6 Podcasts You Should Listen To & Treat Yo’ Self Thursday {link-up #54}

I’m so thankful for Serial for a couple of reasons. First, I absolutely loved the podcast and the hours that I spent listening to it (and several podcasts about that podcast). But I’m also thankful that it reminded me of a whole other medium that I rarely explored ....more

5 Essential Oils For Daily Use & Treat Yo Self Thursday {link-up #53}

I’ve been experimenting with essential oils for about four months and quickly falling in love, so I wanted to share my experience by highlighting my favorite daily oils. I suppose, however, that I should start with a few disclaimers. No, I’m not an expert and I’m clearly not a doctor ....more

Hiking San Diego: Big Laguna Trail

It shouldn’t be any surprise that San Diego county offers some really beautiful hiking trails. One of my favorites is the loop created by the Big Laguna Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Hiking San Diego: Big Laguna Trail The trail is a bit on the longer side – 10 miles that can quickly turn into about 12 if you make a few wrong turns like I did – but the hike itself is pretty easy ....more

Kauai Travel Guide

While I love spending times in the mountains, desert, and forest, I’ve realized that nothing makes me happier than the beach. The oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands, the Garden Isle of Kauai, happens to have all four geographical landscapes (and about 110 miles of gorgeous shoreline). Here are some recommendations on things to do and places to eat ....more

Makes Me Smile 34

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to start meal planning and prepping on the weekends. As of right now we have a nice set of go-to recipes but I want to try to expand our recipe box and try at least 1 new recipe a week. This week I’m getting a bit ambitious and want to try three new recipes: creamy vegan lemon asparagus pasta, chickpea tacos (mentioned yesterday), and falafels! ...more

Weekly Treasures, Currently

Currently loving. this long weekend! smelling ....more

Foreign Geek

I love when bloggers let their Geek Flag fly. Pair that with travel and you’ve got a truly winning combination. And that is exactly what you get with NaNa from Foreign Geek, who describes herself as a travel-loving nomadic geek ....more

Treat Yo Self! {link-up #52}

To celebrate the return (and final season) of Parks and Rec, as well as the 52nd / 1 year anniversary of the Treat Yo’ Self Thursday link-up, I wanted to share 15 of my favorite moments from the series. – Treat Yo’ Self Thursday! Welcome to the 52nd Treat Yo Self Thursday! ...more

How James Bond Ruined Our Romantic Lunch & Treat Yo’ Self Thursday {link-up #51}

| location of of lunch date | Let me set the scene: Two of the seven days we spent in Kauai were horribly rainy. As I mentioned earlier, it rained so hard that several roads were closed due to flooding. Matt and I celebrated the next sunny day by treating ourselves to lunch at one of the restaurants in town (Hanalei) ....more

January Wedding Checklist: 5 Months To Go!

Something tells me that things start to get real when the wedding is within 5 months. Truthfully, January 2015 is a bit scary. The wedding has always been something in the not-so-distant future of 2015 ....more