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We've got some Friday Favorites for you, ladies. And extra special, we've also came prepared for the Friday celebration that IS HAPPENING, and we have a chance for you to win. You have to make your way on down to the bottom of this post, check out the pic of one of our newest arrivals, go find it on the website, and comment below with what it is! First person to guess it right gets a free pair of them on Monday!!! Whhaaaaat!? Yes, that's right. Get excited!!! Get SO excited.
Here's a few of my favorite internet findings from this week:
This downloadable planner print:
This recipe looks healthy, tasty and perfect.
This phone case was made for me; I'm sure of it.
This locket, for those of you who have a boo... Vday is just around the corner. Just sayin...
And these shoes (find them on the website, comment below with the name & win 'em) are so comfortable, I can't believe they're not slippers.
Have the happiest of Fridays my friends. Good luck to you all on winning the shoe above^^. Don't forget to enter by commenting below with the name of the shoe!!
And have fun this weekend. Have so much fun. Have all the fun, eat all the snacks at your Super Bowl parties, catch all the sunsets, laugh all the way (until it hurts) and, pancakes. Weekends and pancakes go together like socks and shoes... or feet and shoes. You decide. But, just eat the pancakes. I'm stuffing mine full of blackberries and then slathering them up in copious amounts of honey. Ok, now I'm drooling all over myself and not in a cute way...
It was the Grammy’s last night!!! Wuhoooo!! We’re music fans over here so we were sure we were tuned in to the show, based in our home of Los Angeles…
Now we know there was a lot of hoopla about the following:
Beyonce and Jay Z opening with a very sexy bump and grind.
Photo Courtesy of Billboard
T Swift dancing all night long….
Photo Courtesy of People Style Watch
Pharrell had a very interesting hat on all night long…
Photo Courtesy of Billboard
Lorde is the cutest thing in the world; we love her songs and are so happy she won some Grammy’s!
Photo Courtesy of Pop Sugar
And for some other notable comments…
1. People got married at the Grammy’s, live during the show (only in LA)
2. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performance was AMAZING.
3. Hunter Hayes sang a very touching message to all kids out there.
4. Jay Z is so baller he gave a shout out to Blue Ivy saying “Daddy won a gold sippy cup for you!” A Grammy = Sippy Cup.
What was your favorite performance of the night? Were you entertained?
One thing we overheard that night was “Music is the closest thing we have to a universal language” – that line stuck with me. Whatever genre you’re into, I’m glad we share something in common.
As part of my resolutions for 2014, I am going to go some place new every month! There is so much LA has to offer, and I want to explore as much as possible this year. Since I'm currently on a pretty strict budget, I took some time to look into some events and places I can visit for free! For all of our LA local followers (or those of you who might be planning a visit) I put together a list of some must-sees!
Take a peek:
1. Red Rocks Canyon Hike
I actually got myself out to check out this trail on New Years Day. I was grateful I decided to treck it alone, because at high noon with a bit of a New Year's Eve hangover (oops!) I hiked this one verrrryyyyyy slowllyyyy. But I made it, and that's what counts. Getting to this destination is an adventure in itself. You have to take a tiny dirt road up the bottom of a mountain, and you will second guess whether the road is meant for cars or not. Once you arrive, there is a $5 parking fee (so not completely free, but bring some friends) and the hike starts off with a steady incline up to the top. The entire hike is 8 miles, but feel free to turn around when you get tired. The views the whole way up are totally breathtaking!
More info, click here.
2. National Geographic Photo Show
One of my dreams is to explore the world taking pictures. When I saw that National Geographic had a free exhibit up in LA for the next several months, I could hardly contain my excitement.
More info, click here.
3. Griffith Observatory
I have been meaning to go to the Griffith Observatory for a while now. With two new moons this January, now is the time! I am really interested in learning more about astronomy and moon patterns this year, and I know a trip to the observatory is just what I need to inspire me!
More info, click here.
4. Beach Walk
My favorite part about living in Los Angeles, has got to be the proximity to the ocean. Ahhh. While all your friends are braving the winter chills, make sure to get outside on a hot January day for a beach walk. And make extra sure to take a picture. Because making those midwestern friends jealous is fun, admit it. (Sorry guys!)
5. Arcana Book Library
I just read about this little gem in Culver City. I love a good library or book store, and one that's dedicated to the arts? Sign me up! I'm really excited to check this out soon, and I'll definitely stop back with a full report on the experience.
More info, click here.
So I was reading this article on how to stay happy, and it claims that volunteering is one of the best ways to boost our mood. It recommends 100 hours per year, which is about 2 hours a week. I used to volunteer a lot in high school and I definitely want to get back into it. It's a great way to contribute to your local community and meet new friends! I found this website where you can search for different opportunities in your area, so I am definitely going to poke around and see what sparks my interest!
More info, click here.
Do you have any favorite spots in LA? Comment below!
It's hard sticking to resolutions. All the pressure to start fresh and stay motivated with the start of the new year can be stressful. It's important to stay focused, make tangible goals, and actually keep up with them throughout the whole year to come.
We're going to help you out with a little new year shoespiration! All year long, you post pictures of you fulfilling your resolutions to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #BFRESOLUTIONS and we'll pick a lucky winner every month of this year! (Make sure your following and liking us on all these spaces so you don't miss any updates!) Free shoes is certainly motivation I can get behind- agreed? So if you're eating clean, working out, or reading a book, snap a pic and help us cheer you along in completing your big goals! 2014 is going to be a lovely and productive year, I can already feel it.
A few of my resolutions are working out regularly, learning to can and crochet and going camping more. I'm excited about my resolutions because they are actually things I am excited to learn and discover. The hope is that choosing things that inspire and excite me will keep me motivated in fulfilling these goals.
What are some of your resolutions for 2014? Comment below!
I tend to make lofty resolutions and then I get discouraged because I can't stick to anything. This year, I decided to keep it clear & simple with tangible and realistic goals. I'm so excited to tackle 2014; hoping to learn a lot & focus on breathing a little deeper.
My 2014 Resolutions:
Keep reading & get a library card.
One of my resolutions from last year was to read more, and I actually did a pretty great job. I ready probably 10-12 books this year, and next year I hope to keep the momentum building and read even more. I also have been meaning to get a library card, so that's high up on the priority list for 2014.
Learn to can.
I love cooking so much that I constantly have leftovers. I'm pretty good about freezing them & cutting down on waste, but if I could can, then I would be able to free up some freezer space and have ready-to-go meals, soups & sauces. These kinds of things make great gifts as well!
Brew some kombucha.
I. love. kombucha. Don't love that it costs $4 per bottle. So, as I've been getting into cooking, canning & all things crafty, I think kombucha is definitely something I can figure out in the coming year.
I did not camp in 2013. I'm not happy about it. I will not allow 2014 to succumb to this same sad fate. Dear tent, get ready!
Learn to crochet.
I really want to be that crazy 20 something with a bag of yarn at the airport, just making serious progress on a lovely handmade scarf. Is there something wrong with that? I hope not, because Mr. 2014, it's going to happen.
Definitely journal. Maybe a book?
Make a photo album.
I've been doing a great job at using my camera and taking more pictures this year, but I hate that the only real gallery of edited photos lives on my Instagram. I would love to make a real live scrapbook/photo album this year.
I did get back into painting in 2013, but I only finished one piece. I want to change that in 2014. I have a piece I just started, and one in mind for my BFFs wedding gift, so I'm ready to beat the 2013 tally.
Exercise 3-5 times a week.
I'm certainly going to try. Some weeks it won't happen, but I'm prepared to forgive myself. Also, hikes and bike rides count, so there's that.
What are your 2013 resolutions?! Comment below!
Can you believe we're only a few days away from Thanksgiving? This year has gone by so fast! I love Thanksgiving, because not only do we get to get together with our closest friends and family to eat copious amounts of delicious food, but it also gives us a chance to reflect on what's going right and what we are thankful for. In our everyday routines it's so easy to focus on the negative, but a whole day to put that aside, come together and reflect on our blessings is so refreshing.
This year I am thankful for so many things, I don't know where to start. I'm giving thanks for a wonderful job that allows me to live in sunny California, amazing coworkers, a strong group of friends, a loving family, a new cousin, and weekends for adventuring.
Celebrate your blessings this week & always!
Videos are the best. Can we agree?
Just incase you didn't know... Blowfish has product videos featuring our key styles each season! These videos aim to you an up close and personal look into the style of the shoe, and how to outfit it! So, if you're curious to learn more about Silvia, Alms, Bilocate or more... make sure to check out our YouTube channel!
Here's a few:
You can see the rest of our product videos, here!
We also post a Lookbook for each new collection. Here's our fall Lookbook, if you haven't seen it yet:
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These videos are just as new for us as they are for you, and we'd like your feedback! Please comment below with what you'd like to see or how we could improve our current videos. We value your opinion and would love to hear your thoughts!
Hi friends!! So I was trying to find an alternative to eating pasta noodles with spaghetti sauce. As I was researching, I found spaghetti squash but the process took a bit long for my liking(baking ithe squash in the oven for an hour, then scraping the insides with a fork). Then I stumbled on a recipe for zucchini noodles! Not only were they really easy to make, it took me no more than 15 minutes.
With 1 and 8 women now developing invasive breast cancer within their lifetime, it's safe to say, we all have some association with the disease. Whether it's a family member, or a friend of a friend, it's affecting all of us and it's scary.
For me personally, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She underwent surgery for a double mastectomy and lymph node removal, chemotherapy as well as radiation, and now, has been cancer-free for almost a year. During the course of my mom's treatment, I was living hundreds of miles away, but her journey to recovery still had a profound effect on me. Her bravery was inspiring, and her struggle, something I wanted to do everything in my power to avoid myself. It was the impetus I needed to take charge of my own health. I am aware of the risks with taking birth control pills, getting regular breast exams, and eating a healthy diet.
Whether you are personally affected by the disease or not, it's so important to raise awareness and understanding. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Blowfish is hosting a Think Pink campaign, to encourage women to think about the risks, the women who have fought for our lives, and what we can do to prevent or at least detect breast cancer in the early stages. Raising awareness, and starting a discussion is a sure way to educate women on the various ways they can 'Think Pink' and keep healthy!
To enter, all you need to do is upload a 'Pink' inspired photo to Instagram with #BFTHINKPINK for your chance to win a free pair of shoes! Think Pink with Blowfish this October!
Here's a couple 'pink' shots I took to inspire you:
Can't wait to see your pictures!
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Hi there, I'm back again with another DIY! I always tend to get really dry & flaky lips whenever the weather becomes hot, so here's a scrub I make to keep my lips flake free. After making this scrub, I like to store it in a little mason jar & it can keep well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.