Sunday Seven

i bet you guys almost forgot I do this!!!  I don’t have many pictures from this week, but here is my list:

  1. Meeting new people!
  2. Blooming flowers and trees
  3. Finding sports bras on sale! (I know this is probably TMI, but it made me super happy!!)
  4. Discovering that Sur La Table has opened a store near me
  5. Baking my favorite treat: tapioca rolls (more on this later in the week)
  6. My new favorite candy: GinGins! The packaging cracks me up!
  7. This hilarious picture of Boo with her staticky fur first thing in the morning

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What are your Sunday Sevens?? What are you thankful for? I hopo you all have a beautiful Sunday!

xoxo! -H

Spring is here!!!

Hello Hello!!! I missed you guys!!! I’m still fighting a truly evil cold that I seem to have come down with. I’ve been sleeping non-stop for the last 10 days, and I still feel pretty terrible. It hurts to breath! As you can imagine, I’ve been getting a little stir crazy. I have a couple recipes coming your way… I’m only sharing pretty easy ones because I’m so winded from being sick that I needed to cook while seated. I’ll post those soon!

In the mean time, here are a bunch of pictures to keep you entertained! I’m a little sad that I haven’t been able to spend more time outdoors because it has been truly stunningly beautiful outside. Boo has been lounging outside non-stop and enjoying the breezy weather!

xoxo- H

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Sunday Seven

Back! I’ve been busy doing random little things and getting my life together. Because I only work part time, my schedule has been off balance for the last couple weeks… add to that the sudden realization that I actually have a half marathon to run in 3 weeks! I’ve been getting my ass in gear.

Yesterday I went running. I started off nice and easy, bopping my first 3 miles in just shy of 30 minutes, but as I rounded into the second 3 miles there was an older couple running ahead of me. From the looks of their easy lope, they were both experienced runners… so naturally I set the goal to catch up and stay ahead of them. I managed to stay ahead of the gentleman until the last 500 meters when he just pulled ahead and demolished me. I loved every minute of my last 3 miles because I felt that competitive fire again… and let me tell you, that guy? Kept me on my toes! We had a good natured talk afterwards, like only runners can. I always find it wonderful to talk to other runners because there is something about our heads that work the same way. Anyway, what started as a good run, ended up being totally amazing because of that couple that I “raced” with. I rounded my second 3 miles in just under 26 minutes, a decent enough pace to wake up a little sore.

This past week, I’ve also thrown out about a dozen eggs trying to make popovers. I’m still not friends with the recipes, but I’ll update you once I’ve stopped wrangling with the proportions.

And as always, here are some pictures!! If you follow me on twitter or instagram, some of these photos might be repeats, but I’ll try my best to show you guys, in pictures, the things I’ve appreciated the last few weeks that I’ve missed posting here.



Carrots, arranged neatly for roasting


Ripping up old carpet and pulling up old nails… SO satisfying!IMG_1537

Cold steak salad with mint and goat cheese

Brights for running. Ready for spring!IMG_1552

Boo, after a quick run outside.IMG_1559

Kale, broccoli rabe and cheese omelet!IMG_1568

Topnot Boo… She’s trying out a new look for springIMG_1573

Boo, in her new and very girly dog bedIMG_1638

Late night snack… avocado and Dubliner cheese (a new favorite)IMG_1643

Bourbon cherry and hazelnut cake (more like brownies)IMG_1644

Attempted popovers… tasty but lacking in the “POP!” Might need to purchase a popover pan IMG_1647

Paleo wraps (recipe coming soon)IMG_1653 IMG_1673

Boo, begging to be let on the couchSONY DSC

Sunday Seven

One: Sparkly nail polish and a dainty headband I made

Two: This giant pom pom I made out of this cute ribbon yarn

Three: Fun colored saltsSONY DSC

Four: This chocolate. Dark. Salt. Caramel. SONY DSC

Five: This keyboard I found in my sister’s stuff (uhh thanks for lending it to me!!) that gives me a little less wrist fatigue while I study.

Six: Bowls of little oranges to brighten up the kitchen and for yummy snacksSONY DSC

Seven: My dog, when she’s pooped after running around outside!SONY DSC

Sunday Seven

… I was taking a shower when I realized I didn’t post my Sunday Seven. But, I have a good excuse. I’ve been actually behaving and focusing on studying so I haven’t taken many pictures this week. So, without further ado, the Sunday Seven (minus pictures).

  1. Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with Caramel – Seriously… this chocolate is just so darned good I ate it for dinner twice this week.
  2. Basa Fish Bites – Also, delicious and totally amazing.
  3. Plastic Bead Organizers – I bought some from Michael’s for $2 a pop and I spent a few hours organizing my room as a study break. I feel so much more organized and happy. I might go back and buy more to put my make up and other knickknacks away in
  4. Little oranges (clementines?) – the Cuties brand ones are just so darned cute and delicious
  5. Using up a whole highlighter in a single sitting… because it means I actually did a lot of work!! (Nerd Alert!!!)
  6. Mini cans of coca-cola… I love the smaller 90 calorie cans. Cuter, and the perfect amount of soda.
  7. Totally and utterly random craft projects. I watched an hour of TV and made a giant fuzzy pompom. Awesome!

What about you guys? What have you guys been enjoying this last week? (albeit a little delayed!)


Sunday Seven

I’m a day late, but I still named my post “Sunday Seven” because it is actually a combination of the things I liked from last week. I’m running a bit behind because I had family visiting from Korea. I love having guests, but unfortunately this time I wasn’t nearly as fun since I am still studying for my bar exam (slowly… very slowly). Anyway – on to the list and pictures!!


Hearts of Palm – I always forget how much I enjoy eating these, but my sister and mother recently picked up a few jars and I demolished them… and then went and bought more. I love them cold out of the fridge. I didn’t take a picture, but you should watch this awesome video about how hearts of palm are harvested… the link:


The ice and snow in the woods… and capturing these stunning icicles!




Remembering to take my camera while walking my dog, so I can capture moments like these: SONY DSC



Quinoa Cakes – a new recipe I came up with using leftovers in the fridge and turned out AMAZING. I’ll post the recipe in the next couple of days



These gorgeous macaroons that my cousins brought over for dessert. Seriously delicious and beautifully colored!



Chapstick. The original boring one! I was out and forgot a lip product and felt that my lips were too dry… so I went back to my high school standby and I fell in love with it all over again!


And… my readers!! I’m so thankful that you visit and read and give me motivation to keep up my little blog!


What were your “favorites” from this week??