5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

Hooray & happy Friday everybody! Although Saturday is my favorite day of the week, there's something so satisfactory about Fridays. It's the end of something stressful & the beginning of something exciting — the opportunity to sleep in or run all the errands you've been wanting to complete. Unless you work weekends of course. That's another story. Aside from weekends, here's what I'm loving right now:

san juan capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

If you recall, I went on a short trip to San Clemente last week & during the vacation, we took a brief trip to San Juan Capistrano. By brief, I mean literally one hour. We checked out the Mission San Juan Capistrano gift shop & that's about it, but it's beautiful.

farmer's market

Farmer's Market

I don't head to farmer's market as often as I would like or as often as I should, for that matter. I did a bit of research & there are several markets in a short vicinity from me, so no more excuses! Anyhoo, I bought some mouthwateringly delicious garlic rosemary bread, cranberry orange loaf, & some dried fruit. Don't mind if I do.

st. patrick's day

St. Patrick's Day

This is the second year in a row I spent St. Patrick's Day out with my girlfriend. Apparently it's a tradition now. We went to Aztec Brewery in Vista & grabbed a flight of tasters. Absolutely no green beer for us. We did have some green jellybeans & had fun trying to guess the flavors. Our favorite? Pear.

tequila

This Sign

Let's be real. There's no way I could resist this sign. I'm a huge fan of cartoons & cute characters, so it's no surprise that this one caught my eye. Tequila isn't for me but this sign is. I hope you get a little bit of joy from it too.

spring blooms

Spring Blooms

Can you believe that spring is here? It's definitely one of my favorite times of the year. The beautiful & prevalent blooms are simply irresistible. I've been noticing them everywhere — on the side of the highway, during a hike, & even in the parking lot when I went to get an oil change.

What are you loving right now? Anything from my list? :]

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61 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos Carmen!

    www.lesleyandeve.com

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  2. Totally agree on all of these! I love how everything blooms in the springtime :)

    XO

    Molly

    www.trendychickadee.com

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  3. I absolutely love cruising through farmer's markets; the fresh produce is just too irresistible! And yes that sign is adorable; I always have a weak spot for shops with handwritten signage haha!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  4. Thanks for sharing, to be honest I'm glad how you mix your content! I was tired of reading just about outfits on very single blog, I do appreciate when you mix it with some lifestyle/personal content!!

    xo,
    Live. Laugh. Love & Make Up

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  5. Farmers Markets are so fun to shop in, I always feel so healthy after leaving with anything from the market! I also love the flowers, spring is blooming and it's so exciting! So many new opportunities on the way and the warm weather definitely helps. Hope you have a lovely weekend, and a very happy Easter love!

    My Lovelier Days

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  6. Love these photos, I am so excited for summer and Farmers Markets!

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  7. What a beautiful place! I love going to Farmer's Markets! Love your photos! =)

    - Cielo

    Mermaid in Heels

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  8. Looks like an absolutely wonderful week - I just can't wait until things start blooming here too. I'm heading to our local farmer's market tomorrow for the first time this year and couldn't be more excited for it to be starting back up again!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

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  9. Farmer's markets are the best! Especially because you're supporting local AND you get the freshest food possible. I definitely need to hit one up soon.
    Good idea to go for a beer tasting on St.Patty's ;)

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  10. lovely photos! :)

    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  11. The farmer's market is a weekend favorite of mine, too! Have a great weekend!

    XO

    Bridget

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  12. I love that you're doing this every friday, it makes me want to do it too! It helps me so much to value the small things in life, which is what really matters!
    xx
    Ana
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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  13. I don't know why, but Farmer's Market always gets me sooo excited!
    It's full of vibrant colors & energy! Thanks for sharing these xx

    KayleeㅣJK's Dawn

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  14. I love farmer markets, they always have the best cheese haha! It's currently Autumn here so I'm very pleased that the weather has cooled dramatically as I love winter! Can't deal with our scorching Summers. X

    Sally - DiagonSally

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  15. Awesome post! I've also been loving farmer's markets and seeing the whole city bloom!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  16. Definitely can agree with the spring blooms! I love when everything is starting to grow and bloom again! Makes me so happy

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin/Instagram

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  17. Definitely can agree with the spring blooms! I love when everything is starting to grow and bloom again! Makes me so happy

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

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  18. those flowers are so beautiful.

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  19. I am so loving spring blooms right now as well! I honestly feel like this is the most beautiful spring I've ever seen, with flowers magically popping up everywhere!

    xx freshfizzle

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  20. Totally agree with loving the spring blooms! Unfortunately they are very far and few between where I live in rainy England but when they sun is out that is the best! Lovely post! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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  21. Beautiful photos!
    xx Elisa
    www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

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  22. A lovely post! I am currently loving the Eastern holidays, cause I really needed few days off. ;) Happy Eastern! xxx

    www.naomella.com

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  23. EdyeNicolesMakeupMarch 26, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Just found your blog and love it! Right now I'm I'm excited about spring time :)

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  24. Beautiful pictures! I love farmer's markets :) Happy Easter!!

    www.fineclic.com

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    Let me know with a comment on my Blog

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  26. The farmer's market looked lovely :)

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

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  27. Nice post !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2016/03/march-style-inspirations.html

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  28. PLAYING WITH APPARELMarch 27, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    I love a good farmers market, they make me happy hahaha

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

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  29. :)What a great list! I love farmer's markets too and of course the spring flowers <3
    And that sign is adorable

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

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  30. Beautiful photos!
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  31. I love a good farmer's market, and San Juan Capistrano looks gorgeous!

    Euriental

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  32. Your photos are so bright and happy in this post! Love the spring time blooms :)

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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  33. Thank you, Leslie. Have a great week. :]

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  34. It's just so gorgeous this time of year! :]

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  35. Oh yeah. The fresh produce is such a highlight; it tastes amazing too. Handwritten signage is something I always seem to look out for. :]

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  36. Thanks Brenda. itsCarmen is a lifestyle blog so it has a bit of everything from my life. :]

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  37. I didn't feel so healthy after buying bread & fresh cookies at the farmer's market, but I get what you mean. Have a fab week. :]

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  38. Summer?! I want to enjoy the slight briskness of spring first! Where are you from, Katie? :]

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  39. When does the blooming start where you're from? How was the farmer's market experience? :]

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  40. Oh yes, absolutely! You hit the nail on the head with that one. The beer (& jellybean) tasting was fun for sure. :]

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  41. Some of the farmer's markets near me are held in the middle of the week, so it makes it difficult to attend. :]

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  42. I do 5 Things I'm Loving every other Friday & encourage you to do it too; it's nice to take a step back & reflect on the joys of life. :]

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  43. Definitely Kaylee! They're such a joyful event. Have a wonderful week. :]

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  44. Cheese?!! I have to keep my eye out for cheese at the next market. I'm missing out. I absolutely relate; I'm already missing the cool, cloudy days. It's sunny in San Diego 364.5 days out of the year it would seem. :]

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  45. It love keeping my eyes open for the colorful blooms everywhere. Have a great week. :]

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  46. Totally. It's like the world is coming alive. :]

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  47. It just might be; I feel the same way about this spring. :]

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  48. Ah shucks. Visit us here in SoCal & you'll enjoy the warmth. :]

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  49. I hope you had a good mini vacation. Do anything fun? :]

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  50. I'm feeling bright & happy, & so is San Diego. Thanks Rasshi. :]

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  51. It really is. San Juan Capistrano is such a cute place. :]

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  52. Glad we agree on the sign & spring flowers & farmer's markets. Basically everything. :]

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  53. Those flowers look incredible! Your photography is gorgeous girl!!! Wish we had weather like that over in the UK!

    Sian The Tattooed Princess <3

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  54. That is true! At the first hint of spring I always start to get excited for summer but spring is just as lovely!! I am from Vancouver, Canada!

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  55. Sweet Post! Great Blog!

    beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com

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  56. Love this post! The market looks wonderful! I love to do shoppings there

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  57. How fun, I enjoyed the pictures in your post especially the Best Amigos sign :)

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  58. Me? I'm just loving your pictures right now! everything just looks and sounds amazing :)

    Allie | RainyAllie

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  59. The first photo is amazing !

    http://charlojiho.blogspot.fr/

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