Tuesday, May 19, 2015

recipe for adulthood.

one of my goals for this year was to get my feet wet in the kitchen. i'm happy to report that my efforts have been pretty successful thus far. of course, i've hit a few bumps in the road. for example, my italian meatballs ended up being more like italian mush. (never underestimate the power of bread crumbs.) i've also spent an obnoxious amount of time wandering around grocery stores trying to find specific ingredients off my recipes. i think i have every grocery store in this town memorized by now. i've found a majority of my recipes on pinterest. its mind boggling to think of how people lived without that gold mine of inspiration.

here are some pics from the first three attempts: 

i'm realizing there's a lot more to being an adult than learning how to cook, but here's what i've learned about life from my short time in the kitchen thus far: 

1) changes start to happen in your life when your get shit done
2) know your weakness & play on your strengths 
3) you can decide which rules (& recipes) you break, just be prepared for the consequences 
4) you stop overfilling the trash can when you have to start emptying it. 

if you have any favorite recipes, please feel free to send them my way! 

xoxo, lauren

Monday, May 18, 2015

i like my clothes, like i like my coffee.

look what i found! an old post from a couple months ago, that in the mess of school & life i forgot to post. better late than never, right? this dress was one of my favorites this winter season because of its versatility. i've transitioned it into spring, too. its light & stretchy fabric works well for all seasons. i've quickly realized that filling your closet with staples items, rather than random pieces is the best & easiest way to expand your wardrobe!

xoxo. lauren.