5 Things I Learned At Our Marriage Retreat and How It Can Change Your Heart

xactly a year ago Chris and I called Bob and Audrey Meisner; biblical counselors who helped us get through the HARDEST thing by far in our 4 years of marriage. With tears rolling down our face we weren’t sure how we would push through the biggest interception our marriage had experienced so far. There was betrayal, defeat, trust broken, and so much healing ahead of us but we had 3 things going for us that would be the answer to it all.

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Embracing Your Own Creative Genius While Avoiding The Comparison Game

In today’s culture the next youtube sensation or Instagram influencer reaching 200K has become a new kind of normal. And I’m on the outside of this circle looking in. It’s a strange world when it comes to social media and to say I’m an expert on how to navigate growth would be so far from the truth. I’ve never had a piece of content go viral on one of these apps and let me tell you my self esteem ain’t broke! I don’t play the comparison game anymore and breaking that bad habit has been the gateway to CREATIVE FREEDOM one new photoshoot idea at a time.

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Blogging Tips For Beginners: Mindset Goals and Finding Your Niche

Getting started is the HARDEST part and can seem daunting at times on how to even start this thing called a BLOG!!!! It isn’t the highlight reel on IG, it’s long hours sitting at a chair or sometimes my couch just typing away. I literally have a headache most days from the screen time between my laptop and my phone! Ahhh it’s terrible but so so rewarding. Writing is about 20 % of the effort and the rest is taken up by editing, posting the content, promoting it, sending it out in email blasts to my subscribers. The list truly does go on!

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10 Qualities I Look For In A Best Friend and How You Can Embody Them

Most of my very best friends throughout my life have all had a kindred spirit to my own, which made us feel like family and not just a friend which is why they became my “best friend.” I want to unveil some truths about what a best friend can look like and call out some lies that people believe about best friends!!! You ready?! Let’s uncover your much needed qualities in a best friend!

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My Journey with Rejecting Fear and Trusting God with My Career

There’s nothing like being fearful over your next step in life, your future, and if you’re walking it alone! It feels like uncharted waters to walk towards a new path and be still unsure if it’s the “right” path to take. Have you been there? Can I let you in on a little secret…this is exactly where I am right now. I’m possibly about to forsake one saturated career path (acting) for another (fashion blogging) and i’m SCARED beyond belief! And this is the first time i’m talking about in this capacity…

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Puppy Play Date: Kara and Bae Dressed In Macramé

The fur babies are having a play date!!! Anyone else LOVE puppy pictures? It’s better when there’s two! My best friend Nina and I get our puppies together regularly for play dates. We got our babies two days a part and so Kara (my samoyed pup) and Bae (Nina’s mini-golden doodle) have been best friends since they arrived!

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The Culture of Modesty: Do You Think Before You Dress?

As a 26 year old woman in our 2019 society there’s a lot of things we’re juggling! We are juggling what our parents have instilled in us, we are figuring out our own thoughts/feelings/perceptions on the world, and we are constantly being challenged with new information as culture changes in America. I for one never thought twice about what I wanted to wear in high school! I wanted to be attractive to guys at school and wear whatever was trendy at the time.

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The Stress Yet The Bless Of Traveling With A Puppy

My little snow bunny and I are starting to take some big trips together! When I say big…I mean, the hour drive it takes us to get to Malibu from Burbank. Y’all, with a puppy that is HUGE! Last weekend was such a fun weekend because we went to Malibu to take pictures and then I took her to Venice Beach for the Marc Jacobs Pop Up event just for fun! Haha I think I might honestly be crazy. I don’t want Kara to be afraid of getting in the car or thinking every time we do we are on our way to the Vet! I wanna give a few pointers after I learned a thing or two this weekend to help some dog mamas out there! Read below for my dog mom tips!!!

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LA Collective: The Floral Workout Set

I stumbled upon the athletic wear brand LA Collective not that long ago on the gram! If you’re like me you’re really picky about your workout apparel. LA Collective is an LA based brand that offers workout wear from three different designers. My favorite being Morgan Stewart, who created “The Floral Collection” I’m wearing in this shoot. Shop my look as well as three other floral collection color choices in this post!

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Gold Necklaces and Farmers Market Dresses

I first fell in love with farmers markets and flea markets after I lived in NYC. During my time in the big apple I lived in the charming neighborhood across from Central Park called, The Upper West Side. Almost every Sunday in the UWS I visited a farmers market a few blocks from my studio apartment. It honestly refreshes me in a way; getting outside and supporting and tasting organic homemade products makes me feel so good! Lucky for me there’s a farmers market in Burbank in which I visited and bought some strawberries from a few weeks back. Don’t they look delicious!

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Why We Bought A Puppy On A Whim And Why I Feel Blessed!

Well, we have a 12 week old!!! Yep, not the kind you would think. A less maintenance version of a human baby….a fur baby! I should take that back; we still wake up 3 times a night. Everyone meet the newest addition to our family, her name is Kara and she is a samoyed puppy. In this post i’m sharing how we ended up deciding to get a puppy when we were least expecting it and why we picked the samoyed breed! We compromised that’s for sure. Read the post and find out why i’m sooo blessed in this new season of life!

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Inside A Woman's Brain: The Truth Behind Intimacy In Marriage

Today is a sexy day to be on Girl of An Era! If you’re looking for my honest outlook on intimacy in marriage you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to share with you my thoughts about intimacy going into marriage, how it was different, and how to reconnect with your husband with the help of Jesus. This is definitely one of the most vulnerable tell all posts I’ve ever written! I’m sharing my heart in this one as a wife and as a Christian. Check it out!

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Spring Things…

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!!! I’m about to showcase some really pretty pastel looks on my IG feed to get us all in the mood for spring so get ready. I’m super excited to share with you all some creative ideas I have in store this spring as well as my favorite spring styles. One of my favs right now being, bandana’s and bows!!! Shop my outfit and my favorite bows/bandanas to add some feminine flair to any outfit.

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A Whimsical Fairy at the Poppy Fields and How to Make a Flower Crown

Yes babes…I jumped on the poppy field band wagon!!! I couldn’t wait to see the super bloom with my own eyes. Around once every decade the “super bloom” occurs. It means that wildflowers across Southern California bloom bigger than normal in the spring. People have been flocking to Lake Elsinore, Lancaster (where the poppies are,) Joshua Tree, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see these pretty wildflowers. I’ll be sharing the materials I used to make my flower crown as well as a step by step guide on how to make it. Lastly, links to my outfit!!

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A Day Trip in the Snow at Big Bear Lake

Nina and I left our hubby’s behind as we set out for Big Bear a few Sunday’s back. We kinda gotta a late start due to me sleeping in…#noregrets. But to be honest we should have left a little earlier so we would have more time there. Pretty sure I stayed up really late the night before!

Read the full post for our itinerary, my quick tips on planning the trip, and our favorite moments!

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