August 2015 Stuff!!


Iced Latte

I recently abandoned this lil’ series I’ve been doing for a few years now. Mainly because I update so often on SNAPCHAT that I figure this is sort of pointless but there’s no writing on Snap so I’m back! And maybe you’re not on Snapchat so that’s another reason why it’s back.

I’m somewhat new to the snap and it took me a very looooong time to: A. Understand it. Holy shit it’s confusing. B. Actually start liking it.

But I Iove it. If you’re not using it, here’s my case: On Instagram everything is perfect. And I get it, we want to feel a bit inspired, we want things to be beautiful. Instagram was sort of built for this. But not Snapchat. It’s supposed to be the complete opposite. Anyone who you think lives a very curated perfect life, go on Snapchat and look them up. You’re instantly like, ohhhh they’re normal. And if you still feel like they’re not very relatable then they probably just aren’t. Haha.

Emerald Beaut Plums

I also get a little weird on snapchat. I let my hair down. I speak in my dog voice and most of the time my snaps are just Amelia trying to eat stuff she shouldn’t be eating.

This summer has been busy but not so busy that I haven’t enjoyed each day. There have been some rough moments too, mainly with family drama that makes me really sad when I think about it. This summer has been a good reminder that life isn’t supposed to be perfect, even if so many other things are good. Challenges are a part of the package.

Thai Massage

This month started with me getting a massage (rough life) because I sort of threw out my back and couldn’t move around that well. Not sure what happened but it was a million times better a few days later.

I also shot a lil’ video with my friend Whitney about shrubs! Here’s the video link.

Whitney Adams

This artist on Instagram made an illustration of my Heirloom Tomato Jam. SO BEAUTIFUL!

Tomato Jam Illustration

I also drank too many iced lattes to count.

Kyoyo Grapes

I went to a lot of farmer’s markets. These kyoho grapes are incredible. They taste a lot like concords but are a little more interesting, I’d say. They’re very meaty and the skins are thick and delicious.

I’m actually using them in a recipe to come so get excited!

Oh man, and sungolds! They’re just so pretty.

Sungold Tomatoes

I made strattu, which is sun-dried tomato paste. It’s something that Sicilian grandmothers do during summer months. I was going to share it on A Cozy Kitchen but I don’t think I’ve perfected it. Maybe I’ll do it next week again when it gets hot. I feel like September might be the best time to do it anyway.


If you’ve been to LA recently, someone has probably taken you to Sqirl. I always drop in but hardly ever get the thing that put them on the map: DIS TOAST! It’s epic.


My other favorite meal to eat right now is MadCapra. This falafel salad with beet sumac soda is my favorite thing in the entire world. I can eat this meal every single day of my life and be totally chill and happy.

Mad Capra

I got a lot of beauty products. I usually don’t buy a ton of new stuff but this month I was like down to try some stuff.


First up, this Freddie Kruger-like LED light mask (!!!).

I always have a bit of trouble with my skin in the summer and so I’m always looking for a solution to help me out. Long story short, the lady who gives me facials told me that I should come in and get LED treatment. Then, I saw this mask and it’s a million times cheaper than going to her (who knows if it’s as effective).

Surprisingly (I mean, very surprisingly), this actually has helped A LOT. It’s sort of weird but it’s worked. My skin is clearer and less red. And when I do have a breakout it heals it so quickly. Weird, eh? Weird.

I’m also in love with these Nars Velvet Matte pencils. They go on super matte and are much more low maintenance than lipstick for me.


I’m in love with this moisturizer from Clinique. I put it on only at night and the next morning my skin feels like it had a gigantic glass of water. It’s refreshed and feels great.

I usually use Aquatic Mint and OMG I love this flavor. It’s so fresh tasting. I know that it is completely absurd to pay that price for toothpaste but I can’t get over the flavors.

Josh and I celebrated our third anniversary this month. We went to the desert and chilled. It was really nice to do absolutely nothing for two days. I also had lunch with Stephanie!

The Ace

Workshop Kitchen


Umm…probably the most important thing that happened in August was whenAMELIA GOT HER OWN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT.

Flower Nose

It’s a dedicated channel to just her. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to make one but man, I am so glad she has her own. It’s so fun and absurd to run her social media. I doubt she’s grateful.

If you want to follow her, DOOO IT!

The next upcoming months for me will be a little crazy. After all, The Year of Cozy comes out (WHAAAA!). The idea of it coming out gives me incredible amounts of anxiety. Like, someone please drug me that entire week so I can deal.

If you have you can still do that!

Hope you have a beautiful September.


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  • Reply Adrienne February 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I miss these monthly recaps and hope they make a comeback in 2017! That is all.

  • Reply caitlin September 22, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Omg what is your snapchat name? I don’t know if I’m just being dumb but I am not seeing it here. I am also obsessed.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 23, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Hahaha. My name is acozykitchen on Snap!

      • Reply Caitlin September 23, 2015 at 4:31 pm

        LOL I am definitely following you now. Your name is of course the most obvious choice, but you know how it’s kind of hard to tell if someone is who you think they are on snap? I just don’t want to follow some cozy kitchen impostor or be a creeper and follow a random person.

  • Reply Sara September 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the mask review! Ever since I saw it on your snapchat I’ve been curious about it. Did you do the thing to make it last longer than 30 uses?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 18, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      I didn’t bother hacking it haha. But there is a video on youtube showing you how to open it up and configure it.

  • Reply Alice September 8, 2015 at 5:17 am

    I love these types of posts!
    And I have to say that I was against Snapchat for so long, but I finally caved and made an account myself. It’s great for random food/pet/weather updates. 🙂

  • Reply parchmentnantucket September 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Oh please oh please don’t give up your monthly postings of “stuff” because I always look forward to it. I’m farrrrrrr too old for snapchat. (and no, I’m not going to disclose my age..) It’s a miracle that I’m on instagram! I’m obsessed with corgis in general and Amelia in particular, so I’m delighted she has her own insta! I, too, recently discovered the Nars lip pencils and I think they are the perfect solution for those of us who are incapable of re-applying lipstick!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      Hahah. I would never ask. 😉 Don’t worry, they’re back! xoxo

  • Reply Heather September 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Haha, I was totally the same with snapchat – at first I was like WTF and now I’m kind of obsessed. I love how real and goofy people are on it… it’s just so fun! I got some good laughs out of your analysis of the people that unfollowed you on instagram.

  • Reply DessertForTwo September 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I’m so glad these updates are back! I missed them. And I’m too old for snapchat. Or too young. I don’t know. 31? Anyway, I like you. I just pre-ordered your book 🙂

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm


      Thank you, girlfriend! xoxo

  • Reply Lindsey September 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    AMEN to that Clinique overnight cream. The ladies at the Clinique counter gave me a free full size jar (WUT–I still don’t even know why) and my face loooooves it.

  • Reply stephanie @ iamafoodblog September 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    1. i didn’t know it was your anniversary! happy anniversary you two 🙂
    2. i love how you volunteered to teach me snapchat…cause i’m too old to know how to use that shiz intuitively.
    3. highlight of my august insta: amelia. totes best ever!
    4. happy september and um, YAY to the year of cozy!!!!!!!!


    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      1. Thanks girlfriend.
      2. I had to Google a tutorial so no shame.
      3. She’s da best.
      4. THANK YOU!

  • Reply Krystal // The Krystal Diaries September 1, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I’m still getting the hang of Snapchat. It took me a while to get it but now I think I’m moving onto the actually starting to like it!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      That’s how it goes. In the beginning I was like, ugh why. And now I think it’s fun.

  • Reply Michelle September 1, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I still don’t understand Snapchat. I try and I try. I am hopeful that it will just make sense one of these days. Hahaha.

    I love Amelia’s Instagram. It’s definitely my new favorite thing!

    That falafel salad!!

  • Reply Sara @ Cake Over Steak September 1, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I LOOOVVEE following Amelia on Instagram. And I’m the same with you when it comes to Snapchat. I’m still in the really early stages where I’m learning to love it but still don’t understand it like at all. Also: the Nars velvet matte lip pencils and that turnaround overnight cream from Clinique are two of my favorite makeup products of all time.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme September 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      I’m a super loyal make-up beauty product buyer so I have a feeling they’ll be a part of my routine for FOREVER!