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Tips For Staying Focused and Motivated

May 29, 2018


Sometimes it can be hard to keep going after a goal or vision that you had originally set for yourself, especially if you aren't growing  or seeing the changes you thought you would see. Whether it be a work plan, fitness goal, pretty much anything you are striving for, here are my tips to keep going:

*Create a vision board. I did this at the beginning of the year and man has it helped my focus! I put it on a door in my office so that I look at it several times a day and it really helps with keeping my vision in place. 

*Do something each day that brings you joy. This may sound silly, but a few moments of joy can change your mood and your attitude. For example, I recently switched from K-Cups and a Keurig to fresh coffee beans, grinding them, and an old fashioned coffee maker (by old fasioned I mean the manual kind with a coffee pot ha) and it makes me so happy to make my coffee in the mornings. It's a completely small task but it's a little task of love...especially when I smell the coffee brewing 

*Take time to meditate. I think often times when people think of meditation, they picture highly spiritual people humming to themselves on a mat. Not so! Meditation is simply thinking deeply or refocusing your mind and I like to do this each morning when I drink my coffee to control the spirit of my day. It may only be a few minutes, but just focusing on what you have to do for the day or seeing yourself where you need to be can be more beneficial than some may think. 

*Set small goals in addition to larger ones. Reaching little milestones along the way will give you a little boost and keep your drive up. 

*Reward yourself. I'm talking realistic here. I don't think we deserve a vacation for losing five pounds, lol, but small rewards definitely help!

*Be easy on yourself. If you backslide on a fitness goal or mess up at work a few days, that doesn't mean your goal is over! We are humans and error is a part of life. Just accept it as a learning experience and move on. 

*Be thankful. To me, being grateful for small things makes my attitude more positive and life is just easier when you are positive. Make it a habit to intentionally be thankful for a few things a day (birds chirping, pretty clouds, a kind gesture from a stranger) and watch how it grows from there. 

xo, Samantha Brooke








Disney (May, 2018)

May 21, 2018


For this Disney trip we decided to go to see the Flower and Garden Festival in

Spring Perfume

May 11, 2018



Spring is in full bloom and so is my garden! I can't believe how well my peonies (pictured!) and roses are doing...not going to lie, I'm impressed haha. I like to switch up my smells for each season- candles and perfumes :) For fall and winter I like warmer, foodsie smells (think vanilla, rum scents). Then for spring I adore florals, and summer I love beachy fragrances. Givenchy Live Irresistible Blossom Crush is the ultimate spring fragrance. It smells of rose, berries, and peonies. It's a sweet scent but the hint of cocoa bean helps to tone it down. Obsessed. 

xo, Samantha Brooke

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Moody Beach Day

May 6, 2018

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One piece, Cupshe (go up one size) | Kimono, Altar'd State (old) | Denim shorts, DIY from Goodwill jeans. Similar here. | Bag, eBay. Similar here | Sunglasses, Rayban

This weekend I was fortunate enough to have a family session at the beach during sunset, so me and my sister took off early and made a day of it. We ate at our favorite local place(s) and got our tan on...in between clouds anyway. The family I photographed is the sweetest most faithful family I have ever met and their unwavering faith is such an inspiration. I'll touch more on that in the next few weeks <3

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Polka Dot Dress

May 3, 2018

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Polka dot dress | Rattan bag & love this one  | Similar hat

If I had to describe my style, I would have to say it's somewhere between a bohemian queen and french countryside dweller. I love the edginess and patterns/textures that come along with boho style, and I also love the lady-like finishes of classic pieces like this polka dot dress. That's the thing about style...you can be anyyyone you wanna be 💓

PS: I actually found this hat in an ice cream shop's gift shop in Southport, NC! How random is that?? 

Florida Weekend

May 2, 2018

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Over the weekend I flew to Florida for a few days and not to be dramatic or anything,
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