Happy Weekend, Loves

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What happens when we make promises? We randomly get super busy. That’s what happened to my updates lovelies. Mostly it’s been me trying to get some professional aspects a-going, which has been a bit of an up-and-down sorta’ ordeal. Seeing I haven’t updated much of my current life lately, I am now working as a Medical Aesthetician for a wellness spa. Of course, as of right now I’m also helping with the website, social media, and things of that nature seeing as it is a new place trying to get their feet on the ground. I’m clearly a product junkie so working there will definitely be equal parts like a candy store in my eyes. If I find any goodies in the lines we carry, you know I’ll be sharing them with you guys ;). The downside is I’m driving a good bit to get there (45 mins…eh), but as I know- life comes with a good bit of balance, whether good or not so good. Continue reading “Happy Weekend, Loves”

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Saturday Mornings: Food & Fashion.

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{raga animal print sweater}

Many moments I’ve found myself in lately have been ‘catastrophically awesome’. I believe this is going to be a new term with a serious phase in front of it. What exactly do I mean? Well, it means that is pretty much the feeling that goes hand-in-hand with your 20s. I’ve found myself here and there, worried about things we simply shouldn’t worry about, because they will happen one way or another. However, trying to keep little spaces in my day where I’m doing tiny things to try and cohesively mend whatever is bothering me has seemed to help a lot. Like taking a few moments to flip through a magazine, or devote time to particular projects I’m working on, looking through recipes I’d like to try out, start a new DIY project, etc. Last week, I even re-purposed a book solely for the purpose of ‘writing to the Universe.’ Why yes, my loves, it does sound a bit crazy. However, I highly recommend trying it out. Mostly because after I’ve been doing it I feel like things have been smoothing themselves out all in the presence of good vibes and karma. Who knows? Maybe the Universe is indeed listening to us if we just say what we’re thinking, and direct it its’ way. I’ve really been on this Eat, Pray, Love (like with this article I just finished, Eat, Pray, Love Intentionally) kick lately. But hey, if things end up being ‘catastrophically awesome’…I’ll take it. 

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In other realms of life, you can see, above, this Saturday has been consistent with Blackberry Muffin Cakes, coffee, and unintentional matching of Nordstrom Anniversary finds. Food & fashion, true loves. The link to my (on sale) sweater is above, and it’s the softest most amazing sweater to perhaps ever grace the earth. I love it. Plus the print was too wonderful not to dream of wearing it everyday, even in the middle of summer. Bless me. Anyhow, this morning I grabbed some of summer’s prettiest Blackberries from the farmer’s market and decided to whip up mini blackberry cakes…which ended up being mostly blueberry/half blackberry. But whatever. The Blackberries were prettier and stole the show. I included my gluten-free recipe to them, below. I have a real love affair with blueberry muffins, so I wanted the classic to be the base, but with added blackberries for a pretty summer dessert that incorporated the best of both worlds. I like the idea of mini cakes mostly because it feels a little more dangerous than regular muffins- yet these are pretty much guilt-free. Feel free to play with this recipe as much as you like, as always. Hope you’re having a lovely, calm, de-stressed, Saturday. xoxo.

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mini blackberry cakes

ingredients

1 3/4 cup of brown rice flour 

1 cup of naturally sweetened vanilla almond milk

2 eggs 

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup of grapeseed oil (I eyed it, so tread lightly with the oil)

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar 

1 tbsp. agave syrup 

1 cup blueberries (mine were frozen, I’m a cheat)

1/2 cup farmer’s market blackberries

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brown rice flour, almond milk, eggs, and grapeseed oil. After broken down, add all sugar- agave and coconut palm, and your baking powder. Next, carefully fold in your berries so they stay whole and do not break apart in your batter. Pour into your pan (I used my tart pan for the ‘cake’ vibe.) Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite Nordstrom anniversary sweater, of course. 

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Take Control of Your Culture, With Love.

Image Well, for starters, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Mine was mostly here and there, although I did have one too many extra dirty martinis on Saturday night, which ended up with me consumed and doomed to my bed most of Sunday. Eh, on the other hand I watched a lot of good movies (i.e…Despicable Me is my pick for the most hilarious movie. EVER.) Maybe you agree? I might have laughed a little too hard to be twenty three years old, but whatever.

Anyhow, on to other exciting news as of late. So, a couple of us 20somethings decided to start up a website devoted to our generation- or as I like to call it ‘gen’ Y’. There, you will find an array of hilarious, real life, accounted for stories (from fashion and love- to lifestyle and politics) about the wanders of being in your 20s, and all the in-between. So, of course I would love the support of you dears, and would love to share my, and the other amazing writers, works with you over at 20some! It’s a pretty sweet site and entangled in truly allowing us a space that we can go to and share our thoughts on the world. We don’t want to be just a bunch of writers stating our opinion about our generation- we want it to be a space where we all (i.e. you) just hang out, chat, and speak our mind. So come hang out with us, share us, chat with us, and get involved! Also, we are always looking for people in our generation that would like a chance to contribute to the site (artists, writers, singers, songwriters, sports enthusiasts, designers, dreamers, lovers, etc.), so feel free to email me at the address below if you would like to submit something, I’ll pass it over to our content director!

Feel free to leave me a comment on here if you have any questions as well! xoxo. Image

 p.s…here are a few of my links you may want to check out:

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{Why We Love to Sugarcoat Love}

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 {To Brooklyn, With Love}

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{10 Reasons He Doesn’t Have a Girlfriend -ladies, you’ll laugh at this one}

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 {Friendship in our 20s}