neat coffee, costa mesa

September 22, 2016

i want to start sharing my favorite places in orange county as i discover them, the first one is for all you coffee lovers. i just recently went to neat coffee for the first time. it’s tucked away in a sea of office buildings, but it’s the cutest little space with SUCH GOOD COFFEE. their cold brew is amazing, and they have a few tables + chairs outside with blankets! such a cozy place to just relax and drink coffee.

whoops, got another tattoo

September 20, 2016

moving to the beach hasn’t been as easy as either of us (my roommate chloe & i) thought, it was a major culture shock and has taken a lot of getting used to. it’s caused us to really grow though, and everything can only go up from here. on sunday we decided to go get wave tattoos, as a symbol of living at the beach for one, but also to remind us that “mightier than the waves is His love for [us]” psalm 93:4. these song lyrics come to mind when i see it too, “i will call upon Your name, and keep my eyes above the waves. when oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace.. for i am Yours, and You are mine.” i love it so much! and i love where i got it done, if you’re ever in orange county check out port city tattoo!

where otis goes

August 23, 2016

i think i might have said this before, but my jeep is hands down the best thing i’ve ever purchased. i’ve only had it a year and it’s taken me on so many adventures.. i’ve given hundreds of jeep waves, gone through every muddy puddle, and drove on so many roads with the windows down and the radio up. you don’t know that feeling until you’ve ridden in a jeep, let me tell ya.

river trip!

August 20, 2016

last week we went to the river to celebrate these two girls birthdays and spent some quality time with jolie before she left to start her new journey in montana. i already miss her tons but i know she is going to have such a great adventure. it was a nice last hurrah before i start back to work on monday. so many memories have been made here, the river will forever be my favorite place.

sunset shenanigans

August 9, 2016

i miss this girl so much already! our sunset adventures will always be my favorite, hopping in my jeep, pulling over on the first dirt road we find and taking loads and loads of photos. there’s something about the high desert at sunset(and right after it rains), it may be the desert, but it sure has it’s beautiful moments. we could have spent hours out here, but perfect lighting just goes away so quick. i think our next sunset shoot should be at the beach surrounded by palm trees.. what do you say, meg?
p.s. my shirt/ the adventure project

i’m moving!

July 18, 2016

“um excuse me nice looking ikea worker, can you take a photo of us? wait.. just let me awkwardly climb into the basket first…. okay we’re ready” i’ve been a little MIA lately but that’s because i’m moving! my friend chloe and i just got an apartment down by the beach and we couldn’t be more excited to officially move in next week!¬† we adulted hard in ikea the other day, and by that i mean we drifted the shopping cart around the store and bought a toilet bowl brush. #winning hello real world, please be good to us. ps. we are going to be starting a youtube channel where we vlog all our new adventures, so be on the look out for that to stay updated on our lives!

happy fourth of july!

July 4, 2016

happy fourth of july! i am currently out at lake mead with friends soaking up all the sun i can get and spending time with some of my favorite people before we all go our separate ways next month. cheers to a great weekend!!

4th of july outfit

June 29, 2016

um, first, how did july get here so quick!? i am pretty sure this year is flying by quicker than last year. anyway, next to christmas, 4th of july is my favorite holiday (it may or may not be the reason my jeep is red, so it can be festive for both)! for the past few years i have gone out to lake mead with some family friends, we take the boat out, barbecue, play corn hole, and let off our own fireworks, it’s tons of fun! my nonna would be very proud of this outfit, levi shorts, bruce springsteen (her favorite singer ever) on my shirt, and a kimono. she was a hippie for years and some of that flower child gene was definitely passed down to me.

shorts// levis
shirt// forever 21
kimono// cotton on (but! i can’t find it!)