Wednesday, December 21, 2011

the end of a great year

as 2011 comes to an end, i can't help but look back on what a fabulous year it has been. all that i wanted to accomplish was accomplished plus a little extra to make the year sweet. here are some highlights from my 2011:
  • i started this blog and re-fell in love with photography and writing
  • i made 15 waffle breakfasts and 10 french toast breakfasts (give or take)
  • moved in with tay to the westside (and having a blast)
  • adopted my little molly, who i love more than anything
  • planned tay and my first trip to europe
  • was asked to be a bridesmaid in my oldest friend's wedding (and this will be my first wedding!)
  • got promoted at work
  • broke my first bone(s)
  • started a book club
  • quit drinking coffee
  • finally figured out twitter
  • went back to my natural curls (no more straight!)
  • became addicted to yoga
  • did a lot of self-discovery
i look forward to 2012. i'm still compiling my new year's resolution list/goals, but i have some good ones already formulated. i predict this new year to be full of photographs, [good] changes, love and more self discovery

bring it on, 2012!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

tortilla soup

last night was a night for warm soup
and luckily i got off work at a "decent" time (before 7pm!)

so taylor and i put together the yummiest tortilla soup the two of us have ever had
taylor is very partial to houston's tortilla soup their old rendition at least
but he said this recipe is right up there with it
the recipe i used was adapted from a cozy kitchen
but we changed a few things up and added a few extras

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DIY: friendship bracelet

i finally got to making the friendship bracelets i so badly wanted to make last summer
i found a diy on my one of my favorite blogs (honestlywtf) and followed each step

i, unfortunately, couldnt do this little diddy last summer due to a broken hand
but im back in action and can't wait to make more
 its tedious work and it took me a couple of tries to get it right
but im so in love with my new bracelet
i think i'll do another tonigh, maybe get a little more wild with the colors
(i bought some swarovski crystal chain, oOoOoo!)
all products can be found at ornamentea (my new favorite site - i must stop buying!)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

creativity and omelets!

its been a while since a breakfast post
and its been even longer a while since waffle or french toast post
tay and i have been good little beans (yeah i just made that up so don't google it)
and have cut back on the carb overload breakfasts
although they're soooo good, a little holiday break will do us good
so we can enjoy all the other winter treats instead!
so lately breakfasts consist of oatmeal, or omelets, or yogurt and fruit
and not that any of that is boring
it can be just as fun and creative as french toast or waffles!
we recently met a dear friend, kale
and have been on a kale kick ever since
our favorite breakfast at the moment is a 2 egg omelet with 
black trumpet and baby shiitake mushrooms, kale, scallions and queso fresca cheese 
with some fresh squeezed o.j. to compliment (all from the farmers market, of course) 
.... and cholula 

what is your favorite omelet combo?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

on a health kick: salmon tacos

sorry for the crickets
i know i haven't been a good blogger lately, and im deeply sorry!
with christmas around the corner ive been a busy bee
but i did have time to make some yummy salmon tacos with taylor this past sunday for lunch
everything was fresh from the farmers market
the avocado, the cheese, the mushrooms, the peppers, the salmon...
except for the yellow corn tortillas
which we had to go to 3 markets to finally find
we're very particular about our yellow corn toritillas - can ya tell?

happy tuesday!
now go have some tacos