Five Great Summer Reads

Summer is the best time for reading! Here are my summertime reads:

1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler is a phenomenal actress, comedian, feminist, and inspiration for all women. Whoever she plays on-screen she always makes that character a lovable one. (example: Leslie Knope) This autobiography is one of the funniest. It’s filled with childhood stories as well as how she got to where she is today. This is a must-read for anyone who loves a good laugh!

2. Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrations by Carson Ellis    

I read wildwood a few months ago. It’s a big book (a bit more than 500 pages i believe), but it sure is a page turner!  basically it’s about a young girl named prue whose brother gets taken into the ‘Impassable Wilderness’ by a flock of crows. The story revolves around her in the ‘impassable wilderness,’ and it’s filled with fantasy creatures and people. I believe there is a second and third book as well, and I’d love to read those! The illustrations make the book come alive, though. Carson Ellis is an amazing illustrator and she’s done drawings for the book ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ (which is also a great read!) Ps, thank you to my aunt who purchased this book for me!

3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I read wild last year. I was drawn to the cover! LOL! I love that shoe. This book is about a women who wants to ‘escape’ her life after her mother dies. Unexperienced, she walks the 2,650 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail–alone. The story revolves around her going through tough times and documented adventures through the trail. You could read this book in less than a week. Every page leaves you wondering what will happen next! Oh, and the movie recently came out starring Reese Witherspoon whom I adore! I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m sure it was great! Not as good as the book though! 😉

4. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivin

This was the last book I read. let me tell you, it’s one of the best books I have ever read in my life! Jt’s definitely this years ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ Plus, a movie is coming out in 2017! It’s all about a depressed boy named Theodore (or as others call him ‘Finch’) who meets a girl named Violet who hasn’t been herself since her sister Eleanor died. They go wandering on adventures for school, and eventually start to fall in love. It’s a beautiful story, which Niven expresses  perfectly!

5. It by Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung–a worldwide fashion icon. In this book, she shares some of her fashion secrets and her personal style icons. She is definitely one of my  inspirations. When I first discovered her I was captivised by her hair (haha) and it inspired me to get a short haircut too! Any fashion-guru will enjoy this!

Have a great day! xoxo, Josie


Dear Summer…

Dear summer,
Please come soon! I miss you! Yesterday at the beach made me realize how much I love and want you! I can’t even begin
to describe how beautiful  you are. Here are some pictures from
yesterday at the beach:




(hand-lettering by me)


So please summer… come fast and come soon! I love you.

xoxo, Josie

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

mothers day gift ideas

As we all know, mother’s day is this weekend! I put together a list of gifts to give to her (link included).

Adidas women’s slides:

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Sound wave bracelets:

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FitBit flex:

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Lush bath bombs:

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That’s all for today!

xoxo, Josie