Author: It's Emily Land

Kissing Summer Goodbye

It’s never easy to say goodbye to summer, especially when our summers have been so full and fun the past few years. During our first three years of marriage Luke and I have become a really great travel team. There’s nothing more fun or exciting to me than jumping on a plane heading to a new destination to explore with him. This summer we’ll remember our trips to Santa Barbara, the amazing adventure we had in Alaska, my impromptu trip to Wind River Ranch, a work trip to Las Vegas and all of the fun we had with guests who visited! I personally love the changing of the seasons. It gives me a fresh start and I love dreaming of what the future may hold. Fall in Southern California is my absolute favorite. This year I’m looking to take more walks on the beach, longer hikes on Saturday mornings, and hope to continue to explore Los Angeles and all that surrounds it! “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall!” What …

5 SUMMER MUST HAVE READS

Whether you’re traveling around the world and need a book to keep your jet-lag at bay or you’re beach bound and ready to snuggle up on the sand, these summer must reads will keep you entertained all summer long! *This article was originally posted on Madison McKinley Designs, In The Saddle. Written by: Emily Landers 1. CRAZY RICH ASIANS Chances are likely if you click through Instagram long enough this book will show up on one of your friends stories. A popular read for anyone looking for a storyline that keeps you hooked even after you put your bookmark in place. When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible …

Wind River Ranch 2018

A week before my parents and brother, Travis, were headed to Wind River Ranch for our family’s 21st year I decided to join them and I am so glad I did! I wasn’t planning on going this summer because Luke and I have both been really busy with work but Luke was so sweet and really encouraged me to go. Luke loves Wind River as much as I do! My flight to Denver from Los Angeles was cancelled while I was staying at the gate so my sister in law (who was headed home after a fun weekend with us) and I made the quick decision for me to jump on a flight to Vegas and catch another Denver flight there. The Denver airport had been shut down due to weather and I arrived at midnight…yikes! Not my favorite travel day but I’m proud to say I stayed calm, cool and collected with the change of plans. If you have known our family for very long you have probably already heard about Wind River Ranch. …

Summer Skincare Tips

Summer is for long days outside. Whether it’s on the beach, playing tennis, at the lake or in the pool, more likely than not, your skin is more exposed during this season than any other, making the summer season the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine- or create one! *This article was originally posted on Madison McKinley Designs, In The Saddle. Written by: Emily Landers Here are our favorite summer tips to help you create a perfect facial routine that can last all year round. PASS THE SUNSCREEN Mom usually knows best and when it comes to summer skincare tips, we’re resorting back to our younger years when lathering sunscreen on was a prerequisite for a beach day. Consider this an encouragement to lather up this summer, as there’s no greater reversal for skin damage than covering up BEFORE it happens. Try out Coola Sunscreen, they use as many natural and organic ingredients as possible to bring you the purest, most eco-conscious products.   Don’t forget your lips! This Coola lip balm will keep …

Malibu Weekend

Summertime is upon us and while most of us live where summer comes and goes, those lucky enough to call Malibu home, have a different approach on summer- it’s endless! Whether you are looking for a secluded beach to relax on, beautiful waves to surf, a delicious brunch with stunning views or a hike to get your heart rate up, you can find it all in The Bu. DESTINATIONS/THINGS TO DO: If you’re planning a visit to Malibu, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers. June is the perfect month to see vibrant hillside filled with wildflowers after ‘May Gray’ brings afternoon showers. Planning a lunch meeting in Malibu? Malibu Beach Inn’s menu will satisfy any craving! With ocean views and a picture perfect backdrop of Malibu’s famous pier, this lunch might last longer than you planned on. Head south to Marina Del Ray and take a catamaran north to see Malibu from the sea! We did this for a special and it’s still a trip our family talks about. Don’t forget your SPF. …

Whole30 Sweet Potato Toast

If you’re following me on Instagram you’ve probably seen me posting more recipes and food photos as a result of Luke and I diving into the Whole30 on January 1st! We’re on Day 21 today…wahoo! Wrapping it up 🙂 It’s been so fun to share recipes on Instagram because the feedback has been bananas, pun intended :). I’ve had so many people message me for this specific recipe and after I shared the above picture, many of my friends have since sent me pictures of theirs… and they all look delicious! Without further ado, here is my Whole30 Sweet Potato Toast Recipe! INGREDIENTS • 1-2 Large sweet potatoes (thinly sliced) • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive Oil or Avocado Oil • Toppings very   INSTRUCTIONS 1. Wash potatoes and pat dry. 2. Preheat oven to 400°. 3. Line a baking sheet. 4. Slice sweet potato lengthwise into 1/4″ an inch slices. 5. Coat both sides of sweet potato with oil and lightly sprinkle with salt. 6. Cook for 30 minutes (Flip after 20 minutes). 7. Set oven …

Emily’s Bulletproof Coffee

Earlier this year my husband and I tried bulletproof coffee for the first time. My main reason was to try and kick my french vanilla coffee creamer addiction and Luke’s reasoning was out of pure curiosity. To our surprise, we both loved it! There are lots of different recipes for bulletproof coffees and ours has a few extras that make it just a tiny bit sweeter, and more latte like! Why bulletproof coffee? You’re probably wondering why were putting all these crazy things in our coffee. There’s a number reasons actually! And the biggest reason is energy. Not only are you benefiting from the caffeine in the coffee but you’re also getting an energy burst from the MCT oil, which is the fastest absorbed oil you can get your hands on, which makes it a perfect addition to coffee. Reason number two? This coffee is made to make you feel fuller longer. You’re energized and ready to take on the day! What are the ingredients?   In it’s purest form bullet proof coffee is a …