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Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte!

photo by Taylor Tippett

It’s finally fall, which means sweaters, boots (yay!), and PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES! Instead of waiting in dreaded long lines, make your own PSL at home. Thank  you to our friends at Pillsbury for the delicious DIY recipe!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves 2

 

Ingredients

Latte:

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup hot brewed coffee

 

Garnish is desired

Whipped cream

Dash pumpkin pie spice
2 cinnamon sticks

 

Directions:

1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk, pumpkin and sugar over medium heat until hot (do not boil). Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, the vanilla and coffee.
2 Pour into 2 large mugs. Garnish each with whipped cream, dash pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick.
Sep.19.2013    News · Womens    Comment

#oneillAdventure Sweepstakes!

#oneillAdventure Sweepstakes!

Hiking, sunsets, surfing, and road trips…The world is our playground. Show us your adventures from your backyard or around the world and get the chance to be featured on the O’Neill Girls Instagram and Facebook and win and O’Neill Adventure prize pack!

Here’s how to play:

  • Follow O’Neill Girls on Facebook and Instagram @oneillgirls
  • Upload your adventure photo on your Instagram and tag @oneillgirls and hashtag #oneillgirls AND #oneillAdventure
  • We will post our favorite submissions on Saturdays and will announce one monthly grand prize winner that will win an O’Neill Adventure prize pack.
  • Remember that we can’t see your photo if your profile is set to private.

 

What’s your #oneillAdventure? Follow us and see if your picture gets posted!

Any questions? Let us know below!

 

Sep.17.2013    News · Womens    8 Comments

Fiona Wylde Wins the 2013 O’Neill Tahoe SUP Title!

Fiona Wylde Wins the 2013 ONeill Tahoe SUP Title!

From countless contest wins to setting new personal records, O’Neill Girls’ Fiona Wylde can tally yet another win in her amazing SUP career.  See her journey as she wins the Women’s Elite Title at the 2013 O’Neill Tahoe SUP & Paddle Board race series!

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Today was the final race of the 2013 O’Neill Tahoe SUP & Paddle Board race series which was a 22 miler from Camp Richardson in south Lake Tahoe, to Kings Beach on the North Shore. It was a long one for me. I have never paddled that distance before. Besides the massive blisters on my hands, I had a great time! I finished the race in just over four hours.

The first three and a half hours was a slog fest with absolutely no wind. I was on a draft train for the first twenty minutes, but then fell off. I paddled the rest of the way solo without joining another train. The last 30 minutes we had an epic tail wind that pushed me right into the finish line. It is a really weird feeling being in a race not knowing where the finish line was. When you leave Camp Richardson, all you can see is the mountains around the lake, and trust me, one mountain looks a lot like another! Haha! About an hour and fifteen minutes before the finish I could pinpoint where the finish was. At that point I put my head down and just ground out the last bit.

Surprisingly I only bonked once, but thanks to the Pocket Fuel I carried with me, I paddled right through it! This has been an incredible experience that I will never forget!

I ended up finishing third for the elite women. Because I won the first two races, I am stoked to say that I am the 2013 O’Neill Tahoe SUP elite woman winner!

xoxo…

Fiona

Sep.16.2013    News · Team    Comment

Why we love Goldfish Kiss!

 Why we love Goldfish Kiss!

We can’t seem to get enough of her beautiful posts, her quirky blogs, and how this blogger/graphic designer/art director/actress/model (wooo…that’s a lot in one breath) finds time to stay fit!

We sat down with Rebekah Steen from  Goldfish Kiss to give us a run down on what works for her to stay fit, healthy, and feeling great.

Why we love Goldfish Kiss!

O’Neill Girls: What are three words that describe your fitness regimen?

Goldfish Kiss: Varied. Intense. Outdoors (when possible).

O’Neill Girls: What is your favorite workout?

Goldfish Kiss: Ok, so there are a lot of things I love to do that are active, but in terms of an actual workout, I am on old fashioned “meathead” at heart. I love feeling strong and having a butt kicking lift at the gym.

O’Neill Girls: Do you have a daily workout routine?

Goldfish Kiss: I try to do something active/break-a-sweat each day.  My weekly schedule is lifting 3x a week for about 45-50 minutes and then doing sprints, hikes, long walks, paddle boarding, surfing, or yoga on the other days.

Why we love Goldfish Kiss!

O’Neill Girls: What is your go-to “healthy” snack/recipe/food?

Goldfish Kiss: Tons of water! I know it’s boring, but it’s my go-to. Food wise, I love “healthy toasts,” so a hearty multi grain piece of toast with homemade coconut oil peanut butter, a few types of fruits, (right now I’m doing strawberries, blackberries and blueberries) and honey drizzled on top. It’s a mess. It’s delish.

I am also a fan of random green (a.k.a. I just add spinach or Kale) smoothie concoctions and chia seeds. I love chia seeds.

Why we love Goldfish Kiss!

O’Neill Girls: What was your biggest fitness accomplishment?

Goldfish Kiss: Oh gosh, I wish I could say hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro or something like that, but I was a Division I college athlete (Field Hockey) which was pretty cool.

I actually just competed in my first ever Outrigger canoe race, which was a 26 mile change out. Being able to start and compete in a new sport felt like an accomplishment.

…OK one more. When I was in high school, I remember going to watch the surfers out at Honolua bay on Maui and I told myself I want to be able to surf there one day. I was there a few years ago on my birthday, paddled out and caught some fun waves in a swell. That felt great.

Why we love Goldfish Kiss!

O’Neill Girls: Any future fitness goals?

Goldfish Kiss: Hike Mt. Kilimanjaro? No, really, that would be sweet. I’d love to do a monumental hike like that on a different continent.

O’Neill Girls: What are your workout wardrobe must-haves (i.e. quick dry, great fitting sports bra, etc)?

Goldfish Kiss: A comfy grey baggy t- shirt, some thick, quick dry leggings (cropped or long),  a great fitting, bright and comfortable sports bra, and a hair tie…because I always forget one!

O’Neill Girls: So, we’ve heard you love the O’Neill Women’s active wear collection, O’Neill 365. What is your favorite piece from the collection?

Goldfish Kiss:  I love the O’Neill 365 Rapid Bikini Bra. It’s like a miracle bra/no budge bikini top/super supportive sports bra all in one! The fit on this top is unreal.

Why we love Goldfish Kiss!

O’Neill Girls: Do you have a health tip you would like to share with our O’Neill Women’s Community?

Goldfish Kiss: They say to choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Well, you can also find something active you love to do and you will never have to workout that much either.

 

There you have it ladies! Have any questions for Rebekah? Let us know below!

Follow her at:

goldfishkiss.com
facebook // twitter // instagram // pinterest

Sep.12.2013    News · Womens    1 Comment

MissKL & O’Neill Girl’s #RaddestSummer Winners!

We wrapped up our Raddest Summer instagram contest with MissKL and got some amazing winners! With over 500 submissions, it was not an easy job to pick, trust me—you all rocked this summer, but Maia, Shelby and Tara caught our attention with their raddest moments. Thanks for all the amazing submissions! Glad to see so many of you living it up and making yourself some unforgettable memories. Seriously, it was really hard to pick just three. Keep checking in with us on the good ol’ blog, facebook, and instagram for more contests, fun & funk! xoxo..

–Alison, Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator

 

MissKL & ONeill Girls #RaddestSummer Winners!

Maia Kamehiro-Stockwell, Santa Cruz

“Bring me back to Mexico, missing these waves”

 This summer I went on a surf trip with a bunch of my friends and my surf club adviser (who is also our math teacher) to Baja! We went to a bunch of local breaks on the East Cape, but this one photo was taken at Destiladeras, which was definitely my favorite wave. My teacher brought along his friend, Larry Hammerness, a local photographer, who took a ton of pictures of my friends and I, and this was in the bunch! I was so glad that he was there to capture the raddest moment of my summer!

Photo©LarryHammerness

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MissKL & ONeill Girls #RaddestSummer Winners!

Shelby Lott, North Carolina

“Getting my play on #RockyKnob”

 This shot was taken at Rocky Knob Terrain Park in Boone, North Carolina, I was out with my boyfriend and bros hitting some of the downhill mountain bike trails and jumps. Muddy, awesome day!

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MissKL & ONeill Girls #RaddestSummer Winners!

Tara Smith, New Jersey

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to #crowdsurf”

 This was at a Foo Fighters concert during my favorite song “Ever Long”.  I was wearing a knee brace because I hurt my knee surfing two days before the show. I wanted to get closer to the band so I had the crowd lift me up! Haha needless to say when my mom saw this that picture was taken right after my injury, she was not happy!

 

Sep.10.2013    News · Womens    Comment

#KianasONeillAdventure- Letters from Kiana Ch7!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

I can’t believe my trip is almost over! I took a look outside and the weather was perfect. I grabbed Meg and ran to the beach. I wanted to get a jump start on her lesson, so we got two longboards and made our way to the sand.

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

We threw down our boards and the lesson began. I made sure to tell her to keep her knees compressed and not to look down! The key is to look forward.

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

 It was time to hit the warm tropical Costa Rican ocean!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

I lead her out and talked her through paddling. First wave… here we go!  I pushed her in and was hoping she remembered what I taught her on the beach.  Go Meg!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

Wipeout! But I spy a smile!

After a few waves, Meg and I came back in for a coco break! Fresh coconuts? Yes, please! I absolutely love coconut water. It’s delicious and so good for you too!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

After the quick break, it was my turn to surf! Wohoo!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

Now that we got some surfing time in, it was time for the sunset cruise! We drove over to the docks and low and behold… the most amazing catamaran..the Tsunami!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

As we sailed into the sunset, we saw tons of dolphins (my absolute favorite) and even a humpback whale!  It was so awesome and exciting.

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

Seeing the whales and dolphins jump to and fro made us thirsty for an adventure! So, we stopped the boat and did what I do best: Adventure!

Ready..set..jump!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

What a great evening. We knew stepping off that boat we made lifelong friends.

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

That’s Heidi from Shape Magazine!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

It has been such an amazing journey I couldn’t believe it was ending.

The next day we had one more day to surf! So excited!

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

Today, we had a few local surfers help the rest of the group. I took Meg on one last ride. Ready…set… yay! She got to her knees!

It was so exciting sharing my passion with someone. Teaching Meg and showing her why I love the ocean was priceless.

#KianasONeillAdventure  Letters from Kiana Ch7!

As we headed back to the hotel, it was time to say good-bye. It was such a bittersweet moment. I made such great friends and learned and experienced so much from this beautiful country.  I was going to miss Costa Rica so much, but it was time to start my next adventure: college!

Thank you so much Contiki, O’Neill, Shape Magazine and my new friends for an amazing journey!

Until next time amigos!

Xoxo..

Kiana

Reflection of the trip:

Overall this trip was epic, amazing, thrilling and memorable. I met so many amazing people and experienced such a vibrant culture here in Costa Rica. I am absolutely in love with this country! It is so beautiful and filled with adventure. I tasted, seen, experienced and did so many new, crazy, and awesome things.

One of the many things I admired in Costa Rica was their respect and love for the land. They are so Eco friendly and strive to make this world a cleaner place. They recycle EVERYTHING. I hope America can one day learn from Costa Rica to not be as wasteful and strive to keep this earth healthy.

Another admirable Costa Rican characteristic is their “Pura Vida” lifestyle – pure life, happy life, simple and positive living.

Hope you enjoyed my blog! I’m so glad I was able to share my experience with you!

Thanks again!

K

Sep.6.2013    News · Team · Womens    Comment

O’Neill Girl of the Month WINNER!

ONeill Girl of the Month WINNER!

Meet Kenzie… A soccer playing, down to earth, adventurous surfer who loves to snow, long and wakeboard!

Congratulations on being this month’s O’Neill Girl!

Want to be the next O’Neill Girl? Enter here.

Sep.5.2013    News · Womens    1 Comment

We <3 French Cassette’s!

We <3 French Cassettes!

You heard them on our Fall 2013 vibe video and if you’re in the Nor Cal area, you’ve probably sang and danced to their “infectious melodies with booty-shaking rhythm, in the style of big slappin’ beats,” as they like to say.

Don’t miss The French Cassette’s when they come to a venue near you! Check out their upcoming tour dates:
Sept. 12 @ Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Sept. 14 @ Rock Make Festival, SF
Sept. 19 @ Fat Cat, Modesto CA
Sept. 28 @ Amnesia, SF and every Tuesday in November: Nov. 5,12,19,26

Sep.3.2013    News · Womens    Comment