Sunshine and Smiles

Sunshine and Smiles

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Smiles...

Hi friends! I am in San Diego right now and enjoying the sunshine and some downtime with D this morning. We went to a wedding last night in Coronado which was so beautiful overlooking the downtown skyline. It turned out to be a gorgeous day and I was so happy for Dan's friends who got married in the most precious little town with warm weather (and the fact my parents live a few blocks away-easy as pie to get to.) Yesterday morning I participated in a beach clean up in Mission Beach with my oldest and dearest friends Amira and Kandi, and we had a blast spending the day together. I can't wait to share pics, and tell you about all the fun we had.

I have been so busy lately, and I haven't posted as much as I would like to. I think subconsciously I am soaking in the last few months I have in SF and I am practicing being present in every moment. With being present, comes lots of fun with friends, the kiddos and exploring the city on my own and naturally, not a lot of time for blogging. I would like to post more, because it really helps me organize my thoughts and emotions, and well, I truly love writing and sharing.

I want to share some things that happened this week that left me so very happy and excited...

My new Springtime board in my classoom
Easter bunny garland I made! :)
New purse from Anthropologie that I couldn't live without
Shopping in Union Square and stumbled across this gem

A little housewarming gift I gave to kirby for her new home in Berkeley

Tuesday nights with these two. <3
Cupcakes for breakfast with Kirby one morning
Sweet girl playing teacher in my class
Awesome new book I scored for a dollar at an old bookstore. Yes!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Lots of love to you all. xoxo

The Shine Project

I am sitting in my tiny, cozy kitchen listening to the rain while I eat icecream in my pajamas. It truly feels like heaven on earth. It is coming down pretty good and I am grateful that I have no where to be but my little apartment, all alone (roommate out of town) hanging with the bun. The only thing that would make this day more perfect is if D was here with me. I am so excited to share with you all the wonderful event I took part of this past weekend!

Saturday, two of my closest, long time friends and I participated in a beach clean up event in Mission Beach. Amira told me about it long ago, and it just so happened that I was going to be in town that weekend. We met at 10am wearing our yellow and gray (Shine colors) and met some really sweet girls that are fellow bloggers as well. We combed the beaches for trash and chatted and laughed while catching up and taking pics. Taking an active role in helping our environment and spending quality time with my oldest friends was really a dream come true Saturday in the sunshine.

We finished the day with beers and lunch at Ale House in PB to reward ourselves. It felt great to partake in an event where everyone was passionate and willing to take the time to help hands on.

Can't wait for the next Shine event! (Or really, just time with Amira and Kandi again!)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Seeming To Be The Chimes of Freedom Flashing... -Bob Dylan

I want to grow, I want to see the beautiful world, and I want to cherish my love each day.
My spirit is young though I feel like an old soul most of the time. Part girl with my sweet free spirit, part woman independent and bold.

But right now the adolescent innocence and shining love in my heart prevails. I can´t quiet my heart which sparkles in delight these days. I am ready for my new adventure and ready to fall even more madly in love.

Words like songs fall out of my mouth and all I can do is sing along.
I feel as though my feet barely touch the ground, my head finds comfort in the clouds. I can´t help but dream.

I don't feel like over complicating lately. I am keeping it simple. I have been enjoying being present in my life, and living through compassionate eyes all the time.

I know there is so much out there to be seen, a reality quite intoxicating but lovely if I keep flying straight into that positive light and embrace it wholly.

I can´t deny how I am still learning, walking slowly, leaving tiny pieces of fear behind.

Today, I feel like dancing and flying...

My mind wanders looking at the rain outside and I remind myself of the happiness in simplicity and sweet presence.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Life Through Rose Colored Lenses...

Oh, the beauty of sunshine and smiles on a Sunday.
Inspiration moved me brightly this weekend. I have been thinking a little more with my heart and a little less with the mind. I was feeling ready for more BEAUTIFUL things that make my heart pound with love and happiness. Boy, did I get it.
Thoughts of new adventures with hope like magic and my sweet soul wide open.
I don't want to miss a glimpse or a word spoken.
Hooray for spring, how it has sprung! I have been enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face while laughing with sweet friends all week. I am planning to wear ribbons in my hair for this magical season and will write all about the way that my beautiful life makes me feel.

There will be flowers and bubbles and eating fresh fruit while dreaming of laying on the beach. I will have my friends and my bunny and my books. And at night I will be warm with the windows open and the stars shining bright.

And we will laugh and we will love and we will remember these days forever.

Some pics that left me overjoyed this week:

Can't wait to tell you all about my cousin coming to spend the week in SF with me!