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Flashback Friday’s: California Dreaming

Aloha!
I hope that this summer is treating you well! I honestly thought that this summer was going to be a big ole bummer for me. I was working so much that I didn’t really get to enjoy things I normally would. I been stressed out a lot which resulted in me getting sick (several times). So when the opportunity for me to fly up to California for a week to visit my best friend (nearly 20 years of friendship we’re talking) – I was extremely excited. I actually wanted to have a longer trip so that I could drive/fly down to Las Vegas area to visit family but it didn’t work out the way I planned. Either way – an escape from what had become stagnant and dull really got me feeling happy. I hadn’t seen my best friend in years so I wanted to make sure I soaked in every precious moment I could with her. Also, not only was I visiting her; I was also getting to meet her future husband! DOUBLE EXCITED. So read on for a little behind the scenes look at my little California adventure.

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Soooo… the first stop we made was to get some In-N-Out burgers. That meal really hit the spot after the plane travel and miniature “meal” that they served us on the plane. Speaking of that… the “meal” consisted of a little rice, ONE baby carrot, ONE broccoli and a serving of chicken. It was the complimentary meal so I wasn’t so annoyed but it would have been nice to have the option to purchase something else but alas… my belly was semi full after the meal and they gave us a delicious cookie and unlimited beverages.

Since I flew in at night (time differences suck) we didn’t do much else that evening but enjoy some burgers, get hugs, laughs and some tears in since it had been so long since we had seen eachoter.

Forestiere Underground Gardens

The first place aside from getting food was visiting Forestiere Underground Gardens When I first heard about the gardens (online) it sounded like a cool place to check out because of the history and how it came to be but actually going there and experiencing the tour I was blown away! If you have never been there, it consists of undergrown tunnels and rooms that were hand-built (using mainly hand tools) by Mr. Baldassare Forestiere in the 1900’s.

The tour takes you through what was his home (underground) and you get to see the grapevines (so cool) and citrus trees he grew (many of which still stand today). He was a brilliant man and thought of many things – from how to keep the caves warm during winter to secret peep holes so he could see if someone had snuck down into his cave. It was just a lovely experience and I would totally take others to see it just to learn about the history of it.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Of course we had to hit up the mall and outlets in the area to pick up a few things and that was a lot of fun. And I don’t care what anyone thinks – I went to the dollar store and got $24 worth of goodies that would have cost me nearly double if I had purchased them here in Hawaii. We once had a 99cents store and prices slowly reached $1 and eventualy $1.75 to $5.00. Sneaky bastards. Anyways – don’t hate on dollar store splurges lmao

One thing I totally didn’t realize was that there were Casino’s in California owned by Native American tribes. Two that we checked out was Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino and Table Mountain Casino. We actually went to both of them more than one time and on the weekend we ended up at the Chukchansi’s Firehouse Lounge. We spent a couple hours at the Lounge drinking, laughing and chatting with the bartenders. I hadn’t had that much fun in so long!

California Eats

Other than In-N-Out there were a couple other places I wanted to stop for food and treats. Here is where I stopped:
Table Mountain Casino: They have great food (at great prices). I really enjoyed their chicken wings from their cafe (I hade them twice). They also have other places in the casino to eat. One place we tried was Eagles Landing Restaurant and lemme tell you. I had their Cobb Salad. THE BEST salad I have had in ages. It was HUGE, everything tasted fresh and deeeelicious.

Chick-Fil-A: I used to live in Georgia so of course if I see a Chick-Fil-A somewhere I just have to get me a chicken sammich, waffle fries and lemonade (they had watermelon so I was like YES PLEASE)

Krispy Kreme: Need I say more?

Dutch Bros Coffee: My best friend insisted that I had to try this coffee spot because of my love for coffee in general but also because I like specialty and blended coffee drinks as well. LEMME TELL YOU… I had a Caramelizer Freeze (blended caramel mocha) and it was so delicious – rich, flavorful, just enough sweetness, creamy and didn’t turn into melty ice mess. Good stuff! I want to try like 10 other things on their menu!

Lots of yummy food was had but I’m a little bummed I didn’t get to eat a giant turkey leg.

California Dreaming

Of course I didn’t get to go to every place in California that I wanted to go to and had to remind myself that California is pretty huge (compared to the island I live on) so I really look forward to going back again. Of course my Best Friend was trying her hardest to convince me to move there. Funny thing is I have thought about moving to California off and on for years. Not sure if I will actually take the leap and do it but I have been very tempted.

Have you been to California? What are your favorite places to visit, things to do and food to eat there? Let us know in the comments.

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The Great Escape

If you follow me on social media you probably know a bit more about all the things I have been going through since I have been M.I.A. from this website lately.

Long story short: I have been stressed out and near my breaking point. There have been a lot of things going on in my life and I am exhausted – physically, mentally, emotionally. I need to do things differently or I am just going to hit bottom.

I have decided I need to do things differently. I recently had a birthday and in a few short years I will be 40 (GASP). My Dad’s (R.I.P.) birthday was a few days after mine and I have been thinking a lot about how fast life really does pass by and that there are many things I have said I wanted to do or experience and I just haven’t really put forth much effort into making these things happen.

I need a break. Actually… I need an escape. I was going to just plan a staycation and get a hotel in Waikiki or stay at one of the resorts and just play tourist for a weekend but I decided I really wanted to get off the rock and go somewhere to see some of my favorite people. I planned on flying to California to see my BEST FRIEND and family members and head to Vegas at the end of the trip to see more family members. Reality is my part time job is in retail so I don’t have that flexibility so I am sticking to just a 7 day California adventure.

I have nothing spectacular planned but I can’t wait to get to California and see my Bestie that I haven’t seen in far too long, hopefully get to see a couple family members and find some time to relaxxxxxxxxxxx.

I find it very funny that people continue to hint at me not coming back. I will come back of course but I feel like I will come back a better version of myself because I will not be in the same day-to-day routine I have been stuck in lately. I am praying for there to be moments of clarity on this trip. Time for me to reflect on things and plan on what I want to do in the near future. I am so excited to really get out of this rut I have been in. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way so I encourage you to choose one thing on that list of things you told yourself you wanted to do ages ago and DO IT.

Stay tuned for more details on the great escape.

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I’m Back (SORTA)

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Where do I even begin? Last year I was starting to pick up on my blogging and attempting to write and publish blog posts more consistently but life happened and all of my great plans and ideas came to a screeching halt.

I was wrapping up my final semesters of school, my Dad passed away and I was forced to get a second part-time job in order to afford living in Hawaii.

Needless to say I think about blogging and writing a lot. More so now than ever. I have so much to write and share but even during the times where I am not overwhelemed with different emotions or exhausted from working 12 hour days, I just can’t seem to put a post together.

I had some time off today and thought I would sit here and just write. Not even think about if any of this makes sense or where to put the sentences or paragraphs. Just write. Write because I love it. Write because it excites me.

Something that inspired me to write/blog again (more?) was somehow being off (between my two jobs) to catch the WriteStuff chat on Twitter – I haven’t been participating in twitter chats much lately or any social media really unless I have time while I lay around and try to get rest or just relax a little bit.

Another thing that inspired me was this Marie Forleo (one of my favorite people) youtube video with Sarah Jones about trusting your intuition and listening to that little voice. I choose to listen to that little voice.

Anywho, forgive the mess. I am back (sorta). Expect more random posts coming to you shortly. Summer time is my favorite time – beaches and bbq’s as well as my birthday coming up (July 10th). Thank you for hanging in there with me. I love you.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Perfume
Candles
Scented Oil Diffusers
Starbucks Gift Cards
Flowers

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Flashback Friday’s: Mini Update

Aloha and thank you for stopping in. Life has really been kicking my ass lately so I’ll make this quick! Just a short little post about what I have been up to lately. Enjoy!

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💗 I got a second job a couple months ago and even though I enjoy it my body does not. I feel exhausted all the time and all these long hours plus regular stress has led to continued health issues but I’m working on self care and getting in naps and meditation whenever possible.

💗 I finally bought myself flowers. My mood was instantly lifted and I am surprised that they have stayed alive for as long as they have. I plan on buying myself flowers much more often. I have them on my desk so I can look over at them as I work.

💗 I am at the home stretch when it comes to school. If I complete my two Senior Projects this semester I will be graduating in a little over a month. I am so excited yet scared out of my mind.

💗 I am in the process of packing so that I can move. The building I reside in got purchased by someone else so we need to be out of here by mid-may. Packing, moving and looking for a new place is pretty much a third job in itself. Somebody want to be my assistant and take care of this for me? I’ll pay you in unlimited hugs

So that’s about it. Nothing extremely exciting happening in my busy world but I appreciate you very much for stopping by to read. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and if you have been meaning to do something nice for yourself please do it! ASAP!
xoxo

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