Baby Sea Lions in Malibu




Malibu is absolutely mesmerizing place, filled with gorgeous sands and blue waters that make you want to sit out on the beach for days watching as the tides go in and out. While taking a day trip to Malibu with friends, we came across two unfortunately starving tiny sea lions pups, and of course spotted quite a few lounging around.

Sea Lions Resting

The first pup we came across was in, what I would say, really bad shape. The little one had certainly been washed up for hours and clearly starving. I had spoken to a rock climber there who mentioned that he called many hours ago to have it rescued but there had been no response due to current rescues going on and high capacity of rescued little ones to be cared for. For years it has been on record that thousands of sea lion pups are starving and often die because their food source has been scarce. I’m not quite sure where he/she is now, but I do hope help came. A few people passing by left some fish out for it to hopefully eat.

Baby Sea Lion UnWell :(

Baby Sea Lion Taking in the Sun

Baby Sea Lion is Camera Shy

           

Malibu, California




Malibu, California

           

My Gaming/Streaming Setup




I’ve been dabbling into the streaming world and quite honestly have fallen in love with it. As of mid 2015 I built my first gaming pc and have since been trying my best to stream as best as I can. Within that time, I put together my little setup for when I stream on Twitch and game.

Desk

This setup works really well to me and I love it. (Just imagine that light is behind the desk and just above the webcam)



Desk – Height Adjustable Folding Table
Monitor – ASUS 23″ HDMI Monitor
TV/Left Monitor – Samsung 28-inch TV
Microphone – Blue Yeti Microphone
Keyboard – Razer DeathStalker
Mouse – UTechSmart 4000 DPI Gaming Wired Laser Mouse
Mouse Pad – LootCrate Borderlands Game Mat
Apple TV – Apple TV (2015)
Blanket – Vera Bradley Throw Blanket (Night & Day)
White Board – Marker White Board
Coloring Book – target=“_blank”>Inspirational Coloring Book
Colored Pencil Holder – Not sure what/where you can get this >.>
Computer Case – NZXT S340 Black/Blue ATX Mid Tower
Chair – Mid-Back Office Chair

Murloc Figurine – Blizzard Cute But Deadly Figure
WebCam – Logitech C920
Lighting – Softbox Studio Lighting
Hearthstone Stress Ball – LootCrate Hearthstone Stress Ball
Side Table – Small Foldable Table
Computer Stand (Thing my Computer is sitting on) – Origami Laptop Tray
Mini Tripod – Portable Lightweight Tripod
Headset – Razer Kraken Pro

           

My Gaming PC Build





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NZXT Case Label

Some products may be cheaper elsewhere
› Case – NZXT S340 Black/Blue ATX Mid Tower
› CPU – Intel Core i7-4790 3.6CHz Quad-Core Processor
› CPU Cooler – NZXT Kraken X31 69.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
› Motherboard – MSI Z97 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
› Memory – G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB {2 x 8Gb} DDR3-1866 Memory
› Storage – Crucial V4 256GB 2.5” Solid State Drive & Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5” 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
› Video Card – EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card
› Power Supply – Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX

Things I use for my Streams
› Microphone – Blue Yeti Microphone
› WebCam – Logitech C920
› Keyboard – Razer DeathStalker
› Mouse – UTechSmart 4000 DPI Gaming Wired Laser Mouse
› Monitor – ASUS 23″ HDMI Monitor
› Headset – Razer Kraken Pro
› Streaming Software – OBS
› Music – Monstercat

(Extra bits for my PC)
› Operating System – Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit/Windows 10
› Optical Drive – Cooled-Slimline USB External CD/DVD Drive
› External USB Hub – Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
› Capture Card – Elgato Game Capture
› Gaming Console – Xbox One

           

Winter Park, Florida




Early in February 2015, my boyfriend and I took a trip to Orlando, Florida for Playlist Live where we had a ton of fun with friends and fellow YouTubers.

After the weekend, we ended up traveling around and exploring parts of Orlando and came across Winter Park. I instantly fell in love; it’s a beautiful place with adorable shops and great eatery. If you’re ever visiting Orlando, I highly suggest taking some a day to visit and explore the little town.

Here are some of my favorite shots I took while strolling around Winter Park – there’s also an album further below :P


           

Stroll by the Canal




           

New Year, New Life




A new year has begun, 2015 is here to stay (until next year). By this time, you may be sick of hearing other’s new years resolutions, possibly already slacking with your “get in shape” goal and what not. Don’t worry, this isn’t a post that’ll make you want to gouge your eyes out (hopefully) with resolutions and what not so read on good reader, read on.

It seems as we get older, time moves rapidly and years pass by within a blink of the eye. If you think about it, every day is just another day where the sun rises and sets over the Earth, life begins and ends. But come January 1st, we as humans view a new year as a new beginning. Most of us see it as a reset, a fresh start and so we begin again, continuing life with a refreshed approach to each year hoping it ends up better than the last. (Unless of course you had one kick-ass previous year and it may seem impossible to achieve a much better year, right on!)

Most people make lists of goals to reach throughout the year and let’s be honest, they end up being half assed or forgotten. Why? Half the time it’s a lack of motivation, we lose ambition or just end up getting too busy with other things. Life happens and that’s okay.

So what can we do to ensure we have a good year and achieve goals? How does one approach a new year ‘hitting the ground running’?

Don’t plan for anything other than self-growth, prune out the negative, and say yes more often.

Now I’m not saying to not have goals, goals are great to have, but don’t go in telling yourself “Oh I want to do this, I want to do that”, go in saying “I will do this. I will do that”. What you do with your life is completely determined by you and your approach.

Something that I’m still learning is not everything will go as planned. You can spend hours, days, weeks, months, years planning for something and come the time of it actually happening, it will most likely not go exactly as planned. It’s fine for you to have

           

Winter Love




The cold that’s occurring here is awfully, well, cold, but I absolutely love when it snows around this time of year. I’m currently visiting family back home in New Jersey and within the first few days of being here, there was a light snowfall. Of course, my ass was out bright and early snapping some photos. Here are a few of my favorites, along with the full album below :)

           

September Favorites




I’m someone who tends to stick to the same routine and usage of products but lately I’ve been forcing myself to stray from the routine and try new things. And thus, I have accumulated a little list of products that I’ve recently started using and some things that I just always really like and enjoy.

Sept Favorites

Skin Care:

I’m very particular about my skin being as I’ve had acne for over 14 years and it’s the one of the main things I’m really self conscious about. It’s very rare for me to use different products on my skin being as I always fear having bad reactions or it worsening my skins condition. But, here are a few products I’ve been using and are finding to be my favorites.

4 Innate Skin Clear Skin

Innate Skin: Clear Skin Vitamins
https://www.innateskin.com/shop – Use the coupon code “pirate20” for 20% off your first purchase
http://amzn.to/1soBGrT

One day I was tweeting about how I was fed up with acne and this company, Innate Skin, tweeted to me saying that it could be a deficiency in vitamins and offered to give me a sample of their product to see if it helped at all. Now, I’ve tried almost everything (except Accutane) and none of it seemed to work, or perhaps I wasn’t aware and taking or doing things properly, and so I said to myself, why not try it? And so they sent me a couple months supply and included a mask that they were still working on and said to just let them know how I liked it. Once I got the vitamin packs, I was honestly a bit nervous to try them but figured, eh what the hell, and stuck to taking them consistently every morning with my breakfast for a few months to see how it would affect my skin. Over time, I noticed that most if any breakouts were either from hormonal changes from my period or stress mainly. I feel like taking these vitamins, mixed with using my Clarasonic Mia and Lush’s Grease Lightning are the perfect mix (along with some relaxation to reduce stress and clean eating) for my skin to finally become clear and less aggravating. If you’re fed up with acne and want to give this a shot…

           

Depression




Depression is hard to simply explain. Depression is something that casts a dark cloud that will block any view that may be ahead. It will consume your mind, your each breath and drain you of any energy you once had. Depression throws you down a deep dark tunnel with no food, water, barely any air to breathe and closes off the only exit with a mountain of darkness leaving you no escape. It will have you feeling as though you’re the only person on an island far from civilization. And I’m not talking some sweet get-away island. I’m talking a place where it’s constantly cold, dark, rainy and horrid.

Living with depression is something that I wish no one ever had to do. As someone who lives with it, I know how hard each day can be. For years, I have had no drive, no vision of anything in my life. I have absolutely no clue what may be before me for this cloud has consumed me and doesn’t allow me to see ahead. And once you slip into this dark hole, it’s hard to hold yourself up, and extremely hard to come completely out of it. There are days, there will always be days, that are good where you can laugh and smile but then there are days that are awful leaving you curled up in your bed wanting to die.

When you see others happy and out living, you can’t understand why you feel so drained and weighed down, unable to get up, move, and be happy too. Laughing at little things is a difficult without faking it. Genuinely smiling from happiness seems foreign and it’s not something you choose. Sure, you can tell yourself to be happy and smile but with depression inside, everything, every thought, every breathe, you’re hearing things that tell you otherwise. “You’re pathetic, there’s nothing good about you, no one really loves you, why are you even breathing…”