Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Krk. Part 1.

This is short because I'm lazy.

Krk, is beautiful. Hell, the Adriatic Sea is beautiful. After an 8 hour car ride we finally made it to our destination. The journey from Mohacs to Krk should really only take 5 hours, but we stopped a lot.

Can I just say how nice the gas stations and rest stops are in the mountains of Croatia?
Is that weird?

There was one with a restaurant and playground. I gots myself a nice and fresh HAND SQUEEZED strawberry lemonade. What the what. It was so good!

Making multiple stops was definitely worth it.

To get to Krk, one must drive through extremely rugged and harsh conditions. There are forest covered mountains that must be crossed. Bears are all over the place and sometimes jump over the chain linked highway fences and play with moving cars. There's a pretty swanky bridge you have to cross over as well, but it's shut down when there's too much rain and wind.

Okay, so maybe these conditions aren't rugged or harsh at all. People get across the mountains by man made tunnels, making driving through mountains convenient and quick. The bears never jump over the chain link fence. I only saw two bears... and well, they were cardboard. Those silly Croatians, trying to scare drivers! I thought they were real, and so did my sister. The bridge though, that was actually kind of scary.

Once there, finding a place is easy (harder when everyone vacations on the Adriatic in the summer doe). People can stay at hotels, but most of the cities along the Adriatic have housing and apartments that vacationers can rent for however many days.

We stayed in a two bedroom/1 bath on the first floor. You know so my sister can't run out and and go crazy and fall of the stairs... safety precaution. But the place really was cute. The little awning to the right was our patio!

See, she really is a wild child. Just kidding, but not really.

This was the view from the end of our street. All those houses are actually apartments that people can live in for their stay in the city. Running on these roads are tricky.
No sidewalk+winding roads+hills= sore Sabrina. Ouch. Good ouch. Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

The walk to the center of the city took me 2 minutes. However, I have to walk with my mom, uncle, aunt, and sister. I take one step, my sister takes 4 to catch up with me. So I guess I should say the walk took 6 minutes.

 A really pretty house (not rental apartment). So nice, had to take a picture.

Views of the City

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Is the face of a happy girl!

Candy cakes are what dreams are made of.
Candy cakes make the world go round.

I always say I'll never get more then 1 scoop of this ice cream. Unfortunately, it's my favorite place in Hungary to eat yummies so I always get 3+ scoops and 2 or more pastries.

Yum yums in Hrvatska are also quite delectable. In fact, I think I'll walk over there right now and get some (ice cream) hahaha. That's kinda what she said I guess.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gettin' my Adriatic bronze on

I'm going here right now actually.

 Krk, Hrvatska (a Croatian island). I've been here once before. The water is crystal clear, although it's kind of hard to tell from this picture. Think Caribbean Sea waters but.... not in the Caribbean.

Fun fact: Dubrovnik, one of the islands of Croatia is one of the most popular vacation destination for celebrities. Boom.

 We should have left an hour ago, but my uncle insisted on making 13 sandwiches. Why do 4 people and a 1 teeny tot need 13 sandwiches? I'll probably only eat half of one anyways....

How many does he expect us to eat in a 5 hour interval?

Monday, June 4, 2012

I just had the best lunch ever.

Breaded cheese.

I guess that's the American equivalent to a cheese stick or mozzarella stick right? I always thought those things were gross.

Everything tastes better in Hungary anyways.

Until I found an eyelash in my rice. Nasty.
That always happens to me. There could be 987987092384 people in a restaurant and I will ALWAYS be the one to have hair in my food. Head hair, eyelash, eyebrow, mustache, leg, arm, pubic.

Scratch the last one. I hope that never happens. Knock knock on this wooden table.

I don't really know the point of this post. I was just going to post pictures. Maybe I should start with what I did yesterday?

Okay, so yesterday I really did nothing since everything is closed. Except the markets.

Those are never closed.

We took a splendid drive to the next biggest city which is about 30 minutes away. I've been to this market numerous times and never look at anything else except the puppy isle. Basically people come here to sell puppies that their dogs uhm.... created? Any type of dog. There's always kittens here too, and they're free. The preshest little things. If you want a turkey, you can find it. You want a chicken? You can get it at this market! Rabbit? Yup, that too. (I go into a cardiac arrest every time I see a baby rabbit. They are the most adorable things. So cute. My heart. Ouch.)

I spent most of my time with German Shepherd and Vizsla puppies.

Who could resist this face? They say that dogs pick their owners. Well this little guy picked me.

This little dude picked me too! Could you imagine coming home with two dogs? I sure can!

If I did go home with that presh Vizsla I would probably name him Abe. Abe because Abraham Lincoln is on the penny which is copper. Vizsla's are copper, like the penny. Boom. Explain that to everyone next time they ask me why I picked the name I did for my dog.

This market also sells one of my favorite Hungarian foods. Langos (accent over the a).

THIS. Slathered in a garlic glaze, shredded cheese, and sour cream on top. FTW.

Good thing I've been keeping up with my summer mileage! Or else I'd be stuck eating broccoli or something!

Mama and I are gonna stroll the city now and work off some of that cheese!

That's all folks!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Update. Woopidy.

Okay, so this blog as much as I can to keep everyone updated thing is a lot harder than I thought it would be! Let me explain...

I'm staying at my aunt and uncle's apartment. They are probably some of the only people in this town that do NOT own a computer. Therefore, they do not have a wireless router. Luckily for me, I have a handy dandy iPhone. I can tether wi-fi if I so please. Every wifi connection here requires some complicated password. My mother and I resorted to connecting to every hotspot that we could in the city. Whenever we want to keep up to date with civilization we walk to all of the areas that we've been connected to. Also, my cousin owns an electronic/computer store so I can definitely go there anytime. Good thing he's only 3 blocks down from this place.

Now, now now, I know what you're thinking. I'm getting a lot of exercise just by walking to these hotspots.

You're wrong. Today my aunt brought over her laptop with some sort of mobile wireless internet contraption. I can finally go on my Macbook. It's so funny how internet makes me really happy.

I really do enjoy the quiet lifestyle my godparents and older relatives live. It's really great. In fact, I think I would love to move to Europe after I finish my studies.


The trip to Hungary took a lot longer than expected. That's old news though.
Yesterday was my mother's 30th year high school reunion. My dad couldn't be there to accompany her on this joyous occasion, so I offered to be her date. I really am a wonderful person.

I learned a lot about my mom, and finally got to meet all the people she tells me stories about. Instead of writing this out (since it is already late here and I am not adjusted to this time difference at all) I'll share in pictures.

 Okay so if you look at the bottom row third woman in, dats my mama in her senior picture. Look at that Mona Lisa smile!

 The courtyard where her and her "friends" that she always talked about ate lunch. I now know that they're real, since I've finally met them.
 Her class. Of 24.....
 Me and the mama. My eyes are always quite squinty in pictures. I guess it's just something I HAVE to work on....

no modeling career :(

Some delicious Hungarian dessert recipe.

I have a lot more to write about, but I'm really lazy and don't want to. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow. Or maybe I never will. Who knows.

I'm quite the tired tiger!

I love you all and have a vondaful night.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello from Hungary

I finally made it. This will be quite short since I am on my cousins laptop and the keyboard is much differnt than the American computer keyboards. Just informing everyone of my well being. Once I get internt set up on my laptop (which is a lot harder said than done)I will be golden. Till then I tether wifi from my phone only near my cousins electronic store. Hasta Luego dudes.

Monday, May 28, 2012


It's official! I've tied the knot! I'M GETTING MARRIED!

 Er... maybe in about 10 years. Did I scare any of my fam and fwendz? I sure hope not....

On a more serious note I am leaving for the motherland. Hello Hungary! Hello Croatia, Germany, and England. I'm coming for you.

I'm thinking about packing a fanny pack. How tourist-y would that look? I won't even be a tourist, so maybe it's not a good idea.

If I did wear a fanny pack I would wear it with a visor and water shoes. Too cute.
Packing is easy breezy, however, my biggest concern isn't what clothes to bring. My biggest concern is how the firetruck do I take my Shea Butter with me?

Pretty pictures and sassy stories will most definitely be shared.

Everyone happily dance for me. Duck Sauce. Barbara Streisand, mothertruckers. GO.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Delicious Vegan Smoothie

There's a local whole foods store by my house that I am absolutely in love with. They have a wonderful selection of smoothies, fresh pressed juices, and great food made with the freshest natural ingredients only from their store. I've tried every smoothie and juice that they offer and none have satisfied me quite like the Plain Jane. It's so creamy and delicious, and if you put some peanut butter in it.. well then it tastes like a legit PB&J! Who doesn't love a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich?

Wanna know a secret? Sometimes I eat peanut butter and jelly straight up out of the jars [no bread intended].

But what exactly goes into this concoction? It took me the longest time to figure out their secret recipe. Which in fact, isn't so secret after all. I pretended I was a spy, always trying to peak over the counter to see what ingredients were needed. After days of doing this (yes, I would have one of these smoothies every day) the woman behind the counter pointed to a little yellow brochure that listed everything offered in the cafe and what ingredients were needed to make it. Perfect. What wasn't listed was the quantity of the ingredients. Ever since I started to make this on my own I pretty much eyeball how much of everything is needed.

Things you need:
  • 1 banana (can be frozen or... or unfrozen)
  • Maybe like 6-8 strawberries
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk or soy milk, it's your preference.
  • 2 tablespoons (?) or 3(?) of strawberry banana flaxseed oil
  • 1/2 of 1 small package of strawberry banana soy yogurt
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (makes it taste SO good) naturally, this can be omitted
  • Hands
  • Blender
  • Mouth

How to make Flax Seed Oil: Just kidding, you won't need to make it on your own. If you wanted to you could though. It's easy.

Here's what the strawberry banana flaxseed oil and soy yogurt look like
There's literally one step. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Like a smoothie. Pour into a cup and drink it all up. Hah.

There you have it, a delicious smoothie that is completely healthy and actually vegan. Even if you're not a vegan I guarantee you'll like this if you just try it. If not, well then don't make it anymore!

Note: I do not claim this recipe as my own. I'm just sharing it with people that might not have access to the greatest whole foods store in the Volusia County area.

Friday, May 18, 2012

This is a Miracle Product

My mother looks great for her age. No seriously, ask anyone. She hardly has wrinkles and her skin is crystal clear, I've rarely seen a blemish on her face. I on the other hand, was not blessed with her beautiful skin. I probably definitely get it from my dad. Name an acne product or 3 step system and I've tried it with little to no results. After all the wasted money on products that do not work (for me anyways) I resorted to plain 70% isopropyl alcohol. This dried my face out like the Sahara desert, so I needed to find a good moisturizer and I've always been skeptical of moisturizers. My skin is still in that "yes I'm a twenty year old but I'll still break out in certain areas to make you look like a teenager even though I'll make you older in other parts of your face so don't put that shit on me I'll win" type stage, ya dig?

Is basically the holy grail of skin products. Think of any skin problem in the world, Shea butter cures it.

Beauty Uses

I'm not sure if you can read the information from the picture, so I'll write it anyways.

"African Shea Butter is made from the nut of the African Shea Tree. It contains a rich amount of unremovable fatty acid which renders it far superior to Cocoa Butter. This fatty acid is crucial to rejuvenating and moisturizing the skin. Shea Butter provides all the essential vitamins needed to make skin look and feel smoother, softer and most importantly, healthier. Its therapeutic properties protect the skin from wind, cold, and sun and it helps heal wounds faster. Shea Butter fights the effects of aging and repairs rough, damaged skin. Usage includes:
  1. Treatment of dry skin, eczema, and minor burns.
  2. Pain relieft from swelling and swelling from arthritis
  3. Improves muscle relaxation and stiffness
  4. Sunscreen, due to its rich content of vitamins E&F
  5. Treats dark spots, skin discolorations, stretch marks, wrinkles and blemishes
  6. Massages, diaper rash, and as a hair conditioner. "

If you're still not convinced that this works, take my word for it.

When I bought this stuff from a health food store, I thought, you know what? I'm just gonna drown my face in this. I wasn't even nervous about how my skin might react. You know what happened when I woke up? Bada-bing, bada-boom! Skin as soft as a babies bottom and blemishes were either gone or 48934854398x smaller than they were the previous day. Seriously, I woke up in the morning and looked like I was glowing. I used to always buy really expensive eye creams and moisturizers thinking that I would wake up the next morning looking like one of those beautiful digitally altered models in the magazine ads. These synthetic products that much of the Western world spends so much money on actually suffocate the skin. The best remedies for any ailment will always be naturally derived from mother nature.

If you try Shea Butter on your face and/or body and like it, then play around with how much you use and when you use it. It is greasy so I wouldn't recommend using it in the daytime. Using it at night is great, but do it 30-45 minutes before you go to bed so it has time to absorb into your skin and not just rub off on your pillow.

After I tried it on my face I just let my hair soak in melted Shea Butter and rinsed it out. Shiner and softer than a unicorn's mane. I rubbed it on my hands, arms, legs, back, and stomach as well. Seriously, skin so soft and smooth I should belong in one of those Nivea or Jergens body lotion ads.

Shea Butter has changed the way I spend my money dollars on beauty products because it is literally all I have ever wanted. Riddle me another product that costs $6 and does all of those things? Shea Butter is pure magic. I hope you make a journey to a store near you and begin your partnership with the most majestic beauty product on the planet. One last word of advice, when you open the packaging, ignore the smell.

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Blog! Hoozah!

Hey, look what we have here! A new blog. There's a million blogs on the internet machine! Who’s excited right now? Is anyone? I'm basically updating my family on my daily shenanigans, and any other internet cuteness that I find. I'm going to Europe this summer so all of my videos and photos from that epic adventure can be found here. Other than that, you're going to get blogs from my random arse brain. There may be a couple guest blogs from family and friends, probably my cat and dog too.

If you want pictures that will absolutely blow your mind, or just an entertaining website that keeps you occupied for HOURS (literally. It seems like I have nothing better to do with my day then visit this site, although I have lots to do! tan, read, tan, eat, tan etc... joking, I really am a productive person) Visit my photoblog/tumblr site https://seaside--love.tumblr.com

XxoO Big kiss, little kiss, little hug, big hug (Who doesn't love Nacho Libre?)

Who doesn't love That 70's Show?