Brazilian Getaway

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie

In a society of consumption, instant satisfaction, and mass marketing, we hear the voice of “more”… and become accustomed to acquisition. However, keep in mind that less is truly more.. and when we are satisfied in the present of now, with thanks in what we already have… we let go of “more” and find pleasure in the fullness of what is.

However, the key that allows you to enter the realm of complete fullness… is the act of giving gratitude for everything in life. Not just the good… but the shitty, the F*@$ed up, the loose screws, the annoyances, the dissatisfactions. This is where the golden tokens and joys of life are found… because these emotions and experiences of “bad” are not truly bad. They are lessons learned, they are guidance to the new, and they allow you to segway into GREAT. Everything happens for a reason, so give thanks for ALL. XX, The Golden Girls



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Fresh Whites

“Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.” – Unknown

You never know the battle someone else may be going through. If we leave each person we meet with a piece of our heart we will be filled with love and joy. If we give them a piece of our mind, we will leave bitter and resentful. Remember to always leave a piece of love everywhere you go. XX, The Golden Girls



As featured in Domino.

White and Gold Spanish Apartment

“The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” - Eli Khamarov

Expectations. We place them on ourselves, others, situations, the future, and the present. Expectations are mere illusions of conjecture; a projected & unsolidified misconception that we forecast… a fantasy of deception that our minds bring life to. When you remove expectation you remove chance of disappointment. Live in the present and take heed of the moment… and opt yourself out of the distortion of illusion… and its false identity of what should, is, or will become to be. XX, The Golden Girls




As featured in Rue Magazine.

Beach House Paradise

You can make a board for all the goals you want in your life with the pictures on it, and that’s great, daydreaming is wonderful, but you can never plan your future.- Taylor Swift

We cannot control our destiny.. yet we can set the stage for the direction we want to go. We can let our goals, guide us, yet we shouldn’t become absolute in their outcome.  I truly believe that only God has total control over our lives. He has His will and His plan… we are merely the instruments that create a harmonious tune. However, we are given the power of choice and will. I think it is most important to choose positivity, to choose gratitude, and to choose to dwell on happy thought. With the right mindset and our trust in Him, He can then utilize us at best. Rather than setting expectations and striving for outcome, live in the present and the now… enjoying the journey, embracing the unknown, and living for today. XX, The Golden Girls




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