Friday, January 30, 2015


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Children's Lit Reading List

There are some gorgeous children's books on the market I can't wait to get my hands on and read to little A. Hoping we can find some of them at the library soon!

Julia Child by Kyo Maclear

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blog Crush: Robot Lemonade

I found Robot Lemonade through Pinterest, looking for pudding recipes. I made the warm coconut nutmeg pudding and it was delightful...check out their gorgeous collection of recipes. The pictures are amazing and so inspiring. I can't wait to make more!

lavender panna cotta

pecan & rum loaf cake with goat cheese frosting

pumpkin soup with toasted coconut and cinnamon

Monday, January 19, 2015

Raw Vegan 3-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

From our strawberry picking this weekend we have quite a few strawberries to use up. I've been craving fudge lately and yummy recipe can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.

Raw Vegan 3-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

1 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, stems and leaves removed
1 1/4 cup coconut butter
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons maple syrup

In a food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until smooth. Spread in the bottom of a 8x8 pan. Chill in freezer for 30 min, then move to the fridge for another 3-4 hours. Cut into squares or use your favorite cookie cutters! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

a photo an hour

We had a great time picking strawberries, going to lunch and hanging out at the playground with our friends today. Here is a little peek of "a day in the life":

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
2:00 pm

3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Friday, January 16, 2015

Artist Love

I am loving the dreamy, moody photos taken by Rachel Bellinsky. Her series of pets in windows, entitled fishbowl is wonderful.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Product Review: Root Veggie Burger

While grocery shopping earlier this week I noticed Hilary's Eat Well Root Veggie burgers on the shelf of the frozen aisle. I've tried other "burgers" before but usually ended up turned off by one or more of the ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised when I checked the ingredient list on these. Organic veggies, millet, coconut oil and a few other simple ingredients is all! Today I made one for lunch and just tried it plain without a bun or any condiments so I could get a true sense of the taste. It was delicious! So good, in fact, that I had to make the second one haha... I added some spicy brown mustard to that one as you can see and it went together well with the root veggies. I recommend these for a quick, clean-eating, unique lunch option. There are other varieties as well, next time I'm at the store I plan on picking up the Hemp & Greens variety. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Shop Update

So I normally don't post two shop updates in one week, but I was so excited to get the new Herkimer diamonds in yesterday, I got started making jewelry and couldn't stop! Here are the new additions:

I've also marked down some things recently to make way for all the new items I'm adding, be sure to check out the sale section!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meal (and dessert!) Inspiration

Pinterest has pretty much completely replaced all of my cookbooks...It makes meal planning SO much easier..with a plethora of recipes for every type of cuisine imaginable and gorgeous photos of them all, I've gone from uninspired to having so many options I don't know what to do with myself, ha! Here is a roundup of recipes I can't wait to try:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Vegan Copycat Cafe Angelina Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite stops in Paris last spring was Cafe Angelina. I think I've mentioned before on here that their hot chocolate was the best. ever. I had to recreate it at home. And I wanted it to be vegan because while tasty, heavy cream isn't exactly healthful. This recipe is super simple with only two ingredients and can be made in less than 10 minutes. It's thick and rich, and full of healthy fats from the coconut milk. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Heat Wave - What I Wore

I was really hoping a cold front would come through since, you know, it is January...but alas, it was nearly 80 degrees today. Oh well, I got to wear my new dress from UO much earlier than expected haha. We took a nature walk in the afternoon and watched the sun set and the moon rise. How I love being outdoors!