Our first week in California!

Well hello! Long time no blog! Okay so I’m going to real quick fill you guys in on the past week.

  1. We left Virginia and drove across the country (coast to coast) in 4 days. It was just Michael,  Shadow, and myself. We found really great hotels each night that allowed dogs. I can’t say it was the most glamorous 4 days of my life, but what an experience to see so many different parts of the country.
  2. We love our San Diego home! This is the first home we have bought. I was a little nervous as we drove up to it for the first time — will it look as good as I remember it? Did the old owners leave it clean or dirty? Etc. We LOVE this house/neighborhood/community.
  3. This blog and my Instagram have been quiet the past week. Sometimes real life just gets in the way. Almost everything is unpacked in our new house but I have a ton of decorating to do. We are getting some cosmetic things done to the house (floors + paint) so I just have to be patient until those get done!
  4.  For the past two months I’ve realized a change was needed with this blog. Specifically, with the name. I chose Jassamine Elaine because I honestly just couldn’t come up with another name! Jassamine was in honor of my grandma, who lived on Jassamine Drive. And Elaine is my middle name. But over the past year I’ve realized it just hasn’t been a perfect fit. People think my name is Jassamine, people don’t know how to pronounce Jassamine, and I’m just not feeling it haha. The rebrand + relaunch will be happening (probably) within the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

You all have left the SWEETEST comments on my Instagram as you’ve been along with us for this crazy move. I love you all!!!!
I’m sharing all our roadtrip + moving pics below.

(hanging out with Shadow in the hotel)

(roadtripping! And no we did not actually use this paper map to navigate.)

(roadtrip vibesssss.)

(love the western landscape!!!)

(jeep girl forever.)

(one of our neighborhood pools. I can’t believe this is real life. friends and family please come visit us.)

(Michael surprised me with this candle. The vibe, the smell, the story — I’m obsessed with it all. You can find it HERE.)





    • Kathryn
      August 23, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      thank you SO much Keri!

  1. August 22, 2017 / 5:55 am

    Beautiful impressions! I miss California and really hope to be able to visit it soon 🙂

    • Kathryn
      August 23, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Soo worth a visit! so sunny and magical 🙂

  2. Susan
    August 30, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    I love your blog and hearing about your life. You’re an inspiration.

    • Kathryn
      September 11, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      awh that makes me so happy!!:)

  3. Renee
    July 18, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Hey there! Fellow #jeepher here. Hope you’re all tucked in by now 🙂 Love the trucker hat. I’m looking for a good one, where did you find it?

    • Kathryn
      July 19, 2018 / 5:51 am

      Hey girl!! I got this hat at my local Jeep dealer! They (surprisingly) had a huge Jeep hat selection. Your local dealer (like one that sells new Jeeps and stuff) may have some there for sale as well! Xx

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