Eats and Endorphins – Part II + Summertime Obsessions

Here is Part II of the Seattle/Vancouver (2nd anniversary) trip. Although it’s been over a week since we’ve been back, I have to tell you about my favorite adventure. Eric suggested a hike in Vancouver. I naturally thought it was a great idea. The hike is called “Grouse Grind“… I should have known. I read […]

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Sunset Feature

Eats and Endorphins – Seattle + Vancouver (2nd Wedding Anniversary) Trip

I am back to the blog after a 6 glorious vacation days. Eric and I decided to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary in Seattle and Vancouver. We take our “urban hiking” seriously, so we cover a lot of ground in a short time. We hunt for juice bars, vegan restaurants, markets, coffee shops and do […]

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J Street Backyard Feature

Tea Time, Just You and Me

It’s been a while. I don’t have a long explanation, other than that things have been hectic lately. All good things. My teaching schedule has expanded and Eric and I moved to a new place, so I needed a little time to adjust. I missed you! Not posting for a couple of weeks made me […]

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Orange Smoothie Feature

A Smoothie For Every Mood

We are just about ready to kick off our smoothie week  – starting this Monday, a week of daily smoothies is what the doctor ordered to nourish the body. I’m a huge fan of smoothies. I have one for breakfast every day, usually after or before a green juice. They are so simple to prepare […]

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Weekend Re-Cap – Santa Monica, Vegan Eats, Family, and Good Friends

Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! I’m sipping on a morning smoothie and re-living the weekend through photos on my iPhone. It’s been a while since I had a few days off, so Eric and I took full advantage. We spent most of the weekend with his family in Bakersfield, but snuck away […]

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