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I literally have no topics in my head to write about.

I’m empty, blank. I have zip, nada, nothing for you. I  am currently lounging, watching random repeats of Late Night with Seth Meyers and now The Goldbergs. David is next to me color correcting these photos I am about to put into this post. Real time bloggin, ya’ll. I mean, if that doesn’t make for an exciting Thursday night, then I don’t know what does. Today started crappy, so the nothing that is happening right now is pretty good in comparison. Sometimes you just need nothing going on.

The second weekend of Coachella starts tomorrow. I know jealously is not flattering on anyone, but who cares, I’m jealous. Don’t pretend you’re not. If you aren’t, it’s because you have gone before. I’ve only been once, but that one magical weekend in 2012 was all I needed. Coachella is all it’s hyped up to be and more. I need to start saving my pennies so I can go next year. A dollar a day and I’m there!

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//Top: HauteLook (Free People) // Jeans + Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (BDG) // Shoes: Urban Outfitters Surplus //

This blouse is wrinkled and unflattering in photos. It’s one of my favorite tops to throw on, though.

I am still excited this weekend for Easter! My good friend is hosting a brunch and she plans to hide over 100 eggs in the yard. Being an adult can still be fun! I look forward to the each party she hosts; she is Pinterest, but for real. Every time I try something from Pinterest, it turns out to be one of those “nailed it” circumstances where I definitely do not nail it. But, oh Danielle, she is Miss Pinterest and I am so in awe of her. All the food that will be there is also a factor.

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Do you have any Easter plans?

I feel like my blog is about nothing. Like Seinfeld. Which is my all time favorite show. A show about nothing. I think I need to re-brand.

Or about how many weird faces I can make.

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That is how I feel like I always look. Just another day in the life of!

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All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography.

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Oh, how I love my Sundays. I may be the laziest person in the world when it comes to Sundays. Sleeping until noon, getting up and heading straight to the couch for more lounging, eating dessert for dinner and breakfast for dessert; all of those things happened yesterday and it certainly was a good day. Sundays are really my only day off, so I do need to fit in a lot of nothing in the one day. David did manage to drag my lazy ass to lunch at Tender Greens and the Melrose Trading Post, where he found some art to decorate our almost newly empty second bedroom, that we will be turning into an office.

How did you spend your weekend?

I am still trying to accept that it is back into work mode today!

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I had my very first set of head shots taken a while back and I finally have had a chance to go through them, to weed out the good from the, um, well, terrible. Let’s just say there are a lot of outtakes and it seems as though I like to talk, laugh, and make faces while I am getting my picture taken. It may possibly be a defense mechanism to distract myself from the totally awkward feeling of having a camera in my face and focused only on me.

Instead of sharing the head shots I have chosen to use to submit for auditions, I thought sharing some of my favorite unretouched outtakes would be a lot more fun!

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My photographer, Kyle, was amazing! He was so much fun to shoot with! He even convinced David to jump in for a few!

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If you are in need of a photographer, check out Kyle Trafas, he is awesome! Please keep in mind that these are completely un-retouched.

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Last Friday I was able to attend Lucky FABB with the Crossroads Trading Co team. Since this was my first time going to the conference, I wasn’t sure what to expect and since I am Procastinating Patty over here, I barely did any research to prepare. I wasn’t even sure what I needed to prepare for. I was mostly worried about what to wear. I was going to be surrounded by beauty and fashion bloggers, and even if I have a so-called style blog, I don’t find myself very stylish, fashionable, or knowledgable about either. And beauty? Um, my makeup routine consists of mascara. I spent a whole five minutes Googling past Lucky FABB photos and decided to throw on a basic uniform of black with a bit of flannel.

What I was prepared for though, was for some good old fashioned note taking. I think I was the only one with a notebook and pen versus a laptop or iPad. I still kick it old school. I was particularly excited for the “Grow Your Traffic/SEO Checklist” seminar. I know squat about anything that has to do with web sites and computers, so it was really interesting to find out that the basics are not all that hard. I’ll have to re-evaluate once I actually try to put some of the tips into practice!

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I did not expect to absolutely fall in love with Coco Rocha. The last panel was Coco Rocha and Eva Chen, the Editor in Chief of Lucky Magazine. Honestly, I didn’t know anything about her, but she won me over in the 45 minutes that she was on stage. Besides all of the shallow traits she has; comppletely gorgeous, perfect smile, legs for miles, she’s also incredibly intelligent. She speaks about the fair treatment of models  and is outspoken about the eating disorders among those in the industry.

Also, that afternoon affirmed my love for Nicole Richie even if I could only see her lavender top bun from my seat.

Adoring the manicure I got during Lucky FABB from Top Coat!

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I did drag around David’s camera all day in my backpack and took about 7 photos. So, totally worth it.

Of course that meant I re-created the outfit for proper photos. That and I pretty much wear it once a week anyway. Am I the only blogger too shy to ask a hotel full of bloggers to take outfit photos for me?

The answer is most likely yes.

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This was my view during most of the panels. Not bad in person, but doesn’t really capture in a photo, which is why I kept the camera tucked away the majority of the time.

This is the one photo I asked someone to take. I am clearly uncomfortable, even though person there takes blog photos.

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Thank you again to the Crossroads team for taking me to Lucky FABB. There was so much valuable information and I really am hoping that I am motivated enough to put it to good use!

p.s. No makeup mornings.

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Let’s face it. the worst part about being healthy is the most important: how we eat. Food is this amazing, delicious, comforting, social thing that our lives literally revolve around. Without food, we would not survive. There are so many different types of cuisines and ways to prepare food that recipe possibilities are endless. Maybe that is the problem? There are just too many ways to make something that is already good and flavorful, taste much better and more flavorful, and it almost always brings the addition of unwanted and unhealthy fats, sugars, and salts. I am the first to admit that I love food and I sure as hell love the taste of fat, sugar, salt and all that should not be put into my body regularly. But, I also know that your diet is roughly 85% of our health and I am trying my best to be more conscious of my health than my taste buds.

As much as I love cooking and baking, I am not a chef by any means. I am a cheater. I hardly ever create my own recipes, instead, I rely on finding healthy recipes and ideas from blogs and using Pinterest to keep them in one place. Can you believe I blew off Pinterest when it first began because I thought it was frivolous? Yes, it’s an amazing time waster, but it really helps keep me on track when I have one place that I can save healthy recipes with just a few clicks!

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Today I am sharing some of my favorite healthy food bloggers!

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  • Gourmade in the Kitchen: A collection of recipes made from whole foods, free from gluten, refined sugar, and processed ingredients. I’ve noticed that these types of recipes are easy to make gluten, vegan, and vegetarian free without losing any of the flavor!
  • Tasty Yummies: Beth eats a mostly plant based diet and knows the importance of eating wholesome foods! She also understands that sometimes it is important to have a treat; moderation is the key, not elimination.
  • The First Mess: This girl has been featured everywhere and I assumed if her recipes were good enough for Saveur and Martha Stewart to feature, that I should check her out. I am glad I did, and you will be too!
  • Naturally Ella: Erin focuses on seasonal vegetarian recipes. You would be surprised how much you would not miss meat from a well rounded vegetarian recipe!

 

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  • Sprouted Kitchen: Sara and Hugh make such a wonderful couple and share beautiful recipes and photos of recipes made from whole foods. I even have the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook.
  • Shutterbean: I adore Tracy’s blog for her combination of recipes and lifestyle posts. My favorites are actually her “I Love Lists” Friday posts!
  • Minimalist Baker: Yes, even sweets can be made with wholesome ingredients!
  • Fit, Fun, & Delish: This is my newest blog discovery and I am so glad I found Ana’s blog. I already have several recipes in my queue!

 If you do take a look at these blogs, you’ll notice that all of the bloggers use wholesome, but normal ingredients. Healthy recipes are nothing to be afraid of! Also, most of these bloggers also share dessert recipes. If being healthy meant giving up completely on desserts, no one could do it. There is always (a little) room for dessert, isn’t there?

 

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These are the last set of photos from the studio night that we tried out a couple of weeks ago. While it was fun doing something a bit different, I’m not sure that the sets and background they offer are quite what I prefer for my outfit photos, which is why there is a lack of photos for this post. I do think that using the white background for Seeking Health posts can be fun, though!

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 // Dress, Hat, Purse: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co // Jacket: Urban Outfitters //

 I am back to LA from my wedding planning trip in Sacramento, and things are moving along! Once we book the DJ and the photographer, we pretty much have the whole picture and will just need to start on all the DIY and small details and day of logisitics of everything! It is very much a rustic, picnic theme! I know I keep saying I will share updates, but I really will later this week!

This is definitely a time in my life that is filled with excitment as well as anxiety and fear. Getting married is scary! I have never liked change; even positive change, has always been a hard adjustment for me. I think I am programmed for routine. Which is super lame, right? I was straight up just born an old lady. And not the super cool old ladies, like those purple hat ladies. I’d like to think I am a naturally fun, free wheelin’ kind of gal, but it has taken a lot for me to be able to let go of my anxiety and worries and just be.

I have definitely improved how I deal with change. Sometimes I crave change, even if I still have reservations, I do see myself making tiny baby steps towards acceptence that life is about movement, growth, and change, and all that being a good thing. Things may be good, but they cannot get better without change!

How do you deal with life changes? Do you like change or would you rather keep with a safe routine?

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Raise your hand if you thought I chopped my hair off!

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Weekends are made for being comfortable.

I am obsessed with this sweater. I wear it until I get too warm and put shorts and a tank on with it before I admit defeat and take it off. I cannot believe I left this beauty at the store to think about it. I found this sweater at Buffalo Exchange and fell in love. I was between pay checks so I decided to leave it. I could not stop thinking about it; obsessed status. I went back the next day and luckily it was still there.

I don’t know what I am going to do when it gets too hot to wear it. I may just have to crank up the air conditioning.

My mom always asks me why I am wearing a rug when I wear this sweater.

Because it is the most comfortable rug I have ever worn. And it’s awesome. That’s why, mom.

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// Sweater: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange // Boyfriend Jeans: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co // Top: HauteLook // Shoes + Hat: Urban Outfitters //

Do you have a clothing item you are obsessed with that some people don’t understand. Nowadays it seems like that is the majority of my closet.

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All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography.

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What? An outfit post on a style blog? That is quite unheard of in this day and age of my blog it seems. I am hoping to get back to more regularly scheduled outfit posts now that we’ve had daylight savings time!

I am still up in Sacramento until Monday, enjoying my time at home. It’s a very different energy being in Sacramento; a little slower, much less stressful, and I get time with my family of course. There’s just something about being home at your parent’s house, it’s very comforting to me.

These photos were taken at that studio that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. I have a couple more posts stocked up from that night!

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// Dress: Urban Outfitters // Jacket: Heart Clothing Boutique // Turban Headband: c/o Crossroads Trading Co //

This is the easiest dress to throw on and just go. I love loose fitting, shift dresses when I just need to feel comfortable and don’t want to worry about things being tucked in correctly, pulled down all the way, pulled up all the way, or just being in the way.

What is your go to throw on piece?

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Then we went into the dark room, which was a bit intimidating. You can’t see it, but there is a makeshift electric chair behind me.

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Happy hump day!

Here’s a gem.

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All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography.

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