I’m hosting a giveaway with Arvo on my Instagram (@megricks) it ends at midnight tonight! Hurry over and enter.
In other news, my best friend Macie Davies and I went on a little adventure up the Canyon the other day and seriously came upon the prettiest spot. We had so much fun. The snow and winter is seriously stunning!! I absolutely love driving up the canyon, with friends or even just by myself. I honestly find so much peace going on drives alone to beautiful spots, taking pictures and just taking the time to hear myself think and to get away from the world. Sometimes, it’s so nice to just be alone and think about life and the kind of person I want to be. Life can get really hard. It’s kind of funny because everyone always says that life on social media is so much better than the actual life, and to be honest, it is very true. I have really been struggling lately. This past year has been the hardest of my life. Some days are harder than others. Some days I can’t get my self out of bed. Most nights (lately) I cry myself to sleep. Some days I want to crawl away from life and from all the pain of the world. Sometimes I wish that it could all go away. Some days it’s hard to keep my head above water. But, it’s days like these, that make me so much stronger. Because at the end of the day, I do get up and try to rise above this trying time in my life, and because of that I know I am getting stronger. I am learning so much. Day by day, things will get better. And to be honest, today is the first day in about 2 weeks that I haven’t cried, so that is a huge accomplishment. I just have to take it one day at a time. I just want to say thank you to all the amazing people in my life who build me up. Who make me strong. Who listen to me. Who give me advice. And thank you to all of you lovelies. I feels so much love and support from all my readers. You guys are the best. Anddd when I really think about it.. it’s really the people in our lives that are the greatest blessing of all, which makes me one lucky girl.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week. Remember, even on the toughest days, there are so many people who love you and want what is best for you.
Hello and Happy (almost) long weekend. This weekend is the perfect time to cuddle up by the fireplace, throw on a chunky sweater, and kick your feet up in a these cute New Balance tennies. This sweater is so cozy and soft. I absolutely LOVE it. Plus it’s on sale for $42 which is almost half the original price, also a bonus! Since it is Martin Luther King Day on Monday there are going to be sooo many sales this weekend. Madewell being one of them! They are having and extra 30% off all sale items with the code: TODOLIST
A few of the other sales happening are:
J.Crew — Up to 70% off sale prices with code: SALEONSALE
Hello and Happy New Year (even though its already the 12th..)! For my first post of 2016 I wanted to share my New Years Eve look. You can never go wrong with a little black dress, no matter what age or occasion. I think every girl needs an LBD. They are absolutely timeless, chic and oh so flattering. I found this dress at Anthropologie in New York last month. It was love at first sight. I like how different it is and that it’s a little bit edgy on top but classy and cute on bottom. It could also be worn in so many different ways which is the best part about it. That’s actually the great think about any dress really, that they can be worn 100 different ways. Dressed up or down, you’ll always have a winning outfit.
As a side note: I am so excited to start posting a little more often this year. I have so many fun ideas and collaborations coming up so keep your eyes peeled.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a few of these pictures from my roommate Christmas shoot. I obviously couldn’t post all of the pictures there, so here are a few of my very favorites. I really lucked out with such amazing roommates and best friends. I am a big believer that the Lord places people in our lives for a reason. Nothing is coincidence. These two are an incredible blessing in my life. They both had just returned from serving a mission for the LDS church and truly got home just when I needed them. I had just gone through the biggest and most challenging trial of my life this past year and I know the Lord put them in my life to help heal me. I am so blessed to have them. Not only that, but they are always down for late night chips and salsa, dance parties in the apartment, and are my biggest supporters at dance performances. Plus, they let me style this entire shoot exactly how I wanted and it was so so fun!!! Thanks to J.Crew for helping me fulfill my inspiration. Plus, J.Crew is having an extra 40% off all their sale items! Check it out. Gotta love those post Christmas sales! Also, Net-a-Porter is having a huge sale on designer items. Check it.
I just wanted to say a quick hello from the beautiful and snowy Park City + give you a heads up that EVERYTHING at J.Crew is 30% off AND all sale items are an additional 50% off!! There is still time to overnight a last minute package, or just give yourself (or a friend) a little Happy New Year gift. No better way to ring in the new year than with an amazing J.Crew Sale!
My family and I are enjoying a good 47 inches of snow up here in Park City.It’s sort of a blizzard but we are still hitting the slopes and taking advantage of all the fresh powder. Then of course sipping hot chocolate and warming by the fireplace afterwards.
I love spending time with my family, it really is the best part of the holidays. I hope you all made it home and are enjoying some down time and celebrating with the ones you love most.
Thanks for Stopping by and have a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year!!