August Birthday Moods

August is my birthday month! I’ll be 30 in a little over ten days. THIRTY! That used to seem so far away…there’s a lot in year 30 I want to do and be. I’m proud of where I’m at in life, and the person I’ve become. Here are some things that are inspiring me, keeping me inspired, and things that I’ve fallen for. August has always been a month I love because it’s on the verge of becoming Fall. Here’s to a beautiful birthday month!

Summer Solstice

Am I the only one who has been in complete denial that not only is it summer, but almost JULY?! I just can’t get excited about hot weather, I’m a fall and winter gal through and through, but summer does have its perks: pretty flowers, fresh fruits and veggies, warm nights, grilling out, and longer daylight to be out with the animals. Here’s what’s keeping me motivated and inspired (as hard as it is in this heat) this June. Hope you enjoy!

What inspires you in the summertime? What’s you’re favorite way to stay cool in the summer?

Friday Finds

A few things I’ve been drooling over lately…

These adorable cactus key chains from Pearls & Ponies on Etsy. I’m partial to the turquoise green one in the middle! Cacti makes me happy!



I’m such a sucker for pretty stained glass. These stained glass mountains are gorgeous! I can’t wait to get one for my own to hang in my bedroom window. You can get yours on Etsy at The Gypsy Vintage Shop.



I’ve been needing to get my pups new name tags, and these are beautiful. I found this on (*surprise*) Etsy! At the Sacred Geometry Silver.



Over at the Dinabiju Shop, there are beautiful (and funny/cute) brooches and magnets. This beautiful Dalmatian brooch definitely caught my eye. There’s also a really cute Sphinx  in the shop I’ve had my eye on.



Loving this shirt from Rockin A Design. There are several of her shirts that I’d love to see in my closet, but this is my current obsession.



I can’t get over how gorgeous these are! I found them over at Savannah 7’s. In my books, you can’t go wrong with leather and turquoise.


So there ya go, my favorite finds for today. Most of these boutiques have great instagrams, you can follow them by clicking on their names below.

Savannah 7’s

Rockin’ A Design

Sacred Geometry

Gypsy Vintage

Pearls & Ponies


What are some of your favorite Etsy Shops or boutiques?