What makes me smile

Back in 2009 the boy traveled faraway to a fun festie that will remain in infamy...and will always make my whole body smile.  Love John Butler Trio!


Jewel Tones

So goood!  In high school, I was jokingly referred to as "The Girl Who Almost Died for a Jewel Song".  This Jewel song to be exact.  Driving up the Taconic in my maroon 1988 Chevy Celebrity Station Wagon, on a sunny Saturday afternoon, having just gotten my license.  Auto shuffling through the radio stations, I lost control of the car attempting to get back to the station that this song flashed on.  Thankfully, no damage was had, and I learned a valuable lesson about priorities!  (Also, to just keep the damn cassette in the car, then you can hear it whenever you want!)


Tiny Furniture

Last night was devoted to all things Lena Dunham.  I watched the second half of the season 1 of Girls, and then proceeded to check out her first feature film, Tiny Furniture.  The plight of the early 20 something proceeded to then invade my dreams.  Woke up inspired to write and paint and cook and fall in love.



Working my way through the HBO show Girls, and it just reminds me that I'm not 24 anymore.

The website lied.  Peach Detox does NOT taste better than Berry Detox.

I had a text convo tonight with a boy about food that in the end felt like text sex.

I've been burning a cranberry orange candle for going on 24 hours, and it's starting to make me nauseous.   But it's burnt down so far that if I blow it out, I'll never be able to fit my hand that far down in to relight it.

I dyed my hair for the 4th time in 2 weeks today in what appears to be becoming a futile attempt to get my hair color back to blonde.

I said I'm reading a biography of John Lennon, but really I stopped two weeks ago and have been reading Kristen Johnston's bio Guts instead. 

I spent an hour tonight on a tumblr called Hippy Girls.


Smooth Vibrations

Every morning after my ridiculously hot shower, I slather myself in my newest batch of whipped Shea butter and head downstairs to load up the blender with bananas, vanilla flavored soy or hemp milk, my micro greens, flax meal, coconut oil, and whatever other fruits I may find laying around that strike my fancy.  Three nights ago I made my very favorite mashed sweet potatoes with orange juice and bit of brown sugar, and seeing as I am the only person living in my house who has this unbridled sweet potato addiction, the large pot has sat mostly untouched.  Trying to figure out what to do with all these sweet potatoes that nobody wants to eat, a little bell went off! 
I've been reading so much about pumpkin smoothies these days...why not sweet potato?  But would it be weird with vanilla?  Who knows.  Banana?  So I set out with my work horse of a blender, my pre-mashed sweet potatoes, Very Vanilla Soy milk, some flax meal, and in the end threw in some frozen mango chunks, just in case.  It took some coxing, but eventually it all smoothed out into a velvety, thick concoction. 
I'm not going to lie, that first sip with a bit questionable.  It's sweet potatoes...but it's not.  It's thanksgiving....but I'm drinking it.  Half way through my 16oz my mind is made up.  This is friggin' fantastic!!!  Such a nice change up from my daily banana/blueberry/kiwi...blah blah blah...and without the addition of ice, its not so teeth numbing, especially in these single digit temps we're having right now.
Love learning new things every day!


Living in high speed

I've been in overdrive the last few weeks.  Health kicks, love struck, inspired by all of these fantastic materials I've found to mix together into creams and scrubs.  Spending every morning perfecting my new smoothie habit, and watching it evolve with each new article I read or fun element I find at the health food store.  I spend my nights whipping up batches of Shea butter that smell like cupcakes, or meeting my cute interesting guy for a bottle of wine in a dark candlelit corner.  Settling into hermit-ude for the first few months of winter has reawakened me.  And it feels perfect!


Good Morning 2013!

Waking up to face a new year, hangover free for the first time in 11 years.  What a difference time can make!

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