Sure, it looks organized, but little do you know I had to remove about 30 pieces from the clothing rack to get it to look this good.
Alright, spring cleaning time. Obviously I’ll start with the most important sector of my life: my closet. God, I love throwing things away. It’s like a sartorial juice cleanse that just resets your whole wardrobe (slash personal identity), sans the three days of hanger.
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the healthiest of aspiring healthy eaters. I consider cheese to be so important it’s basically its own food group, and gummy life savers are my kryptonite. Another weakness is dark chocolate. I buy those little dark chocolate covered acai or blueberry chunks and continue to mindlessly pop them into my mouth until I feel pre-diabetic.
So in the name of making small beneficial changes in 2016 (the year of “get your shit together”), I decided to research a healthier and richer alternative. One that wouldn’t necessarily be bad for me, but that would also stop my chocolate craving in its tracks with its potency. Needless to say, I found it (otherwise you would find no new blog post today) in the form of these little dark chocolate coins, made from just coconut oil, coco powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup or honey.
Some of you might have noticed on my Instagram that the weekend before last I was in Washington, DC. Sorry for the delay but I’m just getting around to posting the few photos I took now! I had never been to DC to see the cherry blossoms before, so I wanted to walk the monuments and take a look, and oh my, it was crowded! Like midtown NYC during the holiday season crowded. It turns out we didn’t know there was also going to be a kite flying festival and all kinds of other events happening all over that area of the city (I thought it had been the weekend before to be honest). I managed to snap a few photos of the kites and the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial before we decided to move on to the next thing. It was just too crowded to hang around for a long period of time, but I’m glad I got to take a few photos! Check them out below:
Pesto Parmesan Protein Perfection.
I don’t typically have a ton of time to cook dinner on week days after work, so I usually make a large amount of simple ingredients on the weekends, and then keep them in my fridge to heat up and season accordingly for different dinner recipes. Quinoa and chicken are two such ingredients, and they have found their way into everything from southwest style protein bowls to loaded baked potatoes.
But if you’re like me, then eventually you find yourself stuck in a rut, having eaten the same three things for dinner about two months in a row, and that’s no good because then you end up coming home and eating nachos followed by random snacks and cereal three nights in a row in the name of “mixing things up”.
Give me a piece, any piece of clothing, and I will tell you how that piece goes with jeans.
I don’t know what it is but I hate getting dressed and looking too girly, too put together, or too perfect. Maybe it’s because a perfectly put together ensemble emits the illusion that I have my shit together, and because fashion is a way to express who you are and I in fact definitively do not have my shit together, I need to throw the outfit off in some way. And what better way to bring an outfit back down to earth than with denim? It’s the utilitarian fabric that takes pieces that are otherwise reserved for special events, and seamlessly brings them out to the street. A fabric that says “Hey, these shoes may be worth $700 but my girl here got them on sale at The Outnet for 65% off because she’s got street (read: internet sale) smarts. And now we’re gonna run around town in them because they look fly as hell.”
Is it just me or does denim sound a lot like Tom Haverford?