Adventuring

First off, I have to say- I am digging this much-needed rain (at least here in CA). I think it’s gone for now, but still. We definitely needed it and it was nice to feel like we had some “winter” weather here for once.

My sister’s boyfriend was in town for a bit before they both go back to school this week so we decided to take him up to LA on Saturday. It was a perfect day to go- it wasn’t crazy crowded (especially for a weekend) and the weather was great.

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We went to Alfred Tea for the first time (so good!), walked around Melrose, walked around The Grove and ended at the Griffith Observatory.

I had such a blast just getting to walk around and see L.A. My family is originally from there, but from a different part, so it’s kind of fun to experience other parts of the city/parts I haven’t seen in awhile.

My mom, sister and I also went down to North Park/La Jolla area of San Diego for a girls day earlier in the week and explored down there for a bit too.

It made me realize how much time I waste staying home on the weekends during the year! Obviously there are weekends at the end of a long week that make you just want to curl up with a book and decompress. But for the most part, we don’t do a whole lot on the weekend. #GetOutoftheHouse2018

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Friday Favorites + Life Update

Happy happy Friday! I don’t know about you guys but I am beyond ready for the weekend. I’m planning to spend my chilly weekend afternoon/evenings curled up with a steaming mug of tea to finish Grey’s Anatomy with Carl (we are SO close!).

Today I’m starting a new series- Friday Favorites! It won’t be on a regular schedule, but I thought it would be a fun way once in awhile to a few life updates, photos, etc. along with some of my recent favorites!

My Halloween look this year! I was pleasantly surprised at how the whole thing turned out. I saw this headband at SPIRIT and I fell in love with it instantly and knew I had to use it!

Pumpkin patch fun! Whoever came up with the idea to put a pumpkin patch on a winery is one of my new heroes.


It’s not fall without cozy sweaters and clocking in hours at my favorite local coffee shops. Read on for my obsession with this nail color!

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3 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Cute robe is a must/ Essential Oils/ the best sleepy tea

Getting a full, good night’s sleep feels like it’s hard to come by these days. More often than not, I find myself waking up and feeling exhausted throughout the day- and I’m definitely not the only one. And unfortunately, I’m guilty of medicating that exhaustion with extra-large iced coffees. Oops ;)
So I’ve been trying to change my routine at night. One of the main reasons we struggle with sleeping well is that we  don’t set ourselves up for success pre-pillow time.

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Experiences, Not Things

Happy Monday babes!

We’re inching closer and closer to spring and summer, even though the weather might not feel like it. I know it definitely hasn’t felt like it to me. My attitude towards summer months has changed since being out of college and in the real world. Obviously, with the exception of a handful of jobs, June/July/August months don’t mean summer break- they just means cranking the AC in the office and trading in your morning cappuccino for an iced coffee.

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That being said, I’ve had a shift in perspective the last few weeks.  I stumbled upon this article that talks about the benefit of spending money on experiences, not things.

It definitely stuck with me. Why save and save and save for things that will never truly satisfy us? Do you really need the newest iPhone (which, let’s be real, isn’t much better than the one you’re scrolling on right now)? Or would you rather spend that money on a road trip with your significant other?

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What will you feed?

And just like that, another year is coming to a close. #bye2016

I’ve always loved these few days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. For me, they’re kind of a slow limbo to be progressively reflective and growing. I like to think about the lessons I’ve learned in the past year, but always from the perspective of trying to implement those lessons and ideas for the upcoming year rather than dwelling in the past.

And of course, making good ol’ resolutions. Which is what I was going to write about in this post- “___ Resolutions I’m making this year.”

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But a friend of mine posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that really inspired me as I was writing today’s post. “What you feed will live; what you starve will die.”

I love this! It really put things into perspective for me. How many times a day do we say “ugh I wish I could do this or that” Or “I wish I didn’t do this or that so much” or “ I wish I was successful in this.” But how often do we do the opposite?

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