My Spring Playlist

My Spring Playlist 2017

     Today, I decided to try something totally new: I've put together my first ever music playlist for JackieOMy!

I love making playlists for each new season (you never know when you'll need travel music!). That being said, I'm by no means a music expert, and my taste is eclectic, to say the least. For my Spring playlist, I added songs that made me imagine fresh air, blooming flowers, and walks in the country. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Why It's Okay To Be Upset Over Little Things

Why it's okay to be upset over little things.

     For the past week, I've been stuck in a bad mood rut. Usually I breeze right by minor setbacks, taking them in stride. Now, they're hitting me hard, leaving me grumpy and unsure what I'm even so upset about. I'm a big believer in the power of positivity, so I figured I could just will my bad feelings away, or at least squash them down until they disappeared on their own. Unfortunately, bad feelings will come out, no matter how hard you try to hold them in, and sometimes at inconvenient times.

Book Club: A Little Princess

A Little Princess Book

     It's book club day, and this time, I'm reviewing a classic. I finished reading this book for the first time a month ago, and I honestly wish I had the pleasure of reading it as a child.

A Little Princess was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1905. Once again, I've purchased a hardcover copy illustrated by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. This book cover is probably one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. The bold colors and floral motif that Anna Bond is famous for look gorgeous on a bookshelf.

But enough about the cover! On to the story.

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips Outfit 1

     Hello, and happy Monday! I hope your Easter weekend was as relaxing and stress-free as mine.

I've been loving the change from winter to spring. The sun has been peeking through the clouds more and more, and I've been spending my time taking long walks in the grass and happily reading good books at Starbucks.

It's so refreshing to finally shed my winter boots and jacket for sandals and pastel colors. I just bought this sweater from Aerie, and I believe it's my new favorite. The material is so soft! Try as I did, I couldn't get the words on the front, "Hello Sunshine", to show up in these pictures. Still, it perfectly captures my frame of mind today. Bring on the sun!

My Favorite Easter DIYs

Easter DIY Roundup
Photos via A Beautiful MessBitteThe House That Lars Built, and Ice Cream Whispers Clara.

     Easter is tomorrow - can you believe it? The first half of April has flown by for me, and I haven't had time to prepare at all.

I usually love to do DIY projects just before Easter. There are so many adorable recipes and crafts - what could be better than pastels and bunnies? This year, I've noticed some amazing ideas from my favorite bloggers, so I decided to share a roundup of my absolute favorites.

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette

     The other day, I was browsing Sephora when I came across the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette. I've never tried any Too Faced products before, and I usually read online reviews before buying new makeup, but the packaging was so pretty, and the tester smelled so good I couldn't resist.

The Importance Of Spending Time Outdoors

The Importance Of Spending Time Outdoors

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

     The seasons have changed; Spring is finally here! You may not have gone outside much during the cold, grey days of winter, preferring instead to stay bundled up indoors avoiding the snow. I don't blame you. However, there's no more reason to stay shut in; It's time to get back out there.

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