A cozy spot for a coffee shop.
Like the ocean, I’m wild & free (and like my hair, a bit chaotic sometimes)
The days are getting shorter, there’s a chill in the air, it’s officially flannel chunky scarf season 🍁🍂
Cozy infinity scarves and blanket scarves are back in the shop!!
Limited quantities for now - grab your 20% off coupon via link in my bio and add a pop to your autumn wardrobe!
I don’t remember the first time I met Janelle, but I remember the second time pretty vividly. She was sitting in one of the stores I was doing social media for (she worked as the visual merchandiser for the same company) and said hi to me. Because I’m not too outgoing (read: very introverted), I don’t expect to bond much with people, especially in a work environment. So although we had met before, I didn’t recognize her. I said hi back, but was also like, “Who are you?” in my head.
I also don’t remember how we got as close as we did after that, but I was and still am very grateful for her friendship while I was at the company. She made working there a little more fun and less stressful.
She and Bryson got engaged and although their wedding isn’t for a while, I’m sooo glad to have had this time with them. Not only to get these photos, but to catch up with them as well. They also manage @shaysfilipinocafe
, so if you’re craving Filipino food, go check them out!
Don't be so hard on yourself. 💛 You're doing your best, and that's all you can do. Life gets messy and you're feeling like you're spread too thin. You wonder if you're doing things right, but as long as you do your best and look to Jesus you'll be okay. He's got you. He's got this. You'll be okay. 🤗
Finding inspiration is easy when you live in a city as creative as Columbus. Which local spots from our scavenger hunt can you name?
is having a rep search :) her stuff is amazing make sure to go enter ❤️
Today on the blog I’m recapping my time at the Texas State Fair and sharing some of my favorite bites! These fried @oreo
are a must for me when I visit. What’s your must eat fair food?
Believe you can do it. Believe you deserve it. Believe you will get it.
Eating a @traderjoes
spinach lasagna because this cold has me beat but let’s talk about this Happy Vegan + grilled salmon salad from @tendergreens
because the green hummus on it was DIVINE. Layered with tabbouleh, wheat berries and quinoa with greens and a strawberry + ACV tonic. 👌👌👌
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Another day, another pumpkin patch 🎃🍂 This cute & comfy dress is from @black.tree.market
and it has pockets! You can use ELISSA30 for 30% off 💛
One year later: Alleigh Chrzan- Content Creator & Social Media Strategist for Gentleman’s Box 🖤👔 Last month I celebrated my one year work anniversary with @gentlemansbox
! In that one year I’ve created, traveled, gained an amazing work family, have been promoted to Content Creator and head of Influencers, along with so much more! What a ride it has been!
The month of October was such a special one for me because not only had it been a year since I first introduced myself to the Gentleman’s Box community in the Gentleman’s Post, but I was featured again + my photography was featured as the cover! All of our members will see my photography, read my articles, and learn a little more about me. What an honor!
I cannot wait to see what the next year brings myself & the company 🖤 #GentlemansBox
The Woodland Vial is now available in cobalt blue! I’m also working on a Tree Of Life and a Butterfly too. Feel free to message me if you’d like a personalized vial I really enjoy making these and hearing about what will be stored in them. 💗 See my stories for another look, thanks @edenatdusk
for being my hand model !
I think Brooklyn and i need to do a course on how to take an amazing selfie. We are pretty good at it. #pros
If only every Monday moved this quick 🤣 Thanks for showing us some new ropes today @onehealthybod
If you were words on a canvas what would you be?🍂
Not sure if you all know but October is #downsyndromeawarenessmonth
and we wanted to celebrate our Bestaroo model. This is Finn he was born with Down Syndrome but more importantly Finn is a loving boy who enjoys playing catch, using American Sign Language, and wearing his Bestaroo jammies to bed. His extra chromosome just makes him extra cute am I right mamas ! * Show Finn some love *
So, don’t ask me what happened this weekend because I’m not really sure...🤷🏼♀️ but these peeps are fun as hell
it’s time for happy hour + luckily for Donovan, I’ve got him covered👌🏾 today’s specials incl: right boob on the rocks; left boob, neat; or a glass of the house white 🍼🥛😂
Living for this truth from Winston Churchill re: success and the actual volatile ties it binds. Don’t be too impressed by me quoting a WWII political figure– I believe I originally discovered this quote watching some palatable version of history such as The Queen! It was open as a Google search on my iPad for gosh knows how long. Just discovered it again, and that timing feels serendipitous as it’s extra bullseye bearing to my life rn ✨
journaling & reading; two of my favorite habits that have completely transformed my life + my mental health. 💛
My little partner in crime, I do love her so.
Building a brand is a marathon not a sprint, as we always say! 🏃♀️ We have such a heart for entrepreneurs who use their gifts and talents to create something unique to their passion and in turn use it to make a difference. With our product line, gaining presence in the media helped receive attention from boutiques as well as major retailers like Nordstrom. Media placements are best used for long-term ROI of building a brand + credibility versus expecting immediate sales. Use it to your advantage by displaying media at tradeshows, in press books, in look books, on your website and in presentations to retailers. This is where you will see the growth! 🙌🏻 Happy Monday.
***As a side note, we had a golden doodle at our office today. If you need a Monday smile, watch my stories to see the cutest pup, mascot from @lamofootwear
, swinging on our swings. 🐶💕
Before leaving this beautiful city
Family walks are my favorite! 🌿We just added the skateboard to our stroller and Kennedy is obsessed. She kept saying “me so cool!” Highly recommend!✨@uppababy #ubvista #sponsored #uppababy
That smile just melts my heart like butta!!!! On our way for a fun afternoon running errands and going to our favorite play place so Momma can get some work done! Love this #entrepreneurlife
Convinced Dave to take me to @traderjoes
and stock up on “baby food.” Plus I made a ton of baked ziti and now our freezer is full of food. So really we have the important things covered, baby can come now. 💫💫💫
‘Where two or three gather together in my name, I am there with them.’ (Matthew 18:20)
890 || @RASushi
's Sushi making class -
Sushi & Sake 101 - takes place on Sunday, October 21 at 7 p.m. I went last month and LOVED IT! You’ll enjoy a hands-on class designed to teach you about fun traditions around sake and the proper way to roll sushi. You'll learn to make: Spiked Sake Roll, Philadelphia Roll and Salmon Nigiri. Plus you'll get edamame and sake pairings! Link in bio for tickets, they're just $45! #ad #Rasushiturns21
Every good thing needs a little preparation, and today I spent some time figuring out the sashiko pattern I’ll be using for my next workshop. I’m teaming up with @colorwheelmichigan
to host a full day indigo workshop at @post.detroit.shop.
You’ll get a chance to sashiko stitch cotton fabric in a pattern inspired by furoshiki, the fabric wrapping cloths I brought home by the dozen on my last trip to Japan. After stitching, we’ll break for lunch catered by Dr. Sushi. In the afternoon, Color Wheel will walk you through the ins and outs of indigo dying. If you want, you can even throw your sashiko stitched furoshiki into the dye vat!
You can find more details about this workshop at the @post.detroit.shop
website and I have a link in my profile to the registration, too!
Leave your spouse! No, I’m not talking about getting a divorce, just simply taking off for a day or two. I think this is especially important for moms to do...it can sure give a husband perspective REAL quick. As a young dad, I worked a ton of hours and very seldom had the kids by myself. @sincerely_annamarie
was an incredible wife and mom during those years and I honestly didn’t know just how much she was juggling. The last five years things have been a little different though. Every so often, Anna leaves the kids with me and just takes off. It may be for a quick girl’s weekend or to visit her family, but guess what....the kids and I survive! I relearn just how hard it can be to schedule pickup/drop offs, feed everyone, do homework, get baths and try to get everyone in bed at a decent time. It is a very healthy reminder of just how much it takes to keep our family going. While she is gone, I experience time with each kid that I don’t normally get to. I am also soooooo happy to get her back!!! So if you are a mom that does EVERYTHING...give your husband a shot. Start small and let him build some confidence before you take off for Europe though! (And be sure to always come back) Speaking of which, Anna I’ve learned my lesson for this year. Feel free to come home anytime. 😬😘 *For the sake of transparency, I wanted to include the list of things that I DO NOT ATTEMPT while she is gone: 1. Laundry 2. Dishes 3. Cleaning (The fact that moms do all of this in addition to the rest just proves that they really do have super powers.)
I’ve been going hard lately, working long hours and saying yes to every opportunity. Today, after a long photo shoot, my body gave in and let me know it had had enough. So I’m tucking myself in at 7:30pm and hoping I wake up feeling 💯.
Feeling so very 🍂🍁thankful🍁🍂
I’m way past due for some updated photos of myself, but life these days has left me in pjs, milk spit up, and a needy newborn. I wouldn’t have it any other way though 💙 #tb #20weeks
She’s been flashing this HUGE smile and scrunchy nose combo over anything remotely funny and it’s just the best to watch! She knows it makes us laugh which makes her want to do it more. I love this age so much! What’s your favorite childhood age?
Cute Halloween outfit is from @totsshopinc
and you can get 15% off with code Caseyxo!!
So I’m digging through photos & find this one. High school Cheerleader days! Haha...#15yearsold #ths
but courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan ✨
I believe it is time to go ride my unicorn🦄🥂