Hi doggie lovers!! I'm sure y'all know by now that I have a dog Mia, a maltipoo (you can follow her on Insta here). Our family got her in January, it was really one of those things that you just chalk up to fate, and I brought her with me to college in February! I was so excited and nervous about having a dog in college and I can honestly say that it has changed my life! I thought I would do a post sharing the pros and cons, the real truth about what it's like having a dog in college!Read More
Hi friends!!! I can't believe summer is officially over! Well obviously by summer I mean that school has started, the season is nowhere near over unfortunately :( #texasprobs
My senior year of college has started!!! How insane. This summer was really special and definitely one to remember!! Here are a couple of highlights I wanted to share that sum up Summer 2017!!
Seeing my Grandma!!!
Right as spring semester ended, I flew to San Diego to stay with my grandma for a few days!!! It was my first time flying alone and it was so much fun seeing her! She is so close to me and while it stinks that she's so far, I love an excuse to come to Cali :)
This was my first summer in Austin with Mia and we had so much fun! Although I was summer taking classes, we got to spend a lot of fun together and we went to Zilker park probably twice a week. She loves it there and I love meeting other doggies and watching her play!! You can follow her on Insta now too! ;)
Anyone that knows me knows that I'm completely in love with Shawn Mendes. He is probably my favorite artist and I'm just obsessed. This summer I went to his Illuminate Tour in Dallas and it was AMAZINGGG! This was my third time seeing him in concert and agh it was definitely a night to remember.
Reunited with Ma Girlssss
I was finally reunited with two of my best friends from high school!! We met back in Abilene, after so many months apart! You might remember these two gals from their Makeover Mondays a long time ago (link to Ems Makeover, Laurs Makeover)!! Em was in Spain all last semester and most of this summer, I hadn't seen her in over 7 months!! Laur was in Taiwan for 6 weeks this summer and I hadn't seen her since last semester! It was so good to see them and hang out with them for a few days before we had to go back to school!! Having great friends makes coming home even better!!
Little Bro goes to College!!!
The end of summer was marked by dropping Spencer off at college!!! All the way in Cleveland, Ohio. This was my first time visiting Ohio and while the drive there and back was definitely not a highlight, getting to visit my little bro's campus and seeing where he'll be living for the next 4 years was really exciting!
Hope you guys liked seeing my look back from this summer!! I'm so excited for this semester and what's to come!!! Thanks again for your support as always!
Hello my Denim Darlings!! I have a post today to show you three ways that I styled this adorable skirt from Zara!!! Denim skirts are a summer staple and I'm so glad they have made their way back into the fashion world! I love the fraying and fold of this skirt for a little twist on the classic!!! Let's get started!!!Read More
Hello my striped summer sweeties!!! I found this dress while I was in San Diego a few months ago, at Ann Taylor, and I absolutely fell in love with it!!! It is so comfortable and a really flattering shape!! The off the shoulder trend is so in-season and you can never go wrong with stripes and navy!Read More
Hello Foodies!!!! As y'all know, I just got back from Australia and one of the things I was so excited about was obviously the food!!!!! Being in Australia there was a lot of seafood, and visiting Sydney, there was a lot of Asian food!! But there were also a few foods that were native to Australia that I knew I had to try, which is why I made a food checklist ;) Let's get started!!!!Read More
Hi friends!!! I recently got back from the trip of my life, Australia!!!! This has been one of my dream vacations for as long as I can remember, and it did not disappoint!!! We visited two cities, Port Douglas and Sydney, and they were completely different!! Port Douglas was pretty rural while Sydney was a huge metropolitan area, and I loved visiting both! Let's get started!! (Not to worry my foodies, a food post is coming soon!)Read More
Hello friends!!! I wanted to share with you this adorable t-shirt from Oliver & Otis that I just knew was perfect for me and this blog because it goes back to the whole foundation of The Meaningful Life. Spreading positivity and keeping a good attitude is crucial for the meaningful life, and if you want to read a little more about how I chose the name, you can go to my About page.Read More
Hello makeup lovers!!! It's been so long since I've had a beauty post!! I have rounded up my top drugstore makeup products to show y'all because is there anything better than getting the best products for a fraction of the cost?! I included brushes in this post also, because most of my favorite brushes are from the drugstore!! Let's get started!!Read More
My favorite accessory lately has been this bandana!! I picked this black bandana up from Walmart for $1, and I have worn it so much since!! I think it adds a great edge to any outfit and really just elevates your look!! I shared with you my favorite 3 ways to style this bandana, take a look!Read More
Hello to all my plaid friends!!!! First let's start off with a little clarification. Plaid vs Flannel. Easily and mistakenly used often interchangeably, but I'm going to clear it up once and for all. Plaid is a pattern, while flannel is a material. Most of the plaid shirts I own are flannel, but I usually just call them "plaids" because I'm not quite sure what the material criteria for a flannel shirt entails. Anyway, moving on!Read More
Hi again fashion lovers!!! I recently purchased this long blazer vest that I have been on the hunt for!!! I wanted a blazer vest that was thigh-length with a crisp collar and buttons for a super classy look! I finally found what I was looking for at H&M and I purchased this one 50% off during Black Friday sales!! Here are my outfits!!Read More
Happy almost St. Patrick's Day!!!! I think St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday and it really allows you to get creative with your food (aka green everything). I think these pancakes turned out so beautiful and also super delicious!! Once I found these special St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charms I knew I had to add them!! Let's get started!!Read More
Hi hi friends!!!!!! So I recently turned 20, which is absolutely nuts to me, and I had a great birthday dinner with some of my close friends and decided to vlog the day for my first time!!! It was a little spontaneous and more of just a way to remember the day, but I had so much fun doing it! I thought I would reflect a little on my new age and also share the video with you guys!!Read More
Hello coat lovers!! I found this great trench coat at Nordstrom Rack and I've been obsessed ever since! This coat has so many great qualities!! I love the large lapels on the coat and the HUGE pockets. They are so handy and hold all of my belongings! The huge buttons on the sides of the coat complement the army green color of the coat perfectly! Let's get into the outfits!Read More
Hello foodies!!!! As you might have read from my last post which you can find here, I visited Korea over winter break and it was amazing!!!! I love food so much and I was so excited for the cuisine on our trip and it didn't disappoint!! I thought a lot about how to organize this post because really more than half of my pictures from the trip were all of food. I have always loved Korean food and I was pleasantly surprised that the food in Korea was pretty similar to Korean food I've had in Texas. Of course the street food was totally new and probably my favorite part of the cuisine. I decided to organize this post by meals, street food, market foods, and then a kind of miscellaneous.Read More
Hello travel friends!!!! As some of you might know I went to Korea over New Year's! It was me and my family's first time going and it was so great!!!! I've been wanting to visit Korea for many years now (especially during my kdrama phase) and I'm so glad we finally went!!!! Here's some highlights of how our trip went! Stay tuned for my food post from our trip!!Read More
Happy Blog-iversary to my baby, The Meaningful Life!! I wanted to celebrate the first birthday of my blog with a new and improved makeover!! I honestly can't believe that it's been an entire year since I started this project. I have to say it has been a year to remember and this blog has been a huge part of that. Blogging has become a part of my life and I couldn't be happier!!Read More
Hi friends!!! In this post I'm going to show you my favorite way to curl my hair at this length!! Hair is important to every girl and I feel like a good hair day just makes you feel so put together! You feel me?! I've been curling my hair for almost as long as I can remember. I have straight hair, and I love my hair, but my issue is with the length it's at now, is it flips out at the end which totally drives me INSANE. Even when I straighten the ends, it doesn't stay put very long, so I've relied on curling my hair when I want it to look its best. This is how my hair's been curled in most of my Instagram pictures!!Read More
Happy Holiday Season my cozy snowmans!!! This is my favorite season, and I love a good cup of hot cocoa but this apple cider is a game changer!! My family stumbled upon this apple cider recipe a few years ago, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that it has completely changed our holiday season. We make a batch of this every Thanksgiving and Christmas and just makes me so happy. This is the best apple cider I've ever tasted in my entire life, and it has the ability to make you feel like you're getting a hug from the inside out. If I've convinced you to try this recipe, keep reading for instructions!!Read More