Living Your Best Life + Free Grocery List Template

Hello friends!

I know it's been awhile but I'm not going to say sorry because, well, I've been filling my life with so many things that make my heart so happy!

First I'll catch you up on what I've been up to:
  • My husband and I recently went on vacation! You guys...this is the first real vacation I've been on in, uh, 5ish years. MUCH NEEDED. We explored northern California: 3 days in San Fransisco/Sonoma and 4 days in Yosemite and let me just say that neither of us wanted to leave! I shared a lot of our pictures on Instagram but here are some of my favorites:


  • I've been putting a lot of my time and energy into my new speech brand, The Social Speechie. I started a YouTube channel and Instagram account and I've been really present over there! It's awesome getting to know people in the education space before I start grad school later this month. I start grad school August 28 and I start my new jobs (P.E. teacher and speech-language pathology assistant) August 15...eeeek!

  • I've been getting a ton of use out of my Silhouette...I'm a graphic-tee making mad woman! I recently got a heat press (thanks Prime Day) so making shirts is a breeze! I've also been practicing my lettering and just spending a lot of my time creating. It's so therapeutic! ...and I may or may not be working on a fun graphic tee sales project!

Then I want to share a little life reflection with you:

I'm so HAPPY. Where I am now (mentally) compared to where I was this time 2 years ago is amazing to me. I feel like I am creating a life that I truly want to live. My priorities have really shifted (for the better) and I put a lot of importance on relationships and self-care and less on working myself to the bone and letting stress eat me alive. It's so wonderful.

And since I have been absent for so long I wanted to gift y'all with a little something...I recently revamped my grocery list and figured someone may be interested in the template so download away by clicking here! (The fonts I used are AG fonts that you can find here).

I like to list our dinners in the left column. We usually play the weekend by ear so I left those off. And I put dairy-ish because we do almond milk rather than regular milk 😂 Anywaaaaay!

Anything new + exciting happening in your life?
xo, Jess


Give Yourself Room to Grow

Happy Thursday ☺️ The past two weeks have just FLOWN by...before I know it, I'll be starting my new job + graduate program! CRAZY!

That being said, a lot of things are changing in my life at the moment. And that's exactly what I want to talk about: giving yourself room to grow.


What I've gained From Practicing Yoga

Hello my sweet friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have picked up on the fact that I've recently started practicing yoga.

I used to be weirded out by yoga. I was super judgey and had a stereotype in my head regarding who could practice yoga. And let me just say that my thighs of steel didn't fit that image 😂


Creating Your Own Mission Statement

Hi lovelies!

I had a whole different post planned for today but I had to wipe that slate clean (okay not wipe it but just save it for another time) to make room for what I want to talk about today because it's that important:


There Is Never a Right Time for Anything

Hello, hello you wonderful people! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start 💛 I've had something on my heart for awhile that I wanted to share with y'all today:

There is never a right time for anything. The time becomes right when you go for it.