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    Musings: VRBO (Rental #318895) Gone Wrong

    You pay for what you get… If you remember way back to August 2016, we went to Hawaii for Lil’s 30th birthday. Here are a few of the posts: Cali Girl Does Hawaii: Back to the Island Cali Girl Does Hawaii: #SAndJTravels_Hawaii Cali Girl Does Hawaii: Zippin’ on a Whim We’d never used VRBO, but others in our family had, so we gave it a shot. It’s like the original Air BnB. We did not due our due diligence in finding a home and we also chose to error on the cheap side when selecting our final rental. Boy did that bite us in the ass. But we all tried…

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    Cinco de Ganeeban

    Hey, remember me… No prob-llama, I haven’t gone anywhere! I’ve missed blogging and it missed me. I thought I’d write a quick post about life lately…so yeah! Night Date, because Date Night is so overused. Last night J and I used two gift cards (werk perk) that were expired, but they let me use them anyways. Gracias, Il Fo! We go to dinner, or should I say grab dinner to go, more often than not. So what makes this different? We actually made a resie (so I could earn Open Table points), sat at a table for two, and ordered a meal to enjoy together. No phones, just us chatting.…

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    On to the Next Chapter…

    Move over 2015, 2016 is making its way… Just being cliche with a year end post. Totes, obvi! HAHA! Okay, but for real. I’m a day early, but I was scrolling through IG for a little bit (I have way too many posts to look through the entire year) and I started remembering all the fun I had this year. Because, let’s be real, no one wants to post the bad and ugly stuff. I completely forgot I ran a freakin’ marathon this year! It was so ugly I pushed it out of my mind OR it happened in the beginning of the year and I just forgot. Either way,…

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    Thinking Out Loud – On a Thursday

    I’m all thought’d out… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. The good thing about blogging is I can make up my own words and no one can say anything. Well, technically not true. But I do and I don’t really care what anyone says. So take that… thought’d! Pitch Perfect 2 // I totally slept on the first one and don’t think I saw it until it had already been out on DVD for months, possibly over a year. But I loved it after my second go around of watching it. I liked it at first, but it wasn’t until my second viewing did I really decided I was smitten. So,…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Without Much Thought

    Just not feelin’ it today… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. I say that now, but then the post will end up going on for ever…and ever… Pizza // Do you ever have such an intense craving for food, but don’t give in for days. Then finally, the weather gets gloomy and pizza and cuddling just sound perfect? Yeah, that happened. I have been craving pizza for damn near a week now and we finally caved and got it last night, even though we had planned to make breakfast burritos. We did, we just made them for this AM (which were freakin’ amazing, by the way!). J’s friends stopped by, before…

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    Five Things Friday – Our Coffee Date

    Let’s pretend for a second… Thanks, Clare! Let’s get lost in a very cute, hippie chic coffee shop. We are sitting in some slightly uncomfortable wooden chairs, leaning on a concrete slab table, and enjoying each others company. Here are the things I’d probably talk to you about… Source 1. Wanderlust – My sincere obsession with going on a vacation is really insane right now. All I keep thinking about is being at the beach for 10 days with J and/or my family on vacation. No responsibilities, fun adventures, being sun kissed, and reading copious amounts of books. Also throw in a few adult beverages and you’re basically living my…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Hawaii Edition

    Back on that grind… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. I thought I’d just verbally spew some stuff from my recent trip to Hawaii and whatnot… Sunsets – I never take the time to watch the sunset in Sacramento, but I feel like when you’re in Hawaii and it’s setting over the beautiful ocean, its a must. It was definitely a trip of relaxation, so we were in no hurry to leave the beach when the sun was setting. It was a perfect way to end our days at the beach. Plus the views are worth more than anything you can buy or picture you can take. It was so relaxing…

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    Vacation Blues

    Aloha! Source Gah! Bittersweet…to say the least. I’m probably currently more bitter, than sweet. Ending a glorious 7 day vacation with my Ohana is heartbreaking. Okay, so I’m being slightly dramatic, but you get the gist. Do you ever get the vacation blues? I swear it’s a real thing. They start to set in on your last (full) day. Your heart gets a little heaver, your feet drag a little more, and B-A-M…you’re hit with the full blow vacation blues when you at the airport hoping and praying that your luggage does not surpass that damn 50lb mark on the scale. Your flight home is restless, because what awaits you…

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    Five Things Friday – Short && Sweet

    Just like a Friday workday should be! Thanks, Clare! So, I’ve been making you jealous pumping you up with all my talk of Hawaii, but the time has (almost) come! I’m working a half day today and then I’m O-U-T-T-A H-E-R-E! My Home for 7 Days 5 Things I’m Doing Before We Leave for Hawaii: 1. SF Giants game with the Boy and a little time enjoying the City. 2. Friends family BBQ for Labor Day. 3. Mom’s pre-60th-Birthday Dinner with the immediate family. 4. Mom’s 60th Birthday Party with all of our loved ones, blood and by choice. 5. Labor Day BBQ with the family. 5 Ways I Plan…

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    10 Day YOU Challenge – 6 Places

    Packin’ my bags for my virtual dream destinations roundup I’m about to take you on… In case you missed My 10 Secrets , My 9 Loves , My 8 Fears , and 7 Wants take a peek! This “challenge” comes from Kristen’s at Glitter and Dust. I guess this post could go in any direction you choose – where you’ve traveled, local places in your town, or places you desire to travel. So, because I love to daydream about vacation locations, I will go with 6 places I want to travel too! 6 Places 1. Machu Picchu – I don’t know a whole lot about it, other than it is in…