What I’m Loving Lately: It’s spring!

Spring in Colorado is a wild ride.  It can be sunny and warm and lovely, or rainy, cold and wet.  Or worst of all, it could be snowy.  NO THANK YOU.  While, I KNOW snow in April (or May even!) is a definite possibility, my brain always seems to block that out so that I can feel completely shell-shocked when it happens every year.  I really treasure spring, but right now, I just really want summer.  So this post is an attempt to stay in this moment, recognize the things I love about this season and feel happy for this time.

Cashew Creamer

I already told you guys I made cashew ice cream from this post on Wholefully, but since I bought a big bag of cashews, I figured I might as well try the cashew creamer as well.  Fact: It straight up tastes like melted ice cream!  I asked my in-house ice cream aficionado to confirm this and he agreed 100%.  But when you put just a splash in your coffee, it gives it that perfect hint of sweet creaminess.

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This is actually a picture of the cashew ice cream but shhh, it looked mostly the same.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Radio 

I think I might be all in on Nathaniel Rateliff because while “S.O.B” is fun and I really loved “I Need Never Get Old” when I first heard it on the radio, he actually has a lot more non-radio hit type songs that are GOOD.  Really into “Mellow,” “How to Make Friends” and “Howling at Nothing.”

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Champagne Mangoes

Way cuter and yellowier and mangoier (really pushing it with these fake adjectives right now) than regular mangoes.  I used one to make this salsa for fish tacos a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t decide if the mango or the avocado was the most buttery, I just know they both tasted amazing.

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April Rockies Games

Okay, so Monday night’s game was a little chilly for my taste, but the Rockies like to be a huge tease early in the season, meaning we’re winning lots and it’s fun to watch!  Will it last?  Who knows!  But let’s love it while we can.  Also, cooler April weather means I get to wear my Rockies jacket!

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My Office

I bought a bunch of cheap-o decor when I first moved into my new office, but decided I should wait until the entire renovation was over — aka all the dust had stopped flying — to actually hang/set up anything and MONTHS AND MONTHS later it’s finally up/out!  Joey hung that little gallery wall for me and I love it and him the most.  Now I need to get a succulent for that glass terrarium.  Anyone want to wager a guess to how long that will take me?…

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A Little Bit of Balance

My truest life struggle* will be to find the balance between wanting to try all the restaurants and also cook all the recipes.  This week is a bad example because I’ve barely cooked, but lately I’ve felt like we’ve fallen into a very good and healthy balance between these two things.  As in, we’ve got Tuesday date nights and Sunday breakfasts set (mostly) in stone and I’m genuinely excited to get in the kitchen and make awesome home-cooked things on the days in between.

*But not really, because if that’s the hardest life ever got, I’d be the luckiest person on Earth.

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Tuesday tacos at Dos Santos

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Our favorite kale and mushroom quesadillas

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What I’m Loving Lately: Embracing Winter

I¬†know “embracing winter” can be¬†hard to do, but when cooler temps are the perfect¬†excuse to drink all the seasonal coffee drinks, put on your coziest pajamas as soon as you get home¬†from work, cook the comfiest of comfort foods and get reacquainted with your couch/TV, then it’s a lot easier¬†to embrace this time of year. ¬†I LOATHE being cold and shortened daytime hours are NOT ideal but for an¬†introverted homebody, the “hibernation” aspect of winter really speaks to my soul.

But talk to me again in March and I will surely be whistling a different tune…

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The West Wing

Okay, I know we started this series LAST winter, but it’s seven seasons of 22 hour long episodes, so we should be finishing it by the year 2020. ¬†There are too many other fun things to be doing over the summer to find time to park it on the couch for hours at a time but now that it’s nighttime shortly after we get home from work, we’re diving back in! ¬†Have to try really hard not to think about how different The West Wing presidency is from the one we have in real life…

A Yoga Routine

Okay, maybe “routine” isn’t the best way to put it. ¬†More like¬†trying¬†to go to the same class every week. ¬†But also trying not to judge myself too hard when I suddenly feel like a old inflexible person in comparison to the rubber band-y girl next to me. ¬†Taking myself to a yoga class always feels so indulgent and therapeutic in the very best way.

Theo Ginger 70% Dark Chocolate

I happen to think Theo is the best chocolate because A) I can just buy it at the regular grocery store (not trying to spend $40 on chocolate that has edible pink glitter in it) and B) the squares are just the right size (those Chocolove square are just too small and hard to break!).  I also happen to think dark chocolate is best eaten from the freezer and this is the one I have in mine right now.

Waffles

I know I’ve mentioned waffles in almost every Weekend Things post since the year began, but it bears repeating, right? ¬†So far in 2017, we’ve made these, these and these (technically a pancake recipe, but also makes a killer waffle) and there ain’t no stopping us! ¬†Joey even froze some of the extras and ate them later on by popping them in the toaster. ¬†Here’s to being waffles-in-the-freezer people by the end of the year!

This.  And this.  Nuff said.