Lent 2019

My God, it has been a long time since I’ve written a blog post! I haven’t forgotten about this blog, in fact, there is an irritating, nagging voice in the back of my mind telling me that I need to write more. FINE. Let’s start by talking about Lent. So sexy. What is Lent? The 40 days…

Vino De California

Oh how I’ve missed you! Let’s get straight to the point of this blog. Pure indulgence of life. 2 weekends ago Matthew and I went on a beautiful 2.5 hour scenic drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to a winery in Los Olivos along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. The morning we set out on…

Weekend Waffles and a rant.

Here is a great rant and recipe to kick of the weekend! I love nothing more than to sleep in with my hubby (7:30am) on a Saturday or Sunday and make my own brunch at home. I don’t like going out for brunch. It’s pretty much the worlds laziest meal, but to me, it just stresses…

Banana Bread with Benefits

I’ve read on the internet somewhere that “lactation cookies” are a thing. This got me curious. What is a lactation cookie? Is it just a regular cookie with a gimmicky name?  WTF does it all mean? Once my friend, Narae, delivered her healthy and beautiful baby girl, I decided it was time to research some…

On Marriage: Thoughts and Ramblings

We said “I Do” on 6/9/13. In three years of marriage we have: lived in 3 different states, earned 2 degrees (1 per) held 5 or so different jobs, owned 3 cars, adopted a cat, drove half way across the country, had many fights, laughed, cried, experienced loss… When I take the time to reflect…

Spring Showers Bring Lemon Cake

This weekend I helped to celebrate my sweet friend Narae’s baby shower! I jumped at the chance to make a cake for this special occasion. I seriously find so much pleasure in planning a cake for any kind of celebration/event. Cakes can be so pretty and I love how they symbolize celebration! It’s not everyday you…

Have some balls.

In an effort to get more protein in my diet, I made a delicious snack. I’ll call them Vegan Protein Power Balls. Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 tbsp natural peanut butter 1 scoop vegan protein powder. I used sprouts vanilla. You could also substitute with whey 1 Flax egg ( 1tbsp flax meal mixed…

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Remember when I mentioned that we are now Costco members? My latest purchase was a HUGE container of coconut oil. It’s organic and unrefined and I couldn’t pass up the price. Now I have to figure out how to use all of it! I don’t plan on consuming it all, and if I start to,…

Beer Braised Chicken

For tonight’s dinner, I made beer braised chicken. It was so easy, it doesn’t even require a recipe. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of my dinner due to poor lighting. I really need to find a way to light my kitchen better. I might need to switch out the bulbs, or perhaps I could take…

Sunday fun day.

I’m cutting it pretty close here, I only have one hour to write and post my daily blog! Today has been a whirlwind day. We started off going to church, and from there we drove downtown for a little adventure. (luckily downtown L.A. is a quick drive from our neighborhood) I’ve been hearing great things…