Cozy Fall Playlist

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Fall is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. We decided to put together some of our favorite songs that we have been listening to that make us feel cozy while drinking our warm cup of coffee. We finally got rain today and the weather has dropped quite a few degrees. With the football game on it really does feel like fall. Definitely share your favorite cozy songs for fall in the comments below.

Love,
F & J

Kauai Food

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We had the chance to try a lot of different foods in Kauai. Though we mostly lived off of fresh local fruit. Lychee and Longon Berries anybody?? We tried all the “local specials”, yes that does mean we even tried Loco Moco! Loco Moco is a local dish that has beef, rice, egg, and some sort of sauce. Which let us tell you is quite adventurous for us, we do admit to being extremely picky eaters.

If you are going to Kauai we suggest trying out Duane’s Ono Char Burgers, Paco’s Tacos, Wishing Well Shaved Ice, Tiki Iniki, and Pizzetta just to name a few places. We even got the opportunity to walk to St. Regis Princeville and enjoyed breakfast on the terrace that overlooked the ocean.

Don’t be afraid to try the food trucks since there is an abundance of them and they offer variety.

Also, shout out to Kauai Juice Co. which had delicious fresh kombucha our personal favorite was strawberry guava!

Now that we are back home we would really do anything for a kombucha and a shaved ice by the beach! If you have any other Kauai favorites that we missed comment below!

Love,

F & J

Waterfront Creamery

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We got the opportunity to attend a social media party for bloggers at The Waterfront Creamery in Seattle. It’s located in the ferry terminal right on the water. The inside of the shop is so cute and it has the best view of Seattle. You can see the ferris wheel and the waterfront while getting your ice cream.

This insta-worthy shop offers delicious local ice cream from Snoqualmie Ice Cream and they also have partnered with Alexandra’s Macarons for even more yummy treats including ice cream macaron sandwiches. How could you go wrong?!

If you are from Seattle or visiting Seattle we highly recommend checking these guys out! They are a short walk from so many tourist hotspots. The staff is incredibly friendly and personable, and they don’t even care if you want to try every flavor before deciding which one to go for! Whoops 😉 Also toppings are free!

If you had any doubts about going, we can make your decision easier. We got you guys the inside scoop and if you mention our blog ( Love F & J), follow us and Waterfront Creamery on Instagram, and you can prove it, you can get a free ice cream. Do it! You won’t be sorry. But make sure you go before the end of September.

Let us know below if you plan on checking Waterfront Creamery out! And tag us on your super adorable insta posts!

Love,

F & J

Beautiful Kauai

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We absolutely fell in love with all the beautiful sights in Kauai. We were constantly surrounded by beaches, tropical flowers, and an abundance of chickens. It took us a few minutes to get used to the idea that wherever you are, there will be chickens. It became so normal that it was weird to not have chickens all over Seattle when we got home.

Kauai is a very small island, thankfully we did have a car to get around to see everything we wanted to. We visited as many different beaches as we could. We enjoyed all of the palm trees and clear blue skies. We would both go back in an instant just to enjoy all the views the island has to offer.

We posted a few of our favorite picture above from our trip. They really don’t do justice to how beautiful it is in person.

Do you have a favorite Kauai spot? If you do please share! We’d love to hear your opinion.

Love,

F & J

Beach Bag Essentials

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    Our Hawaii trip is arriving much quicker than we anticipated. Time is flying! We are super excited and we can’t wait to share our trip with you! We wanted to share some of the prep we are doing to make our trip much more enjoyable! We wrote up  a list of some of our favorite suncare essentials, which you can check out here! We decided it might be helpful to you guys to put together a list of what we are planning to put in our beach bags so we can have a stress free day at the beach, while having our basics covered.

    Mini Hair Brush-We love to use Wet brushes because they can tame even the wildest beach hair with minimal pain! We all know the ocean salt mixed with the breeze can leave a wild mane to tame!!

    Face and Body Sun Screen- It is important to keep our skin protected from the harsh rays of the sun and it is important to have extra in your bag so you can reapply!

    Water Proof Mascara-We strive to go as natural as we can when on a beach vacay but sometimes a girl needs some mascara! Which is why we opt for a water proof one!

    Makeup Wipes- Sometimes even water proof mascara can’t stand up to the waves of the ocean! Make sure to have some wipes handy to clean up any makeup smudges! F knows from personal experiences black eyes from make up are hard to get off with just water alone!

    Moisturizer- After being in the sun for so long it is important to moisturizer our skin! The sun takes a lot from our skin and we need to make sure we keep it hydrated.

    Tanning Lotions-Might as well take advantage of soaking up the rays while at the beach!

    Aloe- Healthy for your skin, but this stuff feels amazing to put on your skin if you suffer a burn. *Tip: Put in the fridge before you go for a cooling effect.

    Sun Glasses-We like to bring a cheap pair to the beach so we don’t have to worry if we lose them, or they break.

    Water Bottle- It’s important to stay hydrated from the inside so you can have tons of energy!

    Small Snack- We like bringing a lean protein like turkey jerky to keep us energized.

    Chapstick with an SPF- Can’t forgot to protect your kisser!

    Let us know if there is something we should add to our list so we don’t forget anything! Have fun at the beach!

    Love,

    F & J

Real Talk

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We know it has been way too long since we have last posted. We just wanted to check in and let you know what has been going on in our lives. We are not writing this as giant excuse as to why we haven’t posted, we just have been really busy. We plan to get back to posting more regularly once we get back from our trip to Hawaii which we leave for next week! Admittedly we have had set plenty of time to work on the blog but life always got in the way. Honestly sometimes it was us being too exhausted and we wouldn’t have made a blog post worthy of sharing.

We always want to put out our best work, and we always strive to put a lot of effort in what we do, so we did not want to half ass anything. We feel like that wouldn’t be fair to the you guys or even to us.

We have been under a lot of stress around planning this vacation. We know vacations are supposed to be fun and carefree. But the planning is always stressful. We are going for work which means we are having to coordinate with a third party, so we are feeling like we have no control, and we aren’t able to plan the way we would like. Of course we are extremely thankful and excited for this opportunity but we are just being honest with you guys.

We do plan on posting some stuff related to our trip and we are really excited to share that with you, but in the meantime just hang tight.

Until next time…

Love,

F & J

Sun Care Faves

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If you have read our previous posts you might know that we are going to Hawaii! We are super thrilled to have such an amazing opportunity. We have so much to plan for but most importantly we have been thinking about how we need to keep our skin protected from the sun! Being from Seattle our skin does not get exposed as much, so it can be a bit more sensitive to constant sunshine. A lesson that J had to learn the hard way in Florida. Even though F usually tans thanks to her olive complexion she still knows how important it is to keep our skin protected.

We have done a lot of research and tested out a lot of products and decided to round up our favorite brands and products that make sun protection something  we want to do, while smelling amazing.

Face:

Bali Body BB cream with SPF 15– This tinted BB cream offers all natural coverage and sun protection. It’s a win win!

Super Goop Defense Refresh Setting Spray with SPF 50– This product has a much stronger SPF which is nice to help protect our faces-one of the most easily burned places on our body! Its nice that you can apply it after your make up, and offers a matte finish.

Body:

Australian Gold Botanical with SPF 30– A natural Sunscreen that is good for your skin! We call that a win!

Lip:

Sun Bum Lip Balm with SPF 30– Sometimes we forget to protect our lips but with this product you won’t forget, it smells so good you could eat it!

After Sun Care:

Beach Bum Cool Down Hydration After Sun Lotion– It is super important to hydrate your skin after sun exposure, this product does the job and leaves you smelling like summer! Tip: Put this product in the fridge before you head out, so by the time you are ready to moisturize it is sure to cool you down.

Most importantly keep yourself hydrated inside your body too and drink lots of water!

If you have any favorite sun protection products let us know we are always on the lookout for more.

Love,

F & J

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