I am really stoked to introduce to you a new series that will be featured on the blog! I wanted to create something new for you that will keep you entertained but also get you thinking. Bestie Talk was inspired by the conversations that Mara and I would have. Our conversations are always fun and random but also can hit topics of vulnerability. With this, we hope you will want to join in our conversations too!
During this social distancing time, my family and I have been exploring new recipes more than ever now that we have the time to do so. Each night each of us takes a turn in the kitchen creating new meals. We have made it fun by turning dinner into a Top Chef competition each week.
There are some things now that as an adult make me nostalgic for childhood. I love the way some foods have the ability to transport me of a special time and place in my life. I remember as a kid looking forward to this dessert made by a cousin and I’m so pleased to have found the recipe to share with you!
There is nothing more that I love than to start my day with a great cup of coffee. My sister-in-law recently introduced me to a new way to make the most delicious iced coffee at home. It is so simple and does not require a lot of time.
It goes without saying that reading is a huge part of my life! I enjoy the sense of peace it brings, new perspectives, and challenges that I create for myself. Over the last few years, I began to share more and more of the books that I’ve read. My love for reading inspired me to start a new IG page (@girlfromctreads) dedicated to creating a community that shares my same passion as well as a place where we can discuss books, authors, etc.
Now that most of us have a bit more time on our hands, it allows us an opportunity to catch up on shows/ movies that have been on our watch list. To say the least, I do not think I have ever watched as much tv in one setting than I have over the course of one week.
Amidst this unsettling time, there is so much to still be grateful for. I am grateful my family still has good health (*knock on wood), food on the table, work, entertainment, etc. but we continue to remember those who are affected by COVID-19 in different ways around the world.
This past year I read so many amazing books and explored different genres. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by a few friends who also share an interest in reading which made it fun to discuss opinions on some of the books as well as share new recommendations!
It has been while since I shared a roundup of items that I have been loving. This list is a bit random with some beauty, a podcast, and some items that have been keeping me cozy now that it is a bit colder.