Halloween Hangover

I love all Holidays and I am a little sad to see Halloween come and gone. This year was fun filled with trips to pumpkin patches, mulled wine, carving, pumpkin flavored treats, many Halloween movies and of course costumes!

Hocus Pocus is a classic and I can watch it every year and not grow tired of it!

Mulled wine! Delish …

Mario Kart with my team at work!

Meet Debbie, Eliza and Darwin from the Wild Thornberrys! 

Spooky Decor!

A Week in Photos

Lucky for me Firebrand bakery is right next to my office. I am OBSESSED. It is so delicious.

This was a ginger cookie with REAL chunks of ginger! I also purchased a golden raisin and fennel baguette which we paired with Pumpkin goat cheese… and let me tell you it was a real dream.img_0814

Dinner party thrown by my amazingly talented friend. The cheese board started it all!

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Finally tried Brown Sugar Kitchen last weekend. Everyone that worked there was super friendly but I have to say that I wasn’t overly impressed with the food! Maybe it was too hyped up – I still think you should try it, but have realistic expectations.

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Went to a Pumpkin Patch, it is definitely easier to get Pumpkins at the grocery store but much more fun to go to the patch!

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I have been working out at my company’s baby gym and loving it. It is nice not fighting for equipment!

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Loved this Stone Collab.  It is from last year…so if you haven’t tried it yet I highly reccomend you do! img_0867

Little Fall Delights

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Trying all the pumpkin beers this year and I don’t feel bad about it. This is a great one. Very subtle. img_0647

Leaves are changing in upstate New York. So obsessed with Fall in New England.img_0304

Cold Brew after a baby run…might have added a little half and half and simple syrup. Yum!img_0309img_0312

Fun rainbow stairs at Tufts campus. Such a beautiful Fall day.

Indian Summer : Six Pack

With the temperatures here in California hotter than hot we are experiencing a full blown Indian Summer!

Because of this I figured there is still time to list out my favorite summer 6 pack. 

Hopefully this weekend you can get out for an adventure and finish it with a cold brew.

Without further ado here is my Indian Summer Six Pack.

These beers are light and refreshing.  Enough to satisfy you but not so heavy that you can’t enjoy it when the temps are 90+.

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-1-55-48-pmAnchor Brewing Company’s Mango Wheat has a distinct mango flavor thats natural and subtle. I easily put away five of these since it is such an easy drinking beer and at 4.5% you won’t be worse for the wear.

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21st Amendment Brewery | Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer has been a favorite of mine for many years. I have taken this beer on many floating and camping trips. I particularly enjoy it with a little slice of watermelon. It is a 4.9% beer so you can drink a few and it won’t take you out.

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Something you won’t be able to pick up at home but worth a trip to Eastern Washington to drink up is the Colchuck Raspberry Wheat from Icicle Brewing Company. This raspberry wheat beer is a welcome adventure for your tastebuds to explore. Fruity but not fake or over the top, it is truly a unique delight.

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-1-57-53-pmCali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale from Mother Earth Brewery is best enjoyed on Nitro but a bottle or can will do for summer adventures. I had this beer a few years ago and then didn’t see it for awhile and now you can get it everywhere. I do highly reccomend going to Mother Earth Brewery in Vista, Ca… well worth the trip out there. The smell of this beer is all vanilla but for me the taste is not too sweet. I think they have done a good job of the just right balance between bitter and sweet.

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-2-00-17-pmAnother one you will have to drive for! Milk & Honey from Standing Stone Brewery in Ashland, Oregon is a delight for the palate. The title explains it but this ale features lactose, milk sugar and honey malt. Beautiful amber pour and mildly sweet mouthful. Great for a hot night, maybe even a taco Tuesday!

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Last but certainly not least, is the heaviest beer in my Indian Summer six pack, at 8.2% is the Love Child No. 7 from Boulevard Brewery. It isn’t the lightest beer but it has a delicious sour flavor that makes it ideal for warm summer nights. A great wild ale to sip slowly and really enjoy with friends.

I am excited for the cooler temperatures and all that the Fall brings but for now I will enjoy these warm days and nights and savor all my light summer beers!

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Let me know if you have any recommendations for me to add to my pack this weekend!

Links I Love

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

We went a little ham at the farmers market this weekend! That being said I have made a couple yummy recipes using asparagus. Have a craving for fries but want to be a little healthier, whip up these Asparagus Fries! Okay, so they aren’t really super fry like but I think you can use your imagination. Next, I made this delicious frittata with Asparagus, Kale and Peppers, 10/10 would make again.

There is an app for just about everything these days, but I recently heard about Truebill  which sounds like a dream come true for those of us who can be a little bit lazy checking every recurring charge. Haven’t tried it yet, because like I mentioned I am a bit laaazy but it sounds really awesome!

If you have read my blog for any length of time you have probably come to the realization that I enjoy beer, I would say its probably one of my favorite pastimes, reading about it, drinking it etc… so when a friend sent me this article last week with six reasons why you should date a guy who drinks beer I was laughing hysterically. Amen.

I went to Capitola last Fall and really loved it! This is a cute locals guide to the city. I hit a few things but missed some others, Oh well I guess I will have to go back!

 

 

 

Gettin’ Crafty…

Gettin’ craft with Embroidery. After work, where I am at a computer all day I enjoy a non-screen hobby. This fall I started playing around with Embroidery. Below are a couple of my first attempts. To get started I envisioned what colors and patterns I wanted to play with and then I would free hand imagery onto my fabric and work from there. I am excited to play around more with different shapes and detail. I enjoy this old timey hobby and because its so small it is an easy craft to travel with!IMG_4215IMG_4216IMG_4217IMG_4223IMG_4224IMG_4289IMG_4265IMG_4287IMG_4290IMG_4325IMG_4790IMG_4821IMG_4841IMG_4854

If you like Beer, look on.

Merry Early Christmas from Anchor Steam!!IMG_4239 A few weeks I go I was able to Steward a home brewing event at Anchor Steam. IMG_4240

Drink a steam with J.C.?! Could be Jesus Christ or me… IMG_4242 A room full of hops could there be anything more fragrant and delicious?!IMG_4248 IMG_4251 A beautiful fall afternoon in the East Bay.IMG_4271 I sometimes forget how amazing this city is. When I am lucky enough to be a passenger and not a driver I can take wonky pictures like this. That do little justice to the beautiful view, but make me happy and thankful all the same.IMG_4306 Went to a Girls Pint Out event at Harmonic in dogpatch/portola last week. They have done a really nice job with the beers they brew.  They were crafted beautifully with robust flavors that have led me to want to go back again and soon! We had a large group and they were so attentive. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Parking is easy, get a pizza near by and enjoy.IMG_4309 We were able to take a tour!IMG_4310 IMG_4311 IMG_4312Finally got to go to go to Mikkeller Bar. Their food and beers are on point. We had the kale salad and fries. A perfect balance of healthy and not so healthy.
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These photos make it look like I drink beer a lot… What can I say? It is true.