Since Sophia was about 3 years old she wanted to share a room with her little brother Aiden. At the time she was having a very hard time sleeping so we thought it would help her sleep better if they shared a room. We had four bedrooms at that moment so we decided to use her bedroom as a playroom. It all worked out great, the kids had lots of room for play time and Sophias sleeping habits got better. I knew that once we moved and we lost the fourth bedroom that I was going to repaint Sophia's ikea kitchen and have it a little more gender neutral. I decided to go with a tropical theme for their bedroom and I finally got around to repainting her kitchen. I found the perfect wrapping paper from zazzle and decided to go with a light mint color for the base of the kitchen. It turned out exactly how I imagined it would. Now all I have to work on is the rest of them room. If you'd like to see the tutorial for this here is my previous duktig hack. Happy Friday!
For this Easter we didn't really make any plans because I had to work. So I decided last minute to drive to the country side of San Diego and have a little hike and picnic instead. Through the power of instagram and hashtags (HAHA) I've been finding some pretty amazing places around me that I wouldn't know about otherwise. Before heading out we went to Whole Foods to get some grub (it's been my favorite place to eat from lately) and we headed out. The drive was about an hour and a half. The drive out of the city is always great. We see lots of farm animals and that always makes the kids super excited.
When we got there (after I found the correct address and not a winery, which is actually a perfect place to get lost at but not with kids) We were met by a sign that warned us about cattle grazing at the reserve. It made me super anxious to see these cattle. I'm not going to lie, once we did they sorta freaked me out. They are huge in person and to have them roaming along side with you is pretty scary. The kids were amazed by these big gentle animals and were so happy I had brought them there. We continued walking along the path when all of a sudden a big ol' long horn was standing a few feet away from us eating grass. Not gonna lie I almost pooped my pants and thought twice about walking past him. But I figured he wouldn't do anything if we let him be and he didn't. We managed to walked a couple of miles and then headed back because we forgot our water in the car but it was over all a great experience and I can't wait to go back again.
Labels: EXPLORING SAN DIEGO
This past New Year I didn't really set any resolutions since I never do them but I did say to myself that this year I wanted to go outside more and I have been doing just that. I grew up in San Diego County but never really explored it the way I have been now. I'm actually pretty amazed at how many places you can explore here. This past week my friend and I decided to go hiking at Torrey Pines. The views were absolutely breath taking. The weather was perfect and the flowers were in full bloom. I keep telling my husband that I might not want to leave San Diego after all. There are so many beautiful places to hike to (which I've really fallen in love with over the past few weeks) I feel so at peace when I'm outside discovering new places I have never seen before. So if you're ever in San Diego be sure to check out Torrey Pines! But do be careful, we walked into a snake on our way back down. You just gotta keep in mind that we are in their backyards so we gotta be alert at all times.