Golden beige on a golden day

Apr 20, 2017
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"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." 
Dr. Seuss

National Pet Day: What I wish my dogs could understand

Apr 12, 2017
IMG_3594 In honor of National Pet day (April 11), I wanted to share some of the things I wish I could make my dogs understand. Sometimes I feel super mean for not giving them that extra treat or I feel guilty for not having time to walk them every single day. But when all is said and done, I just want to be the best pet owner I can be because they deserve that and much more.

Pros and Cons of Coastal Living in (Central) California

Apr 8, 2017
Untitled Everyone wants to live by the beach, right? Right? Well, yes, and...no. I originally come from the Northern California valley so my experience with coastal living is probably a bit different than people who grew up on the coast. Still, in case you're thinking of moving to the beach (and of course, I have to add that every coastal area is different even here in California- Southern California is much warmer than Northern, for example), here's my opinion on a few things to think about...


My 4 year old self is alive and well after seeing Beauty & The Beast

Mar 17, 2017
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It's hard to see, but I'm totally holding my Belle Barbie doll here at age 5 while on my first trip to Hawaii
A million years ago, when I was 4, Beauty & the Beast was released in theaters and Belle gave me my first glimpse of what true girl power is. At the time, of course, I didn't realize that Belle was brave and intelligent and all those good things, I just wanted to run to the quickest toy store to buy the Belle Barbie doll.

26 Thoughts I Had When I Visited Ireland for the First Time

Mar 2, 2017
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I originally posted this directly to Bloglovin but I was kinda sad it didn't post it to my blog on here so I felt the need to repost it here. A bit confusing!

With the arrival of March, St. Patricks day is inevitably the theme floating around. Ireland is such a special place for me despite the fact that I don't have a single Irish bone in my entire body (but then again, whose really sure of anything?). It's a place I wanted to visit for so long and when I finally did in 2014, it was everything I imagined it would be and I have literally dreamed of it every day since. I would love to be able to get to know it better in the near future but, until then, I will share with you the random thoughts I had before, during, and after my trip and hope that I'm not alone in some of these thoughts.

Who What When Where: What I Did in February

Feb 28, 2017
February feels like it was a long month probably because I was non-stop busy with school work (uuggggh. is college even worth it? no, but seriously, tell me...) and I'm just drained now. I tried to balance everything but some days I just really couldn't be bothered to look/function like a civilized human being. But, on the days that I did function like a civilized human being, here's a summary of February via my 5 senses.