• Outfits,  Travel

    A Day in Santa Barbara

    DRESS: See You Monday  |  BAG: T.J. Maxx (similar cute ones)   |  SANDALS: Forever 21  |  NECKLACE: Made myself, supplies from Hobby Lobby  |  HEADBAND: H&M (similar)  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           My husband and I took a little day trip to Santa Barbara yesterday.  It’s only an hour and a half from Los Angeles and we haven’t really spent much time there.  When we came to California on vacation several years ago we visited a beach in Santa Barbara.  I’m pretty sure that’s all I had done there.  I’ve been wanting to go back just to see the city and explore the area.  I have to…

  • Outfits,  Travel

    Day Trip to Solvang

    TOP: Lulu’s  |   SKIRT: Lulu’s  |  SANDALS: Forever 21  |  BAG: Coach  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx            I’ve been wanting to return to Solvang since we moved to California but we haven’t really gotten around to it until now.  Last time I was there was almost 5 years ago.  It was raining and cloudy, not the best day.  It’s a little over 2 hours from Los Angeles, good for a day trip.  I love European inspired towns.  This one is Danish and every single corner of this town fits that theme.  If that’s your thing (like it is mine) you should really check it out sometime.…

  • Travel,  Travel Guide

    Why You Should Have a Bucket List

                 I’ve had a bucket list since sometime in High School.  I have always liked the idea of keeping track of my life goals.  I am a huge list-maker.  I am definitely the type of person that loves to have diverse experiences too.  I feel like having a list just helps you to stay on track for accomplishing as much as you can in life.  It kind of ensures that you have fun and do what you love to do.  If you are bored or you have a birthday coming up it’s nice to have a list that you can look at to accomplish something…

  • Travel

    2 Days in Big Sur

              If you saw my last post, you probably know that My husband and I went to Big Sur last weekend.  We haven’t gone anywhere in almost a year.  Obviously, that’s because of the pandemic.  We had a trip to Japan planned for March but had to cancel.  We were planning on celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary there.  The reason we initially thought we had to cancel is because our layover was in China.  Little did we know that we wouldn’t be able to even leave the country.  We planned a series of back up trips that all fell through, of course.  Then we booked airfare…

  • Outfits,  Travel

    Road Trip Outfit

      TOP: H&M  |  SHORTS: Target  |  SCARF: H&M  |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  SNEAKERS: Target             This past two days were spent in Big Sur.  We drove to Monterey on Friday and got back home in L.A. on Saturday.  We left at 6am Friday just to ensure we had enough time to stop at all of the fun places. We have been several times before so it was plenty of time for us.  If you have never been, I recommend spending at least 3 days on this trip, especially if you are going to stop at State Parks.  I might do another post with…

  • Los Angeles,  Travel Guide

    Places to Visit in Southern California

              I’ve compiled a list of places that I think would be interesting to visit around me.  These are all places that I haven’t been to before.  I love getting out and exploring as much as I can but Southern California just has so much to see.  I know there are tons more that should be on this list but these are the ones I could easily think of.  If you live here or are visiting sometime, you should look into them.  If you have been to any, let me know how what you thought.  I couldn’t really include photos because I haven’t been to take…

  • Outfits,  Travel

    Big Bear in the Summer

    TOP: H&M (still available in stores)  |  JEANS: Asos |  BAG: Walmart  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.        This past weekend we went back to Big Bear Lake.  It’s one of those places that i’ve wanted to bring my future dog to.  Now that I have one, we can take him.  It’s a little mountain town, surrounding a lake in southern California.  We have been there twice before, once in winter and once and once in fall.  It’s nice because the weather actually changes there so if we want to remember what seasons feel like, we can go.  There are a bunch of hiking trails around the lake and in the mountains, a cute downtown with shops…

  • Los Angeles,  Travel Guide

    Some of the Best Spots in Southern California

                Almost two and a half years ago my husband (then fiancé) and I moved from Indiana to California and since then, we have visited several fun destinations.  We have done a lot of exploring.  I haven’t been everywhere and still have a ton to see but these are my favorite spots so far.  I have broken them up into 4 categories: beaches, views, parks, and hikes.  There is some overlap but that’s okay. BEACHES 1000 Steps Beach in Laguna This beach is on the south end of Laguna.  It has free street parking (get there early) and is pretty large.  You walk down what…

  • Holidays,  Home Decor,  Lifestyle

    Christmas Tree Updates 2019

    Compass  (also available on Amazon) from Anthropologie.  I bought it for myself with birthday money.   Smokey the Bear ornament made of wood.  This came from Big Bear Lake but kind of represents all of our trips to State and National Parks.   This is a piñata from Target, but represents when we went to Mexico together.   This is a tiny Mickey Mouse hat that came from Disneyland.  I got it when I went for my birthday.   This one is from Yosemite National Park.   We hiked the Mist Trail and found this ornament that has the hike one it! This adorable pineapple came from Kauai, Hawaii when we went on our honeymoon.   We…

  • Travel

    Yosemite National Park Road Trip

    Camped for the first two nights in Mammoth Lakes, at Old Shady Rest Campground.  Driving into Yosemite Toulumne Meadows: We spotted a coyote, some elk, and prairie dogs.  The Coyote was hunting the prairie dogs and they were all calling to each other.   This lake was steaming from the freezing morning temperatures.  It looked so pretty.  Hiking to upper Yosemite Falls.  We saw the lower falls and it was very tiny because there hasn’t been a lot of rain so we didn’t hike all the way to the upper falls, just part of the way.   Hiking the Mist Trail.  It’s been voted one of the best hikes in…