Saturday, July 22, 2017

5 Things

1. Waiting in line for Mama's is always worth it


2. I camped like a real wilderness person!


3. Glorious breakfast foods


4. The most beautiful view to wake up to


5. Truth

Friday, July 21, 2017

San Francisco Day Four





On our last full day in San Francisco, we wandered around Japantown (Nihon Machi) with our cousin Nichole in search of cheap goodies at the dollar store, curry from any restaurant in the area, and unique beauty products. We started the day with breakfast from Tartine Bakery- one of dad's favorites, but got sick from the croissant sandwich! Luckily we recovered from a minor bout of food poisoning before meeting up with Nichole in the Japanese food haven. We stopped by the $1.50 store where dad purchased seven fountain pens ("they're only $1.50!" -direct quote, my father), I cleared out the chocolate mushrooms, and spent more money than necessary on kawaii products. I begged everyone to find a restaurant serving curry and it only took dad multiple Yelp searches and aimless walking in order to find a ramen shop with a legit curry bowl. We sat near the most obnoxious group of loud humans, who nearly made me explode with rage, but the curry was so delicious I would go back despite the freaking annoying people who ordered vegan ramen. Okay, mini rant over. Japantown is incredible and is a great spot to spend the day as it has dozens of ramen, bento, and teishoku available in SF along with cute shops and dessert bars. Although we were sad to leave the city, hanging out with Nichole and stuffing our faces with the best food was the perfect finishing touch!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Football Favorites | Michael Bennett


I've never been a Seahawks fan (@ Pete Carroll), but Michael Bennett is one of my favorites in the league. The DE joins my beloved Colin Kaepernick as an athletic hero due to his consistent community service, mentoring, and good stewardship. He was a three sport athlete at Alief Taylor High School where he excelled in baseball, football, and track. In his senior year, Bennett notched 110 tackles with four sacks, landing first-team All-District honors while succeeding in discus with a personal record throw of 147 ft. Bennett attended Texas A&M (disgust) where he played all four seasons as a DL. As a freshman, Bennett totaled 23 tackles for a loss of 4.5 yards with 3.5 sacks and one pass defended. He increased his numbers as a sophomore with 27 tackles for a loss of 6 yards with two sacks, one pass defended, and two forced fumbles. He exploded on the field as a junior where he notched 43 tackles for a loss of 6 yards with one sack, four passes defended, and one forced fumble. Bennett's numbers took a nosedive in his final year in College Station as he only showed 19 tackles for a loss of three yards with one interception. Bennett's younger brother Martellus (my other favorite! Post written about him here) also played at A&M from 2006-2008.

The Super Bowl XLVIII champion and two-time Pro Bowl participant went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, but was picked up by the Seahawks in his first attempt with the team. Although he initially showed promise, Bennett was dropped from his contract with Seattle and he moved to Tampa Bay where he notched a career-high 41 tackles, nine sacks, and three forced fumbles. He was released by the Buccs in 2012 before he returned to his inaugural team. Bennett's stats have fluctuated during his time in the league as he began his first season with the Seahawks under the guise of 18 tackles, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. His 2015 season was a showstopper as Bennett recorded 33 tackles, 10 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He was a two-time NFC Champion in 2013 and 2014 and earned the title of Pro Bowl Defensive MVP in the 2015 game.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

White Popsicles



I've been choosing color over neutrals recently and have seen style as both an art and a means of dictating my mood. I love the pink, yellow, and orange popsicles on this Maison Jules tee for the summer time as they're easy to color coordinate. I originally paired the top with hot pink pants but instead went for classic white jeans from J.Crew (my new favorites!) and my pastel yellow Allbirds sneakers. These shoes are incredible soft and comfortable to wear around the city! I threw my denim bomber from LOFT over the shirt because I like how it breaks up some of the colors. My pink Kate Spade bag finished off the look and my bright pastel tirade continues with my upcoming outfits!
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