• Life,  This Week

    Happy Friday + The Weekly Roundup

    Happy Friday, friends! What’s everyone doing this weekend? We’ve been living that local life super hard lately and LOVING it. You know I love my hometown, and fall is such an amazing time here. We just had our annual mural festival, all of the pumpkin patches are gearing up, and it’s about to be market season for all of our local makers. I just can’t get enough! I’m also super pumped to be prepping for a couple of local speaking events and collaborations on the blog. One of them is at the Business Womens’ Symposium, where I’ll be giving a talk and then participating in a panel for audience Q+A.…

  • Career,  Inspiration,  Inspired,  Life

    How to stay positive

    Welcome to the new Pick My Brain series! I truly love being a resource for people, and feel grateful for the opportunity to share the things that I’ve learned and that I love. I wish I could sit down for a cup of tea with every person that asks to pick my brain, but there just aren’t enough hours in the week! So every so often, I’ll ask for your “pick my brain” questions over on Instagram and answer them here. It’s a great way for me to serve you as a resource, and hopefully help more people at the same time! Here’s one of our recent questions: How do…

  • Career,  Productivity,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    What do your days feel like

    What do your days feel like? I asked that question to lots and lots of people wayyyyy back when I was doing research to write The Productivity Tool Kit. After hearing words like overwhelmed, chaotic, stressed, messy, busy, and lots more, it hit me like a ton of bricks that so many of us are just fighting through our days. Just trying to get everything checked off the list. Do you feel that way? Do your days feel positive, free, productive, and purposeful? Or do they feel manic, panicked, and like your life is living YOU, instead of the other way around? You can be honest, I promise. And there’s…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Holiday,  Kids

    How to Make Halloween Crackers

    Have you ever tried Christmas crackers? They’re a totally fun tradition — I actually made crackers for my whole family a few years back. We did them old school style and stuffed them with paper crowns, jokes, and tiny treats. Then I had some cracker snaps left over and made Valentine crackers the next year. And guess what I just found in my supplies when I was cleaning things out? More cracker snaps! So we resurrected the project one more time for a little post on how to make Halloween crackers. What Is a Christmas Cracker (Or Halloween Cracker)? If you literally have no idea what I’m talking about, crackers…

  • Career,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    The Productivity Tool Kit

    Friends! I am insanely happy that you all are as pumped as I am on The Productivity Tool Kit! There’s just a couple weeks left until we close enrollment, and so far the number one question I’m getting asked is… How do I know if The Productivity Tool Kit is right for me? It’s so hard to commit to and invest in something if you don’t exactly know what to expect, right? I absolutely get it. You don’t wanna buy the ticket to the movie if it’s gonna be a snooze. So let’s run down a little list of telltale signs that might mean that The Productivity Tool Kit is exactly…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Halloween Costumes,  Holiday

    How to Make a Family In-N-Out Burger Halloween Costume

    In keeping with my tradition of sharing our Halloween costumes the year AFTER we wear them, I hereby present to you, my favorite family Halloween costume ever: In-N-Out Burger! (And in case you were curious, our other family costumes were Where’s Waldo, Peter Pan, and Star Wars.) Last year we were having lunch at our very favorite burger joint and tossing ideas around about what to be, when I casually tossed out the idea of us being In-N-Out. We all sort of laughed about it and then realized super fast that it would be insanely adorable. And it was! We had an absolute ball, and people loved seeing us trotting…

  • Events,  Life,  Modesto,  Places To Try,  Travel

    Local Love // Another Awesome Opening in Modesto

    I live in the city where I was born. And if you’ve been reading Lovely Indeed for a while, you know that I left Modesto for a few years, came back (on purpose), and am doing everything I can to spread local love in this town my family calls home. So when a local business comes to me to collaborate, I am always over the moon. Seeing other people invest in our community in a way that makes it better for others is truly one of my favorite things. Which is why I am SO PUMPED to help spread the word about the newest incredible local venture, the Save Mart…

  • Career,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    The Productivity Tool Kit

    TODAY IS THE DAY! The Productivity Tool Kit is live and waiting for you. GO TO THE PRODUCTIVITY TOOL KIT Friend. Are you ready to stop feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list, and instead feel like you totally got this? Are you ready to feel like you have total clarity on your goals and the steps to take to reach them? Are you ready to start practicing the one trick that separates the truly productive people from the people who feel like they’re barely staying above water? If your heart is saying YES PLEASE, then today is your day, kitten. We have officially opened The Productivity Tool Kit to you…

  • Career,  Productivity,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    The Productivity Tool Kit launches tomorrow

    Tomorrow is the day! Toward the end of last year, I realized that I was feeling pulled to help people in a very specific way. On the Lovely Indeed blog and social channels, we do our very best to provide super useful content that can elevate your everyday. But I’ve been feeling for some time like I wanted to go deeper and provide more. I have been wanting to create things that can not only brighten a day, but transform a life. So I started thinking. What are my true strengths? What questions do people come to me with over and over? What am I passionate about? Where do people…

  • Career,  Life,  The Productivity Tool Kit,  This Week

    Happy Friday + Some Big Feels

    Happy Friday! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday post but I’m having some big feels today and my fingers made their way to the keyboard. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that we’re launching our new online course, The Productivity Tool Kit, next week! And this weekend feels like the home stretch on my end, because we’re putting the finishing touches on the whole shebang before we push GO on Tuesday. I know we’ve been talking about it a ton, and I just want to say thank you for all of the excitement and support, and let you know that this course is…