Happy Friday! 

I am doing something very exciting right now – blogging while…sitting at a desk! Most days (recently) I have my computer on top of my dresser while wearing the baby in a wrap and bouncing him up and down praying that he’ll stop crying and waking up his sister who is (sometimes) napping. My computer is always 5 minutes away from running out of battery and I can never seem to find where I scribbled my latest recipes. Well now I am sitting down, coffee on my left, monitor on my right (Eden has yet to commit to a nap), and baby wrapped up in my lap. I have never felt so professional.  In fact, the new workspace is at the top of my list of recent favorite things. 

The “Office”

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Along side the coffee and my fully charged computer is a bookshelf for my photography equipment and props. I have committed 2014 to be the year of food photography and I’m gearing up for major improvements in this area. I’m also finding that by creating a blogging space I can contain my work to Eden’s nap time rather than distractedly working throughout the day, making me all around more present. 

Tea Sparrow

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Tea Sparrow is a loose leaf tea box subscription company that recently sent me a review box. Inside were four amazing and delicious loose-leaf teas: Pineapple Coconut Oolong, Chocolate Pu-erh (pictured above), Ginger Lime Rooibos, and Blueberry Rooibos. Each tea box gives you about 40 cups of tea and I have been enjoying these perfected blends in the evenings when coffee is not an option. If you are a tea lover, I highly recommend giving Tea Sparrow a try.

Instagram

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I was a little bit late to the game (as is the case with most internet-related things), but I am loving Instagram these days. It’s such a fun way to show aspects of my life: my weird kids, my cute dog, the happenings in my kitchen, etc. as well as peek into my friends, favorite bloggers, and celebrity crushes’ (Aaron Paul) lives. If I should be following you on Instagram, let me know! 

Almonds, Almonds, & Almonds 

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I’m not sure why I’m just now discovery how much I love almonds, but I can’t seem get enough. I’m spreading almond butter on everything I eat, snacking on handfuls of raw almonds throughout the day, and sneaking them into every recipe I make. Maybe there is a connection to this superfood and my body’s breastfeeding needs. Whatever the reason, keep them coming! 

Nash Alfonse 

IMG_20140205_152627913_HDR~2 copyI mean, look at this guy! In the past week this kid has been transitioning from a crying, sleeping (except at nighttime), pooping infant to an interactive, happy (sometimes) baby. Recently he’s been responsive to attention with big, open-mouthed smiles and steady eye contact. He even pauses long enough for me to snap a few photos.

Well, those are just a few of the wonderful things in my life right now. What have you some of your favorite things of late?