Coconut Cheesecake Biscuit Bombs
San Diego has these places I affectionately call Liquor Delis and they’re the weirdest thing. As the name implies, they’re liquor stores that are . . . also delis. Maybe you grew up with this and it’s totally normal for you, but to me this is about as weird as the gas station in North Carolina that sells fried chicken (the best fried chicken ever, incidentally). And even weirder than these places existing is the fact that they’re my new favorite thing.
Coconut Cake with Whipped Frosting (and My First Trip to Disneyland!)
I WENT TO DISNEYLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME and I am hashtag blessed. I went with some experienced Disney veterans and I’m so glad, because one thing I discovered is that Disney is a giant, whimsical STRATEGY GAME OF DOOM.
There are plenty of people drifting around like so much flotsam and jetsam in a sea of mouse-eared confusion. They end up in interminable lines and make the mistake of bothering with Autopia. They probably have fun. But then there are these OTHER people … people who straight up DO DISNEY.
THEY HAVE PLANNED. THEY HAVE PREPARED. MAXIMIZING FUN IS THEIR MIDDLE NAME (it makes for awkward business cards, but they manage).
Coconut Cream Sugar Cookie Bars
This is the first story in the I Changed My Mind series, where I’m going to share stories of times I changed my mind about significant beliefs in order to model vulnerability and nuance, something I think is lacking in our public discourse right now. Hop back to the series introduction to read about what inspired this collection!
I hope you’ll join me in the comments to share stories of when you changed your mind. As a reminder, this is a series to prompt one another to be vulnerable, be sincere, and listen — not to argue or debate. So, when have you changed your mind?
I changed my mind about politics after voting in my first election. (more…)
Comfort Works is providing me with materials at no cost so that I can share my experience recovering my Ikea sofa with you! All opinions are (always) my own.
Hot Toasted Coconut Cake
So I’ve been-done-lovin’ Comfort Works since I bought my first Ikea Karlstad sofa slipcover from them three years ago. That slipcover has held up great, but I’m a redecorating junkie, as you know. Now that my bedroom is wannabe-hipster-chic, I decided I wanted to make a BIG change to my living room, too!
Here’s my couch before: (more…)