Recipe // Grilled Sweet Corn Gazpacho

The perfect no-cook recipe for a hot day: Grilled Sweet Corn Gazpacho made with @TruviaBrand Brown Sugar Blend. Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com #TasteTruvia #ad

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Usually in Seattle we get one or two hot days, but this year we’ve experienced week after week of super-hot days. Most of the city (including #mytinybungalow), doesn’t have air conditioning, so I’ve been getting creative with ways to keep cool. One of my favorite (and yummiest) ways to stay cool in this weather is by serving up sweet corn gazpacho for dinner! Recently, I whipped up this delicious rendition featuring grilled sweet corn and onions — and it has less sugar in it because I used Truvia Brown Sugar Blend. Continue reading “Recipe // Grilled Sweet Corn Gazpacho”

the friday edit

Seattle farmers market, buckets of bright colorful dahlias via jojotastic

Happy Friday, you guys! What are your weekend plans? As of right now, I don’t have any and I sort of love it. Now that I’m back up on my feet more and more, I’ve been getting tired really easily. Usually around 6 pm, I am ready to lay down and go to bed! I guess that’s what happens when you’re totally inactive for 14 weeks. I’m just embracing it though. I’ve never been a good sleeper, so the fact that I’m able to sleep a lot and often now is great.

Here are a few of my favorite reads of the week:

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the evolution of a long-distance friendship with Anne Sage & PayPal

The evolution of a long-distance friendship with @AnneSage and @PayPal plus learn all about an unexpected, fun way to surprise your friends with a PayPal digital greeting card. Learn more on Jojotastic.com #Friendship #ad

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I’m one of those people who is awful at keeping in touch. Quite honestly, I do best with friendships that are the sort where you can go a few months without chatting and then pick up right where you left off. My friend Anne Sage is definitely one of those people. Over the course of our 4 year friendship, most of which has been carried out via text and FaceTime, we’ve each gone through a lot. Break ups, moves, career changes, pet adoption, being broke… so much. But no matter where we are in life, I know I can always rely on Anne for wit, wisdom, and wiener dog photos. With the help of PayPal, I’m sharing a few of my favorite memories of my friendship with Anne to celebrate friendship, plus the details of the fun new PayPal digital gifting cards (aka the best way to surprise a friend with a treat)!

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Recipe // Grilled Peaches with Cardamom Granola and Ice Cream

Grilled Peaches with Homemade Cardamom Granola and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, an easy summer dessert. Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com

Happy stone fruit season, friends! I absolutely love this time of year and today I want to share a recipe that celebrates my most favorite of the stone fruit family, peaches. There is nothing better than the delicious flavor of a perfectly ripe peach. I even love the feeling of the juice running down my chin. Simple moments like that make me think of summertime from my childhood. Meet your new favorite summer dessert, grilled peaches with cardamom granola… and topped with a heavy scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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personal essay // i have nothing to wear.

I have nothing to wear. A personal essay about what happens when your body changes and you don't know how to dress it. Read more on jojotastic.com

I haven’t really thought this post through completely and, warning, it might get a little complain-y. Lately, I’ve been having this feeling that I have nothing to wear. Nothing feels right, nothing makes me feel cute or sexy or like what I have on is flattering. It all just feels blah and totally unspecial. A big part of it is that my body has changed a lot. I spent all winter and spring training and working out. Now that I’ve sat on my butt for 13 weeks with a broken leg, I’ve gotten soft. I definitely have a tummy pooch and only 2 pairs of my jeans fit me now. After working so hard all winter, this just adds one more frustration on top of dealing with a broken leg.

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the friday edit

the friday edit. pink velvet mules, embroidered graphic tee, new herbivore botanicals toner, rachel comey earrings.

Happy Friday, you guys! In case you missed my update on Instagram Stories, I finally have good news about my leg. I saw my doctor 2 days ago and he’s really happy with the results from last Friday’s small surgery. The gap between the broken bits has closed more and it’s definitely looking way more promising in there. And here’s the best news: I don’t need to wear the clunky, heavy boot around anymore! I’m beyond thrilled about that. It’s still hurts a bit to put weight on my leg, but my mobility is improving more and more each day. It finally feels like some progress is being made in my healing and I couldn’t be happier.

Here’s some stuff I’ve been eyeing lately…

Velvet is still a huge trend, so I’m kind obsessed with these pink suede mules.

I’m happiest in a tee, especially one with a sassy message. This one says You Little Shit and I love it.

I pretty much love anything from Herbivore Botanicals, so I’m stoked to try the new Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner.

This bag. OMG.

I desperately want these statement earrings.

Have a great weekend!

my summer 2017 reading list

I’ve been able to catch up on soooo much reading since I broke my leg in May, which has been awesome. About once or twice a month, I’d text my friends who I know have amazing book recommendations and then load up my Kindle so that as I finished one, I could quickly move onto the next. This habit has definitely gotten me through night when I couldn’t sleep and the long hours of boredom that come with keeping my leg elevated and iced.

It’s been quite a long time since I shared my reading list with you guys, so here goes!

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