California Grown Survey

Remember the time I received pears directly from a California Farmer? and I made delicious Pear Muffins with it? Well, I am working again with California Grown, they are a nonprofit organization that works to get the word out about local, California-grown produce and flowers, to understand what is important to Californians like me. I’m helping […]

{Recipe} Vegan Jambalaya

The heat of summer is officially here. I come home from work and the first thing I do is open all the windows and screen doors. I like to air out the house and make sure the cold air flows in and out. I do this even before I put my purse down. It’s a […]

Friday Faves {06.22.12}

One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to have an online journal that I can look back years from now and be reminded of the things I did, foods I ate and places I went. I’ve always enjoyed reading other blog posts that were similar to a journal entry. I enjoy […]

Weekend Recap and What I’ve Been Eating

 This weekend, Chris and I, visited my parents house to watch boxing. Our family is a big boxing fan and we especially are a big fan of Manny Pacquiao. When we arrived, everyone was still watching the NBA finals, so my niece and I had plenty of time to goofed around. I found her wearing […]

My Favorite {Beauty Products} for Summer

Thanks to Walgreens for underwriting this post. I was paid as a member of the Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all mine. Visit ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now that summer is here, it’s time for me to switch to my summer beauty routine. Being in SoCal, we are lucky to have summer weather for most […]

Recipe – Broccoli Quinoa Pilaf

I love cooking dishes that are considered “one-pot meals”. I like eating from a bowl and eating all the nutritious ingredients all mixed together. Food doesn’t have to be pretty, they just have to be nutritious. I call a meal-in-a-bowl “rustic”. One of my Sunday food-prep is to cook a pot of quinoa to eat […]

New Salad Flavors – BJ’s Restaurant

My friend Lizelle was in town recently and we got to hangout and meet-up for dinner with the rest of our circle of friends. Even if we haven’t each other for awhile, we always just seem to pick-up where we left off….I haven’t seen her since my bridal shower last year. I’m really grateful for […]

Summer Manifesto – Live Life Outside

I really look forward to Summer. I feel my best in the Summer.  I love the freshness it brings. I love all the bright colors and the long days. I’m more cheerful and the little things excite me. What a great way to get excited for the summer…. by putting my intentions on paper my […]

May Highlights – Newly Wed No More

I can’t believe it’s already June. I’m looking forward to so many fun things this summer. For me, summer has already started. I usually feel like it’s summer right around Memorial Day holiday weekend. Here are the highlights from May (pictures on my phone). A collage I can look back to and see what happened […]