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In the kitchen: vegan peanut butter cups

Better than Reese’s & they aren’t bad for you. The perfect indulgence, just …

Better than Reese’s & they aren’t bad for you. The perfect indulgence, just in time for Halloween. Recipe from Alicia Silverstone’s book, The Kind Diet.

Recipes

In the kitchen: sparkly gold pancakes

I made these pancakes with the boyfriend on my birthday using the Williams-Sonoma …

I made these pancakes with the boyfriend on my birthday using the Williams-Sonoma ebelskiver pan {thank you, Nicole!}, ebelskiver mix, gold shimmering sugar, turning tools & Dr. Oetker organic frosting {purchased at whole foods}. Melt a little earth balance orĀ  butter in each pancake well of the pancake pan. Spoon …

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MY photography featured on Glitter Guide!

I had the pleasure of shooting my friend Alaina of Live Creating Yourself …

I had the pleasure of shooting my friend Alaina of Live Creating Yourself for Glitter Guide. This was favorite shoot to date. Alaina and her apartment are both so cute + she’s really fun! I have never laughed to hard during a shoot. Pretty girl + pretty apartment + lots …

Travel

the best of Los Angeles

It’s about time I devoted a post to the place I called home …

It’s about time I devoted a post to the place I called home for most of my life. While I prefer life in Chicago over LA, it’s still a fun place to visit. There is lots to see and do. Here are some of my favorite places to eat, shop …

Life Lately

2010. A year in review.

2010 was a big year for me. I took a leap of faith …

2010 was a big year for me. I took a leap of faith and left LA for Chicago in search of a better life. I have met some wonderful people & have fallen for this new city that I now call home. While I do see new year’s as just …

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In the kitchen: S’mores Cupcakes

On Wednesday night I finally decided on a recipe for Thursday’s recipe exchange …

On Wednesday night I finally decided on a recipe for Thursday’s recipe exchange party. I would make s’mores cupcakes. I figured that anything combining s’mores & cupcakes had to be good, and the recipe required a kitchen torch. Done. You should know that I have always wanted a kitchen torch, …

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Oprah.

My new friend Crystal and I went to the Oprah show today. Sadly, …

My new friend Crystal and I went to the Oprah show today. Sadly, cameras are not allowed inside, so I cannot share any photos of the studio or fabulous guests with you. But let me tell you…it was awesome! The studio. Ready for this?! There were 370 people in the …

Life Lately

Happy New Year

I can’t believe it’s 2010. Time is flying by, isn’t it?! This will …

I can’t believe it’s 2010. Time is flying by, isn’t it?! This will be the year of my 10 year high school reunion {I’m so old!}. And no, I will not be going. I feel like 2009 was so much better than 2008. I am not sure what it was, …

Travel

Things I loved about Chicago

While I loved Nashville, I really loved Chicago. Here are some of my …

While I loved Nashville, I really loved Chicago. Here are some of my favorite things about Chi-town. You can walk everywhere, and there is so much to see! One minute you feel like you’re in a big city, but you hop on the train and a few minutes later, you’re …

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Chicago. Day 3.

We hopped in a cab and headed to breakfast at Yolk. If you’re …

We hopped in a cab and headed to breakfast at Yolk. If you’re in Chicago, I highly recommend that you stop by for a great breakfast. After breakfast, we headed to Navy Pier. I love how these shots turned out. I don’t like being up high. Kels is really fun.

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Chicago. Day 2.

On Friday {day 2} we visited Lincoln Park, which quickly became my favorite …

On Friday {day 2} we visited Lincoln Park, which quickly became my favorite area of Chicago. Our first stop was breakfast at Toast. Lincoln park is such a charming, eclectic little place. We visited some adorable shops and walked up and down the lovely tree lined streets. Kelsey {who will …

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Chicago. Day 1, part 2. {the bean}

The Bean {aka Cloud Gate} was just as fantastic as I imagined it …

The Bean {aka Cloud Gate} was just as fantastic as I imagined it would be. Kels and I had lots of fun during our little photo shoot. Did I mention that Chicago is absolutely amazing?! Because it really is. And did I mention that the past 11 days completely changed …

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