  Some of the pictures turned out sooo bad because we were in the car and the reflection of the car was in the photos, oops. I also tried to get pictures of every county we drove through, but they came so fast, the camera wasn’t on, but I really did try. In case you forgot what mountains look like, you can see them above, ha. I’m not in most pictures because sometimes, you just have to enjoy the scenery! When I was like, 14 – 15, I went to Europe and only took pictures that I was in because I wanted to make the pic worth looking at. HAHA! Wasn’t I was freaking conceited. lol, looking back I laugh really hard and I regret it because I didn’t have many landscape photos. It was just an awkward brace faced teen with bad style in front of iconic markings. Luckily, i’ve grown up a bit from then and learned that being behind the camera is just as lovely as standing in front of it. Stay tuned to my next post to see where we went after the mountains! Thanks so much for reading!! XOX

carefree blondecarefree blondeokay, so this whole social media world is a pretty scary place.  I’ve seen some things that elementary school girls do to each other and it makes me sad.  It makes me sad that there is so many flaw finding and nit picking people in the world/and on the internet.  When I first started blogging, I was worried as what others had said about my decision to be in the blogging world.  I was nervous for the publishing of my blog and kept it a secret for a while. For those who knew me, knew I always wanted to do it. So, I had to face the fears of people talking about my blog. (and I’m so happy I did) 99.9% of what I’ve seen from my blog are positive, (besides the fact that I still haven’t created a post schedule. sorry….) the sweet comments never fail to make my day.  I am so happy that you are confident with yourselves and don’t feel the need to nit pick flaws. If I could go back in time, I would take back the judgmental comments that I have made in junior high or high school. (everybody judges, it’s inevitable. But from personal experience, it’s hurtful to point flaws to people that the person can’t help; regardless of if was directed to someone else or to you.) Friendships are much better and stronger when you build each other up and are happy for one another’s success, regardless of what it is instead of finding enjoyment in other’s drawbacks.  This past year I have learned a lot about friendships and relationships.  My philosophy is, surround yourself with lovely people who bring positivity in your life and just do you!  Okay but really, my train of thought is all over the place in my post, I swear lol. I just love meeting confident and inspiring women!

I found Be.Belle and it’s such a good site for women to get together and be kind.  Be.Belle asked me questions and I would like to share a few of them with y’all!

Be. Belle  —  Best advice you’d give women to feel confident in their own skin?
Me  —   The best advice I can give to women to feel confident is to just do you. If you want to wear a full face of heavy makeup, girl do it! Make those cheeks look contoured and those lashes reach your eyebrows. If you want to wear no makeup, rock that beautiful skin!  Also, take care of your skin!!! Wear sunscreen and moisturize. Having beautiful skin, for me at least, is easily one of the best ways to feel confident and beautiful.  Be kind. Have a good soul. You can’t expect to feel confident (and have others believe you are confident) if you’re nasty and rude. As for personal experience goes, I was told I look better without makeup on. As it was such a sweet compliment, I didn’t feel beautiful without makeup on. (Having blonde hair means having blonde eyelashes. And that means my eyelashes look invisible. And my eyes are like the size of dimes so… Mascara is a must for me.) I wear makeup to enhance beauty. Confidence shines through and is obvious to others. Make a mark on someone’s day. Inspire them to be confident as well.

Be.Belle  —  What makes you most happy?
Me  —  What makes me most happy…. hmmm. I’m still trying to find out what is the top thing that makes me happy! But dancing makes me happy. Especially to 90’s music. Cruising around in a car makes me happy. Seeing people I haven’t seen in a long time makes me happy. Eating makes me really happy Haha. Traveling is pretty high on my list of things that make me happy. But all in all, a lot of things make me happy, I can’t choose just one.

Be.Belle  —  Where are the top 3 places you’ve traveled and best advice for women traveling?

Top three places I’ve traveled would have to be…. omg this is so hard to choose. Probably Provence in France, New York City, annnnnd… Madrid, Spain. To the women traveling, pack light. I decided to take, what seemed like, my entire closet! It made walking around so hard. Plus with more space in your suitcase, more stuff to bring back. haha. I would probably recommend traveling with just a carry-on though and skip buying shampoo and other liquids before the trip. I promise wherever you go, they’ll have that stuff for you. It’s just wasted space.

Head over to Be.Belle and read the rest of the Q&A!! Thank you so much to whoever actually finished reading this entirely too long blog post  — it was just on my mind for a bit! I’m glad I have my support group and great friends along with me. Y’all seriously ROCK!  As you read this, I’ll be on a roadtrip/camping! Eep! I’ve backed my bag and headed … somewhere… I’m not sure exactly where I’m headed … Stay tuned to see where I’m off too! Thanks again for reading! XOX

Thank you Be.Belle for allowing me to answer your questions!  & sorry for the extremely sappy post, it's unusual for that kind of post but I just wanted to get my thoughts out -- next post will be back to normal lol

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CONGRATULATIONS CAITY!!

You won the giveaway to Pink Blush!

Okay so listen, for those who follow my Instagram know in my Insta story (is that a thing? Snapchat wanna be, Instagram story) knows I was so extremely nervous picking a winner.  I had really bad anxiety because I wanted everyone to win.  I hate that kind of pressure on me…

I ended up using a generator online and the name was picked.  I was going to write everyone’s name down and place it in a hat but that would’ve been over 100 names to write… and nobody got time for that. (lol, I need to stop.) Plugging it in the computer was the easiest way. Giveaways are so much fun, I love them so much that I will be doing another giveaway really really soon. (promise.)

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, I wish I could’ve given you all $75 to Pink Blush! Congrats Caity on winning and your baby girl!

xox emily