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Celebrating 28 Years

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There is nothing special or significant about turning 28 today except that I have so much to celebrate at this time in my life. I’m in a place now where I can just live because for once I don’t have a plan. Whatever happens now happens and its the best feeling in the world. So I am celebrating that! But also thinking back about everything that it took to get me to this point.



Here are 10 things I would tell my younger self …

final number 1 Sunscreen – Where it now and everyday even during rainy days. There’s no going back but if you knew this early on, there are so many scars we could have avoided!

final number 2Acne – you don’t have it bad right now and if you continue what your doing (birth control, food. i.e) you will make things worse!

final number 3Birth Control – Let’s really do some research and think this through before we commit to 5 years!

final number 4There is no rush in growing up – Enjoy right now!

final number 5Stress – Don’t stress over things you can’t control! You will save yourself from a lot of built up tension and the biggest of them all you can’t help what people think or say of you so no stress!

final number 6Friends wont stay forever – Majority of your friendships will end; good and bad. And its sad but they each did their part in your life. Some you may never get the chance for closure and there are some that you will resent but you were meant to meet each of them and the bad ones; they know what they did!

final number 7Quality over quantity – But you will have friends. A small group; actually 1 or 2 but you would never expect who and you will surprise yourself with the new friends you will make as you get older!

final number 8 standtallmiaLove – There was nothing wrong with you, he was meant to come later in your life. Your wait was worth it!

final number 9College – It’s ok to change your mind. Actually, you will change your mind again and be really proud of where you end up.  Dad will even be impressed and support your endeavors!

final number 10Self-love – That pink little animal becomes the basis of your life and you will find yourself relating more to the animal as you grow up. Your awkwardness, humor and creativity will be your defining qualities, even if know one knows you for it. You even build your business around it!


stand tall,

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Our East Coast Beach Day

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Must Do!!

1. Spend a day at any beach on the cape. No further explanation!!

2. Visit a Cranberry farm. This was a last minute find and decision. I heard so much about the cranberry bogs and I hadn’t seen one so when I looked it up to see where they are, I found a farm that did tours; so I signed us both up right away and we arrived at the cutest little farm where John made friends with the animals.

3. Drive up the cape to P-Town. It was so cool to see all the little towns and the history behind each of them. Of course John and I learned very quickly that not everything is open like here in LA. Some places are closed for the season; the only bummer!

4. Check out the salt marsh in Province-Town. Once we reached the top of the cape we weren’t sure what we were going to do but we came across this jetty aka breakaway and it was probably my favorite part of the whole trip. The Atlantic Ocean was on one side and the marsh on the other. There were even warning signs for sharks! After we started our trek towards the lighthouse, some folks walking back warned us about the tide rising since it was later in the day and the jetty disappearing so we ran back. Next time for sure we plan on heading their early and walking all the way to the lighthouse!

5. Spend a couple nights in Boston. We only planned on being in the city for a day and it made for such a long day that we wished we stayed overnight! We left early in the morning to avoid morning rush hour and to make it to our Sam Adams beer tasting tour and ended up getting there 5 minutes past. After a few beers we were both in a good mood and had the whole day to kill until the 7pm Red Sox game. By the time we finished up we were so exhausted and still had to drive back to the cape. So plan for more than one night if your heading to the city!!

6. Walk the Freedom Trail. It was cool to see all the history and a very easy walk. We stopped at historic bars and tried some foodie things, but I wouldn’t recommend paying to see anything! You pretty much get the just of it from just walking and reading about it along the way!

7. Watch a Red Sox Game. It was crazy to experience a completely different atmosphere! We were probably to only ones in sweaters and scarfs for the cold. But def so much fun and worth the tickets we splurged on!

8. Take the Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and eat lobster. This was a last minute decision and it was so worth it! I wanted to eat seafood before I left and John suggested we check out the island since we stared at it all week from our place. And we found the best little seafood boil shack! We order 2 whole lobsters, a lb. bag of clams and mussels and it was all only $60. It was so good and we can’t eat seafood anywhere else!

9. Sign up for the Sam Adams Morning Mash-In Brewery Tour. This was so much fun and if you sign up for the earliest tour, they include a free tasting!

10. Check out Plymouth Plantation. My parents did a summer history tour a year before we went and my dad said we had to check this place out. Of course I enjoyed it so much becasue it was so overcast and it was so cool to see the history.

Hope this is all useful!!


Stand tall,