plane-ride essentials

when I go on plane rides I have a handful of things I cannot travel without. these are just the bare minimum but they are the first things I make sure I have packed away. I hope you enjoy!

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first is my 13″ MacBook Air. I edit my videos on here, watch movies, listen to music, and more. it is a must have on every trip

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next is my wallet which is an obvious one, and my portable charger I got from Urban Outfitters that is shaped like an ice cream sandwich!

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my water bottle is something I take everywhere with me, not just on trips so I have to make sure I have this on the plane and for my trip! I am always drinking water and sometimes I freak out if it is not with me… I know its weird.

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next is just some gum for the flight and my journal also from Urban Outfitters that I document every day in. I like to get caught up on the plane and remember my travels!

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I bring makeup remover wipes in case I want to take off my makeup and feel more comfortable and also some BOSE headphones because the regular ones hurt my ears for long periods of time.

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lastly I bring some EOS chapstick because I hate having dry lips, and a scrunchy to put my hair up!

starting videography

Youtube:

I started making youtube videos about 2 years ago just for my family vacations and trips with friends and it became something I really started to enjoy. I loved filming the clips and putting them together in a creative way to music to look back on and remember! I recently branched out a bit with my boyfriend and started a blog channel, which if you don’t know what it is they are videos just about everyday life kind of like home videos for everyone to see. I have really enjoyed putting them together and you can click a link here to view the channel!

I also have a personal channel which I will link here that I do a variety of different videos. I have done a haul videos and some fun challenge videos and I plan to do some fun baking ones in the future! so go check those out and subscribe if you can it would really mean a lot. I really put a lot of my energy and creativity into these videos so I hope you can enjoy them!

Cross & Co. Studios:

starting these youtube channels really made me realize that I can turn these talents of mine into a job. and my boyfriend and I took these talents and turned it into our own little business. we have a handful of weddings scheduled this summer to film along with some business videos. Videography has already given us amazing opportunities to film for SeaWorld, travel to Alaska, and also travel to Hong Kong and Taiwan in late July! I am so blessed to be doing what I love and make money doing it and I cannot wait to see where it takes me.

I encourage you to really pursue what sets your heart and fire and what you are passionate about. There is nothing better than doing what you love especially with amazing people. You can check out some videos we have made here and I’m sure there is plenty more to come.

 

 

cloudy fair day

the Del Mar Fair in San Diego is always one of the first things I do in the summer. the scary rides, weird smells, and hard-to-win prizes make summer feel official and it is something I look forward to every year. this year my boyfriend and I went together for the first time and I had such a great time. we got some kettle corn, rode the swings until we were dizzy, and he even won me a cute stuffed animal at a balloon popping game! it was perfect cloudy weather and not super crowded so we barely had to wait in lines for anything. and I can’t wait until I get to go again next year.

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graduation!

I am officially done with high school.. I now have to enter “the big world out there” and be an adult.. it is probably one of the most surreal moments. everything hit me at once. I am going to college. I am no longer going to a school where I know the person sitting next to me everywhere I go. I get to embark on a new, scary adventure full of exciting things but also scary things. new classes, new people, new teachers, new everything, and it is honestly frightening to think about. I know I will do well, I will make new friends, and do my best, but its hard to imagine anything different than what my life has been so far. but thank you to the people who have gotten me this far. I am excited for this next chapter in my life. and now some fun pictures from my graduation:)

 

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last days of high school

enjoying these last few school days has really been surreal. sitting in my last bell to bell classes, talking to my teachers, goofing off with classmates… I attempted to take every moment in as it came. I so wanted everything to just pause for a few hours so I could sit and smile and look around me at the last moments of this chapter of my life. I won’t sit in desks next to these people anymore, I won’t write another essay for my English teacher ever again, and I won’t eat lunch on these tables again… the list goes on and on. but I am so grateful for the people and fun memories that make it hard to leave. without them I would not have such fond memories of this place. Thank you to those of you reading this who have a special place in my life, you helped me succeed in high school and I greatly appreciate you. so heres to the next chapter in my life!

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a day at the market

going to the market is one of my favorite morning activities in the summer. and with summer fast approaching I decided to go and enjoy a sunny morning at the Vista Farmer’s Market. I love looking at the beautiful flowers, handmade items, and fresh fruit and veggies. with a coffee in hand, my boyfriend and I walked around admiring all the yummy things and we got some fresh blueberries and strawberries to snack on. it was such a beautiful day and I can’t wait for the relaxing and adventurous days of summer to come.

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grad night

the number of blog posts I have done about Disneyland is almost embarrassing… but here is another one because why not. this time I went with my whole senior class for grad night. we piled in a school bus and drove up to the happiest place on earth. the day was super fun and the weather was almost perfect until suddenly we were waiting in line for Screamin’ when it started drizzling, then raining, then pouring hail!! yes it started hailing! luckily I got my rain poncho on just in time and my boyfriend and I ran to find dry covering but still got soaking wet. we hid in a little shop for a bit to dry off and then went back to get in line because we were able to stay in the park until 2am. we went on a ton of rides and the rain didn’t really help, but I still had a fun time and made the most of it. and I can’t believe I graduate in 2 weeks!!

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