Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Update: No Sweets September/October

Hi All! I hope you're doing well on this Tuesday morning. Last month I made a vow not to eat sweets. This meant no cookies, pies, cakes, those little morsels of dark chocolate that I used to have after dinner..nothing! Yes, I thought I was crazy, but after a particularly bad binge on Oreos which left me feeling quite literally 'hung over' the next day I decided it was time for a palette detox. So how did it go? Well I'm still forgoing the sweets till the end of this week which will bring me to about five weeks without sugar.  But it was not easy and yes, I did fall off the wagon a couple of times. Care to hear? Read for more after the jump!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sumo Wrestling In Long Beach

I'm a big fan of Living Social, Groupon, and Travel Zoo and several months ago I scoped out a sumo wrestling tournament that would be taking place in Orange County. I still regret never seeing a sumo tournament while I lived in Japan, so I thought of this as redemption for that missed opportunity. The U.S. Sumo Open took place at CSU Long Beach's famous Walter Pyramid and was just as exciting and interesting as I expected. More after the jump!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shopbop Sale!

Happy Tuesday Turtle and Leafers! It's finally feeling like Fall in Southern California and as much as I'll miss my favorite season, Fall gives me an excuse to shop! Speaking of shopping, Shopbop is having a sale which the perfect excuse to add to your Fall wardrobe. Check out my picks below and be sure to use the promo code!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Orange County: Tourist Edition, Part 2

As promised..the second part of my things to do, see, and eat in Orange County! Click to read more if you'd like to see!

Monday, September 22, 2014

No Sweets September..errr October

Well it's almost the end of September and after a particularly sweet-filled month it's time I take a step back from sweets and sugar in general. I've tried multiple times to quit sugar, see here and here, but its been a work in progress. Sometimes I have all the willpower in the world to resist a delicious home baked goodie, but there are times where I buy a while a whole package of Oreos and don't think twice about inhaling the whole thing in a couple days (case in point: this last week). So I'm quitting cold turkey for a month and won't have a sweet treat, avoid processed food, and will try my best to avoid anything with additional sugar added to it, for example condiments! Here's my game plan if you're interested...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Transitioning into Fall

Well, things have been crazy around these parts with school starting. I cannot believe it's already heading towards Fall! Next thing you know we'll be celebrating the Holidays! Anyways, here are some pieces that will transition you easily into the new season. Although it's been in the upper 90's over here it's just beginning to cool down and I'm looking forward to a change!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Endless Summer with Warby Parker

 Although summer is coming to a close (tear), this past weekend spent at the lake gave me inspiration to keep my favorite season going. Our days were spent laying out in the sun, boating, wake boarding,  playing beach volleyball, and of course SWIMMING! It was the perfect way to celebrate the last weeks of summer and it was spent with my favorite people in the world

So when Warby Parker reached out to me to promote their newest Waterways collection I couldn't think of a more perfect way to exemplify their summer-inspired sunglasses and frames then with a weekend in the water. If you've never heard of Warby Parker well, you should jump on board. A company that specializes in stylish eye-wear, they have a Home Try-On program where you choose 5 frames for 5 days and then choose which one you like best. You send back your pick with your prescription and voila! A new pair is sent back to you! P loves this company and I love their sunglasses! Oh and the best part, for every pair you buy they donate a pair to someone in need! How's that for an awesome shopping experience!? My favorite from this collection? Their Piper sunglasses in Sand Castle. Oh summer. Never end. And when you do I'll at least have my Pipers to remind me my favorite season ever!