Sunday, October 27, 2013

Great Grains

Guys my mom made these. They are amazing. She should sell them. They are so good.  She didn't even use a recipe really, just made it up! I thought I would share because I have reverted back to a granola phase again. Thanks mom!

Sorry for the lack of well, conversation in the posts lately. School, volunteering, social events that come with this month are all keeping me occupied. Not to mention personal essays..yikes back to work! Better content to come!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Well don't I look spiffy? This was my outfit to school today because I had an interview with the National Park Service for an internship today. Even though it was during school, I still wanted to put in an extra effort with my outfit so that they knew I was serious and ready to get down to business. Dressing for success is a real thing, people. More about the internship if I actually get it. I am so hopeful because it is something that I really want to do and seems like it would be a really nice experience. From previous posts, like the one titled Driftwood at Dusk back in September, it is obvious that  Environmental Science has really caught my interest. I want to be able to expand upon that through this position because being on the cusp of college, it would be helpful to sort out what I really want to do. English and the sciences have always been grappling for my attention, but writing and literature has usually won out until now. I would ideally love to mesh the two for ultimate intellectual satisfaction. I guess we will just have to wait and see what might be in store for me!

Wilshire Blazer ~ 7 for all Mankind Jeans ~ Report Boots ~ Fossil Tank ~ Forever 21 Tote

Monday, October 21, 2013


Sleepy elephant seals

Photographs I took using film  about two or three years ago, back when we took a great road trip up and down the coast to Monterey/ Big Sur and back. I think I prefer film because you really have to choose what you shoot wisely. I do not know much about photography, just kind of did whatever felt right. I would love to take a class and learn more about what I could do. Everything turns out pretty well anyhow. I think as long as you capture light nicely, the only other thing you need is a different perspective. The road is a magical place. I want to take some desert shots with film. Hopefully, the next time we go to Vegas we can stop more along the way. Joshua trees and cacti seem like interesting subjects. Need to break out the ole Canon, it has been too long.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


"Makin banana pancakes, pretend like it's the weekend now"

Oh dear. How I wish it was the weekend. So I could have a break, and laze about feeling pathetic about my little old sore throat. It is only Tuesday, and I am all tuckered out. Who else wants to sleep in and have someone make them breakfast? I actually made the pancake above so I guess I will be making myself pancakes. I am afraid there is no time, I have got a solid weekend planned with a long day of volunteering, followed by Halloween Horror Nights, and then partner projects I have to work on for school. Should I be blogging right now? Probably not, school should come first.. but Hamlet is just oh so dull. Don't hate me for that either, you either love or hate Shakespeare. I much prefer his sonnets to his plays, I wonder why? Fingers crossed this throat of mine doesn't give me trouble over the weekend. I am being proactive and staying hydrated, gargling warm water and salt, drinking tea, and taking vitamin C tablets. I will not give in! There's no room for sickness in my life. Try to keep healthy friends, Halloween fun is almost upon us!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Haikus

Fog in the mornings

Sleepily put on my socks

Defrost my windshield


Cold toes on cold floors

Cat always wants to snuggle

Forgets his fur coat


October is here

Artificial pumpkin scents

Mixed with cinnamon

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Roll Up

These were so easy to make. Again, recipe from my favorite food blog, Smitten Kitchen, they are called rugelach pinwheels. I am also very pleased with myself because I recently saw the same cookies in the display of Corner Bakery Cafe, and I have to say I think mine turned out to be cuter! Hehe hope y'all have been enjoying October. I have been busy busy busy! Going to hopefully squeeze in some outfit shoots, but I am not sure what to do because the ones I had planned were relatively summery, and well the weather is definitely cooler now. We will make it work though. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sun Drop

Fall is here, and we are nearing the one year anniversary of Coast of Kings. I have changed so much since then. My world has changed so much since then! I think it is a good thing though, I wouldn't want my life to be static. On to the outfit though. I prefer my tank tops to be long just so I don't have to be paranoid about them riding up if I bend over. I ordered this tank online though, and it was a lot longer than expected. So while cute beach cover up came to mind, I also wanted to wear it as a dress. So I layered it over top of my green Asos skirt (Asos is brilliant for bargains on basics) and finished with a belt to tie it all together. Feel free to dress it up with wedges or nice sandals, but for the sake of practicality, I went with Converse for school. Enjoy the last of the fall weather everyone! As for me, I am quite excited to wear jeans again.

Urban Outfitters Tank ~ Asos Skirt ~ Forever 21 Belt ~ Black Lowtop Converse