Hearst Castle weekend snapshots

Jul 29, 2014

A quick tour of Hearst Castle for the 900th time this year at the suggestion of visiting relatives. It's crazy how many random facts I've come to learn about this California site (for instance, the dining room served as an inspiration for the dining area at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies). Lately, I've also come to realize how much of an introvert I actually am. This has all led me to analyze my relationship with my peers. I can't seem to relate to most people my age. I know being in your 20's is a weird time but honestly, I could write a list of reasons why I find it difficult to interact with some other 20-somethings and our current pop culture. Watch this space.

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I'm not going to say this month has flown by but I'm really looking forward to the start of a new month. I'd like to give sort of a sneak peak of things to come on here... let's just say I'll be making it a point to talk a lot more about my upcoming trip to Ireland. I also want to continue with frequent outfit posts and maybe even some random "life perspective" type posts, if you're interested? I hope you'll stick around!

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(Disclaimer: Some of these pictures were taken by one of my cousins.)

Strawberry Canyon

Jul 3, 2014

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So it's July...and I have to admit, I'm not too surprised. The year feels like it's going by at a steady pace. I'm trying not to measure life by the years and months, but rather the hours and days and of course, the moments. Admittedly, most days I have to stop and think "What month are we in again?" although that's probably because the seasons have literally not changed in over a year so as far as I know, everyday feels like a typical Spring day (not gonna lie, I get a bit envious of those who have snow and rain in their environments-I own a fabulous umbrella but never get to use it).

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On a side-note, I have to apologize for not being a "Monthly favorites" type of blogger. I almost never use/discover/love enough products, places or things to write a post like that. I hope we can still be friends...

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Despite having obtained my passport recently (more on that later) for an upcoming (and unbelievable) trip that hasn't sunken in yet, I refuse to count down the days. Right now I'm just enjoying everyday too much to even think about wanting to pass the time away. I think that's a good thing, right?

Anyway, on a different subject, hopefully you're not tired of this orange top yet because I have a feeling it's gonna be making appearances on here quite often...

Oh! And I want to wish every one of my fellow Americans a pleasant and safe holiday. Eat lots of hot dogs, watermelon and all the other typical American things.  

P.S. How great is the name Strawberry canyon? It's the location where these pictures were taken and I have to say, I did not dare enter very far into the forest- mountain lions have been known to be in the area and while I know they try to stay away from humans, I'm too afraid to find that out for myself!


Outfit details- Top: H&M//Sunglasses: Forever 21//Jeans: Calvin Klein via thrift store

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Happy Birthday Djinn Djinn

Jul 1, 2014
This face. This little guy. This little 4-legged creature. I call him Djinn Djinn ("Jinn Jinn"). He also has many silly nicknames- I often lovingly refer to him as "Feet Ears" because like the name suggests, his ears tend to smell like feet (his feet, by the way, smell like corn chips). He has turned me into a crazy dog lady (I was terrified of dogs when I was younger) and today is his 5th birthday (approximate- we don't know the exact date). It feels like yesterday since I first adopted him but at the same time, I can't even imagine I ever lived life without him.


The photo above was taken the day we adopted him. He was 8 weeks old and slept and slept and slept. Whenever he was awake, he would always find a way to get into trouble. Not much has changed since then...

Djinn Djinn's first bath! He smelled like a little puppy (you know the smell?) straight from the Animal shelter so we decided to bathe him. He only weighed about 2lbs- we were sure he was going to grow up to be a chihuahua (even the Vet thought so)! I had plans to put him into a basket on my bike and ride around with him so he could happily enjoy the fresh air. He had other plans, though. Now, weighing in at 19lbs, it turns out he's a little too big to put into a bike basket. Plus, he's a grumpy old man who doesn't enjoy things that "normal" dogs do (i.e. walks, other dogs, dog kibble without fresh meat in it).

Obviously as a crazy dog lady, this post could easily turn into the length of War & Peace. But, I know, I know...ain't nobody got time for that. So to sum it up, I put together a few of my favorite photos of him in this collage. You can get a good feel for his personality in every one of these photos. 

Basically, I just wanted to tell the world how much I love my little buddy. I hope he has a great 5th birthday...but who am I kidding? EVERY DAY is his birthday...


P.S. STILL trying to figure out the HTML stuff so that I can change the ugly colors of the comment section on this blog. Thanks for being patient with me!