Travel Guide : Joshua Tree

A short day trip to Joshua Tree turned into one of our favorite vacations! My husband and I were looking for a short trip spot this past month and decided to check out Joshua Tree, CA. David had alerted me to an Anthony Bourdain episode where he visited Joshua Tree which was our initial inspiration for the trip as well as a few activities while we were there.

A short list of things we did and recommend:
Our Airbnb - Cute, clean, outdoor shower!
Pappy + Harriet's - We just went for dinner, even if you don't have reservations, go early and you should get in if you don't mind a wait.
Crossroads Cafe - Again, a wait for Saturday brunch but we moved to a table quickly.
bkb ceramics - A wonderfully curated shop with ceramics and other goodies downtown!
The Integratron - A soundbath experience with singing bowls, though the history of this place fascinated us just as much! Spots sell out so we had to get reservations a few weeks in advance.
Noah Purifoy - Outdoor assemblage art park

The drive in and out was really enjoyable as well - coming from Phoenix it was about 3 hours on the highway and then a wonderful 1 hour or so on roads in the middle of the desert. Going home was amazing since we saw a full rainbow!

If you have any questions please let me know and we're hoping to go out again soon to add to our experience there!

January Favorites

I do not think that money can buy happiness but I do think that material things in our lives can bring us joy -- I have been loving these items I picked up this month and wanted to share!

These sweatpants have been my go-to loungewear and the softest, comfiest things ever! I am so scared to wash them incase their softness decreases. Yes, fast fashion is not good. Yes, I want to invest in more quality pieces. Yes, I think capsule wardrobing is amazing - but these are the best sweatpants I have ever owned! And at $20 I feel ok about that.

Talking about investing in quality pieces - I knew I needed to buy a quality pair of low brown boots. I have had a cheap pair that I liked to pull out that were unsupportive to my feets and having had podiatrists yell at me for said pair of cheap boots I knew the money would be worth it to upgrade. Surprise, surprise - I didn't have to spend $200! This pair from Dr. Scholl's was an amazing deal on Zappos and fit everything I was looking for!

And three-- everyone wants to start out the new year organized and ready to go, so I was thrilled when I found this Simplified Planner at Frances! I love how each day you can write out your schedule AND your to-do list and it's spiral bound -- SPIRAL BOUND! This is the key for me people. It is just so much easier to write in!

Anything you guys have recently discovered that I have to know about? I would love to know!

Pins!

I've been building up my flair collection and tonight I ended up down the rabbit hole of ALL THE AMAZING PINS there are. SO MANY GOOD ONES! I gathered a few share with you so you can enjoy too. I was looking for some fiber based, macrame or weaving ones if anyone knows of any - point me to them!

Top Photo:
Coffee For Life, Cactus Cup, Terrarium, Boba, OK, Don't Quit Your Day Dream

Bottom Photo:
Plant Lady, A Skein Pin, Adventure, Terrarium, Llama, Things Will Work Out

Dot Mug

I finally pulled the trigger and purchased myself the Dot Mug! I have had this pinned to my 'Want Board' for ages (does anyone know how to tell the date you pinned something?) and decided today was the day since Josephine is offering an amazing sale at Recreation Center to jump start the new year.

Take a look at a few of the other pieces that I would love to have!

What Matters : Now

These 'watches' definitely gave me pause, for good reason! I think wearing this every day would be such a powerful reminder to focus on each moment. Love all the pretty combos too!

via SwissMiss (a fav!)