07.07.17 – Weekly Recap & Exciting Updates!

Hello everyone, happy Friday!  I hope you had an absolutely beautiful week, and are feeling inspired and excited for the weekend!

It’s not often that I write a recap post, but I wanted to chat with you all a little bit today and share what’s been going on!  I started a new job as well as a summer class, and I finally felt like I was getting back into a routine when it hit me… the dreaded creative slump that we all encounter every once in a while.  You know the feeling!  After some sweaty workout sessions, a meditative slow flow, and a much needed digital detox, I finally found my way out and decided to create a new little addition to Simply Tess!

So here it is… I created a YouTube channel!!

I’ll be sharing a post soon featuring my first video, but for now I am so excited to begin this journey!!

{I also made a corresponding Twitter account, so definitely follow along to see more of my daily life!}

In other news…

Doug and I officially have our wedding venue and our date set, and I am beyond excited!!  A little hint, it’s going to be a fall wedding! 😉 

I have a ton of exciting trips coming up throughout the year, and I cannot wait to share each one with you!  

I’m currently collaborating with some amazing companies and brands, so definitely stay in touch!

I was featured on Pieces of Me’s blog, where they shared a piece of my story!  I also was invited to be a brand representative for the company, which I am so excited about!!

If you made it this far, thank you so much for sticking with me!  I realize this post was a little all over the place, but I wanted to take a little time and share my life with all of you!  Starting Monday I’ll be back on my regular posting schedule, and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on!  I hope you all have a beautiful Friday, and enjoy the weekend!

Love & Good Vibes


Today’s Inspiration


  1. Amber
    July 7, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    I’m excited to follow your You Tube channel!

    • Tessa
      July 7, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Thanks mom! I love you!! ❤️😘 Thanks for always encouraging me to make one, I literally wouldn’t be doing any of this without you!! ❤️

  2. July 7, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    YAY for a YouTube channel. Can’t wait to see what you create!

    • Tessa
      July 7, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you so much Brandi, I really appreciate it!! Happy Friday! <3
      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      July 7, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much Hales, that’s so sweet of you to say!! It truly means the world!! <3 happy Friday!
      xo, Tessa

  3. July 7, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Congratulations on the YouTube channel! So exciting!


    • Tessa
      July 7, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much Linda, I really appreciate it!! Happy Friday! <3
      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      July 7, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you Tiffany! You should totally start a channel, I would love see what you would create!! Happy Friday! <3
      xo, Tessa

  4. July 7, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Wow – you have so much going on! Wedding planning and now a YouTube channel! Impressive! Good luck!

    • Tessa
      July 9, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Thank you so much Brianne, I really appreciate it!! Happy Sunday! <3
      xo, Tessa

  5. July 8, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Congrats on all of the happenings Tess! And way to get out of the slump. It happens to us all from time to time!


    • Tessa
      July 9, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Thank you so much Andi, I really appreciate it!! Happy Sunday! <3
      xo, Tessa