Holiday Cranberry + Date Cake //

My hands are here for more than working. They are here for creating. For touching. For holding. For playing. For healing. Perhaps, just for tonight, they are here to be gentle aids in the cultivation of something truly simple and even more truly magnificent. It takes a very certain kind of mood for me to [...]

creamy vegan spiced cheese sauce with thyme //

Every time the holiday season approaches, my head and my heart begin to fill with nostalgia. I've been thinking a lot about what it means to cultivate our own sense of tradition as adults being far from family, in distant places, busy work seasons, or for some, perhaps having lost the loved ones we still [...]

End of Summer Mango Refresher //

While technically we only have a few more weeks of summer, Los Angeles begs to differ with the consistent 90 degree days we've been having. There's really nothing like a good book and a frozen beverage to wind down on a hot summer day, and I've been having way too much fun with my Nutri-Bullet [...]

Meal Planning on a Budget {48 meals for under $60}

After living in Los Angeles for over 5 years, I have become quite the expert at finding the best deals and bargains at the grocery store to maintain the lowest possible cost of living in one of the most expensive cities to live! After all, it isn’t easy being on a starving artist budget while [...]

Simple Summer Spaghetti

Summer is the perfect time to grab those fresh herbs and crisp veggies and throw together an easy meal that is colorful and flavorful! Today, I am sharing one of my favorite recipes for a lighter spaghetti option during these warm summer nights. This fresh dinner will make your kitchen look like a garden! Simple [...]

Weekend Lemon Blueberry Cake

I'm sharing one of my favorite baking recipes on Identity Girls today, so I thought it would only be fair to share it here on my personal blog as well! Lemon cake is my favorite flavor...fresh, sweet, and delicious. I absolutely love baking, and came across a recipe I loved in Kinfolk for "Weekend Lemon [...]