Boy meets girl Pillow

Recently, I received a pillow from Boy Meets Girl first ever home collection!

My pillow says “Confidence and courage never go out of style”

The collection consists of six beautiful pillows available at Target.

As you can see each pillow has its own powerful statement. I love this because it makes it easy to remember the positive things in life.

The idea behind Boy Meets Girl’s home collection is to bring positivity and confidence to your home.

I decided to bring my pillow to my family home in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. My family comes here all the time and every time I get homesick. The pillow makes me feel better about being far from my California home by reminding me that I can be confident and stylish anywhere.

In addition to building your confidence, every pillow purchased donates a percentage to the National School Climate Center’s BullyBust program to combat intolerance in schools so everyone can feel confident.

What helps build your confidence when you’re far from home? Next fall I’m going to college, so I’d love to hear your tips.

Kateboard’s Skate Date!

For those unfamiliar with the brand Kateboards, they are …

“devoted to the inclusion & progression of female skateboarders of all levels through community, collaboration, and quality products.”

This Thursday, July 25th, at 6:30pm Kateboards will be having a ladies skate date at Swamis Beach.

Skaters of all levels are invited to come meet on the grass in font of the beach then skate with us to Culture for pizza and drinks.

The journey is just under a mile!

Hope to see you there. XO!

For more information on Kateboards check out their website.

July 2019

This month Skate Rising was at the Encinitas YMCA skatepark. Like always we shared lots of love and encouragement.

Photo by Mike Moore

Seventy five girls came together to help build activity kits for kids at Rady Children’s Hospital. They included coloring books, puzzles, crayons, lanyards, and stickers.

This month our guest speaker, California, was extra special because she is a long time member of Skate Rising.

California has Periodic Fever Syndrome and created The Flying Lifeguards to raise awareness.

I hope you have time to check out her site.

I admire California for her go getter attitude and desire to help others like her.

The Wonders of Apricot Oil

Recently I have been using Maple Holistics Apricot Oil. 

As someone who is constantly battling with acne and other skin imperfections this has made a huge impact in my life! 

Over the past couple months I’ve noticed an evening in my skin tone, reduced acne scarring, along with super smooth and soft skin. 

It even strengthens and de-frizzes my hair. Which is a big plus for me considering my hair is extremely long and thick. 

This is one of my junior prom photos where thanks to apricot oil my skin and hair are looking bomb!

Apricot oil is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, E, omega 6, and fatty acids. This helps nourish your skin in addition to prevent and stop fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. (It’s not just me saying it works – it’s SCIENCE!!!)

In addition to the amazing changes it has made for my skin and hair I love how Maple Holistics produces their products and their standards. 

Maple Holistics uses 96-100% pure and naturally sourced ingredients to promise products that work. 

Their primary goal is to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health, and daily living.

Who doesn’t love that?

Skateboarding with Daddy

Happy Father’s Day to my OG skate buddy.

Above he’s at the Carmel Valley Pump Track with me.

Way back when he bought me my first board, he actually financed my entire skateboarding setup including camps at the YMCA and lessons. But the greatest gift he gave and continues to give me is the encouragement to keep skating.

He is always there to help me up and never doubts my ability or the direction I want to take my skating.

Ok there’s this picture where I’m sure he was mocking me –

but his love is unconditional. Happy father’s day SKB!

June 2019

It has felt like a lifetime since I was last at Skate Rising. I took multiple SAT tests, it rained, and I went to Belgium. IT’S BEEN TOO LONG!!!

This month we made journals to write positive affirmantions in! There is nothing more important than loving and supporting yourself.

Welllllll I lied … there is only one thing more important than self love and that’s WAFFLES.

There is not a single person I know who doesn’t like waffles. They make everything better!

To top the party off I was specially requested due to a referal from one of the people I look up to the most, Sway. I got to help his roommates daughter.

It’s the little things in life that matter the most. Like taking time to do what you love, having delicious snacks, and hearing your friends speak highly of you.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others <3

Skate Like A Girl Seattle #WOF10

Skate Like a Girl Seattle has so many wonderful programs and events to help girls be their best selves.

One event I’ve blogged about before recently celebrated it’s 10th year!

Ten years – a decade – of welcoming all ages & abilities who want to have fun skating.

I so wish I could make it out there one year. Have you gone?

What an amazing group shot. If you aren’t familiar with Skate Like a Girl Seattle, take the time to get to know them. Always something going on – camps – after school – sessions – etc.

They are truly building community every day.

You can have fun skateboarding alone but you might have even more fun skating with others!

What did you do in April?

If you asked me what I did in April, I’d probably say homework, homework, and homework. Whoever said first class in Anatomy was strictly memorization was not in my class!

But the ladies in LA – that’s the LA Girls Skate Sessions Community had a BBQ.

So don’t be me – with too much homework! Instead be them with fun Sundays. Seriously we all need to take breaks. Taking breaks and spending quality time with others is essential to being our best healthy selves.

Wherever you live try to find a group of girls skating. It can be super scary to go to an event where you don’t know anyone, but I’ve found that girls skate events – especially the non competition ones – are all about the fun, so they are very welcoming.

Please share your events and if there’s not an event in your area, it doesn’t take a huge group to make an event. A few good friends at the skatepark is an event and the joy you’re having will attract others.

Go check out the fun at La Girls Skate Sessions

Spring Break in Belgium

This past Spring Break, I was able to visit Belgium. I stayed in Knokke by the North Sea. This was my first time there in the spring. It was much colder, especially windier, than this California girl is used to. However, compare to the showers we’ve been having in San Diego this April, it was dry!

Why tip toe when you can skate through the tulips?

Where did you skate during Spring Break? Hope you share your pictures soon because more girls around the world skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding and we encourage each other.

Have you had fun at the new skatepark in Knokke? If so I’d love to share your stories.

Pump Track in Carmel Valley

This past weekend I had the opportunity to check out the new pump track in Carmel Valley. It’s open to both bikes and skateboards. I found it four wheel friendly. Actually I found it four wheel fun.

The track is near my high school, so I’m looking forward to riding it more. As for the news about the park, I’m saddened to see and hear that it’s mostly negative.

I felt safe at the park. I was there with skaters, bikers, and scooters. It’s a track so if someone ahead of you was to stop abruptly or you were to fall there is risk that you’d be “run” over. However, there’s risk any time you skate, bike, or scoot.

I am confident that any disagreements at the park are the exception not the norm. It’s my sincere hope that the park remain open to all.

Till next time, I hope we all focus on our similarities rather than our differences because when we do there’s room enough for all of us to enjoy life.

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