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If you enjoy my 'Recent Reads' posts, then I know you'll love this new project of mine! I started a Bookstagram. This account will be completely dedicated to my love of reading! I'm just getting started, but you will be able to find reviews and suggestions for what to read next.

I Started A Bookstagram!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Blake's parents have a timeshare in West Palm (specifically on Singer Island) that we all visit every summer. The whole reason they invested in it was so that we could all go together and have one big family vacation every year. The past few years haven't lent themselves to the whole family going, and that was especially true in 2020.  So that made this year's trip especially sweet! 

My favorite part about this type of trip is that there are no decisions to be made. Besides the big one: beach or pool?! This year was no different and we loved soaking up the sun and taking turns cooking dinner each evening. There were many many card games played too! 

Here's a bunch of pictures from the week: 

If you asked me a few months ago, I would never have guessed that we'd be going on a week long vacation in the middle of moving! It was so nice to forget about our ginormous to-do list at home and disconnect. But, reality is upon us and we are officially moving this week! It's a good thing I got some rest in at the beach, because I don't think I will be sitting down for the next 7 days. 

Leave a comment below and tell me if you have a vacation tradition? Do you get to do anything annually with family? 

A few beach favorites:


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Scenes from Singer Island

Monday, July 26, 2021

I've blogged before about my favorite place to get essential oils, and if you want to read that post click here! But, *essentially* (see what I did there?) Revive is a great place to get quality essential oils without the MLM format. I've been ordering from them for awhile now, and haven't been disappointed yet. 

One thing I hadn't tried was their quarterly/seasonal subscription box. Until I saw the preview of the summer scents, and then I immediately added it to my cart! Here's what was in the box, and my thoughts on the selection:

Ruby Red Grapefruit 

Grapefruit might be my all time favorite EO. It's so simple, sweet and delicious. The Ruby Red version is no exception. In fact it's more intense and strong-which for me was a huge winner! 

Roasted Coconut

Okay, this was the oil that made me buy this box. I absolutely love coconut scents, so I was super eager to try this one. Not gunna lie, this is not what I was hoping for/expecting. It's much more of a roasted, baked smell, rather than the tropical coconut flavor. It's still nice though!  

Road Trip

My unexpected fave! This is just SO good. It's like a creamcicle. Perfect mix of citrus and vanilla. 
Blend of: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Lavender, Vanilla, Magnolia, Mandarin, and Lemon

Tropical Paradise

Perfectly named! This blend is tropical with a mix of floral that makes you feel like you are at a tropical resort. So nice and summery! 
Blend of: Lime, Tangerine, Ginger, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Lemon Myrtle and Copaiba


This smells exactly like you'd expect! Minty and sweet! Fair warning, it'll make you want a cold drink. 
Blend of: Lime, Grapefruit, Tangerine, and Spearmint

Healthy Hair

This is such an exciting product for me to try! I haven't yet, but I'm looking forward to it. It's formulated to support your hair quality and promote growth. 
Blend of: Rosemary, Lavender, Cedar, Thyme, Peppermint, Geranium, Tea Tree, Lemongrass and carrier oils. 

I'd love to share my $10 off coupon with you! I used this and got my box for less than $40. Plus, Revive offers free shipping with all orders, and that is just the best. 

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Revive Essential Oils Summer 2021 Subscription Box

Monday, July 19, 2021

Blake got a job in my hometown of Tallahassee, and we are officially relocating! Gosh, this has been such a journey. We sold our house a year ago, and have been renting with the intention of relocating in the mean time. It was nice that he got to job hunt slowly and eventually found what he thinks is a great fit. Throw a crazy housing market on top of that, and well, it's been a bit stressful the last few months.

We're Moving! (Again!!!) | Empty House Tour

Monday, July 12, 2021


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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