Why haven't I shared these yet!? Queen's bath was the one place I had on our list that I HAD to see. Also, I advise you to read this whole post because it contains a very embarrassing wave story :)
Queen's Bath is located on the North shore of Kauai in Princeville and you have to hike down by a waterfall to get to the flat lava rock before getting to the bath area. And let me tell you, it was beyond beautiful!! Not only was the water so blue and gorgeous, but there were sea turtles swimming around which is basically my dream come true. Sadly I'm afraid of heights and it was low and wavy enough that there was no way I was going to jump in, but there are "kiddie pools," as I called them, that you didn't have to jump off a cliff to get into haha. Austin, his sister Anna, and his dad were of course brave enough to jump in, I'm just a baby.
But don't worry, I had my own little adventure short after ;) Further down the coast you could climb down a little lower and swim in a pool enclosed by the lava rock. Swimming around, taking in the views and taking family pictures with some cute little waves that would wash in every now and then. Austin and I had just taken a picture together and I noticed a wave that looked a little bit bigger coming in so we crouched down. I'm dumb enough to turn a little as to maybe get out of the way. However, the wave hits Austin (mind the fact that he didn't budge) then it hits me, picks me up and throws and drags me onto the rocks about 5 feet away. Dragging my legs on the rocks and holding on for dear life as I was swallowed by the wave, all I could think was "NOT my face" and that possibly my shin bone would be visible when I rose up from the dead hahaha.
I immediately came up yelling "I'm OKAY!!" Because I somehow was, but my legs sure didn't look like it. Everyone standing up on the higher area was in shock and left because I'm sure it scared them half to death hahahah! Purple, swollen, and bleeding from the knees down but honestly I was so embarrassed that I didn't care about the blood. We are all still mad there wasn't a video of it happening because it was just too funny and of course it happened to me.
Here we are about a month later and I just have two little scars and one bruise on that shin (okay not all the feeling is back but who cares), not sure how it wasn't worse but blessed about it, and now I have a hilarious story to share forever!! I thought about posting the after picture but thought naw, people don't want to see that sight ;)
AKA go to Queen's bath when in Kauai, and you won't regret it, just don't turn your back on the ocean.
Happy Sunday loves! xx
Views I can't get enough of and fresh powder on the slopes each day, what more could I want for a ski trip!? I love that first ride up the mountain each day and soaking up the pure silence in the snow; so refreshing and peaceful. Austin and I stayed at a cute little AirBnb this last week in Fraser, Colorado for Spring Break (probably our official "last" spring break ever, so sad). Let me tell ya, he was so patient with me on the slopes, but pushed me to improve and adventure when he knew I needed to. So much so that we accidentally ended up in basically black trees, which I ended up having to walk through because I'm a hot mess, and finished out on a blue black! At least I can say I did it haha!!
My cutie roomie and her family were there as well which was so fun to get to run into them while on the slopes. Who would have thought the first time we all went four years ago that we would end up as besties and college roommates? :)
ALSO!!! We officially started our YouTube Channel!! We are just getting the feel for all the video tech, but I am so dang excited about it! Be sure to subscribe to my channel and watch our first video to get a glimpse at slow-mo ski me and just a tiny fraction of all our laughs this last week!
I'm such a vanilla girl!
His "okay I need to eat now" face ;)
There's something about In-N-Out that I cannot pass up! Why do we not have one here in Fayetteville??? I remember my first time at one: during spring break with my parents and it was the only place I insisted to go to while in Dallas (okay other than go see Marry Poppins and shop of course). Anyways my point is that I always make a point to go there when I am around one because I don't always want food like that or a burger so I might as well take advantage of the cheap and greasy goodness! And it's just too cute!
Right after he said he couldn't wait to dunk me... I don't normally like to go under in rivers and lakes because I'm just weird like that. But convinced him not too :)
I can't believe I am just now getting this up! When I was in NY I happened to be there the same weekend of the Muses App launch and could not have been more excited to be invited! Muses is an app for bloggers and companies to collaborate and bring together new communities and friends in the blogging world. It was so fun getting to connect and meet people and brands face to face, take pictures, and grow together. I loved walking into the room and feeling that everyone there just gets each other, wanting to bring one another up in what we do. One of the brands there, Anjé Clothing, (the leather jacket I have on) was minimalistic perfection and all American-made products, which I love. They have a line that supports strong and fearless women as well! Go check them out!!
Thanks so much for having me in NYC Muses!
*First 5 Photos provided by Muses
Happy Late Memorial Day, I hope everyone had a nice weekend off! We spent Memorial weekend at Big Cedar Lodge (crashed my parents anniversary) for a quick relaxing retreat; which I must say I needed, from being in New York for nine crazy days! I have grown up going to Big Cedar and it's kind of like my home away from home, full of quiet and relaxation, but endless outdoor adventures, or the spa if you are that kind of gal :) For some reason, I will always picture Big Cedar as a more modern version of where Baby goes in Dirty Dancing with her family so maybe that's why I love it so much. I'm really not a huge outdoors girl, but If I can catch some rays in some beautiful weather and get a tan in the process, count me in! I love kayaking because I'm in full control and it's easy haha ;) More like the perfect arm workout actually.
I really need to catch up on some of my upcoming posts since I was gone for so long, but much more coming this summer and I cannot wait! Travel, fashion, and inspiration all in the works!! Anything you want to see from me, let me know!!
Cheers to Summer 2017!!
Us perfectly described in a picture. Me- way too excited, Austin- What are you doing?? Haha!
Also, here is the link to his hat!
All the surfer vans :)
If you get the chance to even just drive through Sedona, Arizona in your life, don't skip out. The morning we were there, it had snowed apparently, by the time we got to cathedral rock it was nice and warm out; so weird but so nice! On our way to the park, we kept seeing hot air balloon baskets on the back of trucks and I can only imagine how cool that would be out there! I had no idea how rewarding the climb would be (because I have a huge fear of heights) until I truly got to the top and took in the full view. Austin always pushes me when he knows there is something I shouldn't miss out on, like going around on that ledge shown above, even though once you were on it, it wasn't small and scary haha! The view was breathtaking!! I love all of the red rock just randomly sticking up in the landscape through Arizona and yet you are also close to the mountains. Exhilarating and a day I'll never forget :)
I missed getting this up for Earth day, but one day late counts right? Our earth never ceases to amaze me, and what better way to enjoy it than by taking advantage of all of the adventures that await us! I may not be super outdoorsy, but I'm always up for a new adventure to push me or a good view/ hike. Every new place I come across my mind is blown by the beauty God created for us to live in!
Summer adventures are calling, let's finish this semester and explore!!
All of mountains were covered in these beautiful yellow wild flowers that I just wanted to run through barefoot (I would have if they weren't fenced off haha). I probably said they were "cute" way too many times, but they were! It was also crazy windy the whole week, so excuse my crazy, stringy hair! If you are going to be close to Malibu anytime soon, be sure to go to the Point Dume State Park area, gorgeous!
The entire week I felt like I wore denim denim denim on repeat, not complaining because it's one of my favorites, but it was the perfect weather for a jean jacket! Nice n' breezy ~
Happy Monday loves!
Tonight I'm sharing some of my favorite coffee places in NWA and ones that are often overlooked! Not that I don't loooove starbucks, but I love to support local businesses even more.
Kennedy Coffee Roasting Company: Basically anything! I have never not liked something at Kennedy. It's Bentonville's little kept secret. My go-to however is the Carmenilla hot, iced, or frozen! Sometimes though I can't pass up their famous Frozen Ryan which has a little too much sugar for my small body to handle haha! I even have a friend that hates coffee but goes just for their chocolate milk ☺️ Also I literally just found out they are opening a second location downtown and it totally made my day, maybe even week!!!!
Pressroom: Honey Vanilla Latte is all I have to say, might just be my favorite in the whole world! When I'm missing home I miss this too. I also love to go for their specialty food menu, always something healthy and interesting to try.
The Grounds at Garden Living: This place is hidden and way too precious! Oh and they have a good honey latte as well. Shopping and coffee? What more could I want!?
Cafe Imbibe: I drive by it all the time and had been wanting to check it out and I did the other day and was quite pleased! I had a seriously good hot cider! They have a huge menu and I can't wait to become a regular.