This post is in partnership with City Furniture. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Time is really flying! I am so happy that August is over TBH. Every year that month feels like a bit of a rollercoaster. Even so, here are 10 things I did love about August 2017:
Looking Back On My Career
If you've been keeping up, you know August marked three years of leaving the 9-5 grind for me! It's been an adventure as I've navigated through the realm of entrepreneurship, pivoted my business a few times, and found happiness through it all. I loved sharing the story of how I got fired twice in a month and how getting fired can be a good thing. I think it's important to do certain things when you get fired that will help you leave with dignity and grace intact. Even though it can certainly sting, try to remember that you have no idea what will unfold in your life. I never in a million years would've guessed I'd become a full-time blogger and blog consultant; and I love it! I can't even describe how much I love it, but trust me it's a wholeeee lot
Honestly, I've been working so much that I feel like I've barely had time to watch movies and tv at my usual (preferable) levels! But I truly believe movies and tv are some of the best teachers I've had in life, especially when in a crisis. Last month I rounded up my favorite movies for a quarter life crisis. Trust me, you're not alone in your feelings, and I hope you find some comfort and inspiration in these movies (and a good laugh of course!).
Doing Absolutely Nothing
Like I said, August is an emotional month for me every year. I have no clue why but I just find that I need to take a step back and do nothing especially if I'm on the road to burnout and my work-life balance is out of whack. Which is exactly what I've been working on. I think we try to force ourselves to tackle some small tasks, but I've found that the more I try to force myself to do something, the longer the slump lasts. Instead, I give you permission to just veg out and enjoy those movies I suggested earlier!
In the vein of not doing anything… OUR COUCH IS HEAVEN ON EARTH! I literally never want to get off. If you follow my Insta-stories you know about my obsession with our Delilah couch from City Furniture. We went to the store, sat on this thing and never wanted to get off. It's got seriously deep seats and a down top – think falling into a cloud, then take that feeling and amplify it by 5 million – yeah thats what this couch feels like. It's really affordable (honestly I thought a couch like this would go for $5k+) and we are obsessed with how our living room is coming along! The full reveal will be up in October, but I cannot get enough of lounging with the hubs and Tucker on this beauty! If you saw on my insta-stories we had a bit of a trouble getting the couch up the stairs #townhouselivin so we swapped it out for the sectional and I think it came out even better for the space!
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Delilah Couch (c/o)
Doing Stuff Alone
I've always been a bit of a drifter when it comes to friends. I keep a very small, tight knit, circle and then everyone else is kind of noise to me. While I like them, I am awful at keeping up with them. I used to think there was something wrong with me for feeling this way… but I realized I am my own best friend. I really can never escape my own company, so why not embrace and celebrate it? Which is why I loved the guest posts in August about traveling alone and things to do alone in your 20s! It's important to take this time to get to know yourself, not the person everyone wants you to be, but who you truly are.Get to know yourself in your 20s, not the person everyone is telling you to be.Click To Tweet
Well E officially hit his mid 30s! I can't believe that all of his friends have two kids already and we are over here with full hands from our fur baby! I honestly don't know how parents manage it all. I tip my hat to you! But more on baby making thoughts another day… Instead I want to chat about what I got the man who has literally everything. Birthdays are super tough for us since we both just buy ourselves whatever we want when we want/need it.
Generally we skip gifts and focus on doing things for one another. But then I found Pistol Lake. Turns out he had been obsessing over the men's athleisure company. Their shirts gotten a ton of press for being the coziest mens athleisure – and let me tell you they do not disappoint! Their clothes are made right here in the U.S. with a super cool fabric called Eudae – made from Eucalyptus pulp and recycled bottles!!! Seriously how cool is that?!? It's really light weight which is perfect for our hot and humid South Florida temperatures! I even got a shirt for myself since I'm always stealing his Henley's ?! Once I got it – he was totally jealous and now wants his own Henley in addition to his T . With E's birthday being this month, it was the perfect gift for the guy who has everything and is always on the lookout for athleisure he can actually wear to work!
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#Truth: I feel like H2O+ made all of their products with me in mind. I've never been so truly obsessed with all of the products I've tried from a brand. So this may be a little TMI, but I've had a persistent rash in my underarms for about a year. I recently had a really bad flare up of it so I had to cut ties with deodorant, my body wash, basically every product on my body… and let me tell you, I smelled ripe. One day I couldn't take the smell I was going through PR samples when I picked up the Lemongrass Vetiver, their dry body oil, and it felt and smelled like heaven! I started using it every day, just a spritz on my chest and even under my arm when I felt like they needed some moisture and this has been a life saver! My skin is so soft and I have no idea how I've lived so long without this product. I also tried out their Aquadefense Collection with matcha green tea and rice bran extracts #amazing.
Tucker Graduated Middle School
Seriously, they grow up so fast! He's on Summer break now until late October – but can we hit pause and let this cutie just be a pup for a minute! Pretty soon he'll be driving off to college ?.
Like I've been saying, this month was all about R&R for me. I loved trying out some new face masks, like H2O+'s gel sheet masks and a bunch of yes to's (E even had a charcoal sheet mask)! I always see bloggers sharing yesto's products on Instagram and have been dying to try them for myself. They are super affordable and have tons of options for all suits or skin types and needs, shop them here.