Whole30: 1/30

Day one, of the @whole30! Meals 1, and 2 were prepped Sunday to avoid bad choices and meal 3 was cooked at home fresh! Had dinner early since I was struggling to get there!!!

It’s only day one so I know there will be bouts of hunger, anger, emotion and most of all, self doubt. But I’m positive if I can get over this hump, I will sail into week two feeling more energized, refreshed and healthier…

Meal 1: leek, spinach, mushroom frittata | ½ an avocado | handful of blueberries…

Meal 2: Seasoned Chicken salad with cucumbers, apples, walnuts, greens and an olive oil/balsamic vinaigrette…

Meal 3: seasoned ground turkey with cauliflower rice. We were hungry so we threw and egg on top. .
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Coffee in the morning…

Sundays are for sleeping in, drinking coffee and eating pastries. Well, everything but the sleeping in part. With two dogs, sleeping in is never an option, since neither one knows the difference between a Sunday or a Monday. But I wanted to take a moment and share some of my FAVORITE Portland coffee shops. I love to spend weekends exploring and caffienated.

So every Sunday I will feature one of the many awesome Coffee shops that inhabit Portland…


Today we walked the pups to Crema on SE 28th and SE Ankeny. They have awesome pastries with an in-house bakery. Their Chocolate Espresso bread is LIFE CHANGING! and at $2 a slice, it’s dangerous. I have spent both Saturday and Sunday morning this weekend enjoying coffee and conversations with Andrew after getting our bodies moving with a quick walk to Crema. We figure, if we are walking there, then its not too bad if we get a pastry (or two).   Crema’s coffee is also pretty good. They feature local roasters from around town. This weekend they featured Upper Left (my ULTIMATE favorite roaster in Portland), and Coava… another awesome roaster. My drink of choice is either an americana or cold brew. Andrew’s is a nice big cappuccino. We both look for different things in our coffee which is always fun to debate whether or not we like a place, their coffee, and why! Being a coffee snob, this is how I/we judge wether a coffee shop is worth a second visit. Crema is a staple coffee shop in our household. Definitely worth a visit! 🙂

Staying caffeinated…


It’s official, I suck at this…

Learning to blog is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. It might seem simple enough, just write… but the overwhelming truth is that, it’s not that simple. The fact that someone could read this (most likely not) is scary… someone reading my words… what if they think I suck? Even worse, what if I do suck? What if they criticize what I write? How do I deal?

Well… that part is simple, I don’t. I have decided that I just done care. It took all of my 20’s to stop caring about people I don’t know, and surround myself only with good people.

So here it is, my first blog. What will this blog-site be about?

It’s simple, really, everything I am “absolutely obsessed” with. So, mostly food, recipes, wine/cocktails, travels, my dogs, and girly sh*t. [Wait, is it okay to swear in a blog? Well, since I am the creator of this, it is.]

So there it is, I have gotten over the hump. Here is my FIRST (ever) blog and, true to form, it sucks. But I promise it will get better. And to the one person who reads this, thank you. Hopefully I haven’t scared you away with my random thoughts.


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