Posted on 27 April 2013 | No responses
For our anniversary, Cade and I headed out of the city and spent a few nights in Big Sur, about 3 hours south of San Francisco. We car camped (thank goodness!) right off highway 1 across from Sand Dollar beach. The spot had bathrooms, a picnic table, fire wood, and a fire pit with a grate- an ideal set up. We practically had the beach to ourselves until 1pm or so and Cade got some surfing in even though the current was super strong. It was unbeatable beach weather- near 70 degrees….hard to beat for mid March!
While we were hanging around our camp fire Saturday evening, we heard a band start up near by. Yes, a band in the middle of Big Sur, hooked up some electric guitars, microphones and amps. We were quickly drawn to the music and found a group of fellow campers jamming out to a 4 man band playing CCR, Rollings Stones, and Bon Jovi. The group was celebrating a birthday in style! They had a chef, jello shots, and a professional photographer snapping away. Even though we weren’t dressed in costumes to match the crowd, we still had a great time dancing to the music. Below are some pics from the perfect weekend.
Posted on 16 April 2013 | No responses
To be fair, I’m not currently reading the book, but I did just finish it. I couldn’t put it down and it’s been awhile since I’ve had a book engulf me like that. I found the book on my favorite site, A Cup of Jo, from reader recommendations.
The premise: Earth’s rotation slows causing the hours in the day to lengthen. Instead of your standard 10-13ish hours of daylight (and the reciprocal amount of night) it lasts over 30 hours with the same effect on night. Can you imagine? As you would guess, standard schedules and routines are thrown out the window. No longer is 7pm dinner time at dusk..some days the sun may be rising at 7pm or it may be the middle of the night, pitch black. The slowing causes people to divide into two categories, clock people and real-timers. Clock people follow the governments order and proceed with the standard day lasting 24 hours regardless of the position of the sun or the moon. The real-timers stick to what we’re currently used to in that days are considered whenever the sun is out and night is when the moon is shining. These two separate breeds of people become morally conflicted as the real-timers struggle with the clock people’s lifestyle/perspective and vice-verso. Some days last over 70 hours. Can you imagine staying awake for 35 hours straight? Pretty interesting to think about, right?
I felt as though I was in the book, living this life where things were just a little off. Walker’s pace created a stir and it caused me to be on edge at times. I can’t imagine not having a set schedule or waking up while the sun is rising. I highly recommend you check the book out and start to ponder if you would be a clock person or a real-timer in the Age of Miracles.
Posted on 18 March 2013 | No responses
It’s pretty clear, but in case you’ve stepped away from the cyber world for the last 3 months, I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging. What has happened since my last post you ask? Well, I plan to get to that in the my next few updates… I wanted calm your concerns and let you know I’m planning to get back at it! I stumbled upon this post on how to get excited about my blog again and I plan to take some recommendations to heart. So, look for my posts to come through out the coming weeks!
Posted on 5 December 2012 | 1 response
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashion surprise party? We pulled one off for my mom’s 60th birthday just a few days before Thanksgiving and she was totally shocked! I flew in early from San Francisco for a double surprise…. she was confident that Cade and I were not coming until Wednesday for a quick trip home for the holiday. The party was at my parents go-to brewhaus and about 50 of my mom’s friends joined us for the evening. She was thrilled with the turn out, our photo slideshow, and of course that our whole family could be together – that was her ideal birthday wish.
Posted on 4 December 2012 | No responses
Wowie! It is already December and Christmas will be here in a few shorts weeks. Where has the second half of the year gone?! I promise that ever since moving to San Francisco, where the weather stays between 55 and 65 degrees 98% of the year, I’ve lost track of time.
I did put up our tiny tree last week and the lights on the tree are the first to be turned on when we get home from work and the last to be turned off. They create such a warm cozy feeling in our 900 sq ft apartment! (if we didn’t already have it). Wishing you all a great holiday season and hope you soak up the cheer from the season’s lights, decorations, and giving spirits.
Posted on 8 November 2012 | No responses
Ashley, Cade’s sister, and her boyfriend Colin came to visit us a few weeks back! It was Ashley’s first time to San Francisco and she picked the right time! It was a ‘bonanza‘ of a weekend if you will. There was a gazillion things going on and something like over 1 million people came into the city that weekend (dang!). We headed to Golden Gate park for the free outdoor music festival, Hardly Strictly, and the highlight was Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes to close out the evening. Saturday we had the best view in the city from our rooftop for the air show that featured the Blue Angels. Below are some pics from the weekend and thanks to Ashley for the last few on Saturday! Isn’t she a great photographer?
Posted on 5 November 2012 | No responses
The third time’s a charm, right? This past weekend I finished my third 1/2 marathon in San Francisco! The course was gruesome with several hills, but it was all worth it for the breathtaking (literally) views offered by the city. The race started a few blocks from our place and headed towards the marina, across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin, and back. The chance to run across the Golden Gate Bridge doesn’t come around that often and I’m glad I got to check it off the list! Cade got me a pedicure as a sweet treat for completing the race and I’m looking forward to a nice foot massage tomorrow after work!
Posted on 31 October 2012 | No responses
Hope you are having a sweet day! Tonight, I’m baking these oreo goodies for a nice Halloween treat. I’m planning to watch The Hills Have Eyes this evening in the spirit of the spooky holiday…I’ve never seen it and I’ve heard from so many people that it is legitimately scary. As a bonus, it looks like there is rain in the forecast to make for a nice cozy Halloween evening.
*The pic above is from the world’s best cupcakes Cade bought for my birthday.
Posted on 30 October 2012 | No responses
I’ve jumped on the band wagon and purchased my very first tube of bb cream. I walked into Sephora knowing just a few (earth shattering) things about bb cream including:
1. People swear they will never use foundation again
2. It’s known to smooth out your skin
3. It has great sun protection
4. It became popular overseas
So far, I love it! I’ve used the light-weight cream over my serum and moisturizer everyday since I’ve purchased it. The product is super easy/fast to put on and has the coverage I was looking for. I was not looking for a product to replace my foundation, since I very rarely wear foundation, but I was looking for an overall even tone and help to camouflage my occasional blemish. So, give it a shot if you have an itch for a new beauty product! I think you’ll love it too and you find it very easy incorporate the cream into your daily routine!
Posted on 25 October 2012 | No responses
Most times I pride myself on being punctual. May it be a doctor’s appointment, a dinner date, work (for the most part), or my bed time. But when it comes to updating this blog with multiple pictures from an event or trip, more often than not I’m behind.
Below are a few photos from a trip Cade and I took to Monterey and Carmel for his birthday back in July. We spent the weekend exploring the Big Sur and stuffing our faces with wonderful food. If you find yourself in the the beautiful bay, I highly recommend Monterey’s Fish House for fresh and reasonably priced seafood. Also, in Carmel, we had the world’s best benedict’s at Katy’s Place (and we dropped a good $70 simply on breakfast food).