http://instatbt.com/Place/grand-central-market/117616Grand Central MarketOne last shot of me third wheeling bc I'm stoked I made it on TracysTravels2017!! 🙌🏽 But really just bc I ❤️ these two & had such a blast! Miss y'all & wish y'all a most fun & refreshing move to the H, ya nomads! Thanks for visiting!!
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Sidenote: Some (and by some I mean these two) might say I'm semi-responsible for them getting together... I like to say it was just divine timing & meant to be. 💕 But feel free to call me the inadvertent matchmaker!! 🙌🏽 BFFBFFsGirlCrushWorthyWifeyWayLatergram
http://instatbt.com/Place/groundwork-coffee-co/1865458957065926Groundwork Coffee Co.When your dish is colorfully delicious, your mocha is Mexican, and the spot is a repurposed train depot... you def make plans to come back. GroundworkCoffee
http://instatbt.com/Place/carlsbad-california/212907650Carlsbad, CaliforniaWe were there for <24hrs, but I've got a lotta happy memories I want to look back on, mmmkay?
Like how Elijah says apple... I've got questions: Did you learn about apples from Sesame Street and Cookie Monster? Can you pronounce it this way for the rest of forever?? Can this please be the new standard???
http://instatbt.com/Place/hammonds-gourmet-ice-cream/282525976Hammond's Gourmet Ice CreamRemember that day there was a crazy heatwave, and we went for tacos and ice cream after we were already stuffed from boba and chicken nuggets bc we thought driving all the way from Carlsbad to San Diego warranted a road trip snack?... Also, remember that monstrous mess we made? 😬 Well, here's your reminder. Luh y'all! 😘
http://instatbt.com/Place/hammonds-gourmet-ice-cream/282525976Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream32 mini scoops of ice cream in cute mini cones for the lover of all things mini. Happy super belated, cmabadilla! 💕
Can we also talk about how Elijah eats his ice cream sans shirt? No shirt, no mess! ParentingHackWeAdultsMadeAHugeMessThoughSuperLatergram
http://instatbt.com/Place/carlsbad-california/212907650Carlsbad, CaliforniaSuper lovely night with super lovely friends. 💕 I absolutely loved this particular weekend. Redo x 100, pls??
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Thanks again for the welcome feast & the hospitality, A+C+E+A! 👨🏻👩🏻👦🏻👶🏻❤️ CarlsdadGardenToTableWayLatergram
http://instatbt.com/Place/sandstone-peak/912716444Sandstone PeakThat time we woke up at 4am to catch the SunriseHike up SandstonePeak... And tracygraaace & fbpointgod10 considered it level easy whilst Cheryl took the StruggleBus all the way to the top, then rewarded herself with a much-deserved nap on the highest rock in the SantaMonicaMountains... 🌋🚌
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I love nature, & I love naps, so it was kiiiind of the best, minus the whole struggle part. NapLife
http://instatbt.com/Place/santa-barbara-california/213047202Santa Barbara, CaliforniaThat time we kept driving and stopped in SantaBarbara just for mcconnellsicecreams... and bc SB is just so darn dreamy all the time. 💕
http://instatbt.com/Place/house-of-blues-anaheim/1036517House of Blues AnaheimSpeaking of hometown love, bumped into the ol' homies and got to witness and support their awesome work + plethora of talents on the left coast leg of the tonestith tour. 👏🏼 (Thanks for the tix, Tiffany!)
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Always excited to celebrate all the amazing milestones you hit throughout the years! Kudos, y'all! 🙌🏼🎉 SoRealHDKPrblmSlvrsHTownExtravaganzaGoodphilReunionlulzjk
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Also, calling dibs if y'all ever need a roadie &/or if that other guitarist wants to donate his guitar stand... 🙋🏻
Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-08-28PrayForHoustonPrayForTexas ❤️ My heart breaks for my hometown, my loved ones, and the good people of this city. Continuing to send positive vibes & prayers of safety & health for everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey.
But for those of us outside Texas who are looking to send love & support from afar, here are some options. If you've got more recommendations, please feel free to share below so we can spread the love in various ways. 💓 ///
• JJWatt's crowdfund for Houston flood relief: youcaring.com/jjwatt
• Amazon: will match up to $1M in cash donations to American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief or you can donate from a Red Cross wish list
• United Way: Text UWFLOOD to 41444
• Red Cross: Text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10
• Salvation Army: visit helpsalvationarmy.org
• Apple: via iTunes or the App Store ///
🙏🏼❤️ Love you, Texas! HoustonStrongHarveyHurricaneReliefTexasForeverHouston🤘🏽https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21148900_431322390594613_1572296349204873216_n.jpg2017-08-28
Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-08-26When you set up for a snapshot of your ranunculus, but her highness sets up shop in a perfect pose behind it... WhatAPrincess... Happy NationalDogDay, my khaleesi! 🐶👑
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Also the princess: Needs to be wrapped up like a tamale at the first sounds of fireworks erupting outside. Yoncé. I love you, silly baby boo!! 💕 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21147369_881534228664201_4736439691501371392_n.jpg2017-08-26
http://instatbt.com/Place/treepeople/6708TreePeopleDailyGoals: To be in a perpetual state of wonder and giggles... as displayed here with me gleefully emerging from a mini tunnel during the treepeoplela drought solutions tour for no apparent reason. It's the little things... 🌳💕
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Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-08-17Shout out to all the baby hairs out there standing up for themselves. Can't nothin' hold y'all down!... Seriously though. I tried. ConvictionResilienceBabyHairProblemshttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/20837731_1179766315457222_5556096335511289856_n.jpg2017-08-17
http://instatbt.com/Place/deus-ex-machina-usa/216157150Deus Ex Machina USALattes + enormous fiddle leaf figs + surf boards + outdoor air + the sun hitting just right + a parking lot... Heaven, is that you?? New fave!! ☕️🌳🏄🏻♀️☀️ DeusExMachinaVenice
Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-08-05SoSaltyHimalayanSaltLampNegativeIons💆🏻https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/p640x640/20590028_1990313071200780_3353155434130178048_n.jpg2017-08-05
Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-08-03Like momma like boo bear. 🐶💕 ButShesWayMoreQHeadwrapMaltipoohttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20590170_109357016408404_8665419810458304512_n.jpg2017-08-03
Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-08-01Happy TreeHuggerTuesday, y'all! 🌳 (Pretty sure that's not a real thing.)
As a lover of botany and being fascinated by all things arborous, friends frequently send me pictures of unique trees from their trips, and I absolutely love it! Trees really are the f-ing coolest. Trust when I say the first song I ever co-wrote had a tree reference. (I didn't choose the tree life. The tree life choose me. 💗)
This joy-inducing fascination and appreciation has led me to seek out more information, and I'm thrilled to have found and to start volunteering with treepeoplela this month! After perusing their website and all the fun facts, I have a new level of appreciation for every tree I pass, especially in LA where this heat and drought have made for scorchers of days!
So who's interested in being tree buddies on these community & volunteering events? If you have a similar affinity for trees, climate change improvement, and/or community, lmk!
Or feel free to just check out some fun facts about how trees benefit our community and our children's future at treepeoplela or www.treepeople.org/resources/t are our friends. 🌴🌳🌲❤️ FernGully, y'all! TreeHuggerBonsaiTokyoImperialPalaceGrandCanyonBambooForestBeTheTreeIObviouslyHaveAGoToTreeHuggingPosehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20478849_257601334755382_7668677520190865408_n.jpg2017-08-01
http://instatbt.com/Place/house-of-blues-anaheim/1036517House of Blues AnaheimFirst time finally getting to see anuheajams! 🌺 Such lovely everything: Vocals, presence, heart, Hawaiian pride. 💕 Too fun! Gah, I love island jams! 🌴
Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-07-16Virtually green smoothie cheers-ing to the sunshine that is supersherrie on your birthday! Miss and adore your contagiously cheerful and loving spirit, and wishing you a most beautiful first birthday as Mama Sherrie Amour! Love you, Sher!!! 💗 ThrowbackHappyBirthdayMinneapolisRoomiehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/20184112_248036742354350_5992906221890306048_n.jpg2017-07-16
http://instatbt.com/Place/echo-park/196139Echo Park"May we exist like the lotus at ease in muddy water."
Stumbled upon a park full of lotus flowers in bloom a few weeks ago. Gotta love nature's vibrant color palette. Plus all the Google-able fun facts about the lotus flower. I'm a new fan. 💕 Lotus
Cheryl Joy AchicoCheryl Joy Achico2017-06-29Always. ❤️ to all, but extra ❤️❤️❤️ to my trues. 😘 HashtagBlessedNotEverythingIsForEveryoneAndThatsPerfectlyFine
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Warning/Late Addition: I'm about to delve far beyond this quote... But it'll be fine. It's paralleled and is generally applicable (and is really just a NoteToSelf for later me to reference a documented self journey, so feel free to stop here):
I've come a long way to finally appreciate the contrast in life. Contrast breeds desire, lets you know what you do want, and allows you to point yourself in the direction of what you truly want, as long as you use it to propel you forward and don't dwell in it.
One of the greatest lessons in my life that I'm so appreciative to have finally grasped in the past 1-2yrs or so (otherwise known as my ongoing spiritual journey, complete with an existential crisis beyond which I'm happy to have moved...) is the power to select my thoughts and let certain thoughts (and events) pass as if I'm merely an observer of them, without adding to them and giving them more fuel. As a recovering overthinker and high-anxiety worrier, it's been one of the most liberating practices that's truly changed my entire being... but it's definitely a practice.
And though I'm not perfect at it (we're all just human and doing our best), I know I'm getting better and better, and that's something worth celebrating. All that space that worry and negative emotion used to take up is now filled with peace, love, light, joy, and appreciation. *Insert an obscene amount of heart emojis here*
I've come to believe we are all here (existentially speaking) to create, to connect, and to love & enjoy life. That is when we feel best, and when we feel our best, we treat people (& ourselves) with love, joy, kindness, compassion, understanding, & respect... and that is when there is peace & harmony.
So let the contrast inspire you and point you in the direction of where you want to be. Then move in that direction with love & joy in your heart and watch the laws of the universe/Source/God [by any other name] work to support you. This is my abridged truest of truths up to this point.
Excited for the journey as it continues to unfold. 💕✨ https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/19622881_110391962920270_3946174582439804928_n.jpg2017-06-29
http://instatbt.com/Place/silverlake-stairs/236538963Silverlake StairsStairway to hea[rt]ven. ❤️
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I basically only know LA landmarks next to my favorite coffee shops. I only stumbled upon this one since it's across from alfred Silverlake. Bc coffee. And 💕. ☕️ SilverlakeStairsLA
http://instatbt.com/Place/amazebowls/252552155AmazebowlsPeople go nuts for AmazeBowls! Açaí what I did there? .............. 🍧🍓🌼🌸🤷🏻♀️
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But forreal, they were delicious & oh so refreshing! CoconutBowlAçaíGrabLifeByTheBowls