Disneyland Day!

Hello!

Happy Monday! I know, there’s nothing happy about a Monday, however, I’m off work today and I’m one day closer to my quick California trip, so I’m happy. You might be questioning the title of today’s post, it is not technically Disneyland day, I’m not at Disneyland, although I do wish I was…..everyday. Today is actually National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! I love all things Disney, I’ve yet to travel to Disney World but I know one I get there I’ll love it too.  So with that being said, the holiday I’m creating is Disneyland Day! There is a Disney day that happens in January, but that is EVERYTHING Disney. My holiday is all about DisneyLAND. Along with celebrating this with a much needed Disney trip this weekend, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite pictures that I’ve taken around Disneyland. I don’t mind if you use the pictures, just please give credit where credit is due. If you have pictures you would like to share, please do!

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Happy Disneyland Day!

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Just Drinking The Coffee, Doing The Things

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Hello!

I hope you are all doing well! I’m pretty much convinced that there is no balance, because I have yet to find it. I like the idea of it, I’d like to have it but it either doesn’t exist or I’m not supposed to have it. So I’ve decided to just keep living until I’ve earned it.

A couple of weekends ago I was able to escape the ever changing weather of AZ and the infuriating work environment that has been keeping me down, to California. My family and I went to our happy place, Disneyland and also on a new adventure. My little sister and dad like to look up new places to drive to while out of town, as well as, new restaurants to try. This new adventure was too Manhattan Beach and Malibu. We had been to Manhattan Beach before but not this particular part. While Malibu was completely new.

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(Didn’t mean to get a good shot of that families stroller)

We originally planned to just grab a quick breakfast while on the way to Malibu from Anaheim but every place was packed. My little sister looked up places nearby and found the amazingly delicious Ocean View Café of Manhattan Beach. It has amazing views and an amazing breakfast selection. I had the Ocean View Omelet with bacon, cheese and avocado with Mexican style hash browns. I try not to be to adventurous food wise while on vacation but this was so delicious, I’m salivating just thinking about it.

I couldn’t have imagined a better start to the day, beautiful beach, and delicious breakfast with my family by my side.

From there we took the very scenic route to Malibu, it’s as beautiful as the pictures you’ve seen have shown. Not a lot of places to shop, at least in the areas that we were in. We went by the Malibu Pier, where the very aesthetically pleasing Malibu farm is located. We were going to eat lunch there; we decided to go somewhere else. I come from a very long line of picky eaters. We did get ice cream from the café, and that was pretty delicious.

The place we had a late lunch/early dinner before heading home was Paradise Cove Café. We walked along the beautiful beach, took a lot of pictures (some that you can see along this post) and then we had some of the best fish and chips we’ve ever had while we had our toes in the sand.

I highly recommend both the Ocean View Café and Paradise Cove Café. If you have any suggestions for places for me to check out, please comment!

 

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These thoughts and opinions are my own. I did not receive any prompts or endorsement to write these reviews.

*You are welcome to use my images, just please give credit where credit is due*

Rod Words AZ

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Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! Today, I returned to the local farmer’s market that I was lucky enough to participate in a few years ago, it was so great to be out there again. So a lot of my free time this past week was spent in the kitchen, except for Thursday night. I was very fortunate to take part in a unique blog event taking place at Rod Works located at the shops of Norterra, one of two of the AZ locations. All together they have 9 locations in AZ, Utah, Nevada, California and very soon adding store #10 in Colorado.

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When we (we meaning my sister and I, she blogs at www.runningaroundwithlindsey.com) first arrived, we were greeted with so much warmth and kindness that we felt that we were entering someone’s home instead of an amazing shop. I was blown away by how much stuff there was to look at. My family and I are huge Halloween deco fans, so beyond entering we noticed the beautiful Halloween display located in the very front of the store, that any passerby would be drawn to.  This store is like so many but like nothing I have ever been to and I know that sounds confusing but it had so many things. I had such a hard time picking my absolute favorite part and products of the store that I simply can’t. Once I got home I was instantly planning my next visit, and I’m so excited for the Christmas Decorations that will gracing the walls of this homey store very soon!

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I also received a pretty sweet swag bag containing, a Shops of Norterra To go hot beverage cup, Some adorable glasses from Amazing Lash Studio, 3 different gift certificates to Norterra Salon and Spa, a coupon to Texas Roadhouse and also a coupon for Charming Charlie’s. As well as, when signing up to participate in this event, my sister and I received a $75 gift card(each) to spend at Rod Works. The prices are so incredibly reasonable, it was unreal. My sister and I easily got nearly a dozen items between the two of us and definitely left wanting more and eager to return. Along with many incredible attributes of this store is they will help you design and decorate any space you need help with! To give you an idea of what sort of store they are, check out their website at, www.rodworks.com

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If you happen to live in the Phoenix/Gilbert area, on September 30, 2017 they are hosting a “Ghouls Night Out” Party. Where they will have prizes, treats and 20% off entire purchase for all of their customers! If you love fun, love, Halloween, cottage chic, kitchen décor and so much more, you will absolutely love this store!

 

Here is a picture of the haul that my sister and I made while shopping and mingling with fellow AZ bloggers.

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I just want to take a second to thank everyone that put this amazing event together and to the wonderful shop owners, Eileen and Scott Salmon for opening their doors to us bloggers.

While I did receive some pretty great “treats “all of these thoughts and opinions are my own.

Have a great day!!