A day at the pumpkin patch

Besides eating pumpkins, I do enjoy a good pumpkin patch. When living back in California, my family and I would always go to the corn maze and get lost, but then reward ourselves with Del Taco. So when my friend recommended we go to a pumpkin patch I was 100% down. It was fun hanging out with friends and going on a day where all the kids were in school. We basically had the entire farm to ourselves. The farm we were at had an Alice in Wonderland themed maze which was pretty darn cute! The maze lasted about 20- 30 mins, which was the perfect amount of time. There is nothing worse then wondering when the heck you’ll get out of there.

Another thing we couldn’t turn down was heading into the pumpkin patch and looking at all the pumpkins small and large grow on the vines. It’s definitely strange being the only people on the farm but, man did we take advantage of that.

 

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 All photos were taken on my iPhone and edited by me in Snohomish County

Outfit details include:

Top: Dazey LA

Pants: Madewell

Shoes: Converse

Ascot: Lucky Brand

Backpack: Cleobella

Living my best life,

Arizona

Pumpkin my life.

When it comes to seasons fall isn’t my favorite, but I’ll take any excuse to wear mustard yellow everyday and eat pumpkin everything. Today, I will be sharing a recipe for my fav pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Trust me, once you eat one you won’t be able to stop eating them.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tbl cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

You will also need one large, medium, and small bowl.

Instructions:

In the large bowl combine oil, pumpkin, sugar, egg, and vanilla.

In small bowl combine baking soda and milk, stir until a thick consistency and then combine in with your pumpkin mixture.

In the medium size bowl combine cinnamon, baking powder, salt and flour. After you mix the dry ingredients, add to your pumpkin mixture.

Mix all the ingredients until you get a light brown dough, dough should be wet, this is a sticky and a bit messy of a dough. After you achieve the dough texture, fold in your chocolate chips.

You should leave the dough in the fridge for one hour +, it allows the dough to harden a bit so it is easier to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 and begin scooping or using your hands to place dough on cookie sheet. Like I mentioned before, the dough is sticky, just have fun with it. They don’t have to be perfect circles. Bake for 10-12 mins.

                All photos taken in my home by Heather Evangelista on a Cannon Rebel T3I

Lastly, Enjoy!

Outfit details: Both the jumpsuit and sweater are made by Free People, head band is a vintage silk scarf.

Living my best life,

Arizona

El Futuro es Femeninx

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All photographs taken and edited by Karya Schanilec in Wallingford, Seattle.

This post is a quick outfit post highlighting a few of my fav pieces. Outfit details posted here:

Shirt: Otherwild

 

Skirt: Free people

Shoes: Chloe

Handbag: Vintage handmade

Unfortunately, the skirt and shoes are a few seasons ago so I can’t link them. This outfit was inspired by the vibrant hispanic roots and culture I grew up around. If you guys are in the Seattle area you must check out Nordstrom’s pop-in: Viva Mexico! , which I’ll link here. I would buy everything if I could. Enjoy!

Living my best life,

Arizona

 

Heart and Seoul

I left North America for the first time in my life in March. My homegirl Victoria and I crossed the Pacific to Seoul, South Korea. My childhood friend was studying abroad and I thought it was the perfect excuse to push myself out of my comfort zone and travel out of North America. I left not knowing the language at all but knew the people I’d be with knew some so I’d be alright. Now, this isn’t a blog post about all my experiences and things that I did in Seoul because that would be an entire novel. I want this post to reflect my trip via film. The people I met are unforgettable and I am forever grateful for the new friends that I have gained. Some of which I am still in contact with. I want this post to show the raw moments that we had.

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All photos are developed film taken by Sophie and Ellie in Seoul, South Korea

So I leave you with this, the one Korean word I learned the entire time I was there,

Gamsahamnida! 감사합니다

Arizona

How I Pack for Disneyland

I leave for Disneyland in 5 days and thought it would be a good idea to post how I pack for Disney, let me tell you.. it’s a Challenge. Honestly, packing a suitcase/ bag for any kind of trip is a struggle for me, it would be so much easier to just bring my closet with me everywhere I go. Everyone always asks me, “How many times have you been to Disneyland?” To be honest I have no idea, a lot of times! Living in California, I had an annual pass and my family and extended family are Disney fanatics so we would go all the time. Disneyland is a special place for me because I love rides and it’s overall just a magical place.

I will be in Disneyland for two days, which is plenty for me. I start to get overwhelmed by all the teeny boppers and misbehaved children that by the end of two days i’m ready to come home to my own bed. Going for two days is also great because I can pack light.

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Anaheim will be in the 80’s while I’m there, thank god. Seattle was raining today and I’m already over it. Although it will be in the 80’s, Disneyland can drop in temperature quite a bit by the time it hits 10pm so it’s good to pack both jeans and shorts.

Here is what I packed:

  • A pair of jeans
  • A pair of shorts
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • 2 fun graphic tees
  • Disneyland pullover
  • Disney head accessories (A must.)

It’s hard to be super fashionable in Disneyland, when you’re on your feet all day and usually walk an average of 8 miles a day. I’m always so conflicted when packing for Disney because I want my outfits to be on the cutting edge of fashion and then realize that I want to be comfortable. The most important part of going to Disneyland is going to be the bag you bring and the contents within. Hopefully, I can help give tips and tricks on what to bring into the park, also, who doesn’t love a good “What’s in my bag?” post.

The key to having a successful Disney trip is stocking your bag with all the goods. First off, many don’t know that you can bring your own food into Disneyland, you don’t have to pay the outrageous prices for food. I like to bring snacks because sometimes I get hungry waiting in a line and don’t want fried food or ice cream, so it’s convenient to pull out some popcorn and snack in line. Another thing many don’t know is that Disney let’s you bring in empty water bottles and there are places you can fill it up for free, instead of paying $4-6 for a Dasani or SmartWater multiple times a day. Another important thing to have is toiletries that are important to you. I have bangs so no matter where I go, dry shampoo and a comb are a MUST. If I’m going to be outside in the sun all day, I know these bangs will get greasy, so a comb and dry shampoo go in the bag. I also get allergies whenever I’m back home in California and constantly deal with migraines in my everyday life, so packing tissues and Advil are always a plus for me. I’m that friend who always has different chapsticks, so you can count on me to be loaded with the lip moisturizers. Disneyland can get windy and if you’re screaming on rides chapstick is a life savior. Lastly, I always carry a light sweater in my bag because you never know when the temperatures will change, so being able to bust out a sweater when it starts to get chilly is great. Most importantly, pack your Disneyland ticket and payment methods. I prefer to have a card holder when i’m traveling so I don’t have every coffee stamp card I’ve ever owned with me, weighing down my bag. Your Disneyland ticket is so important to have quick access to, these tickets will be your way into both parks and the way you’ll be able to obtain/ use fast passes.

Hope you guys found this helpful or just enjoy reading my posts!

Living my best life,

Arizona

Vote for Vodka

I am a huge cocktail fan and would prefer a cocktail over a glass of beer any day. My favorite liquors are Vodka and Gin, I usually will just order a vodka soda or a gin and tonic if you ever go out with me. So today, I’m spicing up my vodka a little bit, with two fun recipes that I did at home. Not to mention how expensive cocktails can be at a restaurant/ bar, so making them at home can be a nice affordable way to get your vodka fix, while still feeling boujee.

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Things you will need:

  • 2 ounces of your choice of vodka
  • 4 ounces of lemonade
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs of fresh lavender
  • soda/ seltzer water (if you enjoy carbonation)

    I am fortunate enough to have lavender growing in my front yard so I cut off a few sprigs for that fresh lavender taste. I cut two lemon slices, since I was only making drinks for two people. In a tall glass combine lemonade, vodka, and tonic water if desired. Stir and garnish with your lavender sprigs and sliced lemon, enjoy!

     

                                 

         Peach Mint Vodka Cocktail

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Things you will need:

  • 2 ounces of your choice of vodka
  • 4 ounces of soda water
  • 1 teaspoon of peach simple syrup
  • Mint
  • Half a fresh peach (sliced)

    We have a huge assortment of herbs in our backyard along with other things, so I was able to grab the mint our of my backyard. Fortunately mint isn’t too expensive, if you don’t have a green thumb or mint chillin’ in the backyard, just grab some at your grocery store. Cut off a bit for decor and flavor. Place ice in your glass and fan peaches along the side of glass, the ice will hold the peaches in place. Combine your soda water, vodka, and simple syrup together and top with fresh mint.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed these simple and easy to make at home recipes. If you’re like me, don’t be shy and add a bit more vodka, you’re in the comfort of your home so why not add an extra shot in there.

Living my best life,

Arizona

Buffalo find of the week: 8-20

I plan to post my favorite find from Buffalo Exchange each week. I don’t have a set day, since something wonderful comes into Buffalo daily, but I will do my best to be consistent. I’m excited for this section of my blog because when I find something cool, I am OBSESSED. I hope you all get excited and love the things I find as well.

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This week I found this amazing handmade blouse that reminds me of worry dolls, which are most common in hispanic families. These little dolls originated in Guatemala and are often given to children. The legend has it, that if something is worrying you, you tell the doll your worry and the doll then absorbs your worry so you won’t have to worry about it anymore. Each doll will only hold one worry, which is why you usually have many dolls. My Mom always gave me these as a kid and I have been infatuated with them ever since. They are a nostalgic piece of my childhood that I want to keep forever. I actually collect them and have
too many.

 

IMG_3379I wish there was some kind of label within the garment but all that remains is a ton of thread that has been carefully knotted in order to hold all the thread together. Another piece I picked up this week was this adorable purse. The purse is made of recycled saris from India, which I think is kind of the coolest thing ever. I love a good straw beach bag and it definitely helps that they’re the bag of summer. I definitely find myself planning an outfit around a bag sometimes. I love the vibrant colors and the amount of stuff I can fit in this bag, you could call it a Mary Poppins bag for sure.

 

 

Hope you guys found these items to die for! Im currently in a transitional phase in my style and these items are def nailing the idea. Stay tuned for more of my fav pieces!

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All photos were taken on a Cannon Rebel T3I by Heather Evangelista

Catch you guys tomorrow on a new post!

Living my best life,

Arizona