Sea Salted Caramels

The Oregon coast is truly lovely! I’ve just been for the first time. It reminded me of the East Coast in its slower pace and simplicity. The coast has been talked up since I’ve been here [in Hood River] and it definitely did not disappoint! It was even lovelier with these amazing caramels.   I am…

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8×10 Canvas Giveaway

I’m a dreamer. But I’m not always good at pursuing my dreams. Well I’m dating this really super cute guy that encourages me to pursue my dreams…so here we go! I’ve dreamed for 3 years of selling my Europe photos as canvas prints! So I’m kicking off by giving one away! To enter, visit my…

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons and Free Raw Honey (Paleo/Vegan)

I know, I’ve been a little absent lately. I’ve been completing my final clinical placement of graduate school and studying for the PRAXIS Speech-Language Pathology licensure exam. And today…I PASSED! So let’s celebrate with some macaroons, why don’t we? These would be great for your Easter brunch, lunch or dinner tomorrow! They feature Tropical Traditions…

A Different Kind of Fish and Chips and a Giveaway

This post also could have been titled: Double-dipped Coconut Fish Nuggets and Eggplant Fries I know, fish nuggets and eggplant fries don’t sound like the most delectable dinner you’ve ever had, but I promise this twist on traditional fish and chips is delicious! The best part? You can win the coconut I used as the coating for…

Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Scroll down for more details! Well, by popular demand, I have a chicken curry recipe for you! Though the Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie was a close second, so you’ll be seeing that one, too! So I’m a huge fan of Thai curries and I’m a little picky when it comes to it. I’ve…

Freedom

I apologize if you now have Braveheart scenes and speeches running through your head. Actually, I take that back. I’m not sorry. There’s nothing wrong with a little Braveheart in your heart! Before I go any further, congratulations to Kimberly, winner of the Moisturizing Cream! Check your inbox for instructions on how to get your…

What I’m Loving Now (September)

Cheers, y’all! Something I’ve always enjoyed as I follow other bloggers has been “favorite” posts — the blogger shares all her (or his) favorite things lately. I have found some great products that way (including some listed here)! So here’s what I’m loving now! Topo Chico (pictured above) I was introduced to Topo Chico in…

Austin Adventures and a Giveaway

From the time I moved to Abilene, EVERYONE has told me I need to visit Austin! And two of my favorite people live there, so as soon as I arrived back in Texas I was anxious to get down there. Scott is one of my best friends from Biola! He and his beautiful wife, Elise,…

Give It Away

Whew. What an insane and yet blessed summer. I have been moving non-stop since I arrived in San Diego, two months ago. I’ve completed almost 80 clinical hours, babysat all over San Diego county and had great adventures! One of these days I’ll tell you about all of them. If you follow me on Instagram,…

Dark Chocolate Macadamia Bars (and a giveaway!)

I am just not sure there is anything better than nut butter and chocolate. Maybe the fact that I’m 4.5 weeks away from being done with my first year of grad school! But I feel like that is on another level. Can I tell you real quick that the weather in West Texas is crazy?…