The Home T-shirt (on a blog of course) I knew I had to have one so I pinned it, because when you Pin something that means it's yours. Ha!! I really wish that were true all the time but in this case it was. When my mom asked me what I wanted for my Birthday I didn't hesitate. I went straight to my pin, sent her the link and was not disappointed when it came in the mail. It really is the perfect T-Shirt. I love that it's a T but without the sloppy shapeless look of a typical T shirt that I hate. I have a drawer full of ugly T shirts that I don't want to get rid of because they have sentimental value but are just too awful to wear. This is not that kind of T shirt. It's fitted, soft and the sleeves are the perfect length. A portion of the profits go to a good cause too. I love my state and I'll be wearing this T with pride a lot.
1. Sunshine. My favorite seasons are the warmest seasons and I hate the rain. The weather is pretty close to perfect here year round and that has to be one of the biggest perks of living here.
2. Access. Our state is pretty big. You aren't going to drive through multiple states without noticing like you can on the east coast but we still have access to so much. Lakes, mountains, oceans and deserts are all within weekend getaway distance.
3. Lifestyle. I love the healthy and casual laid back lifestyle around here. My sister moved back to N. Carolina last year and immediately saw the difference in access to healthy foods. It's so easy to eat healthy in Cali (not that I always want to) and the sunshine and shorts weather promotes it. I can go into almost any fast food or dine in restaurant and find healthy options. There is always a Subway and there are yogurt shops and all kinds of places geared towards healthy eating all over the place. People don't dress up a lot here and I like that because I'm casual. I can't wear shorts and flip flops year round because I get cold pretty easy but a lot of people do my husband included. Shorts and T shirts is more then just a way of dressing. It's a lifestyle which for us means lots of picnics!
Last time we couldn't get into Balboa Park because there was a parade and our entire bottle of wine spilled in the trunk. This time they were setting up for the Rock N Roll Marathon. Our favorite area where the airplanes fly overhead was closed off but I was just happy to make it into the park and we had wine to drink when we got there.
There are many days of sunshine and picnics in our future; we'll make it to our favorite spot next time.