One last speck of golden light before it rains for the next 5 days.
Weekend reflections: Planned the next 2 months out, did a @drifterorganics V-Day/G-Day pop-up, wrote a lot, created a lot, face (and foam) rolled a lot, masked, moisturized, finished my third book of the year (Bossypants by Tina Fey), slept.
Vegan and gluten-free dark chocolate just in time for Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day! 🍫💞 This recipe is only 5 ingredients (and one of them is optional), involves no cooking, and takes literally 5 mins to make. Check out the video link in my bio to see @nowheylady and me make this in action! Blog post version is up on thefruitsalad.com. . Ingredients: – ½ cup raw cacao powder – ½ cup coconut oil – 2 Tablespoons maple syrup – Pinch of sea salt – **Optional: Goji berries (good for vitamin C, fiber, iron, vitamin A, zinc, and antioxidants, but let’s be real here, we added them mainly for aesthetic purposes because they’re pink) . Instructions: 1. Melt and pour coconut oil into a bowl. 2. Add raw cacao powder, maple syrup, and sea salt. 3. Whisk together all ingredients until well combined. 4. **Optional: Add goji berries. 5. Line a tray or flat plate with parchment paper and pour mixture over it. 6. Place in refrigerator for a few hours to allow liquid to harden. **Optional: Sprinkle a few more goji berries on top for an extra pop of pink. 7. Very gently, break hardened chocolate chunk into pieces and plate. . Store chocolate in fridge in an airtight container and consume within 3-4 days — but you’ll probably finish it sooner. 😉
Where’s my second cup? A perpetual mood. ☕️ (except it’s more like 🍵 because I can’t have coffee)
New video! 6 books that changed my life (link in bio). This is the last video of my 5-part Sweet New Year series where I tackle a common New Year’s Resolution every week of January. There’s also an impromptu nightstand tour that you won’t wanna miss. 😉 Peep the blog post version on thefruitsalad.com. . Tell me, what’s one book that changed your life?
“I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 📷 by @kimathearte
The afternoon light in the kitchen is my fave. ✨ A lot of you have been asking how my DIY faux white marble countertops have been holding up and I’m happy to report they’re doing well! They don’t stain and are really easy to wipe down. Check out the blog post on thefruitsalad.com or tutorial on my YouTube channel to see how I did it.
Highlight of my weekend: repotting my Peace Lily in my @thepursuitsofhappiness planter. 😊