Sometimes Silence is Golden & Laughter is the Cure

I literally spent all Sunday afternoon thinking about what I wanted to write about for today’s “Coffee with Jess”. Nothing. I guess it’s called writers block? I thought, what value can I bring to my amazing digital community today. Because y’all always deserve the best. Still…nothing. Ugh! So I thought, what am I going through right now that I can share to inspire you today. Still…nothing. Grrr! And then I realized…

Facing Crossroads and Creating Your Own Path

While stuck in Sunflower fields forever. And in a gorgeous yellow jcrew shirt dress and the most stylish, eco friendly walking shoes ever (rothy’s in case you’ve been under a rock)… of course! But seriously y’all, why are some decisions so hard to make? Do you ever feel like you just want to escape the entire decision making process all together? It sometimes seems so challenging to know what the “right” decision is, maybe because of fear or something else holding us back. In a perfect world, we would all just let it go and find it effortless and easy to find and create our own path. But no one said chasing your dreams our listening to your heart would be easy…

No Place Like Home and How I Unwind after Traveling

There really is something to the saying, “there’s no place like home”. We’ve been traveling a lot lately, most recently Las Vegas and Charleston, but we’re back home in North Carolina and it feels good to be back. Even though North Carolina hasn’t been our home for long (since January-more on that here), I feel like we’ve adjusted pretty quickly and have explored a lot of cool areas in this beautiful state. And there’s still so much more to see…

Luck Defined and Creating Your Own Luck

As I was flying home from Las Vegas to North Carolina, after what seemed like really long days and evenings of work meetings, I wondered how to make the time pass. I’m an anxious flyer (like many of us), so this was no easy task. Anyone else when traveling home feel like you just can’t get home quick enough? My brain felt warped from all of the new information and presentations I’d been absorbing for work and I thought it would be so easy to just turn on a sweet play list, if only I had one (darn), and tune out. So instead I decided to continue learning and growing by listening to a new podcast called…

Manifestation

So I’ve got a question for you today. Do you believe in manifestation? In putting it all out there to the universe and on the line, and it will come true? A part of me believes in that and the power of the mind. After all, I always say where there’s a will there’s a way. Another part of me though thinks this is too good to be true. Like the art of just saying something out loud or writing it down is going to make it happen…I’m not sure yet about all that…

A Spring Picnic at the Plantation

Stay with me here because I know Your biggest Regret. But first, this story- which I promise has a very good point.

Oh what a day!! It was truly such a beautiful Spring day when I pulled up to Dewberry Manor Farms for a relaxing picnic on their plantation. Y’all if this home isn’t full of Southern Charm with its sweeping front porch views of rolling green pastures, and fragrant garden flowers, I don’t know what is. I was blown away by such a stunning property that looked like it jumped straight out of Southern Living Magazine into my pre-planned, real-life afternoon. And my London Times Tam Shift Dress couldn’t have been a more perfect outfit for the occasion. Naturally, the first thing I had to do once I got there, was…

Comparison - Plus the Beauty of Staying in Your Own Lane

Ok Ladies. Hands up if anyone here can relate to the comparison game. It really is the thief of Joy. There’s something so refreshing about embracing the “Stay in your own lane” motto. Until you try it you simply can’t understand what a relief it can be.

This is something I believe many of us, including myself, struggle with all the time. With an Instagram scroll that begins to look like Martha Stewarts Pinterest page, its easy to find ourselves thinking how can I keep up, or will I ever …

Facing My Greatest Fears and How You too Can Face Yours to Overcome Them

What are your greatest fears? Have you ever been vulnerable enough to share them? Today I’m spilling my top 5 Greatest Fears and how I’ve chosen to overcome them, so you too can be inspired to face and overcome yours. I bet you and I have more in common than you think when it comes to this daunting topic. I’m vulnerably opening up to you today and if you’re feeling courageous enough to do so too, comment at the bottom, your greatest fear (it doesn’t even have to be 5!) that you are going to try to make it a goal to overcome after reading this. So what are my fears you ask? …

Imposter Syndrome and How to Break Through It

So as it turns out, this (Imposter Syndrome) is more common than we think and I believe at different times in our life is something we can all relate to. Let’s start with the definition of Imposter Syndrome in case you are wondering what the heck I am even talking about. Imposter Syndrome is defined as a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent, internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud! Pause to let that…

Finding your Personal Style plus how I found mine

I remember as a little girl playing dress up and house. I actually played with Barbies for longer than I am willing to admit. I just loved the idea of dressing up or dressing them up for whatever they had on the agenda for the day. Growing up, my mom was one of five children and had to make some of her dresses as well as her doll’s dresses as they did not have a ton of extra money. I just wish I could remember how to sew a button back…

Can one book change your life?

If you haven’t read this book yet, girl what are you waiting on? I received the book, “Girl, wash you face” by Rachel Hollis, as a Christmas gift from my mom after she heard about it from her friend she met while I was in preschool. She knows I have big dreams and a drive to accomplish them, much like anything I start. Seriously though girl, even when it comes to movies I am like this. If I start one, I have to finish it, even when it’s really bad (which is totally a curse when everyone else is snoring on the couch). This actually proves…