Where I live, it’s shorts season at least 75% of the year. Believe it or not before moving to Southern California I hardly ever wore shorts. Now I pretty much live in them. A while back I shared my favorite shorts styles for athletic girls like myself but there is one trend in particular I’ve been crushing on lately. I am absolutely obsessed with the “paperbag” or tie waist shorts and pants trend right now.
Yesterday we celebrated Mother’s Day and Rylie’s 5th birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth (aka Disneyland). We’ve been annual pass holders for four years now and I have loved every minute of it. We took the girls for the very first time when Brooklynn was 3 1/2 and Rylie was 1 1/2. Before then, my husband and I weren’t really the biggest Disney fans. There is something about watching the magic of Disneyland through your children’s eyes that makes it so much more special.
Ever since we got back from San Francisco I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Mr Holmes Bakehouse. So, last Saturday we decided to make a day of it and spend the day in West Hollywood at The Grove. Their pastries really are that good, you guys! The Grove is a great place for shopping and casual celebrity sitings so it’s always fun to go out there. They also have a really cool Farmer’s Market.
My absolute favorite thing about living in Southern California is that you can never run out of things to do. Every weekend we hop in the car and set off to a new destination to play tourist for the day. Aside from our recent trip up to San Francisco, I can’t even tell you the last time we went on a real vacation. I polled you guys on Instagram and 70% said that you did want to see weekend travel guides so I’m super excited to share these with you all. First up I’ll be sharing about our day in Manhattan Beach.
If you’re new to my blog, welcome! But if you’ve been following for awhile, you may have noticed a switch in gears lately. When I initially started blogging back in February of 2017, I was in the midst of my “fitness journey”. I was working out 5-6 days a week and living the meal prep, PR’s and protein shake run of the mill “fitness lifestyle” life. But eventually, just as we all do, I burned myself out. I put so much time, effort and energy into building my blog and becoming a certified personal trainer that I had no motivation to do anything else once it was all said and done.
Do you guys have any fun Cinco de Mayo plans? We are just getting together with the neighbors for some Mexican food and drinks. Also, since my daughter Rylie’s 5th birthday happens to be the day after Mother’s Day, we will be celebrating both occasions for the next two weekends. That being said, if you’re a last minute shopper like me now is the time to score some great deals on Mother’s Day gifts. I’ve rounded up some of the best sales from my favorite retailers for you along with my top picks.