chocolate pancakes

School started back up (in Florida) and pretty soon it will be “Fall”…it will still be 75 degrees, but we’ll all pretend it’s not. We’ll switch from ice tea/coffee to hot pumpkin chai whatevers, ditch the flip flops for boots (short and tall), then change out our chachkis (tiny gourd, anyone?) We tend to be…

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peach basil salsa

Not going to lie, I’m a lazy cook. I do eat mostly organic but I’m totally okay with short cuts. I use canned fruit, instant rice, pre-cut veggies… and usually throw everything into one bowl for less dish washing…whatever works. The other night I cooked mild italian chicken sausage with kale (from Publix), some brown…

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coffee and coconut oil sugar scrub

It’s 8pm on a Wednesday and I’m sitting here with my stalker – I mean cat – in my pajamas, with a lovely blue-gray mud mask on my face. It’s pretty great, actually. I’ve been using these Que Bella masks for a couple months (get’em at Target, 8 out of 10 hermits prefer Target to…

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gimme a little sugar

Let’s exfoliate! It was a weekend of exfoliation in more ways than one. I was able to clean out 2 of my 5 closets. All my closets are “Monica Closets”, mind you. I can’t bear to part with anything much, I also cannot abide clutter… therefore… CLOSETS! It’s been a while since I set out…

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