Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

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There is something about a margarita that feels both casual and elevated at the same time. Assuming it is not made with some corn syrup laden pre mix (ew- gross), it is actually quite the artisnal libation often made with fresh ingredients including herbs, fruit, and vegetables. Just the other night I went out to Tru Foods Kitchen in Santa Monica and had a ginger margarita that was so refreshingly sweet, and tangy that it sizzled and popped with every sip. Rest assured, I have every intention of recreating it for the blog, so stay tuned for that. Until then- this margarita is the drink I made to round out my Cinco de Mayo week on the blog (yes week, because tacos, gucamole and margaritas deserve to be celebrated for at least week) and purposely posted it on a Friday, to celebrate the end of a really good week that was the product of a function called: communication.

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A Few of My Favorite Things- A Series

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The beautiful chard wraps that got a non-veggie lover to eat some leafy greens!

Although, it is Thursday it is the last work day for me this week. I am taking a 3 full day plus evening seminar with Lankmark Education this week and I am very excited for what I am going to learn. I have specific goals I want to accomplish but I am also being mindful that I should not have too many expectations so as not to be let down, instead be pleasently surprised with that I do experience. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few things that have made me happy in the last week before entering into a focused and exciting weekend.

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A Few of my Favorite Things- The Series

This past week has been fun and rewarding. I chose to become a Group Leader in the Seminar I am participating in with Landmark and it has challeneged me to step outside of my comfort zone. I meet with my group each week and we have been discussing areas of our lives filled with conlaints and how they effect our everyday life. I never realized how much I complained until I was asked to examine them. I also started to write “Food For Thought” posts, Here and Here, and they have given me a place to share some things I’ve learned along the way which has proven to be personally rewarding. Here are a few other things currently making me smile.

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DIY Personilzed Mason Jars used for cocktails at a dinner party that my amazing friends TAP Creative hosted in their amazing home/backyard in Culver City. These mason jars, that Christina created are a little reminder at how little personal touches can really effect the outcome of what you are creating. I walked into their home and immediately felt special and important. The evening proved to be magical.

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Bike Riding through Malibu, Santa Monica and Venice with Jaime over the weekend.

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Birthday Cake: The childish and riduclous way the birthday boy decided to dig into his cake…

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Its Morphin Time! at power Morphicon with Jaime. He morphed into a real big nerd that day. 

These are a few of my favorite things from the last week. I love slowing down to acknowledge the little things in life that truly bring the biggest of joys. 
xoxo
Cara

A Few of My Favorite Things – Series

I have decided to start a new series on the blog title “A Few of My Favorite Things” which will be a post that is dedicated to some of my favorite things from the last week (or so).  The main reason I started this blog was so that I would have a place to document and share certian parts of my life with the world. I have always always always loved the movie “The Sound of Music” and recently re-watched it with my dad. I was able to recite most of the words to the songs and was reminded of how powerful music can be. “A Few of My Favorite Things” still remains one of my all time favorite tunes to sing-a-long to and it seemed more than fitting for this new blog series.  

As we get older it seems as though life speeds up. ‘Time flies’ is no longer just a cliche to say when you are having fun; it literally feels like it is infact flying right on by. By no means am I old at age 26 but I seriously can’t believe that I am already 26. It seems like only yesterday I was turning 16 and driving a car for the first time and trying on prom dresses at the mall with my girl friends. What I have learned is the importance of slowing down to take notice of the little things in life that bring you joy. A way of thinking about it is to relate it to a digital image. Every large image is made up of thousands of smaller images or photo elements, known as pixels. Its the combination of these little pixels that give us the overal image just like it is the combination of lifes little moments that create the whole happy life. This series is at the heart of that idea. Taking time to slow down and acknowledge the little moments in life that bring joy to your overall existence.

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