5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

Happy New Year! I apologize if I didn't say that earlier. My bad! The year 2015 vanished rapidly but brought 2016 in its place. I guess that means we get the opportunity to set new goals & feel refreshed enough to attempt to achieve them. We're already a week into 2016; that means 51 weeks until 2017! Okay, now I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's what I was loving last year: holiday festivities, reflectionLagunitas Brown Shugga', homegrown herbs, & autumn leaves. Let's get this started off in the new 2016 fashion!

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Retype - I'm totally digging this app I got through Starbucks. Retype is basically a typography app where you can add words or phrases to photos. It has an element of design that I probably wouldn't be able to achieve in Photoshop & it's quick. 

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Beanies - Beanies, beanies, beanies! I'm all about beanies, especially during this time of year. They're perfect if you're having a bad hair day or if you just want to warm up your ears & head. I have several to choose from. It's been pretty rainy here in Southern California, so I'm absolutely tickled that I have the opportunity to wear them.

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Dried Okra Chips - How did I not know about okra chips sooner??!?!?!! These little guys are so delectable & have minimal ingredients, making it a relatively healthy alternative to your average potato chip. They have a fantastic crunch & I like to pretend that I'm eating a vegetable.

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Learning from Mistakes - It's one thing if someone tells you something about life but it's another thing altogether if you experience it & learn from it yourself. This terrible photo was taken on New Year's Eve in an attempt to remember where my boyfriend's car was parked; I didn't do a good enough job because we spent an hour walking all over trying to find the car. I'll be honest, it wasn't the first time it happened. Now I know to always drop a pin, take pictures of the surrounding area, & write a note with the cross streets.

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This Photo - My boyfriend & I were doing a little grocery shopping & passed by the Denny's we used to go to when I was 17 & he was 18 years old. It was the location where we had some of our very first memories: eating breakfast before my late start class, some handholding, & innocent kisses. It's hard to admit, but it's been almost 9 years since then. To clarify: we dated in high school, separated in college, & then started dating officially (again) 3 years ago.

What are you loving so far in 2016? Do you have any goals for this year? :]

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39 comments

  1. I've never heard of Okra Chips before! They sound yummy. Beanies are great for so many different reasons; rainy days, cold days, bad hair days, lazy days LOL. (but of course I don't own a single one unfortunately...)

    You're relationship goals! 9 years and you're still fond of each other! haha :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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  2. Yes I am with you on beanies, girl! I have been wearing mine non-stop :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  3. Thanks for sharing these 5 things with us. I never heard of the retype app so I will definitely be checking that out. I also never heard of the Orka chips. I will need to give them a try. I dated my husband for about 8 years before we were married as well. We started dating when we were 19. Great post. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Kathy
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    1. That's too cute! We've only been together 3 years, but we did date in high school. :]

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  4. Never heard of okra chips. You two are so cute! Happy new year!

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  5. I definitely want to try those okra chips!! Sounds yummy & healthy. Im gonna download that app! Beanies are my favorite :)) you and your boyfriend are so cute.

    My goals is to stay focused, learn more about myself this year. Love unconditionally. And read more and work out lol

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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    1. I love love love your 2015 goals, Kayla! LOVE them. :]

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  6. I've never heard of dried okra chips!!! I need some in my life. Hugs, Kait
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    1. I love them, also loving green bean chips!!! <3 :]

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  7. Great post. x

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  8. Where do you buy the Ocra chips? You love birds look so cute togethe.I will try out that App too and you look nice with a beanie on. Great post, I learning from my mistakes too
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    1. I buy them at a place called Winco, but they may be available at certain health food stores. :]

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  9. This is a lovely post. The retype app sounds interesting.
    Love, Fads

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I need to check out that app. Happy 2016! :)

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  11. I need to check out retype app! and dried okra chips look really good and healthy!
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    1. Relatively healthy. I should check out the nutritional info. :]

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  12. Beanies are part of the reason why I love winter. You look so cute in that photo! I agree, sometimes I use phone apps over photoshop to edit photos because it's so fast and easy.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. I'm no graphic designer so this app helps me create some rad stuff without spending hours on something. :]

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  13. Aw this post is such a wonderful idea! I love the apps Starbucks have to offer and Retype looks like an amazing addition! You look so cute in that beanie!

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    1. Starbucks leaves us with some great apps! :]

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  14. Really love your post ! xo
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  15. Really love your post ! xo
    Can we follow each other ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    BLOG | GorisHelena

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  16. I've just downloaded that retype app on your recommendation, i have had a proper look through it yet but it seems brilliant and very useful :) I also love beanies, they don't suit me but I always think they look great on other people ! Learning from mistakes has been something I've been trying to do a lot moving into the new year and so far, my fresh start is going well :)

    Lots of love,Marianne xxx

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    1. Let me know how you like the app, Marianne. A fresh start is motivating at least. :]

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  17. I just bought 2 beanies in H&M sale for €1 each and I'm hooked. They just look so effortlessly cool and are perfect for a bad hairday!
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    1. Omg. That's a FANTASTIC deal! Wish I jumped on that bargain. :]

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  18. just followed you on bloglovin. I gotta download that retype app. that is something I need, its getting so cold in nyc so beanies are def something I need. I cant believe week 1 of 2016 is over. happy belated new year. one of my goals this year is to grow my blog and make new friends.

    xoxo,
    geri

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    1. Happy new year to you too, Geri. Those are wonderful goals. :]

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  19. Hmm I've never tried the retype app- I'll have to look into it!

    Mary Kate
    www.mynewchicagolife.com

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  20. Growing up I hated okra! Perhaps these okra chips will change my opinion! Thanks for sharing!
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    Neelam
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  21. Oh I love beanies so much and wish I could wear them all year. But I live in AZ and it's over 100 degrees most of the year. I need to check out that app!

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