About me!


moustache Hi, I’m Koko Stanley, the 31-year-old creator of this little blog over here! I’ve been posting recipes, some fashion and a little lifestyle. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California with a brief 6-month stint living in London while I studied abroad.

In August of 2012, I moved from Los Angeles to Fairbanks, Alaska to be with my handsome fiancee Q.



I moved up to Alaska in August and it’s been a wild ride ever since. We have lived in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia!

I went from being a celebrity’s personal assistant and working in entertainment public relations to being a substitute teacher in the local school district (and I LOVE it). I went back to school and got my Masters in Education from USC in May 2013 and taught 4th grade for two years before going back to being an assistant/social media planner.

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I loveย cooking, baking, neon colors, stripes, photography, knitting, Cheerios, bad television shows, swimming, spinning, wearing funny socks, going to brunch (best meal of the day), being silly, red wine, eating at yummy restaurants and most of all sitting on the sofa and spending time with Q!

Q lovesย good coffee, electronics, cooking (yes he is a master chef), running, being organized, playing golf, “How I Met Your Mother,” ย laughing at me, Irish whiskey, a good steak, and making me happy (haha I added that one!).

We love “Breaking Bad,” cooking dinner together, pizza Fridays, traveling, Diet Coke, laughing, bulldogs, West Elm, “The Good Wife,” and making each other laugh.

And this is the love of our lives: Carl.

Please leave a comment if there is something specific you would like to see! Or reach out to me directly:

Email: Koko@Kokolikes.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kokolikes

Twitter: @KokoLikes

Thanks for stopping by!

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Shoshana February 28, 2016 at 6:47 am

Hey Koko,

You seem like such an awesome and positive person!! Keep up the smiles and recipes :).

I couldnt be happier that I found your blog. My boyfriend is vegan and i have been trying out new recipes. Came across your tofu recipe. cant wait to try it.

Keep posting! keep smiling! and god bless the both of you


Jonny Appleseed November 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm

KOKO!! Your blog is so great and I am so very happy for you and Q! It is so wonderful to see you so happy and to know that Quincy is home safe. I will always be so grateful to you for the help that you gave me when you worked here in LA. You are truly kind, generous, and a great chef. I will be trying out your recipes and impressing my friends and family. All the best to you.


Koko November 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

Jonny- You are so sweet to stop by!!!! It is so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your well wishes, sending you many back!


AshTheArmyWife August 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm


I check your blog daily. I LOVE it! I am an army wife, going on 4 years now. It’s a crazy but beautiful life. Military spouses are the toughest ones out there. I wish you lots of luck and many blessing for your move and future endeavors! Thanks for having a awesome blog, please continue while your in the frozen tundra. ๐Ÿ™‚



Barbara Jean Wynne June 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

Koko! I love the blog, I will be an avid follower. Congratulations on your engagement and best of luck with the move. Sorry I didn’t get to see you last weekend, glad all is going well. Love, BJ


Villy @ For the love of Feeding June 8, 2012 at 3:22 am

I found your blog today via Gaby’s site, and I’m glad I did! Lovely blog and recipes! And congrats on getting engaged!
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Lauren Hart April 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Hi Koko! I miss working with you but I read your blog in between my two matinee shows today and it brought a smile to my face! Just wanted you to know ๐Ÿ™‚



Heather April 10, 2012 at 1:21 am

Because you inspire me and i’m your number one fan…http://inherchucks.com/2012/04/10/the-liebster-award/
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Lauren January 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Those who have deployed significant others have got to be some of the strongest people I know. You are so strong and looks like your time is almost up! I hope it flies by for you. Thank you for linking up to the “About Me” link party. I am looking forward to following along with your blog some more.


Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel December 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I LOVE your blog! Great pictures! The food always makes me drool! His deployment seems to be almost over! ๐Ÿ™‚


Tia the Baker December 29, 2011 at 11:28 am

you are so cute! your blog is pretty cute too ๐Ÿ™‚


Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 5, 2011 at 11:13 am

Koko – you WON (well, runner up) in my GU giveaway!! Send me your address and I’ll get some samples out to you pronto!


tadwell November 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Hi! I’m so happy you commented on my blog!! I live in North Pole… the sad little town neighbor to Fairbanks ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have any questions or need anything please let me know. From one military girl to another I’m here! Even if its for a venting buddy. Hope things are going well, and that his R&R is bliss!


AshleeSimpson France October 19, 2011 at 8:05 am

I loved to know more about you, I would have liked to read more! I notice that we have one thing in common … military wife!
I met my boyfriend when I got involved in the Navy in 2009.
The kitchen has a different meaning when it is in your hands!
I’m sorry for my bad english, but I am French ๐Ÿ™‚



VMills October 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Such a treat to watch & read someone real. Someone who enjoys life & seems to be a free spirit. I know Fairbanks well actually being born in the north & from the Canadian YUKON which is Alaskan neighbour. Beautiful untouched wilderness & pure. I wish you well & your family & a safe return for all the military men & women. Its a tough life regardless of the borders & I hold much respect for all men & women that give there all for us all to be safe.
Take care ๐Ÿ™‚


kokostanley October 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Thank you so much for your comment, it truly means so much to me and I may be asking you a lot of Fairbanks related questions when Q gets back as last time I visited it was so snowy we hardly did anything fun! I am looking forward to visiting when it is Summer and semi-warm! xo


Shannon @ Healthiful Balance October 6, 2011 at 3:17 am

Nice to meet you! I just found your blog and love it, you have great recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚


Jillian @Iron & Sunshine August 16, 2011 at 11:24 am

Thank you for your kind comment! We girlfriends have it tough, but it only makes us stronger. You are one incredible lady and I’m looking forward to keeping up with your adventures (and trying some recipes)! ๐Ÿ™‚


Jayne August 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I’m so glad you found my blog! I love finding other bloggers who are with military guys. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re so strong for getting through this deployment–don’t forget it! (Even on the tough days, you’re still strong!) I hope it goes by quickly. ๐Ÿ™‚


Jenn at peas and crayons July 16, 2011 at 4:11 am

Hope you blink and hes home ๐Ÿ™‚ my first deployment is coming up… Its a crazy life isnt it? though im certain military relationships are the strongest there is! ๐Ÿ™‚


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