Catchin’ up with Chris

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     Sooo… it’s been a while. a really, really long while. With everything else that I’ve had going on, I’ve really been putting the blog on the back burner, and I honestly feel pretty out of touch with you all. Which is why we’re going to have a little catch up session right now.
     Junior year has definitely been busy, but the things I’ve been busy with haven’t been all that bad. Amongst the late night panic attacks about calculus and barely-met yearbook deadlines, I’ve been able to go out more often with friends and i even got a Disneyland annual pass! It’s been a balance of work and play, and I think it’s finally come to point where my parents trust me to get everything done without being cooped up in the house 24/7 (bless their hearts for finally believing in me).
     With the semester finally over, and all academic thoughts stored away for the next two weeks, I’m more than ready to get back in the kitchen. I’m planning on stocking up on blog content over the break so that we can be more consistent this next year (New Years Resolution??). So keep your eyes peeled for some good stuff because it’s headed your way very very soon!
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Monthly Favorites: July 2014

Wait. What.

It can’t already be August. This is ridiculous.

I start school again in two weeks, which I’m a bit iffy about. Half of me is ready to see my friends again, but the other half still wants to hide in bed and remain there for another couple months. Regardless, here’s my favorites for the month of July!

1. Music Favorites:

Rollercoaster – Bleachers

Good Girl – 5 Seconds of Summer

Sheezus – Lily Allen

Summer music. Teenage girl music. Sarcastic music. I love it all.

2.Cut-out Bootscut out boots

photo via google images

Specifically, black ankle-length cut-out boots. They’re versatile, gorgeous, and make me feel like the bad ass high school rebel I am not. See the ones I’m head over heels for here.

3. The Perfect Chocolate Cake choco cakephoto via pinterest

With a housewarming party and my cousin’s birthday coming up, I’ve been on the search for a chocolate cake that puts all the rest to shame. Unfortunately, I haven’t come upon it just yet.

4. Almonds and Dried Cranberriesalmonds

photo via google images

A match made by the man upstairs himself. Nutty, sweet, and tart all together, it’s been my go-to snack this month. Paired with some other munchies, it makes a killer trail mix.

And that’s what I’ve been loving for the past month! I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and may August bring even greater things in your direction.

 

 

Monthly Favorites: March 2014

We’ve decided to add a dash of personal posts into our recipe-filled blog, starting with these monthly lists of favorites. I’ve seen this done mostly on fashion/beauty/DIY YouTube channels, but I thought it’d be a super fun way for you guys to get to know us a little better and for us to share some of our very favorite things with you! BECAUSE WE JUST LOVE YOU GUYS THAT MUCH 🙂 Our favorites could be books, clothes, foods, restaurants, blogs, or pretty much anything else we’ve been into during the month. Hopefully it’ll create some common ground between us and you guys (our lovely readers), or introduce you guys to some great you stuff that you’ll love just as much as we do. So here are our favorites for the lovely month of March!

CHRISTINE:

1.Herschel Supply Co. LIttle America Mid-Volume Backpacklittle america

 

photo via Royalcheese

It was about time for me to get a new backpack this month, and so I began doing some searching online for the perfect pack. I was looking for something both stylish and durable, and after much debate between the Little America and the Classic, I went with the Little America. And all I can say is that it has not disappointed me in anyway! Since I got the Mid-Volume version, it is slightly smaller than the original, but it still fits everything I need for school and looks super cute at the same time! The cinch opening does is a bit of a hassle at some times, but hey, everything good has a price, right?

2. Nike Flyknit Trainer+Nike Flyknit Trainer Nike Flyknit Trainer | Squadron Blue & Blue Glow

 photo via eukicks

I have a rather large obsession with shoes, I probably have one too many pairs for my own good to be completely honest. But I’ve had my eyes on a pair of Flyknits for a while now, and when I saw they were on sale at Roadrunners, I made the splurge and copped a pair. I really can’t resist a good deal… They’re light, comfortable, and perfect casual wear athletic shoes. I’ve gotten so many compliments on these shoes, it’s ridiculous. But at full price, they’re definitely a bit of a splurge (150 dollars, yikes!)

3. Joe’s Italian Icejoelatti

photo via Phoenix NewTimes

 I finally got the chance to try Joe’s out, and I have to say it lives up to the hype! When I visited during the night, the line was around the corner and the place was bustling, but it definitely not as busy during the afternoon. Their most popular item is the Joelatti, which is Philadelphia-style Italian ice layered with vanilla soft serve. Sounds weird, but tastes so so good. I’ve had the pomegranate, pineapple, and strawberry Joelatti, all of which are flavors that I would totally recommend. However, they change their flavor menu daily, so there’s always a new flavor to try. And if you are one of those indecisive people (me), do not fear! They offer samples!

4.Cannella Vita

Erica’s blog has been a favorite of mine for quite a while now, and it is about time I share her with all of you. Her photography is clean, her recipes mouth-watering, and her posts are always relevant. Since she herself is a junior in high school, I’m always amazed at how she’s able to manage such a great blog and keep up with everything at school. She’s a inspiration of mine, so check her out at: http://www.cannellavita.com/

5. Acai Bowlsacai bowl

 photo via OrganiGrowth

Thick blended acai, banana, strawberry, and blueberry base topped off with granola, agave nectar, and sliced fruit. Full of antioxidants, and pretty darn good too! I was first introduced to acai bowls at Nekter, and boy was I hooked. I made regular trips at least once a week, and after a while of watching the workers blend, I realized it wasn’t that hard. So I stopped by my local Sprouts, picked up a bag of frozen acai, and got blending! My homemade recipe is almost perfect, so keep an eye out for a post in the near future!

6. Pom-pom Trim Shortspineapple shorts

 photo via Pinterest

My entire being is screaming for summer’s arrival, and these shorts just embody the sunny, fun vibe of summer. I just adore the pom-pom trim, it adds a interesting texture to an otherwise pretty plain pair of shorts. I’ve been prowling Etsy and the Internet in general for the perfect pair, but have yet to meet my match. Sigh…