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re:make 2016 / the company.

These ladies. We were so glad we paid for all day parking because we ended up staying the entire seven hours of Re:Make. I know; I couldn’t believe it either. We were exhausted by the end of it. Here’s a recap of went went down. A day at Re:Make. Let’s go! 10:15am: We arrive and it’s straight to flower crowns + vinyl iron-on tote bags. There were more fun hands-on activities throughout the venue, including leather stamping and card writing. 11:30am ish: Remeber that epic wall entrance from a previous post? We had our share of wall photos as we made our temporary exit to the food trucks. Johnny doughnuts + cold brew +ย potential craft celebrity sightings were upon us. 12:15pm: We made it through vendor aisle one of three and got in on all the photobooth action. Can you believe there was no line for this booth? Everyone was busy crafting! 2pm: Brit sighting and mini concert! 3pm: We made it though the remaining vendor aisles and decided it was time for a late …

solvang, super fast.

Hubby hadn’t ever been to Solvang so we took a detour on the way back home from Santa Barbara. It was burning hot the day we visited and our NorCal-acclimated skins were crying (I hear this stuff is called sweat ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so we only stayed for a short while. We explored the Main Street and side alley ways.ย Of course I found the bead store, a vintage gift shop, and a DIY studio and market place. I also found Santa Barbara cold brew coffee, an iconic Solvang photo opp for Hubs, and a windmill. I’d say it was a successful quick trip!ย Solvang much? Share your favorite Danish village finds below!

santa barbara sites.

We headed to Santa Barbara early this summer to meet up with the family. My sister ran a half marathon and we were her cheerleaders! Yay Sister! The weekend was full of lovely sites and it was so relaxing ย to just stroll. Where have you strolled lately? Share below.ย 

minimoon adventures: glen alpine falls.

More minimoon adventures in Tahoe! There was so much to see, and even though we had vacationed here before, we still discovered new sites on this trip. On our last day, we wanted to check outย Fallen Leaf Lake. We drove through miles of forest, but couldn’t find the public park/beach area. The lake was surrounded with homes and lots of “Private Parking” signs. We found out later that you have to park somewhat far and walk over. Perhaps we can try this on our next visit. In any case, we got to enjoy the view of Fallen Leaf Lake from the car. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Andย because we kept on driving, we stumbled uponย Glen Alpine Falls which was even more exciting!ย Again, springtime means snowmeltย which means waterfalls! Glen Alpine is big, loud, and gorgeous! The homes nearby must have some great soundproofing. There were beautiful rocks and trees, too. It was a great place to just sit and enjoy the view. Have you stumbled upon a great view lately? Share your discoveries below!

minimoon adventures: sunset.

What’s just as lovely as sunrise? Sunset! Pick a spot on the east-ish part of Lake Tahoe for beautiful sunset views, and always pack a blanket and mat for instant warmth and seating.๐Ÿ˜Š For Sunset #1 we headed to Lakeside Beach. The view was cloudy but the lighting was amazing. For Sunset #2 we caught the tail end of light at El Dorado Beach. Again, loving all the silhouettes and sky colors. Good night!

minimoon adventures: nevada bike loop.

Get ready, get set…bike! On our minimoon list of adventures was a bike ride in and around Genoa, Nevada. I had wanted to do the 72 miler around Lake Tahoe, but I definitely would need to train for it forever and get used to sitting on a bike saddle for more than a couple of hours. ๐Ÿ˜  Instead, the Hubs picked a manageable 19-mile route along the Jack’s Valley Loop. The ride was relatively flat and there were minimal cars – my kind of ride! We saw a legit barn, lots of open landscapes, farm life, and blue skies. We stopped for many a picture.  We also saw a few places we’d like to visit if we ever made it back to the area. Our future day trip: hot springs for relaxation, the pink house for tea, and Main Street for shopping. And at the end of our loop we spotted the best street sign/name. Where are some of your favorite road bike routes? Share below!

minimoon adventures: eagle falls hike.ย 

The Hubs and I love exploring the outdoors and Lake Tahoe was the perfect place to wander natures. One of our adventures:ย Eagle Falls! There’s a short loop and a long trail that leads you to desolation wilderness. We stuck with the short loop. In the off season, there is plenty of parking. There’s also no parking fee! We hiked to the Vista shortly after sunrise and the views were breathtaking. What a serene place to relax, meditate, and clear your mind while getting some fresh air in your lungs. Ahhh… Where do you like to unwind? Share below!ย