THE MONA LAVENDER FIELDS

At the end of June, after a whirlwind week in Colorado, Scott and I hopped on a plane headed toward Salt Lake City to visit my family for the 4th of July weekend. Its become a bit of a tradition to visit my folks around this time of year, and its the perfect excuse for us to get out of the heat and explore the great state of Utah! This year, visiting the Young Living lavender farm in Mona was high up on my list, so I was so stoked when we had a couple of free hours to take my folks car and go exploring -- all the way to the tiny town of Mona for a peek at those gorgeous fields!

After about a 45 minute drive from Provo, we jumped off the highway and took a few backroads through the town of Mona, finally making it to the YL lavender farm -- which is gorgeous and so well kept. We first made our way through their visitor center to get a feel of where we were allowed to explore, and then headed out on our own. We were we greeted by rows and rows of fresh and fragrant lavender, along with a beautiful reception area, a tiny lake and jousting arena (yes -- the farm has a medieval theme to it)! YL has 1,400 acres filled to the brim with lavender, and while we weren't able to explore the bulk of their fields, the area we did get to roam around in was so beautiful and very fragrant!

The YL lavender farm is not only a great place to snap a photo, but they offer so many fun activities and events throughout the year -- their annual lavender days (which we missed by a week!), essential oils classes, a 5K run, distillery tours and more. The whole farm is so pretty and very calming -- Scott and I both would suggest checking it out if you're in the SLC area. The drive is especially nice in the summertime, and there are so many fruit stands and markets you can stop at along the way. If we would have had more time, going cherry picking was also on our list --- next time, next time!

We walked away from Mona with a bundle of fresh lavender and an even greater appreciation for these gorgeous fields. We ended up taking the backroads through the rest of the town and back toward Provo, stopping along the way at cutest farm store that had homemade fudge, ice cream and more. It was such a beautiful day, and I feel so lucky that we were able to make our way out to the YL lavender farm -- hopefully next year we'll be there in time for their annual celebration! I hear it's a huge party! Anyways, today i'm sorely missing this place -- especially with it being over 100 degrees before 9am! July is almost over, though, and I can see fall on the horizon -- cooler temps are coming fellow desert dwellers, so stay strong (haha!). I hope ya'll have a great Wednesday! I'm off to work, but first -- coffee, coffee, coffee! Chelsea xo

Outfit Details:
Madewell Mesa Hat (on sale!)
Everlane Linen Tee 
Madewell High-Riser Skinny Jeans
Madewell Boardwalk Sandals (on sale!)
Ray Ban Round Sunglasses                                                          

AROUND OUR HOME -- 01

Since moving into our tiny home, I often find myself reaching for our "big camera" and snapping photos around the house when the daylight is pouring in. During the past few months that we've called this place home, we've worked really hard to make it a space that we could enjoy day in and day out -- as Scott and I were never really homebodies before. But boy, how quickly this has changed now that we have a space that we adore. Anyways, I thought I would share just a few recent snaps from around our home, complete with a freshly made bed, a cozy corner of our little living room and our kitty, Boots, all snuggled up in the sun. 

Also, while we're feeling pretty settled around here, we're still on a hunt for a few items that will really pull our home all together (like storage -- we need more storage, along with a finished office space, but more to come on that soon). Here are a few bits and bobs that have been making us happy around our home --

-A vintage, black leather chair we purchased at Phoenix Flea last spring! Here's a similar chair that I also have my eye on now! 

-The prettiest indigo pillows from a local, online shop, Sew and Cloth!  

-A handmade, woven weaving from my sweet friend, Robyn, who has a darling Etsy shop -- Woven by Ro

-A musical moment in our new West Elm chair -- a piece we saved up for and couldn't be more happy to have in our home! 

I'm off to finish this Sunday right -- sipping on iced coffee, and maybe indulging in a little bit of shopping at Nordstrom for their anniversary sale! Scott and I went looking on Friday and walked away with a pair of shoes each -- here's his and hers! Have a great rest of your weekend, sweet friends!

-Chelsea xo