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Kitchen Goodies (Pt. 1)

For those of you that are curious about what type of snacks and drinks I enjoy, here is a list of a few of them:
TeaI buy these teas from my local Whole Foods. Traditional Medicinals Organic & Non-GMO Tea has sooo many different flavors it’s hard to choose sometimes! Ginger Aid is one of my favs, especially after I’ve had a big meal or my stomach isn’t feeling too hot. Another one of favorite flavors from them is Belly Comfort which is a peppermint tea that has ginger, fennel, and also promotes healthy digestion. Tazo‘s Zen Green Tea is the perfect pick me up in the morning with a mixture of green tea, lemongrass, & spearmint. I’ve been drinking this one for years and it’s definitely more flavorful than plain old green tea + it has that minty taste that I really like!😋

Mamma Chia

Mamma Chia is of course on my list! Chia seeds = life. I eat at least one of the squeeze packs everyday since they are so easy to take on-the-go and they are a great way to get this superfood seed in your body! Annnnd they are also TSA approved and don’t need to be refrigerated 🙌🏽. They are available at Target, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Vons/Safeway & Ralphs!

✨ My Favorite Flavors Are:

Drink: Strawberry Lemonade 🍓🍋

Squeeze Pack: Cherry Beet 🍒 & Strawberry Banana 🍓🍌

Energy Beverage: Raspberry Razz

Click HERE to get a coupon for $0.55 off any Mamma Chia beverage or snack!

Juice

These are some of my favorite drinks that I usually have in the fridge. REBBL makes it easy to drink turmeric and matcha green tea. They are super delicious and also good for you – win, win!

✨ Featured Flavors: Turmeric Golden-Milk & Matcha Latte 🍵

Another drink that looks kind of scary is nékter‘s Charcoal Skinny Lemonade! This drink has activated charcoal that draws toxins from your body, reduces bloating, and boosts your digestive functioning. Great to drink if you want to really cleanse your body!

*WARNING – can cause scary looking 💩*

Townshend’s Tea Company is a newer company that I just recently discovered. They are Organic, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Kosher, & 1005 Raw! They carry a 6 pack of different flavors of their kombucha at my local Costco, so, I decided to try it since it was such a good deal! I found that the flavor ‘Clear Mind‘ is my favorite.

“A brilliant botanical flavor with notes of rosemary and sage. Each herb in the recipe is noted for its ability to assist in mental clarity and focus.” 🍹

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Green Tea, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Rosemary, Organic Peppermint, Organic Sage, Organic Dandelion Root, Live Probiotic Culture

apple

Big Slice Apples are kettle cooked apples with superfoods! They have 3 collections which are Pure, Fit, & Luxe. These are also a great on the go snack, refrigerated or not! 🍎

✨ Favorite Flavos:

Original

Banana Mango & Hemp Seeds

Cinnamon French Toast 

These snack packs are Non-GMO verified, made with USA apples only, includes no high fructose corn syrup, great source of Vitamin C,  naturally gluten & fat free, and is also vegan!

Here is their social media pages: Instagram & Facebook

I got married!!

JK, I didn’t actually get married!

But I did do a wedding styled shoot with Alyanne Events & a bunch of other amazing people & companies at Omni La Costa Resort.

This shoot was also featured on Wedding Chick’s website HERE.

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Photography: @garrettrichardson | Venue: @omnilacosta

Planner: @alyannevents | Florals: @studiofleurish

Models: @camiorito @izzyisup | Desserts: @dessertier

Rentals: @enticingtableswelds @aprboutiqueevent @crown_rentals

Cocktails: @medleycocktailco | Wine: @onehopeweddings 

Bridal Boutique: @archive_bridal | Dress: @pronovias

Jewelry: @kendrascott | Tux: @friartux

Hair & Makeup: @beautybyaubreebrooke

Stationary: @take_note_invitations

Featured Brand: Hemlock Hat Co.

HEMLOCK HAT CO.

A BRAND THAT IS DEVOTED TO EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP OF INDIVIDUAL STYLE, ENDLESS EXPRESSION AND FUNCTIONALITY.

Based in San Diego, California, they embrace an outdoor lifestyle and work hard to share this culture and love through their products.  Their goal is to provide a visual and personal connection with each design they offer and promote a FUNctional headwear experience. Whether it’s laying out at the beach, poolside, or adventuring through Joshua Tree they’ve got you covered.

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Featured Hats:

Cape Town 

Americana 🇺🇸

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Devil’s Punch Bowl Hike

Devil’s Punch Bowl AKA Cedar Creek Falls is a 5.2 mile hike all down hill on the way to the waterfall and all up hill on the way back. We did this hike on May 23rd, 2017 and started around 9:20AM and finished around 1:00PM. We spent about an hour and a half at the waterfall. The water was pretty cold but felt nice since it was so hot out 💦 The hike down was super easy and the temperature was about 77-80 degrees. The way up was a bit tougher as the temperatures went up to about 95 degrees 🔥

📷 Here are some photos from the hike:

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How to get to Devil’s Punch Bowl:

We just put “Cedar Creek Falls” into apple maps but here is the actual address: 15531 Thornbush Road Ramona, CA 92065. Once you get to the end of Thornbush Road, the trail head is just to your left.

How to prepare for the hike:

You have to get a permit (only $10) which can be purchased here. Make sure to get it ahead of time because spots fill up quick! They only allow up to 75 permits to be sold per day. Each permit is good for up to 5 people.

When should I start my hike? 🕗 The earlier the better! The falls are much less crowded in the morning plus it’s a lot cooler so the hike won’t be as brutal! There is free parking right by the start of the hike but it fills up quick!

Can I bring my dog? 🐶 Dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times. I would NOT recommend bringing a dog especially at this time of year because of how hot it is. As we were hiking back up the trail, temperatures were already up to 95 degrees and since I was dying on the way up, you probably don’t want to put your dog through that!

What should I bring on the hike?  🎒 I recommend wearing a hat and/or sunglasses and good hiking/trail shoes-I wore Teva’s Waterproof Arrowoods since you have to walk through 3 small streams plus they are super comfortable and great for shorter hikes like this. Also, you should bring a backpack and fill it with TONS of water, some snacks or a full lunch if you plan to stay at the water fall for a couple of hours, a light quick dry towel and bathing suit (if you plan to go in the water), and sunscreen. I also brought a camera and GoPro to get the photos in this post. Don’t forget to bring the permit you purchased and your ID’s just in case someone comes around to check!

Here are some of the products I brought in my backpack:

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Maids + Marys Bridal Shoot

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Creative Design + Planning: @perfectlypoised_events & @candacejoleeevents
Venue: @condorsnestranch
Photography: @londonlightphotography
Videography: @joeyreger
Floral Design: @rogueandfox

Parrots:@pacificanimalproductions

Rentals: @adorefolklore
Macrame Swings: @macramama
Gourmet Catering + Bar: @newfoodtuesdayz
Hair + Makeup: @studiommb
Clothing + Accessories: @cleobella
Acrylic Signage: @californialustre
Calligraphy + Invitation: @madebymeer
Custom Champagne Labels: @shoplabelwithlove
Models: @allieshepps, @ciennajanell, @missjessx3, @amandashepps, @sofiaarevalo, & @izzyisup

Dominican Republic Winter Trip

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