Finally, a few hours closer to Friday! Raise your hand if you’re ready for it not to be 80° + every day? Can we just get some fall weather?! I seriously can’t believe were almost getting to mid October and it’s still this hot. I do love and appreciate my Cali weather and some of you will even see it as a perk, but I’m just ready to whoop out my UGGs! Although, I do have to admit that it has been getting slightly chilly some nights.
This blog post however is not about the weather… but about why you should consider having picnics more often or if you’ve never had one, why you definitely should. I know what you’re thinking, it’s fall… picnics are usually a summer thing- right? Well yeah, but if you’re a Californian like myself, you know we’re still having summer-ish weather. I know some of you may not live here and it might actually already be pretty chilly where you are, but hear me out. The other day I decided to get Philly cheesesteaks and just get out of the house. Once I had actually bought the food, I thought to myself… ‘I should of brought my left overs instead.’ Immediately after that, all these ideas started sparking in my head of why having food outdoors would be great! Here’s three reasons why:
- Get rid of those left overs happily. In all honesty I rarely eat left overs. Unless it’s Louisiana chicken past from Cheesecake Factory lol. I don’t know what it is, but food just doesn’t taste the same to me the next day and it looks pretty unappetizing. However some meals are bound to have left overs here and there, or maybe one of those nights out. Well instead of just letting those left overs sit in the back of the fridge and possibly even go to waste, right after the meal pack them up along with other little snacks and drinks and make it a fun plan to go out the park of your liking and enjoy your left overs the next day. Change the traditional dinner table scenery.
- Enjoy some fresh air and pretty views. I’m someone who falls in to a routine easily. It becomes like clock work, especially when I have tons of things to do or I’m stressed. Which is why I think this is a great way to break that “norm.” After a long stressful day, sometimes the last thing you want to do is cook. I actually love to cook, but there’s days where all I want to do is make a quick stop for some fast food and lay down. Instead, yes go get the fast food of your choice, but take a drive to a place that you love. It could be your fave beach spot or a nice park. Take a breather, enjoy your meal outdoors with a great view, and relax.
- Quality time. Growing up, my mom always took me to her company picnics. They always hosted them at the bay and were filled was tons of activities, face painting, and great food (by great food, I mean burgers and hot dogs of course). Those picnics are actually some of the fondest memories I have with my mom and I love and cherish them so much. I want Leya to grow up and have wonderful memories to hold on to as well and this first picnic we had was a great way to start.
All weekend Leya couldn’t stop talking about how much she enjoyed it, which just melted my heart. I felt accomplished y’all! It’s just such a warm fuzzy feeling when your kids are happy.
The park we went is called Kate O. Sessions park which is by far my favorite park now. If you’ve been you know what a gem it is! And if you haven’t been, then what are you waiting for?! Such a beautiful place to unwind.
Leya also purchased her first ice cream pop from the ice cream truck and luckily that didn’t end up in hot mess. She actually did pretty good and managed to not gert her clothes dirty. Definitely made mama proud lol. Overall, it was a very relaxing, well spent Saturday!
Xo, Guadalupe ♥