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February 2015 Stuff!

February, oh February. Short and sweet lil’ month. February was great. It was a good balance of productivity and relaxation, very rare in my world. I’m either going at warp speed or feeling weird and unproductive. Striking that balance is something I always strive for, but rarely accomplish.

I got really into skin care this month. I bought a lot of flowers, watched a lot of movies, listened to a lot of podcasts.

The month started with me drinking milky coffee in the sun. It was sort of chilly so the sun felt good.

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I went to Ojai for a night. The Ojai Rancho Inn is pretty cute. I got a deal via Hotel Tonight. Have you used that app? You can book last-minute hotel rooms at a really good price. I think we only paid like $70 that night. NOT BAD!

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Ojai is pretty dreamy. The skies are extra blue and the grass extra green.

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Los Angeles gets all its rain in the months of January and February.

For the last few years we’ve been going through a drought, but luckily this year we got some, which means everything has been blooming like crazy; take these upside down horn thingies.

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So many citrus trees have been bursting with fruit, too.

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Crazy child of mine. The grass grew really high on this empty lot and Amelia thought it was super fun to jump through it like a rabbit.

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I read somewhere that dogs like to stick their heads out of car windows because the amount of different smells stimulates their brain.

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Nasturtium is everywhere right now. I’ve been thinking about recipes that include them that aren’t super fancy, like you’d see on a tasting menu.

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The farmer’s markets have been looking a little boring lately, but these heads of lettuces were beautiful.

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If you live in LA, some of the best baked goods aren’t at a bakery, but at the meat and fish shop, McCall’s in Los Feliz.

This kougin aman is the best in LA and maybe the best I’ve ever had? Big statement!

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This dying rose is like the color of my dreams. A pink on its way to mauve with a hint of purple.

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I’ve been playing around with protein additions to my smoothie. I tried the Vega (veggie-based) protein but the stevia is not ok–it taste like chemically fake sugar (even though I know it’s all-natural). So, I’m on the search, let me know if you love a protein to add to smoothies.

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Amelia stole a carrot, per usual.

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Josh and I celebrated V-Day a few days early (he works on the holiday) so we went to Bestia and ate all the foods! It’s seriously one of the best restaurants in LA, which reminds me that I need to do a round-up of my fav restaurants.

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Amelia has a new best friend named Emitt.

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One day she put on my hat and looked super mopey and angsty. Hipster child.

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My friend Lara has the best gem collection ever.

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I went to Venice to eat at Gjusta. Ugh so good.

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And I made Josh pose in front of a pink tree.

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I’m going to be honest with you, sometimes I don’t like living in LA. I want a house with a big backyard and less traffic and less smog. It’s hard to buy a house in LA; I know SO many people who make a good amount of money who can’t buy, or at least they can’t buy the house they actually want. But then I see skies like this and I love living here all over again.

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I’ve been on the hunt for a toner for months now. I didn’t want anything super astringent. (I hate that feeling.) This one from Aesop is the exact opposite. It cleans but also feels hydrating.

I also love their body balm. !

The month ended how it began: lots of coffee, while a certain someone with EGG YOLK on her nose tried to steal it.

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Here’s to a beautiful March!

xoxo
Adrianna

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    Reply Belinda @themoonblushbaker March 2, 2015 at 4:33 am

    She going her through her hipster angst years 🙂 Love the photographs here for Feb!

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    Reply Ashlae March 2, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Pro-tip on making a killer plant-based protein shake: 1/2 scoop Vega, 1/2 scoop unflavored protein powder (there’s a raw company that makes one, but I can’t remember the name and I’m in bed and don’t wanna get out to look) (HA), and 2 teaspoons of cacao if you’re going the chocolate route. Otherwise, just cutting the Vega neutral makes a HUGE difference if you don’t like stevia. XO

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      Reply Ashlae March 2, 2015 at 4:49 am

      ..with SOMETHING neutral. I should probably stop leaving comments from my iPhone.

      • Adrianna Adarme
        Reply Adrianna Adarme March 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

        Ooooo! I love adding cacoa because I love chocolate. Going to try it re: your recommendations! Thanks girlfriend.

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    Reply Alex March 2, 2015 at 5:52 am

    I too hate the taste of stevia! I love a protein powder I get on Amazon called Standard Process. I like the dairy-free one but they also have whey. The are flavorless and barely detectable in my smoothies!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Going to check it out! I don’t mind whey at all. Dairy isn’t my biggest concern. Thank you!

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    Reply Elyse March 2, 2015 at 6:24 am

    My dog has a thing for carrots too!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      She has a thing for lots of things, unfortunately! 🙂

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    Reply Emily @ Life on Food March 2, 2015 at 6:49 am

    I hope March is beautiful too! For the Northeast that means no more snow. I am so jealous of your flowers.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Hoping spring comes your way sooner! You guys deserve it!

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    Reply iscribbler March 2, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Lovely Spring-like photos! We’re all brown and white where I’m at still. I love that last photo and thought there was pollen on her nose! 🙂

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Haha! Her nose always tells us what kind of trouble she’s gotten in.

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    Reply Ulrike March 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I like the taste of Warrior Blend, the natural one, without any sweeteners. It’s good in smoothies, but I never really used it pure. The miracle chocolate shake from sarah. b (mynewroots) is reallyyyy tasty with it.
    I use one thats lupine-based, because warrior blend is quite pricey, but I don’t know if its available in the US. I think you could also use lupin flour instead. It’s nearly flavorles and a lot cheaper!
    Hope that helps!

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    Reply Liza March 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I really love this toner by Mario Badescu. It doesn’t do that stinging, tingly painful feeling that some toners do. It’s also super affordable at $15 a bottle. Highly recommend!

    http://www.mariobadescu.com/special-cucumber-lotion

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Ooooo! I’ve actually never tried any of their products but I’ve heard really really good things.

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    Reply Tricia March 2, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I like ground flax, chia seeds, almond meal (or other ground nuts), and avocados for protein in my smoothies (I choose different ones or combos of them depending on what else I throw in).

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    Reply Kari March 2, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    This looks like it was such a fun trip!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    Reply Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet March 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    When we went to the Ojai Rancho Inn our room was COMICALLY dark. We wound up eating dinner as the sun set and sleeping about an hour later. Julius loved the hot tub though!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 7, 2015 at 11:21 am

      The rooms are not fancy at all. Like, the towels feel like loofahs. Haha.

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    Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) March 3, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Ok, so I am NOT a protein powder person at all–that’s my preface for this statement–but I’ve been doing a lot of weight training over the past two months to get more toned for my wedding, AND I have been having to drink a lot of protein powder. And as not natural as I’d like it to be, I only like Muscle Milk (Chocolate PB). I always use super cold water, add ice cubes, use more powder than recommended, and a small pour of light coconut milk (and sometimes a frozen half a banana), and I really think its tasty actually. I’ve literally always hated protein powder, so that’s saying something?

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