getting spiritual, af.

_90a9966i guess now, with the crazy election over, i want to tell you about my little personal journey i’ve been on this past year.
it’s a spiritual one, so if you don’t wanna get hippie dippie, then peace out! #punintended
this path has given me a lot of hope and has seriously eased anxieties in my life. i figured what better time than now to share with our fat election hangovers!!
and, this super cool jewelry company sent me a beautiful ring that coincides with my current path, so if anything, i hope you check out their website and maybe start your own little journey.

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okay so let’s get deep.
everyone has cross roads in life, right? well i guess mine happened after a bad breakup.
looking back, it was just as awful as i remember, but there is always a silver lining.
this crossroad, or as i recently found out is known as a “saturn return” in the astrology world, made me seriously look at myself and ask some hard questions about what i want/ need in this one precious life given to me.
i was SO low, weighed nothing, and after almost a year of depression and anxiety, i decided i needed to take that heavy energy and chuck it into something good.
my business launched 2 months later with every ounce of me thrown into the fire. it was scary as hell but so exhilarating at the same time.
with the growth of this new work, happiness, confidence, and perspective found their way back into my life but so did new anxieties…..this time around finances and business relationships.
thoughts like “will i be able to meet my goals?”, or “how am i going to pay rent?”, and “what will people around town say about me?” constantly filled my head and i was always asking myself if i made the right decision. (looking back now, OH HELL YES!)

although i was back to my old self, i knew there had to be another way to get rid of my nerves rather popping anxiety pills every day.  i was also trying to figure out if what i was doing was my purpose.  so what does one do when they are 30, single, and freaking out about love, money, and life?  they go to a spiritual guru. because, what the hell did i have to lose?

_90a9967after my initial meeting with Carol Mann, i had never felt so light in my life.  and i mean that honestly.  the lady like SAW ME.  like to MY CORE.  for me, it was exhilarating and i needed to know more about this world i’ve always kind of chuckled at. this was the start of my journey.
pretty soon afterwards, all of these things kept falling in my lap:  Gabby Bernstein’s youtube, Brene Brown’s books, Chase Jarvis’ podcasts, mediation, astrology readings, and the biggest life changer, reiki.

reiki kind of combines it all into one, with the help of crystals and oils, and nearly erased the anxiety out of my life.  you guys, i’ve been fighting anxiety for almost 15 years!  and this thing where you literally just lay there for an hour every week has washed my worries away.

okay so what does this rant have to do with this ring?

well, at the same time of this spiritual discovery, Dualitas sent me a beautiful carnelian ring, which helps with…..wait for it….courage! i slide this beauty on my hand whenever i need a little extra oomph in my step.  and according to science and physics, these little gems actually DO work. and it literally arrived at my doorstep right when i needed it.

soooo universe, i see you. i get this now.

photos by Ashley Merritt Photography // thank you to Dualitas for sponsoring this post and letting me tell my little story
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a wooden watch.

Frankie Zebrawood Navy Jord Watches

i’ve been on the hunt for a masculine watch with a big fat face for awhile now.  it must be the tomboy inside of me, or maybe because i have the smallest wrists in the world, but i love the look of a huge unique watch face. i wanted something fresh, that stands out, and has a modern feel.  JORD Watches was just what i was hunting for! it was a hard selection but i settled for this sleek choice.  how beautiful is this women’s Frankie Zebrawood watch in navy?

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i just love the navy blue with the rich zebrawood band, which can go with just about anything. the best bart? this pretty accessory was custom made for my tiny wrist.  all i did was take a quick measurement at home and voila, the watch i’ve been dreaming of.

well, actually the true best part is this giveaway! JORD Watches is giving away a $75 gift card to their online shop to one reader.
AND just for entering, every. single. reader gets a $20 gift certificate. this contest isn’t just for ladies, either……ENTER HERE!

*contest ends October 16th at midnight so enter away!! this contest is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.  thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Egg going~
photos by Ashley Merritt

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Old Navy Wyoming Style

meagan_murtagh_wy-17i am here to prove to everyone out there, once and for all, that Wyoming is not only about ski jackets and fly fishing waders.  this state has got style!  while i do tend to dress for the weather, i layer up with easy and fun styles that take me on my many adventures. and let’s not forget that this insane backdrop inspires my style daily. i’ve teamed up with Old Navy and People Magazine to share a few of my favorite fall looks with #50Styles50States
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LOOK ONE

this dress c/o Old Navy is the perfect transition into Fall

big sunglasses are my jam c/o Old Navy

ankle booties

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LOOK TWO

i’m officially on board for bringing overalls back.

these corduroy blue overalls c/o of Old Navy are my new obsession

bucket purse c/o of Old Navy (sold out but similar)

frye mule sandals

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whoever said no white after labor day has never been to Wyoming in september!

embroidered dress c/o Old Navy

suede ankle boots c/o Old Navy

floppy hat similar here

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all photos by ashley merritt

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penny lane cooperative.

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{jumpsuit & sunglasses: penny lane cooperative |  shoes: madewell | jewelry c/o Rocksbox}

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my friend Andi followed a lifelong dream and just opened up the cutest little boutique in jackson hole, penny lane cooperative.
if you haven’t stopped in, you are missing out, literally, because things are flying off the shelves!
i’m very much in love with this super versatile jumpsuit that i snagged for under a hundo bucks.
she’s worked hard to find the perfect pieces at affordable prices, as everything is priced under $150 and the quality is #StrongArmEmoji.

her cute little shop also features art galleries by local artists with unique pieces for the home.
penny lane’s mission: Fashion + Art + Community
so proud of you girl!  follow Penny Lane on instagram: @pennylanecooperative

photos by Ashley Merritt

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old barn + a little elegance.

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a little shin dig i hosted for The Scout Guide Jackson Hole was featured on Rocky Mountain Bride this past week.  a huge thanks to jackson hole winery for letting me take over the family compound and invite my friends to dinner!

all of these incredible shots were taken by ashley merritt, the delicious food by genevieve catering, and decor by my dear friend emily at lily and company.  for the entire post and inspiration behind the party, head over to Rocky Mountain Bride.

let’s do it again, okay kids?

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