life lived well · self care & self love

ocean goodbyes.

I distinctly remember the winter sea when I was introduced to the Pacific Ocean, specifically Carmel Beach. It was one of those December days after a storm where the sun was shining and the waves were big and glistening in the sun. The surf was crashing and it wasn’t easy to have a conversation over… Continue reading ocean goodbyes.

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life lived well · travel

surreal farewells + an update.

spring means tulips so here's a tulip On Friday, I said farewell to my place of employment. I had worked for the same company for 13 years and saying farewell to my coworkers wasn't the easiest. I wasn't quite sure how best to go about the goodbyes, but I managed to say my farewells without… Continue reading surreal farewells + an update.

internet things · life lived well · sustainable + eco-friendly shopping

brands i want to buy – April 2019.

Every so often, I will come across some brands that I would love to purchase products from and I like to keep track of them so that I can support them when I have a need for some of their products. I thought I would share some of the products I've been drooling over so… Continue reading brands i want to buy – April 2019.

life lived well · self care & self love · travel

monthly experiences – March 2019.

I know that I tend to get a little introspective and serious around here sometimes, so I wanted to lighten things up with a little recap of the fun things I did each month that didn't make it to the blog. Let's see what March held, shall we? pre-topping post-topping, pre-baking I made a blueberry… Continue reading monthly experiences – March 2019.

hiking · life lived well · the outdoors

hike: fort ord national monument – engineer canyon + oil well loop.

It's not very often that I get to see my friend, Elena. So, when we were able to make plans for a late afternoon weekday hike, I was thrilled. We planned to meet at the Fort Ord National Monument Creekside entrance. This was not an area I had explored before, so I was excited for… Continue reading hike: fort ord national monument – engineer canyon + oil well loop.