monday’s mood: 03

September 19, 2016

um, hello monday– i can’t fucking believe it’s september 26th. WHERE DID THE MONTH GO!?

huy and I had a recent chat about taking 22 minutes a day to walk/run because it clears your mind from work/your day. you know when you get home from work and you keep saying “you’re tired?” You’re not really tired. It’s just your brain over-exhausting itself and claiming it’s tired– ALL MENTAL. I realized this is so true and that I need to disconnect from work and also know that life exists. I want work to be a big portion of my life– but if I were to one say just get fired, that job shouldn’t be all I am. Life should be filled with our personalities, the people we love, and the things we love to do along with our work/job. BALANCE. It’s hard as hell, but we should definitely find that balance or at least try to.

So this week, I’m all over recipes, fashion, and diy crafties to engage my creative side and get back into the things I truly love, for me!

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:: paris street style, because no one does it better
:: these no bake pumpkin cheesecake parfaits are definitely being made this week.
:: this diy leaf mobile— because fall should definitely be hung on the walls, sung about, etc etc.
:: yummy fresh mint iced coffee for the rest of the week? i’m in!
:: don’t stay within the lines.
:: going in for the chop. i’me craving a shorter, very blonde bob for this fall! eeek
:: this bedroom is definitely on my lust list.
:: we leave for new york in three weeks– but i wish i was in norway
:: and of course, this sweet, sweet photo i adore.

have a great week! xx, s.

farmer’s market breakfast bowl.

August 27, 2016

heeeey ya’ll. this morning I woke up and headed straight to the farmer’s market in search of watermelon radishes. while I didn’t find any (but WHERE ARE YOU!?), I found a great selection of fruit, most prominently– passion fruit.

if i’m being honest, i had no idea how to pick out a passion fruit. there were several shades, textures and shapes. I was literally standing there staring at the selection when the guy behind the stand jumped in and lent me a hand. He told me that the smaller and more wrinkled your passion fruits are– the sweeter they are. I picked a wrinkled one and a smooth one so I could open them both up and taste the difference.

When I got home and cut them open, he was totally right. The smaller wrinkled passion fruit was filled to the brim with a sweet flesh. The bigger, smooth passion fruit was mostly just juice and there was hardly amy meat in it. Not to mention, it was definitely more sour. So there’s a tip for ya!

I’ve been craving a smoothie bowl, so I figured these passion fruit would make an insane addition to some ripe mango and strawberries that I also picked up. Recipe is below for a yummy bowl you can have for breakfast!

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FARMER’S MARKET SMOOTHIE BOWL
serves 1!

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup almond coconut milk (I use Silk!)
  • 1/4 cup your fave vanilla protein powder
  • 3-4 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup mango
  • 1/2 passion fruit
  • Extra sliced strawberries, mango, and 1/2 passion fruit for topping
  • Sprinkle of dried goji berries

Throw everything into a blender except for your toppings.  Pour into your fave bowl and then add chopped mango, sliced strawberries, goji berries, and half of your passion fruit. Um, so EASY and pretty!

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Hope you guys enjoy! xx, S.

monday’s mood: 02

August 1, 2016

holaaaa, monday! this weekend whooped my ass. we went to vegas on a family trip and let’s just say shit got a little crazy. not your typical slutty dressing, club going vegas for sure. my aunt got hella drunk and things escalated, but HEY I GOT A TAN!

anyways, last week was batshit crazy and this week it’s a little slower, which makes me much happier. not that I don’t love a busy week, it’s just nice having the chance to catch up! we threw an amazing dinner party last week at RG and it was BEAUTIFUL. so lucky to have such amazing ladies in my life to work with!

this weekend i have N O T H I N G, planned. so that means I’m going to whip out the paint, the camera, and get creative people. woohoo! love it when this happens. here’s what my mood is all about today:

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:: this amazing babe blouse
:: i love my mako camera strap, but this one made by lovely indeed is a fresh take.
:: this amazing williamsburg apartment space by viktoria dalhberg. i’m really into redesigning my room, yes again, right meow.
:: emily henderson strikes again with this stunning outdoor space. when can i move in?
:: ban.do released their agendas today. i bought one along with some rad pins.
:: instagram make-up maven, anna bell style. i’m obsessed with her hair and she’s so talented!
:: speaking of make-up, i bought this kat von d lipstick in lovecraft and it’s the best every day color, ever.
:: also bough these H&M jeans this weekend. i’m wearing them as I write this. SO cute and comfy for a great price.

in my sketchbook: 01

July 21, 2016

recently i’ve been really into ink drawings. it’s funny– i used to HATE ink in high school because i hated the finality of it. of fucking up and not being able to erase or paint over it– but not i love it! not only in fine art, but also in the tattoo word. there is something really beautiful about art created with just lines and dots. of course i know all art originates here, but ink illustrations are so captivating to me!

with summer here, i’ve been really inspired by transforming ocean animals and creating a surreal environment around them. you can see my most recent two guys below from my instagram. my next piece? a huge whale shark transformed into something else 😉 stay tuned!

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