I've moved!!

I've been desperately wanting to rebrand my blog and what better time than now. I had to build a wordpress website so its taken me forever to get moving on everything.

You can now find me over at Whole & Hearty

It's brand spankin new so it is a little empty right now but starting today I will only post to
Whole-Hearty You can still expect to find delicious recipes mixed with some lifestyle and travel. I really hope you follow me over... you won't regret it!


Almond Joy Cake

I had plans of baking up this ultra rich dessert for Easter but never got around to it. With high hopes of starting a paleo diet next week I thought what better time than the present. Indulging before I embark on my " healthier" lifestyle just felt right.... hopefully it doesn't make my transition harder!

This is a pretty easy recipe but takes about an hour or so to whip up. 

Kid Bedroom Inspiration

My poor house can't keep up with my growing family. With no intentions to move in the next year  I'm having to come up with a plan to make the space work for the 5 of us. I got the itch to refresh and declutter randomly and sold off all my kids current beds.


The weather has been perfect lately. That beautiful spring weather where the sun is shining bright but the cool breeze keeps you cool and comfortable. We decided to take advantage of the weather {Texas is slightly unpredictable} and spontaneously jumped in the car and headed out of town. There is something so freeing about rolling the windows down, turning the music up, and going where ever those backroads take you.

Create & Cultivate

I had the opportunity to go to the Create & Cultivate pop up at SXSW. I wasn't sure what to expect with a free RSVP event so we woke up at the crack of dawn and drove down to Austin in hopes we would beat the crowd. We were among the first to arrive and had zero problems getting our wrist band. Unfortunately... getting the wrist band was the easy part. I'm pretty sure everyone on the RSVP list got a wrist band but they only allowed a certain number inside the event at a time and once they reached occupancy it was a waiting game. Did I mention it was freeeeezinnnnggggggg! We completely regretted our coffee break across the street at Cenote once we realized there was another line for entry. In literally 20 minutes time the line was wrapped around the block.  Talk about frustrating especially when you were one of the first to arrive and could have easily been the first to enjoy the event. Oh well we pulled up our big girl panties and toughed out the cold and windy Sunday and two hours later we were in. The wait went surprisingly faster than I thought with the company of so many creative and fun ladies. I love meeting new people who are like minded and equally as passionate about life.

The details of the event were so well thought out and perfectly decorated. I originally was dying to listen to all the speakers and panels of experts but the cold got the best of us. We made our rounds to all the cute pop up shops and walked away with some killer swag.  They had a bath salt station, braid bar, coffee, cocktails, and so much more. My personal favorite was  making my "hustle" stamped necklace at the Britt + Co booth!  All in all it was an amazing experience and so worth the wait in the cold weather. I'm already looking forward to next years event and planning on purchasing a seat to a full Create & Cultivate conference in the near future. 

Desk Quote

I got inspired yesterday to make my office area beautiful. I'm so much more productive when my office space is cleaned, organized, and decorated. It makes me want to be at my desk all day long which means there is some serious work being accomplished. With my recent launch of Social Vow, a branding/social media marketing company, I knew it was time to spruce my working area up.

I found some great items at Target on their discount isle and I am loving my space. I'm feeling so inspired and motivated.

One of the items I picked up was this gold glass frame.  I needed something that inspired my personally and something that went with my desk decor so I created this beauty. When I saw this  quote it immediatly spoke to my soul!!!

"Life is about making an impact not an income."

Enjoy this printable!!