While I’ve never been a big traveler, I have taken many trips in my lifetime. And on those trips, I’ve come home with lots of different souvenirs and trinkets; something to remember my trip by. There were keychains, some t-shirts, a few magnets, among others. But it wasn’t until this past year when I made … More Do You Collect Things When You Travel?
As I’ve gotten older, I have come to realize how much of an introvert I am (see this test). And with that, I tend to be a bit of a “no” person. This is not to be confused with the opposite of being a “yes man”. It’s not that I never say yes; I am … More Saying Yes
When I tell most people that I’m going to the Huntington Library they give me a funny look and ask why I would go to a public library (assuming I’m going to the Huntington Beach one). Well, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is anything but a public library. I don’t often … More Huntington Library and Gardens
Sorry for the radio silence for the past couple weeks. I was in the middle of moving from my apartment and into a temporary living situation with my sister and brother-in-law (and the cutest niece ever). All before making a final move back to the East Coast. I’ll be writing more about that move later. … More I Moved!
Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with thunderstorms. After a particularly traumatizing experience at a young age, involving a terrible storm and a tornado warning, I would get anxious when I saw the dark clouds rolling in and the wind whipping the trees. I loved the movie Twister (I can’t even … More Summer Storms
I vividly remember the first time I read Harry Potter; I was 10 years old and my mom and I read it together (I even made her do the accents when she read haha). I was instantly hooked and every couple years as the next book would come out, I devoured it in days. I … More The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
On my way back from Yosemite, I wanted to make a stop somewhere along the way. Perfectly situated just south of the park was Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I had every intention of driving through Kings Canyon and then south into Sequoia but after looking more closely at the map, the only road … More Sequoia National Park
I’ll be spending the 4th at work (time and a half pay!) but daydreaming about swimming in a pool with a margarita, hot dogs and hamburgers, pasta salad and patriotic desserts. Hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating our country! I love these photos of two of the best firework shows I’ve ever seen. The … More Happy Fourth!
For quite some time, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of competing in a triathlon. Don’t get me wrong, I am not crazy enough to think I could ever complete an Iron Man; I have always been in awe of the people who have the drive and strength to finish one. To be honest, I … More Fitness Friday
Despite keeping my apartment neat and being somewhat cheap with my money (haha), I wouldn’t exactly consider myself a minimalist. I have way too many shoes and clothes, watch entirely too many tv shows, follow too many people on Instagram and listen to too many podcasts. I check Facebook every single day. And I wouldn’t … More Minimalism Challenge