One word #MyIntent

Is there one word that describes you? One word that wraps up who you?

What are you passionate about, interested in, excited about? Is there a word that represents that?

Is there a word that encourages you, challenges you, motivates you or keeps you on track? 

If you had just one word, max 14 characters, what would it be? 

"MyIntent Project is a catalyst for
meaningful conversations and positive action."

"We believe there is purpose inside each of us and we want our efforts to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other. We are not a jewelry company - we are a service project." -MyIntent

Once a year my work puts together "Make A Difference Week". Its the most celebrated week at CHG, dedicated to charity, love, and fun! One of the events this year was the MyIntent project. You choose a word within 14 characters and its engraved on a little circle you can choose to wear as a bracelet or a necklace. The money made is donated and you walk away with a bracelet with YOUR word on it. 

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I signed up for a bracelet immediately! I dig anything motivational ESPECIALLY when its inspiring and does some good for the community. 

I bought my bracelet and then froze when it came time to pick my word.

I think its pretty obvious that I am incredibly wordy so picking just one word thats under 14 characters was hard. 

I toyed with a few ideas. Took to google, Pinterest, and instagram. I searched so many different options and looked at all the inspiring options others imprinted on their bracelets. 

My message, "Walk The Earth With Love" is too long. "Love and light" (although great) just felt typical.

I started writing down words and phrases I identified with that were under 14 characters....

"Already Here" - "This Moment" - "Spread Light" - "Explore - "Create" - "Believe in Magic" - "Discover" - "Do Epic Shit" - "Be Bold" - "Glow from Within" - "Glow Within" - "Create Magic" 

The list goes on and nothing had that ahh hah feeling...

Eventually I started looking up crazy other words in different languages with a meaning that was longer than 14 characters. 

I loved the word "Tapas" which means glow. "Sat Nam" is one of my meditation favorites, meaning truth identified. "Hunkaar" was cool, it means the sound of a dozen lions to the beat of a drum. I am a Leo dedicated to expression so I liked that but the words itself was a bit too masculine. 

Eventually I came across the word "Meraki". 

Along with Meraki sounding like a cool font or a Casino in Vegas its actually an IT company in San Francisco. The meaning itself is rad...

"To do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work"

It was perfect. It felt right and it summed up why everything I do takes so much energy. I put a piece of myself into EVERYTHING that I do. Relationships, friendships, work, hobbies, blogging...

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Blogging takes time, a lot of time. Creative expression takes energy, a lot of energy. The struggle has always been pushing through the desire to take a nap or binge watch shit on Netflix. I am a fan of Netflix and chill but I actually like to lay there and do nothing. After the exhaustion from work, mom life, and just getting through the day I would so much rather come home and crash on the couch with my family.

But the desire to blog is ALWAYS there, its the mental energy that's in short supply. I love connecting, sharing, and inspiring others.

I love this bracelet, I let it move me, motivate me, and encourage me everyday. 

Every time I look at it I think of my love for expression and this space on the internet I have created where I can put all of my passionate energy. I don't ever take it off because it reminds me to stay consistent even though its exhausting sometimes. My problem is consistency, this has ALWAYS been the problem.

Blogging takes time, a lot of time. Creative expression takes energy, a lot of energy. The struggle has always been pushing through the desire to take a nap or binge watch shit on Netflix. I am a fan of Netflix and chill but I actually like to lay there and do nothing. After the exhaustion from work, mom life, and just getting through the day I would so much rather come home and crash on the couch with my family.

But the desire to blog is ALWAYS there, its the mental energy that's in short supply. I love connecting, sharing, and inspiring others.

This bracelet is my reminder to get my ass up, grab my laptop, and sit back down haha. Seriously though, its a reminder to contribute to my passion and I have learned that although it all takes energy I end up more burnt out and exhausted when I don't contribute to my creative hobbies. Its like food, you need it to thrive and have energy but you need energy to digest it. 

Check out MyIntent > HERE! < use the code SHARE10 to get 10% off your order! Let me know what would your word be, tag me in a photo on insta - I would LOVE to see it!  

Much love, 

-Magnolia Rose

Gypsy Jewels - OOTD + Hair Extension Review

I love the gypsy boho style. Its comfortable, colorful, eclectic, expressive, and incredibly easy to style. It encourages creativity and typically ends up being fairly inexpensive. Most of my jewelry is handmade locally which just feels right. Another pro to this style is its unique. You dont see very many around town.  

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Belt Trim Fedora Hat: BooHoo

Nose Ring: Iris Piercing

Choker: BooHoo

Labradorite Necklace: Made with love by my sweet sister 

Clear Quartz Necklace: Dancing Cranes

Nebula Necklace: I got this hand made treasure from a festival down in southern Utah

Gold Alex & Ani Bracelets: Alex & Ani

Gold Feather Bracelet: Unknown - I want to say H&M or Forever21, it was sooo long ago! Sorry! 

Green Bead Bracelet: Dancing Cranes

Rings: All from Dancing Cranes

Leggings: LuLu Lemon

Black Tank: Old Navy

Fringe Cover: Urban Outfitters


It has taken me too long to share this outfit post. These pictures were taken when I had just had my hair extensions put in. We took my purple locks blonde and added extensions which ended up being a very poor choice and a huge waste of money.

Although my hair is not the focus of the post, it is impossible for me to feel authentic posting these pictures and not share my honest (very blunt) thoughts on my very short lived long blonde hair. 

Were going to burn through this quickly because after all is said and done, I truly love my stylist as well as the salon I was going to. Ultimately they have been very good to me and I am grateful for my time at Lunatic Fringe.

The salon orders their extensions from HairTalk - formerly known as HotHeads. They swear by this brand and claim to have never received such a poor batch of hair. Funny enough, a friend of mine also got blonde extensions at the same salon and has had a similar experience. She has had the same problem I have had with the addition of multiple strips coming out. Along with my personal experience as well as my friends, a short google search will bring about loads of raging customers and some very sad pictures. 

I personally think this is why they have had a "revamp" in their brand name. It seems the HotHeads brand is well known for their poor quality. Why not just change the name? 

The HairTalk extensions were a nightmare. The quality of the hair is incredibly poor, they have a scratchy rough feel (like hay). They weren't done tight or blended well, pieces were constantly falling out and they looked terrible. I could barely put a brush through my hair without causing serious damage. I followed my stylists instructions perfectly and used the products they suggested per their instructions. Nothing I did made a difference. 

I took a trip back to my stylist a week after having them and they were incredibly disappointed and eager to fix the problem. After they reached out to the company to get the hair replaced, HairTalk said it wasnt in their warranty to fix them. It then became difficult to get an appointment. By the time I did get in it had been too long and getting them replaced was now on my dime. 

After lots of frustration and a few disagreements we agreed the salon would fix it, we switched to a shorter batch of hair (to make up for the price) and went with brown extensions (to make up for the poor quality). 

All around huge disaster. I would NOT recommend HairTalk extensions and I would suggest a large amount of research to anyone interested in extensions. Find someone who is really familiar with the brand, their warranty, and what chemicals you can and cannot use on them. Anytime you are hitting the $1,000 range for your hair, make sure everyone involved knows what they they are doing and make yourself aware of what will happen if shit hits the fan. 

On a positive note I got one really great selfie immediately following my day spent at the salon. Was it worth that much dough, definitely not. 

Much love,  

-Magnolia Rose