February is for love.

Literally my favorite month of the year. I’m a hopeless a romantic who loves Valentines day and all it has to offer. Not to mention Trent and I got Married on February 27th.

This year we celebrate 5 years of marriage. We chose to spend Valentines Day in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree.

Joshua Tree- 5 Year Anniversary

I snapped a few photos of my office space today.

This space also doubles as my in home boudoir studio. If you want to check out my boudoir work you can join our, private females only, group on facebook.  This group is a safe place for females to share their images and feel empowered by the women in the community.

I spend almost every night in this space so making it a place I enjoyed was a must. Tbh I prefer it over my bedroom. Enjoy these photos and my random self portraits. The light was nice. lol

 

A Look Inside

After watching The Queens Gambit ,I was instantly inspired.

Ive always been drawn to people who are obsessively passionate about what they do. The show highlights a young girl who becomes obsessed with the game. Growing up, my sister and I would play chess on an old broken glass board. So it was perfect timing that she flew in town as I finished the series. We threw together a bunch of random things around my house and bought a new chess board to create these images. We had fun, laughed, drank plenty of wine and she beat me in a game.

The Queens Gambit

I should be in California but Im in my office drinking a Satsuma Sangria instead. Bummer. So instead of frolicking around the Palm trees in DTLA I’ve decided to take photos of fruit and gift you with this super simple sangria. If this isn’t a “true” sangria do not come for my throat. lol

Three years ago i purchased my first home and id be lying if i said the giant bright orange satsuma tree wasn’t the selling point. I loved looking out of my bedroom balcony and seeing the bright colors. Fast forward three years and now we have so many satsumas we do not know what to do with. So if you need some do not hesitate to pull up and pick as many as you would like. They are quite perfect for a sangria.

 Everyone knows I LOVE wine. I can be a total wine snob and I’m sure the people around me are sick of it lol. While shopping for sangria ingredients I wanted to pick up a cheap bottle of Chardonnay. I’ve often heard sangrias are best made with cheap wine. Idk how true this is but i went for it. I grabbed the cheapest bottle i could find of WoodBridge. They actually had another bottle for $2.00 but something about that just didn’t sit right with me. So we opted for the $6.00 bottle.

I went home and picked the largest satsumas off the tree and started my sangriaaaaaa.

The recipe:

3 Satsumas , peeled 

1 lime, cut into chunks

4 Basil leaves, chopped 

1 bottle of Chardonnay ( be as snobby as you want)

12c oz ginger ale 

In your pitcher, smash the satsumas, lime and basil together, add your chardonnay and ginger ale. Add some ice and enjoy!

This honestly turned out so much better than I was expecting. Such a perfect drink for the holidays. Share with your fellow Sangria loving friends and family!

Leave a comment if I should try another Sangria or if you have a favorite!

 

 

 

NATIONAL SANGRIA DAY