Whale Sightings at Ocean Beach.


If you follow our blog, you know how much I love to be outside.  The weather has been incredibly warm this week in San Francisco.  We are talking above 70s which is not the norm.  I took full advantage of the time outside which included a walk on the beach after work on Tuesday evening.  As I was walking out to the waters edge, I started seeing spouts bursting straight into the air.  3 of them right among the surfers and there were the most surfers I’ve seen out there in a while.  What I saw next blew me away, a large pod of humpback whales breaching and frolicking amongst the surfers.  I’m sure it wasn’t as neat to be a surfer and have one of them surprise you next to your dangling feet but it seemed like an extra special sighting that I felt lucky to witness.



You can see one spout in the distance.

Two of them here popped up to watch the sunset.



It was truly unbelievable and I hope to see them again on my next beach walk.  There are places you can go in the bay area to whale watch and it looks like this weekend might be the time to do it!  Check out this company to leave right out of Pier 39 and maybe you’ll get luck enough to see these beautiful mammals navigate the seas.

Have a great weekend!

My Space.

I live in an apartment in San Francisco which means one thing, organization is key! With a small space I have to make sure that everything I own has it’s place and I can’t hold on to things that could be considered clutter. I’ve gotten pretty creative and found fun ways to hide shoes and repurpose items that I don’t use everyday but don’t necessarily want to get rid of.

My Space(I stack old department store boxes, in this case Kate Spade, and fill them with mementos. I made a pyramid of these boxes and intertwined journals to add height and topped with a piece of coral for decorative purposes.)

My Space(I love my perfume bottles because I think they’re pretty. I stacked two on one my favorite books, Wuthering Heights, and the last honeycombed bottle on small vintage-style pocket mirror that I rarely use but don’t want to part with)

My Space(I have about 20 pairs of shoes and I hide them in these polka dot boxes. I top them with magazines that I got in Paris and one catalogue that I still need to sift through, I like picking them up to read every now and then)

My Space(I repaired this drawer a few years back by sanding it down and painting it teal and finishing it off with coral knobs that I picked up at Anthropologie. I decorate it with a simple mirror, a homemade terrarium, and a rose scented candle. I also keep my makeup tucked away in the corner. This is how I display things that I use everyday but still try to keep the clutter at bay)

My Space

My Space(My bed is pretty simple, I keep the bedspread white but add color with a gold throw and decorative pillows. My room came with a large block that sits above my bed, I display one of my favorite pictures and some of my favorite lyrics and poems in colorful frames. I also opt for simple wall sconces in the empty space)

My Space(My vanity  is pretty small- I keep my earrings, rings, hair ties, and face lotions there without taking up too much room. I like to display my earrings in a dish because they’re easy to grab when I am running out the door and they’re pretty to look at)

My Space(I painted the top of my vanity gold and replaced the original plain white knob with this fun fox, I like the simple update I gave it)

My Space(Inside of my closet, I hang my over the shoulder purses and tuck them away from sight when the door is closed)

My Space(In my last attempt to keep organized, I color code everything that hangs in my closet. I like the way it looks and it’s a lot easier to find things)

There’s a little look in how I keep my hectic life simple at home. It’s not easy keeping organized in the city but I like the challenge!

What it Feels Like to Lose a Follower…

IFL Headquarters

I guess (s)he wasn’t that into us. You know this blogging thing is a real wave of emotion.  One day someone new clicks that magical “+follow” symbol on your page (hint hint) and cha-ching we’ve got a true friend for life!  A golden email brightens up our mailbox and we instantly giggle with delight for it is a glorious moment. But guess what? It isn’t all cupcakes and rainbows because apparently they can un-follow us just as easily! What gives, WordPress? What gives?! Seriously, if we try to unsubscribe to a local grocery store mailing list we have to call an 800 number, wait on hold for 15 minutes, give them our mothers’ maiden name and then agree to full body cavity search we must plan for later that week- and it must be that week; we have to take a day off of work. The “unfollow” button is a little too easy of an out but we still love you WordPress!

We wanted you to know what we go through each time we lose a follower.

My Personal Icons.

I am a firm believer that our personalities are made up of different parts and that is what makes us all unique, and in my case, adorable.


I often get asked, “Danger, how are you so amazing and at the same time well balanced and down to Earth?” The answer is never simple but it is always the same, “just am”. But that isn’t the truth. I have always had some spectacular role models and while they are still evolving, I think the diagram above shows you a bit more about me and where I get my influences and how I strive to be.

STYLE– Gwen Stefani: We gotta start at the top, Gwen has been my favorite Orange County Girl since I was 12. That is 17 years of looking up to someone I truly want to be like. She is married to a hot guy (I am currently dating one, check). She has 2 adorable kids (well, I have the potential for that, half check). And she always looks polished (double check!) I often ask myself WWGD? before I walk out the door.

CLASS– Rachel McAdams: I am not going to lie, she is just really pretty and I have a girl-crush on her. I love the way she always looks classic, I am constantly working on that.

SASS- Shirley Manson: Her stage presence is larger than life and I always get the vibe that she doesn’t take sh*t from anyone and I love her for it. “Do you have an opinion, a mind of your own? I’ve run out of patience, I couldn’t care less.” She’s amazing.

WIT- Mindy Kaling: She is hilarious, smart, and isn’t afraid to look silly on TV. I really like her sense of humor and her book was a great read. She’s just simply likeable.

DOPPLE-NESSAlexis Bledel: I don’t know, I’ve been told countless times that I resemble this girl so I might as well embrace it. Afterall, she is 31 and looks about 17 and I am 29 and look about 16. I think we might be kindred spirits here.

LIFE- Amy Poehler: She just rocks at life. I love her show, she makes me laugh every week. She is so smart, so so smart and I love that way she isn’t afraid to make a fool of herself for a good joke. She had this great quote “No one looks stupid if they are having fun.” It’s kinda true, right?

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

It’s that time of year when people invite themselves over and intrude upon your private space because it is the holidays and they want to spend time with you. Sigh. Alright, we’ll play nice and try to accommodate the best we can. We gathered some tips on how to spruce up your apartment in a pinch and give the false impression that you live in a civilized manner all year round.

1. First Impressions.

Gerard Butler

(Make your boyfriend, friend, or roommate greet your guest at the door dressed as your personal butler. This is important in fooling your guest into thinking you are living a highly refined life. Actually one better, get Gerard Butler to dress as a butler and answer the door for you, whatever you do after that pretty much won’t matter.)

2. Tidy Up.

(Don’t have time for a deep clean? Don’t worry, there is an easy solution. Shove your scattered clothes, shoes, and spare tutu into your closet as quickly as you can. Then take your shoe rack and move it in front of your closet door in case your guest decides to get snoopy)

3. Mood Lighting.

(Class up the joint by placing a candle in a tiny little mason jar. But don’t stop there, tie some twine around the top so that you disguise the fact that you just stuck a candle in a jar)

4. Refreshments

(Someone told me that they once went to a super fancy dance club and there was champagne in the bathroom! Well, I drank all of mine the other night so I placed some extra beer and wine I had around the toilet instead which should do the trick! Whatever you do, make sure you keep a wine and bottle opener within reach so that your guest can pop their bottles easily)

Well, there you have it, 4 easy and totally doable steps that transform your apartment into a chic lounge that could trick any of your imposing friends into thinking you are classy.

DIY- Tealight Wreath

Lately, I have been really into creating my own decorations in my room. I have always loved candles so when I found some of these pretty tea light holders, I knew I wanted to try to use them for something. Below is what I came up with!

(Start with tea lights, tea light holders, an embroidery circle, twine, and plastic flowers)

(Because I love flowers and wreaths so much, I decided to wrap the flowers around the embroidery circle)

(I cut three pieces of twine in different lengths and pulled them through the tea light holders. I attached the ends to the embroidery circle and spaced them apart to my liking)

(I decided to hang it against my wall since I have high ceilings but you could also hang it from a hook in your roof too)

(I love the simple look that tea lights give)

Overall, I am pleased with the outcome but if I had a backyard or a garden, I would most likely keep the wreath there for summer nights!

Fool Proof Hangover Kit.

Whether you are a man or a woman, we all fall victim to the occasional hangover. Just last Friday, we had a beer each and woke up with the worst headache. Literally, one beer will do it to it to us sometimes but maybe it is because we aren’t serious drinkers. We gotta work on that. Luckily, we are serious about our hangover remedies and cover-ups, let us share them with you.

(First things first, start with a cup of coffee. These instant ones work just fine, keep one or seven in your kit)

(Pop a headache relief pill IMMEDIATE)

(Now, I am not sure what happened to your shirt but in case you don’t have a spare and are in a rush to get to work- get yourself a Tide-To-Go pen, they work on everything!)

(Bust out the baby oil to get rid of that tattle tale stamp on your wrist. You can never talk your way out of anything if you have a stamp from the night before anywhere on your body)

(Throw on some red lipstick and a pair of sunglasses- you are good to go! No one will ever think you had a beer the night before, you are ready for a hard day of work)

Our hangover kit has been proven to save lives. We don’t know how many but we are positive it has been a lot, so prepare one now, you want to be sure you are ready in case the big one strikes!

Traveling Forget Me Nots

We’ve been on the go A LOT this past month or two and there are some things that are must pack items.  We thought we’d share these things in case you have any trips coming up and need an easy check list of the random things that will screw you if you forget!

1. Eye Drops

(Being so high up in the air can really dry out your eyes so keeping this with you will help to ensure that you can keep your eyes open long enough to scout all the hotties on the plane)

2. Snack Bars

(You don’t want to turn into a crazy hungry person while you are squished in between two people on a place. And also bring an empty water canteen, I fill these up at the airport to save money)

3. Scarf/Beanie 

(Like these ones because you can also use them as a blanket- but leave the creepy mannequin at home)

4. Valuables

(This may seem like a no brainer but we have friends who have packed their laptops, cameras, etc in their checked baggage.  I’m not willing to risk it and you shouldn’t either!)

5. A cell phone charger

(Carry this one because you may run out of battery on the plane and then not be able to contact whoever may be picking you up)

6. Reading Glasses

(I don’t wear contacts, only glasses, but I’ve heard they get extremely uncomfortable when flying so bring your back up glasses.  Oh yeah and make ’em cute ones, you never know what kind of babes you will be sitting next to on the plane.)

When packing for the holidays, we like to be prepared because things get crazy as it is.  We hope this list will help you when preparing to travel next time.  Writing out a list is always helpful when preparing for a trip.  Crossing things off is a good feeling of accomplishment before you’ve even begun your journey!

Why Do Guys Like Crazies?!

We started noticing an undeniable trend- men we knew had a long history of dating crazy people. Maybe we had a bit of that same past too and wanted to see if there was any reasoning behind it all. We decided to create our first Blideo* (Blog+Video) which is not to be confused with a Vlog (Video+Blog) because they’re totally different. Take a look because our evidence is just f@#%ing all over the place.

*Blideo naming rights, credit, and royalties belong to one Rabbit.

DDIY: (Don’t) Do It Yourself

DIY Haircut

You ever get so bored that your mind starts wandering and you think to yourself, “maybe I need to switch up my look. Right now!” Yeah, I had one of those moments this past week and decided that I needed to drop everything and cut my bangs that very minute. Britt grabbed her camera and we quickly scurried into the bathroom where I took immediate action.

Holding Bangs(I decided to measure my hair and see where I wanted my bangs to begin)

First Cut Is the Deepest(The first cut is the deepest- there is no turning back now!)

Laughing Cut(I was laughing because I knew I shouldn’t be doing this)

It's done!(I fully committed to the cut, that was at least 5 inches!)

Done(In the end, it is jagged but has a lot of “character”)

Maybe haircutting is not a true “Do It Yourself” activity and should be left to someone with real training. Even though I am happy with the cut- if you’re a crier, I wouldn’t attempt this at home!