Sunday Catch Up

With what I do for work, it seems like I am always logged into someone else's wordpress account! Today is the day I have logged out of my client's websites and am finally here to catch you guys up on my December. First, I bought the most amazing reindeer Christmas plates from Target. They are … Continue reading Sunday Catch Up

Magic Hour: ATX Pedestrian Bridge

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! After a week of rain and gray skies, I couldn't resist the sunny afternoon that we had yesterday. I grabbed my Nikon and headed downtown with Scott. I have been meaning to take some photos on the pedestrian bridge, which is one of the prettiest spots in Austin. Maybe it's from growing … Continue reading Magic Hour: ATX Pedestrian Bridge

Chicken Tahini Stir-fry

Over the summer, I had a random idea one morning while cooking for my client Rose. I had bought some tahini and some Bragg's amino acids, but didn't really know what to do with either. I came up with this recipe, totally my own creation, that everyone said was crazy. Scott barely wanted to try … Continue reading Chicken Tahini Stir-fry

CURLY HAIR!

I love having curly hair. But as of a week ago, I could only curl it with a straightener. And that is very bad for my hair- my FHI flat iron gets reaaally hot. I've had my eye on the Remington Pearl Curling Wand for a while now. This is how it looks (it comes … Continue reading CURLY HAIR!

Cauliflower Mash & November Update

I always ease back on writing and blogging when I'm having a bad day. And so far, November has been one long bad day. Although today I did manage to get over to Rose's house (my friend and client) and whip her up some garlic mashed potatoes made from nothing but cauliflower. I pulsed the … Continue reading Cauliflower Mash & November Update

LUST LIST: Clothing I Don’t Need

So lately I have been shopping online a lot, which is an unfortunate side effect of not being inspired in my writing this week. I have also been looking at playsuits/rompers perfect for summer days in Hawaii (where I do NOT live), and gratuitously expensive sweaters. Lusting after Macaron inspired make up palettes, and adorable … Continue reading LUST LIST: Clothing I Don’t Need

THROWBACK THURSDAY: 10 Years of Octobers!

I did it. I dug through the endless files of my 300 gig external hard drive (my prized possession, by the way- and one time during a tsunami warning in Hawaii, I threw it in my purse, left my family, and hiked up a mountain...) and found... TEN YEARS of late October photos. There aren't any … Continue reading THROWBACK THURSDAY: 10 Years of Octobers!

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK: My 5 Rules!

This past weekend, I was at the Texas Book Festival. It was my third year attending with my mom. After the first year I went, in 2011 when I saw Sarah Dessen speak, I was so excited and inspired that I started writing what later became my novel Into The Ocean (which you can check … Continue reading HOW TO WRITE A BOOK: My 5 Rules!

LUST LIST: Beauty.

Several random pretty things caught my eye on the internet today! And now... I want them all!!! Almond body rub, Lime Crime nail polish, Pacifica perfume, Lipstick Queen lipsticks, MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo, Bath and Body Works candles, BB cream, Lip tar sample pack, Tokyo Milk perfume sampler, Lime Crime lipsticks...   And also … Continue reading LUST LIST: Beauty.

25 Facts About Me

Hello! Remember this from Facebook? Well, my good friend Rose from This Day Right Now (go follow her!) just posted one of these, and I was reminded of how efficiently you get to know someone through it. I never did one of these when they were big on FB, and I've always loved lists, so … Continue reading 25 Facts About Me

QUOTES BOOK

So for the last four years, I've kept something called "The Quotes Book." Some years I was very neurotic about it, and couldn't have fun at a party unless I was sitting with my notebook, transcribing the hilarious things my friends would say. It's now more of an honor to make the quotes book, since … Continue reading QUOTES BOOK

Florida Trip

About three or four times a year, I fly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and visit my 90-year old grandfather. I stay on the couch at the senior living facility and eat down in the dining room with all of the elderly folk every night. I love it. It's also a Marriott Hotel that they converted … Continue reading Florida Trip