playing tennis

hanging out (ok, walking by) the 90210 beach house

having absolutely perfect weekends (hiking, tennis, relaxation, pool)

attending a super fun wedding downtown LA

having Minnesota friends around for a few days

laying out at the beach

adjusting very nicely to my new job

celebrating the 4th of July with classic BBQ food: brats, potato salad and baked beans :)

finally attending a wine tasting at Silverlake Wine

getting ready to take part in a SNAP Challenge (eating on a food stamp budget for 1 week) – anyone want to join?

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14 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ For the Health of It
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Ooh, that’s quite the interesting challenge. I may get in on that! I usually spend $150 a month as my grocery budget, so that would be about $37.50 – not TOO far over the food stamp budget….it would be interesting to see if I could trim that down a little further for the week!


    • Emily
      Jul 06, 2012 @ 8:35 am

      Wow, that is a pretty low budget. Any tips for me? I can use all the help I can get!


      • Faith @ For the Health of It
        Jul 06, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

        The thing that really helps me cut my budget is produce stores and farmer’s markets. I kid you not, there’s a produce store by me where I literally can’t walk out paying more than $20 no matter how many fruits and veggies I put into my cart. I’m talking 99 cent peppers, 2/$1 artichokes and organic peaches for $1.50 a pound. Just gotta find one for you out in Ca.!


  2. Alex
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I really want to do a week long series on all the meals I eat during the SNAP challenge. Unfortunately, next week is Restaurant week so that will blow my $31 in a meal. Maybe I’ll try it the following week to give my wallet a break. Excited to see what you come up with and how it goes!


  3. Jonathan
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    I would actually like to do this, and would be interested in writing about the results. It’s a very curious experiment. Are there any “official” rules besides the budget?


  4. luv what you do
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    I totally recognized that beach house. I LOVED 90210!!!
    Happy to hear the new job is going so well!


  5. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    walking by the 90210 beach house has been on my list of things to do since i moved to LA! let’s goooo!


  6. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    I love the photos (stalking) of the 90210 beach house! I wish I was laying on the beach with you! I am so happy to see that you are taking advantage of all that California has to offer!


  7. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Looks like California is treating you well. I can never get enough time at the beach!


  8. stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    sounds like you’ve been having a blast! i’ve been beachin’ it too and also packing up my house to move. busy busy busyyyy summer but so so good :)


  9. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Ah I love your dress! And earrings! Gorgeous!


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