into DIY art projects (this one is going up in my office and came from Bower Power)

feeling like LA is really small…I’ve run into 3 people from high school/college in the last few weeks – all random!

brunch at AMMO – so good

meeting my new adorable cousin and having a West Coast family reunion!

drooling over this grilled steak, avocado and spicy crema sandwich


finally getting back to a hot power fusion yoga class…it was wonderful but the music was iffy (Call Me Maybe? Really?)

eating more delicious salmon from Copper River

spending a day at Crystal Cove Beach (in between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach – it was gorgeous and we’ll definitely be visiting again soon!)

seeing Liza Minnelli at the Hollywood Bowl

finishing up the book Wild, by Cheryl Strayed – SO good!

staying up too late on a school night seeing Animal Kingdom at the Troubadour

Lately you’ve been…

25 Comments (Reply )

  1. stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    that.steak.avocado.sandwich. !!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Faith @ The Cheap Girl's Guide to Chic
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    Call me maybe…in YOGA? That would have made my day, but probably in a “you’ve gotta be kidding me/laughing so hard I’m falling out of poses” way. I love the instructor at my studio who uses a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers in her soundtracks, though. It’s fun to mix it up!


    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 8:47 am

      Yes, it was really distracting! I love music in yoga, but I guess it has to be a little more mellow/alternative and not so poppy! (I save pop for cardio!)


  3. Anna Johnson
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    Love your art project – that looks great! The beach sounds amazing. Lately I’ve been trying to enjoy our summer weather (boooo MN winters come to fast). Can’t wait to catch up in person next week! :)


  4. theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    I love that DIY art project! It looks amazing and I already bookmarked the website with instructions! Crystal Cove is one of my favorite beaches to go to when I am home, there is also a trailhead not to far away and you can go on a hike with gorgeous views of the beach!


    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

      Good to know, thank you!


  5. erin
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Gorgeous DIY project! Will be adding to my to-do list…

    Lunch, sandwich, beach… all look amazing!

    Lately I’ve been… getting back into yoga (minus the strange music… and, yin; have you tried yin?!), swimbikerunning, brainstorming for my blog and searching for some #joblove :)


    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

      Is yin at CP? I don’t think they offer that class here…they really only offer C1-2, HPF and Yoga Pilates. :(


      • erin
        Aug 16, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

        It’s only offered at the Edina studio, but is worth the drive across town on Sunday afternoon! Yoga Pilates sounds great… is that at CPY out there?


  6. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Adore the DIY art project! I so want to be crafty and do things like that…yet I know I’d be terrible at it :) Must give it a try sometime!


    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

      Trust me, I don’t have a crafty/artsy bone in my body! I don’t know what came over me!


  7. Amanda
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Love the art project. I love the Bower Power blog too!

    ugh Call Me Maybe at yoga? No. Just no.


  8. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    I LOVE that art project! I’m actually thinking of whipping up a few of those myself. ;) That sandwich is making me crave a big steak. Yum!


  9. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    Everyone has been reading Wild. I’ve gotta see if this is on audiobook!

    Lately…I’ve been crying :( It’s been a bad day!


    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that, hope your day turns around for the better!


  10. Christy Smith
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Do you ever do Bikram, Emily? I never used to be a yoga person but I started that up a few months ago and I love it! Hope you’re having a great summer, and have a great time next weekend!! :)


    • Emily
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

      LOVE Bikram! Took a class the morning of my wedding. :) Sadly, the studios that I go to here in CA don’t offer bikram, but I’m going to have to find a studio that does, I’ve been missing it!


  11. Baking Serendipity
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    I love that steak/avo sandwich! And have been running into old friends from high school lately too. Still not sure if I love that yet or not :)


  12. luv what you do
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Playing in Door County Wisconsin! And eating dark chocolate covered cherries : ) I wish I was playing at the beach. Great to hear what you’ve been up to!


  13. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    You made that arts & crafts project?? I love it!


  14. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    we went to crystal cove state park several times on our honeymoon! we stayed at the mariott resort just up the road a mile or so away… newport coast villas. ahhh brings back memories!


  15. Lori
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Not sure I could handle that song in any kind of yoga class! Love that painting – gorgeous! And the food has me so hungry. Lately I’m enjoying the excitement of a new writing gig, thinking about our winter vacation this year and enjoying the very autumn like August we are having!


  16. mary beth
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    love the diy project. i still do not have my gallery wall up!


  17. luv what you do
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    If you’re up for it, when you return…I’m tagging you for the inspirational blogger award!


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