A Day at the Lavender Festival!

If you have ever read my About page you may remember that one day I want to have a farm! So this place was basically a dream come true! Having never heard or seen anything about the 123 Farm, I had no idea what to expect. But it blew me away, complete with a lavender breeze!

Located in Cherry Valley, CA., I first heard of this farm from my Grandma who lives near by! Last year I went to a wedding at the flower fields in Carlsbad. I told her about how beautiful it was & she mentioned some lavender fields that were near her house I should check out.

For my first, but certainly not last time at The 123 Farm, I went to the Lavender Festival to celebrate some family birthdays!

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The Museum Of Ice Cream!

The Museum of Ice Cream! You have probably seen it on Instagram & if you haven’t, then you have most likely been living under a rock this past year. But for those of you who didn’t get a $29 tickets, don’t fret! I went & ate all the stomach ache inducing deserts just so you don’t have too! Well that & I really wanted to see the pool of sprinkles for myself.

A friend of mine said something that reminded me so much of this place. “Growing up is not leaving your childhood behind; it’s learning how to preserve its simple glory and share it with everyone who’s forgotten.” –Rachel Cushman  That is exactly what you will find behind the big pink door at the Museum of Ice Cream!
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Vintage Inspired Orangesicle Set

One of my favorite things about crochet is that it has been around for decades. As much as I will try to create something totally original, I will almost always find someone who has done it before.

At first, this kind of discouraged me. I didn’t want anyone to think I was copying them & I sure as heck didn’t want anyone to pass my designs off as their own either. But the more I think about it, the more I can find the beauty in it.

We are all apart of this world, we should let our work bring us closer together, respecting each mind that played a part in its creation.

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Life Lessons from Lightning In A Bottle! 

Every time I go to an event like this I leave feeling like I have learned so much. I talk to many people, have lots of different encounters, & am exposed to tons of unique world views.

Some of the people I spoke with at this years festival helped me realize it really is not as hard to accomplish your goals or make a change in your life as you may think. Everywhere I looked there was someone chasing their dreams or educating others about a cause close to their hearts.

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My Pageant Journey!

My first memory of pageants is from when I went to see my cousin compete at Miss Seal Beach. I can’t remember how old I was, but as soon as the show began I was mesmerized. From that day on I dreamed that one day it would be me getting all dressed up, wearing my very own poofy dress & competing for the title. Little did I know the impact they would have on my life. Continue reading “My Pageant Journey!”

Guide To Coachella: Stages & Environment

After attending the festival several times, you get a pretty good idea of what Coachella is like. But there is so much going on, it can be hard to figure out what you should spend your time doing. That is why I decided to go into a little more about the stages, events, & activities at Coachella in hopes it will help you have the best experience possible.

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Guide To Coachella: Packing & Accommodations

I was in High School the first time I heard of Coachella. Friends and I were planing to go to Stagecoach, a country music festival also held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. From that year on I remember fantasizing about going to the huge music & art show in the desert. I bought tickets in 2012, but it was not until 2013 that I went for the first time.

Since then, I haven’t missed a show! Throughout the years, I have learned a few things that make the experience so much better. What some people don’t realize is that these events are HUGE. The weather, crowds, transportation, & your accommodations all play a giant part in how your weekend is going to go. Not to mention your attitude  & expectations when these things get a little out of hand. My wardrobe is also something that has evolved since my first show. I’ve learned that while some trends are worth sporting, others can be more of a pain. So without further ado, here is my guide to Coachella!

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Moorten Botanical Garden

For as long as I can remember my family & I have been going to Palm Springs. That is why when I heard of Moorten Botanical Garden for the first time last year I was shocked I hadn’t discovered this magical place sooner!  Continue reading “Moorten Botanical Garden”

Desert X – The Circle of Land & Sky

For as long as I can remember art has held a special place in my heart. When I was very young my mom painted the walls of my bedroom to look like a garden. She even painted pretty scenes at my preschool. When I was in elementary school we did The Pageant of the Arts! It was a show the 4th & 5th graders put on. Each kid would get a costume & learn a dance that matched a famous Artist’s painting. Together we put on a performance that would bring the art to life & taught us the value of art at a very young age. Continue reading “Desert X – The Circle of Land & Sky”