Salted Cocomel Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Vegan)

Ahhh Thanksgiving. Is there another day that is as warm and family centric in the year? Every year my dad invites over our entire family for a huge Thanksgiving feast, we are talking 45 people dinners here, and every year it is even more fun than the last. There is family football, football on TV (go niners!), drinks, music and of course, tons of food. It is one of my favorite days of the year, but unfortunately (fortunately?) this year we just bought a house and we will be spending the holidays away from family here in Austin. There is…

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“Don’t Agonize, Oraganize”

Image via Hello friends and welcome to the end of one of the darkest weeks in American history. I know I was not the only one who spent all of Tuesday night/Wednesday morning tossing and turning in gut-wrenching agony. I know I am not the only one who found our country’s decision to elect a xenophobic, islamophobic, misogynist, racist, sex offending demagogue into the most powerful position in the United States, to be both horrifying and shameful. I know I was not the only one who has been so nauseated that I’ve puked out of fear for the safety of our…

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How to Find Pants That Fit

Everyone talks about the typical college experience: solo cups, toga parties, all night study sessions, eating couch pizza… you get the drill. The only thing different for me in college was that I attended art school. So…basically there were zero wild frat parties and 100% staying up all night sewing parties. While that life felt insane and stressful at the time, I am so glad that I did it because it helped me meet some really cool people, like my friend Tony. Tony was not only going to school full time like everyone else in our class, he was also the…

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New Favorite Thing // Instax Mini Album

I have been trying to shake things up here a little bit on the blog by adding in a few new mini series. This post is the first of many in my latest brain child I like to call “New Favorite Thing”. The title pays homage to a joke A continually makes because apparently lots of things are my “favorite” things. Every month I will be choosing a purchase from that month to deem my new favorite thing and highlight the benefits of said purchase. I do not purchase new stuff frequently so monthly installments seem perfect for sharing with you guys…

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Cocomel Apple Pops

There is just something about caramel apples that is inherently nostalgic to me. As a kid, when my parents would take us to Marini’s on the Santa Cruz wharf to pick out a treat, it was always my go to. I love the variance in texture and the mix of sweet and sorta healthy. Nowadays I unfortunately have a few issues with traditional caramel apples: 1) They are insanely messy and 2) The caramel on them contains dairy. Then a few months back I did a collaboration with JJ Cocomels and found that they not only have a plethora of delicious caramels,…

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