Author: Abbey

Do You Listen to Music at Work?

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. I get too distracted by my favorite auditory medium- podcasts- so music provides a nice background noise while I tap tap tap away at my keyboard, as one does. During the most basic tasks I can jam along to Kesha, Macklemore, and Miley Cyrus (recently at least), but for more focused work I rely…

I Turned 24: Week in Pictures

It started off with a long run, where I saw these beauties. Morning commute shadows. My Monstera is settling in to its new spot so well! What a cutie. Much needed┬ádinner, wine, and movie night with Wesley. And her adorable kittens! Did you know cats did this?? But the REAL excitement of the night happened at 2 am when our…

In Defense of YA Fiction

Let’s be real for a second. I will NEVER be too old to read young adult fiction/fantasy and it will probably always be my favorite genre. I’m pretty sure I spent at least half of my childhood living through fantasy books (shoutout to author Tamara Pierce).┬áThe adventures, the fights, the magic. The very clear Good and Bad People. The feeling…

Pizza Night

Last weekend, I ate homemade pizza smothered in parmesan tomato sauce, homegrown tomatoes, mozzarella, red onion, basil from the garden… and the memory was extra sweet since it was made and consumed amidst conversation between old friends and new. This weekend, that pizza was still hanging around in my mind. I wanted to spend time on pizza dough, slather homemade…

Culture Via Text

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) includes more than 34,000 pieces of art. It’s hard to even picture the physical reality of that number, let alone think about how a museum could could make that much art accessible to museum-goers. Luckily, someone had the genius plan to create “Send Me SFMOMA.” Here’s how it works: just text the…

Your Podcast Update

So I know we’ve discussed podcast recommendations here, here, and here, but new ones are popping up ALL THE TIME and here I am to help you keep up! Read on for my current top listens: Talking in Circles Laura Miller’s new podcast is phenomenal. She publishes interviews with friends and family about mental health issues, and somehow keeps the…

PSA: Grey Worm is a Musician

He (Grey Worm aka Jacob Anderson) performs under the name Raleigh Ritchie and music is actually his main thing. He’s been playing music since he was 14, he’s opened for Kendrick Lamar, and in 2016 he released an album called You’re a Man Now, Boy. Who knew, right?!? Check out one of his songs here: Picture via Evening Standard

Customizable Dinner Salad

What do you eat when you’ve had pizza for three meals in a row? According to my lovely farm lady friends in Montana, this delicious (and surprisingly healthy) salad! It has a kale/spinach base and is tossed with a dijon dressing. As with any salad, the toppings really pull it all together. Ingredient options: choose the ones you like and…

Retreat Recap + Playlist

This past weekend, four of us hopped into the car and bypassed the Gilroy Garlic Festival (though not its traffic-*sigh*) in favor of a weekend in Santa Barbara. It was three days of lounging on comfy white duvets, munching on homemade bread topped with TJ’s everything bagel spice, slurping up espressos, boogie boarding, snapping photos (in my case, endless amounts),…

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake

I’ve made this Bon Appetit flourless chocolate recipe four times in the past three weeks. It’s light and fluffy (thanks to the whipped egg whites), but also decadent. The original recipe includes a glaze, which I’ve never made although I’m sure it would be delicious as well. My favorite part of this cake is that is saves INSANELY WELL and…