The Positivity and Power of Pride Socks

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This past week Kimi and I were lucky to rock our Pride Socks! Not only are they super cute and vintage looking, but we both love the positive message behind these products. Pride Socks is all about being proud of who you are so you have the confidence to achieve your dreams. We took a bunch of different pictures for them, and while we didn’t get to post them all, I thought I’d include them all here!

For more information about Pride Socks, check out my entries on Craft in the City [here] and [here].

Pride Socks

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8/365 – Visit the San Diego Zoo (Safari Park)

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Our original activity was to visit the San Diego Zoo, but it didn’t quite work out that way. A few weeks ago, I purchased what I thought was a Living Social deal for the San Diego Zoo. Unfortunately, I was unaware that there are technically TWO San Diego Zoo parks. If anything, I thought it was like Disneyland and California Adventure Park–you know, two parks right next to each other.

Early on a Saturday morning, Kimi and I excitedly made the three hour drive to San Diego. We arrived at the San Diego Zoo around lunch time and the parking lot was already packed with cars.  It took another 20 minutes to figure out how to redeem the Living Social deal, only to find out that it did not include admission to the San Diego Zoo, only its not-so-popular cousin the Safari Park. We thought about just paying full price for admission to the zoo since we were  there, but eventually decided we’d check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park since we already had tickets.

Okay here’s the crappy part. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located a good 30 minutes away from the San Diego Zoo! I’m guessing it’s smaller than the San Diego Zoo, but its selling point is that the animals there are in more “natural surroundings.”  Translation: less scary looking cages.

Kimi’s main complaint about the Safari Park: too many birds. Every time she’d see an area with birds, she’d zip right past to the next area. Still, we both had lots of fun! I  think I’ll keep San Diego Zoo on our Project365 list, but I think the Safari Park deserves to be added and crossed off too!

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Music Break: Lights by Ellie Goulding (Acoustic Version)

 You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine it when I’m alone
And so I tell myself that I’ll be strong
And dreaming when they’re gone
-Ellie Goulding

6-7/365 – Visit Sweet! And Make a Custom Chocolate Bar!

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The Project365 continues on and with some really fun activities! Last night Kimi and I made a trip down to Sweet! Candy Shop in Hollywood.  I heard about this place last year on LAist and it certainly lived up to its hype.

This activity was close to the top of my list, mainly because I thought we’d see oompa loompas (sadly, we did not). In addition to checking the place out, we decided to try out their chocolate bar and make our own candy! Two activities crossed off easily!

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Here’s where you can create your own candy bar! We took a good 10 minutes trying to figure out what we wanted, then we had to fill out a sheet with our choices. 20 minutes later–BOOM! CANDYYYYY!

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We spent equal time goofing off and buying candy.

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Here’s mine: dark Chocolate, milk chocolate fudge filling, corn flakes, and baco-bits.

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Kimi’s chocolate bar: dark chocolate, nutella filling, almonds, blueberries.

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A close up of my delicious chocolate bar!

If anyone is interested,  here are more pictures of Sweet! in Hollywood:

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LA Times Festival of Books

LA Times Festival of Books

This past weekend was the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC!  This is my second time attending and it was crowded, crowded, crowded! Of course that was to be expected, but thankfully Kimi and I went on Saturday around lunch time and missed the big crowds that probably flooded USC later in the day. We didn’t attend any of the author panels, but instead just kind of wandered the campus and did a bunch of people watching.  After seeing other people’s pictures, I realized that I must have missed a big section of the event! Next year I think I should better utilize a map. And wear cooler clothes. It was so damn hot, I felt like a dog with its tongue out and wandering the USC campus.

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I spy Molly Ringwald. I totally didn’t recognize her at first!

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Here’s what some people are reading. Some people just said Happy 4/20 lol

Trjoan Man
Trojan Man.

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Flowers USC style.

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Festival of Books