bliss by numbers

Temperature in Los Angeles on January 17th, 2014: 85 degrees

IMG_0027Time spent driving to the above location: 45 minutes

Number of blondes in attendance:

IMG_6265Number of seagulls in attendance: a zillion

Money spent on beach snacks: $8.95

BeachFoodTime spent laying in the [very warm] sun: 2 hours

Time spent swimming in the [very cold] ocean: 0.5 seconds

IMG_6257Number of laughs: hundreds

Number of smiles: thousands

Number of things to be thankful for: millions

IMG_6260Today I challenge you to do something different. Stop planning, stop analyzing, and stop over-thinking. Breathe in, breathe out. Feel the crisp air on your skin. Embrace the feeling of laughing until your stomach hurts. Eat delicious food. Smile until your cheeks burn. Build your bliss.

Here’s to loving this very moment…








  1. Can I just say how very jealous I am so you? 😉 Seeing the pictures of the warm sun and beach while it’s 21* here and snowing makes me want to jump right through the computer screen. It seems like you had a blast and you deserve it! Enjoy some sunshine and warmth for me 😉

    • Emily said:

      Aw, I’m sorry! If you ever want to make a trip to Cali, I have a really comfortable couch! You’re always welcome. (:

  2. You look so pretty! Where’s your bathing suit from? I love the fringe top!

    Also, I’m slightly jealous. It’s about 10 degrees and snowing here!

    • Emily said:

      Thank you! It’s actually from Target. I got the top and bottom both for less than $30!

      And I can’t even imagine having weather that cold. Hopefully it’ll warm up soon for you guys!

  3. Ashley said:

    Also jealous of your incredible weather! Though we’ve been pretty lucky here with temperatures in the 50s and 60s with plenty of sunshine. I’m still holding out for spring and summer though…and hopefully moving to Cali ASAP! I’ve applied to a couple jobs out there so far and still looking!

    • Emily said:

      Ahhh YAY! Good for you for applying out here! I know that you’d love it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! (:

  4. Taylor said:

    The weather there looks absolutely amazing! Not too long ago we had high temps in the negative.
    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend and enjoy the warmth for me 😉

    • Emily said:

      I can’t even imagine!
      Sending lots of warm thoughts your way. (:

  5. P said:

    I’m loving the weather in Cali right now. I know it’s not ideal (with the drought declaration and all), but I just love the sunshine 🙂

    • Emily said:

      I do too! The drought is horrible but I’m a sunshine girl through-and-through so I love it (:

  6. Irina said:

    Oh my goodness I can’t get over how happy…BLISSFUL!…you look! I love it 🙂 Enjoy it all pretty lady, you deserve it!

    • Emily said:

      Aw! Thank you so much!
      I’m so much happier than I’ve been in years and it feels amazing. Thank you for noticing and for helping inspire me every single day. xoxo

  7. Hannah said:

    This entire post made me smile. Here’s to living life! :)))

    • Emily said:

      Aw, THAT makes me smile!
      Cheers to that!

  8. AMAZING post its so fun and full of light 🙂 and Im happy to follow ya.

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    Have a great weekend beautiful

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    • Emily said:

      Yay! Thank you! I can’t wait to check out your blog. (:

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