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Friday Five

 1. My Thai food obsession just won’t quit. Like, I am literally making excuses to drive to Natomas (a suburb of Sacramento– hours away!) to get my favorite fix: avocado curry with tofu and pineapple fried rice with chicken. Between that and my favorite (and recently relocated) Napa joint, I’ve had Thai food 3 times in a week and a half. Someone stop me. #thaifoodjunkie

2. Joy made the most delicious sounding corn cakes.. And it gives me a perfect way to use up buttermilk leftover from making my favorite chicken.

3. The romantic and hubs of The Lazy Travelers detail their weekend warrior adventures in Istanbul, one of my most favoritest cities in the world and consequently make me want to jet over there now. The end.

4. Karla made an ice cream cake that is absolutely gorgeous but refuses to share the recipe with us! Okay, maybe I’m just being impatient and she’ll share it soon. But, it’s like she read my mind. Because I’m making one tonight! P.S. go follow Karla for drool-worthy foodie pics.

5. Woo hoo, go Amazon Destinations! SF is where it’s at! Anyone want to head to Boston with me!?


Friday Five

1. Last week’s trip to the coast was absolutely everything I needed! I ate amazing food, sipped delicious cocktails, listened to some.. interesting.. karaoke, wandered around a castle, and even spotted elephant seals! Which, by the way, are so big! The males put on quite a show for us by play-fighting. Maybe that was for the ladies, but I’m keen on believing they knew I was watching.

2. Umm.. this Tinder-esque app for recipe hoarders lovers is amazing!

3. I’m fairly certain my love for both avocado and burrata will allow me to overlook the tomatoes on Jessica’s recipe. And just look at how pretty it is!

4. Because, sometimes, I can’t keep the cats out of my mind, check out these adorable kittens attacking sheets. Made. My. Day.

5. Erin at The World Wanderer shared a lovely post which features her thoughts on #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou, along with a few other bloggers’. I’ve never wanted to go to Africa more than I do now!

Where are you traveling to in the last weeks of summer?

Let Me Upgrade You: Milky Way Rice Krispies Treats

Hi loves! I’ve missed you. Life has been all over the place– mostly due to fun and amazing things happening– forcing me to write less and put some fun projects on hold. They’re still in the works, but just pushed back a little longer. As promised, I have heaps of things to share with you. Let’s start with tasty things, shall we?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. I swear I’m not a recipe hoarder (however, when it comes to purses and shoes, I can’t really comment..), but I’ve got quite the stockpile of delicious food things that I can’t wait to share with you any longer!

Let Me Upgrade You: Milky Way Rice Krispies Treats | @innatsshoes

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Friday Five

Happy Friday! I’m headed to the California coast for a long weekend.. I cannot wait to soak up some beach time in the sun (safely, of course!). Do you have plans for the weekend?


Looking forward to a lot of this..

1. One of my absolute favorite Napa Valley restaurants got a new chef recently. After this interview, I can’t wait to try!

2. This amazing new way to season cast iron skillets has me questioning what other life changing tricks I need to know about…

3. Looking for a cheap one-way flight to Europe? Check this out.. Even the return flights aren’t as pricey as other airliners!

4. What could be better than chocolate, pretzels, and bacon? Having them in stick  form for easier scarfing.

5. Loving these for quick and easy styles while traveling this summer!

Friday Five

After my unintentional leave of absence during birthday month, I’m struggling to get back into the rhythm of writing. I really didn’t mean to leave you! Life has been so overwhelmingly slammed with lovely– but unexpected– adventures. Let’s jump back into Friday Five with a giant iced caramel macchiato, because it’s Friday and we all could use some fun links with a little caffeine love. 

1. Karla made us this amazing (and healthy) coffee cake because she, just like the rest of us, needs dessert. This is why we love her.

2. Tips on saving money when booking flights, just in time for summer!

3. Everyone’s favorite lazy travelers, Ashley and Carolyn, joined the always fabulous Mrs. O for some voluntourism while in South Africa. Guys, it’s travel + helping others. #winning

4. Because Jessica knows the way to my heart, she made this amazing, trashed up, no-churn, blizzardy goodness recipe. Swoon.

5. Can we discuss how I am still so jealous of David getting a super special tour of the Le Creuset factory? Like, how special is he?