Thursday, May 26, 2016

It's high time I start cooking again! So I went back into the kitchen armed with fresh ingredients and sharp tools.

bacon wrapped asparagus; bacon, asparagus.




red and white quinoa


elotes; corn, cotija cheese, tomatoes, mayonnaise, lime, butter, salt, pepper.




Sunday, May 22, 2016

Back for another year at the The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire!







Thursday, May 19, 2016

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." - Job 12:17-10

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sometimes it's nice to start a day off without any plans, and see where it goes. I just happened to be free for lunch and somehow ended up at Sidewalk Grill. I would never have found this place on my own, as I seldom venture out to this neck of the woods. But I have to say, the food here is delicious! I wasn't expecting much, but the taste just blew me away-- seriously impressed! It was fresh and vibrant, clean and artsy.

bbq chicken wrap; wrapped with lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, scallions and tortilla strips with Monterey Jack cheese tossed with herb ranch & bbq dressing.
babaganoush; grilled eggplant, garlic, lemon juice and tahini topped with sourberry and olive oil.

Friday, May 13, 2016

I love the outdoors in small doses (very small doses). And while I'm content simply looking at pictures of beautiful landscapes, it's nice visiting once in a while. A few weeks ago, we made a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park and braved the nearly 20 mph winds. It was freezing, but ohh so very fun! We hiked, took pictures, and fellowshipped from sun up to sun down. So very nice to take a break and enjoy a bit of sunshine and fresh air with these lovely folks. ♥











Monday, May 9, 2016

I've been frequenting museums a lot more these days-- reminiscent of my college years. It was nice to spend a quiet morning visiting the MOCA, away from the crowds lined up across the street. Also, it was interesting to check out one of the newer exhibits currently on view-- Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun.






Sunday, May 1, 2016

It's been years since I've visited the Natural History Museum so I was so excited to go! It's one of my favorite museums of all time-- so many fun memories here! Even after all these years, the exhibits still felt so familiar. It's so interesting to think that God is so creative when it comes to animals, gems, and minerals!





Saturday, April 16, 2016

It's always lovely to visit The Broad-- and even better with such fun company. ♥




Thursday, April 14, 2016

This lack of sleep is killing me-- five hours a night just doesn't cut it. It just doesn't...