Friday, April 14, 2017

California Heart Eyes

Wow... I haven't posted a blog in almost a month. YIKES!!! Last night I had this moment where I realized how much I have not been spending time on my blog or spending anytime dreaming up ideas on what to post about. I have been so preoccupied with other things that I have neglected my favorite hobby. My one creative outlet that helps me keep my sanity and gives me joy and passion! It made me sad when I realized that because I am normally one who posts fairly consistently. Here are the factors I blame the most... 
1. THE WEATHERRRRRR. Who gets inspired by outfits, or exciting plans when its raining and cold CONSTANTLY... Not ME!
2. I was staying in Tualatin house sitting/dog sitting the entire month of March with no full length mirror for outfit photos, and I was going back and forth between my house to get clothes and blah blah blah... I just wasn't in a normal routine. 
3. Work is INSANE right now. The busiest I have maybe ever been in my 2.5 years, and so therefore at the end of the day, I am exhausted. My poor roommates. I have become a hermit after work. I get home from the gym, make dinner and run and hide in my room so I can get all the alone time I can cram into an evening before waking up for work to do it all over again. (Don't worry... I still love my job, it's just been a little more stressful than normal). 

Ok, those are my excuses, and I feel that they are good ones, but at the same time it makes me sad that I have been neglecting something that usually brings me so much creative joy! But anyways... I flew to L.A last weekend for sometime with my dear friend Cayly who I haven't seen since December. It was fuel for my soul to be with her in the sun in California because I think you all know by now how much I love California. I can't help it. I'm a little bitter with Oregon right now, so Cali and I have this love affair going where I dream of living close to the beach, tan, fit and active. 

I do want to mention though that I have been playing around with a few ideas in my head about some fun new ideas to incorporate into my blog. I have been thinking about how to take my blog to the next level, and about doing more workout related posts because that has been my passion lately. I have been a runner for a few years now and have loved weight lifting since high school. But I have really been mixing up my workouts in the gym and have been seeing results in my abs and legs that I have never seen before and I thought it would be fun to share that with you guys! So stay tuned as I play around some more and dream up some new things for this little Blog I love so much. 

I also have to mention this really quick even though this blog is getting ridiculously long, but CJ moves back to Portland from Walla Walla in 2 weeks and I am quite excited for that! We have been dating long distance since January pretty much and I am looking forward to having him close for the summer time! #datinglongdistanceisthepitts #facetimedatessavedus. 



Friday Cayly took me for a hike off the ocean and it was beautiful!

Wow that fence is super cute, lets take pics in from of it...
Romper: H&M (from forever ago)

Laguna



A few of my favorite things









I have been working really hard at eating healthy and have been doing a lot of research about what eating healthy looks like for me and what is sustainable. But I also want to live a balanced life and that looks like being on vacation and going to In-N-Out and not feeling GUILTY! Food guilt is something I struggle with everyday if I'm being honest but I tried hard to just enjoy it while I was down there. 
Ice Cream too! I have a big dairy sensitivity and I have ever since I was little, but every now and then you need to eat ice cream. Especially when it's made in the shape of a rose!

My adorable friend


When you see a photo of you that looks like you want to make out with your ice cream cone...
Top and Jeans: Express


Love and a Much Needed Getaway!

Love Kate

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