Monday, September 29, 2014

The Secret's Out!

About Chipotle's guac. Yes ladies and gentlemen I have found and successful duplicated (if I do say so myself) the famous Chipotle guacamole recipe. It is two of my favorite things, simple and delicious.

Let's get started.

six avocados
one tablespoon of lemon/lime juice
one teaspoon of salt
one half cup of cilantro
one half cup of red onions
one fourth cup of jalepanions (seeds not included)

And that's it! I told you it was simple. I do have to make a plug for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival, where I originally learned how to make this famous guac. It's a festival organized by Chipotle that centers around food, music, and healthy foods that are naturally grown and good for you. Yet another reason to love Chipotle. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


"A set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art."

  Have I mentioned on the blog that I love Pinterest? Well, let's make it official, I LOVE Pinterest. I love that I can go there at anytime and find inspiration through the beauty of everyday things. My Pinterest account is centered around the theme of Aesthetics. Pinning style, furniture, food, and more that I appreciate and find simply beautiful.

So go get aesthetically inspired! The limits are endless.

Go check out my Pinterests boards at

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Simply Delicious

Remember when I mentioned last post that I am starting to become more experimental in the kitchen? Well, this pasta is the result of that, and I absolutely love it. You can make tweaks and additions to this recipe, but I love it in its simplest form.

Also, you may notice that I don't put any quantities next to each ingredient… that's because I don't usually measure how much of each I use. I think this pasta tastes the best when it is made to your liking.


Pasta (any shape or type)
Olive Oil (this is a must)


Monday, September 15, 2014

"Sorry, I was busy watching YouTube."

If you've only been on YouTube to watch music videos and "My Push up Bra will help me get my man". Then I'm about to introduce you to a whole new realm of entertainment. At the beginning of this year I discovered an entirely different outlet of YouTube content. From beauty and fashion to everyday blogging (that's right, video blogging) these YouTube videos are like Netflix but dare I say better? Ok, let's not go there. But still, I just can't get enough!

If you think I'm crazy, or have no idea what I'm talking about, I've listed a few of my favorite YouTube channels that you've got to check out. They will keep you entertained for hours and have you saying "Sorry, I was busy watching YouTube."

"EssieButton" - This girl is as real as it gets and loves to tell it how it is. Essie lives in England but is originally from Canada, and is by far by favorite YouTube vlogger. She describes herself as a "beauty blogger who occasionally dabbles in life endeavors". 

Bethany Mota - A classic YouTuber. Seriously. This girl has like 6 million followers on YouTube. If there is any channel you need to check out, it's hers. I do have to say though, she does target her videos mostly towards teens. So maybe not an all-time favorite of mine, but still worth watching.

Tess Christine - A fellow Minnesotan! And a fashion guru. Tess has an amazing sense of style. Not only does she film "get the look for less" videos, but she also posts "outfits of the week" and "get ready with me" videos. Of course, she has beauty and food content too but the fashion is my fav. 

"The Kitchy Kitchen" - Claire is a new channel discovery of mine but if you love to cook (or just love food in general) then this girl is unreal. Her recipes are so easy but so delicious. Ever since I started watching her videos I have been inspired to experiment more in the kitchen. No lies.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Life Through a Lens

It's amazing how a single picture can recreate an entire memory. I look at this picture and instantly remember being in Italy. My mom told me to take a picture of these flowers because they were beautiful and bright pink. I was hot and slightly crabby, but I took it anyway. I'm glad I did.

I look at this picture from the same trip and remember seeing these buildings from blocks away. I knew I had to get a picture of them because they looked "artsy". 

I remember being slightly disappointed when I realized that this picture of my macaroon turned out blurry… after I had already eaten the Macaroon. 

I remember the crowds of people that stood on this bridge to take the perfect picture. 

Few words are needed when you look at life through a lens. I like to let the picture do most the talking.