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Sun, August 31st '14
CORE by Origami Owl

“Mementos — like a little magnet, these delicate reminders help attract all good things… protection, love, a little extra faith…”

Core by Origami Owl

Origami Owl released their highly anticipated Fall Collection two weeks ago. Right away I ordered a few pieces from their new Core Collection.

My order arrived last weekend; I couldn’t wait to see the pieces in person. I ordered the Sterling Silver Cable Chain, J Initial and the Kismet Memento. I absolutely LOVE everything! I’ve been wearing them together almost daily and can’t wait until my other pieces arrive Tuesday.


KISMET Fate loves the fearless. Look to the sky and discover your destiny. Designed after the Big Dipper, this Kismet memento serves as a small reminder to live from your CORE and discover your destiny among the stars.

J Initial

J Initial Your beloved. Your little ones. Your initials. The words you L.O.V.E. Your life from A-Z. Spell out what’s most important to you with this “J” initial made just for your CORE creation.

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Cat Jennifer Brittney Nancy


Fri, April 25th '14
Day Trip to San Francisco

Last week was Kaylie’s Spring Break. I wanted to make it fun so I took the week off from work and planned a few day trips. First, we went to San Francisco ~ Pier 39, Rainforest Cafe & Kinokuniya. I must say I HATE the roads in SF; they have so many one way streets AND no turns! I had to make a few big loops just to get back to where I was trying to go. That is why I’ve only driven there THREE TIMES on my own.

Pier 39

Pier 39 always reminds me of when I used to go as a kid. I loved going & I hope the girls do, too. Trish’s Mini Donuts are A MUST! There are plenty of shops and places to eat. You can see Alcatraz across the bay and watch the sea lions sunbathe. Parking, on the other hand, isn’t cheap.. it cost me $32!!

Mimi's Mini Donuts Mini Donuts

Carousel Carousel Horse

Fun Magnets Cable Car Magnets


Sea Lions Sunbathing

The only Rainforest Cafe close to us is the one in San Francisco. I LOVE their Rastapasta sometimes I even crave it. It’s a short walk from the Pier so anytime we go I always try and eat there. Maddie was scared almost the entire time we were dining. She doesn’t like loud noises plus it’s pretty dim inside and the scenery comes to life about every 15min. She loved the store though! Oh and I forgot to bring the hot shoe flash for my Olympus Pen so I couldn’t really take any pictures inside the dining area, ugh!

Rainforest Cafe

Aquarium Scenery

Kinokuniya was an after thought. I mentioned going to Kaylie when we were walking back to the car & she really wanted to go. So.. after a few missed streets, not finding parking and lots of extra driving we finally made it there. I thought it was going to be a lot bigger than it actually was. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty big especially compared to our local one that got super condensed when they relocated inside of Mitsuwa (it’s about 1/3 the size it used to be, sigh.)


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