• grapevine wreath, farmhouse, pottery barn inspired, shabby chic, budget friendly, whimsical
    Create,  DIY-it,  Holiday

    Spooky Chic Halloween Wreath

    Decorating for Halloween is a must for me.  I want my decorations to feel elevated but be inexpensive at the same time.  And – in my opinion – a spooky fun Halloween wreath is a must for any decorating style.  This Halloween wreath is classy enough for a Pottery Barn style home, whimsical enough for a family with kiddos, and friendly for any budget.  Plus, it’s simple to make and can be assembled in less than 30 minutes.     This fun Halloween wreath is made using a basic grapevine wreath form.  You can find these at any craft store or, most of the time, your local Wal-Mart.  Just like…

  • Planning & Organization

    Plan With Me Weekly Spread: Sept 2018

    If you are a part of our Bourbon Cactus Instagram community, you know that I am an avid planner. Like, it’s really my jam.     So I thought I would share a weekly spread plan with me to show my process of decorative planning.  In this video, I am planning for the week of September 3-9th. Now, I am a white space planner – meaning I don’t sticker the entire page.  I find mini kits like the one I use in the video and the ones from Avalon and Ninth are great for giving me a decorative look without sacrificing all the function I get out of planning.  And if you…

  • fitness, exercise, workout, weightlifting
    Health & Fitness

    My Journey Through LIIFT4: Week 5

    Another week down on my new found fitness love, Liift4.  I took a different approach this week to chronicle my journey.  I hope Y’all like it. My nutrition is still up in the air in week 5.  I have still been keeping track of my containers.  I just haven’t been writing them down like I was because I am eating when I get hungry.  Which, technically, I am still following the timed-nutrition plan by eating this way because I seem to be eating every 2 hours.  But I decided that this week, instead of focusing on what time I eat, to focus on eating when I feel my body getting hungry or…

  • Recipes

    All-Purpose Protein Seasoning

    Variety is the spice of life, right? So why eat the same chicken, pork chop, etc. every dang day? I know…I get it. Eating the same thing every day may keep you on track with your nutrition and fitness goals.  But you know what?  You will eventually encounter same-dish burnout.  And that leads to reaching for the not so healthy stuff and giving up on your goals. Now, I sure don’t like to eat the same exact thing week after week, day after day.  (Though, I do love me some tacos.) But, I do not have time to be in the kitchen cooking up a completely different flavor profile every…

  • Health & Fitness

    My Journey through LIIFT4: Week 3

    Monday I am feeling super motivated today!  It’s crazy I actually look forward to getting up EARLY and working out! + + Workout + + chest/triceps – liift 50/50: I can tell I’m getting stronger.  I was able to go up in weights on my tricep kickbacks and chest flys.  But by the end of the set 2, on all the moves, I was really feeling it.   Nutrition breakfast: scrambled eggs with spinach and hot sauce, sprouted toast & butter snack: peaches and recover lunch:  greek yogurt with mixed berries, honey, and granola snack: warm spinach salad with brown rice, shredded chicken & evoo dinner: chicken salad salad, chicken salad sandwich, romaine supplements: energize, recover,…