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Great weekend and I love Hiking!!!

I have had a fantastic weekend, I went hiking both friday and saturday. I love getting out in nature and hike. It gives me such an inner peace. Taking a brake from our everyday busy life is very important for our health and sanity. I love having ‘ME’ time or family time away from the craziness.

We have a tendency to get caught up in work, technology, being busy with stuff all the time. We have become addicted to be connected to the world 24/7. If we forget our phones or the battery dies we feel lost naked not knowing what to do now.

Being so ready and available all the time removes us from thinking, being creative and intuned with ourselves. It also creates lots of different stresses. When taking a brake from our built up reality and getting back to basics, out in nature our body and mind will be renewed, refreshed and relaxed.

Pictures of my friday hike at Will Rogers state park. It was fantastic and when I was at the inspiration point I ran in to 3 older ladies who were nice enough to take my pictures πŸ™‚ One of them is going to visit Stockholm among other countries with some friends next year.

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Snack time πŸ™‚ in Westwood after my hike. I walked passed this fruitstand and ofcourse I had to get a bag of fresh fruit. I love it and miss this, we don’t have it in Sweden. Of course I can make my own, but its so nice to just go there and tell the guy what you want and he chop it up for you. I had pinapple, watermelon, mango, jicama, cucumber with some chili, salt and lemon πŸ˜€ Then I had to try this kombucha that people are talking about, so I went to Whole Foods and got some that has raspberry and chiaseeds and some seaweed snacks that I also miss.

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Saturday I went to Mount Baldy in San Bernadino County with my lovely friends Malachi, Sandra and Jory I had such an awesome time. It was a little hard for me since I’m the unfit one but I made it up πŸ˜€ I learnt that I should not carry so much with me it was too heavy LOL. Β We took the ski lift down that was scary at first since I am terrified of hights. But after a few minutes it was really nice and I could enjoy the view. When we came down Malachi had some fresh coconut in the car and it was very refreshing and delicious to drink one.

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I want to do some more hiking I hope I can fit some in πŸ˜€ On saturday evening I had dinner with my family away from home to celebrate ‘dads’ birthday. We had some yummy mongolian bbq mmm.

Then sunday I went to church and it was great seeing so many of my friends. I challenged one of my friends from church Brandon Fobbs that we both have to make one painting each by the end of this year. He needed the free creative challenge he likes to draw within the lines πŸ˜‰ hehehe and I can use one too to get back to my creativity. So we’re on dude πŸ˜€

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First week in LA!!!!!!!!!

I arrived safe on friday πŸ™‚ I was extremely tired after my trip, since I only slept 4 hours before I went to the airport and then I was awake for 26 hours before I slept again. I’m still tired and jetlag but have had an awesome weekend and beginning of this week. I have been busy seeing friends and having a great time πŸ˜€

Flying over Grand Canyon

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I made this Crisp Apple Carrot Ginger smoothie when I woke up Saturday morning. Very yummy. I used 1 apple 2 carrots and 1/4 inch(1/2 cm) ginger and some alkaline water.

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On Saturday I went to eat at Versailles Cuban Restaurant with my lovely friend Lauren. Love that garlic chicken with plantains. After we went to a place called Ma’Kai in Santa Monica and we had a blast. Lol look at the guy photobombing our picture hahaha. Of course he wanted to be in the picture with two hot looking women πŸ˜‰ On of my other friends came and joined us too. After all the dancing we were hungry or I should say I was hungry lol so we went to a place called Swingers Diners to eat and nope it is not what you think its lol its a cool spot to eat after a night out.

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I came home and went to bed by 4 in the morning and i woke up 3 hours later and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to relax before I got ready to go to church. I miss my old church Hope’s HouseΒ Β it was fantastic to be there and to see some of my lovely friends.

My lunch after church was this really fresh kale fruit salad with freshly made juice. The juice had kale, carrot, celeri, beetroot, apple and lime. So fresh and delisious. The salad had kale, strawberries, rasberries, avocado and drizzle with lime juice.

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On monday I went to Downtown LA to the fabric district with my awesomest friend La Joyce ❀ It was great to be back down there. I love that place! After we went to Venice Beach it was a super hot day so it was really nice lying on the beach ❀ ❀

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After the beach I made this Oh So Yummy smoothie it was random ingredients I threw together. But wow how delicious it was!!!!!

Recepie:Β for 2

  • 2 stems of kale
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 hand full of blueberries
  • 1 hand full of raspberries
  • 1 hand full of strawberries
  • 1 tbsp almondbutter
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1 scop protein powder
  • 1/4 cup almonmilk
  • 11oz zico coconut water
  • 1/2 cup alkaline water

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In the evening my friend Lauren picked me up and we went to her place to eat. And I meet her sweet, fun and crazy rommies Sarah and Jacob. Love there appartment!

On Tuesday I went to eat lunch with a friend then went to one of my favorite places when I lived in the valley Lake Balboa. It is such a peaceful and beautiful place to be at.

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In the evening I had dinner with one of my old roomies at one of my favorit food places ever Cheesecake Factory ❀ It was so great to see her! I had this delicious Seard Tuna Tataki Salad for dinner. Wow it was yummy!!!!

Seared Tuna Tataki Salad

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Now its wednesday and I though I should post something since I finally have some time and taking it easy for a little bit before I head off to see another friend.