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Mom and I took a bus to Nerja, Spain for the day. Easily one of the prettiest places I've ever been.
Tenerife. Oh wow. Tenerife was the most challenging and most rewarding trip of mine thus far as a solo traveller. I learned a lot about myself, met intense characters, and was undoubtedly in the most beautiful place I had ever been in my life. I felt moments of empowerment, moments of loneliness, moments of self-doubt, and moments of genuine kindness.
Today I wanted to share a little about my time in Madrid with Robin! I've known this sweet friend since my Freshman year of college. We met during our dorm room orientation when we exchanged similar eye rolls from across the room. Haha!
I don't really have a point for this post, other than to document a few (very unfinished) thoughts about my time in Spain. I can't believe it's already coming to an end! I flew to Spain in February, people. I've fallen in love with Madrid. I've connected with Spain- and Madrid specifically- in a way that I have never done with anywhere else.
my brother & i recently went on a little photo adventure on the blue ridge parkway. it was *freezing* but such a fun experience. his nature photography is absolutely stunning, but it was fun to see what he could create with portraits, too. here are a few of my favorites from our afternoon together- check them out & let me know what you think!
I flew super early the morning I arrived, so I knew that I would want to wear the socially-acceptable equivalent of pajamas. I recently discovered the Ansley Cargo Pant from North Face not too long ago, and now they're my go-to for any 'secretly slummin' it' outfit. Paired with a cropped hoodie & some nikes, I felt fully armored to pass out on the plane in style.
Scenes of my insanely gorgeous hotel stay at the 21c Museum Hotel. (And a museum, indeed!) Click read more for proof.
I suppose it's time I told the internet world of my upcoming plans for 2017. After a year and a half of living in my hometown after graduation, I'll be living in Spain for the next couple of months and then move back to Fredericksburg in May. (Reclaim Hosting is currently renovating a new office, so that will become home base.)
this past week i went to portland for a work conference. since i work from home most days, i have to admit that it was wonderfully refreshing to get out of town for a bit.
i'm not sure if i'm late to the game or what, but i just recently started adding peanut butter to my oatmeal. huge game changer. i've always been a fan of oatmeal, and it was a staple when i was in college, but it definitely can get old after a while. switching up the toppings is the easiest & quickest way to add a little pizazz & keep things fresh.
there's a place on afton mountain called king's gourmet popcorn. it's become a bit of a novelty locals, and they make it known why. their kettle corn is so. good. puhleasee go get some if you get the chance. (psst.. you can mix flavors!)
I went back to Fredericksburg the other day for a lunch meeting and had to make a pit stop at the new Sugar Shack in town. All I have to say: thank goodness this place wasn't around when I was in school-- I would have had zero self control.
i've been eyeing a couple things as of late... click 'read more' to check out my february wishlist.
The colder weather + holiday travel combination always make me keenly aware of how I'm taking care of my body. I do my best to avoid the germs, dry skin & chapped lips by taking these 6 products with me everywhere I go.
My job is entirely online. The office where I work is the one that I've created for myself. My attire generally consists of pajamas, work out clothes, or whatever else looks 100% #cozy&comfortable in the moment. There are obvious benefits to a work-from-home job, but it can also be a slippery slope. If you're not aware of your lifestyle choices and day-to-day routine, you can very easily find yourself in an unhealthy rut.