Expectation vs. Reality: Living in Southern California

Hello loves! Wow, life has been seriously so hectic lately. Like, busier than I’ve been in a long time. On one hand, it feels so good to have a routine again and on the other, I’ve been simply exhausted and sore from being on my feet all day. I’ve also been applying and interviewing for lots of companies from graphic design to social media. Post grad life has truly been a whirl wind and a roller coaster to say the least, so I’m just trying to keep my head above water right now. It’s all good things, but it feels even better to sit down and write a blog post. So for today, I thought I’d do an expectation vs. reality post! Which I’ve never done before, but it will be completely California themed. I’ll be debunking all the myths about living in Southern California and confirming anything I believe to be true. Straight from the mind of a Californian!

Expectation: Let’s start with something that has taken LA, Orange County, and San Diego restaurants by storm. Californians eat avocado everyday, without fail. They are all OBSESSED with it! 

Reality: While avocados are delicious and good for your body, not all of us have fallen head over heels for the fruit. I’m a person who enjoys the occasional avocado toast (complete with an egg and salsa) but I’m actually slightly allergic to avocados. I know others who are from California who seem to have the same intolerance. I’m actually super bummed I have this issue, because they are filled with healthy fats for your bod. So unfortunately, not all of us Californians have an avocado addiction.

Expectation: Oh, you’re from California! Do you surf?? 

Reality: True and false! Well, probably mostly false, depending where you’re from. I grew up with most of my friends spending mornings or entire days at the beach surfing. Especially in the summer, the water is filled with surfers at my home beach. It’s something I love most about my city! However, if you’re asking someone who lives more inland, they might not have ever surfed in their life. Most of the state is not near an ocean, so most likely the majority of Californians will not label themselves as surfers. It is a very frequently asked question, but simply depends on who you’re asking.

Expectation: California can totally be shortened to “Cali.”

Reality: I’ll keep this one short and sweet. You will never ever hear a Californian say “Cali.” It is simply a big old nope for us, LOL.

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Expectation: People from California always put the word “the” in front of freeway numbers.

Reality: Absolutely, undeniably true! I’m not exactly sure why we do this, but it would sound weird if you didn’t say this in California. Very frequently I end up saying, “I’m taking the 5” or, “You have to take the 405.” I take these freeways everywhere! Down to San Diego, to Los Angeles, and even to work everyday. It’s a part of life here in Southern California, and I don’t know what we’d do without the 5, 405, 101, or even the 73.

Expectation: In N Out is every Californian’s favorite fast food location! 

Reality: This is a definite myth for me. While many people come to California for the beaches, the sun, and In N Out, I’m actually not the biggest fan of the restaurant! I usually get their grilled cheese sandwich, once in a while with french fries or a chocolate shake. These are very rare occasions though. In N Out usually has an extremely long line, no matter what time of the day you’re going. While the food is by no means bad, its simply not the place I’d chose if I had to eat fast food. Personally, I’d way rather have Taco Bell! Anyone with me on that? I do love that In N Out  is a Christian company though; they have little Bible verses on the bottom of their cups! Check it out next time you drive through!

Expectation: California always gets hit by earthquakes, it’s so scary to live there! The state will break off the continent one day!

Reality: We definitely experience the occasional earthquake. I’ve lived through a few in my lifetime that have been a bit scary, knocking down ceiling tiles and small objects. I remember being in my English Honors class during high school, which was on the second story of the building. Everything shook and we experienced a rolling feeling. That’s another thing: there are many different types of earthquakes that are more damaging than others. Luckily, I’ve never lived through something extremely devastating and the aftershocks are usually not as bad. I don’t feel it’s a valid reason to not live here though, since earthquakes are pretty rare. While “The Big One” is set to happen some time in the future, I don’t think we should live our lives in fear of something we can’t control. If you move to SoCal and experience an earthquake, you will be totally fine!

I hope you guys enjoyed this little expectation vs. reality post! It was super fun to reflect on my life here in Southern California and debunk some stereotypes of Californians. I feel very lucky to have grown up here and it’s definitely where I want to raise a family one day. Let me know if there’s any other expectations about living in California you’re curious about, I’d love to answer more down in the comments! See you there!

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A Typical Summer Day in Orange County!

Hello beautiful readers! Wow has it been a hot summer so far in Southern California! Like, even warmer than usual…into the triple digits some days! While extreme humidity is not my forte, there’s nothing better than sunshine beating down during a pool or beach day. My city is made for the summertime, which of course makes it my favorite season. I thought I would share with you a typical summer day in Orange County, where I grew up! When I’m not at work, you can probably find me in the ocean, on the beach, or of course chilling in my favorite pool floaties!

Pool Days & Mermaid Tails

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Little fun fact about me: I’ve lived in the same house for 17 years (excluding my four years in college of course). I learned how to swim in this very pool, and it continues to be one of my favorite spots during the summer. My family loves buying these unique floaties for our pool; they add a bit of pizzazz to our backyard and are the epitome of the summer season. This year, we purchased an adorable mermaid tail floaty. It’s all pink with a scale pattern and of course a giant mermaid tail at the back. Throughout my life, I was called a mermaid because I spent so much time under water, and this floaty really brings that image to life. I can finally be a real little mermaid! We also got a rainbow themed floaty that arches all the way over your head. If you look closely, you can see the bits of sparkles inside the actual ring. It’s so fun, whimsical, and brings me back to my childhood!

Other days if I’m not getting into the water, I love laying out a towel and tanning. I bring a good book, my sunglasses, and some suntan lotion for my face. I probably don’t wear sunscreen as much as I should, considering I live somewhere that is sunny most of the time. I love these little moments where I can enjoy the sound of the water and feel the sunshine while I’m reading. That’s what summer is all about!

Laguna Beach Excursions & Swimming with Dolphins

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If I’m not lounging by the pool, you can definitely find me at my favorite place: the beach! I grew up with surfers and skaters and living within a five minute drive from the Pacific. It has created the most magical childhood for me and I couldn’t imagine my life without the sea. This place is simply a part of me and I will always come back to it.

On this day, we decided to go to Tablerock beach in Laguna. It was a short walk down some stairs to get to this beach (there’s usually lots of stairs to get to these beaches). The day was scorching, the sand was hot, and the water was cooling. There is no better feeling than laying out for a while, then jumping into the waves! The water was particularly blue on this day and we were visited by a pod of dolphins. You can always know there is no danger around and can feel protected when the dolphins are present. This beach is very special because if you swim around the rocks to the left, there is a secluded area with a cave leading to more beaches! There are endless gems in Laguna, which is one reason why we love going there. It truly is a unique place with many memories from my childhood!

Some days my sister will want to go surfing, so we pack up the car with the board, our towels, water, snacks, and our sunnies. I love tanning on the sand (either listening to music or reading) and watching her catch some waves. Other times, I will bring my own rash guard and join her out in the water. Surfing definitely isn’t an easy thing, but sometimes simply sitting out in the water can be very peaceful and calming, especially early in the morning when no one is out yet.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and got a glimpse into my summer activities in Orange County! It really is a beautiful place and would recommend stopping by if you’re ever in Southern California. Let me know what your favorite summer activity is down in the comments! Talk to you all very soon! xx

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The Perfect Bohemian Summer Accessory (JORD Wooden Watches + Giveaway!)

Hello, loves! I’m so excited to share this post with you today! As you know, summer is finally here which means we can break out those bohemian jean shorts, sun hats, flip flops and head to the beach! With that I love finding new and unique summer accessories that will complement my summer outfits. I’ve partnered up with JORD watches, who have introduced me to my newest accessory obsession! JORD watches are completely wooden with a gorgeous minimalistic design. I personally enjoy these wooden watches because they remind me so much of growing up by the beach, surrounded by palm trees and the Pacific. I know they would be a huge hit with the surfers in Orange County! You can find the whole assortment of wooden watches on the JORD website, I’m sure you’ll find one you love. Continue reading to see how I styled my JORD watch, learn more about engravings, and enter the giveaway!

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Packaging

First off, let’s start with packaging. I was so excited when my watch finally arrived. In the past I didn’t own many watches but while looking through the website, these watches really caught my eye. To say the least, I was really looking forward to the delivery! It came in a black box, and when opened I found another box completely made of wood. Inside, the watch sat on a small cushion, complete with an extra watch link to make it bigger if need be. JORD also provided me with some 100% natural finishing oil for the watch. My initial reaction was that this company really understood their brand. They assigned their brand attributes and followed through with wonderful packaging. As a Graphic Designer, you all know how much I appreciate and pay attention to packaging.

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Styling

I’ve found since this watch is wooden, the texture and pattern works with most outfits! I loved pairing my JORD watch with my boho dress (full OOTD from my last post here). My particular watch has a lovely navy blue face with Roman Numerals. The shade matched perfectly with my dress and again added to that summer/beachy vibe. Also, the face is much larger than the actual band, which gives a very feminine yet professional look that I absolutely adore! If you’re interested in this particular watch, please follow the link here. Around the face of this watch is a very subtle rose gold band, which is why I loved pairing my rose gold Steve Madden sandals with this look. It tied everything together perfectly in a very minimalistic way!

One of the best aspects about my watch though, is the engraving. I chose to engrave a little message on the back, which makes it so unique to me. I engraved my favorite Bible verse: Psalm 23. The idea that the words behind this verse will always be with me while wearing this watch is truly meaningful and special. I love that JORD offers this to their customers!

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How to Enter the Giveaway!

Alright so I know you all have already fallen in love with this accessory, so let’s get to the giveaway! Simply follow my link here to enter. Every person who enters will receive a 10% off discount code for JORD watches. Even better, one lucky winner will receive a discount code for $100 off their favorite watch! What a great deal, guys! This giveaway will only be active until July 29th, so be sure to apply before that date! Once you enter, your discount code will be available until August 12th! You all know I would never advertise something I didn’t wear or enjoy myself, but this is truly a product I am impressed with and would recommend. Not to mention, they have great watches for both men and women! Let me know if you entered the giveaway or what you think of my new watch! That’s about it for this post, I hope you guys are having a fantastic day and I’ll talk to you soon!

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My Travel Journal: Windsor Castle, England (With Bonus Location)

Hello loves! I started work again this week, which means most of my days have been swamped with me running around the store. I haven’t forgotten about my travel posts though, and I’ve been editing photos whenever I have the chance. On top of that, my computer’s storage is completely full so I haven’t been able to use my normal editing system (Bridge from the Adobe Creative Suite). Nevertheless, I’m still determined to get these posts up and share my travel with you all! Today’s post will be about our trip to Windsor Castle, which completely blew us away and was one of our favorite places to visit! So let’s get to the photos!

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The trip to Windsor was about an hour train ride from London. It was very quick and once we arrived, it was a short walk up to the castle. There were lots of cute shops, restaurants (Pizza Express was present of course), and touristy things to do. This town was very quaint and the people were very kind (shoutout to the barber who lets us use his WC when we couldn’t find another toilet).

We waited in line for a bit before starting our audio tours through the castle (probably the most touristy thing I’ve ever done, honestly). Also fun fact, if the flag is flying on a specific building, that means the Queen is home! And the flag was flying away that day! A photo of that is pictured below.

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I went for a comfy OOTD that day, with a classic black flowy top, distressed denim, and my favorite Vans

Not only was the architecture of the outside of the castle stunning, but the land around it was just as beautiful! In California, we don’t have acres and acres of lush greenery. It’s simply too hot and we have so many droughts so a lot of our natural foliage is brown and basically dead. So witnessing miles of green brush and grass was just gorgeous.

One of the first rooms we entered held the Queen’s dollhouse. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Sage, what? Why would you go to a castle only to see a little dollhouse?” This was no ordinary dollhouse. This thing was enormous and incredibly detailed. It had running water and was it’s own little community. It was so impressive and creative! We weren’t allowed to take photos, otherwise you know I’d have plenty. We went from room to room listening to the history behind the architecture, decorations, and what kind of ceremonies are held in them. One of my favorite parts was the church. Since we were visiting right after the marriage of Meghan and Harry, I had just seen the inside of this church on T.V. It was so cool to stand where Meghan did on her wedding day and imagine just how she was feeling in that moment (filled with anxiety and excitement, I’m sure). I don’t believe we were allowed to photograph in here either (but I’ll photos if I find any).

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My favorite part came at the end of our tour: ice cream made from the milk of the Queen’s cows! This little dessert was so delicious (and beautiful as well!) It was the perfect little treat after walking around the castle all day, and it made for some of my favorite pictures. The way this tent was designed was truly so adorable and I loved the pink walls!

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Bonus Location with Photos!

Okay, so I had so many photos specifically from London, that I forgot to include one of my favorite spots in the previous post! I ended up meeting with a friend during our trip, which I’ll talk about in another post, but my family and I got the chance to explore Covent Garden. It was so beautiful and the shopping was phenomenal! I bought my first Jo Malone perfume, which is literally to die for and my new favorite beauty brand. There were street performers, flowers, and so much more! Here are some extra photos from our stop in Covent Garden!

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I hope you guys loved this My Travel Journal post! I’d definitely recommend both Windsor Castle and Covent Garden if you’re visiting England any time soon. They were both so lovely and made perfect memories for me and my family. Also shoutout to my mom and  dad for being so patient while my sister and I got our photos at all these locations, LOL. Talk to you guys soon!

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My Travel Journal: London, England (Part 2)

Hey everyone! Wow, it’s been a whole year since I’ve written a “My Travel Journal” post. I actually really love writing these and sharing photos with you, so I’m glad the time has come. As you all know I recently took a trip back to Europe with my family. My last trip was with my university’s art department, so I knew this time around it was going to be a whole new experience. We planned for England and Paris, France so today I’ll be showing you all my photos from London specifically. I’ll be going through places we visited, food we ate, and what I thought of it all.

Now, since I literally have over 500 photos from England alone, I will be splitting up each city into separate posts. I hope that’s okay! Today will be London and later on I will create posts for the other cities we visited by train (if you’ve kept up with my Instagram, these two extra places are no secret). Let’s get on to the photos!

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Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, & More!

So of course, one of the first sights we visited was Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. We stayed at the St. Ermin’s hotel, which was very close to them. We ended up around this area a lot, considering the hotel’s proximity. This area was much more touristy compared to where I stayed last time, which was the Lee Abbey in Kensington. Unfortunately, as you can see, Big Ben is getting some cosmetic surgery right now and scaffolding was covering basically the entire building. Nonetheless, it was still quite breathtaking and so English! Our hotel ended up being even closer to Buckingham Palace. It was a short walk over, but right when we arrived was when the guards were practicing for the Queen’s birthday. We were there right before the birthday ceremony and after the Royal Wedding; two huge events for the country!

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Happy Birthday to the Queen!

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Tower of London & Tower Bridge

Another day we decided to take a long walk over to see the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. I had been to the Tower of London before, but never had the chance to explore the inside. In it’s walls lie the Crown Jewels and an endless amount of English history (which is fascinating to me). I never expected for their to be what seemed like a little city inside the walls (and a torture chamber, yikes!) The Tower Bridge was beautiful as always, and I got to walk across it this time!

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Chilling on what used to be the moat of the Tower of London

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern is one of my favorite art museums ever, so of course we took a little walk through and saw some pretty cool works of art. I really love pieces that are placed in large exhibition spaces that make you feel so tiny. I’m also a big fan of audio pieces with odd or interesting sounds. The Tate Modern is a great place for that, especially the central room, which is called the Turbine Room (it’s probably one of the biggest spaces I’ve ever experienced). The following photo is probably my favorite photo from the entire trip! We took an elevator to the 10th floor of the Tate, where there was a 360 degree view of London skylines. This specific view includes the large column of the Tate and St. Paul’s cathedral in the distance.

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Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral

Trafalgar Square was another place I had been to previously. It’s my favorite place to relax in the sun while snacking on my favorite cucumber and tuna sandwich from Pret a Manger! You guys better believe I took full advantage of the Prets on every corner, LOL! Trafalgar Square is just so beautiful and I love seeing the different art pieces they have outside of the museum.

I went to St. Paul’s during my last trip, but never got a chance to explore the inside. My family planned on attending a church service with the choir planned to sing. The inside of this cathedral is absolutely breathtaking, complete with coffered ceilings, tall arches, mosaics, and gold detailing. With the enormity of the thing, the voices of the choir filled the entire space and was quite angelic. Again, appealing to my love of audio art pieces. It was so beautiful, even the outer architecture is gorgeous. My sister and I decided to take some photos at the front while a strange English man decided to give us a history lesson about the statue out front. LOL, it was quite the random (and funny) experience. Love the photos we got though!

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Fountains of Trafalgar Square
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I got hustled here last year, LOL

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My sister (Skye) on the steps of St. Paul’s

 

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Your girl hangin’ next to these dope columns

Food & Strolling Around Town

A few things I noticed about London this time is that there isn’t a wide range of food options. On every street, you have the option of either Nando’s, Pizza Express, Wagamama’s, or Pret a Manger. I’m not complaining though, I actually really enjoy every one of these places. Pizza Express and Pret were both huge hits with my family. There were some of the funniest places we found just by walking around. If you’re traveling somewhere new, I’d recommend taking a day just to explore and find random, weird things on your adventures. Hyde Park (which is right next to Buckingham Palace) was one of our favorite little spots to walk around and enjoy the beautiful garden they built around the water. Please enjoy the photo of me chilling with the geese that inhabit the park. I apologize if I annoyed any of them with my fascination, LOL.

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This little yogurt shop called “Snog” was just too cute!

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Love this mural of Shakespeare and this girl dancing around, having a grand time
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Just enjoying St. Ermin’s

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That’s about it for this post, I hope you enjoyed this little trip through London with me. It truly is one of my favorite places, and I’d like to think I’ve seen a lot of the world. Our last day here however, I did get a pretty horrible fever and chills, which led to a further sickness that took a bit of a toll on our travels. Check out my post here if you’d like to read in detail about what happened. With that being said, I would like to mention how kind and considerate the hotel staff was when all this happened. On our way to the train station to leave London, they sent us off with a bag full of water bottles and made me a hot peppermint tea to calm my stomach. It really was one of the most kind gestures I’ve experienced, so if you’re ever staying in London, I would highly recommend the St. Ermin’s Hotel. Not only are you getting incredible room service, an elegant and beautiful building, but also a staff that genuinely cares about their customers.

London is definitely somewhere I’ll be returning to throughout my life, if I get the chance of course. The history fascinates me and the architecture is something I wish we had here in America! Let me know what you thought of my photos down below in the comments! What’s your favorite place to travel to and what’s on your bucket list? I’d love to know! I’ll be back soon with the other cities we visited in England!

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What Happened to Me in Europe (Dealing with Sickness Abroad)

Hello my lovely readers! Hope you are all doing well. I thought I’d make a little update regarding my recent travels, since I haven’t talked about it since I’ve been home. To put it shortly, the trip was amazing and I loved showing my family around my favorite spots in London and some in Paris. However, I did have a little bump in the road which prevented me from writing any posts while I was there or exploring as much as I wanted to. So in the post, I want to describe what happened and how I dealt with it. I hope this is especially helpful to any of you avid travelers out there.

So I will be making separate posts for both London and Paris, but I’ll do a quick synopsis in today’s post. We spent a week in London, with our hotel being extremely close to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. It was so lovely and every person we met was very inviting and wanting to help my family. I absolutely love the people of London! We went all over the place, from Windsor Castle to the Brighton pier. However, during our trip to Brighton and while spending our time on the pier, I began feeling a bit funny. It’s very normal to feel a bit off or tired while traveling, but this was something different. That night, I started to get the chills and ended up having a pretty severe fever that whole night. I didn’t mention it to my parents, since I could take care of it myself and assumed it would be gone by the morning.

But I was wrong.

Waking up that morning, I still felt extremely exhausted, as if I didn’t sleep a minute the night before. My body felt so weak and I could barely walk to the bathroom. This was something that has never happened to me while traveling, and I was especially nervous because this was the day we were leaving for Paris. We had a train ride planned that was headed straight for Paris, but I could barely get out of bed! There was no choice but to think of other options, possibly to stay another night in London. I was not about to ruin this trip for my entire family though. I was the only one who had been to Paris previously, so my family was very excited to see the city. With that in mind, I forced myself out of bed and into a taxi to get onto that freaking train to Paris.

I tried to sleep on the train to Paris and by the grace of God, we made it! Our first day in the city, we spent the morning simply walking around the Eiffel Tower and taking in the stunning architecture of Paris. It really does have some of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen with the most gorgeous European detailing. Unfortunately, in the evening of that day, sickness hit me again (or it never went away in the first place). I began having horrible traveller’s sickness which the next day turned into awful stomach cramps. Normally, I’d just stick it out and get past the pain, but at this point my family was getting quite worried. Personally I was hoping this wasn’t something awful like a parasite.

Long story short, after taking a few Imodium caplets and TONS of Pepto Bismol, we asked the hotel if there was a doctor available. They were very kind (even through the language barrier) and called a doctor who came straight to our hotel room. We don’t have doctors that make house calls in America, so this was very strange (and extremely convenient) for us. In the end, the doctor said I would be alright even though I would get severe stomach cramps after eating anything. He prescribed a couple medicines and even gave us great advice about exploring Paris. I actually quite enjoyed his visit even under the circumstances, especially because he brought positive news.

I gradually was able to get back on my feet, even though I was very sad I had wasted a day in a half laying in bed. But I was very grateful to be feeling better at all, so our trip went on with lots of exploring and visiting the Louvre. The reason I bring this whole story up is because things don’t always go as you plan. Even when things go wrong, I try to put things into perspective and through all of it, I felt so blessed to travel to two unforgettable cities. And even though it may be uncomfortable to talk about topics like traveler’s sickness or stomach bugs, it happens to each and every one of us. We’re all human and sometimes these things happen. All you can do is try to get healthy as soon as possible and move on to your fun activities! This is one reason I love my platform here on WordPress. Life happens and I’m happy to share these experiences with you guys because they are raw and real. This trip was such a blessing and I love that I got to share my favorite places with my family. I’ll stop rambling now, but I hope you guys enjoyed or learned something from this little experience of mine. Remember, bad things will always happen, but recognizing the good in everything is what matters most.

Photos of my travels coming soon!!

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My Favorite Post Workout Protein Bars!

Hello everyone! Yes, I’m back from Europe! It’s been way too long since I’ve posted, but I promise I have a ton to tell you. Lots have gone on within the last twelve days, but I’ll save that for another post coming soon! When you’re away from home traveling a lot, usually you have no choice but to buy every meal or order room service at your hotel. There is no cooking from home or knowing exactly what’s in your food.

My family and I needed a nice detox since eating this way, so we bought tons of fruits and veggies and have been cooking delicious and healthy meals since the second we walked in the door. It’s been awesome and super motivating! That being said, I made my own little trip to Sprouts to pick out some special things. I ended up finding TONS of amazing protein bars for when I can’t always make these fabulous home cooked meals. They’re the perfect post gym snack so I really wanted to share them with you guys!

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The Complete Cookie

These little gems right here are called the Complete Cookie from Lenny & Larry’s. I initially found this brand from watching MissRemiAshten on YouTube, since she’s been on a health journey for a while now and I’m super inspired by her. I ended up seeing them a few weeks ago at the grocery storing and LOVING them! So naturally, I picked up a few more flavors at Sprouts. I can honestly say these things taste like an actual cookie! It’s kind of scary really that these things have no eggs, no soy, are non GMO, and are vegan! I have no words.

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So I’ve tried the double chocolate chip and snickerdoodle flavors. I very much enjoyed both but I’d believe the snickerdoodle flavor was an actual cookie if someone handed it to me. Even better, one serving of these is actually half a cookie so they will last longer. One serving is 220 calories, so they could very easily be a meal replacement if you don’t have time for an actual healthy meal. If you have time to cook for yourself or buy a meal, I’d still recommend doing that first, as it isn’t healthy to just eat protein bars for your nutrition. However, if you have one of these in your car and you’re running late to work or school, the Complete Cookie is a fabulous option! I’m really looking forward to trying the peanut butter and chocolate chip flavors, so I’ll keep you posted on Instagram!

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RXBar

I first found out about these bars last semester when many of my friends in college were trying the Whole 30 plan. It worked very well for many people I know and these bars are a staple for the Whole 30 diet. I first tried the chocolate sea salt flavor and wasn’t actually a huge fan of it. The texture is extremely chewy and sticks to your teeth a bit. However, I gave them a couple more tries and now I’m literally obsessed with them! Once I got past the texture, I found them delicious and another great option if you’re running low on time in the morning. I will mention these are not vegan.

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As you can see from the beautiful packaging, all the ingredients are right there on the front! 3 egg whites, 6 almonds, 4 cashews, 2 dates and NO B.S. I love it! They’re so simple and packed with flavor and great things for your body. They had tons of different flavors at Sprouts, so definitely check them out if you have one near you.

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Quest Bars

These bars are ones I am least familiar with. They sold them at my university’s “grocery store” (lol) but I never picked one up. Before reviewing them, I opened one up and tried it for myself. I will never write about something that I don’t truly love or use myself, as I never want to mislead any of you. But luckily, I am now a big fan of the Quest bar! I chose the cookies & cream and S’mores flavor. Clearly, I love my sweets which is no surprise. The cookies & cream flavor was honestly delicious and I really enjoyed the texture. It’s pretty dense, but again tastes like you’re having dessert! This is another bar I saw in Remi’s videos, and I’m really glad I’m giving them a shot.

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Thanks so much for reading today’s post! I’m very motivated to get healthy, so maybe this is the first post of a healthy series? Who knows. Let me know if a health journey/workout tracking series would be something you guys are interested in. Also comment down below if you’ve tried any of these protein bars before!

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