Photo Fun Day Friday

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After some serious down time on the website yesterday (so sorry if you were unable to get the site to load if you came here) and not being able to log in to the back side of my and post anything for the first half of today, I am so happy to be here and happy to be sharing some photos from the last week.

We have a busy work filled weekend ahead, but then we are taking a couple days off at the start of next week that we are planning to fill with some fun adventures. What do you have planned for this weekend?

Photo Fun Day Friday
This house of ours gets incredible light. It shines in every morning so perfectly right as we are waking up.

Photo Fun Day Friday
Got up early over the weekend so I started a fire and then made some grain-free banana chocolate chip muffins over the weekend using this recipe. Instead of strawberries and basil I added in two mashed ripe bananas (added a bit more almond flour), some cinnamon and some mini dark chocolate chips.

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How beautiful is this juice? My post run juice Monday morning – orange, beet, carrot, ginger and strawberry. The photo hardly even does it justice.

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I adore this cat.

Photo Fun Day Friday
Got our first CSA since moving out here. Until my veggie garden is in full effect, this is the way to go. All this for just $15 and certified organic.

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I am still totally amazed that this is where I live now. Feels like perpetual vacation.

Photo Fun Day Friday
A new donation-based yoga studio opened here in Long Beach, Yogalution Movement and Ayurveda. I’ve been to several of their classes, it’s been great!

Photo Fun Day Friday
While obsessively trying to perfect a cookie recipe, I inadvertently didn’t eat or make dinner. So spicy chipotle stove-top popcorn was the answer.

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I love getting texts from my 3-year old niece, Teagan.

Photo Fun Day Friday
In cleaning off some of the photos on my phone, I realized I never shared the two new tattoos I got just before I left Buffalo. First this “Seester” tattoo that both my sister Vicky and I got matching.

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And of course I needed a little something to represent my hometown! B U F F A L O

Photo Fun Day Friday
We went to the opening party last night, for a new business in Santa Ana called Best Wines Online, where our very good friend Patrick is working. Drank wine and spent time with our good friends. Actually got a nice photo of the two of us out of the deal, this was before I splashed red wine on my ivory lace dress. Weee!

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16 Responses

  1. Leith says:

    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing. I, too, am contemplating leaving the area someday soon. Nice to know it works. And that there’s plenty of design work to go around! 😉

  2. Cara says:

    Heym I know that beach! 🙂 So happy that you are settling down on the west coast. Please come visit me in LA! WEEEELLLLCOOOOOOMMMEEEEEE!!! xo

  3. Victoria C. says:

    You and hubby are TOO adorable. Such a great picture of you two.
    I love your new tattoos. Love that you and sis got matching ones.

  4. Janine says:

    1) I wanna steal your cat so adorns
    2) OMG I love your tats
    3) you and your man are just too cute

  5. mimi says:

    Great, fun shots. I love your cat.

  6. Linda says:

    What is your cat’s name? Lovely butterscotch tabby!

    • tastyyummies says:

      Thank you! His name is Jpeg.
      I have never heard the term “butterscotch tabby” until now. We’ve always referred to him as an orange tabby. That seems much more accurate 😉

      • Linda says:

        My Mom had a lovely cat named Nicodemus Alexander (from a childhood book I had called “The Kitten Who Listened”), who was a butterscotch tabby. He certainly wasn’t orange!

        Your sweet Jpeg is that same beautiful butterscotch.

  7. Juliana says:

    What CSA did you find in Long Beach? I live there, and I guess I haven’t been looking in the right places!

    • tastyyummies says:

      Juliana, we went with South Central Farmers Cooperative. They are based out of LA but they do drop offs in Long Beach the first and third Sunday of every month.
      You can just buy each box or you can get a membership for the season or a few months, etc. We are just buying by the box since hopefully soon our own veggie garden will be doing it’s thing and we travel a lot so some weeks we aren’t here on a CSA week, so we don’t have to worry about someone picking it up for us or whatever. Only paying for what we need. Just buy online and they have a sliding scale, you can just pay what you can (two dollar amounts available). Plus they are certified organic, too. So far we are quite happy.
      Let me know if you have any other questions and please feel free to send along any Long Beach tips or must check out places, etc. We have been here less than 2 months and we are in LOVE!

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