6.25.2018

SUMMER BUCKET LIST

Hold on everyone, I am blogging again this month! Say What! 3 times in a month, I might have to hold on to the rest of my posts for July. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things between work, life and everything else.

                
Summer is finally here. Anyone else wondering where in the world did the time go and how are we already half way through 2018? I can't complain though, over all it's been a good year and I am thankful its moving fast. I would love though for it to slow down a bit to enjoy these summer months. 
Shirt // GI Jane 
How perfect is this shirt for any occasion this summer? I always love a good camo shirt but that American Flag pocket totally makes it. Gives me all the heart eyes!  


With Summer here, I am ready to make a summer bucket list to really make the best of it! 

Summer Bucket List:

Go to a country concert
Go to the the fair
Go on a three dates with the hubby
Spend a full day swimming
Take a full day off from work 
Go on a date downtown (Old town or Seaport Village) 
Take more pictures 
Go on more dates with my girlfriends
Continue to grow Rustic Pineapple Boutique 
Go on one vacation
Plan our fall vacation 
Save some money 
Go to a Padre Game  
Be Spontaneous 
Go to the movies (preferably the luxury theater) 
Enjoy Summertime 






I honestly have the best friend. We spontaneously went to Kenny Chesney concert last week just the two of us & loved it! Kenny was ok but Old Dominion totally rocked it. I would love to see them again. I cant wait to see what memories we will make this summer! 

What is on your summer bucket list? 

6.12.2018

HAPPY TWO MONTHS!

It was 2013 and I started thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. At some point I suppose we all have this idea. Right? Like when exactly are we going to feel grown up? It had been six years since I graduated highschool and two years since I graduated college. I thought we were suppose to have it all figured out when we graduate college, but the truth is, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Yes I had a degree in something that I thought I might want to do. I still sometimes think that I would be a good person for HR work. 



Meanwhile, it seemed everyone around me was starting their own business. I was 24, newlish married, trying to survive deployments, and so much more. I had no idea about starting my own business or anything along those lines. SCARY! So, I began throwing the idea around to everyone I knew about opening my own boutique. Everyone was so encouraging and willing to help. So many said to follow my dreams and pushed me to continue to do it. I than pushed it to the back of my mind and thought maybe one day. Meanwhile, people were asking me where I got my clothes from and instead of saying oh this boutique, or from here, why not just say from my own boutique. I thought I could put my good shopping skills to good use. 



Fast forward, 2017 I really began researching the start of my own business. I started watching youtube videos, googling everything, saving good information and so much more. I even made a list of things I liked and disliked from other boutiques to make sure I included it in my own such as free shipping and excellent customer service. I even started to think of names for my store. This was the hardest part. I brought it up to a friend and she thought I wanted to change my blog name again. Oh no! That is staying and I am even trying to bring it more back to life.

Example of names we thought:
Blushing Pineapple
Ten Thirteen 
Dirt Road Boutique 
Blue Pineapple 
Purple Pineapple
Crazy Coconut  

Ultimately she said Rustic Pineapple was more me, fits my personality and I really like the way it sounds. 





Now to February 2018, I was sitting around one night working thinking to myself this cant be all there is to life. Working and more working. I sometimes enjoy my job but sometimes I am so over it. So I decided to take the leap of faith and apply for my tax ID, my resell permit, buy the domain, and the website. After that, it was no turning back. I needed to find what I want to carry and narrowing down my customers wants and needs. I worked more from February - April than I had in a long time. 

Than came, April 12, 2018 I finally decided to announce it to the world. First day went great! I honestly could not have asked for better support from family and friends. Thank you to everyone who supported me. 

Of course than there is the hype of a new store and everything else, reality sets in! Is this really the best idea? Was this the best move for my family? I suffer from chronic anxiety. Some days are great and I think I can do this. I can make this work. Some days I really question it all. Is all this hard work really going to pay off? I lay in bed at night tossing and turning thinking about it all. 


Today marks two months since I announced it to the world and I can honestly say I am so blessed with the success I have had even with my anxiety. So many things have sold out, are almost sold out and so much positive feed back. I also just added a sale collection. Use code SALE at checkout for additional 15% off the already reduce price. I could not ask for better two months of starting a business so many people dream about. 

The point of this post is to say, if you have a dream, Follow it! It won't come easy, you will have days of doubts and discouragement but know you are doing what you love and if you truly believe in it and put in the work, great things will come! I still have super bad anxiety about it all but I am hoping soon it will all fade away. 

Happy Two Months Rustic Pineapple Boutique

Meanwhile, I would love to put more pineapple packages in the mail to you! I promise you'll love it. Everything comes with extra treats. Provide the best possible customer service and always free shipping to you within the United States and military Po Boxes! (If you ever have any questions, please email me or message me on fb) 

Use code SWEETLIFE at check too for 15% off the entire site! 








6.04.2018

June Goals


I feel like I say this as each month comes to a close and a new month begins. Where in the world is the time going? I swear I honestly have good intentions of coming back to this little corner and one day I will. 

I want to share with you all about Rustic Pineapple Boutique that everyone keeps asking. I seriously love it. I do answer everyone slowly, well at least I try too.  If you messaged me and I have not answered you back yet, please send it again. I promise I am not trying to ignore you. 

Well it just wouldn't be a new month unless I set some goals right? 

[June Goals] 


  • Daily Devotional : I need to continue and finish my daily devotional. I do well for a week or so than I fall off the wagon. I really need to stick to it. 

  • Log my food: I have truly fallen off this track.I really need to get back to it to keep me accountable. It's amazing how something as simple as tracking my food can make me feel 10000% better. 

  • Clean up the house: I need to get back to scrubbing and deep cleaning the house. I was doing well for a week or so than I stopped and everything was mayhem. 

  • Grow Rustic Pineapple Boutique: Thank you to all of you who have placed an order with me. I truly hope you love it too. Please share a picture and tag us in it for yoru chance to be feature and for a chance to win $100 shop credit. 

  • Set Working Hours: My other job truly has gotten out of hand since I am focusing on other things currently. I really need to set working hours and stick to them to get things ton so I do not feel overwhelmed


I am going to keep it simple this month as things are about to shift again in this household. Hopefully now that I wrote these out someone can hold me accountable for it all. 

What is  your June goals?