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Speaking of turkeys... 😍😍😍
We love our crisp morning walks! Such a gorgeous fall day. ❤️ Now were back home eating wood chips... 🤦‍♀️
“They called my name! I’m finally goin’ up!” ❤️😜🙌👩🏻‍🚀 Our Ruby was an astronaut, Papa was the moon and Momma was the stars. We got Honorable Mention at the holiday party we attend, so we’re riding that glory to New Year. 😜 *swipe 👉 for more*
I LOVE making Halloween treats! These are Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Pops. SO PSYCHED it’s holiday season. ❤️🎉🙌🧟‍♂️👻🥧🎁🎄
Leftover Chicken Soup became Chicken Pot Pie became a Decorated Chicken Pot Pie... I really wanted to hand paint it before baking but The Rubes wasn't having it.  She's killin' me, Smalls!! (Thanks @christinehmcconnell for the inspiration). ❤️
Despite the fact, Halloween isn’t even here yet, despite the fact we haven’t yet broken bread over our Thanksgiving tables... my greasy, haven’t-showered-in-four-days, finally stabilized blood pressure medicated, disgusting house lovin’ self is still WILDLY excited about Christmas this year!!! Not only because my sisters will be with us for the week and we will FINALLY have the Amy Grant Mountain Christmas Special of our DREAMS to take part in... But ALSO because it’s the one time of the year the decor of our mountain rental doesn’t give me the heebie jeebies! YAY!!! BRING ON CHRISTMAS!!! #MyKitchensBetterThanYourKitchenAtChristmas !!! 😜❤️🎄
The SoCal skies have been really pretty lately. I’m going to pretend it’s because fall is here in the mountains. 😜
Had a delicious meal in #Ojai at Osteria Monte Grappa. Agnolotti: ravioli filled with beef, prosciutto, mozzarella & grana cheese, topped with browned butter, crisp sage, crumbled parmigiano reggiano cheese& a splash of tomato sauce. After watching @ciaosamin make handmade pasta on #saltfatacidheat (oh my god, I LOVE this show!!!), I was inspired to recreate this dish. (Because I have NOTHING ELSE going on right now!!! 😂) I did my best but attempted  a wheat & bread flour egg pasta (all the flour I had on hand) with prosciutto and Italian sausage, onions, garlic and Parmesan. The pasta was a little too thick but the flavors were there! Psyched to try again with a more standard semolina flour. Now back to doing a cake order, taking care of a baby and preparing for an interview... 🤪❤️I cant help it. I LOVE eating delicious things. Whose with me?! *swipe 👉 to see the result*
It’s super gloomy here... but somehow I’m making do. 😉❤️
What an amazing day and it’s only Friday! 😭🎉❤️ Got a reading for my 40th and the beach was one block from my psychic. Had no idea!! 😭😍Not sure why we spend two hours trapped in hot cars and crazy traffic to get to Santa Monica when there’s a stress-lesser 2 & 1/2 hour joyride to Ventura County and empty gorgeous beaches. Then, I ate a super fresh lobster roll. And now I’m taking a salt bath... I’ve already cried like 146 times. ❤️
Dear baby, you turn eight months old today. Rather than celebrate with you, I am on my way to Ojai to meditate, rest and relax for the weekend. I find it so amusing that adventure used to be climbing mountains and the unknown— stepping out of my fear to do what scares me. Now your slobbery kissable face is my new adventure, and the fear I face is leaving you and letting go of what could happen. But I’m doing it, little one. I have to. For you. So you see a Momma that’s thriving and are never afraid to spread your wings. Take good care of your Papa, he loves you so much. And Momma will see you soon. But not too soon. There’s a salt bath and an olive ranch that has my name on it. ❤️
We love our little white jumper, Aunt Heather! Thank you so much!! ❤️❤️❤️