Best beach in the U.S.? Sure why not!

Best beach in the U.S.? Sure why not!

Have I ever mentioned how much I love where I live? Not my house that I've been spending massive amounts of time in lately, but my town! My beautiful, scenic, touristy, artsy, moderately thriving metropolis of a town.[source][source]I've actually been here since I was 10-years-old. Pathetic that I still live here? Nah, I don't think so. I've been lucky to travel all over the world in my years and I still love the comfort of my hometown. Plus it is so absolutely beautiful and breathtaking, that I … [Read more...]

Some lazy days and beans and greens

Some lazy days and beans and greens

I've been in a bit of a lazy mode this week. It's really easy for me to get like this and sometimes I have to sort of force myself out of my lazy hermit-like shell. Let me explain. Most days, I work from home. Most of my work with my mom's company is doable with my tush plopped right on the couch. And to make matters worse, the two classes I'm taking this summer are online. This week I'm on a tight deadline with some huge projects due early next week, so let's just say I've had a lot of … [Read more...]

Happy Friday! Guest Post!

Happy Friday! Guest Post!

Hey everyone! Today's post is a guest post. After my getaway weekend LAST weekend, I've been super busy playing catch-up with work and summer school this week, and I've been a little negligent in blog land. But thank goodness I asked Michele to put together a guest post for me last week and I can slip back into my busy-bee daily tasks, while still leaving YOU all with something new and exciting to read about. Michele blogs over at The Vegetarian Who Hates Tofu, so go check out her stomping … [Read more...]

Wedding highlights

Wedding highlights

 I had a fabulous time last weekend celebrating my long time best friend's wedding in Wilmington, NC. Wilmington is a beautiful and quaint little town located close to the North Carolina shoreline. The weather was perfect and let's just say our group was only one of many that had gathered to celebrate a wedding that weekend. Here are some pictures and highlights of my trip.Our cute hotel in downtown Wilmington. I roomed with my other girlfriend from high school who flew in from San Francisco to … [Read more...]

Friends for a lifetime

Friends for a lifetime

Close friends since 5th grade, we were the three musketeers. We were inseparable. Of course we had lots of friends but when it comes down to it, these two girls were the ones that knew me inside and out and our love and friendship for each other was unconditional.Now, one of us is getting married. She's the first, and I'd be lying if I said I haven't thought about this day since I was 12 years old and we were first friends. I'm so proud of both of these girls and feel so lucky and blessed to … [Read more...]

A weekend getaway…

A weekend getaway...

Look what I got in the mail today!A super cute Eat More Kale t-shirt! :) Yay! Thanks for hooking me up with this awesome fashion statement Bo! Don't forget to enter my Eat More Kale t-shirt giveaway to score your own!Look what I got in the mail earlier this week...Some fabulous baking goodies from Alaina Rose @ Sweetness of Life. I won her giveaway last week and have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this precious cargo. Thank you again girlie, I love it all! Oh yeah, and one chocolate … [Read more...]

My worst date ever.

My worst date ever.

I'll be the first to admit, I haven't really dated a lot. I mean, I have a little bit, but for most of my young adult years I've had boyfriends. During my time of being single between boyfriends I was usually too preoccupied with life to even think about dating. I've never really enjoyed dating to be honest. Sure I love a romantic date with someone that I know, trust and care about... but the whole meeting a stranger thing or finally giving in to the guy who you hardly know but keeps dropping … [Read more...]

Veggie and Lentil Sloppy Joe’s

Veggie and Lentil Sloppy Joe's

I always look forward to what summertime really brings to the table--summer foods! I'm crazy about watermelon, fresh corn on the cob, icy cold lemonade and all of the other traditional American eats. Although I don't eat bbq ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and Sloppy Joe's anymore, I can't help but dream about veganizing the sweet and tender flavors of my childhood favorites. The neighbors have been BBQing all week and I won't lie--it's made me hungry for BBQ. I often get asked the question "Do you … [Read more...]

New shoes cure the blues!

New shoes cure the blues!

In honor of kale week I've been starting every morning with a delicious kale smoothie. If you haven't tried kale in smoothies I don't blame you for hesitating. It sounds strange, and once upon a time I crinkled my nose at the thought. But nowadays, green smoothies are my fuel and my energy and I hardly let a day go by without one! :)If you are new to green smoothies the best green to start with is spinach, because it is so mild and you won't taste it when it's combined with fruits. After you get … [Read more...]

Kale Chips and T-shirt giveaway!

Kale Chips and T-shirt giveaway!

So I've decided it's kale week on Green Food, Green Thumb, High Heels. I'm celebrating the versatility and tastiness of this nutritious green. If you haven't discovered these little gems yet, you are living in a cave. ;)Behold, Kale Chips!There are tons of ways to make these delicious chips. The secret is to cook them just barely until the leaves start to brown. You want them crunchy--not soggy, green--not burnt! Careful does it and you'll catch on.Sesame Kale ChipsIngredients:1 lg. bunch curly … [Read more...]