Because Mondays Are Hard (Vol. 31)

Hello Monday! 

Since last Monday I had been anxiously awaiting the weekend and it was every bit as refreshing as I anticipated! I could always go for another day of sleeping in (which apparently means 7am for us now) and a full day without a schedule, but I feel far more prepped for this Monday than I did last week. I have a pretty long to-do list this week, but I feel motivated to get it done at this point and I am confident that motivation will continue as the week goes on. I just signed up for Class Pass and I am going to be trying a lot of different workouts this month to give my body a little change up from running or BBG so hopefully that keeps me motivated this week/month! Stay tuned for a full review of that after I have tried it out for a few months. 

Enough about Monday, how was your weekend? 

We spent Saturday morning moving pretty slowly until I had to head to Colorado Springs for a wedding at The Mining Exchange Hotel (which was gorgeous!) with one of my favorite/sweetest/coolest photographer friends. Sunday we moved even slower than Saturday because we had the whole day to ourselves. I woke up before Josiah and made some coffee and then worked on editing for a little bit. We got our workout in, went to the farmer's market, cleaned, and then headed off to the Red Rocks Amphitheater to see Brandi Carlile (a cross between a present for Josiah's birthday and our anniversary - WHICH IS TODAY!) and it was AMAZING!! I fell in love with her music when we were going to school in Spokane, WA and every time I hear her songs it takes me back to those days. You should probably check her out. I am so excited for next weekend because we have two full days with no plans currently. We might climb a mountain or something crazy so stay tuned!

I hope that this Monday treats you well and that productivity is on your side. Happy Mondaying, friends! 

1. I love this top in every color. Especially the sky and peach! 

2. Love this quote!

3. I am so trying this recipe from one of my favorite blogs. It's like dessert, but like healthy!

4. Dream photoshoot location. I'm all about that pink!

5. This is on our menu for this week. I can never turn down a dish that has avocado in it!  

6. I love the pairing of a quote next to a breathtaking picture. Totally copying this idea when we decorate our next apartment. 

Because Mondays Are Hard (Vol. 29)

Monday. Monday. Monday. 

We're in this together, friends. Promise!

5AM has become our new wake-up time and I think I am into it. Well, maybe not exactly "into" it. Like, I don't jump out of bed with a smile on my face ready to take on the day at the sounds of my alarm, but when I finally relax at the end of the day I feel so accomplished and am so grateful that I made myself get up. It's been a welcomed change. Although I am certain my husband strongly disagrees. 

My day job works with the school calendar and so I am starting back at it this week, which is kind of bittersweet. I have so enjoyed all of this time to work on my side hustles and really the thought of leaving that saddens me, but it will be good to get into a new rhythm, a new schedule. It feels a bit like the end of summer between freshman and sophomore year of high school where you really dread it, but you are also looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting the new faces. 

Looking a bit toward the future, my side hustles are picking up and their potential to become full-time hustles has increased significantly, which has boosted my motivation like one-hundred fold. It also makes going back to my day job more bearable. It's so hard when you feel like you're giving your all, but you're not receiving any return on your investment, so I am incredibly thankful to finally start seeing some results. I want to encourage you to keep hustlin', because your hard work is definitely getting you closer to where you want to be, even if you can't see it yet. 

Here is some creative inspiration. Let's Monday, friends! 

1. One of my favorite photographers/lifestyle bloggers is opening a print shop on etsy and you should probably buy everything in it! Today is it's official launch date and you should probably hop over and show her some love. She did a giveaway earlier this week and I won the print pictured. So looking forward to receiving it and displaying it in our apartment! 

2. No such thing as too much green. Also, copper has totally stolen my heart.

3. This dress looks perfect for runnings errands around town or attending client meetings (just add heels!) 

4. Parisian casual

5. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Possibly too pretty to eat...? Nah.