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Disneyland with the Cullens

When your friends from Ireland just can’t get enough of you they follow you home to California. 😉 And where do you think Andrew and I had to take them?? Disneyland of course! Ryan and Kerri had never been before , which is so crazy to me, so we wanted to help them get the most out of their one day at Disney.  Andrew and I go multiple time a month and never early in the morning, but for these two we were not going to waist time.  We got […] Read more…

Dunluce Castle

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Andrew and I love the Castles in Ireland. We just don’t see that kind of thing where we live in Southern California.  We had heard about Dunluce castle before because the history is quite interesting but we didn’t realize we were so close to it until we saw it in the “things to do” suggestions in our hotel room.  When we realized we were only 15 min away we thought well dang, we’ve got to go see it! So here’s this […] Read more…

Just because its beautiful

There’s nothing extraordinary about this post or these pictures except the fact that it’s a perfect example of just how beautiful Ireland is.  We were driving down the road and we saw this beautiful overgrown cottage.  It was just gorgeous so of course we pulled over for pictures.  Later that day we ended up at the beach along the northern coast and again it was oh so beautiful.  We have loads of beaches in California but they don’t look like this.  The water was nestled right up to a grassy […] Read more…

Our Favorite Irish Boys

In May of 2016 we met Ryan and Conor, two Irish boys visiting the states. Andrew Ryan and Conor had all three been following each other on Instagram but after an all night hang out at our friends loft in LA we were all friends. Andrew and I had already booked our first trip to Ireland so we made plans to meet up with them when we got there.  It was really nice to have two familiar faces waiting for us on our first time outside of the United States. […] Read more…

Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie was magical! I know that sounds cheesy but I don’t care. It was so magical from the moment we got there until the moment we left.  It felt like we were in the Enchanted Forest and I 100% would not have been surprised if Snow White came walking out from behind one of the trees looking for Prince Charming.  Again, I know that sounds cheesy but it’s not an exaggeration.  We loved staying here! Not only was it so beautiful but the staff was amazing, the food was […] Read more…

Titanic, Belfast

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been fascinated by the Titanic.  I remember doing reports on it and looking up every book I could find about it.  And then of course when the movie came out, ugh,  I loved it! It’s just always been so fascinating to me to see pictures of everything on the ocean floor, to hear the stories about how huge the ship was and trying to imagine what it would have been like to see it or be near it in person.  For […] Read more…

So Good To Be Back in Ireland

I can’t tell you how good it felt to be back in Ireland! Andrew and I were so blessed to have been able to visit in October but to be able to visit again only 7 1/2 months later, all I can say is God is good! After our last trip Andrew was speaking with Sam, (the guy who created BarberCutDublin which Andrew spoke at in October, the reason for our first visit) and after such a great response at BarberCut Sam asked Andrew to come back and teach a […] Read more…

my Tahoe winter dream

Tahoe.  Wow.  I had no idea how much I would love this place.  Growing up I always loved the heat, the summer, the sun and the beach.  I always stayed away from the snow because it was cold and uncomfortable but as I’ve gotten older I’m coming to find that I’m enjoying cold weather more and more.  I had never been in active snowfall before; It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.  It was so peaceful and quiet you couldn’t hear a sound you just saw […] Read more…

virginia city

My cousin had asked if Andrew and I would like to join her and her husband Josh on a trip to Tahoe.  They had to go to Reno for a work conference and figured they would extend the trip and drive an hour up the mountain to Lake Tahoe.  We thought, what the heck? We’d never been there before so why not?! The day we got to Reno Britney and Josh were both busy in meetings so we grabbed an Uber and headed up to Virginia City.  We’d heard a […] Read more…

Rainy Day Coffee Date

We aren’t used to actually getting rain during the winter here in SoCal, we’ve been in a pretty intense drought for years, but this winter it’s been raining quite a bit. Hallelujah! The drought has been broken! But being that we aren’t used to rain we also aren’t used to having to stay indoors. So when we caught a break in the rain and the sun came out we jumped at the opportunity to get outside. It was perfect weather for a mid day coffee date.  Shirt By The Light Blonde […] Read more…

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