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100 Happy Days - Week 05

This summer sure has flown by, but I'm glad I got to have so much fun. Instead of worrying about the future, I tried to enjoy the little moments of life - enjoying the company of friends, good food, and the hubs. Hope you guys have had a great summer too!

+ I got to go kayaking as part of a bachelorette party. It was super fun to go out on the water. Kayaking is a tough workout, but it's also fun to just chill on the kayak. I think next summer I'll try to make a point to go more often.

+ I snagged a cute cupcake to take home for the hubs!

+ Hubs never buys me flowers because he doesn't believe in them so I don't know what happened to change his mind. He bought me some "just because" flowers. I was so shocked!! Even after being together for 5+ years there are still surprises around the corner.

+ I have fallen in love with figs.

+ Had the blessed opportunity to attend another wedding over the summer. It was a beautiful and fun ceremony by Tahoe Lake. I never thought I'd be one to cry at weddings, but I did!

+ Another sweet for my sweet!

+ This summer we didn't do many froyo nights, but we got one in at least! Sometimes a cup of froyo and good company is all you need to unwind.

+ Sometimes work serves these organic ice cream by Three Twins. They're really yummy and a great treat. I love their chocolate flavor, but really they're all good!

+ A 2nd bouquet of flowers?! I'm insanely spoiled! Hubs got me flowers for my birthday.

A Yelper's Recommendation for Sacramento

This is part of my 10 Day You challenge, 6 places. I thought I would share 6 places to eat in Sacramento. Whenever I tell people that I'm an Elite Yelper, the first thing they always ask me is what my favorite restaurant is. That's sort of a loaded question to ask a Yelper.

As a Yelper I do know a lot of popular places, but what I like might not be what you like. So I'll generally respond to this question by asking what the person's favorite food is and then respond with a place that is reputable for that cuisine or dish.

If you ever visit or live in Sacramento, here are some places that I would recommend.

The Firehouse Restaurant
I recently discovered this place. Hubs and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary here. We got their course meal which was amazing and a great way to try several of their dishes. Since we made reservations they gave us the best seat in the house which was intimate and had the perfect ambience. Their mousse bomb dessert is a must try here!

Yui Marlu
This year has really been all about the chirashi for me. Whenever I go to a Japanese restaurant I'll be more than likely to get a chirashi bowl. Yui Marlu has the best chirashi in Sacramento that I've had so far. The chef is a true artist and the fish is fresh! It's also a hole in the wall but I don't care. I'm here for the food. DROOL!

So can you tell that I like Japanese food? It's definitely one of my top 3 favorite cuisines. This is a modern and chic take on sushi. The rolls here are definitely unique. I love their combinations. If you're up for trying something new I would check out this place. Try their Sunshine Roll.

Café Rolle
Casual French lunch. That's the best way I can describe this place. They have really good smoked salmon. I love all their sandwiches. The food really makes you feel like you're in a street cafe in France. They bake their baguettes and smoke their salmon in house!

Tower Cafe
Best brunch place hands down! All the items on their menu are good. Omellete, fresh toast, egg benny, etc. I recommend the Madame Cristo. It's amazing! I've never had it anywhere else. The decor here is a little cooky too.

Ramen House Ryujin
Hubs loves ramen so we were trying to find a good ramen place up in Sacramento that would satisfy his cravings. While it's not even close to as good as the ones in the Bay Area, Ryujin is pretty good. I love their Kuro Tonkotsu which is the black garlic ramen.

100 Happy Days - Week 04

The fun continues! I've been having lots of adventures this summer, and it's been really awesome. One of the best summers of my adulthood! So I'm sort of cheating in this challenge. I'm just sharing some pics that remind me of how happy/lucky I am. Enjoy! 

+ My first Yelp event of the summer. Crawdads River Cantina hosted a party on their amazing deck. Although it was a little chilly, the party atmosphere was definitely there. We had some delicious food! Plus I got my Yelp beach towel!

+ I got a new job! Exciting stuff~ Plus I get free catered food twice a week. #spoiled #gettingfat

+ Finally got to try CREAM. It's a cookie ice cream sandwich and they're all over NorCal. Definitely a must try if you're visiting. I got the snickerdoodle + turtle cookie + green tea ice cream.

+ I had two summer weddings to attend this year. I had a fun shopping excursion with my partner in crime. I scored two cute dresses. Plus they were something a little out of my comfort zone in terms of color.

+ I secretly love wrapping presents - OCD. These were some of the wedding presents we were giving. Such pretty wrapping!

+ Hubs and I had a mini date while we were in Half Moon Bay. Had a really delicious dish, crabby cheesy bread. DROOL! I love going on spontaneous dates with hubs.

+  Speaking of food, I finally checked out the annual Garlic Festival in Gilroy. It was awesome! I even got to try some garlic ice cream. I didn't think it was bad, kind of edible.

+ Don't you just love when you GPS takes you on a scenic detour? Hubs and I somehow ended taking the long was home back to Sacramento from SF. Felt like such tourists going across the Golden Gate Bridge.

+ Work treated us out to lunch at Mikuni's - it's a popular upscale sushi chain restaurant in the Sacramento area. I tried their chirashi. The sashimi was really fresh.

10 Day You Challenge - 8 Fears

Heh, so I realized I never finished doing this challenge. I'll just pick up where I left off. Maybe one of my fears is having to finish this post. Haha just kidding.

1. Eyeballs. They're really just fine as they are, but I have a fear of poking my eyeballs out.
2. Being out somewhere without my phone or wallet. I get mini panic attacks if I don't have at least one of the two with me.
3. Getting snuck up on. I scare easily, which my close friends can attest to.
4. Tickles. Tickle attacks are the worst.
5. Birds. They fly and they attack you. Sometimes they'll even poop on you.
6. Driving in the dark. I'm a fine driver. I just mean if I had to drive on an unlit road in the middle of nowhere. That'd be scary!
7. Electricity. Yes, I've been electrocuted before and it's not fun.
8. Spam. I just delete it from my email but I'm suspicious.