Monday, September 30, 2013

Go Outside by Cults


Monday, September 23, 2013

Get Outside!

Fall is here, which means winter is literally right around the corner. All of our surrounding states have received some sort of blanket of snow except for us. :( Its coming, so I've been trying to get outside a lot and Hike before all you can see is our precious snow. I love hiking in utah in the fall, its probably my favorite time to get out and explore. The colors are amazing and they make everything feel as if your hiking around in a dream. You don't even feel like your living in real life. Get outside everyone.

I love finding old treasures in the woods

A Stunning View of the Park City Village

Kristina Sandi being a cutie

My little baby Cisco is quite the Hiker

Cisco & Panzo getting married in the Mountains

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Parmesan zucchini bites

This is the best idea ever and it is so easy to make!

 All you need is 1. Zucchini 2. Parmesan 3. Salt and pepper 4. Olive oil 4. Panko bread crumbs (we used a spicier version)

Cut the zucchini up, coat them with olive oil. In a different bowl, mix 1/4 cup of Parmesan and 1/4 bread crumbs and 1/8 teaspoon of salt and some pepper. After, coat the zucchini in the bread crumb mic. Stick the zucchini in the oven on a greased cookie sheet at 450, for about 20-25 min. Yummy!!!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WheatGrass Shots

So as you may know, Gabe & I decided to be pescatarians this summer, cutting meat out of our diets completely. Why? Because we were eating  red meat way too often and wanted to try something new. We also thought it would be a great way to eat more vegetables and fruits, and to add more awareness searching for organic, local, eco friendly foods around our city. 

Every time I work at my restaurant job, I head next store to Booster Juice, a local smoothie place in Park City and pick my self up a protein shake and a shot of wheat grass. I  enjoy the taste of the shot and feel a great, natural burst of energy after I take the shot. It tastes like someone just mowed the lawn, but in your mouth. And its soooo good for you. Chlorophyll, a major ingredient in the shot, does a lot for your body, theres some other perks too. I made a list for all you, so you can understand the benefits.  :) 

1. Gets rid of toxins in your body
2. Strengthens your immune system - It can help cure Bronchitis, a fever, infection and skin disorders
3. Improves digestive track functions
4. Only contains 7 calories
5. Good for loosing weight and cleansing the body
6. Prevents tooth decay
7.  More energy
8. Rejuvenates Blood
9. Builds blood and stimulates circulation
10. Deodorizes Body

You can buy a wheat grass grinder at walmart for $30 and grow your own wheat grass. Did you know wheat grass is gluten free! Holla!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Portland Bound

Yay. I am finally going to Portland the first weekend in October. I have a good friend there to show me the ropes. I have a feeling, a big feeling, that I am going to fall in love with Portland. I've been doing my research on the city and wanted to make a little list of all the things I want to do. I am so excited!

Things to do in Portland
Go to the beautiful Mount Hood
Hit up N. Mississippi Ave. - Go to Animal Traffic (cute vintage store)
Go to Hawthorne Neighborhood- Fun Area
Go to the coast and eat yummy sea food-Heard that this coast is Beautiful
Ride bikes-Ride along the Willamette River
Go to a vineyard (I've never been to one)
Portland Farmers Market-Every Saturday
Hike to a waterfall-there is tons
Tour a brewery- Over 70 Microbreweries in the city!
Hit up Pittock Mansion- A victorian mansion with all kinds of cool stuff inside
Eat at a food truck-Lots of good ones
Go to US Powells Book Store-Most amazing book store ever


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Austin is the Shit

Yo Yo Yo! So think about all the cities you have been to in the US. How many have you ventured around? Whats your favorite things to do in them? It comes to you quick huh? Well, at least for me it does. I have been pondering it lately. I want to go to all the cities in the world and discover their hidden treasures.

South Congree Austin Graffiti

South Congress

When I think of my favorite city, its definitely Austin Texas. I love it. I think good local food, a fun-indie, vintage scene, such unique, eccentric ways of living, individuality and a great music scene is what really fuels the city. Especially the 2 festivals that are a major part of the Austin culture; SXSW and ATX. All of this mixed together creates the unofficial motto that was born in Austin, "Keep Austin Weird." (A polite request for all the locals to keep things local.) I always have a wonderful tour guide that shows me the best of the best in Austin, so I've never had an awful time. Every trip is a fascinating experience.

Last time I was in Austin, we ate a restaurant called Kenichi, Saras's job at the time. We ate some bomb ass sushi, drank sake and got to taste test all the AMAZING desserts. I also learned about Naked Sushi. Get nakey and lay on a table for a party of people to eat sushi off you? If your paying me thousands of dollars? and YES they are. So crazy! But I am not lying, its a real thing. You can check it out for yourself --------->

The trip I took before this previous one, we went for a lil stroll in the neighborhood Sara was living in, and she escorted us to this really cool junkyard/ backyard. The family had built a little house/cathedral fort out of all the materials and pieces they had collected in their yard, mostly made up of bicycle hubs. You could walk in it, up it, and it was an actual little building. It was pretty neat and creativity spiking at its highest. This is the kind of fun things you find in Austin. 

Pagi House

When I went to Austin on my last trip, it was my 26th birthday. I had two things I needed to check off my bucket list while I was there; 1. To ride a mechanical Bull (seeing we were in a city that dominates in country music and cowboy boots, there had to be a bull around there somewhere) 2. To sing Karaoke. My night was very successful.  First I completed the bull ride, did OK and then sang Karaoke at some bar, Weezer, "say it ain't so."Very Rememberable experience. 

YOLO YOLO! Ahhhh Shit!

Have I ever told you about my friend Sara Lynn Karrow? We go way way back. We are 2 peas and a pod and have been since 4th Grade. She moved in 9th grade to Texas. If it wasn't for her, I probably wouldnt not know all the cool things I do about Austin. She works in the Pastry industry, making bomb yummy desserts. She has previously worked at Paggi House, a recommended restaurant for anyone to try if your heading to Austin. Of course I was there with Sara, and we had plates of fresh oysters and other delicious small plates coming at us left and right. People scattering from the kitchen and all around the restaurant to greet us. Sara is a special person and makes everyone gitty ;)
 Sara is very creative, artistic and is so fun to hang out with. NEVER A DULL moment with her. When we reunite, its always a shit show evening with lots of adventure and memories made. I love her to pieces. 

<------------------------------Cutes Patios Ever.

Did I mention she has the coolest house? Her walls are filled with old family vintage photos and just neat little artifacts she has collected over the years. One of my favorites pieces of hers is my moms jewelry box I gave to her when we were kids. I failed to even ask my mom if I could give her the jewelry box, I just gave it away. What a rotten little child I was. My mom wasn't very happy about it. Attention Parents!!!! make sure to teach your
children that giving away other peoples things is not a nice characteristic. I owe my mom a jewelry box. Anyways, its always like taking a trip to the museum when your at her house, and like many houses in Austin, there is eye candy everywhere. Another favorite thing of mine about Austin is the patios that people put together. Plants, lights, flowers, little signs, GREEN GREEN GREEN, stuff, cute stuff, creative stuff. It looks like a board that was made on Pintrest, called "cute patios" I swear.
Austin is constantly striving to be sustainable and local. Sara lives next to a grocery store that is the the cutest place called, called "In.gredients." I went there for my morning cup of Joe. Its right nexr door to her apartment, so I just walked right out the door and bam I was there. Its a zero waste, package free, grocery store, selling local ingredients from local areas around Austin. You bring your own jars, and packaging and take what you want. Its a very sustainable way to shop. I had never seen this before except at whole foods in the nuts and granola section. To see this become more popular in my city would make me proud. Though our summers here in park city are dominated by lots of farmers markets with lots of fresh, local produce, to see something like this become established would be pretty cool. So jealous of Sara that she can walk next door to it.

Anywho I love Austin. I can't wait to return for a visit with my best friend in one of my favorite cities. 

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