Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Edit #10

the lineup 

This week seemed to carry on forever! It seems like a lifetime ago we were getting ready to head to Berkeley, CA to visit family and friends. Nathaniel and I were both pretty exhausted; we definitely felt like the last few weeks had finally caught up with us both physically and emotionally. Although we didn't do too much, we did meet up with some friends and caught up over breakfast on Thursday, that same day we went into the city of San Francisco to tour the mall and grab some grub. Throughout the week we also played around in the Rose Garden in Berkeley and Tuesday night we went to the Oakland Athletic's baseball game. For the most part, we took most of the time in Berkeley to rest and catch up with ourselves before we began our nearly 10 hour drive to San Diego last Friday. 

The day we arrived to our new place, we unpacked, unloaded and settled into our new space. We wasted no time on getting to know the area we now call home; the first night we arrived we met with 
Nathaniel's sister (who lives on a few miles away from us) at an Italian restaurant nearby, since we had spent most of the day driving, we didn't stay out too late. Our first full day in San Diego we started the process of unpacking our clothes and setting up our belongings; It feels good to have everything in it's own home for the most part. Later in the afternoon, we walked around the mall in 
the University City mall for a bit and grabbed some lunch at Lemonade too (which was so yummy, we will definitely we back)! Later that evening we met back up with Nathaniel's sister for Sprinkles Cupcakes. 

Today we are off to the beach! We are packing a picnic and spending the morning relaxing on the ocean side, I don't know if I can think of a better way to spend my morning! 

what I've been loving

So I may or may not have gotten rid of practically all of my jewelry besides a few sentimental pieces while we were moving. I know It'll come to haunt me but for now, it's alright. I did however keep the majority of my earrings so for now, I've been giving them lots of love! Before the move, I was kind of neglecting them, I didn't wear them all THAT much, I pretty much just wore the same pieces on repeat, but I'm glad I'm able to show other articles in my closet some love and spice up currently plain outfits with some of my old favorite statement earrings! I actually have a lot of earrings that I'm really excited to play with! 

what's been on replay 

I can't even believe we finished Travelers!! A part of me can't even wait for season 2 to come out (but then again that's what I say about every new series we finish), but for real, this one is serious! I can't even handle how they finished season 1! If you guys have seen Travelers, are there any recommendations on shows that are similar? 

For now, we started Rick and Morty season 1. I think the  main reason we started it was because I actually couldn't stop quoting the new season's premier. Nathaniel knows, I literally could not STOP! It would just get stuck in my head out of nowhere! 

what's on the menu

Last night we made our first dinner in our new place! We kept it pretty simple and made taco bowls since we were pretty exhausted with the last few days events. Yesterday we went out and did a little grocery shopping, so we're able to cook a little more at home now. I'm excited for all the new recipes that I have in mind, and of course all these pins I have pinned on my Pinterest board! ;) 

We picked up some produce and fresh bread yesterday from the Hillcrest Farmer's Market too! It was such a beautiful market with a little bit of everything! I've actually never seen a market so big! There was definitely a little bit of something for everyone! I can't wait to go back; there were so many good finds! 










XOXO,
Latisha

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Edit #9

the lineup

This week has been such a long one! Within the weeks timeframe we traveled to Montana to drop some things off & visit with family for a few days; we headed back home last Thursday and finished packing & gathering all of our things for the move. Let me tell you, it was such a long week! Poor Nathaniel had to put up with my stressful being for the last night we were in Coeur d' Alene. I'll be honest, I was kinda cranky & a little irritable while getting rid of over half of my belongings to make room to fit the few things we could into the car we were calling our home for the next few days. Thanks to Nathaniel, all is calm & well now, but at the time, let's just give him a big hug to him for keeping me in line ;). 

We made it to Berkeley, CA last night; we will be staying with Nathaniel's parents for a next few night and by this upcoming Friday we will be on our way to our new home in San Diego! I'm so looking forward to exploring & getting to know our new home and the area surrounding! 

It was a long few days road tripping from Coeur d' Alene, ID to Berkeley but alas we made it! Our last day in CDA was a little emotional & very busy! We said goodbye to a few close friends (I may have cried a bit), we grabbed a few acai bowls from our favorite juice bar, The Wellness Bar, and we were on our way! We stayed in Bend, OR at this cool little AirBnB for the first night of our drive. My favorite thing about traveling is getting to view a little bit of local flare while staying at AirBnBs. We like to visit a part of the downtown area and try out local restaurants & pubs while we travel to really get a feel for the city we're in. 

what I've been loving

Is it cheating if I share something I've been loving that wasn't actually mine? Nathaniel bought this denim jacket a few weeks ago at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & might I just add that it looks SO GOOD on him? To be honest, if it wasn't too big for me, I would probably steal it, because it's that good! 

what's been on replay 

You probably guessed this one, we're still watching travelers, & I can't even get enough! We have a few more episodes left until we have completed season 1, I'm not sure if I can handle waiting for the second season! I actually don't think we saw too many episodes this last week though since we were so involved with traveling and getting ready for the move though, but you can bet once we get settled in our new place, it'll be finished by the next evening! 

what's on the menu

Oh, Definitely a few noteworthy food places to share this week! While we were in MT we just had to take Nathaniel to the Pink Flamingo Grill for dinner! It's one of the touristy stops right by the lake that just has to be done while you're in town, you know? We shared dinner there with my family & a close family friend the night before we packed up to head back to CDA. We also had some yummy pizza at Bridge Pizza in Helena, MT too; Nathaniel & I actually ended up eating the entire pizza by ourselves (no shame), we were so hungry!! 

This morning, we went to breakfast at Bartevelle Cafe in Berkeley with Nathaniel's mom while waiting for the car to get checked up. We all tried the avacado toast (because obviously that's what you do when you see everyone hyping it up on Instagram), the hype was definitely real. The toast was local from the Acne bread shop next door too; we ended up bringing home a loaf! I sound like a total foodie saying how yummy all this food was this week, but I'm pretty sure this cafe topped the cake (or in this case, the toast). Best I've had all week for sure!













XOXO, 
Latisha 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Edit #8

the lineup

Whew, Monday again? This week seriously went by so fast (which I thought I was totally ready for but definitely wasn't)! 
Nathaniel & I are leaving for Montana today to visit family & drop some things off before we begin our journey to San Diego; we leave this Saturday! There still seems to be so much to do, I've gotten a majority of the packing done but there always seems to be something more. I can't even begin to tell you how much stuff I got rid of though! It feels good to be doing a little (extremely late) spring cleaning while in the process! Getting all of these last minute finishing touches on our move is kinda crazy! 

Nathaniel had his last day of work last night (poor guy got off of work soooo late), & I had my last day at the salon on Saturday. It was a bittersweet moment but I'm really excited to see where my career takes off in San Diego! 

what's be on replay

We've been trying to fit in a Travelers episode whenever we can; you guys, the obsession with this show is too much! It's so interesting and really catching my attention, I. Can't. Stop! I really don't know if I'm going to be able to handle it when we finish this season because the second season isn't even released yet! We only have three or so episodes left until we finish the season! 

what I've been loving 

 Everyday before leaving the house to run errands I ask Nathaniel, "Will you judge me if I wear my slides again?" Luckily, the answer is always positive & no judgement is made ;) I can't help it, they're just so easy to throw on before leaving the house! They've definitely been on repeat to say the least! 

I've also been seeing a ton of more classier & elegant takes on the trend & to be honest, it's not helping my addiction any! I love seeing how other bloggers style them; it helps to inspire my style a bit ;)! 

what's on the menu

Probably my favorite thing this week was making baked chicken nuggets! They were so easy & quick, it was the perfect entree to pair with our Travelers marathon earlier this week! I see us making this recipe many more times in the near future because they were so yummy! Nathaniel even mentioned that they reminded him of some of his favorites as a kid! 

For dessert the other day we stopped by the food trucks in town & grabbed a few liquid nitrogen ice cream sandwiches. Yep, you heard that right, liquid nitrogen! We've seen a few other ice creams shops on Instagram that make their ice cream with liquid nitogren & honestly, the concept in itself is pretty cool, but there's something about it that makes it so much better than regular plain ol' ice cream. If you have yet to try it, run, don't walk because it's just too good to miss out on! We picked ours up for all of my local readers at Street Treats on Best Ave in Coeur d' Alene! 





XOXO,
Latisha

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Edit #7

the lineup

This week has been so busy trying to get ready to leave to go back to my Montana home to see family and friends before we begin our adventure to our new home in San Diego. Packing, donating, packing, and donating and of course work in the mix of all of the preparation, it's been a busy week! Some how we managed to sneak in a afternoon hike and hit up the Farmer's Market on Wednesday too! 

My mom, step dad, and brother actually came up to visit this past weekend too! It was a short weekend, but it was good to spend one last time in Coeur d' Alene, ID with them! In between work hours, we spent the weekend just hanging out, nothing too extraordinary; it was good to just relax a little (with the little relaxing that we did get to do)! Unfortunately, they spent most of the weekend in the car while I freelanced at a wedding on Saturday, but regardless is was nice to enjoy what little time we had, together! 

what's on replay

We tried out a new (to us) show on Netflix called Travelers. The first couple episodes are kinda hard to follow but once you get in, you begin to understand what is going on a bit. We aren't too far in but there is definitely a lot of action in this series! The beginning totally hooks you in too!   

what I've been loving

To be quite honest, this week has just been so busy, thinking back on things that I've loved this week, there's nothing that really jumps to mind! I think this week we've just really enjoyed playing with the idea of planning out our trip to San Diego, as we are driving down (starting August 5th). It's been fun planning out each day and adding in fun things to see and do! 

what's on the menu

We've had a lot of yummy things this week, but some things to definitely take note of was this garlic chicken with zucchini. Not to boast or anything, but that chicken was probably the best I've had in a while! It was the perfect amount of juicy and seasoned! Let me tell you, Nathaniel is a good chef, I think I might keep him around for a while ;)! 

We also tried out a new restaurant in Midtown called Bluebird. the inside was really beautiful filled with authentic wall hangings and accented with old bottles of wine and oriental flowers. I love places that take decor and styling into consideration when setting up a new restaurant, it's just always a nice touch and really sets the mood for the place! I tried the shrimp and grits and it was really yummy, Nathaniel must have liked it too because he just informed me that he finished off my leftovers the other day! 






*obviously the only time I remembered to take pictures this week is before we ate our food ;)

Happy Monday! 

XOXO,
Latisha

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Edit, Because Mondays #6

You probably may be thinking, 'I thought these were Monday Edit posts, you know,
posted on well, a Monday?' Well, in case you didn't catch my Instagram story, long story short, work.
So today's Tuesday edit post is brought to you by the very well known case of the Mondays. 

the lineup

First things, first. I am so very excited to be sharing with you all that Nathaniel and I are moving to San Diego, CA! Trust me, I know, I had to rewrite that a few times myself! It's such a big step in our relationship and for our career paths, but I am super excited to see where this new adventure takes us and I'm so very grateful to be spending it with my favorite adventure partner! Sometimes you just have to take life by the horns, you know? We will be starting our road trip to our new home August 5th. We just set the date this week; It's starting to feel like it's all coming together slowly, but surely! It'll be here before we know it! This big move kind of set the pace for the whole week, I did a lot of packing, sorting and donating this week. Since we are quickly approaching our moving date there is a lot to be done and I'm attempting to be as efficient as possible! 

I would love to share with you all the details on the big move in a future blog post, and of course I would love to answer any questions or hear from you all on your favorite locations in the San Diego area. I'm really looking forward to what this new opportunity brings for us as individuals and as a couple! 

what's been on replay

Last Monday right after posting my edit for the week, we actually had just finished The Series of Unfortunate Events. We've decided we are really bad at watching shows that only have one season in it so all suggestions on new shows on Netflix that have more than one season would be greatly appreciated! ;)

Besides TV, this week of course with all of the moving and sorting going on I've been listening to a ton of music on my Spotify account. One playlist that I have absolutely been loving is the Sunny playlist. I love my alternative and indie music and this playlist just kind of does it for me! It's the perfect blend of everything I could love in music.

what I've been loving

You guys, I'm really obsessed with kitty ear headbands for getting ready. So basic, I know. I have some pink ones that I picked up from Target forever ago, they're just really handy and I kind of love them! 

what's on the menu

Since Nathaniel started work again, I've been bringing him lunch when our schedules seem to align. I feel like we've kinda made up for last week and with not getting creative with our meals. We've had taco salads, black beans and rice (which was a childhood favorite of mine, super easy and quick, thanks mom), and we also made this super yummy recipe of southwest tortellini pasta
we found on Pinterest! That one is definitely a must try, it was so good! Of course we had our fill of acai bowls from our local smoothie shop too, it's a must! It wouldn't be a life of Nathaniel and Latisha if we didn't eat acai bowls weekly!





XOXO, 
Latisha

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Edit #5

the lineup

We decided to hit up the Wednesday Farmer's Market (as per usual), what can I say? It's just a weekly must! It's fun to go weekly to see what's new and listen to the different artists preforming. There was also a festival this week with lots of different kind of vendors, performers, and food. I was walking around checking out all of the different booths and there was lots of unique items! At one point I was walking past lots of children and their family shooting marshmallows at each other with marshmallow guns! Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves; it was nice to have something new introduced to our area!  

what's been on replay

We are slowly, but surely making our way through The Series of Unfortunate Events. We actually watched an episode last night, but to be completely honest, we've been so tired from this weeks events and I ended up falling asleep before the episode even ended! 

I think we need some suggestions on what we should watch next (it's never too early to get started right), feel free to leave some suggestions down below! 

what I've been loving

My fascinations this week have been a little random, but allow me to share with you a few of my favorite things: Essie's Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish, this Bloggin' shirt I picked up from Forever21 this past week (seriously, I don't see myself putting it down any time soon), calligraphy, and this new set of lens that I picked up for my iPhone. 

Let me tell you a little bit about these lens though, we picked up this set in store for only $2, we only wanted something just to play around with, nothing too fancy and so we figured why not, if they didn't work out we definitely weren't shorted much. It wasn't a big deal, I really only wanted the set for the macro lens. We got back into the car and of course, like a little kid I couldn't wait until we got home to break into the box, I want to play with it, RIGHT NOW! The set came with a macro lens, a wide lens, and a fish eye view as well. The fish eye was pretty cool, I wasn't crazy about the macro lens, but like I said no harm done with a $2 package. I was getting ready to test out the wide lens and I accidentally knocked it underneath the car chair, I get out and like a crazy person in the middle of the parking lot I'm searching high and low for this lens. Long story short, we weren't able to find it. I seriously have no idea where this lens went, but I spent a solid hour a least looking for it. All is fine though, I was just bummed that I didn't even get to test is out! 

what's on the menu

We were kind of lazy this week as far as preparing meals went, it's just been so hot to cook and by the time we realize we're hungry it's getting late in the day! So instead, we decided to try out a new pub in town which wasn't bad at all, the sandwiches were yummy! Last night during our movie date, we chowed down on some cheese bread pizza, the perfect splurge for hanging out and watching The Series of Unfortunate Events, needless to say, it was much needed after the week of long days at work and activities! 

I've decided I wanted to try something a little bit different with my Monday Edit posts, I'm going to start incorporating daily pictures from throughout the week. Here's what we captured this week! Happy Monday!







XOXO,
Latisha 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday Edit #4

the lineup
 
I feel like this week went by so quick, tomorrow is the Fourth of July already too; uhm, where did June go? 

This week we finally got my bike put together, I was so excited to get back to riding; it's been over two years since it's been in good enough condition to ride! I went to take it back out for a ride
yesterday morning though and the tire was flat, again. Looks like we're back to square one, a new tube is in order. 

what's been on replay

We're still going at it with The Series of Unfortunate Events, I feel like we've been trying to watch at least one episode most nights after work and the day's events. This series is actually one of my favorites, I'm really enjoying watching it again with Nathaniel! 

what I've been loving

Saturday night Nathaniel surprised me (literally out of no where) with the new MorpheXJaclynHill palette, needless to say I may have cried a little bit, I was so excited! I've been eyeing the palette for weeks and talking about it nonstop; obviously he got the hint ;)! I actually was going to purchase the palette myself but the website had crashed while I was checking out and well, that didn't happen. I went back a little later to try again and it had sold out. To be completely honest, I was completely surprised he kept the secret for as long as he did! I have yet to swatch or test out any of the shadows, but I'm hoping to shortly because they do look promising! 

what's on the menu
 
We tried out a new restaurant in town this last Monday called the Cosmic Cowboy Grill. The decor was quite modern and was not what I was expecting at all; I was really impressed with how they
pulled everything together! The food was great; they had a variety of items to offer to the public ranging from wraps (which Nathaniel and I both had) and I think I may have saw some seafood options on the menu as well. I can definitely see us going back to try out something new.
 


XOXO,
Latisha

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