Monday, December 3, 2018

New Things, New Beginnings, Lots of Thoughts

Well, for some reason I let my GoDaddy / jetpack / wordpress site go unrenewed and I lost my old blog! Thankfully I was able to save some old posts sans photos so those are living in my drafts at the moment and sometime soon I plan on putting them back up, but for now, I've been thinking about a lot of new ideas / habits I want to get into. I want to start blogging again, not like the occasional blog that's very planned and edited, but I want a space to put down my thoughts, like what blogs used to be. An online journal almost, a la Doogie Howser at the end of each episode (this reference might date me, but thank goodness for good genes and good skin;). Just a place to talk. A place to think about my day. This idea makes me happy.

I think as we near the end of the year I start to get nostalgic, and filled with anxiety about time passing by so fast. I look back where I was 10 years ago and I wonder where the time has gone and how different I was back then. A snapshot of me 10 years ago - It was 2008, I was traveling a lot for work. I don't even remember where I was because I don't think the email I used back then exists anymore so I can't look back on old correspondence! I wasn't the colorful wearing, Disneyland going (I had a pass but had no time to go), friend making social person I am today. Most of my time was spent working 24/7, traveling for work, wearing black, never sleeping, stressed out, spending money, and never home. I was afraid so afraid of making mistakes that I was very hard on myself and always afraid of what my bosses thought or what other people thought of my work ethic. I didn't make my relationship a priority. I had no time for friends or family. Coworkers were my family. I didn't take care of myself besides spending all the money I made cause I could. I was soooo different from who I am now. I don't look back on that time in a negative way at all. I was absolutely blessed to have an amazing job where I got to travel the world and eat amazing food and be in places where most people weren't even allowed to go but I knew I had to find a balance because I was burning candles at both ends.

I really have no idea where this blog post is taking me hahah because I really just came on here to talk about my day =) Anyway, I guess I'm just in a deep self reflection mood and I just want all my thoughts to flow. My crazy mind flows every which way so I'm just gonna let it. I guess I'll go back to what I came here for - Today I started a new job that I'll be at till mid January and here's some stuff I posted on social media:

See this photo on my Instagram

A snapshot from my first day on the new job!

Thanks for following along with my babbling and letting me ramble and not make sense. I look forward to doing this more often! =)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Halloween at Disneyland

Halloweentime is one of my favorite times at Disneyland! It's not exactly October yet, but Disneyland has been rolling out some of the Halloween amazingness this month as Halloweentime is now in full swing! Here's some pics from my last few visits. I plan on doing a more indepth look at the delicious Halloweentime treats so look out for that post next month! In the meantime let's get Spoopy!
Always a happy sight! It reminds me that all the Holidays are just around the corner! I love this time of year.
I love it when they deck out Main Street with all the pumpkin touches!
Even the fire department gets into the spirit!
Definitely had to get my first Disney-fied Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte here on Main Street.
The Halloween treats are always so cute! You can find them at the Candy Palace in Disneyland, Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure and Marceline's in Downtown Disney.
Me and my @DreamyGirlGang at DCA when the Halloween transformation was just kicking into gear.
The Cozy Cone Motel’s cones got a cute and spooky makeover!
Love these Halloweentime movie poster spoofs! Especially the Hocus Spokus (Hocus Pocus) one!
You can find some special Halloweentime treats at the Cozy Cones like a special Halloween popcorn mix and Pumpkin Spice Churros! Yum!

Love this Spoopy Carsland billboard.
Even the cars are getting into costume. I want to take this spider roadster home with me.
This Dia De Los Muertos car is so pretty!
Well that's all for now! Next time I'm going to explore as many Disney Halloweentime food options as my appetite can allow! See ya then!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fairy Tale Houses in Los Angeles and Around Southern California

One of my most favorite past times is cute house hunting haha. I mean, who doesn't love coming upon an adorable house and dreaming about what it would be like to live there? There are so many amazing, magical houses in the Southern California area and below are a few of my favorites! I don't remember all of the addresses for these places because some I came upon by sight and some I had to hunt down using only a picture but I'll try my best.

​This is one of my favorite little gems! This house is located in the sleepy beach town of San Pedro! I don't think the owners were very happy to see me and my friend take pics because as soon as they saw us they parked their car right in front of the house, haha. I don't blame them!
​Location: 1216 S. Mesa St., San Pedro, CA

This amazing sherbet colored house can be found in Burbank right next door to the Red White and Blue house below. They were built my architect Robert Byrd who's signature style was to build birdhouses onto the roofs of his buildings. I'm not sure if these little houses have birdhouses but they do have lots of charm! I don't remember the address for these ones but they are on W Chandler Blvd between Keystone and Lamer St. and you can't miss them!

​Location: W Chandler Blvd between Keystone and Lamer st., Burbank, CA.

I came upon this cutie while driving through Whittier, CA. I really have no idea what the address is because I just happened upon it, but if you're ever in Whittier there are so many amazing houses there. The town is super cute and definitely gave me Stars Hollow, Gilmore Girl vibes!

This is my favorite house in the historic Angelino Heights area near downtown LA. The whole area is filled with amazing and grand victorians. The Charmed house and house from Michael Jackson's thriller music video are also on the same street! I gotta check this place out during Halloween!
Location: ​1344 Carroll Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Another amazing area with some great and grand houses is West Adams. This house is perfectly pink so I saved it for last because pink is my favorite color!
Location: 1007 W 24th St, Los Angeles, CA

Do you have any favorite houses that you daydream can be your one day?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ladurée in LA!

Sweet interior of Ladurée Beverly Hills

One of my biggest dreams is to visit Paris, France and partake in the splendor that is Ladurée, home of delicious French pastries and the iconic French Macaron. Even though I still dream of going to Paris, going to Ladurée is now a dream come true here in my hometown!

Ladurée now has two locations in Los Angeles - one at the Grove near the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax and one perfectly located in Beverly Hills. Everything is just as beautiful as I thought it would be. The Grove location, though a bit more touristy, has all the iconic Ladurée pastries that you want as well as table service while the Beverly Hills location has pastries and afternoon tea. It is the perfect place to bring your girlfriends and pretend you are Alice in a beautiful wonderland. Here is all the information you need to experience this legendary place:

Ladurée at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours: M-Thu: 9am-10pm, F-Sat: 9am-11pm, Sunday: 9am-10pm

Ladurée Beverly Hills
311 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Hourse: M-Sat: 8am-8pm, Sunday: 9am-8pm

Beautiful exterior of Ladurée Beverly Hills

The pastel perfect interior designed by India Mahdavi

The cutest heart macaron to celebrate Valentine's Day! It's ginger flavored!

Afternoon tea service is available at the Ladurée Beverly Hills location

The always stunning Saint-Honoré Rose!

The gorgeous window display outside of the Ladurée Grove location

All the macaron flavors!

Not being able to contain myself after my first visit to Laudrée!

Pretty rows of French macarons.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Must Love Mondays! - Want List

Happy Monday! I know Monday is not the most favorite day of the week for some, so to sweeten up your day here's a list of adorable items that I am dying over! So Cute!

First up, this adorable cupcake tea kettle from!! OMG, Wouldn't you want to have tea every day just to use this!?

I love Disney and I love Toms shoes so here are those two worlds collided! These "Up!" inspired shoes are custom Toms painted by the super talented CriSoles on Etsy! I want to go adventuring in them!

This is an amazing jumbo cupcake wood cut that you can grace your lovely kitchen with (or any room in the house)! This is done by Every Day Is A Holiday and they even have a giant stack of pancakes and a jumbo ice cream cone too! I want all three!

I J'Adore this Cinderella inspired circle skirt by Daily Sparkle on Etsy! The mice were my favorite in the Cinderella Disney movie! I've got to get one of these for the next Disneyland Dapper Day!

Spring has just sprung but I'm already loving this sunny California weather and this sparkly lemon bag from Kate Spade makes me want to have lemonade all day!!!

The park that started it all, Disneyland in California, will always be near and dear to my heart! I think I should get one of these bracelets to show my love don't you?! These are by Alex and Ani and are so pretty and delicate!

This is my dream chair! It's an Eames inspired Fiberglass Eiffel leg chair! It's so sleek and modern yet vintage looking AND in pink!!

How pretty is this poppy and posy necklace from Layla Amber on Etsy! It's perfect for Spring and so feminine!

Another Kate Spade creation currently in their stores! It's a bag shaped like a camera! Amazing! It's super adorable and unique!

Now, I don't have my own dog, but my cousin who I live with has the super cutest dog who I've adopted named Benji. I think Benji would love one of these little dog trailers to hang out in! So cute! It's by Strictly For The Birds on Etsy! They also make super cute birdhouses! I love, love, love it!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Must Love Mondays - Want List

 Happy Monday! Usually Monday is not the most favorite day of the week so I'm here to show you some cool things to like, adore, covet and hopefully brighten your day! (All the pics have links so you can find out where to get the fun!)

Above is a Cupcake Ukelele!! Umm, I need to learn to play the ukelele just so I have an excuse to buy this thing!
I love analogue film photography and I'd love it even more if it was powered by Hello Kitty
This will definitely bring out the rainbows after the rain!
Hedgehogs + measuring cups = best time cooking ever!
I've been obsessed with Disney pins lately and I need to get this one in my collection!
I love coffee so much and I super love this coffee print almost as much
Heart Shaped Tea Time!?!??! I'm in!
Honey Bunny! This is soooooo cute that I'd have honey with everything if I had this!
Awesome Dwight Schrute pin from Sweet and Lovely
This cloud cutting / bread board would make anything taste good