Dark Chocolate Mousse

How you doin? Feelin’ fresh?

Doing things that make you feel good? Getting enough sleep/ exercising/ making time with friends/ setting aside time for yourself?

Chocolate mousse

I’m still adjusting to life as a baker. Finally feeling like I’m locked into a schedule that involves sunlight, humans, and sadly some traffic, I’m trying to juggle in all of the above. Sleep and personal time seem to be the first things to go…let’s try not to burn out, shall we?

Notice I didn’t mention food in my list of feel-good necessities? Well, that’s because I don’t know whether to recommend healthy food or tasty treats – every day I’m torn between feeling healthy/sexy and TREAT YO’SELF.

The struggle is real. Especially working in an amazing bakery, having the best pastries in the city at my fingertips all day. (Hence my, “Katie, don’t be an asshole” diet….it’s a balance.)

Chocolate mousse cross section

No matter what you have going on this fine weekend in February – snuggling with your roommate’s cat/ hot date/ dinner with girlfriends – I highly suggest that you TREAT YO’SELF (and the lucky people you choose to include) to this dark chocolate mousse. It’s divine. It’s pinkies up. It’s too easy not to. …keep reading!

Chocolate Almond Cake with Almond Buttercream

Chocolate Almond Cake

It’s official. I’ve hit my mid-twenties. And ya know what?… 25 looks good on me. I feel responsible and sexy; more adult but with a wild/silly side. I LOVE IT :D

LOVE Earrings

…those LOVE earrings seem familiar? I gave my mom the very same pair for her birthday (Suzanne’s Lemon Thyme), and since I was SO freakin excited when I purchased them, Elizabeth got me the very same pair for my birthday!

I was able to celebrate a little early with one of the BEST weekends ever! I roadtripped with Caitlyn and Larissa to Nashville and New Orleans. UN-BUH-LEEEVABLE! With the live country music, cowboy boots, Southern gentlemen ASKING me (and thanking me) for a dance, and the Jack poured as the go-to whiskey, Nashville was my Mecca! I felt home :)  And New Orleans was just…just great. I loved every minute. Beignets, a bachelor party in flannel onesies, shrimp and grits, live music, beads, a mechanical bull, and the best country dancing I’ve ever seen! Oh, I do love the south. <3

Nashville

Don’t stop now! Keep reading…