Sundays Forever

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iphone / Sundays Forever

It’s Sunday today. It’s also way too hot for my comfort level, so on this toasty Sunday, I tried to keep cool by hanging out in air conditioned spaces.

First stop, the Pasadena Museum of California Art

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It’s the Kosmic Krylon Garage by Kenny Scharf . kid art

They have a really cool space where you can make your own piece of art related to their current exhibition. This one caught my eye. If you are ever visiting the Pasadena area, I suggest a visit to Pasadena Museum of California Art. They always have some interesting exhibitions going on and lots of family programs.

After the museum I headed to the movies and saw Paris Can Wait. It was good and made me want to visit France again. The scenery, the history, the FOOD!! Ah France, I love you!


As seen on my walk from the movie theater to my car. I can’t get enough of bougainvillea. So pretty and bright.


Finally, a creamsicle for desert. I think they are making them smaller now but still good.

Happy Sunday!

Hello San Clemente!

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Adventures / Canon EOS M3

Last week I started my vacation or should I say staycation. I was itching to go somewhere, so we took a nice day trip to the beach town of San Clemente. I guess you could say I kind of fell in love.


The surf report for the day looked pretty swell. Just kidding, I have no idea what any of this means other than surfers should use caution.


I did sit on the pier and watch the surfers for a good while. I love watching surfers. It’s mesmerizing to watch what they are going to do. They sit there waiting for that perfect wave and as it gets closer you can see them deciding if they should ride it or just duck into it and let the wave ride them. I was tempted to jump in and start body surfing myself. The water looked so inviting on such a hot day. Very cool.

no swim


Since none of brought our bathing suits we decided to do the next best thing… have some drinks. My prefered drink for the day was a bloody mary.

color combo

Time to explore the neighborhood. I liked this color combo very much.


Heard good things about Bear Coast Coffee and my iced vanilla latte hit the spot for that extra perk of energy. Plus it was really cute inside.

palm trees

Quintessential California shot.

house envy

So much house envy (even though it was a hotel). I want to stay here next time.

It was a good day!

Summer Bucket List

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Lists / Summer

Summer is just around the corner, although it’s been feeling more like November with all this June-gloom. Either way, I’m ready to start thinking about what I want my Summer to look like so I made a bucket list. Do you ever go overboard with “to-do” lists? I do, especially when they come from daydreams and wishful thinking, so I tried to keep this a bit more realistic.

Here we go!

summer list

  • Work on my resume.
  • Apply for 3-5 jobs.
  • Take lunch to work 3-5 days a week (I’ve been eating out way to much lately).
  • Make 2 recipes from the following new cookbooks: Cooking for Jeffrey, Damn Fine Cherry Pie: The Unauthorized Cookbook Inspired by the TV Show Twin Peaks, Eat Like a Gilmore the Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of the Gilmore Girls. I got these for my birthday and haven’t cooked any of the recipes yet.
  • Buy fresh flowers from the neighborhood Sunday Farmers Market.
  • Go for more photo walks.
  • Start a regular exercise routine. I’m thinking lots of walking the hills around my house, hikes and water kickboxing at the pool.
  • Blog 3 times a week.
  • Weekend neighborhood jaunts – explore my local surroundings. cook booksmove

So far, I’ve started my exercise routine – steep hills, sore legs. I’ve also taken to lunch this week to work and bought some flowers last Sunday. Hooray!

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different”.

John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent


Feeling Free

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Bits & Pieces

My 9-month project at work has officially come and gone and I feel free! I’m not going to lie it was one of most stressful 9 months of my life but I’m happy to say, I kinda kicked ass. Don’t get me wrong there is lots of learning and things I’d like to improve but for the most part,  it went well and goals were attained.

Now, back to life. I have a personal life again and I can’t wait to get back into the groove. I have a list of things I want to accomplish this spring and summer and will share more in another post.

For now, I am looking forward to working 5-day work week, visiting the local farmers markets and reading.  More to come!!





Missing Life

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iphone / Three Things

My work life is creeping into my personal life right now. Things are crazy but it will all be done in two weeks then I get back into my regular groove. I’ve missed exploring the last few weeks but that doesn’t mean I haven’t snapped a picture during my daily routines.

3 things

3 things 2

3 things 3

Here’s to getting things done and finding joy in the everyday messy stuff.


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369 Project / Goals / Photography

Since my birthday a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on a 365-photo-a-day project. I’ve started these before and never finished. This year I’m determined to get the job done. It’sa goal I want to accomplish.

Here’s a few shots that I like so far.

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Mon 3 27 17


Here’s to personal challenges and accomplishing them!

San Diego

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Adventures / Favorite Things / road trips

Last month me and my sister went to San Diego for a short trip. Sisters Weekend!

beach train

We took the Amtrak. Hooray for not having to drive and no traffic. Here’s a view as the lovely ocean came into sight.

balboa I

We spent a lot of time in Balboa Park.

Balboa II

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There’s so much to do there. So many little corners to explore. It must be fun during the Summer time.


The blossoms were on-point.

North Park

Saturday night in North Park is a must.

Pink Neon


Communal I

Have you been to Communal Coffee? I suggest you go. It’s got the best of both world. Coffee and flowers. What more could a girl ask for?

Communal II

One of each, please. One of each.

TouristDorky tourist. Oh wait, that’s us. It was fun and I hope we can have more Sisters weekends. San Diego is a blast. So much to do, so little time.

Greetings from San Diego!




Happy Cake

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Canon EOS M3 / Personal Stories

It was my birthday on Friday. On Saturday, I had a small dinner party with close family and friends. It was nice, intimate and happy.


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There was lots and lots of food. There was cake and flowers. There was also conversations, super-duper great gifts, lots of laughs and lots of fawning over my dog Ladybug. She’s always a hit at our parties.

I’m glad I’m here to celebrate another year of life. When I was young, I thought 43 was old. It was my parents age. I had a totally different life planned for myself back then,compared to the way I am really living, but that’s okay. Life happens and I’m glad I’m here for another year of life.

In the Kitchen

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Bits & Pieces / Canon EOS M3 / Home

I love our little kitchen. The light in there in the morning is dreamy. Here’s some things I’ve been capturing in there.


I love the packaging on Twinings Tea. The color is soft and the paper is slick.




I liked this color combo.

It’s the simple everyday things I get excited about photographing and learning more and more how to photograph them.