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summer yogurt bowls

Summer Yogurt Bowls

Whether you’re looking to mix up your morning routine, or just trying to get breakfast in your busy day, this recipe is quick, doesn’t require any heat, and is absolutely beautiful. If you are someone who loves making sure your food looks pretty this recipe can’t be beat. Our favorite way to make this recipe is to spend a slow Saturday strolling through the farmer’s market, picking the freshest fruit our hearts can find. In a bowl of flavored greek yogurt you have protein for the day and fresh fruits to naturally sweeten the tart flavor of the yogurt.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!

cheers to the weekend

Cheers to the Weekend

Happy Friday everyone!

Wow what a week it has been. Between graduations, mother’s day, and saying farewell to friends as they leave for distant lands some for longer than I would like. May is always a season of transition, of hard goodbyes, and figuring out the next steps. While it is my third May in this community, I can’t say that the practice has made farewells any easier. I’m welcoming my travel in the upcoming weeks as a slight reprieve and embracing all that comes with the summer months. I’m hoping to find a few adventures and moments of downtime during the weekend. Also, pool parties and nights on the patio will become the norm as we hit our first week of triple digits temperatures. You will find me hibernating inside or in the water from now until September.

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Soak and Swim: 2017 Swim Picks

Summer is almost upon us. This Sunday NorCal will hit triple digits. You will find me at the lake or by the pool. For most of us, we live in our swimsuits when it comes to summertime and while I used to think one pieces were the norm; however, when it comes to life in NorCal it’s hot, hot, hot. Two pieces have become a necessity to prevent heat stroke. (That’s all too real when kayaking on the lake under midday sun.) I’ve moved away from sets and have added variety to my collection by choosing different tops. It’s a great way to add a fresh piece and look without spending loads of money.

Last year I purchased these bottoms from Albion Fit and absolutely love them. With being high waisted and full coverage, there’s a lot more grace whether houseboating on the lake, hiking up waterfalls, or hoping in and out of a kayak. When it comes to swimwear, I’m a firm believer that things should stay put. Because I love these bottoms so much, I’ve paired three tops that will go with this basic.

Keep reading for our swim picks for 2017. Perfect for soaking in the sun and swimming in the surf!

summer essentials for her

Our Summer Essentials for Her

With May in full force, we’re starting to have weather reach the triple digits. Needless to say it’s hot, really hot. This weather will last through September. I’m always on the lookout for breezy and light pieces to refresh my summer wardrobe. Over the past few years, I’ve decided to traded in fast fashion for investment pieces that are higher quality in nature. It’s a less is more approach. We can’t tell you how excited we are to find brands that are using a transparent and ethically sourced approach. These pieces are stunningly beautiful, have affordable price points, and will be the perfect addition to your summer capsule wardrobe.

Keep reading for our summer essentials after the jump!

iced lavender dirty chai

Iced Lavender Dirty Chai

There’s something about lavender. I absolutely love it. If I’m looking for a workspace away from home I usually head to a favorite coffee shop and get their honey lavender latte. It’s my favorite and is the perfect start to my workday. With summer temperatures on the horizon, it’s time to break out the iced drinks with a touch my favorite, lavender. Paired with the nuance of chai, this drink uses a homemade lavender syrup with fresh lavender from the garden.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!