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California had always been near the top of my travel bucket-list, so when my husband informed me that he had to go to a workshop just outside of Los Angeles, I was beyond thrilled. Of course, this was primarily a business trip (and we had to use our own vacation days to go), but we agreed to take an extra day at the end of the workshop to do some sight-seeing. Our words were: “Who knows when we will be able to visit California again?” (irony, as we vacationed in San Diego about six months later for our second anniversary). Since California has SO much to offer (it is, of course, the third largest state in the US), it may be difficult overwhelming to create an itinerary for your trip; there is just so much to see, so much land to cover! How would one even know where to begin?! Thankfully, we are graced with the presence of the internet, and along with that comes the experience of other travelers in your shoes. Whether you are trying to cover California coast-to-coast, travel on a budget, or just take a short trip out to So-Cal*, here is how I would recommend spending your day in Los Angeles. (Click on any of the photos below to see them full size!)

*The locals informed us that So-Cal means “southern California”, not “So Californian!” as I mistakenly thought. (Hence, the phrase “Ooh, that’s So-Cal!” does not describe a cute, flirty tank top, but refers to a location. Oops. Blame it on my city-girl/East coast upbringing.”

Continue Reading … Los Angeles in One Day

Travel

It’s the same, old story time and time again: preparing to make dinner after a long, tiring day, and the last thing that you want to do is spend time slaving away in the kitchen on new “experiments”. So, reluctantly, you throw together that one meal that you can always count on, that meal you could probably put together while blindfolded. “Not *insert meal name here* again!” the family whines as you sigh. Well, if this is a common occurrence in your household, here’s a new way to switch up tacos, an oldie-but-goodie! Served burrito-bowl-style like Chipotle, but all piled on a warm, slightly sweet, cornbread waffle, this spin on an old classic will be sure to please!!


Gather Your Ingredients:

Continue Reading … Cornbread Waffle Breakfast-for-Dinner Tacos

Food & Drinks

The beginning of each new summer always seems to usher in a trendy new style craze. From backpacks to button-downs to bookshelf decor, it just seems as if you cannot escape the madness! Walk into any Target, Forever 21, or similar store and, likely, the featured items will have been tainted by the year’s newest fad. If you are having a difficult time remembering some of our past obsessions, let’s take a moment to walk down memory lane.

Remember when every sort of item just HAD to be covered in an Aztec print?

 

Continue Reading … 2016 Summer Trend (& Six Pieces You NEED)

Fashion

Hello, friends!

I hope everyone is enjoying June so far! One of my favorite ways to relax on a warm summer evening is to sit out on a patio with a nice glass of something, and just listen to the crickets, birds, and kids playing down the street. (Okay, well maybe not the latter option.) Throughout my increasing effort to make this more of a pattern with my hubby, I have found one fact to be certain:

Good patio furniture is EXPENSIVE. UGH.

Cut scene to my mother-in-law brainstorming ways to redecorate her backyard. Ultimately, our attention was drawn to the old, dusty, peeling, metal furniture occupying the majority of the space on the deck. Needless to say, it had seen better days; but as mentioned previously, good patio furniture is expensive and this current patio set did still have some redeeming qualities. Structurally, the furniture was still sound. The set itself was a good size and the pieces fit nicely together on the patio. Taking all of the information into account, there was really only one solution:

A D.I.Y. PROJECT. YAY!

The first step in the restoration process was to gather all needed materials:

Continue Reading … How To Restore Old Patio Furniture

DIY

Hello, all!

If you are reading this (my first post EVER), I just want to ask… how on earth did you find my blog?!

All jokes aside, thanks for stopping by! As you probably took from the title, we are still “under construction” here, so I apologize for the “dust” (and for such a short and boring post!) but we will be up and running soon.

I can’t wait for you all to see what I have up my sleeve.

This will probably happen at some point in the process.
This is likely to happen at some point.

Lifestyle