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Life Update: We’re Moving to Nashville!

By on January 22, 2020
Nashville, Portland, moving, life update, reveal, moving reveal, labradoodle, blogger, travel blogger, The Urban Darling.

I’m so excited to announce that we are MOVING TO NASHVILLE! Schyler and I have lived in Portland, OR for about 4 years, two of which my sister Rocio lived with us. Recently, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress! We had been going back and forth for awhile now on whether or not we should stay in Portland or if we should move. Portland is such a cool city and there is so much we love about it but unfortunately for us, the cons outweighed the pros.

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My Top 20 Travel Destinations for 2020 with Tips + Travel Trends

By on December 11, 2019
Cancun, Mexico, Central America, travel, travel destinations, 2020 Travel Destinations, travel tips, travel trends, travel blogger, Expedia, The Urban Darling.

Traveling is a huge passion of mine! Since transitioning into becoming a full time content creator two years ago, I’ve gotten to do a ton of traveling. I’ve knocked a lot of cities and countries off of my travel bucket list and I wanted to share these travel destinations and some of my tips for all of your travels in 2020! I’ll be sharing my favorite cities in Europe, Central America, the United States, and some state parks in the U.S. as well!

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Puppy’s First Visit to the Christmas Tree Farm

By on December 5, 2019
Christmas, Christmas Tree Farm, Christmas tree, labradoodle, puppy, labradoodle puppy, puppy's first christmas, dog photography, Christmas photos, fashion, fashion blogger, lifestyle blogger, The Urban Darling.

I couldn’t resist capturing some fun photos of my labradoodle puppy Indio’s first Christmas! I thought it would be really fun to bring him along to the Christmas tree farm to pick out our tree for his first Christmas. I took him to Furrow Farms in Hillsboro, near Portland, OR. We had so much fun shooting these photos and I think they turned out so cute so I wanted to share them with you guys! 😀

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My Puppy’s First Fall!

By on November 25, 2019
dog, puppy, labradoodle, Fall, Autumn, puppy's first Fall, Indio, The Urban Darling, lifestyle blog, Portland, OR.

As you guys know, I became a dog mom earlier this year! I brought my puppy Indio home in May and he is now 8 months old. I can’t believe how fast time is flying! He is the sweetest, cuddliest, cutest puppy and I couldn’t be luckier to be his mom. He makes life fun! I couldn’t resist snapping some photos of Indio for his first Fall in this world.

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My Experience with Acupuncture & Cupping at Root Whole Body

By on November 23, 2019
Root Whole Body, alternative medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Massage, Naturopath, Portland, OR, lifestyle blogger, The Urban Darling.

For the past three months, I’ve been visiting Root Whole Body for massage, acupuncture, and cupping! Read more about my experience with Root Whole Body here. I’ve had back problems since I was a pre-teen due to manual labor on my parent’s farm as a kid. Over the years, my back pain has gotten worse since my job requires me to sit at a desk on a laptop. I’ve heard great things about the benefits of acupuncture and cupping so I decided to try them out (combined with massage) to see if my back felt any better!

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Her, Him, & Kids

By on November 21, 2019
Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, gift guide, Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guide For The Home Decor Lover, home decor, The Urban Darling, holiday, gifts.

Happy Holidays! I love the holidays and love thinking of gifts for people so I thought I would put together the ULTIMATE holiday gift guide with gift ideas for the men in your life, kids in your life, and every kind of gal in your life! I’m focusing more on gifts for women just because I obviously like girl stuff more but there is definitely something for everyone here. I hope this guide gives you some ideas on gifts to give this holiday season <3

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How I Healed My Stomach with Probiotics

By on November 17, 2019
Probiogen, probiotics, smart spore probiotics, health, beauty, wellness, gut health, women's health, weight management, women's vitality, stress management, lifestyle, lifestyle blogger, healthy and beauty, The Urban Darling.

About five years ago, I had food poisoning from a bad Caesar salad. I was having terrible acid reflux and stomach pain so I took a trip to the doctor’s office where I was given a “GI cocktail”, which was basically straight antibiotics that made me sick all night. I didn’t know back then that after taking antibiotics, you need to take probiotics to balance out the bacteria in your stomach. For years I struggled with stomach pain before meeting with a naturopath who recommended probiotics. I’ve been taking Probiotics ever since!

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Meeting with a Nutritionist & My Meal Plan + Regimen

By on November 14, 2019
Root Whole Body, Portland, naturopath, Naturopathic Medicine, smoothies, diet, health, healthy food, meal plan, regimen, supplements, lifestyle blogger, The Urban Darling.

I’ve been visiting Root Whole Body these past few months for massage and acupuncture and recently I decided to meet with their nutritionist/naturopath to discuss my diet and lifestyle. I’ve always been pretty good about eating healthy, but I know that I am lacking in certain areas and wanted someone to help me detect the holes in my diet. Between all the information about health and diet online and misinformation from friends and co-workers that I’ve heard over the years, it’s hard to know where to start.

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