I Lost Another Piece of Home Last Week
Many of us have places that we grew up in, places that feel like home outside of our home. Places that hold a special place in our hearts, that are filled with special memories. Places that feel safe even if it doesn't make sense to anyone else.
Making Myself at Home – Part 2: Living Room and Kitchen
After completing our bathroom makeover, I felt amazing! So much better than I ever anticipated. My bathroom now brings me joy and after we finished it, I can honestly say it was my favorite room. I liked getting ready in there, I loved taking long showers, everything about the room had improved exponentially for me. And I wanted that for the rest of the house so...we moved on to the kitchen and living room.
Making Myself at Home – Part 1: The Bathroom
I have been living at my sister-in-laws, in her rental space, for about a year and a half now. And although I love it, my husband and I have our own space, my doggy gets to live comfortably, we were able to Musubi, we have access to an awesome outdoor space to entertain in, and much more, I haven't really felt fully at home. Not as in I didn't feel comfortable here or I couldn't relax, it was more I fell into my old Hawaii mindset of "this is temporary" and I didn't let myself get too comfortable. I never made the space mine.
2019 Nearly Killed Me – A Look Back on the Year
2019 made me it's bitch and I honestly feel like I'm lucky to be standing. This year tested me physically and emotionally; and looking back I failed myself at every turn. I thought 2018 was a tough year for me, but I made the most of it. I grew. I learned new things. And I started to get better. A lot of good came out of the bad of 2018.
And then there is Colima Burgers. And as cheesy and dramatic as it sounds, I mean this will all sincerity, since coming back to California, walking into Colima Burgers has felt like coming home each and every time. Colima Burgers is a family run greasy spoon that I have gone to all my life.