Why hello there!
I like you guys a lot. A whole lot….just in case you didn’t know. I feel like we all would be such great real-life friends! Is it weird that I’ve met the majority of my friends on the internet? kinda maybe don’t answer that.
I love writing these posts because hopefully they give you more of a glimpse of the girl behind the laptop screen. Recipes are fun, but sometimes you just need a dose of real-life…you know? Hopefully you take away that from this post.
On that note, here’s some stuff I’m really loving now (all photos taken by iphone)!
I snapped this photo last night seconds after coming through the door after a yoga class. I don’t want to know if it’s normal or not to think about margaritas all throughout savasana, but it happened and I’m sure it won’t be the last time. So many of you asked for the exact recipe of the strawberry rhubarb margaritas I kept waxing so eloquently about last week so here it is (to serve one):
2 oz tequila, 1 oz triple sec, juice of 1 lime, 1.5 oz strawberry rhubarb simple syrup. To make, mix all ingredients together and shake well over ice. Serve with lime or strawberry wedges and enjoy every.last.sip.
ps- I’m currently drinking this as I write this blog post so if things start to fall apart at the end, you’ll know why.
pps- are you still technically “drinking alone” if your cat is curled up next to you? I told my mom you’re not.
Pho! This is an oldie but a goodie and something I’m loving right now after that killer sinus infection last week. Sinus infection + allergies in Sonoma county = the need for gallons of pho. If this soup doesn’t make you feel better, you definitely need to see a doctor.
Soooooooooo, I just learned yesterday that next month I’ll be traveling down to Southern California for The American Library Association’s annual convention and that I have to give a fifteen minute speech introducing myself and my new book to about 300 librarians.
Needless to say, I’m already sweating.
If you’re a librarian and you’re going….I love you and I apologize in advance for any awkward body language, laughs and long pauses in my presentation.
That all being said, I found this dress at Banana Republic on sale from $140 to $30 and think it’s perfect for the event. I’m also thinking it needs a bright belt though…any ideas?
Last week, I had the pleasure of having lunch in the city with Tracy! She’s amazing. We chatted for over two hours and ate lots of kale salad. Her blog inspires me in so many ways…and have you heard her and Joy’s podcast??! It will make your day.
Along with the rest of the world, I’m loving bright skinny jeans right now. These are from a local store here, but you can find similar jeans here. I wore them to a cookbook event last week with nude pumps, a navy top and a blazer.
This creamy blush came in last month’s Birchbox and I just love it!! It doesn’t make me break out and is great also on your lips. The color is very warm and neutral—it just gives you that little sun-kissed glow.
David’s Tea was totally a winning Pinterest find (I fell in love with a pinned image of their glass travel mug!). Since then, I have gone and ordered a handful of their teas and this “organic cream of earl grey” is my absolute favorite. I love, love, LOVE this tea. I drink it every day, sweetened with a little bit of simple syrup, and just ordered my second bag last night. There’s obviously no real cream in this tea, but it smells and tastes like a very vanilla version of traditional earl grey tea. I also drink their mother’s little helper herbal tea every night before bed and love bear trap iced during yoga.
Any tea company that makes an ice cream cake and birthday cake flavored tea is a favorite of mine…and totally worth the Canadian shipment!
That’s about it! I’ll write another post later on about what I’ve been reading lately because it’s good stuff and deserves a post by itself.
Have a lovely Tuesday!