The Mirror

Take with you the Mirror again, only to glance and glare at the sun indirectly through this handheld illusion. A constant battle to find the sun without a barrier – without a shield of some sort… To love, to endure, to nurture, to embellish, to look into the faded maroon glass and see…myself. Finally.

 

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Silence in White

Oh the silence of the morning, what a softness it assumes. Without a soul to disappoint, and yet I sit alone. The world begins to wake, my spirit attempts to unfurl, and just then the peace is crumbled through sound of your echoing cries. Much I wish to regain that once clouded vision, where we could sit in the stillness, alone-yet not…where we can awaken for once…hand in glove. 

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Mix Tape

Listen as the music twists its soul inside changing your code,

programming your cells to multiply, curing the cancer of silence

Let the cord wrap its way around you without doubt,

without fear,

we are the sound.

Hear me

 

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Sweet Cherry Pie

One of my hobbies is baking! I love the chemistry of it…it’s one of the reasons I make the best pizzelles you’ve ever tasted! Finding the twist in each recipe to make it juuuust right. My chocolate chip cookies are also another recipe I’m quite proud of. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to baked goods…as far as flavor goes…if something is not right, you will find me up until the wee hours of the morning recreating until I’ve got it right. I went with some sweet cherry pie this time…courtesy of Pinterest (I did however use my own pie crust recipe via my cousin Gabrielle’s tops secret formula). Can’t wait to cut into this deliciousness. As you can see, it inspired a photo out of me as well! Time to grab a piece of pie- a la mode please!

 

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Self Portrait- Army Man

I’ve been in a selfie slump lately- which I intend to break. I used to take so many artistic photos, and kind of got pulled out of it by general life distractions…or being unmotivated for art. I’ve been trying to complete “The Artists Way” with a friend, which helps you (or is somewhat helping me) heal your artistic soul. I want to break free again, and explore more. Time for more photo adventures, and fun with photography! Get ready people!

 

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Thanksgiving Traditions

I absolutely love the holidays, because of the amazing foods that have been traditionally compiled into the dinners my family makes every year. For the past few years I have not been “home” for the holidays…so I’ve been compelled to re-create the masterful recipes that my family has shared with me. And before you say it, I know I’m missing the mashed potatoes…I let one of my friends do that this year.

The best apple pie recipe from my cousin Gabrielle. Thick crust with me most perfect crisp to it. Don’t know how she perfected this, but it is delicious!

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The Stuffing: A combination of delicious veggies, sausage, and breadcrumbs with Italian spices! This is Aunt Carol’s top secret, most notoriously delectable thanksgiving plate of goodness. Never have I tasted a stuffing recipe so wonderful…it leaves you craving it all year round, and is the first thing you’ll finish of all the leftovers.

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Sweet Potatoes: This was my Grandmother Candida’s recipe. She makes them with maple syrup! I have never tried the sweet potatoes with the marshmallow topping…and how could I when this one is just too perfect!? (sprinkle brown sugar on the top for extra goodness!)

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Green Beans: Got to have these on your thanksgiving table! boiled and sauteed with garlic in olive oil. Simple and tasty!

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We dried out the wishbone, but looks like I didn’t get the wish this year!

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Romancing the Bean- A Lunch Date

I have been a Starbucks junkie for longer than I can remember. A “Goldmember”…since 2011.

Well frankly, I don’t care for it anymore to be honest! After finding out that its beans have acrylamide in them (yes I’m aware it’s also in many foods) it’s kind of lost it’s appeal to me.  There’s nothing extra special about it really.  My mission now is to explore new places (since being in LA…there are many options) to find the best cup of “Joe”…latte…whatever- that I can find. Here’s a place I visited with the boyfriend for a lunch date. “Romancing the Bean”- off of Magnolia blvd in Burbank! It’s completely adorable inside- with it’s black chandeliers, chic black furniture, and giant blackboard of a delicious selection of breakfast, lunch, and of course-coffee. Outside there’s a few cute patio tables where we ate our lunch. I enjoyed a smoked salmon and cream cheese wrap with cucumbers inside- yum! My boyfriend went for the tuna melt- I had a few bites, and it melted right in my mouth. Then we went back to bask in the romantic ambiance to sip on a hot soy caramel latte. The latte came topped with a little heart- a perfect exemplification of the café’s title. If you’re in Burbank one day, and looking for a great lunch spot- I recommend checking this place out!

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