That’s a Wrap!

healthy bfast

I’ve slowly started to get back in the habit of blogging, and it is such a happy feeling. While I never stop thinking of ideas or brainstorming for posts, making the time to actually sit down and write them (let alone cook, bake, photograph, edit, etc.) has been a little harder to accomplish. I promise you I am working on this. I can’t believe that when I started this blog and was in college I published a post every single day. Whew!

This week I saw Captain America, and it was great. It was funny, action-packed, emotional, and it, as usual, left a great cliffhanger for the next movie. I randomly watched the first Captain America movie last fall and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Maybe that’s why I was so eager to see this one. I have caught up on all of my shows…just as the season finales are airing. I hate waiting for the next season to find out what happens.

I am on the hunt for healthier recipes, mainly to balance out all of the sugar-loaded desserts I bake. If you know of any good quinoa or chickpea recipes, please let me know! I’d love to hear your recommendations. For now, let’s wrap up the week with a recap…

* Attempted making a healthy breakfast (quinoa, coconut, cinnamon & honey), but I think I’m going to need more practice with quinoa.  [photo above]

* Excited for Ina Garten’s book to come out at the end of October!

* Meg Ryan‘s big comeback?

* The life of a sourdough apprentice.

* Girl Scout cookies & wine? Um, yes please.

* Can’t wait any longer for this movie to come out! It is currently set for a July 2014 release date.

* Key and Peele make me laugh hard, too.

* This cinnamon and vanilla cashew milk looks super refreshing.

* Now You’re Cooking. Simply stunning visuals.

Have a wonderful weekend!

{Photo by Lauren}

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That’s a Wrap!

Happy Friday! Wrapping up the week with a recap…

· My friend generously surprised me with sushi sticky notes [1st photo]. They’re so cute! Check out this adorable sushi cosmetics case…I feel a trend coming on.

· This blackberry sage cooler looks like the perfect drink for these 100 degree days. Is it not September?

· While in Chicago last weekend, I appropriately indulged in a deep dish pizza from Pizzeria Uno for the first time ever. It was seriously filling [2nd photo].

· There are so many great movies coming out this fall. I’m particularly excited to see Liberal Arts. Elizabeth Olsen meets How I Met Your Mother. Kind of.

· Candy in a corner…I now know what I’m doing with that lonely looking corner in my room [3rd photo].

· Met Chef Anne Burrell at the closing party of Charlie Trotter’s - a well-known restaurant in Chicago [4th photo].

Have a relaxing weekend!

{photos by lauren}

Cutest Couples On TV

› Penny and Leonard from The Big Bang Theory - it’s always a great day when the nerd gets the girl

There are so many great television shows this season. From 30 Rock to Revenge to Breaking Bad, TV is dominating. Within each show, the couples often change from season to season while some couples last a long time. Couples have gotten back together and new characters have been introduced. It is always entertaining watching two people find their way to one another, obstacles and frustrations included. In my opinion, these are some of the cutest couples on television right now.

› Emily and Daniel from Revenge – because revenge never tasted so sweet

› Rachel and Finn from Glee - this singing duo hits all the right notes (hah)

› Nick and Julia from New Girl – they’re sassy together

› Liz Lemon and Criss - if they can survive Ikea, they can survive anything!

› Marshmallow and Lilypad from How I Met Your Mother - just their nicknames alone are too adorable

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Friday’s Features

It has been a busy week, once again, full of meetings and work. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. The workload has significantly increased and at the same time there are some great movies coming out, but that just helps me work ahead and manage my time even better. Have a wonderful, relaxing (or productive) weekend, and to wrap up the week, here’s what I’ve been watching and craving.

♥ Starbucks coffee…for when the days seem to feel long and never-ending

♥ Trailer for My Week with Marilyn

♥ How I Met Your Mother (One of the many shows I wish were on every night of the week)

♥ More birthday cake!

♥ Halloween pancake molds

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