Hiiiii friends. Writing this to you from a soft bed in a gorgeous home tucked just outside the Santa Barbara mountains; I’m here for a retreat for female entrepreneurs and couldn’t be more excited! My stomach is content after inhaling an absolutely to die for meal of vegan enchiladas paired with brown rice and a southwest tahini kale salad.
On the other hand, my heart and soul are looking forward to a weekend of self discovery and vulnerability. It’s been awhile since I’ve had an open, honest conversation with myself about life and I’m excited to step away from work for a few days to focus on myself and my goals (or all the what if goals). Sometimes you just need that, you know?
I plan to document my journey here and what I’ve learned and fill you all in. Personal development is something I’ve always worked on, but now more than ever, I need a little self care too. I think that as an entrepreneur, you’re constantly evolving, changing and challenging yourself in new (and often scary) ways. Right now, I need to be in tune with what I need both personally and professionally.
Outfit details: I just got these leggings and they are my new favorite!!! Also the sports bra has a small pocket in the front for keys or other goodies! I love to run in this bra!
Sports bra: Under Armour Crossback Clutch Bra with Pocket
Leggings: Under Armour Mirror Breathe Lux High Rise Leggings
Since I told you last week that I’d reveal where we are taking our honeymoon, here it is…
AUSTRALIA! Also known as my favorite place in the entire world. Most of you might already know that I studied abroad there during college and also went back a few years ago with Tony for a friend’s wedding. It’s very special to us as a couple and we couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.
That being said, if you live in Australia and know of any great places or hidden gems — let me know. We love hiking and exploring. We’re staying on the east coast and most of our itinerary isn’t planned yet, except that we’ll spend a decent amount of time in Byron Bay.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to weekend favorites!
LOVING this chocolate trail mix BAR!
You guys know we LOVE Trader Joe’s…check out the healthiest things you can buy there (according to an RD)! HINT: Most of them are on our favorite things here + our favorite treats & snacks here!
Three words: Paleo. Pumpkin. Churros. In a waffle iron. With dark chocolate dipping sauce. Okay more than 3 words.
Here’s why you tear up when you are around onions.
Take care of that skin with these 10 home remedies for eczema. Soothing.
This salad looks SO fresh. Avocado for the win… every single time.
Target lovers: take a peek inside what future Target stores will look like. Can I live there?
How weird is this Game of Thrones partner workout?
THIS is so, so important! 4 Ways to Support a Family Member in Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating Recovery. Use these tools to support friends and others close to you, too. Positive vibes.
Nothing I love more than comfort foods with a healthy makeover – check out this easy, hearty soup = delicious ‘cheesy’ goodness.
Have a beautiful weekend! xo
I totally was going to guess Australia since I know you love it. You should book a boat trip for two nights on the Whitsundays. Also Agnes water is a cool place to check out. Cheap surfing there and some other fun activities. Also the Australia zoo is awesome for a day. That’s where I held a koala. They have tons of animal encounters you can sign up for. If you are there early you can even take the tigers for a walk. I wrote all about my trip on my blog but still putting together a travel page so it is easy to find the posts.
You guessed right 🙂 I’ve heard the Whitsundays are incredible! I’ll have to check out your other recs, too!
A sports bra with pockets?! Yes please! And Australia is totally on my bucket list. How fun!!
Oh wow! Have fun! Honeymoon trips are literally the best. We went to Napa Valley and it’s still one of my favorite trips we’ve ever done.
Napa sounds amazing. I’m really excited!
Sounds like an amazing honeymoon destination! I always tell couples to make their honeymoon as long as they possibly can…you only get one! 😉
Great advice…I’d spend months there if I could! 😉
I’m a wellness travel advisor based in Chicago. I’d love to give you tips on where to go and what to do in Australia! Don’t worry – There isn’t a fee. You can check out my website: http://www.kathryntheodoretravel.com
Hope to hear from you and Congratulations!
Thanks so much for loving my paleo pumpkin churros! I keep wanting to reduce it to like 3 life-changing words, too, but there’s just so much amazingness to include 😂 Jealous of your retreat!
Of course! What an amazing recipe – thanks for making it <3
YAY AUSTRALIA! we are super lucky to live in such a beautiful country – no matter where you choose I know you will love it! Byron Bay is stunning! You should come visit Canberra! Our closest beach is an hour away but we have lots of beautiful trails 😜
Amazing! I am so excited to go back and hope we can explore tons of new places 🙂
How exciting!!! Monique, I live in Sunny Queensland and recommend you spend a few days at Noosa. The beaches are glorious and it nestles a National Park so long hiking adventures to be had!
Awesome! I’ll put it on our list 🙂
I lived on the Gold Coast in Australia for 3 years & just recently moved back to California. I already miss it so much! I highly recommend Noosa, Byron Bay & Burleigh Heads. Whitsundays is also very honeymoon appropriate. 😉