5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

Good morning & happy Friday everyone! I'm sorry I delayed on 5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥ but my weeks have been busy attending events & then certain posts that take priority. Well, I'm back into the swing of things, so get used to this every other Friday! Now let's just get to it: here's what I'm loving right now.

fresh flowers

Fresh Flowers

I've only mentioned flowers like a million times, but I really love flowers. Fresh flowers that is. I cringe any time I see fake flowers. They're just not for me. I spotted a local flower shop during a stroll & had to take a photo. I mean look at these vibrant beauties!

strawberry rhubarb pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This miniature pie was absolutely scrumptious. You may have heard me mention it in this post. Fred & I shamelessly scarfed it down in record time. We ate the pie so fast that Fred literally asked where it went. I had to break the news to him that it was gone. Oopsies! 

seal beach

Seals

Living in Southern California means you have quite a lot of access to the beach. We made our way to the Children's Beach Pool in La Jolla. I was ever so excited to see a whole pod of seals, especially the adorable chubby little baby ones. My squeals of adoration could be heard for miles.

jordan river soap works

Hot Tub

Okay so I'm not the biggest bath fanatic in the world but I've come to do them more often. Like twice in a six months. That's a really good number for me, considering prior to that I hadn't taken a bath in over five years. Go me! I used a couple products to jazz up the tub. You can read more about the products here & here.

street art

Street Art

I have a whole series on street art from various place around the globe — ParisCopenhagen, Seattle, etc. I was super excited to spot this little cat because he was more detailed & comprehensive than other street art works I've seen. Someone cut him out, painted him, & attached him to the sign. Isn't he cute?

Life has been incredibly hectic lately. Doing social media for 18 resorts is no small task. Top it off with running a blog & I'm left with minimal free time. Taking a moment to acknowledge gratitude is vital for my sanity. I hope you have a great weekend.

What are you loving right now? :]

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51 comments

  1. The pie looks delicious!! I am looking forward to the cheesecake this evening...

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  2. hmmmm pie! its 9am but i wouldnt mind a piece of pie right about now :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. You reminded me that rhubarb is out there in the grocery store, waiting for me to buy it. My grandma baked the best rhubarb pies and now I'm craving one.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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  4. I love these posts Carmen! I agree with this whole list, seals are the cutest and finding amazing street art in London is such a simple joy for me! x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I saw the rhubarb pie, spent about 5 minutes trying to remember where I've seen it before, gave up, read your continuing paragraph and just about kicked myself in the head, hahaha. I've been obsessing over Waitress: The Musical lately and pie is definitely something I'm craving for! How adorable is that street sign, though?!

    I hope your job goes well, Carmen! I've been loving sleep and lots and lots of films, haha. Have a lovely weekend! x

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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  6. I absolutely LOVE fresh flowers :) they make your home so pretty I think.

    Love LC xx

    luckypretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Pie and flowers are always my favourite!

    Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces

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  8. Lovely photos, dear! Such a great post.

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  9. I can't help but love the same things too! I have been spending too much on fresh flowers lately haha!

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  10. I've recently developed a new appreciation for fresh flowers, too! And street art can be so beautiful and powerful. Love all the talent in the world.

    Via Sora

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  11. Strawberry pie looks delicious! Great post!

    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  12. Those seals are so cute, you're lucky to see them up close!

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  13. Strawberry rhubarb pie is my ABSOLUTE favorite!! Why don't more people cook with rhubarb!? Also, those flowers are to die for.

    <3 Amanda
    http://www.satinsundays.blogspot.com

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  14. Yes to the flowers!

    xo,
    Aïchatou Bella
    www.stilettosandstandards.com

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  15. Oooh, I love fresh flowers, street arts and hot tubs too! And that pie seems delicious, I have never tried that pie tho. Anyways happy Friday!

    xx

    Blog || Instagram

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  16. Love the fresh flowers and the pie looks so yummy!
    xoxo
    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com

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  17. Wonderful post and these flowers are fantastic :) Makes me smile reading this!
    Thank you for sharing & have a great weekend!
    Kisses from Mykonos!
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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  18. Loving the hot tub part and street art.Great stuff.
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  19. Fantastic post :)
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  20. I've been loving street art as well lately! Southern Tel Aviv has some amazing graffiti. If you're ever in Tel Aviv you should definitely check it out :) x Alona

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh my goodness!!! Those seals! You are so lucky seals are one of my favourite animals they are adorable, I've only ever seen one while on a small boat it poked its head out of the water and I could not handle it haha. Also, strawberry rhubarb pie is one of the best, good choice! :)

    My Lovelier Days

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  22. Fresh flowers are one of my biggest weaknesses! I need to buy them every weekend, otherwise I'm all sad :) And how delicious does that pie look? No wonder it disappeared so fast!

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  23. Cheesecake sounds delightful. Regular cheesecake? Chocolate? What kind? :]

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  24. I've never use rhubarb myself, so your grandma's recipe sounds good right about now. :]

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  25. Thanks Cara. Oooh I'd love to see what street art London has these days! :]

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  26. Aha, well at least the mystery of the strawberry rhubarb was solved. Do you have an film recommendations? I just finished up Breaking Bad, so I'm just into movies right now. :]

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  27. They should almost always be paired together. :]

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  28. Spring is the best time to do it. :]

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  29. Absolutely! Street art can definitely be powerful! There's so much to see out there. :]

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  30. I'd never seen so many so close before. Loved it. :]

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  31. I have no idea. I mean, I don't cook with it, but I'd love to learn. :]

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  32. Rhubarb isn't super common, but I'm sure if you keep an eye out you'll find some tasty pie. :]

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  33. Flowers are lovely, aren't they? Happy Monday. :]

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  34. I went to Tel Aviv years ago but would love to go again & look at the street art. :]

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  35. Haha, that sounds like a happy & memorable experience! I was so excited as well to just watch them lazily sunbathe! :]

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  36. I cant definitely relate. Flowers just make me happy. :]

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  37. Regular cheesecake with a topping of fruits

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  38. I've been binge watching 80s and 90s cult films, if you're into that, haha!

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  39. Yes! Love! Tell me if you have any must-see movies!!!

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  40. Lovely great!! I absolutely love the smell of fresh flowers!

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  41. Mademoiselle CoconathMay 17, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Such a great post!

    xx

    Mademoiselle Coconath

    http://mllecoconath.com

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  42. Fresh flowers and seals!! Seals are so cute!! That array of purple flowers is beautiful!

    Xoxo

    Serein

    https://sereinwu.com/

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