I wrote this same post in the past, and it has been such a hit. Being as obsessed with names as I am, I wanted to follow up with a part 2 – there are plenty more indie and boho names out there, and they are a great addition to part 1 of this post – no repeats! I hope you don’t mind ;)
Hi friends :)
I hope life is good with all of you – nothing crazy going on over here. We’ve been enjoying the quiet of January and getting ready to go to Florida in February. My parents have a place down there, so I am excited for warm weather and to explore Delray, West Palm Beach, and possibly Miami. I hear there are a ton of vegan/plant-based spots, and I’ll surely post about it once I get back. I’m so excited!! If you have any recommendations for me, please don’t hesitate to share in the comments.
Other than that, I thought I would just write a simple post today sharing my usual vegan haul from Trader Joe’s. We go shopping once a week, which has worked for us for years now. It’s one of our favorite things to do together. While I definitely grab some speciality items from TJ’s every once in a while (I mean, they always have new awesome products), we stick to pretty much the basics. I usually come up with some meal ideas beforehand to make sure I grab everything I’ll need for the week.
So, take a look below if you’re interested to see I’m grabbing at the grocery store. I hope it inspires your own shopping list, too!
Hi friends – spent some time on the last day of 2016 by getting my third tattoo – and I’m still swooning.
Ever since I could remember, I’ve felt a strong connection to the whale. To be honest, I think it was the movie Free Willy that did it. I was obsessed as a kid, and ever since then, it was orca and whale everything. I had a whale themed bedroom, a ton of books, went whale watching as often as time and money allowed, and wanted to be a marine biologist. While the marine biologist bit didn’t stick, my connection never faded. I’ve been wanting a tattoo on my forearm for a while now, and I knew that a whale friend would be the perfect addition. I love tattoos, but I am picky and very cautious. But with the whale, I just knew that every time I look at it, I’ll smile. That will never change. They make me so happy.
So friends, meet my spirit animal, Luna. Of course I had to name her. Symbolism is a large part of what I do for a living, so I wrote a quick excerpt of what she means to me.
Taking a little break from all the recipes I have been posting lately and reflecting on the things that have my heart at the moment – from music, food, television, and beyond.
Also, I just have to say… devastated over Carrie Fisher. She was one of my very first heroes to look up to as a little girl. She was a badass woman, and I’ll miss her presence. RIP, my fierce princess. What an inspiration. xx
I love giving gifts. I know that everyone says that, but I reallyyyyyy really love it! I always tend to go overboard, because I can’t help myself. If I see something that someone will love, I have to grab it. Sometimes I will grab something months and months in advance and just hang onto it until a holiday or birthday.
I don’t have too many other vegans in my life (my mom!) but I think it’s fun to think about all the cool stocking stuffers that I’d appreciate as a vegan. A lot of people may not know where to begin when gift shopping for a vegan or vegetarian, so hey… here are some awesome ideas from on veg-head to another. Last minute shoppers, enjoy!
Random facts about myself after the cut – thought this would be a cool way to share some personal and quirky things about myself. I want to get to know you, too… so please share some facts about yourself in the comments. xx
Hi guys :)
I haven’t shared a current digs playlist in a while, so thought I would compile. Life has been really great – talked about a few key points here. The only other thing really on my mind right now is that Joe and I are currently binging That 70’s Show, and it has been making my life. Why does it always take me so long to watch incredible shows? Trying not to be a total couch potato, but it’s hard when it is cold and there’s good tv to be watched.
I hope you enjoy the music, and hope life is wonderful for you. xx
Hi friends :)
I follow a ton of bloggers (big shock, right?) and alway feel inspired by what I read. Most recently, I fell in love with Carrots ‘N’ Cake’s idea of a “coffee date” blog post. Tina basically just shares her coffee order and then discusses life’s happenings. It’s such a cool concept, and I wanted to give it a go – it could be fun, right? I probably won’t do this all the time, but every once in a while may be nice… I like slowing down and just talking outloud about the things weighing on my mind. I hope you guys don’t mind, and hope you’ll jump in and share what is going on in your life in the comment section below.
So here we are – our first internet coffee date. I’m drinking a soy latte! Old picture, but this is my usual order from Mokka Cofeehouse in Newport ;)
Happy Friday! Lots going on lately – Joe’s birthday was yesterday (love!) We’ve also started browsing the market for a new house… in no rush to move, but it is definitely exciting to look around! My brother is coming home SO soon for Thanksgiving. Like I said… lots of things – lots of awesome things. Here’s life lately. xx
Celebrating my husband’s birthday today with a dark chocolate espresso cake. He makes every day brighter.
Dinner at our favorite spot tonight. I’m so looking forward to celebrating this magical human.
I love you, Joe! xx