Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze

We arrived back in the rainy pacific northwest and I busied myself making earthy fall soup and autumn treats almost instantly. The rain has been coming down for days and we really don't mind...after weeks of 100+ degree days in Los Angeles, cozying up in a blanket and thick socks has been heavenly. Perhaps the grey weather will get old eventually, but for now it's nothing but soothing to my soul.

We celebrated our return with french press and pumpkin bread iced with a sticky maple glaze. Admittedly I went halfway homemade with this one, using a Trader Joe's pumpkin bread mix and making the glaze from scratch. Served warm, with cafe au lait: perfection. The maple glaze recipe is below - I suggest you put it on everything.

Maple Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
Slowly mix all ingredients, adding more milk or powdered sugar to get desired consistency. Remove pumpkin bread from pan and let cool slightly. Glaze pumpkin bread & enjoy warm.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

sand and sun

When you go into a shoot totally unprepared for the weather and conditions, but it somehow manages to all work out. We drove a few hours to the sand dunes east of San Diego, dipping in and out of Mexico's cell service, and weren't quite ready for the intense heat and whipping sand. Real talk: I had 1+ meltdowns and had to take a few breaks in the car with the AC on in between outfit changes. But when the hot sun finally gave way, it was a whole new kind of sunset - soft, pretty, and seeming to go on forever over the smooth, sandy hills. We drove the long way home covered in grit, sunburns just beginning to show, happy to have seen the sun set somewhere new. 

shirts: Hello Apparel

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

campground morning

My love for camp coffee is no secret. There's something so gratifying about performing the same morning ritual you do every day outdoors, in the peaceful morning where it feels like you're the only one in the world awake. I usually wake before Evan and move as quietly as possible, lighting the stove and breathing in the cool morning air while I wait for the water to boil. This particular morning was the first time the sun broke through after a rainy few days of camping, so the way the sun rays hit the morning mist was especially enchanting. We made breakfast together, cracking eggs and sizzling bacon, and made plans for a day of hiking and exploring. This kind of morning will always make camping so very worth it. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

from the passenger's seat

when you're a terrible driver and the type to get a bit stir-crazy in the city, the passenger's seat is the best place for you to be. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

louder than the silence

I'm so proud to be part of a generation that is so readily giving back when it comes to business. Young people using their skills, knowledge, creativity and time to not only make things, but to be responsible and compassionate to a hurting world when it comes to their profits. So many companies built by millennials (though the word makes me cringe) are working this into their business models, and I'm all about supporting these kinds of people however possible. 

We met the people behind dprture just a few weeks after moving to LA, and it's been an honor to work with them as they create unique pieces that both represent and fight against issues like human trafficking, clean water, children in need, and more. Check out their website to learn more, and let's support these kinds of business whenever we can!