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My younger brother and his wife live in Brooklyn, and are going to be moving out of the city soon. So, when my mom offered me a BOGO plane ticket for a quick weekend up to see them I couldn't say no! Who knows the next time we will be in the city, so we really hit as many sites as we could in a super short time.

The ABSOLUTE highlight, aside from being with my brother obv, was that we got to see The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster on Broadway! SUCH a dream and wonderful performance. We've all had the songs in our heads for days at this point. I still can't believe how much we paid for the wine in souvenir cups. 😳

Other than that we walked and walked and walked and ate and ate and ate! Here are a few photos:


A weekend in NYC 🍎

♬ I Ain't Worried - OneRepublic

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A Quick Weekend in NYC | The Music Man Broadway Show

Monday, July 18, 2022

In June of last year, Blake and I had a great weekend getaway in Apalachicola. We were on the cusp of a whole new life! He would be starting his new job in just a few weeks and we had just picked out a new place to live. To be a year out from that is so crazy cool! So much has happened and yet it feels like there is no way it's been a year already.

Anyway, we were able to spend another weekend in Appalach this summer! It was such a treat. Here's a few photos from our weekend with my family:

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Family Weekend in Apalachicola

Monday, July 11, 2022

Revive really hit it out of the park with their summer essential oil box this year! I really liked last summers box, and you can see my review of all the boxes I've received under the essential oils tab
(I skipped this spring box this year, because I knew there would be a lot of floral oils and that's just not my thing.)

When I saw the preview for this box, I knew I was going to love it! 

Here's what was in the box:


Blend of:  Orange, Virginia Cedarwood, Ho Wood, Palmarosa, Lavandin, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Balsam Fir, Labdanum, Patchouli, Eucalyptus, Peru Balsam, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Star Anise, Galbanum, Cinnamon Bark, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Davana and Vanilla Extract.
What's not in this blend?! This one is fresh and clean with a hint of floral. Floral isn't my favorite but there is a warmth to this that makes up for it. 

Sweet Summer

Blend of: Bergamot, Balsam Fir, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Lemongrass and Cedarwood Essential Oils.
Super sweet smelling, and mood brightening! The ylang ylang is coming in hot so I'll probably just do a few drops of this one at at time. 


Blend of: Gurjun Balsam, Lemon, Dalmatian Sage, Hyssop, Ho Wood, Clementine, Osmanthus, and Wintergreen Essential Oils.
The best way to describe this blend is citrus meets mint. It's very refreshing and energizing. 

Orange Essence

Contains: Citrus sinensis 
Both Blake and I love this one! It smells exactly like you just peeled a juicy orange. Unfortunately I accidentally tipped this bottle and lost quite a bit. 🙈 I can see myself repurchasing this a lot in the future. 

Eucalyptus Radiata

Contains: Eucalyptus radiata 
I had already planned on purchasing a eucalyptus oil in my next Revive order, so this was great timing. It's supposed to be a softer eucalyptus, and I love that! 

Starfish Passive Diffuser

By far my favorite piece of this quarterly box! This is a plaster star fish that you drop a few drops of your oil of choice onto - and it absorbs the smell and passively diffuses it. Love that concept, and I think this could be great in a bathroom or other small space that needs refreshing. It's definitely smaller than I expected, but so so cute. 

If you want to get the summer box, I have a coupon code for you! Use my link and get $10 off


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Revive Subscription Box Summer 2022

Thursday, July 7, 2022


Hi friends! I'm Kristen, and this is the Life and Style of an early 30's Floridian living the Best Life Ever, with her husband and three pugs. Runner | Avid Reader | Small Shop Owner

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