Thursday, December 31, 2015


"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself." - Neil Gaiman

Happy New Year

Friday, December 11, 2015

breakfast "cookies"

Need a quick breakfast fix, or even late night treat? Look no further, I have the perfect recipe for you!


- 2 medium sized bananas
-1 cup old fashioned oats
-1/4 cup semi- sweet chocolate chips
-Cinnamon (optional)
-Almonds (optional)
-Walnuts (optional)

Materials Needed
-Parchment Paper
-Cookie Sheet
-Mixing Bowl


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-Line your cookie sheet with Parchment paper 

-Measure out the oats and put into a large mixing bowl

-Peel your bananas and break them off into little chunks. Place in the mixing bowl with the oats

 *The best bananas for this recipe are the bananas that are usually too ripe to eat raw*

-Use your hands to mix both the ingredients together. 

*the ratio for this recipe is usually for every 2 bananas use 1 cup of oats. However, depending on the size of the bananas, you may need a little more oats. I usually find myself using about 1 1/2 cups of oats*

-Once you reach the right consistency with the mix, add and mix in the chocolate chips.

-Now start forming your batter into little balls to place on the lined cookie sheet. 

-Once you have placed the balls on the cookie sheet make sure to press down to flatten into a little pancake shape. Since there is no baking soda in this recipe, the balled mixture will not flatten naturally in the oven.

*Optional Step - When you're all done flattening your breakfast treats, sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon, and finely chopped almonds and walnuts over each cookie.

-Depending on how crisp you like your "cookies" place in oven for about 10-15 minutes
*I usually do a happy medium of 13 minutes or so*

-Pour yourself a glass of nut milk and boom! You have yourself a nice little, and fairly healthy "cookie"


*Shout out to my old college roomie Mel for showing me this recipe all those years ago ;) *

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Marfa or Bust

"Marfa: Tough to get to. Tougher to explain. But once you get here, you get it." 


After posting a few pictures on Instagram of my mini-vacation, I have had a lot of questions about my recent trip to Marfa, Texas! So I figured I would write a little post of places we ate, stayed and wandered.


El Cochineal // Definitely on the pricier side, however well worth the splurge! I recommend making a reservation first thing in the morning to guarantee a table.

Beer Garden // Great place for beer, hot dogs, and nachos. Not to mention, great wait staff and customer service.

Marfa Burrito // I mean, the name basically says it all. Make sure to brush up on your Spanish skills before-hand! Or if all else fails, order the can't go wrong. (Other fun fact: Matthew McConaughey has been here, and his pictures are all over the walls!)

Food Shark // Great little food truck, with some delicious falafel wraps!


El Cosmico // We stayed in one of the Safari Tents one night, and the Little Pinky trailer another night. When staying in tents keep in mind that you will be using the community bathrooms, so make sure to bring your personal toiletries to freshen up in the showers. If you're more on the modest side, try upgrading to the trailers! Our's had a personal heated "out-house" and outside shower.

Other places to stay include the Thunderbird Hotel, and The Hotel Paisano


Prada Installation (Valentine, Texas) // Need I say more?

Marfa Lights // You can't go all the way to Marfa and not see the infamous mystery lights

Chinati Foundation // If you're looking for something to do outside (and free), check out the Donald Judd 15 Untitled Works in Concrete

Helpful Travel Tips

- Bring snacks - Although many restaurants state their hours of operation, we figured out the hard way that they are more of a suggestion than actual set times. Make sure to bring little snacks (or meals) to munch on throughout your stay.

-Bring a flashlight - Definitely would have been helpful to navigate throughout the campgrounds at night time! 

- Bring warm clothes - Obviously there is no source of electric heat in the tent, so bring warm pajamas to layer up with if you plan to visit in the Fall/Winter.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Giving Tuesday 2015

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by giving a little piece of hope to those in need. Help give the gift of clean water by donating directly to our Little Pieces of Hope + Charity:Water Campaign page. 100% of your donation will fund water projects for families in need. 

Be the change you wish to see in the world, and give a little piece of hope to those in need this Holiday season.