Finding Your Balance

I’ll be the first to say, I’ve gotten off track.  

Remember the notorious funk I talked about a few posts back?  Well it decided to linger around a little longer than anticipated.  I gave up on working out, on making plans both for now and my future, on positivity, and allowed myself to be consumed in a toxic environment.  This isn’t me, but it is something that all of us face every once in a while.  

Life is a little off balance.

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Find Your Perfect Planner 2017: Erin Condren Life Planner

Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you had a beautiful weekend, and are feeling inspired and refreshed for the week to come!

I am so excited to share part two of my Find Your Perfect planner series, because you all know how obsessed I am with my Erin Condren Life Planner!  I always choose the vertical layout with the neutral color scheme for my Erin Condren, and this year I decided to get the rose gold coil to match my marble cover!  

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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!!

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Find Your Perfect Planner 2017: Lilly Pulitzer Agenda

Happy Friday everyone!!  I am SO excited, because my Find Your Perfect Planner series is back for 2017!!  This was one of my favorite series that I started last year, so I am thrilled to be sharing my favorite planners with you once again!  

I didn’t think I could love the Lilly Pulitzer agendas more, but I am obsessed with the new version!  I chose the large agenda in the Indigo Gypsea print, and this agenda runs from August, 2017 to December, 2018!  They took out a lot of features from last year, and like the overall design much better!  Plus, it doesn’t help that the inside print happens to match my S’well bottle! 😉

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Red Gingham & Farmer’s Market Finds

What goes on your body is just as important as what goes into it!  My tip, don’t put anything on or in your body if you can’t understand the ingredients!

Is there really anything better than a huge jar of fresh roasted coffee beans?!  The best part, you could sample each brew!

Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and are feeling motivated and inspired for the week to come!  Also it’s Bachelorette Monday, so how can you not love today!?

One of the best things about summer in Michigan are the endless farmer’s markets every weekend!  There’s nothing better than organic, natural produce and products, and shopping through the market every Saturday makes the weekend even more fun!  I always like to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, body products, flowers, succulents, and anything else that catches my eye!

Even though my red gingham dress from Zara matched some of the tablecloths, I figured it was the perfect summertime market staple!  Gingham is a classic summer pattern, and I definitely see myself wearing this dress on multiple occasions!  This dress also comes in blue gingham, and is currently on sale (score)!!

Organic and fresh is always best, and I’m excited to share some recipes featuring fresh summer ingredients!  What are some of your favorite things to pick up at your local market?  Definitely let me know!  I hope you all have a beautiful Monday!

Love & Good Vibes


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