Hey there! Happy mid-January! Last weekend Ricky and spent the holiday weekend driving up and down the coast in Big Sur. I've lived the majority of my life in California and have never made it to Big Sur before. Boy, am I an idiot. Truth be told, I think Big Sur may be the most beautiful place in all of California. Yep! I said it! Have any of you been? If not, throw it on your travel bucket list. If you love road trips, striking blue water, nature, and a slow pace, you'll fal
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Yes, I know, I'm 4 days late. I don't know about you, but man am I looking forward to 2018! I'm a sucker for a good fresh start, and I have a great feeling that 2018 is going to be the best one yet. That may sound cheesy and optimistic, but I don't even care. You've got to exude positivity if you want it in your life, right?? Is anyone else starting off 2018 with some health and wellness goals? By no means do I think it's necessary to begin every year with a n
This past Easter my mom decided, despite me being 26 years old, that I deserved an Easter basket. From the outside, this basket looked like it was made for a 5 year old - bright yellow basket decorated with colorful Easter bunnies and flowers with pink shredded plastic on the bottom holding up the goodies inside. I half expected a basket full of candy, but much to my surprise, this basket was full of adult goodies (that sounds dirty...I promise it's not). I opened the basket
The other morning I woke and said to myself, "I'm going to make a salad." What?!... I knew that by starting the Whole30 there would come a day where I could no longer stomach scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, and avocado (my go-to). However, I didn't exactly think that would manifest in the makings of an impromptu breakfast salad. I guess, to be honest, impromptu is a bit of a lie. When I first started the Whole30, I had been craving a true BLT and thought I'd try my hand at a
Guys. I'm about halfway through my first Whole30... Hallelujah! For the last several days I had been day dreaming about what my "post completion, I did this, go me" meal should be. I'm a lover of all carbs and cheese, but for the life of me I couldn't settle on a meal. The savory breakfast sandwich from Huckleberry? A rice-filled poke bowl from Spinfish? My favorite veggie burger (with bun, thanks!) from Nick's? And then I woke up. And I remembered why I wanted to do this in
Guys, if you keep up with me and my blog, this post is going to sound pretty darn redundant. But, you know what? When you're as passionate about breakfast food as I am, who cares? I will always standby the fact that I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, if done right. Meaning, your first meal is loaded with nutrient dense foods, proteins, and complex carbs. In doing so, you will set yourself up for a pretty productive day - both food-wise and energy-wise.