Sunburned? Check. Upper body completely sore? Check. Amazing day spotting amazing wildlife? Check check check!
Totally obsessed with snowy plovers. They’re the tiniest birds at the beach and also the bravest. They’ll march right after the waves to peck at bugs in surf…then race back on their teeny tiny legs when the waves come crashing back. Live as fearlessly as a snowy plover!
Yesterday I went to Elkhorn Slough to look for birds and maybe even otters! But I got lost and ended up at Salinas River State Beach instead. Luckily there were still plenty of things to see.
This is what a fishtail braid looks like at the end of the day when you’re trying to convince yourself to go on a beach run*. It’s falling out in hopefully an artful manner. The thing I haven’t figured out about fishtail braids is getting the beginning of the braid to look nice. Once the … More Braid Challenge Day 14 – Fishtail Braid
The first lesson I learned while trying to photograph wildlife in Monterey: either get a real zoom lens or become a mermaid! When we set out for Point Lobos I wasn’t even thinking about photography. But once we reached the water I couldn’t resist pulling out my camera and trying to capture some shots of all … More Like Animal Crossing but in real life (and wet)!
Went hiking around Point Lobos with a new friend over the weekend. There were so many humpback whales feeding just a little ways from shore that it turned into an impromptu whale-watching trip. This braid is really good for sporty activities because it keeps all my hair in place and off my neck even better than … More Braid Challenge Day 13 – Accidentally Crooked Boho Braid
I had so much fun with my job in LA but looking back, I didn’t make time for some things that really matter to me. I remember spending weekend movie marathons working on my laptop and not even paying attention to my friends. I also barely ever went hiking, camping, or exploring in nature. Now that I’m in this new … More Building Work-Life Balance
Well now that I’m settling into my new job, it’s back to braiding! I’ll need something smart to do with my hair when I don’t have time to wash it in the morning. This braid is something I played around with tonight after work. A mix of French and regular braid. I like it! It’s got … More Braid Challenge Day 12
Apologies again for the radio silence! In the past few weeks I moved to the Monterey Bay area, so I’m deprioritizing blogging until I’m all settled. Right now I’m staying with a friend temporarily, but the two of us and another friend are looking for a house to rent asap. House-hunting is a frustrating process, … More New Job, New City!
After eating my dad’s made-made hummus, I can never go back to the store-bought stuff. If you’re interested in making hummus yourself, check out this flipbook I made of his hummus recipe!