We moved to Pacifica exactly one year ago this October 30th and I have spent the last 357 days dreaming of swimming in the Pacific Ocean. The average temperature of the water at the beach right down the street is about 62 degrees, so a wet suit is an absolute necessity if you plan on enjoying your swim!
After a year of wishing, today a dream came true! For the first time in my life I went surfing and I am so hooked!
My amazing instructor, Carlos, taught me so much and kept me feeling positive after many wipe-outs off my surf board. I was surprised at how hard it was to get up on the board and how quickly I became worn out from getting tossed around by the choppy sea. It was a bright and sunny day at Linda Mar Beach and besides the rougher surf that hit in the afternoon, an all around perfect day to learn how to surf.
I have always been a huge fan of all bareMinerals products. I first started using their products two years ago during Christmas time. As someone who has struggled with an oily face, large pores, and acne for most of my teen and adult life, I finally found a natural makeup line that improved my skin.
For the past two years I have been using this foundation which has done wonders for my skin and always gave me a luminous finish! I was smitten to find a foundation that I could wear that actually improved my skin, covered my imperfections, while not causing more breakouts. I am sure this has so much to do with the entire line of bareMinerals makeup remaining completely natural and organic!
With fall quickly approaching in San Francisco, I decided to step-up my beauty regimen and shy away from the dewy summer-glow look, and try for a more matte look for fall. I recently purchased the new matte foundation in Fairly Medium and it comes in the form of a loose powder just like the original foundation.
If you haven’t been to Monterey Bay in California, then add it to your list! Monterey is a lovely and quaint town close to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur, both are iconic spots you can hop over to on your trip to the area. In the nearby town of Pacific Grove, thousands of Monarch butterflies spend a few weeks in the middle of October at the eucalyptus tree grove during their great migration.
As much as I love the weather here in northern California, I do truly miss the Fall and everything it entails. I will be the first to admit that I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with fall. Not just a pumpkin spice everything obsession, but also an additional weather, clothes, food, drinks, candles, events, and holidays kind of obsession. I was born the day before Halloween, so I am sure that has something to do with my love for all things Fall.
If the thought of a cozy night in, next to a crackling fire, watching a holiday movie, snuggled up in blankets, with candles burning throughout the house, and apple cider in your hand, is your ideal and perfect cliche evening, then we should be best friends. Yes, I am about as cliche as it gets when it comes to this season, but I have always been about comfort, cozy, and nostalgic moments.
I was in search for a wonderful summer DIY project, when my mother mentioned how much she would love to have something that could sit in the window sill to hold her fresh-cut herbs from their garden. This was the perfect project to try out my brand new Black and Decker 20V MAX Drill, a lightweight drill that even I can use!
I used a three inch hole-saw piece connected to the drill to cut four holes in the top board to make room for each mason jar. The top and bottom boards can be any size in length or width, it all depends on the size of the mason jars or vases you choose to use for your herb selection.