What It’s Really Like to Hike the Inca Trail: What We Regret, What We Packed, & Why You Have To Do It

What It’s Really Like to Hike the Inca Trail: What We Regret, What We Packed, & Why You Have To Do It

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After I came back from my trip to Peru, I’ve been asked probably 100 times, “how was the Inca Trail?” I think most people probably expected me to say something along the lines of “it was the worst part of the trip” or “it was really hard”. After recovering from the hike, I am SUPER stoked to be able to answer that question along with “what did you pack?” and “what would you do differently?” since there seems to be a lack of REAL answers to these…at least from relatable sources. Now you can have the unadulterated truth about the Inca Trail not only from Lydiva herself, but from the other Peruvian Princesses. (PS – Keep scrollin’ for the best pics!)

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On Faith: Waiting, What If, and What Is

On Faith: Waiting, What If, and What Is

No one likes waiting, especially me. I hate waiting in lines, waiting for a package to arrive, waiting for the text to come through after seeing the little three dots go away…  You get it, I’m impatient (to say the least).

So naturally, on the week I was promised a huge opportunity…I have to wait.

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Suitin’ Up For Spring

Suitin’ Up For Spring

No, this isn’t another swimsuit blog post. This blog post is all about my favorite fashion trend that I can only rock when Texas weather cooperates with me – JUMPSUITS! You might be thinking, “Lydia, I could never rock the jumpsuit”. I know, I know…but you’re WRONG. While it is freakin’ hard to find one that fits just right, I discovered a few places that offer jumpsuits in short, tall and regular sizes. So if these jumpsuits can fit me, they can fit you too!

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Goals on Goals: How I’m Goal Setting for 2018

Goals on Goals: How I’m Goal Setting for 2018

This isn’t a post about “how I’m going to get in shape” or “how I’m going to start eating healthy again”. In fact, I’m not really a believer in New Year’s resolutions, but I do believe there is something powerful in a clean slate. It allows us the opportunity to reflect on the past and hit the refresh button on life (which is definitely easier said than done). So in 2018, I decided I would actual set GOALS for myself. I’m not talking resolutions, I’m talking achievable things that I can work towards throughout this year and not feel like a complete failure by day three.

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Looking Back on 2017

Looking Back on 2017

With a few hours to spare, I’m finally taking the time to share some of my favorite moments from the past year. 2017 has been a complete whirlwind between work, traveling, weddings, and everything else in between. They say a picture is worth 1000 words (#socheesy), so I’m not going to write any more of them. I recognize this post is totally personal (I gotta do me sometimes), but here is the recap of the past year from my camera roll.

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Lydiva’s Holiday Gift Guide Under $50

Lydiva’s Holiday Gift Guide Under $50

Happy Monday, people! LONG TIME, NO BLOG.

If you’re wondering why I have been MIA from the blog, here’s a few reasons: busy season, the holiday season, and busy season. From Thanksgiving until Christmas my life is a little extra crazy absolute insanity between holiday festivities (because I want to take part in all the celebrations) and trying to do all the things I need to do at work (which seems pretty endless at this point, hence the Big 4 term “busy season”). BUT YAY LIFE! The funny thing is, this post was actually per request of my co-workers because…

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