California is Always a Good Idea

If you follow me on any of my social media pages or know me in real life (hey there!), you have probably heard about my next big life change: my upcoming move to San Diego! It’s been a long time coming and I really have to give all the credit to my yoga teacher training, but I am finally ready to make the big move and head across country!


Prior to training, I had been thinking about California as a possible next stop on my life’s journey, but I wasn’t completely sold. Mind you, I’ve never actually visited California nor did I know anyone out there at the time (now I do!), so the idea of just moving from one coast to the other was a bit nerve-wracking, so I put it on the back burner. But teacher training came along and made me realize how short life really is and that if you’re not spending every second where you want to be, then you’re just wasting what little time we have on this planet.

As the weeks in training past, I found the courage in myself to take the first steps towards moving out there and before I knew it I had given notice at my job and I was starting to decide where I wanted to be. At first, LA was my destination of choice, but after talking to many of my friends, San Diego seemed to be a better fit for me. If you know me personally, I’m a very laid back person (hence the love of yoga), so the more relaxed nature of San Diego seemed to be the best decision.

Once I had decided where I was going to go, the fear of how I’m getting there, where I will work, and can I find a roommate, started to kick in. All I have to say is that the universe really does work in mysterious ways. Had I decided not to do yoga teacher training this fall, I probably would have never decided to actually make the move and I would have never met one of my close friends Sio, who introduced me to her friend Paige in San Diego, who just happened to have a roommate moving out in January. Literally the chances of this are a million to one, but I’m so excited that Paige and her roommates want me to join their San Diego family, so I’ll be flying out on January 17th!

It’s funny how the universe works. I strongly believe that we all have a path in life that we are unaware of and the decisions we make ultimately put us on this path. I still can’t believe the chances of this, but it just reminds me that moving out to San Diego is what I’m supposed to do. Maybe not forever, but it’s definitely part of my path.

Yes, moving so far away from friends and family and only knowing a few people out on the west coast is terrifying, but I don’t believe you can grow as a person unless you allow yourself to have these uncomfortable experiences. You’ll never change if you don’t do something that completely terrifies you. And in the end, those moments will show you the type of person that you really are.

I’m so excited to start this journey and I can’t wait to see what adventures I have out on the west coast!

The Journey of Yoga Teacher Training

I always come up with these wonderful plans of how I’m going to blog every week and give you updates and of course, life happens and those plans fall to the wayside. As I was going through yoga teacher training, I thought about updating you on my progress and how things were going, but in the end I decided I’d rather give you an overview after the fact rather than during the heat of it!



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Overcoming Doubts and Resistance

It wasn’t until a few months ago that I jumped on the podcast bandwagon. Before then I listened to a few here and there, but nothing really stuck. It wasn’t until I heard Jess Lively‘s interview with my favorite food blogger ever, Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats, that I realized I had finally found someone who gets me. Well two people who get me. Since then, I’ve been listening to Jess’s podcast religiously every week.


(via: The Lively Show)

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The Importance of Signs

I’ve been away from you all for so long again! It really has been completely unacceptable, but as I’m sure most of you understand, life takes over and sometimes does not let go. Another issue I’ve been facing is deciding where to take this little blog next. While I still find myself drooling over cookbooks and recipes, my interests have taken quite a shift lately, which makes me think it’s time for my blog to do a little shifting as well.


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Knock You Naked Brownies

It’s been so long, too long! I’ve missed my little blog and all the cooking and baking that comes along with it.

Since we last saw each other I have, started and switched jobs, moved back home (not to my enjoyment), contemplated going back to school and then came to my senses, became an even stronger coffee addict and managed to lose my mind. So all in all not that eventful. I’ll try to catch you up to speed in the coming months.

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Just In Case You Forgot About Memorial Day Too

I know that I haven’t posted in a while, but how is it Memorial Day already? The past few weeks have been beyond hectic: moving out of my apartment, moving back home, starting my job, working full-time, graduation. The list goes on and on. I’ve only been working for three weeks, but I know exactly what everyone is talking about when they say that before you know it, you look up and years have passed by. I looked up and saw that it was Memorial Day already and was in complete disbelief because the weather has been anything but “summery”. Here’s to hoping that wherever you live is much warmer than New Jersey.

But lets talk food. I wanted to bring you some amazing recipes to celebrate Memorial Day and grilling and hopefully sunshine and warm weather. Any of these are sure to be crowd pleasers for your party tomorrow. I will, unfortunately, be working so eat a little extra for me, will ya?

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Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

So I know I’ve been gone for awhile, but here’s the sitch. As you heard me mention multiple times last week, I have finally finished college (well except for an impending photography final project that has been completed for a week, but I never bothered to submit) and last weekend I moved most of my stuff out of my apartment. Well the most important stuff. And I started my new job! Yeah, I would not recommend making multiple major life changes in 48 hours, but hindsight is 20-20.

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta |

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