5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥ / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

Happy aloha Friday! I hope you had a productive & joyful week. What a remarkable day. From where I stand, the sky is a blanket of blue. There's not a cloud in sight, completely spotless. The palm fronds delicately sway back & forth with the moderate breeze. It's a harmonious balance of warm sunshine & refreshing air. Aside from this magnificent weather, here's what I'm loving right now.

morning hike

Morning Hikes 

I don't hike very often so it was a pleasant but exhausting experience when I did it earlier this week. I was out of breath, my heart was racing, & I was sweating profusely. It looked a mess, but the view was worth it!

double earrings

Double Earrings

Give your average earrings a bit of oomph by putting two earrings in the same piercing. It looks pretty cool. I saw my friend rocking the double earring & had to take a photo to share. I need to experiment with this.

banana egg pancakes

Banana Egg Pancakes 

I've been doing my best to eat mostly to eat more consciously & I was looking for a simple breakfast that wouldn't be too heavy. These banana egg pancakes only have two ingredients. They taste ridiculously good; they're almost like crêpes.

pokemon go

Pokémon Go 

I have no shame in admitting that I have absolutely succumbed to the Pokémon Go trend. Boyfriend & I downloaded it last weekend & have been playing it every day since. I used to watch Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Cardcaptor Sakura, & all those card collecting shows, so this games reminds me of my youth.

la croix

La Croix

Yes. I have officially fallen victim to this delightful carbonated water beverage. I stocked up on three different flavors (grapefruit, apricot, & mango) & love them. It feels like an indulgence even though it's not. Yum.

What are you loving right now? :]

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  1. I just started drinking La Croix, and my favorite so far has been Cherry Lime. So many flavors to choose from, I feel like!

  2. This is a great idea for a post! I might just steal your idea (;


  3. Banana egg pancakes - yes! So good!

  4. Banana egg pancakes sound interesting! I want to try them. Morning hikes sound lovely too. I live in Florida though and there's no where to hike so I usually stick to morning gym sessions!

  5. I tried these pancakes last week and I think mine were a bit too eggy, but I loved how simple they were to make and how much of a treat they felt like at the weekend!

    Inma x

  6. I was so excited for the fact that we have the same outfit in Pokémon Go, hahaha. I love it as well, I feel it's actually the best thing that has happened to the world in some time.

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

  7. Oh the double earring look is so cool! I wonder if I could fit two earrings in one hole hmmm?

    Anyway, thank you for commenting over on my blog and I hope that we can keep in touch :)


  8. Savvy Southern ChicJuly 17, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    That double earring look is interesting. I love banana egg pancakes. I discovered them a few years ago when we went to a Paleo diet. Hope you have a great week!

  9. I love hiking! Now that the weather is hot it's getting hard to go on weekend afternoons, but morning hikes are still perfect!


  10. I love Pokemon Go!!


  11. Pokemon Go is so fun! I used to play on gameboy when I was little so it's a blast from the past for me too!

    Chow Down USA

  12. I am LOVING that double earring look! I never would have thought to do that but it's such a great idea and gives current earrings so much more versatility!

  13. Lovely list you got here babe! Nice to see that you are enjoying a lot of things right now, like those banana pancakes--they look so tasty! Also, it's so great to see you enjoying Pokemon GO. Another fantastic way to remind us about childhood right? Have an awesome week love!xx


  14. I've been on Pokemon Go this whole weekend! It's so addicting!

    Nicole | In The Life of NM // Enter My Giveaway!

  15. Thanks for sharing Carmen!
    Much love,

  16. I really need to try those banana egg pancakes. x

    Have a great week,

  17. I am definitely trying that banana pancake for my daughter! Nutritious and delicious...Thanks for the idea. XO


  18. I have yet to try Cherry Lime! There are so many flavors. :]

  19. Banana egg pancakes are so easy! 2 eggs, 1 mashed banana. :]

  20. Great minds think alike! Have you caught any cool Pokémon? :]

  21. My friend said it was hard to fit both earrings in, but it worked overall. :]

  22. I've only had them twice & am totally obsessed. :]

  23. I'd go even earlier in the morning, like 7 a.m. It got hot early. :]

  24. Hooray for those little blasts from the pasts. :]

  25. Right?!?! It's so easy but unique. :]

  26. Childhood memories & nostalgia in general are always welcome. :]

  27. Yesss. Glad I'm not the only one. :]

  28. I understand that. Maybe add more banana? The eggy-ness reminds me of a crepe, so I love it. :]

  29. Basically just three million Rattatas and Pidgeys. My mom didn't know any other pokémon than Pikachu, she downloaded just for the hype and she caught a Tentacool, a Horsea, a Bulbasaur, a Vulpix and a Jigglypuff on her way to work, I'm so jealous! Have you caught anything cool?


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