• Arizona Activities,  Life

    Grateful Plateful

    I love Arizona, and I love all of the people here. I feel #fulFilled when I get to spend time with friends, old and new – swap stories, share laughs and talk about the good stuff, LIFE. For me, it’s so important that we all can share a warm meal this holiday season with our loved ones. Which is why I’m grateful to @eatatdoughbird and @stmarysfoodbank for their efforts to help feed families in need. With your purchase of the $19 #GratefulPlateful, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help those in need. A little can go a long way. 🙏🏻 Thanks for your #geneRotisserie and letting me share…

  • Life

    Me, Myself + Moi – A Letter to My Younger Self

    Creating a positive identity has nothing to do with the outside world, and everything to do with your inside world. I wish I could go back and tell my younger self what I am about to share with you right now. And it is this: Be YOU bravely. Whatever passion you have, whatever interests, desires you have, seek that and don’t let any outside voices tell you differently. Pursue it fiercely and don’t stop until you achieve it. Sure, you’ll make mistakes along the way, but I’m here to tell you, it’s ok. When you listen to the still voice inside yourself, you will always confidently know that you lived…

  • Arizona Activities,  Fashion

    Oh My Gourd!

    I don’t know about you, but fall is my favorite time of year. From the changing of the weather, to the anticipation of the holidays, and the fashion!! Let’s be honest, I’ve never met a turtleneck I didn’t like! And, of course, you can’t mention fall without the ubiquitous pumpkin! From candles to coffee…my blood type is basically pumpkin spice now.  And I’m totally OK with that. Fall this year, just feels like happiness. 2017 has been a great year; a year of healing and rebirth. Maybe I’m feeling a little sentimental, but I’m just full of gratitude as the season and seasons of life change. And with a little faith in yourself,…

  • Breakfast in Bed | Raven + Crow Lilac Pajamas
    Fashion

    Pajama Day

    There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to fresh coffee and pancakes (in BED)! And then snuggling up to your favorite furry friend. My B + I love slow, lazy days (they’re often rare around here!) where the only to do’s on the list are pillow fights and power naps. Heavier on the latter. Low key, we stayed in our cute + comfy Raven & Crow pajamas all day. Sometimes, the snuggle is that real. Oh! And if you snag yourself a pair of these PJs to lounge in too, you can get 10% off with the code katenelle! How sweet is that?!   SaveSaveSaveSave

  • Fashion

    COACH x Selena

    Maybe it’s my sunny disposition, but being a wall flower is so boring! I’m embracing more color these days. And a little more whim. Here are a few of my favorite things I’ve been loving to keep my style fresh: Fringe Earrings. They instantly add life to your face! And any outfit! These red ones are bold and statement making. Just the pop I needed to keep me feeling fresh + fun! A red bag. This Coach x Selena tote is seriously one of my favorite accessories this fall. I honestly feel like I can wear it with almost anything for that unexpected accessory. It is such a classic style…

  • Fashion,  Life

    The Little Things

    When it comes to life, love, friendship, happiness…the little things are infinitely the most important. That’s what my Soul Honey tee says. Such sweet words and such a great reminder. Sometimes, I think we can get so caught up in things (like deadlines, images, statuses, careers, technology, etc.) that we can miss out on what is right in front of us. Like how a stranger smiled at you, or how your significant other saved the very last bite of tiramisu for you. When you notice the little things; when you are awakened by them – life becomes more tangible, more real, more beautiful. The little things create gratitude in your life.…

  • Fashion,  Writing

    The Language of Trees

    The aspen trees have a different energy than the cacti that I am used to. It appears as though the knots on their trunks are watchful eyes. As I stare into them, my imagination takes over, and I wonder, could they be watching me? A leaf falls. I look up. Suddenly, I feel small. Their billowing branches softly sway in the wind, as though they are speaking a foreign language that only a tree would know, and a bird would hear. And as I wandered through their forrest, further into their enchantment and mystery, I wondered, could they secretly be whispering about me? I think they’d laugh at the girl…

  • Fashion

    Lovestitch

    Kimmie and I woke up early to catch the sunrise at one of my most favorite photo-op spots in Arizona, the Salt River. The Salt River is such a gorgeous expanse of desert, with stunning saguaros and mountain views. If you’re lucky enough, you might catch a glimpse of the wild horses drinking in the streams. As a photographer myself, this is my go-to spot for bringing my clients. I usually go to a particular spot (Phon D), however, Kimmie, took me to Coons Bluff. It’s situated with a view of the stream to the East, so it’s best to go at sunrise. It was a small hike to the…