I love food...

This post is brought to you by the letter R.  Because it's full of random rambling and ridiculousness.  


If you happen to see my instagram feed...  Well, let's just say that "feed" is an appropriate term.  

One of my goals for 2013 was to cook more, and I'm carrying that over to 2014!  I've been on a "food that looks like other food" kick lately.  And I've been pleasantly surprised by the results.  

roasted broccoli + smoked salmon mashed potatoes + faux scallops

roasted broccoli + smoked salmon mashed potatoes + faux scallops

Pinterest is seriously the greatest invention and my biggest weakness.  It's probably the first and last thing I look at in a day.  And by the sheer number of pins I've dedicated to my food boards, you can obviously see where my priorities lie.  Hahaha...  

pan-seared salmon + lemon & garlic spaghetti squash with shrimp and sausage

pan-seared salmon + lemon & garlic spaghetti squash with shrimp and sausage

I will most likely not be creating each recipe that I have pinned (there's close to 800 combined), but it's a lot of fun to try new recipes and taste new things.  

WHWW: The most wonderful time of the year

I am at my happiest when I am making things.  Whether it's art, food, or crafts!  I just love the feeling of accomplishment and gratification of finishing a project whether it's big or small.  

art + food + crafts

art + food + crafts

Every year, I try to make holiday cards and this year was no different.  I got a little bit more hands-on and put my new Skillshare calligraphy to good use.  (w00t) I'm a long way from being pro, but it was a lot of fun creating these cards and I hope the recipients enjoy them even for a little bit.  

Enter this ridiculously staged and strategic photo of my weapons of mass creation

Ridiculously staged and terribly strategic photo of things...

Ridiculously staged and terribly strategic photo of things...

I come from a big family, but it's been a really long time since I've been able to celebrate with everyone in the same vicinity, let alone in the same country.  My best memories are spent celebrating with people I love.  

I cannot even believe that Christmas is a week away.  This year has flown by.  2013 had its ups and downs… But I just can't help but hope for bigger and better things in the year to come. 

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  Whatever you celebrate, may it be wonderfully happy, filled with laughter, joy and people you care about.  

xo // grace