May 9, 2014


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Throwback a esos viejos en San Sebastián.

May 6, 2014

Fake Smile

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I was having a really terrible night so when I went out I decided to smile big (like Christina Ricci Wednesday Addams) and when people asked me how I was doing I replied enthusiastically. Even though I was really sad I noticed that smiling and pretending to be happy actually made me happy and for some reason people were extra nice to me. And now I am happy. Also, sometimes I think when bad things happen it’s actually a really good thing. It gives you perspective and epiphanies to fuel you so you can do better. I knew all of this already, but sometimes I forget. 

April 13, 2014





Tippy modeling on the balcony. She’s been loving the sunshine and blossoms.

April 12, 2014

Lentil Soup for Lunch

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I made a version of "Four Corners Lentil Soup" from My New Roots for lunch today and it was delicious. I usually make a similar lentil soup, but I’ve never added lemon before and it turned out great and now the house smells good and cozy. In my version I used what I had in the kitchen; green lentils instead of red lentils (difference between lentils, found here), ginger powder, cayenne, cumin, salt, pepper, water instead of broth, shallots, garlic, and one can of whole peeled tomatoes with no extra toppings. 

March 29, 2014





#TheGuestCat, such a sweet little book.

March 19, 2014

Blackberry Scones with Vanilla Glaze


I’ve always wanted to post recipes and make animated GIFs on my blog so I decided to do both! This is just a simple blackberry scone recipe I made over the weekend. The scones turned out delicious, not too sweet with the right amount of dry biscuitness. Please don’t be mad at me for using Mexican blackberries instead of waiting for Oregon berry season. I read somewhere that you should freeze blackberries and blueberries in the summer when they are in season so you can use them all year long, but I didn’t do that. p.s. the scones are in pre-oven form in the picture.

March 18, 2014

Mendl's Courtesan Au Chocolat

You can make the delicious looking cream puff treat from The Grand Budapest Hotel, there’s a video! I need to go buy some dye and pastry bags now! I’m so excited! I loved the movie, of course.image

March 6, 2014







This is the mood board I made for my class. I love making collages, they’re always therapeutic for me. Credits: 1. Top left, mine 2. Citrus Chandelier 3. Creme de la creme 4. Bacalao, loritos, erizos, gambas 5. Dress 6. Cool pinkish wall 7. Poster 8. The Selby (palm trees from The Selby as well) 10. Lovers, Jarek Puczel 11. Pineapple, top left. 12. Bottom three pictures, mine

AND I am obsessed with these chocolate chip cookie milk shots made by Dominique Ansel, the inventor of the cronut.

February 20, 2014

Cookie!



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Dear Friends,


Sorry I’ve been so distant. Things I could blog about seem to end up on Instagram. I know I want to keep blogging, but I’m trying to figure out what I want to post out into the world. Are there things you want me to blog about? Please post suggestions in the comments! I do like American life, but I miss blogging from Spain where I was always going on little trips. Blogging about trips, whether I was going on them or dreaming about them has always been my favorite thing to blog. I guess I should really just blog weekly and maybe tell you more current things about what’s going on with me. Here, I’ll start. 


I started a CSS/HTML course a week ago with Skillcrush. I’m working on building my own website and I’m really enjoying it. There are all sorts of resources to learn CSS and HTML, but I chose Skillcrush because I actually have teachers checking in on me, virtual office chats on Google+ Hangouts, morning emails (just during the week), as well as a discussion room with the other students in the course. I’ve also been using Pugly Pixel’s Photoshop and CSS course, which I love. Next, I’d like to learn JavaScript, Ruby, and Python. 


Now can we talk about this baseball dress/shirt  from Zara? It’s silly, but I think I should own it. I love the words and phrases Zara chooses for their fashion line.


February 5, 2014





"Tippy + Tea" by Bethany Smith @ssbazodi Thank you for making and sending this beautiful watercolor, Bethany! It makes me so happy! You’re a real talent. Visit her blog here and her shop here.

February 4, 2014



I love the Waterlogue app! 1. Carousel in Biarritz, France 2. Me and Coco, my Mom’s dog 3. Mediterranean in Mallorca 4. Treats in Lisbon 5. Cozy house clothes 5. Palm trees in Lisbon

January 19, 2014





Stretching for streaming @balletbeautiful

December 31, 2013





Confetti with my Frenchman keychain. The tag on my keychain says, “Some French guy reminds you that good food and wine feed the body and soul!” Happy New Year! Bonne année! Feliz año!

December 5, 2013





Lights above the sofa.

December 4, 2013








I made soufflé for the first time last night, which consisted of making chocolate pudding and meringue and mixing it together. Watching the egg whites and powdered sugar turn to beautiful meringuey snow and the soufflé rise in the oven made me absolutely giddy. Note: When making meringue, don’t you dare let a little bit of yolk into the egg whites for it will not transform into meringue.

November 24, 2013





If only Tippy had a human ring wrapped around her paw…

November 23, 2013

Boobie Brownies






Boobie brownies. I asked @davideastin what powdered sugar shape he wanted and of course he said boobs. I tried my best. #DIY

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