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Sorry Not Sorry: How to Stop Apologizing

Sorry Not Sorry: How to Stop ApologizingSorry Not Sorry: How to Stop ApologizingSorry Not Sorry: How to Stop Apologizing

As I start to write this, I’m not sure how much it will resonate with people who follow along. But sometimes, I think it’s important to take a step back and just get real. This is one of those “word vomit” type blog posts that I use to share a little glimpse inside of the tilt-a-whirl that is my brain. Continue Reading

How to Plan the Best Staycation Ever

How To Plan The Best Staycation

There’s really nothing better than planning a vacation, without the stress of having to travel. Staycations are one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend. You get all of the perks of going on a vacation, but close to home! It’s the perfect way to relax and get away at the last minute & not have to spend a ton of money. So today, let’s talk tips for how to plan the bet staycation. Continue Reading

Donut Bar x Revenge Bakery – Interview With the World’s Best Donut Shop

When I first moved to San Diego, it became my mission to find the best food and coolest restaurants. I started following food blogs, Instagram accounts, Yelp & would keep an eye out for new restaurants popping up around our neighborhood. One of the first spots that hit my radar was Donut Bar. Everywhere I looked and everyone I talked to knew about Donut Bar & their infamous concoctions. The first 4 times I tried to visit their store, they were closed because they had sold out. Seriously! 4 times in a row! I started getting a little discouraged. But knew that if a donut shop was selling out of treats every day, it was worth the trek. Continue Reading

The DL: Amazon Prime Day 2017

So WTF is Amazon Prime Day? You guys know I basically live off of Amazon Prime. If I run out of coffee, I can get free same day delivery on my Nespresso Pods, they have tons of cute & affordable clothes, I can stock up on makeup and beauty products and even have toilet paper delivered automatically. You think I’m joking about that last one… nope, I can always count on Amazon to deliver those important items in under 2 days.

So what exactly is Amazon Prime Day? Once a year… on July 10th this year at 6 PM PT (9 PM ET) Prime Day is a one-day only world-wide sale exclusively for Prime members. Amazon has a Prime Day landing page, but it’s only show a tiny fraction of all the deals. You might also think that the deals themselves are all that you can save, but there are tons more. AND, there are ways to save more money on top of the deals. If you aren’t somewhat prepared for the sale, you’re going to be overwhelmed. So, I’m giving some of my top tips & picks for shopping the sale. Continue Reading

S’mores Waffles Recipe

Is there really anything better than weekend waffles? Growing up, waffles were reserved for special occasions. So I always feel like it’s going to be a good day if I start it with a fresh batch stacked waffles. Every once in a while, I’ll randomly get out my waffle iron and try to think of a more exciting topping concoction. This weekend, I combined two of my favorites: waffles + s’mores. Continue Reading

Mermaid Hair Tutorial – DIY Dyed Hair Extensions

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You guys… I dyed my hair TEAL! Just kidding! A lot of you guys have been asking about my recent hair “makeover” and I thought I’d reveal… it’s not real! So who’s ready for a little mermaid hair tutorial? As you know, I love a good weave. I’ve been wearing different types of extensions for about a decade and have no shame in talking about it. They’re awesome for giving that long, luxurious mermaid hair you see all over Instagram. Continue Reading

The Ultimate San Diego Bucket List

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I moved to San Diego almost 3 years ago! So crazy how time flies. I travel all the time and write posts about my favorite things to do along the way, but have never created an “Ultimate Guide to San Diego”. You may remember my San Diego Food Finds post, which was a good start. But what are the best things to do on weekends, what should you do if you’ve got a vacation planned to San Diego, or what do all of the locals to for fun around here? This post features everything you need to add to your San Diego Bucket List. Continue Reading

Blogger Babe on a Budget

Blogger Babe on a BudgetHow To Live Like A Blogger On A Budget

We’ve all been there. Hell, I’m still there. It’s summer, which means everyone is out in full force spending money. Everything from cute new outfits, vacations, concerts, cocktails, road trips & restaurants. It all adds up! To make matters worse, every time you pull up your Instagram feed it seems like all everyone posts about is the money they’re spending and the crazy lavish summers they’re having. So, how do you live large like a Blogger Babe on a Budget? Continue Reading

Mermaid Ice Cream Cones

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A few weeks ago on Instagram I announced a fun “Create Your Own Ice Cream Flavor Contest”! There were so many fun flavor ideas, from Tres Leches Cake to Hot Cheeto Burrito. Sadly, I don’t think I could make a burrito flavored ice cream and not have it ruin the flavor for me forever. The winning flavor idea: MERMAID ICE CREAM! Ok, so that’s not really a flavor. But I loved the idea! I wanted to make something pretty and totally IG worthy. Continue Reading