Jessica Holoka

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💻 Blogger at Living La Vida Holoka
🏖 NJ native
💏 Wife & 🐶 fur mama
👩🏻‍🍳 Home chef
✂️ Maker of pretty things
✌🏻 Hippie at heart

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We're halfway through the week and it feels like it's starting to officially cool down around here.  So it's the perfect time to bring out our favorite soup recipes!
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One of my favorite Japanese starters is miso soup.  It's traditionally made with a miso based broth, tofu, seaweed, fish sauce, and not much more.  But today, I'm sharing an entree worthy miso soup recipe!
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My miso soup is made without the seaweed or fish sauce, but includes soft and chewy Udon noodles. It's a satisfying and delicious way to welcome the cooler weather.  It's full that great, umami flavor and it's 100% vegan, too!
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Get this Japanese inspired recipe today on the blog (#linkinbio)! 🍜
#AD The start of fall is just a few days away and I’m beyond excited for cooler days and cozy nights! 🍂 I’m also excited to change up our menu with seasonal flavors!
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For instance, I can’t stop stocking our fridge with things like figs and sweet potatoes. That may also have a little something to do with my latest sweet potato toast 🍠 recipe! I made it with figs, prosciutto, pistachios, and @montchevre honey goat cheese!
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Click the #linkinbio to get started on this recipe! It’ll be a delicious way to welcome fall this weekend! #montchevreisgoat
#AD Happy Monday! We're that much closer to the official start of fall!  I cannot wait!  Even though it's still going to be in the 80s this week, I've started to put some of my summer clothing away. 👙👚👖
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Today on the blog, I'm sharing simple tips to make the transition from your summer wardrobe to fall so much easier!  And it all starts with the freshness and amazing scent of Gain Fresh Water Sparkle™ ✨products!
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Check out my post (#linkinbio) to get your closet ready for cooler weather! #SparkleWithGain #ILoveGain
If there's one thing on my bucket list, it's seeing the Aurora Borealis.  I'm obsessed with the night sky and think it's one of nature's most stunning and magical phenomenons!  Now, I get to wear a bit of that magic with @secret.wood's gorgeous "Aurora Borealis" ring!
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These rings are made with natural elements so you can connect with #nature where ever you are!  I cannot wait to add another one of these fascinating rings to my collection soon!
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Save on your own #secretwood purchase by using the code "thanks_lavidaholoka" on any purchase.  Discount is good for the first 15 people!  Which ring will you choose? #sponsored
#AD Yesterday, we celebrated my little sisters and their future husbands with a joint engagement party in my parents’ backyard. I helped with decorations and brought over a special treat.
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You know how much I ❤️ my friends at @fruitbouquets! They were nice enough to send over this “You’ve Got My Heart” fruit arrangement to make the day sweeter! It’s made with chocolate covered pineapple hearts, chocolate covered apples (my favorite!), chocolate covered strawberries, and melon.
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Visit fruitbouquets.com and choose one of their delicious arrangements for your next event or gathering!
There's a delicious dip in temperature that makes it clear that fall is finally on its way.  I think it's my favorite season.  I love the colors, I love the chill in the air and the transition between holidays, but most of all, I love the food.
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It's squash season and this season goes well beyond pumpkins.  While walking through the farmer's market, I can't deny picking up a spaghetti or acorn squash.  They all have a distinct flavor of their own, but acorn squash is buttery and nutty.  A perfect combination of flavors for fall, especially when stuffed!
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Today on the blog, I'm sharing a recipe for Sausage, Wild Rice, and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash (#linkinbio). This delicious dish is full of flavors that taste like fall in every bite!
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Made with locally grown @dreyerfarms acorn squash and @hatfieldmeats ground sausage.
What’s your favorite kind of donut? 🍩  If you’re partial to a Boston cream or Bavarian cream, get ready to celebrate! This Friday is National Cream Filled Donut Day!
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Did you know that there are actually TWO donut/doughnut days throughout the year? I just recently learned that Cream Filled Donut Day was a thing, too! So now you get THREE days to devote to everyone’s favorite fried ring of dough!
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So to celebrate donuts in general, I’m sharing a bunch of donut items on the blog today! Click the #linkinbio to make everyday a little sweeter with donut gear and more!
Happy Welcome Home Day, Hunter! Three years ago, we brought this little guy home! Some days, it feels like he’s been here forever. Not gonna lie - some days, I feel like taking him back. 😂 But our home wouldn’t be the same without him.
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He’s got such personality, is constantly looking for a belly rub or butt scratch, and always makes us laugh! He’s a good dog and my best fur buddy! This dog has it pretty good with us and he’s made our lives so much better!
Sometimes you have to step away from that blinking cursor and get some fresh air. Even if there’s a raindrop here and there. And especially when the air is cool and feels like fall! 🍂
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It’s also nice to get in a walk (it’s been a while) and spend some of that extra time with the hubs. Maybe this means we’ll start resuming those evening walks together. Weather, don’t fail me now! 🤞🏻
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I’ve missed that little chill in the air, the feeling you get after a good walk, and especially roaming the neighborhood with these two, talking and laughing!
Who needs a good chocolate fix after this holiday week? 🍫 Whether you went back to school or back to work, @lindt_chocolate will definitely make heading into the weekend a whole lot sweeter!
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Pick up 5.1 oz bags of LINDOR truffles at @walgreens. They’re 2 for $7 right now, so I grabbed ALL of my favorites!
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#sponsored #LindtPartner #LINDORatWalgreens #lindtlove #WalgreensFinds
Happy Thursday!  Today on the blog, I have a fun download for your iPhone! 📱 If you've been following me on Facebook and Instagram, then you know that we've had some new, woodland neighbors visit us!
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It's been a couple weeks since there's been any fox sightings around here.  My husband saw two little foxes run through our yard a couple weekends ago, but that's been it!  Hopefully they've either been moved or found a better place to stay on their own.
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Head over today to the blog today (#linkinbio) for what's probably my last fox update. 🦊 Plus, download this fun freebie to dress up your iPhone/iPhone Plus for fall!
Sometimes I purposely buy 🍌 just to let them sit out on the counter and get over-ripened for baking. I made some banana chocolate chip muffins this morning that smell amazing and are begging to be shoved into my mouth! It definitely feels like the start of baking season. Doesn’t it?