Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Taking a break....

"Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective."

--Doe Zantamata


I thought this was such a cute photo (courtesy of Freekibble) and the perfect quote to share.

It’s been almost 2 months now since I launched Sugar Beak Bakery, and I am devoting the majority of my time and attention to growing the business and spreading the word.  

Any spare time I had before I am now spending in the kitchen whipping up my healthy, vegan and homemade treats, dropping them off to retailers who are selling them, or finalizing the new website, which I hope to launch within the next 10 days or so!  Can’t wait!

I’ve been obviously posting much, MUCH less, but I wanted to officially say that I am taking a break from Remember when we lived in that castle…? for now, but am hoping to pick back up where I left off and continue to share recipes and other happenings soon once things regulate and establish a rhythm again.

Thanks to everyone who has read, shared, commented on and/or enjoyed anything they’ve found here, and I hope to be back soon!

Until then, amusez-vous!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Everyone have a wonderful long Holiday weekend!

I am looking forward to spending time with friends and family, staying cool in this HOT SoCA weather we’ve been having lately, enjoying my cousin’s outdoor wedding and just having fun and relaxing for three days!


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yosemite National Park

I spent a fabulous week away from it all up in Yosemite National Park last week.
So horrible to think that just a week later, the area is consumed by still only barely contained wildfires.  

For anyone who hasn't been up there it's such a magical place.  From the Wawona Lodge and the Mariposa Grove of Sequoias, to back country camping (with no running water or electricity, but the trade off of sleeping under the night sky so full of brilliant stars you think it just might burst at any moment), we had a wonderful time.  

We woke up before the sun, drank hot coffee by the light of our head lamps and embarked on the ~4-hr round trip adventure of climbing to the Summit of Half Dome, the iconic granite landmark of the Valley nearly 9k feet tall.

We rented bikes and pedaled our way all around and back and forth through the glacier-formed U-shaped Yosemite Valley.  

Had a lovely dinner on the back patio of the infamous Ahwahnee Hotel, which is as original and beautiful as it was back in 1927 when it opened.

Gazed up at the most amazingly giant 3,000+-year old sequoias and hiked through forests thick with them.

Spent an afternoon walking around and wading in Tenaya Lake, a picture-perfect spot that looks like it's out of some fairy tale book.

And, there were deer -so many deer that we saw every day, including a mama deer nursing her two still heavily-spotted fawns not 10 feet away from us.  
Amazingly cute!  
I love deer :)

If you want to see a part of CA, or the US, even, that is like no where else in the world, where try as hard as you like, you simply can't help but be appreciative of and astounded by how beautiful your surroundings are, this is the place to go.

Had a blast, and missing it up there already~


Image Sources | All pics taken by Remember when we lived in that castle..? & posted to my Pinterest Travels Board