Tuesday, November 15, 2016
I would love to have great fashion everyday. I am not horrible with fashion by any means but I definitely have a lot to work on. My current inspiration for style is and has been Olivia Palermo. I love her style! There is no way I could ever afford her fashion but I feel like her looks are attainable with items that may already be in my closet... or that I can find a cheaper version of. Her look is always put together and nice but still has a little bit of a pop with bright colors or fun accesories. I just google or search her on pinterest whenever I need outfit inspiration. Here are some of my favorite looks of hers. Most of them take place in the warmer months because that is my favorite time of the year and when I really like to dress to impress.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I love a good inspiring quote and for me a lot of my favorites come from the Bible. I come from a long line of ministers and growing up when we needed a healing word or two the Bible was where my family turned. Going through Cancer I found a lot of comfort in passages from the Bible, the one that helped me the most was Joshua 1:9, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." I was so excited when I found a gorgeous print of this verse at the Etsy shop, Grace Upon Grace. The shop has many prints of different verses and they are all equally as beautifully done. I will definitely be purchasing more of her prints in the future.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
I love tacos! I think this may be true for a lot of people, I mean tacos are just the best. I have been really pleased that so many people agree and Richmond has therefore gotten a few taco restaurants. One of those is Don't Look Back. Don't Look Back is a little restaurant in Cary Town (a mile long strip in Richmond of boutiques, restaurants, and our ever so popular Byrd Theatre). DLB has an array of taco choices. First you pick your meats, or non meats, and then choose if you want it Gringo or Traditional style, you also can choose flour or corn tortillas. The tacos are delicious! Probably my favorite in Richmond so far. They also have some other food options as well. Aside from their tacos I have only had their taquitos and those were equally delicious if not more so. Unfortunately taquitos are fried deliciousness so I try not to eat them too often.
After dining on some tacos I went to the Byrd Theatre. The Byrd is an old movie palace that plays movies for $1.99. The movies are not new releases but they get there before they go out onto on demand or red box. Enjoying a cheap movie is great but what is even better is just sitting in this 1920's theatre with gorgeous chandeliers, ornate details, and very uncomfortable seats (but they're working on that). The Byrd is an absolute must for Richmond.
|Carnitas and Pulled Chicken tacos, traditional style on flour tortillas|
|Carnitas and Fish tacos, traditional style on corn tortillas|
Friday, October 28, 2016
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Tomorrow I am doing my 5th Wicked 10k in Virginia Beach. My parents and I found this race in 2011 and quickly fell in love with it. Since then a few of my friends have joined us for the fun. Over the years I have done a lot of races, from 5ks to half marathons, but this one is hands down my absolute favorite. Everyone dresses up in costumes and I mean EVERYONE. There are so many fun costumes to look at and the businesses of Virginia Beach really get into it as well. As you are running down the main strip at the beach there are zombies walking around, tons of people cheering you on, and goody stops along the way. The 6.2 miles go by so quick because its so much fun! After the race everyone gathers on the beach for a huge party. They have costume contests, music, beer, cider, and food. Overall, its just an awesome time. If you live in Virginia and have been looking for a new race to do I definitely suggest this one!! Check out more info HERE.
|My parents and I did our first Wicked race in 2011 and decided to make it a tradition. Since then we have had a few of my friends join in on the fun.|
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Cheers to the start of something new! I have ventured into the blog area before, most recently with my blog Live.Laugh.Lymphoma. In that blog I shared about my experiences with having cancer, more specifically, Hodgkins Lymphoma. I enjoyed working on that blog and sharing my journey with Hodgkins but I found myself wanting to make posts that are not cancer related and it caused me to not post as much. Therefore, I have decided to start another blog, a place where I can share new fashion and cosmetic finds, healthy (or sometimes just delicious) recipes, everyday adventures, craft projects, and much more! I have created Sunflowers and Palm Trees to be that outlet. Both sunflowers and palm trees make me incredibly happy so I thought there was no better name for my new blog then to bring those two things together. So here goes nada!
|Kayaking at the beach in NC and enjoying the |
palm trees all around me.