my iPhone life || march 2015

My iPhone life posts are about giving you guys a different perspective on my life. I share some quotes and things I may have said on Instagram or Twitter, but mostly it’s a sort of behind the scenes and more casual sort of lifestyle post.

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I started to come up for air a little bit in March. I had found my creativity again and was able to start embracing the idea of new friends and a new, full life. The family and I became obsessed with the shows “Agent Carter” and “Friends,” I learned that the phrase “that girl is wide open” is a real phrase in the south (and isn’t meant to be dirty), and I started to get really comfortable at my job. One of the agents at the office brought me these flowers. What even the heck.

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I want to take good photos, drink coffee, and travel.

I think that everything happens for a reason and everything that happens is preparing you for a moment that has yet to come. I think that the hard things we go through make us stronger and better, but maybe we don’t need to be stronger and better for ourselves.  Maybe we need to be stronger and better for other people. Maybe the reason we go through this hard thing or that hard thing is so that later on, when we know someone who is going through something similar, we can lend them the strength and the knowledge that we found and we can be someone that they need. Look at where you were one year ago today and think about how much has changed. How much more can God do this coming year in your life? How many people has He used to make you a better person?

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We had some decent weather in March. Here I am attempting to have less transparent skin while also avoiding skin cancer. Good luck, epidermis.

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Cocobutt is the best butt. She gets very distraught when Jon goes outside without her. He is her person, and he needs her help. Obviously. But she is no bueno on a leash and is a very poor listener, therefore she stays inside or in the backyard when Jon is out front. She is very concerned for his wellbeing in this photo.

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“Have courage and be kind.” We saw Cinderella–the new live action film. It is super adorable and extremely cheesey and romantic… and wildly unrealistic. I loved it.

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While adventuring and movie-going on a rainy Saturday, we found this amazing coffee shop near our house. It is full of burlap and repurposed furniture and exposed air ducts. There are also plenty of chalk boards and other trendy items that made us fall in love immediately. They even display local art. The only thing missing is an old piano. Get on that, guys.

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I adore this shirt. Go buy one now. It is at Old Navy and is the boyfriend style. You’re welcome.

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This bruise is literally still on my leg. My sister was trying to hand me a large can of beans… or tomato sauce–I’m not sure which. Well she missed and I missed and in an attempt to either save my foot or catch the can, I slowed its descent with my thigh and received this gem as a reward. Luckily it doesn’t hurt any more, but it’s still chillin there.

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This was a random from my roommate from first year of university and one of my best friends from high school. This girl still knows how to cheer me up. Here’s to swing dance, banana phone, and one of the best years of my life–love you, Mikaela.

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7448717958_dbf40e806f_oI like that we don’t stay young. We get to grow up and earn to love the things we used to hate. We get to find our confidence and find a strength in life we always wished we had. I used to be jealous of people who were outspoken and confident. Now I’m confident but okay with quietness. Comfortable but alright with the occasional awkward moments. Grow into the person you are and eventually you’ll love that person instead of what you wanted to be.

Until next time,

Jamie

may randoms and favorites

Guys, I’ll be honest. I don’t remember a lot about May. It’s kind of a blur of sunshine and hot weather. There were storms and beach trips and family time in the hammock. I joined/co-created a book club (more on that later) and just generally enjoyed life.
They opened a new store in my town that reminds me of Sprouts in San Diego.  Natural, organic deliciousness. We got some hotdogs and root beer, because why the heck not? Afterwards we went to a new and used book store where I bought some gems.

Favorites of May:
Artist // Ed Sheeran, song “Photograph”
Album // Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack
Book // “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
Movie // The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Quote // “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
Tweet // I do a mean Gollum impression when someone steals office supplies from my desk.
TV show // Supernatural

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Remember, don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened.

Until next time,

Jamie

Brb!

Hello, Friends!

As you’re reading this I am traipsing around my home town for a great girls’ weekend/wedding weekend! I’m sorry that my posts have been few and far between, but that just means I’m out on adventures and will have some fabulous posts for you shortly. 

That being said, I hope you all have a phenomenal weekend and Father’s Day and I will see you next week! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@jamiedaily) for some blurbs while I’m away. 

Until next time, ❤️ -Jamie