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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New Series: Currently Digging // October Edition

1) Voluspa Baltic Amber Candle My pre school’s booster club bought me this candle for my birthday and I could not be more obsessed with the scent! Amber is so perfect for this fall time of year and even though Texas is severely lacking in Fall weather (hello 98 degree days!) this candle makes me feel very cozy. I have been finding myself looking forward to lighting this bad boy on my way home from work every day. 2) Jelly Belly Candy Corn Anyone who has known me for 30 seconds knows how much I am obsessed with Halloween. The only…

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Exciting Life Update

Hello friends and prepare yourself, I am about to get loquacious. I am sure that you have noticed over the past month that I haven’t been on the blog much, which makes me quite sad. I think I underestimated how much of a time suck moving to a new city and starting a new life would be, and honestly I have been struggling with time management. Austin is an incredible city with so many events and so much life that I have already had some of the best experiences of my life here. I have met not one, not two,…

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Change One Thing // Cancel Your Junkmail

Image via OK, real talk time. Show of hands, who else is so incredibly sick of getting a thousand credit card offers, loan pre-approvals, and random take out menus in their mailbox everyday? Well, I cannot see your hands, but I am guessing that everyone else is over it too. Not only is junk mail a total nuisance to receive, it is also incredibly wasteful.  According to www.41pounds.org, the average person receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year! Additionally, to produce and process 4 million tons of junk mail a year over 100 million trees are destroyed, not to…

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The Ultimate Pesto (Vegan)

A and I like to play a game sometimes where we discuss what our best life purchases have been since we got married – as well as our worst. Currently our top three bests list goes something like this: 1) Winston the cat (we actually acquired him from a friend and never really bought him but vet bills count here), 2) Our IKEA dog pillow I named Vernon, and 3) Our basil plant from Trader Joe’s. For those of you who are interested our worst list goes: 1) Buying “Apples to Apples” before “Cards Against Humanity” came out, 2) A…

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