One of my favorite things about starting this blog is looking back on all the photos of our trips around the world to create travel content. 🛩🧳🌍 This is from the first night of our whirlwind wedding week in Santorini with our closest family and friends. We spent the rest of the night eating the most delicious seafood spread, on a black sand beach, welcoming our guests and watching a fire dancer not hurt himself. This was also the same backdrop for our rehearsal and wedding dinners, so Santorini sunsets have a special place in my heart. 🌅✨Travel recommendations coming ...
Maybe you’re more interested in content about delicious craft cocktails and the best LA eateries. Well, don’t worry... We’re covering that, too! 🍽🍝🍷 Fun fact: I bartended for 6 years (and even won Best Bartender from @pasadenamag) before I became an ER nurse, and was a server for several years before that. So, eating and drinking in LA is a real passion of mine and one of mine and Nate’s favorite pastimes together. 🥯🥐☕️🍳🧀 #bottegalouie#downtown @bottegalouie
Can you guess which little boy’s birthday we’re getting ready to celebrate this weekend?! 🧁🎈🎉 I think it’s an unwritten rule to have alphabet sprinkle cookies at a toddler party. I love creating something homemade for everyone’s special days, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. A simple sugar cookie recipe that took just minutes to whip up, roll out, and cut out— topped with your favorite sprinkles! 👩🏻🍳🥣⏲🍪 #bakinginspo#titalife @williamssonoma
My best effort at pretending I have a green thumb when, in reality, our landscaping is so dreamy all because of NATE! ☁️👩🏻🌾🍃🌿 Help me decide which photo should be the picture for the blog’s home page. This one or the one I posted yesterday?? 💻✨ #thejoycejournal#homelife
...And they’re in! 📸✨ I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally (re)start my lifestyle blog. The ideas are flooding my brain, and I have to write them down constantly throughout the day. 🌸💻📝 Thank you for all your feedback on what you’d like to read about, it’s so helpful! Can’t wait to welcome you all into our home (current and soon-to-be), and share all the things that bring us joy. 🏠👩🏻🐶👱🏽♂️♥️ #thejoycejournal#bloggerbyday @lily_tapia_photography
I’m an └A girl through and through.... 🌭🧢🍿⚾️ Meaning my ideal double date night includes unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, Cracker Jack panna cotta, warm pretzels with cheese sauce, cocktails, and chocolate soft-serve with our amazing friends, The Mercados! 💙👏🏽👏🏽 If you tuned in, that was us in the 5th row behind home plate blissfully unaware we’re on TV constantly eating for 3 hours (we got pictures sent to us— see my stories).🤦🏻♀️📺🧁🍕🍔🌮🥤🍫🍦 #dodgers#dodgerstadium @dodgers
Full glow-up at 8:00am this morning ⏰💄🎨💇🏻♀️ and just wrapped up shooting some content with @lily_tapia_photography for my lifestyle blog, The Joyce Journal, coming soon! 📸👗🌸💐 Can’t wait to see the final pics... Shaw jumped in some, too! 🐶🐾 Now, I’m making Nate take me to dinner so I don’t waste this hair and makeup... ‘bout to roll up to @dintaifungusa fabulous AF. 🍜🥟🥡🥢🍶 #thejoycejournal#alybarrmakeup
Who says you can’t wear denim on denim?! I know 2001 AMAs Britney & Justin traumatized us all... but with a little more subtlety, it works! 😉👖 P.S. What’s this new IG name change all about? Well, I’m finally pursuing a years-long passion to (re)start lifestyle blogging. I tried it before nursing school when blogging wasn’t a “thing” yet... it was about dating in LA (with a TV network even almost recruiting a group of my girlfriends and I to make a tv show about it @thelovefitlife @pschanel) 💻💕 But nursing school took over my life, and they also didn’t ...