What I've Been Loving Lately....

Aloha friends!!! Long time, no blog. 

Photo taken while stuck in road construction on my way to Central Oregon for my sister's wedding weekend.

Photo taken while stuck in road construction on my way to Central Oregon for my sister's wedding weekend.

There has been a lot of transition in my life lately and now that I'm settled in, I wanted to check in. Blogging always seems rather daunting to me. You have to type a post, insert photos, spell check said post for grammar, publish post, and then share your post on social media. I'm getting tired just thinking about it. Haha! I have been utilizing other forms of social media lately for quick, fun updates. Did you know that I'm a social media maven who has YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat (username: kileedanielle), and Facebook?!? That's a lot of social media to keep up with!!! In another few years, we will probably all be on 20+ social media platforms and spending so much time posting to all of them that we barely have time to live our lives. 

This is why I try to strike a balance between posting on social media and disconnecting from it to simply live my life. Before I head out for my Sunday hike, I want to share some of my favorites as of late.

What I'm Listening To:

ZAYN | Mind of Mine | How had a never heard of ZAYN until hearing "Pillowtalk" on the radio? ZAYN has (dare I say it) replaced Justin Bieber as my top teen-pop lover. ZAYN you can serenade me any day! I'll pretend that you're at least my age, or even better, 40.

Drake | Views | This is my favorite Drake album thus far. It has a much more laid-back vibe than his previous hits. It's perfect for after work strolls through the park. My favorite tracks are With YouOne Dance, and Fire & Desire. His lyrics are the best!

What I'm Eating

As you might already know, I love to eat. Not only do I love to eat, I love to cook. This proves to be an excellent combination because I get to enjoy the cooking process as well as the dining process. Winning!

Egg, Avocado, Gluten-Free Toast | breakfast winner

Thai Shrimp Curry Noodles | I ate all the shrimp the first night I had this. The next day, I grilled up some chicken breast and threw that in as i reheated the leftover noodles.

Cobb Salad Impersonator | I rarely have everything on hand to make a cobb salad, so I use whatever "cobb salad type" ingredients I have on hand. This one had salad greens, tomato, avocado, cucumber, blue cheese, sunflower seeds, cilantro, and garlic salad dressing.

Roses 4-Everrrrrr

I have a deep appreciation for beauty and flowers. I go out for a morning walk almost daily and alway stop to snap at least a pic or two of the gorgeous flowers that are in bloom. The last photo is extra special because it was my bouquet from my sister's wedding last weekend.

And with that, I'm out! Time to do my hike and stock up on groceries at Trader Joe's for the week. My weekly shopping list is almost this list to the tee.

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