Hello from Bali! Sorry that I’m a bit behind on posting, but we left for Bali yesterday and just arrived and got our feet on the ground. We’ve been trying to make the most of our trip, since we’re only here for a short period of time. We’re staying in the jungles of Ubud which is so stunning. It’s like a page straight out of “The Jungle Book”. I’m trying to keep up by squeezing in this recipe for delicious mango blueberry banana ice cream cups before my birthday tomorrow, so I can enjoy a technology-free day.
I’m jet setting off to Bali for my birthday on Sunday. I’m so excited that I’ve already started getting out my swim suits and clothes that I want to pack. This is a big deal for me, because I seriously never ever pack early. I usually wait until the last second. But I guess I’m desperately trying to draw out the end of the summer, hoping that it will never end.
I’m turning 23 in less than a week! I couldn’t be more excited for another year of this life. It hit me that this week marks exactly 1 year since I packed up and moved all the way across the world from Atlanta to Hong Kong. It’s gone by so incredibly fast (as life tends to do!). The older I get, the faster time seems to go by. Not sure why that is, but it’s given me a lot to think about. The biggest lesson I’ve learned over the past year has been self-love. I’ve come to realize “nobody’s purrrfect” both inside and out, so I’ve created this cute kitty cat design as a gentle reminder which you can download for free as an art print to decorate your walls or as a desktop/iPhone wallpaper to dress your tech. Click through for the downloads!
I’m on cloud 9 right now! August is one of my favorite months by far. My boyfriend and I just celebrated our 3 and a half year anniversary since we started dating (though I told him it feels like we’ve been together for like 6 years). I taught my first ever kids cooking class, where I helped them make my famous banana oatmeal breakfast cookies. I was nervous beforehand, but it ended up being a huge success. Now, I’m getting ready to leave for Bali on Sunday where we’ll be celebrating my 23rd birthday on August 30th!
I was sitting there on a Wednesday watching the show Love on Netflix (which, by the way, I just started and think is so funny at the moment). Then, I had a random craving for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Per usual, this particular flavor vegan ice cream simply does not exist in Hong Kong. So, it would not be as simple as strolling to the grocery store to pick some up. As it sunk in that I would either have to make some myself at home or go without, I took to the kitchen and came up with these delicious raw vegan cookie dough balls!