Treat Yourself Tuesday: Get Active with [Marvelous] Bloggers


Ever since West Elm appeared, I’ve wanted their Parsons table/console. Well, on Sunday, I went to pick it up from a really nice couple.

My house is still a mess after the fumigation so here’s a picture I found online:

Afterwards, I headed to Lorna Jane in Century City to see the lovely Whitney (To Live & Diet in LA) make her vegan pumpkin waffles.

I even made them the next day for my 4-day weekend brunch.

Over at the Santa Monica Lorna Jane, GiGi was making her balls “tight tush truffles.”

I treated myself to a slice of pie (from Whole Foods) and then went home for a shower. I was exhausted and noted that I will never be living in LA. The traffic was horrific!

To top off my Sunday, I had a meeting with my gals over a fundraising event. It was my first online meeting! If you’re in the area, come join us!

Did you have a long weekend or are you at least enjoying a Tuesday off?

MIMM: Cinco de Mayo Housewarming


Because we bought the shirts, we had to wear them again. We headed to Michael’s, an awesome neighborhood bar with friends and some great patrons. I had a couple of beers, which I’m not sure is the best idea when sick. Our team won (and somehow it was louder for the Warriors in the bar than for the local team) but lost the series last night.

Happy Friday! Baron has become less anxious.


I found out that Costco was serving their poke, which is usually only available in Hawaii. Not bad. Still expensive though.


After the Costco run for guac, salsa, chips, and beer, I picked up a Tropical Cooler from Nekter.


Oh and some Dirty Tequila because this was the secret ingredient.


I used a bit of it to make vegan margarita cupcakes.


I got to bust out this thing. 🙂



Those were for the party so I got myself dessert at Joe’s. I was bummed because the soft serve by itself wasn’t actually very good.


I love hosting parties. Here’s the spread. The light made it difficult to get the whole table.


I made margaritas and a grapefruit vodka with sparkling water.


The cupcakes got frosted.


Chips and dips


Ceviche, tortillas, and some of the beers.


Outside: Mexican soda, candy, and implements for beer pong.


I drank too much, got some shitty news, and got pissed off/cried.

Um… it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to?

But everyone forgave me…

WIAW: 75%+ veggies & fruits

Hey y’all! I’m in Austin, Texas right now, but I wanted to post this before I got here. I’ve decided to get super healthy. I’ve always been pretty healthy, but I need to clear out my system.

On Monday, I drank two green juices! I was hungry, but I moved quickly and had lots of energy.

Here’s my green juice dinner – The Greenie from Nekter Juice Bar.

With cauliflower mashed + salt & pepper + a lite string cheese (not pictured)

This was demoed at the grocery store and I read about it in my e-mail from Hungry Girl. Yummy.

I’m hoping to keep this up while here with lots of veggies and less meat. I’m getting protein through powders, which isn’t completely ideal, but my stomach likes it a lot more.

Some veggie snacks to incorporate: carrots (I hate them though), celery, and bell peppers (my favorite).