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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Blessed. #nofilter #hawaii

Blessed. #nofilter #hawaii

Perfect pau hana Wednesday! #sunflowersfordays #alligatorbeach

Perfect pau hana Wednesday! #sunflowersfordays #alligatorbeach

Cheers to a 4-day weekend! 🎉🍻☀ #happyfourthofjuly

Cheers to a 4-day weekend! 🎉🍻☀ #happyfourthofjuly

"The only thing constant in life is change" …back on the move and 10 years later its back to the 808. #bittersweet

"The only thing constant in life is change" …back on the move and 10 years later its back to the 808. #bittersweet

Summertime. ☀☀☀ #youonlyliveonce

Summertime. ☀☀☀ #youonlyliveonce

Haven’t posted a recipe in a while, here’s a good one!
Esquites (Mexican-corn salad)
Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter2 cans corn1 can black beans1 avocado2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 glove garlic, grated2 green onions, sliced2 tablespoons feta, crumbledchili powder, salt and pepper to taste
Directions
Melt the butter in pan over medium-high heat.
Add the corn, garlic and black beans. Cook 2 mins, remove from heat 
Mix in remaining ingredients and serve 
I also added some hot sauce (as I was out of jalapenos) and cooked chicken breast so that I could eat it as a main dish.
(original recipe found here)

Haven’t posted a recipe in a while, here’s a good one!

Esquites (Mexican-corn salad)

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
2 cans corn
1 can black beans
1 avocado
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 glove garlic, grated
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons feta, crumbled
chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

Directions
  1. Melt the butter in pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the corn, garlic and black beans. Cook 2 mins, remove from heat 
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients and serve 

I also added some hot sauce (as I was out of jalapenos) and cooked chicken breast so that I could eat it as a main dish.

(original recipe found here)

Happy First Day of Summer!
This year I’ll be spending summer in both Seattle and Hawaii, so in hopes of continuing my “summer list” tradition…here goes! You can spock last year’s list here.
Visit the Hoh Rainforest and the Olympic Peninsula
Vancouver trip
Complete a 30-day yoga challenge (sticking to consistent workouts is hard in the summer, so pushing myself on this one)
Watch 4th of July fireworks (note: I haven’t done this in years!)
Go on one hike a week (pretty ambitious)
Beach BBQ’s and Pool Parties
Get my booty to Kauai
Host a dinner party
Plan a honeymoon (yes, we have yet to do this)
Oh yeah…
10 . Enjoy the most amazing wedding with all the loves of my life!!

Happy First Day of Summer!

This year I’ll be spending summer in both Seattle and Hawaii, so in hopes of continuing my “summer list” tradition…here goes! You can spock last year’s list here.

  1. Visit the Hoh Rainforest and the Olympic Peninsula
  2. Vancouver trip
  3. Complete a 30-day yoga challenge (sticking to consistent workouts is hard in the summer, so pushing myself on this one)
  4. Watch 4th of July fireworks (note: I haven’t done this in years!)
  5. Go on one hike a week (pretty ambitious)
  6. Beach BBQ’s and Pool Parties
  7. Get my booty to Kauai
  8. Host a dinner party
  9. Plan a honeymoon (yes, we have yet to do this)

Oh yeah…

10 . Enjoy the most amazing wedding with all the loves of my life!!

Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you may have been born in the wrong country. Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and being embraced for it. Travel is the same white T-shirt again tomorrow. Travel is accented sex after good wine and too many unfiltered cigarettes. Travel is flowing in the back of a bus with giggly strangers. It’s a street full of bearded backpackers looking down at maps. Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was. It’s the rediscovery of walking somewhere. It’s sharing a bottle of liquor on an overnight train with a new friend. Travel is ‘Maybe I don’t have to do it that way when I get back home.

—Nick Miller, Isn’t It Pretty to Think So? (via ethereally)

(Source: clemonte, via teaminappropriate)

Sun on my face, flowers in my hair.

Sun on my face, flowers in my hair.