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GROSS YOURSELF OUT & thank me later

June 20, 2017

If you need some help when it comes to self-control & dieting, Iโ€™m here to help โ€ฆ with a WEIRD, unusual trick that WORKS. Because normal is kinda Snoozeville if you ask me. Just go ahead - GROSS YOURSELF OUT, & thank me later. Click through now to The Summer Lover to learn this simple trick!{ pin it! ๐Ÿ“Œ }

I know, I know …

Who would ever want to gross themselves out, right???

YOU – in about 5 mins.

Picture this : I’m walking through the grocery store with a pretty short shopping list on my mind … A quick grab & go, in & out kinda thing. Like all I’m wanting is some pineapple, wild salmon, leafy greens, unsweetened coconut milk, & the ingreds to make some bomb-ass hummus … until my short attention span kicks in & my mind wanders to ice cream, XXTRA Hot Cheetos, & other junky processed crap.

DO YA FEEL ME?

Because this happens a lottttt. It’s like the devil sits on my shoulder, scratches 10 more things onto my grocery list, & screeches temptation in my ear.

If you need some help when it comes to self-control & dieting, Iโ€™m here to help โ€ฆ with a WEIRD, unusual trick that WORKS. Because normal is kinda Snoozeville if you ask me. Just go ahead - GROSS YOURSELF OUT, & thank me later. Click through now to The Summer Lover to learn this simple trick!{ mood : the catacombs of Paris, France }

ACTUAL screeching going on :

“YESSS Kayla, you DO want those limited edition Firework Oreos!!! & if you get Oreos you need milk! But why settle for milk when there’s ICE CREAM? & you should really balance all that sugar out w/ something hot & savory! GET THE CHEETOS. JUST. GET. EVERYTHING.”

Like no, yuck, get away from me, ya nasty spaz – said NO ONE EVER … until Continue Reading

everything under the sun : work & authenticity

June 18, 2017

This week on Everything Under The Sun weโ€™re chatting about WORK & AUTHENTICITY. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!

Happy Sunday, girlies!

This week was pretty uneventful, though of course I did some blog touchups & content planning. It’s definitely hard to always stay on top of it & be productive when you’re working from home, but I LOVE a good challenge of finding different ways to stay motivated!

Speaking of work, I’m getting back into the game again : I had an interview on Wednesday for Abercrombie & Fitch, which is also where I worked last summer. LOTS of love for the brand because it just clicks w/ my style & it was def a move out of my comfort zone to work retail … but I’m super glad I did because it was such a valuable experience learning the ropes of running a B2C, hanging out w/ coworkers, & talking to random people about clothes.

I’m SUCH a huge fan of work & just making stuff happen, y’know? It’s like the idea of earning your first dollar & really learning to not take money for granted. Time really is money, so I always want to be doing something productive.

Also I 100% love work more than school – weird? Impending workaholic?

Maybe – HA!

This week on Everything Under The Sun weโ€™re chatting about WORK & AUTHENTICITY. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!{ a reminder from a fortune cookie }

I actually decided to Continue Reading

why I 100% refuse to starve myself

June 15, 2017

If youโ€™ve ever considered starvation, extreme dieting, or weight loss quick fixes, this post is FOR YOU. Despite weight loss plateaus & other issues, I would never starve myself - because starvation mode ISNโ€™T WORTH THE TROUBLE. Why? Click through to The Summer Lover to read the full post - you wonโ€™t regret.{ pin it! ๐Ÿ“Œ }

Let’s talk EXTREMES.

They can be totally divine, y’know?

I’m talking : SUPER tart passionfruit, XXTRA Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, ICY cold showers, BLAZING hot weather.

Basically, some of my absolute faves.

But when it comes to my diet, I’ve found that I DO NOT want to mess around w/ extremes … On one end of the spectrum there’s over-eating. On the other, there’s starvation.

What I want & what I swear by is the sweet, middle stuff : MODERATION.

Like hell ya I want to look good – but I’m not about teetering on an imbalanced diet when there’s a MUCH more viable option that promises me health & wellness & just everything sunny in life.

If youโ€™ve ever considered starvation, extreme dieting, or weight loss quick fixes, this post is FOR YOU. Despite weight loss plateaus & other issues, I would never starve myself - because starvation mode ISNโ€™T WORTH THE TROUBLE. Why? Click through to The Summer Lover to read the full post - you wonโ€™t regret.{ moderation : the happiest place @ Disneyland Paris }

I swear by moderation because it’s all about playing the LONG GAME – & the long game leads to lasting impact + results. & when it comes to health + wellness, nothing is more important than a change in lifestyle & mindset.

No quick fixes, no easy hacks, NO extreme 7-day weight loss – I always like to say that it takes time to gain weight, so it’ll definitely take time to lose it as well. Patience is key!

It takes time to gain weight, so it’ll take time to lose weight.

So what does happen when someone ditches the long game & looks for a “quick fix”? Let’s find out … Continue Reading

everything under the sun : lots of reworking & a 1/2 milkshake

June 11, 2017

This week on Everything Under The Sun weโ€™re chatting about reworking old blog posts & eating in half portions - especially when it comes to a treat like a milkshake. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to learn more & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!

Okay, yes, ya caught me : this week, the series is back-to-back w/ no newness post in between …

BASICALLY, psycho, OCD me likes to go back in time & rework / rewrite ( seriously though ) old blog posts

As in, I constantly reread my content every so often to make sure that it’s still applicable, on-brand, & full of relevant info for all of you babes! I’m all about providing VALUE for you guys – you’re sweet enough to stay, sip some iced tea, & read my thoughts – the least I could do is let you leave w/ a hot spark of passion, renewed confidence, & maybe a couple laughs here & there, y’know?

Or maybe I’m not funny. IDK.

But I sure as hell love to keep things light & breezy on TSL. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week I was really consumed w/ the behind-the-scenes work … but I do have lots of new content coming for ya! As previously stated, I want to follow a consistent posting schedule to make things easier for you guys – ideally posting 3 times a week? I’ll give it a whirl for a couple of weeks & see how it goes.

This week on Everything Under The Sun weโ€™re chatting about reworking old blog posts & eating in half portions - especially when it comes to a treat like a milkshake. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to learn more & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!{ details at the retro soda fountain / pharmacy }

This week on Everything Under The Sun weโ€™re chatting about reworking old blog posts & eating in half portions - especially when it comes to a treat like a milkshake. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to learn more & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!{ 1/2 of a butter pecan milkshake malt – I asked to have it split up }

So, milkshake deets … Continue Reading

everything under the sun : some retail therapy & weight loss

June 4, 2017

This week on Everything Under The Sun weโ€™re chatting about retail therapy & some MAJOR summer weight loss. This series on The Summer Lover is as an attempt to reach out, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to learn more & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!

Hiiii loves!

So it’s pretty awk : I forgot to write this post yesterday ( I write these Saturday & schedule them for Sunday @ 5 AM PST ) … I think the long weekend from Memorial Day screwed me up a lil’, so this week 100% flew by for me & I didn’t even realize it was Sunday already!

Crazy, crazy.

I started off this past week w/ some MUCH-NEEDED retail therapy … even though I’ve been trying ( keyword : trying ) not to buy new clothes since I always find myself in-between sizes in the summer.

Last summer I lost tons of weight by Continue Reading

ambition … prob the HOTTEST trait, ever?

June 1, 2017

Isnโ€™t ambition just the most attractive trait, EVER? The absolute best thing is when you get to use that free time during the summer to work on becoming the best version of yourself! Click through to the wellness lifestyle blog, The Summer Lover for all of the details!{ pin it! ๐Ÿ“Œ }

SO, if you guys didn’t know this about me : I LOVEEEE some good ambition.

As in, I live & breathe it.

Like, it can be a bit psycho how much I think ahead? I just love the decisiveness of goal-setting & doing whatever I can to bridge the gap from point A to point B. 

Kind of reminiscent of the whole idea of TSL & being the best version of yourself you possibly can, am I right?

Usually people feel the most ambitious right around the new year – like they’re ready to embrace change as the clock strikes 12 on NYE.

NOPE, not me – I feel like I’m locked & loaded, ready to rock at the start of summer.

Is that ironic? Probs.

Isnโ€™t ambition just the most attractive trait, EVER? The absolute best thing is when you get to use that free time during the summer to work on becoming the best version of yourself! Click through to the wellness lifestyle blog, The Summer Lover for all of the details!{ some exterior design of the Palace of Versailles @ Versailles, France }

Summertime is when I feel at my best & REALLY get shit done. From fall to spring I’m too busy trying to balance my health + school + work + social life – ya feel?

Conveniently, today’s JUNE 1. As in, HELLLOOOOO summer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

So, speaking of ambition, here are some things I want to accomplish this season – because my free time isn’t ever free – HA.  Continue Reading

everything under the sun : an introduction & a wake-up call

May 28, 2017

So, what REALLY happens when you swear off animal products for 40 days & go vegan? Hereโ€™s the low-down of the results & some major vegan REALNESS. Click through to the wellness lifestyle blog The Summer Lover to get all the details! Everything Under The Sun : a lil' seaside tรชte-ร -tรชte - This series on The Summer Lover is as an attempt to reach out, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to learn more & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!

I find that sometimes it’s prettyyy hard to really & truly get to know someone through a screen – you feel? 

& of course I’m all about realness & being open about anything I can. Like, obvi there’s some boundaries – but truthfully? NOT VERY MANY. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m starting this first series on the blog ( yay! ) as an attempt to reach out, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya.

A.K.A. a fun lil’ seaside tรชte-ร -tรชte.

I’ll also showcase 3-5 pics of everything under the sun that’s uplifting for me & puts me in that blissful, good mood. ALWAYS down to share the things that make me happy to end the week w/ some summery vibes.

Keep a look out for these on Sundays – & like all posts they’ll be up @ 5 AM PST. xx


Everything Under The Sun : a lil' seaside tรชte-ร -tรชte - This series on The Summer Lover is as an attempt to reach out, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to learn more & see 3-5 pics of things that made me happy this week!{ fun + chic TSL business cards }

I started this week ready to Continue Reading