Have A Very Happy Valentines Day!

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Well hello there friends! How are you on this romantic holiday? I must admit, I’ve never made much fuss about Valentines day. Maybe it’s because I’ve never had a proper valentine (besides you Dad!) or maybe it’s just my personality, but it’s always been a fairly normal day for me. I guess that just means that when I do have a full-blown valentine one day in the future, it will be all the more special!

This weekend I went on a retreat in Santa Barbara with an organization on campus. I had no cell service, so I was able to fully unplug and enjoy the nature around me. I could totally see myself living in Santa Barbara one day– the vibes are right on.

Anyways, what did you do today to celebrate the love in your life? Who do you appreciate, be it romantically or otherwise?

P.s. The photo is of my latte this afternoon #basicwhitegirl

A Lovely Labor Day

IMG_9094Hello lovely readers, how are you on this fine Tuesday? I am both relaxed and melancholy. Why, you ask? Relaxed because I had a fun, rejuvenating Labor day weekend, but melancholy because this holiday marks the end of summer in my mind. And this summer was one for the books. Although the weather in Southern California doesn’t change more than a few degrees, and the trees generally keep their green leaves, fall is undeniably in the air. School is back in full swing and life is settling into a consistent routine. Life takes on a faster pace, and my to-do list grows longer with each passing day. But if summer never ended, it would loose it’s magic. So as sad as it is to say goodbye, it was a good kind of sadness. I know summer will visit these parts again before we know it!
Keep scrolling for a  few photos of our summer send off.IMG_9142IMG_9137
My little brother visited me at school for the weekend. We went to an outdoor church, drank delicious coffee, and watched the sunset at El Matador beach. The waves were threateningly large, so we opted to stay on the sand, but the sunset did not disappoint! IMG_9120
^Aren’t little brothers just the best? Most of the time anyways…:pIMG_9116IMG_9096
Monday afternoon we drove to a family friend’s house for our annual Labor Day BBQ! I adore traditions, and this one is no exception. I always look forward to hanging by the pool, playing card games, and eating unhealthy amounts of food.Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 10.09.59 AM.png
^My little brother took most of these photos- is he talented or what?Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 10.10.11 AM.png
And so, dear Summer, I bit you adieu! You’ve been good to me. Until next time.

P.s.
Below I’ve complied a few of my favorite posts I’ve written this summer, I hope you enjoy rereading them as much as I did. Have a wonderful (short) week friends.
A Happy List
Why Children Make The Best Teachers
The ABC’s Of Hildesheim
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
A Happy (German) Birthday
Heidelberg Revisited
Amsterdam: A City Guide
Strawberry Picking
Aufwiedersehen Deutschland

Question of the Day
Do you have any Labor Day traditions?