We were excited to work with Laser Performance on the launch of their new paddle boards. These paddle boards are great. They have two different ones-one is a regular paddle board and then the other one is an inflatable paddle board. Personally I like the regular paddle board over the inflatable one because the inflatable one is a little bit more tricky to maneuver.
One thing that is certain is paddle boarding is not as easy as it may look. I was a gymnast for 13 years and it still was tricky for me to find my right balance. I am sure with more practice though it would get easier. There is also a very specific way to position the paddle and stroke with it – that also took a little while for me to get used to since one of your arms is supposed to stay straight when you use the paddle (it also didn’t help that the water was very rocky that day). Another thing to comment on is the weight of the paddle board. The paddle board is a little heavy but it’s not to heavy where its impossible to walk around with, it was actually pretty simple. Also there is no reason for you to be walking around all day with a paddle board in your hand so it’s definitely a good weight for us smaller girls.
Pictured here I am wearing my new Victoria Secret bathing suit, paired with my Burberry sun glasses. Make sure to check out LaserPerformance’s new paddle boards and get one for yourself!
My best friend and co blogger is officially cancer free !! For those of you who don’t know Alex she is the most kind hearted soul who will do anything for anyone. She has been going through chemo treatments for about 5 months and has had the best spirits even on the worst days. She was/ is always more concerned with how you are doing over herself and wants to make sure you are okay before she goes any further. If that’s not the best person/friend you have ever met than I don’t know what is. If you ever need her she will be right over no questions asked and even if you say you are fine she still ends up showing up at your door.
I will never forgot those long 5 months ago when I found out Alex had cancer. I was away on a international business trip when she found out she had cancer and she knew that if she said anything I would be on the next flight home so she kept it from me like a good friend would hoping I wouldn’t get mad at her for not telling me, which of course I didn’t. Any great friend would do that. While I was away I knew something was off though and I couldn’t wait to get home. When I got home and my mom told me I immediately bursted into tears and called her right away. She was so normal on the phone and laughed knowing everything was going to be okay. When I got to her house later that day I started to cry and she was the one being strong when it should have been the other way around !
She has been through a lot in her life and this was just another bump that she is finally done with and its time for her to move on to the next chapter for bigger and better things. So proud of you Alex and so glad that you are better. Alex was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and as of 8.24.15 she is officially cancer free and in remission!!
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” and I truly believe that your great attitude not only helped you get through this bump in the road but also inspired others to have positive outlooks and give off positive vibes like you did. Thank you for always being there for me as well and for being the sister I never had
Who doesn’t love puppies? For those of you who are unaware of what Guiding Eyes for the Blind is- it is an international nonprofit program that helps those who have lost their vision and even helps kids with Autism. It is a great program that we love.
We volunteer with Guiding eyes in a few ways. One way we volunteer is through their early training and home socialization program. This is where you get to take home 6-9 week old puppies for 3-5 days. The goal of this program is to get them used to different noises, sounds and objects, listen to different people, and enjoy some time outside of their usual environment. This is a great program for puppy lovers, especially if you aren’t fully ready for a new puppy. You get to choose based off a schedule that is sent out and can choose what weekends work best for you to look after these cuties!
Another way our friend volunteers is actually being a puppy raiser for a year and a half. Through a program at her job at Pepsi she is able to raise her dog and training him to one day help someone who is in need. So far her dog Yolo is about a year into the program but we love helping her in any way possible. The hardest part is going to be when he leaves since we love him so much but we know he is going to help someone and be the best guide dog he can be.
For more information on how you can help Guiding eyes visit their website at https://www.guidingeyes.org