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Melanie H.

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Melanie H.

Yes Please!

Coffee, more coffee, family time, Alice in Wonderland, chocolate, British sitcoms, a good book, mimosas, snuggles with the hubby or my kids.

No Thanks!

My teenage son’s funky socks, smelly dog, dirty house, mean people, racism/sexism, mud runs, stilettos.

Christelle

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Christelle

Yes please:

Time with family. After school treats. Hikes, bonfires, exploring San Diego. Food adventures with friends. Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa chats. Sunny days, blue skies, and blooming flowers. Laughter and positive minds!

No thank you:

Vacuuming, dusting, cleaning my tub. Whining, crying, complaining. Wet socks and grey skies. Negative minds.

Elisa R.

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Elisa R

No thank you:

Traffic, rude drivers, bugs, dirty dishes in the sink, unorganized mess.

Yes please:

Iced coffee, wine country, Home Goods, Mom’s cooking, date nights.

Felicia

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Felicia

Yes, please:

Books, Beaches, Music, Laughter, & Art Supplies…there’s never enough Art Supplies!

No, thank you:

Mama Drama.

Brittany Shives

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Brittany Shives

Yes please:

Frozen yogurt, date nights, beach days, a good book, chalk paint, a cozy blanket and a long weekend

No thank you:

Dusting, short naps, whining and traffic

 
 

Elisabeth

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Elisabeth

NO THANK YOU:

Flying. Hate it. I have trust issues – you’ll get to understand that when reading my posts.

Gum. I don’t get it.

LOVES: Just to name a few…

I love love. Really. It’s my thing. I am obsessed with hearts. I have a photo collection of all of the hearts I find in my everyday life. In nature, gum on the sidewalk, heart shaped potato chips….you get the idea.

I am Instagram obsessed. There is something to be said about an app that allows you to connect with people that share your same interests all around the GLOBE!

Charity work is my jam. I started my own breast cancer charity- Breasties in 2011. Everything about it makes my heart swell.

Oh, and I love my husband SO MUCH. He’s my second favorite person behind my sweet baby boy. Okay, maybe it’s a tie.

 

Sammy Fregoso

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Sammy Fregoso

Yes please:

Baby wearing (Tula), singing, breastfeeding, brownies, and cloth diapers

No thank you:

Pickles, being away from my girls, allergies, washing dishes

Ashly Villamar

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Ashly Villamar

Yes:

God.  Family time.  Date night.  Crafting.  San Diego attractions {i.e. SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Seaport Village}.

No Thank You:

Sass-Mouthing.  Being ignored.  Judgmental people.  Screaming Children.

Krystal

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Krystal

Yes Please:

Family, Theatre/Acting, Swimming & Sunshine, Crocheting, Essential Oils, Traveling, Reading, Helping Others, DIY’s of all sorts and of course: A CLEAN HOUSE!

No Thanks:

Lying, Boba Thai Tea, Traffic, Bullies, Bugs,  or anything that smells bad

Xochitl Salcido

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Xochitl Salcido

Yes please:

Ocean breeze, summer nights, good beer or wine, free time, DIY projects, good reads, take out, non toxic products

No thank you:

Mondays, dirty laundry, cranky baby, traffic, mean people

Rachel D.

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Rachel D.

Yes, please:

Pad Thai, DIY projects, learning to surf, simple living in University Heights

No, thank you:

Traumatic birth stories, clutter, mini golf

Dr. Kim

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Dr. Kim

Yes Please!

 
Family, girl time with friends, my babies, reading, yoga, popcorn, chocolate, cooking, and traveling!
 
No Thanks!
 
Stress, traffic, cruelty, violence, smoking, profanity, and when my babies get sick!

Shannon Benecchi

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Shannon Benecchi

Yes please:

Spicy food, messy art projects, crafting, musicals, Disneyland, sunsets at the beach

No thank you:

Unfolded laundry, green olives, judgmental people

Lori C.

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Lori C.

No, Thank you…

Profit over people, media censorship, captured regulators and legislators, Doctors and Nurses who use bully or fear tactics.

Yes, please…

Toxin-free Living, Eating and Drinking Local, Shopping Small, businesses who ‘give back’ to their communities, Informed consent for ALL medical procedures, accurate and informative food and consumer product labeling.

Gennisa Gonzales

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Gennisa Gonzales

Yes please:

Caffeine, Target, long hot showers, baby smiles and farmers markets.

No thank you:

Dirty dishes, dog hair, traffic and running out of hair ties.

 
 

Karina Bond

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Karina Bond

Yes please:

The beach, holidays, handmade, homemade, reading, yoga, period dramas, Netflix, diy, hard rock, family traditions, integrity, morning coffee, Amazon prime, active listening

No thank you:

Bad driving, preconceived opinions, talking instead of listening

Katie Moore

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Katie Moore

Yes please:

Family time, traveling, DIY projects, cooking, reading, cheese, a good movie, long drives, cats (well, all animals), tea time, writing, and coffee!

No thank you:

Traffic, rude people, huge crowds, doing dishes, haters, and Jello!

Jessica Lynn

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Jessica Lynn

Yes, Please:
 
Anything spicy (especially green chile), vanilla-flavored coffee, homemade pizza, and road trips.

No thank you:

Sweet tea, humidity, and pumpkin-flavored anything.

Jaymi Matranga

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Jaymi Matranga

Yes, Please!!

Date Night with my sweet husband! Family days. Our church that feels like family. Quality coffee shops (like the real deal roasters, which we have an abundance of in San Diego!). Roadtrips. Flights. Just traveling in general, exploring new places. Learning new things. Reading. Heart to heart conversations. Instagram. Long walks through the aisles of Target. Rainy days. Helping others. Spending time with kids, whether that’s my own, my neighbors, or around the globe. Kisses & cuddles from my sweet baby boy, and coffee dates with our teenage girls.

No, thank you.

LAUNDRY!! Ugh. Hearing people chew. Or swallow. Feeling left out. Dishonesty. Fish or Seafood (yuck!). Black licorice (but everyone hates that, right?).

Amanda Ortega

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Amanda Ortega

Yes please!
 
Good music for impromptu dance parties with the fam.
Candles, fresh flowers & chai tea lattes- best mood boosters.
Everything creative- crafting, diy, coloring.
All things lavender and deep dark chocolate. 
Shopping small + Farmers Markets
Rolling the die on date nights with the husb. 
Being out in nature, fresh air and a cool breeze are so refreshing. 
Positive and encouraging vibes.
All the carbs- pasta, bread, donuts etc.
Girl time & fellowship with friends.
 
No thanks!
 
Rollercoasters are a definite no.
Spiders- no(really any bug or reptile). 
Yucky smells or too much perfume/cologne.
Competitive or fake vibes.
Fat-free, Fondant, or Fake Sugar.
 

Liana Davis

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Liana Davis

 

Lisa Lee

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Lisa Lee

 

Kelli M.

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Kelli 

Yes, Please!
Sunshine, God, all things French, baking, my daughter’s laughter, time with friends and family, listening to waves at the beach, traveling, shopping, reading, Pilates, crisp clean sheets, good wine and delicious coffee!

No Thank You.
Unhealthy people, spiders, traffic, abusive relationships, negative thinking, endless house work, gray skies & missed opportunities.

 

Liana Davis

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