lately i’ve been…(xi)

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

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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

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lately i’ve been…(x)

wandering the farmers market with Lynn (The Actors Diet)

getting obsessed with Babycakes again…tempted to get the cookbook again

watching fat, sick and nearly dead – have you seen it? Thoughts?

attending the premiere of The Watch (SO fun!)

loving the oscars outdoors – an outdoor movie theatre at the academy. In true LA fashion, the director and composer introduced the film. And a vampire from True Blood was in attendance…. :)

having brunch at larchmont bungalow. (rather disappointing unfortunately!)

watching a little bit of the Olympics.

finishing up my first newsletter at work!

spending time at the pool

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lately i’ve been…(ix)

loving this blog: budget bytes

really enjoying having this face get SO excited for me to get home

really thankful I don’t have to eat rice and beans this week

taking in the ocean in Santa Monica

loving Lindsay’s pictures and stories from her adventure in Philippines

thinking I need this kale market salad from 101 Cookbooks in my life asap

grilling! We are house/dog-sitting and we are able to finally grill this summer, it has been great!

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lately i’ve been…(viii)

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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