Next up on coffee crawls . . . K I T   C O F F E E

We visited this adorable coffee shop . . . and we will definitely be back! Here are our first impressions :

first — it was pretty roomy! Some coffee shops are walk-in only… we don’t like those too much ( unless the coffee is too good to resist, of course! haha ) but there was plenty of room! It was a little crowded when we got there + Justi’s shoes had tar all over the, so we were in a bit of a panic, but we settled down and enjoyed our coffee & editing!

The simplicity of KIT is unbeatable, so far! Their aesthetics were perfect and the openness of the place was so inviting!

Now for our checklist & thoughts on KIT!

AESTHETICALLY PLEASING – 10/10

We take this into consideration every time . . . so don’t judge 😉

But in all seriousness . . . the aesthetic of the place is on point. Everywhere from the cement flooring, to the high ceilings, the raw wood tones, greenery, hardware, and even to the little knick knacks that they sell, it all came together so perfectly.

They definitely passed with a 10/10! I mean, even look at the donuts and pastries under the glass cellars . . . they made me want them and I wasn’t even hungry! & catch the little bottles of immune boosters in the tin bowl . . . I don’t know why, but I found that so cute and thoughtful! haha

OK TO CHILL 7/10

Like I said, they have quite a bit of seating! Tables, bar seating, low tables & stools, and outdoor seating ( which we love! ). But with all that, we still were left with bar seating until a table opened up! But to give them credit, it was a busy time of day and we will let it slide 😉

GRAB A BITE TO EAT 7/10

Now, I mainly only have to give this a lower score because we didn’t eat there! Buttttt, they do have food! They have a small menu including, breakfast burritos & some bomb-looking avocado toasts! It sounds so delicious as I type this . . . I am about to drive down there right now!

They also have, like I mentioned earlier, some amazing looking pastries! You can never go wrong with a good blueberry crumb muffin or a donut!

LET’S TALK ABOUT DRINKS 10/10

JUSTI’S DRINK OF CHOICE:

Vanilla Latte w/ Almond Milk.

Always my drink of choice! Super good, flavorful, sweet but yet not too much vanilla . . . I will say I’ve had better, but it wasn’t bad at all!

JOY’S DRINK OF CHOICE:

any guesses before I say it ? . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Yep, you were right 😉

Iced Chai Tea Latte w/ Almond Milk.

Delicious, as they always were! They had soy & almond milk, for their milk substitutes and I was very pleased with mine! Not to strong, but not to milky, you feel? I prefer coconut milk with my chai’s, but almond is a close runner up!

TATINE CANDLES 

They carry a wide variety of Tatine candles . . . that doesn’t need much explaining besides, amazing.

For a girl, you really can’t go wrong with coffee and candles, like really, its heaven. haha

They smell amazing & look rad. That equals a 10/10 for us!

INSTAGRAM WORTHY 10/10

I give this a straight 10 because, we took tons of pictures and never got any crazy looks, rude comments, or awkward people *praise*.

Its white, has wood tones, fiddle leaf trees, and coffee . . . if that doesn’t equal out to a perfect insta post, then I don’t know what does.

KIT COFFEE OVERALL RATING: 8/10

Thanks for coming along with us to KIT! Now, go try it for yourself. You won’t regret it 😉

XO

joy & justi

Summer is right around the corner & that means it’s crunch time (literally) to get those summer bodies ready. 
Although, we do believe that you’re the best version of you already & that you’ve been created by a God who loves you & has made you in His image, which is the  most important thing of all- there’s nothing like a little motivation to get you healthy + ready for this upcoming summer.
As many of you might already know, (especially if you follow us on instagram) we recently just came off Whole30 & although it was SO hard, it was also SO rewarding. It’s safe to say that Whole30 definitely jump started a new season of healthy living for both of us. Not only is eating healthy one of the most crucial things to a healthy lifestyle, but working out obviously goes hand in hand with eating healthy.

One of our biggest motivations when it comes to working out is getting super cute workout clothes. Ladies, I don’t know what it is– but getting new (& cute) workout clothes is one of the biggest motivating factors, for us. That’s why today we want to show you some of our favorite workout looks from Onzie!

+ read till the end to see how we keep our skin looking like we’ve been sun bathing all winter long, without actually going out to get a glowing tan. 

JOY’S OUTFIT

Joy’s outfit is a super cute combination of this stone (grey) & white outfit. These leggings have the cutest mesh cutout’s that you will not be able to walk out without getting compliments on. (legitimately, have gotten over 10 compliments on them)
Not only is this outfit adorable & so comfortable + it’s so cute because you’re capable of wearing them to workout or just to run errands.

leggings– fierce legging / white combo

bra top– chic bra / stone

long sleeve– seamless long sleeve mesh top / stone

 

 

JUSTI’S OUTFIT

Justi’s outfit includes the cutest bra/crop top which also happens to be the most comfortable top. The white/snakeskin combination is super unique + the strappy wrap back is super secure. The stone leggings with mesh cutout’s are amazing because they’re not see through at all so there’s no worrying about if you’re showing!

leggings – high rise bondage legging / stone fishnet combo

wrap bra –  jedi

Lastly, our getting summer ready essential is self tanner.

 Loving Tanis always our go to self tanner. We’ve rant & raved about it before but loving tan has some of the best self tanner on the market. It goes on dry & gives you the most glowing color (+ isn’t orange at all). Self tanning is also the healthier alternative to tanning-  tanning beds or sun bathing can be so bad for you, so if you want that glowing look- self tan. 

xo,

Joy & Justi

 J U S T I ‘ S  B R I D A L  S H O W E R

Joy here, H I! First off, I just want to say how fun it was to plan this shower for Justi . . . she has been the best bride. S O easy going, and so fun to spoil! She gave full control of the shower and I tried to keep it a surprise for her ( but lets be honest, I couldn’t hold anything in lol ). Honestly, I was stressed because I wanted everything to turn out perfect ( perfectionist over here ) but I just had to wait and see it all come together, and it did!

Special thanks to E V E R Y O N E who helped, I couldn’t have done it all without everyones help!

& special shout out to my mom because she seriously helped out with everything, she even built the wood wall that the favors hung on *heart eyes*.

So lets start the, tour de Justis shower . . .

the F O O D :

Me & Justi loveeee cooked carrots and onions together, so random, but that is basically where this meal plan started haha. We said “definitely have to have carrots and onions . . .” so thats what we had! + some meatloaf and mashed potatoes cupcakes and a couple salads! Everything was so delicious! We also had Hummus and veggies, and chips & onion dip ( Justi’s fav ) for appetizers!

 . . . for dessert, we had donut holes! These donut hole trees were so cute & again, easy! They hold about 35 dozen donuts haha! So, easy to say, you could have caught me near the donuts at all times lol.

the B R I D E :

Had to include the bride in this tour because she was obvi the center of the party! She looked S T U N N I N G. We found this dress the night before, so she ditched her original dress because this one definitely won the show. She looked like a true bride and honestly brought tears to peoples eyes . . . so dramatic, yet so true lol.

d r e s s // nordstrom

s h o e s // steve madden

“l o v e” b a l l o o n // amazon

the T A B L E S :

Eucalyptus. Thats all I’ve got to say. AMEN for eucalyptus. It made everything! We ran it down the center of the tables, on top of a white paper runner, filled with some wax flowers for some added pizzazz & through some rose gold candle sticks in the mix and it came out looking gorgeous! The candle sticks were found at many different places, and then we spray painted them and we are obsessed.

The plates were bamboo & seriously made the table scape! I just found them on amazon, and they came the next day ( shout out to amazon prime for saving my life ). The pale pink napkins were found at party city ( literally the day of because I had a blonde moment and forgot napkins . . .  YAY JOY. Not. haha ). And lastly, the rose gold forks were also found on amazon!

l a r g e  p l a t e s // bamboo plates – amazon

s m a l l  p l a t e s // bamboo plates – amazon

n a p k i n s // party city

r o s e  g o l d  f o r k s // amazon

w h i t e  t a b l e  r u n n e r // amazon

the L O U N G E :

Now this, I can give all credit to my mom for this vision. We created a few “lounge” seating areas that really brought the whole vibe/look together! We brought in some rugs, lots of pillows, candles, greenery, and decor accents and it was adorable!

t a b l e // made by my momma ( she’s literally the best )!

p i l l o w s // target, pottery barn, homegoods.

c a n d l e  h o l d e r // homegoods.

r u g // target

the F A V O R S ::

It took me a while to decide on what to give as favors. I am always struggling with wanting to be original and different & it takes me a while to figure out exactly what I am envisioning but, again with my moms help, we came up with these adorable mini macrame plant hangers. They were a hit and I am so glad! They also doubled as a center point for the party, as well as decor! We, last minute, through some left over eucalyptus on the top of the board the night before, and overnight it draped perfectly * thank you Jesus *

We will do a blog post soon on how to make these, because they are so simple ( once you got the hang of tying a million knots haha ) and perfect for even just decor at home! The pots were just from the hard wear store, the rope was ordered on amazon (shocker lol) and the plants were ordered from a nursery in Fallbrook, CA!

 . . . the ” Y E S ” sign was another creation that came together with the help of momma Jetton . . . the marquee letters were found, left over from construction going on near my house. My mom literally drove up to a construction site, asked for the letters and they gave them to us! They are now our buddies because that was a gold mine! haha We filled the letters with foam and stuck moss & eucalyptus inside, and hung it on a rope!

and that is a little overview of Justi’s shower! I am so happy with how it turned out, we had such an amazing time with friends and family, celebrating the lovely bride! Up next, the bachelorette weekend!! *hint hint* *Santa Barbara* . . .

X O

joy & justi

Happy Valentine’s or Galentine’s day to all you, beautiful babes!For this week’s post, we figured we would throw it back to some of our more OG posts & do a simple fashion/ootd post. Our moto has always been “the more simple, the better” & I feel like that’s what we were able to accomplish in our Valentine’s Day outfit looks- while still throwing in pop’s of pink, making it festive, duh!

SIDE NOT: This day of shooting, was a faaaaail. We started off with four super cute balloons but not even 5 minutes into the shoot, we lost the “X” to our “XO”. But don’t worry, the show must go on. Then we were left with two big white balloons but sure enough about 15 minutes later, our balloon met his enemy (flew into a bush) and he popped into a million pieces. Either way, we still had the best time shooting these looks for you babes! 

Now, let’s get into these outfits!

JOY’S VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFIT:

Jacket: Shop Lux Clothing (out of stock)
Shirt: Stitch & Feather
Jeans: Free People
Booties: Matisse Footwear
Bag: Elle & Jae Gypset

JUSTI’S VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFIT

Dress: Lux Clothing
Bodysuit: Forever 21
Shoes: Free People
Bag: Elle & Jae Gypset

 

Now let’s talk about a company + some products that we love. Elle & Jae Gypset.

Their products are not only exceptional quality they’re also convenient to get. (you can get them on their website or on Nordstrom even) Most importantly they’re always guaranteed to be in style + right on with every newest trend. We can’t get enough of their bags + they’re super cute with a laid back boho style + the quality of all the materials they use is amazing + they’re totally economical for the statement bag that you’re receiving, basically we love EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM!

If you love their bags as much as we do, Elle & Jae Gypset is exclusively offering Joy & Justi’s followers a discount code to get 15% off on their site! How amazing is that?!

Coupon Code: ELLEJAEVDAY15

Be sure to not miss out on this opportunity to get these adorable bags at an even more affordable price!

That’s it for this week’s post, babes! Thank you guys for following along! 
Until next week. 

xo,

JOY & JUST

Yes, we said it… we started Whole30!

We decided the time was here, it was perfect timing to try it! We are coming up quickly to Justi’s wedding, and we said “Heck, lets just do it!” So we D I D  I T haha It is a big commitment, its definitely harder than you think, but so worth it. Not only the possibility to slim down a bit, but to reset your body and cleanse it of excess sugars and unwanted fats. Its a crazy, strict plan but that doesn’t scare us *too bad*. . . we are excited to see the results in the end & to see how good our bodies feel!

We have a group text ( our friend, Hannah, is also joining in on the fun! You R O C K girl! ) and so we continually give each other encouragement, recipe ideas, and send pictures of our meals! Cause when it comes down to it, lets be real, we need the accountability! I mean, its dang girl scout cookie season. . . we picked a great time to start. . . not. Don’t worry though, Justi ordered a few boxes that we will be saving as a reward in the end, y a s s s s s.

We wanted to incorporate this into the blog for a couple reasons! One, we always want to share everything we are doing, going through, and embarking on and well, this is definitely something we will be focusing on in this next month! But we also wanted to share our journey with you girls, maybe you are interested in doing this yourself and we’d love to share the tips and tricks we learn along the way . . . cause if you are anything like us, you quickly realize you are slightly clueless to all the “Whole30 do’s and don’ts!

So, we will be giving our weekly updates for you girls! Joys check in & Justis check in! We are currently on day 3, and not going to lie, there are some struggles but we are still going strong *praise*. Nothing a little sweet potato can’t fix . . . aka that is what we have all been living on! We are obsessed!

Next week we will both share some bomb recipes that have been life savers, as well as some must have items to get you through the 30 days!

Now keep us accountable girls . . . pray for us & our thin mint cravings.

X O

joy & just