Travel Tuesday: San Diego Day Trip

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Good Morning everyone! Sydnee here…. Again. We’re kind of slacking on blog post ideas at the moment so I thought I would share what we did on our recent one-day trip to San Diego, California. All of the pictures her were taken by me.

The day started out early… 5 am early but we wanted to get a full day there. Once we got there we basically spent the whole time finding somewhere to eat we had some places in mind but they were too crowded so we had to keep driving, but that wasn’t such a bad thing because we ended up by Scripps beach where Lindsey and I took a quick ankle dip in the water.

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(Blogger moment for me (right side) you can see my camera lense lol)

\From there we just decided to go to an old favorite to eat. Point Break Café on Shelter Island has some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. It is a quirky little café across the street from the ocean that has amazing chocolate chip pancakes. We got lunch there for the first time on this trip and let me tell you that burger is my best friend. It was cooked perfectly and it was the perfect size, the perfect size in burger language is “can barely fit it into my mouth” perfect. The fries were also really good so our whole family recommends this cute little restaurant in the heart of Point Loma.

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After that we went to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. It was really crowded but I still enjoy reading and looking at the cute little marine animals. My favorite thing is the view on the outside pictured here is the pier we were by in the first picture so we’re pretty high up.

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\When we left Scripps we headed over to Seaport Village so we could do a little shopping and then have dinner before we left. Cierra and I both bought Tervis cups from the Tervis store (our guilty pleasure). Her cup has little donuts on it so it matches her blog planner and I got a Toronto Maple Leafs one because hockey season is coming up! After the Tervis store Lindsey and I headed to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront so we could get Starbucks, we both got Java Chip Frappes. Almost right after the Frappes we went to our favorite pizza place, Assagio’s Pizza Pasta Plus. They ran out of breadsticks (still salty about it) but the pizza was pretty dang good and the best way to eat pizza is by the ocean.

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After we ate, it was time to head out so we got in the car to head back home to the heat. Did I mention that it was 70 degrees the whole time? Well it was and I loved it. It wasn’t a long trip by any means but it was nice to spend a day by the ocean then have Sunday to get ready for the week ahead. As they say, a Saturday at the beach is better than a Saturday at home! I’m not sure who says that or if that’s even a things but I like it! Thank you for reading I’ll see you back here next Tuesday!

Keep Calm And Have A Cupcake

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Hey Everyone!

It’s Cierra and today I’ve decided that we have earned a cupcake. We made it past Wednesday, now we’re on that weird day standing between you and your weekend and you have done so well. You got out of bed today, if you really overachieved and got dressed you earned extra sprinkles, so go you! And to help with the possible guilt of having a cupcake, I’m sharing with you a recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes, so you have to work for your reward. So without further ado:

Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2/3 Cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs

Heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line 2 (12 cup) Muffin tins with cupcake liners. Set aside. In large bowl, blend all ingredients until moistened. Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners. Bake at 350 Degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes.

Frost as desired and enjoy!!!

Keep Calm…We’re Halfway There

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Hello Everyone and happy Wednesday!!

 

We hope you are all doing well so far this week! If it helps, we’re halfway there. Sometimes the only thing that gets us through the day is a good playlist. Below you will find a few songs that help us get through that mid-week struggle. So they are motivational, just motivational for life.

 

  • “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson
  • “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
  • “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
  • “Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba
  • “Human” by The Killers
  • “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
  • “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty
  • “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
  • “Rise” by Katy Perry
  • “Roar” by Katy Perry
  • “Rise Up”by Andra Day
  • “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Move Along” by All American Rejects
  • ” Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
  • “Hey Hey Hey” by Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • “Carry On” by Fun
  • “Dare You To Move” by Switchfoot
  • “Almost There” by Anika Noni Rose
  • “Believer” by the Imagine Dragons

 

I’m sure there are plenty more out there, if you have any to share, please do!!

 

Have a wonderful day!!!

Desk Essentials


Hey Everyone, Cierra here. I hope you are all having a fantastic week so far, once we make it through today it will finally be the weekend. Doesn’t it feel like this week has gone on forever?
Anyways, since the theme for this week has been school/ work, I thought I would share with you my desk essentials. The desk in the picture above is mine and it’s where I write posts for this blog as well as my personal (www.mightrunforcupcakes.com), where I do my homework (currently studying for my bachelor’s in business management) and where I run my online bakery business (www.cierrasbakeshoppe.com). So it serves as the headquarters for my many adventures. A few, let’s be honest the list is never ending and changes on a day to day basis, of my essentials are:
– The magnetic whiteboard calender: this keeps track of my crazy schedule, tells me what I have coming up, my work schedule and what orders need to be filled when and vacations when I get the chance to get away.
– The Three Drawer organizer: I have two, the little one atop of the desk and a big one under my desk. These are lifesavers when it comes to keeping all of my important things close by. The bigger one holds my files, my cameras, tablets and my never ending notebook supply.
– The shelf that sits above my desk is my motivation/happy things shelf. It holds some of my favorite pictures, as well as, momentous to remind me why I work so hard.
– The small striped wooden box next to the baker Piglet, holds most of my post-its. Before I had this, I usually had to really search for something little to write on, so with this little holder I can keep it close and organized.
– My sisters and I have a weird addictions to pens. Whenever we go to Target we are always down the pen aisle, we have plenty but never enough it seems. So because of that issue I have 3 holders on my desk just for pens.
– In front of those pens is a coaster. Lindsey picked up these cute beach themed coasters for sydnee and I, while she was vacationing in Newport a few years back. That combined with the Brad Paisley Koozie has made such a difference to keeping the condensation from the daily ice coffees from making a watery mess.
For today, those are the top desk essentials. If you have any suggestions or would like to share your desk essentials, please comment below!

Have a great day!

What We’re Thinking About Wednesday

Hey Everyone!

We hope your week is going well so far! This week is focused on school/essentials, planning, etc. So today we decided to break it up and make today about Shark Week. It’s always sad when Shark Week comes to an end but we do dvr the shows, so we can keep enjoying them. We will be sharing what we thought about each of the new shows that aired during Shark Week. So here we go:

1.jpg  Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives (Picture from msn.com)

There is not enough money in the world to get us on a little dock teasing a shark and putting our hands anywhere near a sharks mouth.

2.jpg Phelps Vs. Shark: The Battle For Ocean Supremacy (Picture from discovery.uk)

We were rooting for Michael Phelps but a two second difference is incredible.

3 Shark- Croc Showdown (Picture from moviefone.com)

Interesting theories but in our opinion there’s just a little too much “eating” of cute things being shown.

4Great Hammerhead Invasion (Picture from facebook.com)

Pretty cool but not really convinced.

5.jpg Shark Vortex (Picture from une.edu)

We love any show with Dr. Greg Skomal.

6  Return the the Isle of Jaws (Picture from Radiotimes.com)

Andy Casa Grande + Paul De Gelder = Epic.

7  Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins (Picture from moviefone.com)

It’s always crazy to see sharks that were thought to be extinct or didn’t know of their existence.

8 Sharks and the City: LA (Picture from spacecoastdaily.com)

Very cool but also scary because we visit these places often.

9 Sharks and The City: New York (Picture from youtube.com)

When you think of sharks, you don’t really think of New York.

10.jpg The Lost Cage (Picture from youtube.com)

Pretty Awesome.

11 Devil Sharks (Picture from youtube.com)

Volcanoes and sharks, I mean….come on…. that’s awesome!

12 Shark Exile (Picture from sealightpictures.com)

It will be interesting to see if the technique continue to be successful.

13 Shark Storm (Picture from npr.org)

Pretty cool to see all of the species of sharks coexisting so closely to each other.

14 African Shark Safari (Picture from sdlexpeditions.com)

The dives are beautiful but terrifying.

15 Lair of the Sawfish (Picture from dstv.com)

Pretty incredible fish.

16 Shark Mania (Picture from writtalin.com)

This show is pretty much a recap of all the epic moments from Shark Week 2017.

17 Shark School with Michael Phelps (Picture from quettaweb.com)

This would be an amazing school to attend.

 

We would love to hear your thoughts! Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

We Do not own any of the above pictures  and we gave credit where credit was due. These are solely our opinions and were no way influenced by Discovery Channel.

 

 

Thirsty Thursday

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Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all having a wonderful week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a delicious drink to enjoy while watching Shark Week. The drink is called strawberry party punch but we just had to make it sharky!

You will need:

  •  3 oz. Pkg. Strawberry flavor gelatin
  • 1 Cup Boiling water
  • 2 (6-oz.) Cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 6-oz. Can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 6 Cups cold water
  • 28 oz. bottle (3 1/2 Cups) ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries with stems, frozen

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool. In large punch bowl, combine gelatin mixture, lemonade concentrate, orange juice concentrate and cold water; refrigerate. Just before serving, gently stir in ginger ale and frozen strawberries.

Enjoy!

Tasty Tuesday

Hello Everyone!

 

We hope you are all having a wonderful Shark Week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a tasty treat to enjoy while watching all the new shows and old favorites. The treat is for Shark-Tastic Shark Fin Rice Krispy Treats.

 

You Will Need:

  • 3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Package (10 oz.,about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR 4 Cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 Cups Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal

 

 

To begin, in a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Constantly stir, nothing worse than having to scrub off marshmallow remnants when you could be enjoying the treats.  Then remove from heat and add Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal. Stir until well coated.

 

Then, using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into well greased(with cooking spray) 13×9 inch pan.

 

While still warm but not super hot, don’t want to get burned, and cut into squares, whatever your size preference and shape into a shark fin, triangle shape and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

 

Place in refrigerator to cool completely. While those cool, prepare melting chocolate as directed by package. We placed ours in open Ziploc bags and heated in 30 second increments, once it is completely melted we closed up the bags and cut off a small corner to drizzle more evenly over the treats. We used two different colors of blue, and drizzled over the fins and then sprinkled with assorted round sprinkles that look like bubbles.

 

Once decorated, place back in refrigerator to let the chocolate cool, once set. Present however you want and enjoy!

 

Have a sharky day!

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Friday Favorites- Disney Edition

Happy Friday!!

 

I don’t know about you guys but for us this week lasted forever!

 

Today, we are going to share with you some of our Disney favorites.

 

Our first favorite is Alex and Ani bracelets. With each one of us owning just one or two to begin with, you’d think our collection was complete…However, with new designs being released every few months, our collections might never be complete! Between the three of us, we own 16 bracelets and 1 necklace! Seeing everyone’s photos on Instagram always inspires us to want just one more. How many do you own?

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Our second favorite is Disney Dooney and Bourke purses and wristlets! While Sydnee is able to resist the temptation of the purses, Cierra and Lindsey have quite the variety of designs.

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Our third favorite is Starbucks and Disney! Our Frappuccinos always seem to taste a little sweeter when we have a view of the castle. Our visits during the holiday seasons are never complete without a pumpkin frapp or latte or a peppermint hot chocolate.

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Our fourth favorite is  our Monsters University Hats. You might see these pop up frequently on social media during our visits to Disneyland. They keep the sun out of our faces and look adorable on! We are also proud to support Monsters University and would happily attend if we could!

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Our fifth favorite is Disney Waffles. I am not sure what it is about Disney themed foods, they just taste a little better. Our two favorites are- Mickey Waffles and the Cars Waffles. The Mickey Waffles can be found at a variety of locations throughout the Disney Parks. The Cars themed waffles can be found at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land. Sydnee wants it noted that the waffles at Flo’s are some of the softest waffles that she has ever enjoyed. The texture is delicious and the syrup adds that little extra sweetness making it an experience that will fuel you up for a long day at the parks.

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What are your Disney favorites?

Top 25 Workout Songs

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Hey Everyone!

 

Cierra here and today I’ll be sharing my top 25 go to pump up/motivational songs. If you’re like me, sometimes the music is the only thing that keeps you going. I don’t listen to music while doing marathons but when I’m training the music serves as a good distraction, haha!

 

  1. Believer by The Imagine Dragons
  2. Rise By Katy Perry
  3. Life Changes by Good Charlotte
  4. Warrior by Ke$ha
  5. Roar by Katy Perry
  6. Till I Collapse by Eminem
  7. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
  8. Sing by My Chemical Romance
  9. Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine
  10. Pound The Alarm by Nicki Minaj
  11. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  12. Jungle (Remix) Featuring Jay-Z by X Ambassadors
  13. Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer
  14. Confident by Demi Lovato
  15. Go Go GO by Sleeping With Sirens
  16. Let’s Eat (Featuring XP) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  17. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  18. Barcelona by Ed Sheeran
  19. Life Of The Party by All Time Low
  20. Bo$$ by Fifth Harmony
  21. Almost There by Anika Noni Rose (From Disney’s The Princess and the Frog)
  22. Let’s Go by Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
  23. Move by Little Mix
  24. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
  25. Swish Swish Featuring Nicki Minaj by Katy Perry

 

 

If you have any suggestions or want to share your favorite pump up songs, please comment below!

 

Have A Great Day!