November 2014 Stuff!


November 2014 Stuff! |

November, November, November! One of my favorite months of the year, every year. I love that it stops being hot. I love that I can wear sweaters and drink tea and wrap a blanket around myself. I love turkey and mashed potatoes and the anticipation of the impending holidays.

November began with a restful weekend. There were clear skies and lots of walks with Amelia. Once I turned in my manuscript, I headed to a newly opened bakery. And normally just tried to chill.

November 2014 Stuff! |

I headed to the newly opened bakery, Gjusta and was so overwhelmed I didn’t get nearly as many things as I had hoped. But I did get to eat this lemon poppyseed cake and drank a cappuchino. Must go back!

November 2014 Stuff! |

There was a day in Venice. I visited this new-to-me store called The Piece Collective.

November 2014 Stuff! |

I spent one Sunday having breakfast in bed with my favorite thief/waffle lover. The bedding is new and I absolutely love it! It’s from School House Electric.

November 2014 Stuff! |

I made lots of meringue and marshmallows.

November 2014 Stuff! |

I experienced a few epic sunsets on my favorite street in Echo Park.


There was a few nights of late work which always calls for take-out from Night + Market.


Amelia always shows me what having a good time looks like.

What a freak.


I had a pretty dinner party outside and made this table arrangement.

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Leaves started falling and turning pretty colors of yellow and orange. FINALLY!

November 2014 Stuff! |

I took this picture of theSE leaves because I think they look like hearts. RIGHT?

November 2014 Stuff! |

There was an indulgent weekday breakfast at Egg Slut. Cue heart-eyed emoji!

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I made a citrus-brined turkey!!! I was really proud of this bird. I looooved it.

Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey |

Josh got all excited about this Cupcake ATM, which if you know him is absurd.

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I developed a full-on obsession with Serial. GOOD GRACIOUS JAY DID IT I SWEAR. READ THIS!

There was a haircut, FINALLY! I’ve been growing out my bangs for the last couple of months and it’s been taking what feels like forever.

Here’s a selfie. Proud to say it was my first ever selfie that I posted to the ‘gram.

November 2014 Stuff! |

I ended the month with a big Thanksgiving bang. I actually didn’t end up cooking very much. I did zero prep the day before. The entire Thanksgiving dinner was whipped up in four hours, including a pie.

November 2014 Stuff! |

On the ole Instagram lots of people made cute things from this blog! Here’s a fun round-up; there are definitely some missing since some of the tags I couldn’t re-find.

Look at all these pretty pies!


I love seeing creations. Whenever I feel super defeated and just down and out, these types of photos make my heart feel warm.


I came home to Los Angeles yesterday. It was cloudy and rainy and kinda cold.

Apparently it’s supposed to rain all week (WOOHOO!). Tomorrow I’m planning on making nachos and decorating our Christmas tree. I have a really good feeling that it’s going to be the best combination EVER!

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  • Reply Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet December 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I have to wait til the rain clears to trim our tree. I’m so jealous!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Decorating the Christmas tree has been delayed because who wants to drag a wet tree into their living room? NOT ME!

  • Reply Hannah Rowley December 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Serial = OBSESSED.
    Cant NOT wait for the new episode!!!

  • Reply Lauren December 2, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Yay thanks for including my pie in the series of pie photos! Your recipes are truly the loveliest! <3 And I can't wait to get obsessed with Serial haha

  • Reply francesca December 2, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Inspiring pie makin’ since for eva. That bed looks SO cozy – I understand why you ate breakfast in it!

  • Reply Belinda December 1, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I’m having some minor surgery in 2 weeks so I subscribed to Serial after you mentioned it in another blog post recently so I’d have something interesting to listen to to pass the time during recovery. It’s now attempting to lure me in everytime I go to listen to another podcast – “Look at me. I have 9 whole episodes for you to enjoy” – but I want to smash them all out in 1 hit.

    And if Amelia is a freak, then so am I. Summer is starting here in Australia and I may have already rolled down some grassy hills to celebrate.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Haha. Awww! Rolling in the grass on a sunny day is awesome. There’s nothing better.

  • Reply Michelle December 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    OMG. I was just reading the same Serial theory on Reddit. I’m convinced Jay did it too! It just seems so…obvious! I’m freakin’ obsessed, and I was bummed to not have an episode this Thursday. I’m a fiend!

    Your November was all kinds of awesome. I have to say I’d have been a little star struck with the cupcake ATM too. I won’t judge Josh (too much).

    Look at all that LA sunshine. So jealous! Portland is in the freeze right now. Not digging it at all.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      I was so bummed about them skipping Thanksgiving. That’s when we all have time! GEEZ! Tomorrow is Thursday. Oh it’s rainy and cloudy now (very Portland) and I loooove it.

  • Reply Abbie December 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I also made your citrus dry brined turkey for Thanksgiving. My first complete turkey ever. It was AH. MAZE. ING. I could hardly believe it. A cozy kitchen wins again!!!

  • Reply Nicole December 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    So I used the base of your Walnut and Angostura pie (used pecans instead) TWICE and OMG! You are so right about using brown rice syrup instead of corn syrup. The flavor is amazeballs! 😀 Long story short, you rock and helped make my Thanksgiving awesome (my friends thank you!).

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      YAY! I’m completely converted. I know for sure I’ll keep using corn syrup for marshmallows because I want my marshmallows WHITE and brown rice syrup will give it an unattractive hue, but for pies like this and other things, I’m DONE with corn syrup.

  • Reply Megan December 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Seriously blushing because you shared my pie picture. 🙂

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      OHH! That’s so awesome! Your pie looked so good!

  • Reply todd wagner December 1, 2014 at 10:54 am

    You’re making me want to move to LA…I think it’s the first time I ever said that!!! 😉

  • Reply Melissa December 1, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Yikes, I just got lost in that Reddit feed for about thirty minutes. It was totally Lucky Jay! Nooo, I’m definitely not at work

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 1, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Oh Reddit is a black hole that will take hours from your life that you’ll never get back. But it’s such a fun read!

  • Reply December 1, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Love to see and hear about the lives of other bloggers. Thanks for sharing!
    p.s. How did you make a whole thanksgiving dinner in just 4 hours!?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 1, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      For starters, there were only four people. And everyone helped with everything!

  • Reply Sarah | The Sugar Hit December 1, 2014 at 3:31 am

    For a first ever selfie, may I say, ya nailed it.

  • Reply Belinda@themoonblushbaker December 1, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I know! Serial is so very, very good! I am so pumped for the next ep. I finally understand the use of podcast. Waffles, turkey and marshmallows? Sounds like a Stella month to me 🙂