What are my 5 Goals For My First Blogging Conference?

Tomorrow I leave for my first blogging conference. To say that I am nervous is an understatement.

People ask me why I am nervous and to be honest the main reason is because it is the first time that I am going to be around so many influencers and brands at once.
I consider myself a newbie. Even though I have written my own blogs and I have written for different organizations that I have been involved in, I feel like this will be a very different opportunity.
I have set a few goals for myself just to ease off the nerves a little bit.


Day at the Los Angeles Zoo


Sundays are usually the days in which Ryan and I have the whole day to ourselves. We like to plan places to go and get out of the house. We love our dates, it gives us time to get to know each other better and also gives us time catch up on our week. Even after two years, I fall in love with this man more every day, there are things that I discover about him every single time we hang out and I love it because it keeps us fresh.

This week we decided to go to the zoo, we love the zoo! We frequent LA Zoo and we absolutely love San Diego Zoo.

We woke up, got ready and had breakfast at Denny’s. We stocked up on snacks and waters and we headed out. So, we arrive at the zoo and we see that it is full of people, but we still  make the best of it. You see, Ryan and I hate crowds, we get fussy and cranky and we just don’t do well with them. I get anxious and I tend to just freeze up and not want to move, but c’est la vie.

Sunday it was nice, luckily the zoo is large enough to be able to see everything without too many crowds. We walked a total of 7 miles and we covered almost everything in about 4 hours. We left a little earlier than expected becasue my shoes were giving me blisters (my bad…) and so we plan go back soon to hit up the aviary, which we love. I’ll attach a little gallery of our photos.

Road Trippin with Ryan and Marlene

I had packed all of my stuff the night before, so when I woke up late on Sunday morning it wasn’t that big of a deal. We had agreed to meet with Marlene at my house at 8am and as always she was very punctual. We hung out for a while and the Ryan arrived ready to get going. We left at about 8:50am and we were so excited to be leaving (except for Ryan he was kind of dreading the ride). This is us about an hour into our ride:


By the time that we reached our third hour we were so tired. Marlene ended up passing out right after we ate our PB &J, which left Ryan and I to enjoy the ride. I took many, many pictures of our way there which I will post as a slideshow because we saw very interesting and beautiful sceneries.

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So we only made two stops during the whole trip, which means that we ended up eating on the road. The good thing is that we packed plenty of snacks for the way which we still have a full pantry full of snack for the rest of the trip. Here is my amazing sandwich that Ryan made for us:


Anyway, we finally made it to Belmont, CA where Marlene lives and we went in to visit the family. It felt so good to finally be here and it felt really good to be back after 2 years of not being here. We were dead tired so we decided to go back to the hotel and rest for a little bit. We ended up being in bed for about 3 hours! So finally we called Marlene and we ended up going to Sheri’s for dinner around 9pm. It as really good and they had great pies. Here is a picture of the pie selection:


It was so good, until this morning when Ryan got really sick. He is still currently sleeping, my poor baby got some sort of food poisining or something, but he feels so sick. So our plans are currently on hold, but that leaves us with still 4 days to do things. Here is a picture of my sick boyfriend:


Anyway, it is just a waiting game now, he is sleeping at the moment but once he is all nice and well again, we will go out and explore the city!

Peace out for now,

Angie Dee

March Madness: Knotts

Who decides to go to Knotts Berry Farm on a rainy weekend? Ryan and I of course. We had actually planned this about a week before it happened, we were trying to decided what our weekend would look like and we decided on Knotts. We never thought that weather would be an issue, which is why we never thought to look it up. We bought our season passes online about three days before and then a day before we realized it was going to be a full on storm.

So there we are on our way to Knotts. We stopped at Panda Express for “Brunch” and then we were off. I have to say it was not bad, at all. The place was empty and by the time we got there it was pretty dry. We got on all the rides that were open except for Ghostrider which was on and off during the day.

My favorite part of this whole day was spending time with Ryan, honestly he makeS me happy, and seeing him happy just made me enjoy my whole day. Anyway, we ended up passing out at our hotel and overall it was a good Saturday.