Rooftop Views | #CIVIONVIBE

Fashion has been something that has been moving more and more into my mind. I mean, I am a girly girl who loves to shop and has a style of my own, but as I am about to enter a new stage of life, my style has been growing in so many ways!

When I go shopping, I love to shop for workout clothes, dresses, and evening wear. This outfit has been in my closet for a while and by adding on some Jessica Simpson wedges, I’m already looking forward to a weekend treat to wear it out. (Check out some of the Jessica Simpson shoe styles at one of my favorite shoe stores, DSW)

My go-to staple item for evening events is this leather jacket that I got from Dillards. It was an amazing Black Friday find this year! My sister and I even bought the same exact one. I pair this timely piece with shorts, pants, dresses, you name it.

I love my accessories to be minimal and dainty. I was so excited to partner up with Civion. Their collection was so gorgeous that when I saw their “Mera” gold and black choker, I had to get it!

Chokers are an uprising style that I might be late in the game to, but that’s what is amazing about style…it is simply yours.

Added on to this comfortable and fun necklace is this arrowhead bracelet from Civion that I have been wearing by itself or paired with my Kate Spade watch.

For all my tiny wrist women out there, this bracelet adjusts a little, but I have to admit, it is a bit large on me.

You can get 25% off these pieces of jewelry from Civion by using my promo code HANNAH25


Want some behind the scenes?

Photographing with one of my best friends, Leah Lou Photography, is one of the biggest blessings and adventure. We aren’t afraid to step out of our comfort zones and try new things. We don’t judge, we change clothes in the car pulling outfits out of a large bag, and we don’t know what we are doing half the time. Needless to say, our passion for reaching others through our platforms drives us to be our crazy selves.

For this shoot, we drove on top of a parking garage and might have walked to areas we were not permitted to…oops.

We were fighting the wind and even looked at one another and said, “We are so off today!”

Do you ever feel off?

This happens to me very regularly, so  I decided to go buy us a coffee and a large granola bar. We ate, blasted music, and kept going. Wind and all, we made it to the end.

I loved sharing this shoot with you! Grab a friend, get a new piece of jewelry, and own you.

XO

Hannah

Top 5 Tips for Becoming an Influencer

Influence is everywhere. Whether you are behind a screen, traveling, sitting at home, or going on a walk with a friend, we are always influencing.

I can’t believe that my countdown to graduation has begun. Where will my influence take me and how will I get it there? Through my college years I have found ways to reach people in my unique way. By blogging I have chosen to connect and to share as a social influencer.

Radiating joy, light, and life in this world, can allow us to do absolutely anything. Today, I get the chance to share with you my top five tips for being an online influencer. Apply these to your life and see what you can do!

XO Hannah


Just Click Yes

The biggest question I get asked is how do you start? I’m sorry to say, but there is no perfect answer to this question. The only answer is to just begin and don’t look back. You find yourself where you least expect it and that means taking risks and putting yourself out there. I guarantee that someone will benefit from what you posted so don’t get frustrated when you see someone else flying past you. You can’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter 25. As long as you reach one person a day, you are influencing. That number will grow with time. Just click yes to being a social influencer and start sharing.

Story Tell

There is only one of you. You are the main character so whether you are a lifestyle blogger, influencer just on social media, or any kind of content creator, you are telling a story. Every photo paints a picture for your viewer so stay cohesive and make your feed smooth. Posting regularly is a must when story telling because life isn’t stopping. There is always something new popping up, good or bad. You are attempting to share in hopes for someone to follow you. It can be done!

Know Your Brand

As I mentioned before, coherence is key because you are your own brand. Like a customer, your following should consist of people who turn to you for a reason. Are you sharing food, fashion, travel incites, motivational quotes or all of the above? Carrying your brand everywhere you go is a key component in the process of influencing. Showing your style, vibes, and brand can be shown through the way you write, walk, talk, post, and more! I love creating my brand because it is authentically me and yours is too.

Consistency

Influencing can be powerful and successful when done regularly. Consistency is showing your audience that your content is fresh and ongoing. Being a social influencer is a job right when you wake up to when you go to sleep, but is so rewarding! How to do it? Create schedules, find key times during the day to post, use hash tags and connect with other social influencers or companies who can share your content! This leads me to my last and final step…

Reach Out

Do not be afraid to reach out to new people and to try new things. My story was built on meeting new people, content creators, business owners, and other bloggers who share a similar vision. I will create a short bio for myself, show my interest, and then direct message or email them to formally introduce myself. How do you expect people to reach out to you if you have not reached out to them?

These five tips are applied to my blogging journey every day. Find your top tips and share them because you are an influencer.

 


@LeahLouPhotography 

Freshman to Senior: Switching Points of View

FEATURING MADDIE HARSHMAN

WWW.MADDIEHARSHMAN.COM


Sitting at my desk on the first floor of PFT on Western Kentucky’s Campus I wrote in my journal everything I imagined my life in college to be. Sipping out of my favorite yellow Anthropology mug at the time, I kept hearing from my family and adults around me say, “Time flies by in college so enjoy it while you can…” I never imagined that I would ever say those words, but here I go. As I sit at my desk four years later, sipping out of my new favorite mug because little did freshman Hannah know, that mug will shatter moving into your first apartment, I’m writing down those words. College has been the fastest four years of my life.

College is where I found myself. Within these four years, I have lived in a small dorm room, an apartment with too thin of walls, a loud sorority house, and now a house with seven roommates. I went through break ups, awful dates, amazing dates, and decided I was in love with my best friend. I found Jesus where He took me on a roller coaster and taught me that my heart is meant for sharing with women.

That brings me here today with the lovely Maddie Harshman. This gorgeous friend of mine and great grandlittle in my sorority shares the same passion for blogging and is currently in her PFT dorm room. Welcome today to our exchanged points of view.

If you are looking back in college, lead by example. If you are looking forward to your next three years, be challenged and work towards the woman you dream of becoming.

XO Hannah


Hi!

I’m so excited to have collaborated with Hannah! A little about me: my current season of life is inspired by a passion to create a life that radiates joy, authenticity, optimism, and beauty. Some days I drink more coffee than water. Flowers make me way too happy. My heart belongs to Jesus and in the state of South Carolina. And early morning sunrises are my thing.

As I’m finishing up my first year of college, I’ve looked back at the girl I was back in August compared to who I am today, and a common theme I’ve noticed is the intentionality and positive influence that sweet friends, like Hannah, have shown to me. Honestly, even though I’ve only known these girlies for around seven months, I know that each one has been placed into my life for a specific reason, and I’m beyond thankful to have such inspiring women to look up to.

If you’re reading this and you don’t have a mentor or someone to meet up with for coffee, I encourage you to actively seek out someone who will challenge you to become a better version of yourself. College is the prime time to grow and evolve into the woman you’re wanting to become, and one of the first steps is finding someone who can walk alongside you on this journey!

Xx — Maddie

Nashville Scavenger Hunt

Surprises.

I am someone who cannot keep them, but I love being a part of them! I am so happy you are here reading with me today because I get to share the ultimate surprise, a scavenger hunt around Nashville!

Some background story for you. This past week was my senior spring break where I was going to go to Miami with Nick, my roommates, and some more amazing people! You never know what life will throw at you because the day before I was suppose to pack up and leave, I found out that I had a hemorrhaged 5×7 cm cyst on my right ovary causing extensive abdominal swelling, pain, and more issues.

I was bitter because Nick and I wouldn’t be going on a trip that people say every college student must experience. I was bitter because I couldn’t work out to feel my best. I had to realize that it doesn’t matter where you are, if you are surrounded by those who love you and care for you, you will be the happiest version of yourself. Just wait and see…

Nick Obremskey is the king of surprises and we always refer to Nashville as our playground. Growing up in a large city has it’s perks, especially when you are home for surgery.

We had an awesome visitor and good friend of Nick’s join us! It was his first time in Nashville so this scavenger hunt was a treat for him as well. Let’s get started!


Rise and shine!

8:30am on the dot Nicholas showed up with one card in hand that read “Clue #1”. I was told I would receive up to 10 clue cards throughout the entire day, each containing a poem that I had to decipher before our next location.

Stop One- The Row Nashville 

Tucked away in Midtown is this amazing, local restaurant that I had never been to! They have live music, southern comfort food, amazing murals of country artists everywhere, and outstanding coffee for breakfast!

I had homemade hash brown casserole and their Benedict with poached eggs, spinach, goat cheese, and multigrain bread. Go check out my post featured on Nashville Eats!

Before I knew it, the waiter arrived handing me my next card which lead me to WALL MURALS downtown! My Nashville wall crawl wasn’t quite complete so Nick knew I was eager to get there.

Stop Two- Cafe Lula at The Ryman Auditorium 

As we drove around attempting to find murals painted all around the city, we stopped along the pedestrian bridge to soak in views that I often take advantage of living here.

Before we knew it, we found a new place to get coffee and tea! Cafe Lula at the Ryman. The architecture of this beautiful building was full of light and windows stretching from the floors to the ceiling. I can’t wait to go back for mimosas!

After sitting, sipping, and taking in the skyline views, it was time for our next stop and one of my personal favorites, the park.

Stop Three- Percy Warner Park

Days spent driving down the Bellemede Boulevard with the windows down just puts the biggest smile on my face. All you need is a breeze and some music to just let go.

We arrived and climbed all the way to the top of these famous steps to just inhale, exhale, and pause. Nick and I go to this park for picnics, hikes, or to just sit and talk with hot chocolate.

Stop Four- Homemade lunch + 12 South

It was time to fuel up so we stopped by his home to make chicken salad sandwiches from Zoe’s Kitchen. We watched some TV, digested our amazing meal, and set off to 12 south!

This strip is one of my favorites in Nashville! We grabbed popsicles from Las Paletas, walked up and down the street stopping in local shops, and finally ended at the Frothy Monkey where we bought kombucha and a jumbo chocolate chip cookie!

Walking around with no agenda to buy anything was so serene!

Stop Five- Franklin Road Academy 

FRA was the high school I grew up in and the place where Nick and I met at nine years old. This stop made me tear up as we rolled up to this memorable place. I went to this school for 14 years, yes I am not joking. This stop was short, but very special. My next clue card hinted at working my brain a bit and I knew exactly what would come next…

Stop Six- The Escape Game 

I was so excited because I have never done this! Located in Berry Hill, The Escape Game is a building turned into mystery courses and you and your team have one hour to escape!

We did the “Prison Break” game and almost completed it all the way! I love the board game Clue and this was the real life version! I can’t wait to go back.

Stop Seven- Merchants 

Over two years ago, Nick and I went on our very first date at Merchants located on Broadway. This restaurant was created in 1892 from an old hotel. Check out the history behind this amazing space. The white and black checkered floors, vintage style booths, and specialty foods such as deviled eggs and pickles, make me feel like I’m going back in time.

Nick and I love dressing up no matter the occasion, so we ordered our meals, wine, and the staff even brought us post cards to take home with us! This place will never go out of style and I can’t wait to go back.

The final card- The Beach

So perplexed, I opened my final card of the evening that invited me to the beach. I was so confused! We hopped in our uber and went back to his house where my childhood best friend and his buddy stood waiting for us.

Every candle was lit in the house and outside the window, there was a beach. Yes, Nick bought 250 pounds of sand, started a fire, got smores, and created a beach by his pool. AKA the best beach I have ever been to.

We stayed up late that night playing cards, having drinks, and enjoying time with our sweet friends who took the time to make this spring break my favorite yet.

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The surgery was successful and I am home recovering! If anyone has any questions about cysts, please feel free to message me!

Oil Q & A

Stress Away is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of Lime and Vanilla. Stress Away also includes Copaiba and Lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in Cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in Vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.

Ways to use Stress Away:

Put 1 drop in your hands and rub together for 5 seconds before cupping hands over nose to inhale deeply

Add the roll-on attachment and use as a natural perfume on wrists

Apply to the back of neck to help alleviate stress

Apply or diffuse to help with relaxation and to reduce tension and feeling stressed

Apply to wrists and neck before school on a test day

Summertime Diffuser Recipe, CREAMSICLE:
5 drops Orange oil
4 drops Lavender oil
4 drops Stress Away

DiGize Vitality is one of Young Living’s exclusive and proprietary dietary supplements. This unique blend contains Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils. It also includes naturally occurring constituents like menthol, citrol and zingiberene.

Ways to use DiGize Vitality:

Add 1-2 drops to a gel capsule

Add 2 drops DiGize Vitality and 1 drop Peppermint Vitality to water for a stimulating beverage

Add 2-3 drops in honey to support a wellness regimen

Ways to use DiGize:

Apply over abdomen when you’ve eaten 1 too many tacos

Take this with you when traveling anywhere – you never know when you may need some digestion help.

Thieves Vitality was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves products.

Young Living has a whole line of Thieves products to help keep your family healthy. Everything from toothpaste, to bar soap, to household cleaner, to hand purifier. It’s so nice to be able to keep our family healthy, without the use of harsh chemicals that may be found in most store products.

Ways to use Thieves Vitality:

Add 1-2 drops to a teaspoon of honey to help support wellness

Add this to your dental routine by placing a drop on your toothbrush – we also LOVE the Thieves toothpaste Young Living offers

Apple Cider with Thieves Vitality
Favorite apple cider
Cinnamon Sticks
Thieves Vitality essential oil
Preparation:
Warm up cider and cinnamon sticks in a crockpot. Serve in individual glasses, and add 1 drop Thieves Vitality to each glass. Serve with a cinnamon stick and encourage guests to stir before drinking.

Ways to use Thieves:
Diffuse 5-8 drops in bedrooms at night

Add to a Wellness roller blend with Frankincense and fractionated coconut oil – apply over spine before school

FYI, Thieves is a HOT oil. Please apply topically only when using a carrier oil or applying to bottoms of feet.

Copaiba Vitality is made with the gum resin tapped from the Copaiba tree native to Brazil. It is known for its beta-caryophyllene content and sweet aroma. Copaiba Vitality has a pleasant, complex taste, and when taken internally, it can promote wellness.

Ways to use Copaiba Vitality:

Add 3-5 drops to a clear vegetable capsule and take daily as an important part of your health regimen

Add 1-2 drops to your morning herbal tea

Apply to the gums of teething babies

Ways to use Copaiba:
Add to a muscle rub with PanAway and coconut oil

Add to your lotion or shave cream

Use with babies and children – this is a very gentle oil – massage into skin before bedtime.

Lavender has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing, relaxing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, the uses for this plant are almost endless.

Ways to use Lavender:
Diffuse 3-5 drops in bedrooms to help promote a restful night’s sleep

Roll onto feet for a calming effect

Unwind by adding a few drops to epsom salts in a relaxing bath

Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place in a drawer to scent linens/clothes

Roll onto chest during season changes

Bathroom Surface Cleaner
6 ounces White Vinegar
6 ounces Distilled Water
10 drops Lemon oil
12 drops Lavender oil
Combine into a 12-ounce spray bottle and use to help clean and disinfect bathrooms.

PanAway is a unique blend has a stimulating aroma, and is an original combination of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint essential oils. The essential oils in PanAway include naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol, and eugenol. Use a carrier oil when applying topically.

Ways to use PanAway:
Massage into muscles after a strenuous workout

Supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration

Rub on your lower back after working all day

Add to whipped coconut oil for a soothing muscle & joint cream

Post Workout Rub
Coconut Oil
15 drops PanAway
10 drops Peppermint
Whip ingredients together using a mixer. Store in a glass jar and apply after a workout to help soothe muscles.

Frankincense has a woodsy aroma and includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid.

Ways to use Frankincense:
Diffuse 3-5 drops & unwind after a stressful day

Great for the skin – it’s a primary ingredient in Young Living’s skin care line – add 1-2 drops with your Sandalwood Moisturizing Cream and apply over face & neck, morning & night

Great to diffuse for focus and concentration

Immunity System Support Roll-on
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Thieves
Fractionated Coconut Oil

Add all ingredients into an empty bottle, attach roll-on top. Apply down spine as often as needed.

Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort. It is also a key ingredient found in DiGize.

Ways to use Peppermint Vitality:
Add to a morning tea, to help support your digestive system.

Add a drop to herbal tea or coffee for a delicious treat.

Add a drop to water to sip

Add Peppermint to baked goods or even hot cocoa

Peppermint Brownies
Brownie Mix
3-5 drops Peppermint

Preparation:
Make brownies according to box directions. Add 3 drops Peppermint Vitality and bake.

Ways to use Peppermint:
Diffuse for clarity & focus

Add 1-2 drops on a cotton ball and stick in car vents to freshen the air

Add 1-2 drops to tension areas on the neck and shoulders

Apply 2-3 drops over tummies when you’ve eaten a bit too much

A few things to keep in mind about this oil:

It is a hot oil, please keep it away from your eyes – it will burn!

Lemon Vitality includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. It is a dietary supplement that enhances the flavor of foods and water. A key ingredient in many popular products, Lemon is found in Thieves, Ningxia Red and Inner Defense.

Ways to use Lemon Vitality:

Add 1-2 drops to your glass of water for a refreshing beverage – it’s gently cleansing and purifying

Place 1-2 drops under the tongue every morning

Add 1-2 drops to hummus or yogurt and serve with raw veggies or fruit for a healthy snack

Use in recipes for salad dressings and marinades and baked goods

Ways to use Lemon:
You can also diffuse for an uplifting aroma
Diffuse 3-5 drops in high traffic areas (kitchen, bathrooms, etc)


Safety Tips

Never put essential oils directly into your eyes or ears, as this could cause damage. Placing a few drops of oil on a cotton ball, then placing the cotton ball in your ear is recommended. You can also apply diluted oils around the outside of your ears.

Our citrus oils are photosensitive. If you apply them topically, you will want to avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours so that you don’t burn.

If you add any oils to your water, please make sure to drink out of a glass or stainless steel water bottle (not plastic).

We always recommend a carrier oil when applying oils topically to children, until you feel comfortable doing otherwise.

When using essential oils in your bath, add a few drops to Epsom salt first, then put salt into bath water. This will help the oils adhere to something, so that they disperse nicely throughout the water.

If you apply an oil topically and it feels uncomfortable, apply a carrier oil over it, then wipe away with a cloth. The carrier oil will carry the essential oil off of your skin.

Please keep your oils stored in a cool, dark place and avoid extreme temperatures, hot or cold. This will ensure your oils don’t go bad.

 

Kansas City | Floral & Pine

There are two things I know for sure. First, when my palms get sweaty and my ears are on fire, I know I need to speak up. Secondly, the moment I say “yes” without one skeptical thought or fear…that calmness is a sign I made the right choice.

Today I am happy to share with you my most recent trip to Kansas City! Yes, I only knew three out of 90 women all piled in one space for a solid 24 hours, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The first nine hours were spent in a van with a group of women, in all stages of life, who I now call friends and mentors.

If there is one thing you take away from this blog post, it is that the people placed in your life are no mistake. Every place you end up is a stepping stone for where you are planned to be.

Day one. Coffee was served, blankets were bundled, bags were stuffed, and off we went! I never imagined a car ride would be so impactful. For hours we shared stories, laughs, and what I heard has left me speechless at the thought of what God can do.

We stopped over and over again because hello we are women and had to stop at Panera and Starbucks. I haven’t been so inactive, filled with my non-paleo foods and hyped up on caffeine in a very long time, but here I am.

I’m going to jump right into our arrival. We stayed at the home of the leader of the retreat from Young Living, Jami Nato. She is a young mom, wife, and millionaire all before the age of 40!

The event was held at a place called Camp Timberlake, a cabin deep in the forest that truly set you a part from society for a little. There were endless coffee pots filled, almond milk creamer, lara bars, and my favorite desserts from Trader Joes. Needless to say, I was set.

The first night they served margaritas and Jami gave one of the best speeches I have ever heard. She shared how she turned her small rocks she offered the world into a boulder of success.

The following day after being served breakfast bright and early, we started off by getting out our journals and answering questions that defined our dreams. I just kept writing and writing until on my paper I saw a page full of what I want my dream to be.

We then cut through magazines and put our dreams into a picture on our vision boards! Check out what mine looked like. If you have never made one of these, I highly recommend that you do because it is therapeutic and self-motivating!

I’ve always had the feeling I am called for something! Have you ever felt that way? I don’t know how, where, or when, but I am sure that my passion for sharing stories, creating cozy spots of comfort, and shining light will plant the seed for the life God wants me to live.

The day carried on with people sharing their testimonies, in-chair yoga sessions, giveaways, a few dance parties, and eating snacks on snacks.

The meals they provided were from Zoe’s Kitchen, local butchers, and homemade baked goods. I was not expecting such serving hearts!

I was very open with my issues in my gastrointestinal tract that have yet to be resolved. People from this company were just handing me digestive enzymes, oils to rub on my stomach, and advice on how to naturally heal myself. I hope you join me on my upcoming journey to try to figure this out! Digize oil and the enzymes helped! Thank you to those who were so generous. Check out my two life savors below:

Overlooking the food, I tried focusing on the why. Why was I there? I saw the women around me and said those are the leaders I want to follow.

Have you ever had people in your life you are just instantly attracted to? Don’t ignore that feeling! Go up and tell them, give a compliment and show your interest. Those small steps could lead to an opportunity! It’s all about who you know…

I learned about the Young Living business plan and how they are trying to put money in the hands of good people. These women have given their money to fund churches, pay for adoptions, and fundraise for the philanthropic work done by the Young Living Foundation. I never knew these opportunities existed!

Want to see more from these amazing women I keep talking about? Follow a few I really got to know below. The list is endless!

Jami Nato

Vanessa Warren 

Bethany Shipley

Shelley Portugal 

Emily Brown

Natalie Boddeker

Anastasia McAdams

Melissa Cunningham

And more!

 

What do I want for you?

I want you to start using affirming words and writing in your journal saying, “I am. I will.” I skimmed my journal and saw I always wrote saying, “I hope” or “I wish”. If I bring what I dream into existence, it WILL happen. I believe in myself and most importantly I believe in you.

I would definitely return back to Kansas City. It was beautiful with a clean, healthy vibe that carried everywhere we went. Until next time! Time to see how essential oils can positively enhance my life towards the boulder of success I wish to create.

Gather those rocks my dear and live beautifully!

Xo

Hannah

Want to join me on a journey using oils? Follow the information below:

Young Living Website 

Member # 13576992

The Search

Every single day people are searching.

For your lost set of keys, the love of your life, that missing homework assignment, a reason to get up in the morning, a level 10 friend, for a purpose, and the list goes on.

What are you searching for today?

I woke up after a reckless night of no sleep with the thought of searching. What is this huge puzzle we are trying to solve? I don’t want my life to be a maze of confusion. I want my life to be a path of adventure.

I have decided to make some changes in my life so far as I reflect on the position I am in. The past has been and gone and it has brought me to this moment.

I started my journey to self love by writing so I hope this helps someone realize that step one of this gigantic mystery called life is reading something new, writing one more word down, making one more decision to move forward. It just takes one more.

Step One- When I wake up in the morning I want to avoid what the world is telling me for a moment and focus on my breathing. Yes, I’m going to start practicing meditation. Without breath, we wouldn’t exist so I do not want to take that for granted.

Now, I don’t see myself turning into a yogi in the middle of the night; however, in order for me to make a difference in the world, I need to make small differences in myself.

“You are going to make a difference. A lot of times it won’t be huge, it won’t be visible even. But it will matter just the same.”

Life has a way of offering us moments and people when we least expect it, so let’s capture them while we can! Don’t go out searching for those key details in your life and placing them there without meaning. The best gifts are the surprises in life, aren’t they?

Step Two- I want to start listening to others. Searching within my own mind is exhausting and I often get lost. I am going to start listening to more podcasts and audio books. I think hearing other voices and thoughts will plant seeds in my life that I never knew existed.

Don’t spend today searching; just move forward with a heart of adventure and a lifetime of ambition because that love will find you if you show yourself love first. Those missing keys will show up even if you have found a new way to move forward. You are never lost, just paused, so breathe.

Let’s Create Something Amazing: WWW.HANNAH-KERR.COM

Hello Beautiful!

My new website it launched with my digital portfolio, resume, and services.

This blog is my lifestyle, opinion and desires, while Hannah-Kerr.com is a professional platform I use for any inquiries regarding photography, writing, branding, social media, collaborating, and more.

I want to help share your story now that I have gotten the chance to share mine.

Let’s get started!

Men’s Watches: Where to Shop for Unique Timepieces this Valentine’s Day

Hi gorgeous!

Valentine’s Day is approaching. Can you believe it? I hope you are feeling loved this season and do something special for someone you care for.

I have always loved this day. Growing up, I would make the valentine boxes and take it to school to be filled while eating the Krispy Kreme heart shaped donuts. Middle school I hoped to get that special kiss on the cheek from my crush and exchange cards. High school, I hoped to have my first candle lit dinner with a box of chocolates to eat at home. Since being in college, I have spent my Valentine’s Day with friends watching movies and sending letters and treats states away to the man I am so proud to call my valentine!

This year, I am so excited to share a gift that I received through Jord watches. A watch is a timeless gift that I love to wear on special occasions and they last so long!

I went ahead and surprised Nick with his personalized wooden watch made by Jord. The smile on his face to receive a gift that could be reused year after year was so amazing I just had to share!

This Valentine’s Day, you can have the chance to get an engraved watch for your special person. The unique women and men’s watches Jord has to offer is outstanding. I was blown away.

This personalized watch was delivered so fast and came in a beautiful, handcrafted wooden box in addition to cleaning tools inside.

There were multiple options of wood and design that you can order. Check out my gallery below:

Want this exact watch? You can order the same one!

Make your gift personalized, unique and special because on Valentine’s Day you can be as cheesy and extravagant as you want!

I chose Jord and want to help you choose so stay tuned for a contest to receive a 10% coupon code. One lucky person will win a $100 gift code to use on the Jord site!

Check them out and I hope to see you enter to get the perfect gift for your loved one!

Live beautifully.

XO,

Hannah


Photography by Ishpicturesque 

Top 20 Grocery List Items


Everyone needs staple items in their kitchen to make everything from quick and simple meals to omelets, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, and more!

Below are all items you can find at Kroger. They are linked for you to order with an online shopping cart! I advice you to download the Kroger app to get all the deals and items straight from your phone.

Enjoy!


  • Almond Milk- Vanilla Unsweetened or Original
    • Silk
    • Almond Breeze
    • Blue Diamond

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