These past few weeks have been really hectic + chaotic and sometimes sad. But overall really effing amazing. Colorado was perfect. I enjoyed my seemingly endless blue-sky days, hanging out in my old neighborhood, exploring new hangouts and spending nearly every day with my family; it was the best. Towards the end of my nearly month long stay, I realized just how much I was craving my home and life back east…plus living out of suitcase was getting a little old.
Mostly though, I missed my kitchen. I really missed the hell out of my perfectly, imperfect little cooking space. I mean really, there’s no better feeling than creating food in your special nook, a place you’ve spent years making just right. Knowing what every little spice and salt and grain is even when they’re not properly labeled. Reaching into a terribly unorganized drawer and knowing exactly where to grab for that slotted spoon. And even the quirks of your asshole little oven. Those strangely, I missed a lot.
In Denver, I couldn’t really create. I just wasn’t in the groove – and honestly between my brother getting married and supporting my husband in his current endeavors, I really didn’t have the time. Although, I did manage to squeeze this little granola gem in there. I owe everything to Cynthia + Ashley + Elizabeth for crafting such beautiful guest-posts while I was away. Seriously, you girls are amazing.
As of late – I’ve been spending my days testing recipes like a crazy lady, supporting my beautiful Lean + Green October clients and enjoying some quality time with my east coast friends and family. On the day I got back to Philly I was exhausted, like head to toe drained. Emotionally, physically, I was spent. I just wanted to sleep for like a week straight. There was so much to do, so much to feel lonely about, so much to unpack, so much to organize. Most of me just wanted to wallow in my loneliness and be miserable. It was a damn good thing Kris + Laura came to stay with me, literally rescuing me from a self-pity disaster. It was exactly what I needed to come home to. Lots of laughs, delicious food and two lovely souls to have a genuinely good time with. You girls are tops!!