can i have this dance?

Monday, May 30, 2016

Hey guys! I told you I'd be back sometime this weekend! I was going to post this a lot earlier in the weekend, but I was unbelievably busy, so I am posting it today instead. Anyways, prom was this past Friday and it was amazing! I went with a group of friends, the same friends that I've gone to every school dance with. It was a night filled with laughter, dancing, and bonding. Without further ado, here are some photos from Friday.

The next morning six of us, piled into two cars and drove 2 1/2 hours up-north to Port Austin, MI. In Port Austin, we went kayaking to a secluded beach, that I consider my happy place. I also took my friends to the pier in Downtown Port Austin, which was beautiful and calming.

This weekend was definitely one to remember forever! Cannot wait for more summer adventures with these gals!

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 23

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I am such a slacker on my blog right now. I have had three projects due this month and finals next week, so I am very sorry that my focus has been elsewhere!! I do have some special posts for you this weekend and next week, that should make up for lost time, but for now here is my journal excerpt.


stop telling people my poems are about you!
there's maybe one or two
they're about you and 
about me,
about my friends,
and about my family,
about people I've never met 
and about people I've known for years,
they're not all about you

There you have it, a poem about my poems! I will see you sometime this weekend, with a very special post!

xoxo, Aubs

happiest 5k on earth

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Summer Bucket list:

  • Color Run ✓
That is right, I completed one thing on my summer bucket list! Last night, my friends and I made a color run team and headed to Downtown Lansing for The Color Run Night. We had a blast during the race and after the race at the party! 

I don't have much to say about last night, other than it was much needed and that I am definitely doing the color run again!! 

If I could change anything about the run, I would train for it more and spend the extra $10 to have my participant's kit mailed to my house. But all in all, I had a great time and am very happy that I did it!! 

This post wasn't planned at all, but I know I've been slacking so I decided to post it anyways!! Hopefully when school ends I can get back into my blogging habits.

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 22

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

well technically it's a journal excerpt from my notes on my phone, but does that really matter?

why is it that every time i see
strands of lightning in the sky,
i see the veins beneath your skin?

Okay let me explain this one, because it probably makes no sense. Okay so I'm referring to someone's veins, when they are mad and I wrote it while it was storming. It probably still makes no sense, but whatever. Just enjoy the metaphoric detail.

xoxo, Aubs

natural beauty

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hi loves, I have recently had a lot of people talk to my about my beauty routine and whether I use natural or synthetic beauty products. When I tell people that I use natural products they're always shocked, they think that it is super hard to find products that work. I was inspired by all those people to make this post.

I have a lot of natural products that I use for skincare, but I am only going to share my absolute favorites.

Manuka Honey
I recently heard about Manuka honey from Free People's blog, which many of you know I frequently read. When I saw this honey at Trader Joe's I just had to try it and now I swear by it! I take a spoonful internally, when I'm feeling sluggish or sick. I put a thin layer on my skin for thirty minutes if I'm breaking out. I know they sell it at Trader Joe's, but they also sell it at most health food stores.

Jojoba Oil
I use jojoba oil as a facial moisturizer because it is a light oil that is meant for oily skin. I love using this oil in the summer when my makeup routine isn't very much, but in the winter I feel like it is a little too oily for being stuck inside all day. I buy mine at Better Health, but most health food stores also carry it.

Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oil
I read about this from Free People's blog, shocker I know! Free People's blog said that a spoonful of coconut oil and a few drops of tea tree oil should bring redness down when worn overnight on your face, and yes it does actually do that! I buy my coconut oil from Costco because it comes in a huge container and I have tea tree from young living and desert essence.

Dry Brushing
My dad has been dry brushing for a while now, and I always thought he was crazy, until I read about it. I realized that dry brushing is actually very good for you, it helps your lymphatic system and helps to release toxins. You can seriously buy a dry brush anywhere, so I suggest you buy one sooner than later.

Makeup is a little bit more difficult, like I still use a foundation that isn't 100% natural and I still use Urban Decay eyeshadow, but I am trying to get better. Thanks to birchbox and their ingredient conscious products, I have discovered a lot of products.

Lush Eyeshadow
I typically use this eyeshadow when I'm feeling lazy and don't feel like blending colors together or if it is humid out. Since this eyeshadow is liquid, it tends to not crease during the day, which I love. I also love the colors this comes in. You can buy this product at Lush stores or online.

I have never been more in love with a mascara!! I got a sample of this in my April birchbox and I instantly fell in love. The formula is amazing and the brush keeps your eyelashes from clumping together. I am actually ordering a full size of this mascara today after I review my May birchbox. I am also hoping to try many more of the W3LLPEOPLE products in the near future!

Other than using all natural products, you can drink plenty of water to encourage healthy cell production, you can take probiotics to promote a healthy gut, and you can spend a lot of time walking barefoot outside! Happy trying and hopefully buying!

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 21

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hey there cute! ;) It is currently 79 degrees, humid, and a few hours before a giant thunderstorm is supposed to hit, so I thought it was an appropriate time for me to post a journal excerpt about summer! That being said, here is my summer bucket list!

Summer Bucket list
  • go to the beach
  • go paddleboarding
  • go canoeing and kayaking
  • hike a mountain
  • picnic with friends
  • have a bonfire
  • make popsicles
  • go fishing
  • take photos during golden hour
  • do a lot of photoshoots with friends
  • host a dinner party
  • kiss a cute boy
  • wake up before 9:30 every day
  • ride my longboard somewhere new
  • say yes more
  • read a good book or 5
  • buy fresh flowers weekly
  • go camping
  • go to the farmer's market
  • zoo
  • greenfield village
  • stargaze
  • bathe in a waterfall
  • get outside my comfort zone
  • go for a walk everyday
  • take an asl class
  • road trip
  • eat from a food truck
  • tie dye
  • master slacklining
  • see an outdoor movie
  • geocaching
  • color run
  • take a photo everyday
  • go thrifting
  • pay for someone's drink at the bean
  • get a new air plant and don't kill it
  • witness a meteor shower
  • carve something into a tree
  • visit woods with someone i love
  • write another poetry book
I am hoping to write posts about each and every one of these things on my list, when I complete them of course! 

Here's a piece of advice on completing your summer bucket list: try to check off something each day, display it somewhere you can see it, and only choose activities that you actually want to do.

Hope you've had a great week so far! See you sooner than later!

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 20

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hello my beautiful people! I am currently sitting on my back patio while I write this post and I am lovin' it! I love the sounds of the wind whistling through the trees and the songs of the birds as my body's processes sync with nature's. 

I am now going to stop talking about my love for this weather and let you read my latest journal excerpt.

i hate when people are all worried about age and time; age is just a number and time is just a concept. stop worrying about them and live your life.

// daniel wellington watch // calendar from francesca's // 

Hope you enjoyed and I will see you all next week with two posts! 

xoxo, Aubs