Um this Clam Chowder recipe tho.
Is this the recipe of winter?
This seems like the most amazing thing in the world.
Happy Wedding Mondays!
For some reason, I am particularly excited about this coming Monday because it’s the start of December and after a break from vacay, I’m looking forward to seeing my co-workers and returning back to the office again. It’s also Cyber Monday, but I suppose we could write about that in another post. Generally, I don’t love wedding videos that include a lot of talking, but I’m able to tolerate this one because it’s so sweet. Dena and Dustin are beyond thrilled to be marrying each other and it’s apparent in this video from start to finish. I’m also very impressed that this video is a same day edit, which means that the filmmakers captured all of this footage on the wedding day and were able to push out the finished product by the end of the night. Quite a few couples do this so that their guests can re-live the entire day again!
This video also comes with a post from our favorite, Style Me Pretty.
So the most disappointing part of my last trip to Seattle was that I didn’t get in a lot of Katie/Quality food time with all of my favorite spots of course. I completely dropped the ball on brunch and missed out on my favorite – Coastal Kitchen! While perusing blogs today, I stumbled across this recipe for Tater Tot Breakfast Nachos that had my mouth watering! Honestly, it looks so simple that a small child could make this (and probably would be more successful at it than I would be) Yum. Sounds delicious for breakfast or even late night munchies.
For the entire recipe, click here.
I recently obtained a succulent from my co-worker and set it at my desk at work. It only lasted three weeks, but I’m still convinced that I have the potential to raise a blossoming one without it dying. I came across “Rainy Pot” while blogging recently and perusing Not Cot and thought this was just the most darling idea. Not only is it space efficient, but I like the idea of the water raining on the plant itself. Seattle wins my heart every time. Unfortunately, you are only able to pre-order this nifty product from South Korea right now and its likely to be pretty expensive because of shipping, but if you’re interested here is where you can find it.
For anyone moving to a new city, a guide can sometimes serve as a very helpful clutch? But what’s more helpful than just a guide of sights? A guide towards your favorite kinds of food. Now I’ve never been to New York City, but I’ve heard that the designers behind this Ramen guide have also created one for burgers and doughnuts in New York City. It’s $8 and somehow I feel like I’d rather use this than stress over Yelp.
When I was living in Seattle, I used to always carry my laptop around with me and try and document from every little place I’d ever blogged at. I used to think that each location was giving me a new burst of inspiration or a new perspective. There are so many places you can do this from in Capitol Hill. What I found out was that I didn’t get a surge of creativity, I was just finding a new location for people watching. Only then, would that inspire a little bit of something for me. This summer, I’ll be in the Bay Area with San Francisco just a drive away and I can’t wait to see what will come out of Yow Yow! through these places.
If there’s one thing that I’ve been missing since I’ve made the big move down to the Bay Area, it’s being able to use my kitchen! Back in Seattle, I used to love grocery shopping for some of my favorite things to try out new Pinterest recipes. Kevin didn’t approve of any of them, but that’s okay because at least I was learning how to be a better cook even if I was just sucking. One of my favorite ice cream shops in Capitol Hill – Molly Moon’s – recently created this tutorial video on how to make an ice cream pie and I’m convinced that even a 5-year old could make this. It’s a simple, but delicious dessert!
Some people like vanilla. Some people love chocolate. If there’s any flavor that I could be content with for the rest of my life, it would be Snickerdoodle. Is that a real flavor? It is to me. Tonight, my co-workers and I discovered our leftover pints from Tin Pot in the company freezer and lo and behold – there it was – Cinnamon Snickerdoodle! So maybe I’ve been thinking about that all night, but I’m pretty sure I’ve had a Snickerdoodle shake before and loved it. This one highlighted by Refinery29, however, brings the booze along with it. For the recipe on how you can make this drink yourself for the holidays (or for anytime, really) click here!
I’ve been really caught up in life in the Bay that I forgot that I would be returning to Seattle soon! I can’t wait to eat at all of my favorite restaurants again including Oddfellows on Capitol Hill. They just unveiled some of their new menu items and I’m itching to try their twist on the classic “avocado toast” (my favorite snack!) and their Golden Beet Salad. YUM. Get in me.
Is it breakfast or dessert? Is there ever a wrong time to be eating a ice cream donut sandwich? Probably not. My favorite trendy burger joint, Umami Burger, has added this item to their menu for $6. While it looks delicious, I feel like I’d probably fall into a dessert coma after this. With that said, who wants to go to Umami in Palo Alto with me next weekend?
We’re back on our exotic kick again for the Take Me There: series! Some of the best vacations I’ve ever had are the ones in which I’ve wandered. Literally, I would be on a family vacation and completely “peace out” sans family so that I could discover the hidden nooks of wherever I was at. Yes, it can be a little bit dangerous for someone like myself to go off on their own, but what can I say? I like the adventure and the thrill of it. We turned out OKAY y’all! Last week, I posted a skyline photograph of Chicago, but we’re over the cold and now I want to go to this secluded beach in Furor Amalfi, Italy!
I’ve become such a huge fan of the boho bride trend these days. From BHLDN to Stone Fox Bride, airy wedding gowns have caught my eye. Growing up, I never saw myself in a huge gown, in a princess dress with embellishments, or even in tons of ruffles or a mermaid gown. I was never going to be THAT kind of bride so I’m thrilled (even though I’m no where close to the aisle) that designers that I look up to are creating gown for girls like me.
The line is already available exclusively here with prices ranging from $300-$1700.
It’s somewhat of a huge change for me to not be living in a city right now. I’ve always thought of myself as a “city girl,” but not a permanent one. I’ve kept an open mind and now when I travel to the city (San Francisco) I appreciate it more and see it as a weekend treat. I’m not sure if I always took advantage of that when I was living in Seattle. This photo above is neither San Francisco nor Seattle! It’s actually Chicago, which is fitting since I reached out to my friend over there today and was thinking of her. I’ve never been to the city, but I just know that I would love it.
Here is to future trips!
Working in a start-up has exposed to so many other start-ups in the area. You could almost compare it to the saying “there’s an app for that” like “there’s a start-up for that,” but even that doesn’t seem like an accurate statement. It’s true; the start-ups in this area are plentiful, but not all of them garner as much attention as the other. Some are more interesting than others. And some I want to write about on Yow Yow! more than others. I was perusing Quora today when I noticed a name coming up more than once in my feed. Munchery. That’s a fun name. I wonder what that’s about. Food. …how embarrassing my thought process is.
So I looked up Munchery and discovered that it was a start-up that delivers prepared dinners straight to your door. Writing this post for me is actually kind of ironic since my mother asked me this evening if there was a service that did this (especially on a day like today when I am sick at home.)
While I haven’t tried Munchery, myself, I’m actually quite interested in it. No longer having time to cool for myself, I find the idea to be appealing especially because I don’t want to have to resort to fast food or take out. As much as I can, I will always try to select the healthier option and in looking at their daily menu this evening, it seems like they have an array of meals that I would typically eat including healthy pastas, salmon, and dessert! Because sometimes, you just need those!