Author: michaeladesiree

S U N D A N C E, UTAH

Photographer : @islandboyphotos

My life is an ongoing adventure. I am never in one place for very long and I’m always finding new magical places. I’ve lived in Utah on and off but we have been there a year solid now and I had never been on the ski lift.

If you haven’t been to Sundance … you are missing out. Sundance is such an amazing and breathtaking place. Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to be living so close to it. One crazy thing about me though is that I have never been skiing!! I live in freaking Utah and I have never been hahah. That’s my goal this winter, to learn to Skii.

What goals do you have for winter?!

My goals are

1. Get in the best shape I can…for a beach vacation in February

2. Learn to Ski

3. Keep up with the gallon water challenge

4. Read a book each month

5. Train for another half marathon

Although my life is partially glamorous …. I miss my husband so much and it’s extremely hard to be gone from him. This job has helped me to appreciate all the little things in life. I get so excited just to eat a meal with him and watch tv. When I was home…it was just a normal thing to do and now I look forward to it. Appreciate the things you would miss, if you didn’t see the people you love as much.

Xoxo

Michaela Desiree Knight

Let’s fly away ❤️

Do you ever feel like you are just settling in life? Do you ever feel like you work all day just to pay the bills and never really have time for yourself or to do things you enjoy?!

These are things I started to ask myself ….. my husband and I had just moved back to Utah from California and I felt a bit stuck.  In California we both worked long hours and we were always exhausted and never really had much time as a couple or time to enjoy ourselves.  When we moved to Utah I looked at a few dental offices (I was a Dental Assistant) but the pay wasn’t great and the certifications were different.  I was struggling to either settle with a dental office or to find something that brought me joy and maybe a bit more money ;).  Don’t get me wrong … I loved being a Dental Assistant!! I especially loved it because I worked with children and it was super rewarding to see a little one timid and terrified to come to the dentist only to leave with a big smile. I’m so glad I had that opportunity:)

It was time for BIGGER and BETTER things! I was on a hike with my friend Amy and we were talking about some of my options and one that came to mind was being a Flight Attendant.  I felt that my timing may have been a bit off – I was already married, I would be gone all the time and I just didn’t think it was going to work out. Amy encouraged me to at least give it a try and reassured me that it’s never too late. I finally got up the courage to explore the idea a bit more and I decided to talk with my friend Terri who is a Flight Attendant and that gave me the final push to apply.  We talked a bit about the lifestyle, hours, reserve life, and the best part – the BENEFITS!!!

I was so excited after talking to her I decided to apply.  The application/interview process was LONG …. and a bit PAINFUL! Ok it wasn’t that bad, I made it out alive – but it did take about 3 months from the first interview until the time I received an offer.  If you’re wondering what the process is like, I had to do federal background checks, fingerprinting, video interviews, in person interviews, drug testing, and a ton of paperwork.  Then came training (Dun dun dun).

TRAINING ….

Training was 4 weeks long and required that we pass 10 or 11 written tests and that we complete about 11 drills, including one where you work a real flight and someone is there grading you (an IOE).  We also had something called and EME where you have a few scenarios thrown at you while on a simulator plane and you have to adjust and react with your crew. I won’t lie – training was pretty hard core – there were sleepless nights, maybe a few slight anxiety attacks, and even some tears.  But I am proud to say that I made it through and that I EARNED MY WINGS!

After earning my wings I was assigned to Boston as my base and I have loved being able to explore not only the East coast but also the entire continental US and Caribbean.

In Boston I live in a Crashpad with other flight attendants and it’s a bit rough.. We only have 1 bathroom to share amongst 10-15 of us!!! I have a bunk bed in one of the rooms and I share the same room with 4 or 5 other Flight Attendants. When you first start out like I am, you’re assigned to be on Reserve … which means that I’m on call either at the airport or at my apartment for about 18 days a month. Once I gain some seniority I’ll receive a line which is where I’ll be able to have a bit more control over my schedule and my comings and goings.

From day 1 I fell in love with my job.  I have never been happier at work – I literally travel for a living and I’ve gotten to see some pretty cool places (stay tuned for some fun posts and updates with travel tips and the best things to do in some of the cities I’ve been able to visitJ).  Before this job I hadn’t been able to travel much but this job has literally expanded my horizon!!! I have been to so many amazing places.

I have had quite a few friends and family members ask me about my job and what it’s like and I know this was a quick taste of what it’s like but I’d love to tell you more if you’re interested.

Be sure to follow me! I’m excited to start blogging more about my travels and adventures and I’m hoping you can pick up some fun travel tips and some fun ideas of things to do in the different cities I visit!!!!

My sisters closet 

My Sisters Closet Boutique// Tops 

Who else is pumped for Christmas!!!!???? I have been running around doing my last minute shopping and I’m getting so excited. I can’t wait to spend quality time with family and drink hot chocolate.  

Speaking of crazy madhouse shopping ..   I wore this cute top yesterday and got sooo many compliments/questions asking where I got it.  It has the cutest elbow pads and is as soft as a baby (kidding) but really it’s so soft.  I love that it is a high low shirt and I have been looking for a good olive shirt, so I was excited when I found olive with stripes!!! 

My Sisters Closet Boutique has such a great variety of clothes and accessories. I have already started making my birthday list of all the cute stuff I have my eye on– especially there Beanies

For 10% off your purchase use code MICHAELA10

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you take the time to relax and enjoy the holidays 🙂 

The mountains are calling and I must go 

Sweatshirt CO // Colab Print 

Jeans// Forever 21

I grew in Florida so I am a beach/summer girl all the way!!! Well I now live in a winter wonderland … and I am surprisingly loving it. It has been an adjustment having to put on gloves, a beanie, two coats and boots but also an adventure. I always liked having a goal for the season, so I decided to learn a new skill this winter … skiing.  What are your goals this season? And any tips on the whole experience would be much appreciated! 

Speaking of winter gear I found this adorable Utah company that sells the cutest stuff. I got this green sweatershirt and I have been living in it.  It’s honestly the SOFTEST sweatshirt I have ever owned! They also have great shirts Here with adorable sayings.  My favorite is “my heart lies in the mountains”. 

I am hoping to show you all my experience learning how to skii — a Florida girl taking on winter!!! 
Xoxo, Michaela Knight 

Sleepwear and giveaway with Thirdlove

CO Thirdlove // Sleepwear          Photography : Island Boy Photos

I have already talked to you all about Thirdlove bras and how obsessed I am!! In case you missed it, you can read about that here.

I’m all for comfort and throwing on my husbands shirts to sleep in but I have recently realized that investing in elegant sleepwear is the way to go. Who wouldn’t want to feel like a fabulous princess when they wake up?

I have even been brave enough to answer my front door in my pj’s, because they are so pretty! I would usually run into my room and make my husband answer the door but now I gladly will do it. 🙂

In line with how comfortable Thirdlove  bras are, their sleepwear will not disappoint! It is literally the softest/comfiest material and I love that it has a silk pocket. Don’t miss out before they are all gone. I love that they have either matching pj sets or long sleeve sleepshirts.

Their Lounge wear and Underwear packs also make for a great gift!!!

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To ENTER THE GIVEAWAY I’m hosting with Thirdlove, head over to my INSTAGRAM  to win a $75 gift card to their shop!!!

Thanks Lovies

Can’t wait to hear what you think of their amazing merchandise.

Michaela Knight

 

Costa Rica Living 

Sunglasses// Francescas         Zip Jacket- CO // Boutique Amore     Shirt- CO//  Brulla Girl LLC    Jeans//  Forever 21     Pumps – CO // Miss it Girl

Hello Lovies,

It has been a crazy week and I have had no time to write my blog posts about our vacay!!! We official moved into our new apartment and we are SO happy. I will post pics as soon as everything is set up : )

Costa Rica 

   I love going on vacation because it’s an excuse to get some cute attire… right?!  This outfit was one of my favorites during our trip. I felt so fancy in my Miss It Girl heels and Boutique Amore  zip jacket! I don’t wear all black very often so I loved having the gold zipper to add some detail. 

 I have been wanting to visit Costa Rica for a few years now, especially since my cousin has lived there for about 10 years. My husband had a few days off for thanksgiving so we decided to pack up and head to paradise. Our trip was 10 days long and we were able to see so many incredible places. 

 If you decided to visit and want to explore the country ( go sight seeing) I would recommend at least a week for your stay. If you want to just lay on the beach or visit a resort a few days would be perfect.  My favorite part about Costa Rica was the fruit ….. so fresh and sweet. I’ll share a little bit about those in my next posts with some smoothie ideas. 

This hotel we stayed at was called  Villas Lirio and it was divine. You literally feel like you are in the Jungle and away from civilization. We were able to hear all sorts of animals and birds as we walked around and explored. Sadly we only stayed there for one night… but it was a resonable price and an awesome environment. The best part of this hotel was the location! It is so close to the beach and great places to eat.  

In my next blog post about Costa Rica, I will talk about the beach/national park we visited in Jaco and where we went to eat. Make sure to keep and eye out for it!!! Cant wait to share details and itenary from our trip. 

Love,

Michaela Desiree Knight

Bring on the holidays 

Long sleeve Gap // Boatneck black and white        Skirt C/O Downeast//Aspen – Gray             Clutch C/O Sunflare// Forest Green              Shoes Nordstrom  // Dress Sandal                  Scarf  old but similar // Infinity – Burgundy

I am ecstatic that the holidays are nearing and that it is totally okay to drink hot chocolate everyday… right?!  What’s your favorite part about the holidays? Mine has to be the music … I am the type of person that could listen to Christmas music all year long! I know … I’m nuts.

I have been loving this Aspen skirt from Downeast — it is part of their fall/winter collection and is unbelievably comfortable.  I love that it is so versatile and can be worn to work, holiday parties, or even a day on the town. (It’s basically a sweater for your legs! I’m obsessed ha) 

Also how great is that forest green clutch? Sunflare has the most beautiful genuine leather products.  I got a few of the cuff bracelets to bring on my Costa Rica trip and am dying to show them off. Check out their collection Here

Be sure to check back for more holiday outfits coming soon 🙂