With a new semester starting back up this week, the man and I closed out my last few days of holiday break with as much spontaneous adventuring as possible. The San Diego "winter" sun was beckoning us to come out and play, so we climbed down the secret ledge along Sunset Cliffs to our own private patch of beach and laid out half-naked on a blanket, soaking up the 80 degree weather and listening to the waves roll (sorry not sorry to everyone else in the country).
The next day, we explored the nearby park and wandered through the oak trees, looking for any interesting treasures nature kept hidden on the outskirts of the main path. I found these pieces of wasp nest and we stumbled upon an interesting pile of mushrooms growing from the base of a dead stump (see below).
Speaking of spontaneous adventures, I totally cheated on the Whole30 the other night, and I'm not even sorry about it. This was my second time embarking on a 30 day paleo diet, but after two weeks, I just wasn't feeling it anymore. The spicy, milky sweetness of a chai tea latte at Cafe Bassam was calling my name. No regrets!
In An Instant: 1// Witching around in the woods. 2// Wishes and dreams 3// My man after climbing down the cliff. 4// Baby eggplants! The absolute cutest produce. 5// Mushrooms! 6// Bought some lovely lace doilies at the Rose Bowl Flea last Sunday.
What I'm Reading: The Silence of the Lambs - I just started reading this and I'm hooked! Surprisingly, I've never seen the movie, so no spoilers please. It's brilliantly written, suspenseful and creepy, and Clarice Starling is such a strong, bad-ass female character. I almost forgot what it felt like to be so sucked into a good book, I prune up from reading so long in the bath!
Links I'm Loving:
• Nick Santonastasso Pulls a Zombie Prank on Norman Reedus - Fearnet (Greatest thing ever. This kid is awesome.)
• Why "Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner" Isn't Working - Jarrid Wilson ("Love the sinner, not the sin" So good!)
• Coaching for Creations | Own It - And Kathleen
• Four Things Never To Do When Asked, "What's Your Rate?" - The Middle Finger Project
Share Your Story: (Inspired by Maiedae's Weekly Question!)
☆ What's the coolest place you've ever adventured? Talk to me in the comments!