thoughts on social media, part 1

today I want to share about social media and the wild world of the Internet. I’ve shared about this subject before (in 2011!); the importance of turning off your phone and focusing on real life instead. lately, i’ve noticed how easy it is to get slightly “off course” and fall victim to some not-so-awesome aftereffects of social media and the Internet. these social media platforms and apps in and of themselves aren’t bad, harmful or negative – but the way we use them and/or let them impact our lives can be a slippery slope. there are SO many good things about social media, like the opportunity for connection and […]

Meet Jack!

hi friends! say hello to our new puppy, jack! we’ve been wanting to rescue/adopt a dog for a few months now and it finally happened over the weekend. recently, we’ve been pretty much stalking rescue websites all over the bay area, applying/reaching out and not having too much luck. we ended up braving the rain and attending an adoption event on sunday afternoon that rocket dog rescue was hosting and met this sweet guy! he had been in a loving foster home one week before the event, but before that, rocket dog rescue volunteers picked him up in the bakersfield area. apparently one of the volunteers […]

2016 recap

as i view my blog as my own little corner of the internet and a place to document life happenings, i wanted to share a little 2016 recap. there have been a lot of ups and downs this year, but i’m committed to looking back on 2016 with gratitude and looking forward into 2017 with optimism. 2016 was filled with countless flower shop runs, trips to wine country, and brunch dates. i read a lot of books, started doing hot yoga regularly, taught myself to braid my hair (woo hoo, finally!) and discovered a lot of new-to-me spots here in SF and in places we […]

Lucky Andi Archives: 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do

Lucky Andi Archives: 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do

I shared this blog post three years ago and wanted to re-share today! The post was originally from RELEVANT Magazine. Back then, my favorites were #1 (yay breakfast!), #3 (love talking to my grandparents on the phone), #6 (spending less time on my phone is a good thing), #14 (more sleep! always!) and #19 (slooooow down. life is not an emergency). Now, I still love all of those reminders, but also have learned to appreciate #4 (forced to learn to do this in SF on hills!), #17 (as an extrovert, this is a work in progress, but spending time alone has become more enjoyable for […]

lucky andi archives: body image reminders

lucky andi archives: body image reminders

I originally wrote this blog post in 2013, but it’s worth re-sharing over and over again, because I seem to need to remind myself these truths over and over again. Maybe you are struggling with what you look like or frustrated about a certain body part and need to hear this too. Oh, and here’s a photo I shared on Instagram from very recently and there’s some things I love about the photo (mainly my outfit and the pretty, foggy ocean backdrop) but other things I caught myself criticizing, so I continue to remind myself, over and over: you are more. And so are you. <3 xo  // […]

Lucky Andi Archives: Digital Detox

Lucky Andi Archives: Digital Detox

Confession: I’m a little too addicted to my phone. I end up checking Instagram or Snapchat or any other random apps when I’m bored – on the bus, before bed, whenever. It’s gotten to be second nature to be constantly connected and I need to take a step back. My good friend {who has WAY more self-control than I do!} recently deleted Instagram & FB from her phone as a way to read more and not be so glued to her phone. So amazing, right? I need to take a little digital detox from the whole world of social media – it’s amazing, but it’s addictive and […]