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Banana Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

April 26, 2015

Flower Studies: Calla Lilies

April 18, 2015

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The Rose Bowl Flea Market

April 13, 2015
My cousin and I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market for the very first time yesterday! We saw all sorts of shabby chic furniture, antique collectibles, and unique vintage clothing. I even managed to haggle down the price on a set of photo slides from the 1950's (2 for $3!). While I do admit that the venue was pretty huge, I don't think it was necessarily worth the $8 admission fee. I guess I'm more used to going to flea markets that cost $3 or less. Those admission fees add up haha! Regardless of the price, I'm so glad that we finally got to see and experience the Rose Bowl Flea Market in person!

Here are a few things that I learned from my first trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market:

+ Parking - When we got to Pasadena (around 9:20am) the line to get into the free parking area was already backed up! I noticed several cars parking on the other side of Seco St. so I decided to do the same! It was totally the right decision because the Rose Bowl was only a short walk away and we didn't have to wait in any lines to get in and out the crowded parking area!

+ Haggling - I read a number of blogs that said that you should always try to haggle and they were right! When I tried to purchase the photo slides, the vendor wanted me to pay $5 while I only wanted to pay $1. We ended up meeting in the middle at $3 which was fine with me!

+ Lunch - If you're extremely frugal like me, then the best thing you can purchase for lunch is a yummy $2 hot dog. There are hot dog stands scattered throughout the flea market. Everything else is about $8-$10 which was just a little too much for me (especially on top of the $8 admission haha). Also, you should definitely eat lunch inside of the stadium. One of the highlights of our trip was sitting in the stands with a view of the entire football field. When will you ever be able to say that you ate lunch inside of the Rose Bowl while it was empty? 

Walk With Me

April 7, 2015

These are more photos from my visit to Cabrillo National Monument a couple of weeks ago (see the first round of photos here). There are so many places to explore (hiking trails, tide pools, the lighthouse, etc.) that you could easily spend an entire day wandering around! Let's just say that when I was there, I definitely got my exercise for the day haha! 

Things have been pretty busy lately, but I'm hoping to fit in at least one mini-travel adventure sometime this month. I already have another NorCal trip planned for May! We'll see how the rest of April plays out...

PS I made a short video! Check it out below:

High Tide

April 1, 2015

San Diego, CA