There are few things I love more than a good taco.
There are so many good ones, and they're SO easy to make.
I've had a lot of time to play with different recipes during all of this stay-at-home business. From sweet + savory bbq chicken tacos to perfectly spicy sriracha tacos with a crunchy shell, I have discovered some gems. I even found some delicious hacks for sides and the easiest, yummiest marg.
I apologize in advance for the lack of pictures in this post. I got a new phone during the process of collecting pics and lost all but one. However, I promise, what this post lacks in visuals, it makes up in delicious recipe goodness!
If you were to walk into my apartment right now, you'd likely think I'd been abducted and/or robbed. It's a mess. An actual entire mess.
A flurry of sundresses, sandals and distressed denim.
Piles, varying in height, of hot weather clothes. The kind you wear for hours of sweaty tours, but also the kind you wear for toasty nights of wine and twirling.
I've officially been in my St. Louis loft for a month, and I am proud to say I've only got a couple boxes left to unpack. Between work and a fairly active social life, I have to cram the process of making my space a home in wherever I can. No one who knows me will be shocked to learn that unpacking my books onto my bookshelf was one of the first things I did, and I was delighted to find the perfect little nook in my bedroom for this bookshelf- one I've had since I was in middle school.
Multiple people told me that Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things is an absolutely must-read, so when I saw it chillin' on the sale table at Costco I knew I had to get it. It's timely, culturally relevant and beautifully written. Y'all, I can honestly say, I think it's one of the best novels I've ever read. Seriously.
Having meals already prepared ahead of time never fails to make my weeks easier. Work, social outings and being on time to places is hard enough- your food shouldn't add to that. Meal prepping has also helped me develop a love for cooking nutritious food. I've shared a lot of my dishes on social media, and I always get a ton of questions about recipes so I am going to try and make it a habit to share the recipes I make each week!
Now, I am a firm believer in breakfast being crucial.
One of the many benefits I got from going through the Whole30 program is a newfound love for cooking. Seriously. I never really had an interest in spending time in the kitchen growing up, but reading labels, understanding what's in my food and actually cooking meals that make me feel good has given me the sweetest feelings of joy and fulfillment.
If you've ever been in a relationship, or even a good friendship, you know the importance of quality time. I lived with my best friend all through college. We did almost everything together. On-campus Starbucks lines, random Mexican restaurant trips and loud music blasting sessions while outfit swapping to get ready to go out.
A new season is the perfect time to start a new book. Seriously. Whether you're someone who always has a paperback tucked in your purse or you're just trying to figure out a way to fill the time on your trip to Thanksgiving dinner, a good book is always a good idea. Over the past few months, I've read six books that were all uniquely interesting, intriguing and impactful. I'll warn you now, all of these books aren't for everyone. A couple are pretty out there in terms of subject matter. However, I am such a firm believer in diving into the way other people live and see things to build understanding. I've given a brief synopsis of each of these books and shared some of my thoughts. I think each one is a good choice for someone, depending on who you are, what season of life you're in and what interests you. Enjoy!