green tea lattes and graffiti

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yesterday, I went to Downtown Ann Arbor with some friends. We did a lot of exploring, shopping, and eating! I am so glad that we made a very spontaneous trip downtown, it was a such a good time!

After we explored Graffiti Alley, we went to my absolutely favorite coffeeshop, Lab cafe! I would love to feature Lab on my blog one day to help them out, but also share how amazing they are with all of you! Anyways, Angela and I both got iced green tea lattes, which they served in the cutest glasses ever! We also did a little bit of shopping at Urban Outfitters and some cute boutiques! 

Just remember, be a pineapple and have a good day!! Enjoy the sunshine!!

xoxo, Aubs

fresh fruit popsicles

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hello beautiful people! I hope all is well in your lives at the moment! And yes I know I told you I was going to post this last weekend, but my fridge was in my dining room and it just made everything very difficult! But, I do have the popsicle recipe for you today!

Now don't you just want to eat that popsicle? Now you can with this wonderful recipe!

Fresh Fruit Popsicle Recipe


Lemonade or juice of choice

Tools needed

Popsicle molds

Fruit Prep: Wash all the fruit before beginning. Cut the pineapple in chunks, cut the strawberries in slices, and cut the kiwi in slices and then cut the slices in half.

Popsicles Mold Prep: Make sure to wash the molds, especially if they were just bought or have been stored for a long time.

Instructions: I typically have no pattern on putting the fruit in the molds, I just loosely fill them with the fruit until I am a little below the fill line. I make sure to eat any extra fruit because why not? Once the molds are filled with fruit, I pour in the lemonade or juice until it reaches the fill line. When placing the popsicle sticks into the molds, you may have to move the fruit around or stab it with the stick, either way works. Make sure to place in the freezer for at least 24 hours to make sure the fruit is completely frozen. When removing the popsicles from the molds, I run them under warm water for about 2 minutes before pulling them out. 

Now it is time to sit by the water and enjoy a delicious popsicle! 

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 26

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Before I begin, I'd just like to thank all of my wonderful friends and family who were my very first viewers, thank you so so so much for putting up with me. These 5,000 views were difficult to get to, and took a lot of hours of planning, photographing, and writing! I cannot wait to see what the next 5,000 views brings! Anyways, here is the journal excerpt, written just for you: my viewers!

Dear whoever is reading this,

Thank you so very much for all that you have done for me, you have helped me live a dream that I never thought imaginable. You stuck by me when I was just starting out, you stuck by me when my camera was broken, you stuck by me when I was absent, you stuck by me through all of it. I could not be more grateful for all of you, you have shown me and others that you can do anything you set your mind to! 

To my domestic viewers, let's hang out! Tell me what city/state to come to and I'll have a meet up with a few of you!

To my international viewers, I'd love to talk and maybe one day hang out with you as well! 

To my friends and family, thank you for sharing my blog with others and for always reading my posts! You are the real MVP! 

To God, thank you for showing me my path and all the good I can do through this blog! I love all that you do! 

Thank you again for your love and kindness, you mean so much more to me than just views! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us! 

God bless you!

xoxo, Aubs

P.S. I promised a diy this week, it will happen either this weekend or next week. Our kitchen floors are being redone and I kind of need the kitchen for the diy! Sorry about that!!

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excerpt from my journal no. 25

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wow, this is a very late journal excerpt! Sorry about that! Anyways here it is, hope you enjoy it.

summer sundays

cold brewed coffee and the blazing sun
sun-bathing and upbeat music
dancing and swimming
writing outside and working in a bikini 
what would i do without my summer sundays?

Hope that was good enough for a journal excerpt! See you later on this week with a much anticipated recipe! 

xoxo, Aubs

sun dazed

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hello my fellow beauties, I hope your Spring/Summer season has been treating you well! I know mine has, with the sun-kissed skin, bonfires, pool parties, and much more great things that come along with this season!

As many of you know, I recently graduated (as in, I graduated on Friday) and now it is officially grad party season! I have already gone to 2 grad parties and I have 5 this upcoming weekend, which is nuts. I am also busy preparing for my grad parties; by making a picture slideshow, helping my mom come up with a menu, and helping with decorations as much as possible. My summer is about to be super hectic, but super fun at the same time.

So, let's talk about summer plans, shall we?

First off, what are your summer plans?
Mine include grad parties (obviously), blogging, working (I got myself a great summer job!), having Angela here for a WHOLE month (can I get a "heck yes"), actually completing my summer bucket list, and cooking a bunch of new foods!

Second, have you created a summer bucket list yet?
If you have, awesome!
If you haven't, you can get started by reading mine!

Last but not least, have fun!
Summer goes by so fast, even faster when you leave for college in August, so don't waste time! Make everyday fun, and just enjoy the life God gave you!

items featured: turquoise top ~ striped shorts ~ sports bra ~ sandals ~ sunglasses 

Cannot wait to hang out with you the rest of the summer, we're going to have the time of our lives!

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 24

Thursday, June 2, 2016

I am graduating tomorrow, and I really wanted to post a journal excerpt that reflected everything I have learned over the years. Here is my letter to the class of 2017, may God be with you all. 

Open letter to the class of 2017,

I cannot begin to tell you how quickly this next year will pass. Do you remember when you were a freshman? I do, and I remember when I was too. I feel like I was a freshman just yesterday. Gosh, I feel like I was in kindergarten last week! And now I am graduating high school, I am 18, I am going to college next year, I am an adult. Soon you're going to be an adult too, and you are going to miss every single second of high school, so please begin to cherish it before it's gone.

Seniors (can I call you seniors?), I know a lot of you, and I've known a lot of you for a long time. Some of you are even my close friends, which makes me feel old. But, I really care about you and I want the best for you. I want you to experience high school, and all of its goods and bads. So to do that, I would like to share some tips with you.

1. Start embracing your after high school plans.
Stop doing the thing, where you cringe every time you say you're going to schoolcraft. Schoolcraft is a good college, it is okay to go there. It is okay to go to community college, it is okay to go to trade school, it is okay to take a gap year, it is okay to never go to college, it is okay to go to a 4 year college, it is all okay. So start to embrace whatever you are doing.

2. Let go of high school, before it even ends.
I don't mean to forget about it. I mean to get yourself unstuck, to free yourself. No one is going to care who you dated or what sports you played or how popular you were. No one cares. So please do whatever you want, and don't care about people's opinions of you, they're going to forget them when you're no longer in their life.

3. Don't procrastinate.
It is going to be so hard. Senioritis is real, and it's really really really bad. You thought it was bad junior year, but you were wrong. Don't let senioritis let you fail, do your projects and homework early on.

4. If you're going to stay in touch, do it right.
Don't say, "let's get together" and never do it. That is BS, if you really want to get together with someone, make it happen! My mom still talks to her best friends from high school because they kept in contact, jeez my first grade teacher was one of my mom's high school best friends. Text your friends, call your friends, Twitter, Facebook, snapchat, figure something out.

5. Take chances.
Live on the edge a little. Do things you normally wouldn't do. It feels so good to take risks and do something new. It's nice to feel a little free. Tell that cute boy or girl you think they're cute, if they turn you down who cares? It's not like you're going to see them after high school.

6. Write everyday.
Keep a journal, write in your notes on your phone. Photos don't always tell the whole story, so write down your memories. You'll love to look back in 10 years and read about your life in high school.

7. Live your life.
Drive around at 3 am with your best friend, you never know if she'll go to college 14 hours away. Volunteer to sit in the trunk when the car is full, it's kinda fun! Annoy the guy at Taco Bell, if your friends can't decide what they want or want something that's not on the menu, that's a little bit funny. Enjoy all of life's moments.

8. Remember your lasts.
Your last first day of school. Your last football game. Your last homecoming. Your last spirit day. Your last class period. Your last last day of school. Your last walk through the hallways. Your last drive through the treacherous parking lot. Your lasts are the things you'll remember the best, so keep them in your heart.

9. Love yourself.
Not like the Justin Bieber song. I mean it like, take care of yourself. Get some sleep. Relax. Your health is far more important than your education.

10. Graduation isn't the end, it's the beginning. Let your life begin.

I only wish the best senior year for you all, good luck!

xoxo, Aubrey