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? 

5.18.2018

CAVETOOLS: 5 HOOK RACK REVIEW

 San Diego has had some pretty hot weekends. With that beautiful 85 degree weather comes lots and lots of pool using now that we officially have one in the backyard. We needed a place to hang up the towels with everyone in and out of the pool. Insert cavetools 5 hook rack. 




My rack arrived quickly and was packaged great. It's easy to use. I don't have to worry about anything else as it is stainless steel.The 5 stainsless steel rack can be used for many different options. Hang keys, chains, ropes, towels, tools and so much more. 
                 


Purchase your very own metal meat rakes off the CaveTools website and use code HOOKRACK15 to save some extra money. We all know you could never have enough hooks to hang things up to get organized. 

Tell me, where would you hang your hook rack to get the best use? 

Disclose: I received the above item for review purposes. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the company

5.14.2018

LOVING MY TOTE


Hi Friends, I know it's been a hot minute since I have shown my face around here and no better time to stop by again than to share this adorable tote that I ordered through The Social Speechie

Back story. I have followed Jessica when she blogged over at Lovely Little Things where she had a lifestyle blog forever ago. Than she started Glisten Fit and I loved all her workouts, her ebooks, and all the information she shared about working out. I have a secret love to workout. Now I stalk her over at The Social Speechie where she shares all her therapy ideas, her journey through grad school to becoming a speech language pathologist one day, her TPT store, and her tote making. Plus her adorable dogs and so much more. 


When I decided to follow my dreams and create Rustic Pineapple Boutique I knew I wanted a tote with my logo on it after seeing all the totes Jessica had made. 

A couple weeks ago I messaged her on instagram to explore my ideas of putting my logo on one of her totes.She was speedy to respond and was very friendly to work with. 


I was able to choose between white or black tote and I emailed her my logo. I received my tote a few days later and absolutely love it. Jessica included a personalized note and hand lettered my name on the envelope. She truly knows how to make each of her customers feel special. I absolutely love my tote. I can not wait to use it even more than I already do.

If you are looking for the most adorable totes that can be 100% customized with your own saying, name and so much more than you must contact Jessica and let her create you one. I promise you won't be disappointed.  



Discloser: I paid for the above item and was not asked to write this review. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the company. 

4.24.2018

BALANCING MY LIFE


Hi ya'll! I can't believe we're already in the last week of April. These months are just flying by. San Diego is warming up and summer is around the corner. Did I really just say summer is coming already? We didn't get much of a fall/winter so I feel like we've been in summer all year long though.

I want to be honest, as usually I am, this blog has take a backseat in my everyday life. I used to blog regularly back in 2011-2013 or so. Matter of fact, I never shared my wedding photos, the details or anything like that. Fast forward to now, I want to bring it back. I want to share all my wedding info, recipes I have found and created, my love of fashion,opening my own boutique , how I mange to work 3 jobs, be a mom, wife, and friend. There's so much to blog about when I used to think there was nothing. 


I want my blog to come back alive and for it to be a place I can come and express myself to matter the issue, feelings or anything. I really do need to update it though. 

This leads me to, for the last month or so I have been extremely overwhelmed, anxious, nervous, discouraged and everything else. I am learning I am spreading myself way too thin and I really need to reel it back in and take a seat to focus on what matters to me. This is how I was feeling when I went on my hiatus of blogging a few years back and never really come back around. 

In the last month, I have learned a lot of things about myself. I work a ton. I do not take time for self care. I worry about everyone else first. My social life is struggle busing. Plus so much more. Yesterday, I decided I am going to just take the day off. Yes, I did some work but not nearly what I normally do and I felt so much better. 

Meanwhile, I brainstormed some ideas on how to balance my life and I want to share them with you. 

  • Go to the gym 
  • Take a walk with a friend 
  • Quit working for the day
  • Order takeout 
  • Binge watch your favorite show 
  • Read a good book 
  • Be lazy for a day 
  • Put your phone down 
  • Shut your computer off 
  • Go get a manicure and pedicure 
  • Get your hair done
  • Buy a new outfit 
  • Drink a glass of wine 
  • Make a lunch date with a friend 
  • Clean your house
  • Drink lots of water
  • Write your goals down 

Don't feel overwhelmed with summer coming. Take it one step at a time. 

What do you do when you feel anxious, nervous, overwhelmed? 



Let's connect




4.19.2018

ONE CRAZY WEEK + DISCOUNT CODE


Wow! What a crazy week it sure has been. Exactly one week ago I announced Rustic Pineapple Boutique. I am over joyed and humbled with all the positive feed back and encouragement from each of you. Thank you so much. It truly means way more than I could ever put into words for all the support and love. 




I kept everything really quiet for the two months or so it took to build everything together. I couldn't be more excited with how things are growing. The instagram account continues to get lots of love and shares, the facebook page is growing everyday and I am getting ready to launch the VIP group for all my Pineapple loves with special discounts and giveaways just for the group. I am so excited to share this brand I am building with each and everyone of you. I want to create a space where all women will want to shop to feel beautiful and confident no matter their shape.   


Our best selling Spring Time Dress is almost sold out. It is so exciting to have something so close to selling out. Get yours before it does sell out. My next favorite dress is the San Diego Dress. It is going to be the perfect closet staple this summer for all the swimsuit cover ups and looking adorable while out running errands. Just for today, all orders placed, I am giving away starbucks gift cards and use code thursday at checkout for 15% off your entire order. Always remember it's free shipping to you. 

Thank you everyone once again for all the love & support of my small business. 

update: join the VIP group on facebook to receive a code for 15% off, starbucks gift card & always free shipping to you!  



Enough of the Rustic Pineapple Boutique Talk. Friday was my favorite day of the month, the 13th. Just wouldn't be Friday the 13th unless something crazy happened right? Well, we ended up in the emergency vet with our baby boy Trigger. If you follow me on instagram you might of saw that his eye was all torn. Trigger and our other dog Jack got in a fight and once again Trigger lost. They had to do surgery and he's been in a cone since. I am waiting until possible Friday or longer to take the cone off just to make sure everything is healing appropriately.  

Than just wouldn't be a blog post unless I mentioned Hubby is off again on another adventure. This means I must go back to my eating healthy and workouts. I will get better about documenting it all. It will definitely help with the work load and self care that I have been slacking on too. 

Happy Thursday ya'll!