Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

The Final Straw.

 

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“just say no”

So, as we’ve already discussed… I’ve been a little lot bummed about the election. I kinda can’t shake it, and all I can think about is what I can do to make a difference. Not regarding the results, but regarding the state, and the future of our country.

I’m hoping and praying that if any good is to come of this, it’s that more people are going to get up, get out, get involved, and make a stand for what they hold dear to them. So that’s what I’m going to do, little by little, one day, one step at a time.… Read More

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Big Basin Winery

So… I’ve rarely gotten political on here, and I rarely will… but boy oh boy did last week send me on an emotional roller coaster ride, as I know it did for so many.

Without getting too into it, I was less than pleased with the results. Let me re-phrase that. I was absolutely TERRIFIED by the results. Let’s just say I had my pantsuit on and I was ready to party, instead, the night ended with my friends and I in tears, holding each other, and fearful of what the next day, and the next four years would hold.

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Needless to say, it’s been a rough week… but it’s also been amazing in many ways.… Read More

& we’re back…

SAN FRANCISCO INNER SUNSET UCSF COBBLESTONE BRICK ROAD SF

Oh, hey 👋🏻. It’s been a minute. Between moving, weddings, traveling, and some super exciting projects in the works… I had to take a little LOA from blog life. But, I’m back… and better than ever. Well <– maybe not that last part, but I’m back nonetheless.

I’m excited to give you guys a peek into my new life in San Francisco. What I’m doing, where I’m shopping, what I’m eating, and all that good stuff.

So, what do you guys want to see more of, less of, none of (lol). Tell, tell.… Read More

Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Burger


Um. I just died and went to vegan heaven! It’s one of those days when I really felt like cooking a super tasty lunch, but was too lazy to go to the market. So, I raised my kitchen for ingreds and adapted a recipe for a homemade black bean burger. Not only is this going to be on constant rotation in my house, but it only took about 10 minutes from top to bottom. And the best part is it’s totally allergen friendly! Gluten free, nut free, dairy free, egg free, vegan. I want to apologize in advance, I’m not much of a measurer when it comes to cooking.… Read More

Bananas over chocolate!


Brrr. It’s kind of gloomy out this morning. You probably know I start every day with a protein smoothie no matter what… but today o was craving something warm and comforting. I wanted to make sure to start my day with my usual 20 grams of vegan protein, so I played around in the kitchen and whipped up this masterpiece. OH MY GOSH! So good! Tastes like warm chocolate banana nut bread… only it’s vegan, paleo, gluten free, and has no added sugar. This recipe will definitely be on repeat!

Ingredients:

– 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
– 2 scoops Arbonne chocolate protein powder
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 dash pink Himalayan salt
– 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Instructions:

– whisk together all ingredients (leave out oats) in sauce pan
– heat on medium heat for 3 minutes
– add gluten free oats and combine
– continue heating another 5 minutes or until desired consistency
– serve warm and top off with 1/2 banana and scoop of nut butter (I’m obsessed with Nuttzo Power Fuel seven seed & nut butter.Read More