10+ Lovely Links: Overnight Oatmeal, Birth Story Favorites, Summer Style, Home Decor Inspo

Dusty and I recently came back from a vacation which consisted of an entire month on the lake and spending time with family/friends that we hadn’t seen in over a year. Since being back I’ve had the enjoyment of catching up with some of my favorite blogs and articles and I have curated a handful for you to enjoy and browse.

Summer seems to slow me down a bit when it comes to blogging… between work, beautiful evenings and my occasional guilty pleasures of watching The Bachelorette and PBS Masterpiece, Poldark… (totally random combo…you don’t have to point it out) and so between show watching, weather enjoying and family time…blogging takes a back seat. The summers are only so long and wonderful.

To keep you from thinking I’ve disappeared all together, and with the promise of better blog posts coming soon, I send you on to greener pastures where you can enjoy better content. Enjoy!

Hair Tutorial: Braided Faux Ponty Tail
Simply Summer Ann

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I have a hard time braiding my own hair. It is rather sad actually. I think there are four year olds who can braid their own hair better than I can. That doesn’t keep me from being inspired by this beautiful updo courtesy of Summer. Girl gives me sheer hair envy!



Summer Style
My Beat Boutique

One of my favorite bloggers with lovely style and my go-to over the past few years is Myrna from My Beat Boutique. I love her style, she gives stylish-wannbe’s like me some great inspo! I always look forward to her fun photos and lately I’ve been really enjoying her summer outfits.

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How To Build a Cohesive Wardrobe Closet


When it comes to fashion…I typically struggle. I have gotten better and recently owe a lot of that success to Franziska, author of the blog Franish. She recently crafted these two genius blog posts about building one’s wardrobe…and it literally saved my hoarding of clothes issue…(i.e. tops from high school are no more!) I know you’ll love reading these tips on how to re-envision your closet! Thank me later…I thank Franziska er’ day!

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How to Build a Cohesive Wardrobe Part Two

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The Achiever’s Overnight Oatmeal
Darling Cooks

One of my favorite blogs/online mag publications is Darling, they have great topics and one that keeps me coming back for more is Darling Cooks. They had a pretty cool post recently about how to prepare and make overnight oatmeal. As the Fall season looms in the not so distant future…oatmeal is a warm and filling go-to that Dusty and I love. This recipe was definitely pinned to my Breakfast Pinterest Board


Birth Story Epilogue
Grace Patton – Camp Patton

While having kiddos isn’t necessarily in our most immediate game plan of “life”, it is definitely looming on the horizon and I find myself regularly reading blogs about birth stories. I find them super to be super intriguing! Every experience is so different from the next. I particularly find those of Grace, from Camp Patton, to be great reads! She does a wonderful job of tossing in a good dash of humor which keeps even the most serious moments lighthearted and easy to smile about.


5 Tips for Making Friends in Your Twenties
Career Girl Daily

While I am nearing the end of my twenties, I have found that moving to a new city has meant challenges in making friends. It wasn’t that I couldn’t make friends…but when we finally got settled into our new place I had found myself becoming content with a routine that included “living like a hermit“. It took some time and a lot of intention…but I have since made some new friends and I am so happy I did! I love these tips on making friends in your twenties and will definitely adopt them as other future moves are around the corner.


Sweet Potato, Avocado, Quinoa Bowl
Camille Styles

Another delicious recipe and one that I am trying this coming week! I will have to let you know how it turned out. My hope is to make a large batch of it to eat for dinner and then lunch the next day. All of the ingredients are ones that Dusty and I love, so we have big expectations!


How To Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home

Liz Marie Blog

A blogger that I recently discovered is Liz author of, Liz Marie Blog, she has a wonderful blog that incorporates a lot of farmhouse style that I love! Sometimes I have a hard time trying to figure out how to make our small home look “farmhouse-ish” without overdoing it and having it look like you stepped on to a Little House on the Prairie set. But alas’ thank you Liz! These tips are a great way to start adding little bits of farm character.

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Clearance Sticker Bedroom Makeover
All Things Thrifty

As said before, Medical School Student budget = broke-ity broke broke. Stumbling upon this blog post by Brooke author of All Things Thrifty inspired me to think outside the box and continue to be thrifty when it comes to bedroom decor. I love love love the pillows and the painting of the furniture from brown to white. Definitely inspiring!




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  1. so much inspiration!!! I need to read the friends one NOW. Glad we could leave our hermitness aside for a moment to become friends <3

    Posted 8.9.15 Reply