jess and tonic outfit

Happy Monday Y’all! I know you’re probably wondering “Geez, why isn’t Jess updating regularly?” and I’m really sorry. I need to get back into a routine, things have just felt hard lately. I think I’m going through a rough patch and I’m trying to throw myself back into the things I love doing (blogging, hand lettering, etc) to make myself feel better. I do love writing on here and sharing my silly life with all of you and I LOVE reading your blogs everyday. I just had to say that! Now I’m going to slap myself on the wrist and get on with it.


I’ve mostly been keeping busy with running and doing tons of Etsy shop research (like I said in my earlier post if you have any advice about starting up an etsy shop I would love to hear it!). The only other big news I have to share is that Brock and I finally booked our FIRST BEACH VACAY EVER! I haven’t been to the beach since I was 12, aside from a brief visit in Ireland and those beaches do not count. We’ve never had just a relaxing trip where we got to kick back and do whatever we wanted. I am so, so thrilled to lay out on the beach in the warm sand and listen to the waves roll in. We will be in Pensacola, Florida and I’m really excited about checking out Perdido Key!  Any beach tips you ladies might have, I would love to hear.


I’m so excited about this beach trip I don’t even know where to start. We will be in Florida from September 5-12! I guess the point of this trip is to relax so I probably need to not wig out and type up an itinerary…right? Right. How have you all been? How was your weekend? I would love to hear how you’ve been doing!

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17 thoughts on “CONNECT THE DOTS

  1. OMG you’re going to love the beach. I’ve never been to the ones in Florida but I can only imagine they’ll be warm and gorgeous since they’re further south… take snaps!

    Also, I hear you on the rough patch – I got home early from work today and am sitting here trying to set up a blog post and I have absolutely zero motivation. I’m trying to remind myself that I really enjoy doing this, and that I need to keep it up if I want people to keep reading! Then again, sometimes you need to take time to yourself and not push yourself tooooo much. You’re the only one who can decide which it is! 🙂

  2. Cute outfit, perfect for the summer time. You look so pretty. 🙂

  3. Ah, there’s always going to be ups and downs I suppose.. but you seem to be handling things very well! 🙂 You look lovely in this polka dot top, I’d completely forgotten how much I adore the print 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  4. Ah! That’s exciting that you’re going to a beach vacation. I look forward to seeing photos from your trip! ❤ and I'm sorry to hear that you're going through a rough patch, it happens to all of us from time to time, so please don't worry if you can't always post regularly!

  5. My family actually lives in Pensacola Florida, but I haven’t been back in such a long time. I hope you had an amazing time girl. And definitely take tons of photos to share with us. I always wanted to thank you for the kind words you wrote on my blog. I was just so inspired and it definitely meant the world to me. Thank you :).

    Kia / House of KTS

    1. Oh how cool! I seriously cannot wait, I am so stinking excited about it. And psh! Just wanted you to know how appreciated you are and that your posts inspire me!

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