Favorite Youtubers

I do love me some Youtube!!

I find a ton of inspiration from here.  Whether it’s meal planning, parenting, cleaning, reading or working out, there are videos out there for everything.

I really started getting into Youtube when I was pregnant with my first baby.  I wanted to know all things about pregnancy and being a new mom.  It was so helpful!

Throughout the years my faves are still on my to watch list. Here are just a few!








I may be crazy, okay I know I am, but I do know that writing is one of my happy places and that I do not frequent it often enough!  I have participated in Blogtober in the past, one I completed 100% and the other I did not.  If you’ve never heard of it, it is when you blog EVERY SINGLE DAY from 10/1-10/31.

I started blogging back in September of 2011 and I can’t tell you how amazing it is to go back and read the blogs I have shared.  From just being married, two pregnancies, vacations, milestones, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, family– it’s so incredible to read my thoughts and see how much I’ve grown (or stayed the same.)

The point is, this will be just what I need to launch me back into the swing of blogging.  Upon Googling, I found Laura Morningstar’s hosting a “Blogtober” on her fabulous blog!! She shares tips on how to get started, keep going & some prompts in case we run out of things to write about.   I am excited to get to know her and some other bloggers as well.  She’s a fellow tea drinker and we all know there’s no bad time for tea around here!

Laura Morningstar: Loving Life Everyday

Check out some of her prompts to blog along!  I plan on creating some of my own and definitely using some of hers as well.



Have a fabulous Wednesday!

WILW: Quotes Edition

English has always been my favorite subject.  There is just something so powerful about words; the way we can craft sentences together, phrases that have huge meaning and different ways to express how we feel inside.  The mind is a tricky place; it can be a happy and positive space to be or it can quickly send us down a negative spiral.

If it’s one thing I have truly learned, reflected upon and leaned in towards in this last year, it is our thoughts. They really do make all the difference in our world.  Think about it: you are alone with yourself 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year.  No one else in our minds, just us.  Kind of trippy, am I right?

I know all too well how quickly we can go down the rabbit hole of self-doubt, comparison, feeling less than, and most often making up stories that we tell ourselves on a daily basis.

So what do I personally do to combat that? You know, when suddenly you feel the ‘shift’ inside you, or rather I refer to it as “out of alignment,” thanks to Gabby Bernstein. I surround myself with positivity. I love love love quotes; I would hang them all over my house if they were more aesthetically pleasing.  So more often than not, I screen shot, save them on my camera roll and whenever I scroll through my photos, I’ll see some of my favorites staring back at me.

I figured I would share some of them here, so I have them tucked away in a safe spot, so if per chance I need a pick-me-up, I’ll know where to look.

I’ve collected them from random instagram accounts, google, my Stella & Dot team, some of our Stella & Dot Merchandise and people whom I admire, and some are real life photos I have taken that stopped me in my tracks.

I believe the Universe does have our back and that signs and inspiration are all around us.  Maybe somehow you’ve landed here today and this may just be what you need.

Do you have a favorite quote or place you go to when you’re feeling out of alignment or down? I’d love to hear from you!