Vacation planning for May 2019 ✈️

Hi all!!!

This is a very exciting post for me because I’m going to write out our long 9-day trip that’s happening in May, day by day! We are calling it our honeymoon part 1 because there will be a part 2 eventually. We’ve been talking about going back to Santa Barbara for a while now and originally we were only going to go for four nights because everything was so expensive, but we found a way around it! We actually ended up making it a 9 day vacation and it wasn’t as expensive as it should’ve been. So here’s how we are planning it out.

Saturday May 25th to Sunday May 26th: Our flight leaves for LA at 5am and we will be there by 10am. We chose the LAX airport because it was much cheaper flying into LA than SB. That’s when we decided to go two days earlier than we planned and just stay in LA that weekend. We planned to go to the two parks in Disneyland and Universal Studios from the start, but just by making it a day trip from SB, but this is much easier and that way we have two full days to do whatever we want in LA. We also were able to find a cheap Airbnb right by Disneyland. But we are going to Disneyland and Universal Studios!!! I am SO pumped! It’s my first time so I’m acting like a kid, but I am too excited! 

Monday May 27th to Sunday June 2nd: We rented a car so we will drive that morning from LA to SB, take a nice long cruise by the coastline, and enjoy some road trip time together. Cannot wait to see the views by the ocean and the mountains, it will be beautiful! We decided to spend the next 6 days in Santa Barbara because we found a really cheap Airbnb so we were able to stay longer than we thought. This will give us time to really soak up SB and enjoy what their city has to offer. We haven’t planned out every single thing we are doing yet, but I will update when we do! On that Sunday, we will drive back to LA and spend some time there before our flight in the evening. This is going to be the longest we’ve ever stayed in California, it’s going to be great!

That’s what we have planned so far, we literally just booked all the Airbnb’s, bought the flight tickets, and rented the car just yesterday! In a month, we’re going to purchase the Disneyland and Universal Studios tickets since those can really be purchased at any time. 

Side note: I surprised Mirhad with this camera he has wanted so he could start filming (his dream is to be a director one day) and I went and bought it last night for him. He totally didn’t see it coming and had the best reaction! I told him this will be great for him taking pictures and videos of me on vacation 😂 Anyways, I’m happy he can finally use his own camera instead of mine and I know he is too! Hopefully he can learn how to use the camera like an expert by May so we can get some cool footage. Maybe by then my Youtube channel will be started?! 🙂

But yeah, that’s our trip planning. Has anyone else been to Disneyland or Universal Studios? Anything we HAVE to see?? Any recommendations for food in LA and Santa Barbara? I will do some research, but I’d love to hear from personal experience. 🙂

Sunday activities + plans! 🍁

GOOD MORNING!!!

Happy Sunday!!! I just did something that took so much courage, I shared my Dallas video from Youtube on Facebook… took days to convince myself to just do it, but there are so many reasons why I hesitated. They’re really all dumb, I even watched a Youtube video with the title, “PLEASE START A YOUTUBE CHANNEL – YOUR EXCUSES NOT TO ARE STUPID.” I thought about sharing it for like an hour this morning, came across this video which motivated me to share it + motivated me to continue making Youtube videos. Here’s the link to that video:

 

Anyways, she had some really good points and basically it made me realize that ANY excuse I had for not starting a channel and making videos are STUPID. What am I afraid of?? Nothing anymore! 🙂 

Little bit of a rant, but I’m done now. Woke up a little earlier this morning, had a delicious cup of coffee, and have been doing stuff that revolves around my blog and channel. Later we’re supposed to go eat with Mirhad’s dad and after I think we’re going to meal prep for the week. Mirhad starts school tomorrow (last semester yay!) and I know he’s already dreading it lol. I really wanted to ride bikes today, but it’s blazing hot outside, you can barely breath and we’re under a heat advisory thing until Tuesday. 

Can’t wait to get this week of work over with, 3 day weekend coming up!! Woohoo! Which means 4 day work week 😀 so I am looking forward to that. 

That’s all really for today, see ya! 🙂

It’s FRIDAY!!

Good morning!

Happy happy Friday! I’m only super happy because this has been like the longest week ever and I am just ready to not work for 2 days hahaha. I’m working from home (work from home Friday’s ofc) and just finished a great cup of coffee.

I gave Mirhad a great idea of making a coffee bar at our house. We found some inspiration from Pinterest and will be going today after work to buy the table we want and some other decorations. Can’t wait to see the outcome! I will document 🙂

Mirhad’s gma is coming over for coffee today, so before she comes we need to go buy her a present. We’re just going to have some coffee with her for a little bit and then whenever she wants to go back home we’ll take her. It’ll be fun since she hasn’t been over yet!

I’m just super excited to add something new to the house, it really has been coming along great. Just taking things one at a time.

I really want to start a Youtube channel, but I don’t know where to start lol. I don’t know if I want to start out with a makeup video or maybe the Dallas video I am making? This makes me want to work on my videos using a Mac desktop, it would be so much easier than my laptop, but Mirhad would kill me if we bought that hahahaha.

Mirhad has a haircut @ 1 so I want to go with him since the area he gets his hair cut in isn’t SUPER safe. I feel better if I’m there lol.

But yeah, I’ll try to update some more maybe tomorrow.

See ya! 🙂

Friday, weekend plans, & coffee! 💫

Good morning!

I am working from home today, I feel like I just need to work from home once a week for a change of scenario. It keeps me motivated. Anyways, I also woke up this morning feeling sick so it is a good thing I am working from home. Hope whatever this is passes by Monday.

The other day I bought some glass coffee mugs (well 2) and they are so cute. I have been making coffee in them and it looks like a professional capuccino that was made in a coffee shop!

Planning to go shopping this weekend if I get any better. Hopefully I do because I need some new clothes in general and for the trip.

Sanela and I are getting our nails done Tuesday and we decided to go once a month and just treat ourselves because WHY NOT?! I think we deserve it 🙂 so that will be fun, I am excited! I’m thinking about doing something like these colors:

Nails #1

Nails #2

Nails # 3

Nails #4

I wonder if they would be able to do some of these designs with gel polish or if it is only with acrylics? Super cute anyways!

I am looking for a book to read, so I am browsing Amazon to see recommendations, if you are reading this and have any good book recommendations, please let me know! 🙂

I also bought a camera recently, the Canon G7X Mark II and I am loving it! I bought it to vlog and record memories of my husband and I so I don’t have to pull out my phone all of the time and I also have just wanted a camera for such a long time. So I decided to go ahead and try this one, so far it is AMAZING. The quality, size, and basically everything is so great. I did a lot of research before buying this camera so I knew I would love it! I was also thinking about possibly starting a Youtube channel, not sure what it would be about? I could do makeup, daily life activities, traveling, etc,. I guess it would primarily be about my life and I am not focused on having a bunch of followers, just want to share my videos! 🙂

That’s all for now, I may blog again today, if not tomorrow then for sure because I want to possibly do a camera review? Or maybe a travel packing list for a short weekend trip like the one we are going on!

Until next time! 🙂 ✨