Monday, January 9, 2012

Guest post: Amanda's Daily Obsessions

Hey everyone! 

I'm Amanda from Amanda's Daily Obsessions and I'm happy to be guest posting here on miss Kai's blog!

For those of you who don't know me I was born and raised (for the most part) in Sacramento, CA and I've recently moved to North San Diego County (with a brief stint in San Antonio, TX in between)


Now I know a ton of people are obsessed with socal. Most people I knew growing up wanted to move down here but honestly, I was never one of those people.  I loved norcal (still do) and although most of my favorite vacations were in southern CA (um...hello? Disneyland!!) I never really felt the urge to move here.

...but let me tell you know that I'm here I never want to leave! and since that's not likely to work out (my hubs is is the Navy) I'm going to soak it in as much as I can!

So I thought I'd let you all know some of my favorite things so far about socal:

The beach!


specifically, the dog beach in Del Mar! not only is it a super pretty beach, I can let my little Lulu (the pug above) off leash to run amuck with the other dogs.  She has so much fun!


Trader Joe's

ok...this isn't really a socal thing, but I did say I was in Texas for a bit and there were none and I missed me some Trader Joe's!


Ruby's Diner

Ohmygoshsodelicious! their chocolate shakes are seriously the best thing ever! I specifically love the one in Oceanside.  It's at the very end of the pier (which is the longest wooden pier on the west coast fyi) and has the most amazing views! you also get to take a nice stroll down the pier and back to get there (which you can then justify getting that milkshake...it's exercise right!?)


Being so close to Disneyland!


Disneyland is my favorite place ever! I mean... it's the happiest place on earth! What's not to love about that?  We've gone a couple times already in the 3 or so months we've been here and are saving up for season passes. I can't wait!


Coffee Bean

Oh gosh Coffee Bean is just seriously so much more delicious than Starbucks!  Don't get me wrong I love me some Starbs but there is one less than half a mile from my house and if it's open I will go 4+ miles out of my way to go to coffee bean instead


Torrey Pines State Reserve


It's seriously so pretty! normally I'm not a huge hiker but It really isn't that bad and it's a good way to get some exercise and have fun at the same time!


well that's my list so far, let me know what are some of your favorite things to do and places to go in socal. I'd love to find out!

8 comments:

Grammie said...

Enjoy it baby, you are living the life I always wanted. I know you are thinking "but you don't like the sand" I would have loved taking you and your sister once she came aling to the beach and just sitting there while you two ran amuck.

Olivia.Dee said...

i really need to get to the beaches more often.

Brooke said...

LOVE Amanda!! I live on the wrong side of the country though :(

Jillian said...

mmm Trader Joe's, Torrey Pines, and coffee bean. I miss home! We would always call the beach in Del Mar the poop beach, but we love it anyway haha.

If you haven't been to Swami's beach, you must! It's my fave & Swami's cafe is very delicious as well. Great post, Amanda!

Mrs.S said...

Cute blog, Im a new follower, follow eachother?;)
Xo.
Mrs.S

LatteLove said...

I live in North County SD too, and have a really similar list of why I love it here. Some things to add: amazing mexican food, and wine (we like to visit Orfila).

Katie said...

I just stumbled across your blog and love it so far! I am your newest follower and will be stopping by for sure! Keep up the good work!!

Katie
hisdiamondandmine.blogspot.com

Alynne Leigh said...

These pictures are so cute!! (:
Love your blog!


PS: I saw that you had entered a giveaway for MyMemroies Design Software in the past! I just thought I'd let you know, that I'm doing a giveaway for the software, as well! Feel free to enter at http://allaboutalynne.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-memories-software-giveaway.html :)

-Alynne

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