Life Goals & Deep Desires

Theses are my life goals and deep desires…

Live as sustainable as possible on land with acreage in a town I love with a unique ‘just the right size’ home with breathtaking views everywhere you look and a garden full of flowers and organically grown food

Own and operate a spiritually and financially successful vacation rental business

Have the flexibility in lifestyle to travel wherever, whenever, for however long my heart calls me to do so with my hubby without having to worry about finances or taking time off

Create art on a regular basis with words, song, paint, or whatever the medium

Provide for my extended family and loved ones in more ways than one

Home school my future kiddos

Consciously love and appreciate everyone around me unconditionally and selflessly as I can

Give back to the world endlessly and as often as possible in any or every way imaginable

Learn from others regularly

Teach others regularly

Do good deeds regularly without ego involved or expecting something in return

Write books and expect nothing from it but the pleasure of the process

Meditate daily and live in the moment almost always

Reverse Bucket List (100+ Ideas)

Got married

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Went cliff jumping

Traveled out of the country

Went horse back riding on the beach

Visited a to a nude beach  (yes, it was weird lolll)

Saw the White House

Went winter tubing

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Went snowboarding

Went water skiing

Went water tubing

Took a self defense class

Built our dream home (almost!)

Been to 26 US States

(Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana,  Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, & Hawaii).

Been to 3 Countries

(USA, Canada, & Mexico)

Made a snow angel

Went skinny dipping

Enjoyed an alcoholic beverage on a rooftop bar

Donated $ to a cause I care about

Volunteered for a cause I care about

Visited NYC

Been to an NFL Football Game

Been to a MLB Baseball Game

Dyed my hair funky colors

Had a New Years Eve kiss

Took Pictures in a photo booth

Got a tattoo x2

Made a snowman

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Went kayaking in the ocean (this was so difficult and I got so seasick I almost puked lolll)

Paid for a strangers Starbucks order

Walked across The Golden Gate Bridge

Went to a drive in movie theater

Visited The Grand Canyon

Donated blood (to get out of class in high school lolll)

Went to a wax museum

Saw the Nutcracker Ballet

Saw my favorite band OF ALL TIMES (Modest Mouse) play live

Picked fresh food from a U-Pick Farm

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Got a henna tattoo

Had a palm reading

(I was like 7 when I did this at a renaissance fair and the lady told me I was gonna die young like wtf says that to a child I was permanently damaged emotionally FOR YEARS over that loll I’m obviously over it now)

Gambled in Las Vegas (lost it all baby, the $20 I spent lolll)

Attended a beer festival

Went tea tasting

Drank moonshine

Ate at a food truck

Went wine tasting

Haggled at a market

Experienced a white Christmas

Pulled an all nighter

Won A prize off a radio Show

Tipped the Server 100% of the bill amount

Taught a class

Went fly fishing

Went ice skating

Shot a gun

Went paddle boarding

Took a yoga class

Visited a beach with BLUE ASS WATER

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Drove a speed boat

Kiss in the rain

Witnessed a partial Solar Eclipse

Saw the sunset

Saw the sunrise

Flew in a helicopter

Flew in an airplane

Rode on a jetski

Rode in a cable car

Went tubing down a river

Went stargazing in the mountains

Got a pet

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Went on a spontaneous road trip

Booked a flight to a random destination the week of

Explored a cave

Went on a ferris wheel

Rode a roller coaster

Fell in love (still am lol)

Had a professional photo shoot with my spouse

Went to Disneyland

Went camping

Climbed to the top of a lighthouse

Visited a butterfly sanctuary

Cleaned up all the garbage in my neighborhood

Started a blog

Got a piercing

Witnessed a lighting storm

Witnessed a meteor shower

Received a love letter

Reconnected with an old friend

Saw the Statue of Liberty

Picked fruit from a U-pick farm

Have a journal

Climbed Mt. Rainier

Visited the Gum Wall in Seattle

Visited the original Starbucks in Seattle

Went up in the Space Needle

Relaxed in a hammock

Visited the Hollywood walk of fame

Saw the Hollywood sign

Got my drivers license

Had a romantic dinner on the beach

Ran through a sprinkler in summertime

Walked through a field of Sunflowers

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Had braces (fuck my life lollll that sucked)

Attended a Broadway Show

Made smores over a campfire

Took a hot yoga class (literally hated it)

Visited Grand Teton National Park

Visited Yellowstone National Park

Visited Glacier National Park

Danced to live country music in a Texas dive bar

Witnessed the birth of a child

Partied on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

Listened to my grandparents life stories

Stayed in a cabin in the woods for a weekend

Got a professional massage

Had a snowball fight

Took a self defense class

Camped on the beach

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Rode on a motorcycle

Bucket List (200+ ideas)

Ride in a hot air balloon

Buy a house in cash

Attend an official “girls weekend”

Travel with a group of friends

Go zip lining

Become multi lingual

Own a business

Write a book

Go on a safari

Sleep under the stars in any dark sky national park

Go scuba diving

Swim with sea animals in their natural habitat

Look through a telescope

Live abroad

Live in another US state

Road trip in a convertible

Witness the Aurora Borellis

Host a Bob Ross paint party

Live on a piece land with breathtaking views

Create an edible garden

Create a flower garden

Go wale watching

Stay in an over water bungalow

Watch baby turtles release into the ocean

Relax in a natural hot spring

Herd cattle

Stare into a volcano

Bathe an elephant

Go dog sledding

Chase a tornado

Go quading on a mountain trail with scenic views

Hike in The Enchantments

Become a master in the kitchen

Walk on a black sand beach

Witness a Solar Eclipse

Be a maid of honor

Be a bridesmaid

Research my family ancestry

Take a genetic test

Swing dance at a jazz hall

Be a member of a TV studio audience

Go art gallery hopping

Create homemade self care products

Host a murder mystery dinner party

Attend an open mic poetry night

Host a Christmas party

Host a potluck

Ride a mechanical bull

Fly in a private jet

Volunteer abroad

Create multiple streams of passive income

Own vacation rental properties

Ride the world’s most extreme roller coaster

Take a vegan cooking class

Go canoeing

Earn 6 figures per year

Have a million dollar net worth

Go tea tasting

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Create a piece of art and sell it for money

Influence a large group of people in a positive way

Invest in stocks

Eat alone at a restaurant

Relax in a sensory deprivation tank

Give a motivational speech

Be interviewed on TV

Volunteer for a good cause

Learn to play an instrument

Be internet free for 1 month

Attend a Bachelorette Party

Go snowshoeing

Spend Christmas in a quaint cabin somewhere in the mountains

Attend The Sundance Film Festival

Attend a hot air balloon festival

Learn to sew

Shop at a swap meet

Attend a Chinese Lantern Festival

Solo travel

FLORIDA, USA 

Visit all 50 states

Go on a scenic plane tour

Visit all 7 continents

Go skiing

Sleep in a tree house

Achieve financial independence

Get a college degree

Protest for a cause I’m passionate about

Go backpack abroad

Go on a scenic train ride through the mountains

Road trip on a motorcycle

Visit Pig Beach in The Bahamas

Go snowmobiling

Pay a strangers tab in a restaurant

Take Salsa dance lessons

Take a pole dancing class

Plant a tree and watch it grow

Vacation with family

Visit an abandon house

Visit an abandon city

Ice skate on a frozen lake

Have an elegant picnic in the park

Sleep in a lookout tower

Go to a you pick flower farm

Witness a wildfire

Serve on a jury

Catch my own seafood and cook a delicious meal out of it

Have a wedding anniversary photo shoot

Renovate an Airstream

Take square dancing lessons

Buy a plane ticket to anywhere for the same day

Learn to drive stick shift

Attend a music festival

Have a child

Spend a month with no service in nature

Donate a significant amount of money to a charity I believe in

Participate in a cleanup drive

Conquer my fears

Experience the hottest and coldest climates

Visit a lavender field

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Host a meetup

Be able to change a flat tire

Successfully maintain a house plant

Get a mentor

Have a mentor

Photoshoot

(every season, home, the mountains, the city, pinup, nude, a sunflower field, a garden, the beach,  green house, laundromat, gas station, swanky  hotel,  tree farm, fair, book store)

Visit a popup (photo opp) museum

Live in a van and travel around the USA

Extract honey from a beehive

Have a hobby homestead

Go Mushroom hunting

Find a four leaf clover

Recreate a childhood photo

Throw a surprise party for someone I love

 Help Someone With a Check on Their Bucket List

Learn CPR

Send a care package to a Soldier

Sponsor a child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Go on a yoga and meditation retreat

Visit all 59 US National Parks

Become a “Big Sister” through the Big Brother & Big Sister organization

Go on a solo road trip

Pay a strangers restaurant tab

Stomp grapes to make wine

Visit my childhood home

Be employed as a waitress

Road trip Route 66

Road trip through middle America

Spend Autumn in New England, USA

Walk through tulip fields in Holland

Have a drink in a local English (UK) countryside village

Have an income producing Youtube Channel

Rent an apartment with a beautiful view in a small charming and historic European city

Fly over The Great Blue Hole in Belize

Swim in the Cenotes Dos Ojos hole in Tulum, Mexico
Go Parasailing
Specific countries I’d Like to visit:
Europe…
Ireland, Scotland, France, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, & Estonia.
Asia…
China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippians, Maldives, & Nepal.
South America…
Belize, Guatemala, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, & Argentina.
North America…
Mexico, Cuba, Aruba, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, St. Bart’s, Cayman Islands, St. Marteen, Barbados, Curacao, & Turks Caicos!
Africa…
Kenya & Madagascar
Oceania…
Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti, & Bora Bora!

 

 

 

 

Tiny House Aesthetic Inspiration

Hi beautiful people!

Today I created a mood board using Pinterest for how we (my hubby and myself) aspire the design aesthetic in our tiny house to look so everyone can get a much better idea of what we are going for. I wanted to point out obviously these spaces are bigger and these photos aren’t an exact representation of what our tiny home will be. However, these photos totally give you the vibe we are going for in our place.

Check out the photos by scrolling through the box below!

On a side note, this is the part of our tiny house build without question I’m looking forward to the most. We definitely aren’t there yet. But, the visionary in me can’t wait to make this little space our dream place. I designed our last apartment we shared together and had so much fun doing it! But, when renting a space there can be limits to what changes you can make. Whereas now, we essentially have no limits and get to hand pick everything that goes into our home. I’m beyond thrilled for the design challenge. It started with creating a floor plan (it’s completely original) and will continue with interior decorating. It is our first home we will share together and I’m happy for all the memories that will be made there.

What you guys think of the vibe? Any suggestions for our home? We love and appreciate the input! Our philosophy is… more minds = more ideas = better results.

Let us know by commenting below!

xoxxo,

Alexa

 

 

 

 

 

Our Wedding Day

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Hi all ♥

I have finally gotten around to creating an organized online album with photos from our magical wedding day that we can continue to look back on whenever we are feeling nostalgic. We got married on August, 26th, 2017 and it truly was the best day ever for us both! We have been together for many years and it was beyond special to commit to forever officially to each other in front of all our loved ones. It was the most heart fluttering day filled with so many smiles, laughs, and happy tears that we’re captured so beautifully as you will see.

We also wanted to mention this celebration would not have been possible without the huge support network of family and friends that put in countless hours of hard work before, during, and after to make our day unforgettable.  We are so blessed with the awesome people surrounding us that love us unconditionally. Thank you all times a million from the bottom of our hearts for doing so much for us. You know who you are ♥

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Wedding Details:


Venue – Beau Lodge in Bow, WA 

http://www.beaulodge.com

Photos by Tessa Tadlock ♥

https://www.instagram.com/tessatadlock/?hl=en

Makeup by Jericha Jensen ♥

https://www.instagram.com/makeupbyjericha/?hl=en

 

 

Tiny House Design Details

Hello loves!

First of all, I wanted emphasize that these beautiful designs I created on paper would or could not have been come to life in digital format without the hard work of my incredibly talented hubby, Aaron! He spent a good chunk of creating them on Paint so we could share them with you all and I’m so grateful he did. Thanks babe!

Anyway, I’m beyond excited to finally share what our future home is going to look like! These designs aren’t an exact to scale representation and some details are missing. However, they do give a good general idea of what our home will look like inside and out upon completion. Once we complete the build we will add more details, exact measurements & specifications to this blog post for those who are interested. The details we do have available to share now are listed below.

Specifications

Square Feet (including loft): 277 square feet

Width: 8 foot, 6 inches

Length: 26 feet

Height (at tallest point, & at lowest point of roof): 14 feet ; 11 feet

(We will add more specifications once the build is complete, hang tight!)

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**The black lines on the exterior of the house are for texture purposes only, we will be using white corrugated metal siding therefore on our finished home there will be no black lines**

TINY HOUSE FLOOR PLAN 1
Tiny House Floor Plan

The Process:

I spent a good solid two months designing the floor plan and the exterior of the house to fit my ideal specifications and style. I will be upfront by mentioning I am not the kinda girl who settles… lol. I had very specific requirements in mind for this space and I designed, and redesigned the plans more times than I’d like to admit until I got the result I wanted. Hence, the reason it took a two months to complete but I couldn’t be any happier so no regrets there.

Our floor plan for our Tiny House is completely original as well, there is not a Tiny House with a floor plan like it as far as I’m aware. We decided to create our own custom floor plan instead of using an existing floor plan for several reasons. Most of the floor plans we found we’re beautiful but had interiors more similar to a travel trailer and less similar to a home. In addition, the layouts we’re awkward to me with interesting placements of each area and I wanted good Feng Shui. Which, I didn’t find a floor plan that fit my vision, so I decided to take the task on myself. Don’t get me wrong I am not knocking full-time trailer living because it has been done, stunningly I will add. Just search Instagram with the hashtag #rvremodel and you will see incredible remodels with total Feng Shui. But when it came to finding a floor plan for a tiny house, I couldn’t find one that fit our desires. This is where a list of requirements came from. We wanted…

  • Dedicated living space complete with tall ceilings, a coffee table and a couch
  • Good size kitchen with enough cupboard space
  • Room for a Washer/Dryer (still on the fence about actually putting one in… but we wanted the space just in case)
  • A place to hang our clothes (We refused to torture ourselves by folding clothes in a cubby on a daily basis, lol)
  • AND, lastly we didn’t want to have to crawl up to our loft to get to bed

This list may seem reasonable to most people who don’t understand what designing a tiny space truly means but I can promise you in a tiny space accomplishing all these necessities was difficult. Not impossible, but difficult. However, if you know me at all you know that I am way to damn stubborn to settle for less so I found a way to make it work.

Well, we’ve come to the end of this blog post.

Thank you so much for reading this post all the way through, it means the world to me.  Let me know in the comments below what you all think of our design for our future home. Any recommendation, questions or comments? Let us know below! We’d love to hear it all.

xxoxo, Alexa