8 Things to Do Around Vancouver, B.C.

Hi Lovely!

Fletch and I are coming up on our 4th wedding anniversary (9 years total together) and we decided to celebrate by spending Labor Day in Vancouver, B.C.! This was our second visit to the area and had a great time seeing more of the sites and eating some delicious food! I’ve really enjoyed my visits to the Vancouver area and want to share a few of my suggested stops with you!

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Visiting the Sanrio Headquarters in San Francisco

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If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I recently visited the Sanrio headquarters in San Francisco. It was amazing!! To understand how special this was I feel like you need to know my history with Sanrio.

Growing up in Alaska we had one Sanrio store. It was in the fancy mall across town and taking trips to the area was rare. I remember saving up my money so I could buy items from the store. My go-to was the goodie bags. My favorite character was Badtz Maru, I think I liked that he seemed like a bad boy. I have fond memories of shopping with my parents and picking out items.

As I grew into my teens I distanced myself from Sanrio. I thought it was kid stuff, not fit for a cool teenager to be into. As I aged I always thought Hello Kitty and Sanrio, in general, was cute. It wasn’t until the Hello Kitty Friendship Festival that I rediscovered my love. It’s like a spark went off. At the time I was collecting other toys and characters just not specifically Sanrio. I slowly started collecting more and more and it has grown into the kawaii mess I have now.

Sanrio brings me back to a simpler time. I think back to those special moments I spent with my Mom picking out new pens or plushies and it gives me the warm fuzzies. So yeah, Sanrio is special to me.

When my friend, Shawn, asked if I’d want to join her for a quick trip to the headquarters, I jumped at the chance. Talk about a dream come true! I’d get to walk the halls of my favorite company and meet the people there.

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You Are Special and You Are Loved

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This weekend Fletch and I went to see the Mister Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” Let me tell you, it was absolutely amazing. I haven’t cried like that during a movie in a long while. Why was I moved to tears? Easy. Mister Rogers truly cared for others, especially children. It was apparent through the interviews featured in the film. Mister Rogers had the ability to make people feel loved, valued, safe, and cared about.

It makes you reflect on your own interactions with others. For me, I know I can do better. I can do more to be kind to others, to show those I love how special they are.

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Hanging in Tacoma

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I’m sorry I’ve been MIA. I haven’t been posting much lately because I’ve been busy and, if I’m honest, I haven’t felt inspired. It’s so hard to write when you don’t know what to write about. I’m sure you know how that feels.

Today I’m back to share a few photos from a recent shoot I had with my friend Justin! Back in the day, we’d plan photo shoots all the time but over time they became less frequent. It was really fun to walk around Tacoma and pick spots to snap photos.

♥ Dress | Bonne Chance Collections ♥ Sweater | Doll Me Up ♥ Shoes | BAIT ♥

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Pink Bows For Days!

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I’m excited to share my latest Bonne Chance Collections dress! It’s an adorable pink dress with hearts all over and cute bow straps. It might be my new favorite dress! When I saw it released on the Bonne Chance website I jumped at the chance to add it to my closet. I think I made the right decision.

♥ Dress | Bonne Chance Collections ♥ Shoes | Bershka ♥ Backpack | Wego ♥

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