17.6.15

New Goal


dog sleeping on arm chair

      At the start of 2015, I made a personal goal for myself to blog consistently (at least twice a week) and I have for the most part kept up that goal. However, I dislike how random the posting seems. There is no rhyme or reason to what I post, except for a few regular features. My next goal is to establish some sort of posting schedule and plane my posts more in advance. Hopefully I will be able to figure this out over the summer before school starts up again. I figured by posting this, it is a way of holding myself accountable until I complete my goal.
     I originally started blogging as a way of keeping track of all the various things that inspired me, but now a few years later that has changed. I realize now that I want to be putting out my own content rather than just sharing other's creations. I am still trying to figure out which direction I want to go. I am going to take a break to figure this out, create new posts, update the design and give the blog a makeover to fit with my journey onto a new step in my life. In the meantime, you can still find what is inspiring me on my Pinterest.

Thank you for your patience as I figure this out. 
Have a great day!
-Ellie

*Bonus a cute photo of Jake!

15.6.15

Week(end) Recap // Museum Adventures

archways in entry to Cantor museum

We took a spontaneous trip to the Cantor Museum for an art fix on a rainy day.

Asian art at Cantor Museum

12.6.15

Pinned Lately // 08



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10.6.15

Hooked on Yoga


 

    Back in January of this year, I started doing yoga. It came to and end in May.  I did it for approximately three times a week for an hour to an hour and a half. 
I originally went in with a goal to increase my flexibility and to make my body stronger, but came out with so much more.  I cannot express how much I love it.  I have never been very flexible, but I am pleasantly surprised by how far I am now able to stretch in some of the poses.
     Some people have the misconception that yoga is not exercise and that it is easy. It may look easy, but it is most definitely a workout. It requires strength, balance, and endurance often all at once. You learn to push yourself just a bit further to hold a pose for a few seconds longer.
      Now that I am finished with my class, I have noticed a difference in my body. I am much more lean and toned. I also discovered yoga is also a great stress reliever. I didn’t realize how much tension was in my body until after my first yoga class. I was sitting in the car and I felt completely light and relaxed. I can honestly say I am hooked. I am hoping to continue practicing over the summer and signing up for another class next year at school.

-Ellie

photo source

8.6.15

Imaginary Outfit // Day in Disneyland





Comfortable shoes, lightweight t-shirt, shorts, and sunglasses. All set for a full day in Disneyland.
-Ellie

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5.6.15

In Bloom

Lamb's ear plant
red berries on bush
purple flowers in bloom

Flowers and plants, I noticed in bloom around my front yard.

A bit of spring inspiration...

-Ellie

3.6.15

Up in the Hills

Hiking trail/path at top of valley

      I took a quick trip up into the hills with my friend last Tuesday. It was sunny and hot. The sky was clear which made for a great view of the valley below. I snapped a few photos of our little trip. I enjoyed the quiet and it made me long for future, summer road trips. 

-Ellie
view from passenger seat in car
roadtrip gear

1.6.15

Weekend Recap // Disneyland


      This past weekend, I went to Disneyland for a graduation trip with my friends. It was amazing! We spent an entire day in the park and our legs were so tired at the end of the day. We were able to squeeze in quite a few rides for just one day. My favorite ride was California Screamin', but the Indiana Jones one came in a close second. I love the stomach dropping feeling of roller coasters and California Screamin' did not disappoint.  
    I tried Dole-Whip for the first time and it is as good as everyone says. I had a great time and the entire trip made me realize how much I am going to miss seeing my friends every day. 

I hope you all had a great weekend too!

-Ellie
California Adventure view of pier
V8 cafe in Disneylandgas station restaurant at disneyland
Route 66 sign in Cars Land at Disneyland
Dole Whip at Disneyland
Disneyland at dusk

26.5.15

Reading List // Coffee Table Books

                  
 
                   
     

A few books on my reading/looking list. Some of these have been on my list for some time (Tomboy Style...I love the blog). Others are more recent discoveries...the Ikea Book. 

22.5.15

Pinned Lately // 07




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