Past Ten Days

by Koko on July 10, 2014 · 1 comment

in Me, Travel, Uncategorized

WOW I can’t believe it has been over a week since I last blogged, whoops!

Here’s the last two weeks in a nutshell: Q returned home from training in Arizona (finally have him back for a good chunk of time); we watched fireworks together and celebrated the Fourth early on post; we painted three huge rooms in our house; then traveled to California for a wedding of our two great friends; came home; Q started a new position at work; and this weekend we are having a BBQ to celebrate his birthday; PHEW. And here are pictures to prove it all:

 Fireworks at Fort Benning


Reunited at last


Proof that painting changes a room.

A vacation in paradise.



 And back home to this guy.


Tomorrow I am tackling all things tomatoes up on the blog including some recipe ideas and how our garden keeps producing. Glad to be back!

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Oh Los Angeles

by Koko on June 11, 2014 · 1 comment

in Cooking, Recipe, Travel, Uncategorized

I will never stop loving you. The food, the people, the stores. I love when I get to visit my family and friends. Since Q had some training in Arizona, I extended what was originally a 24-hours trip home into 8 days visiting with family and friends.

There were delicious deck dinners at home.

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And fabulous dinners out.

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There was a girls’ weekend in Palm Springs where we cooked, drank wine and tanned (perfection).



A fun OneRepublic concert.


And lots of girls’ dinners.



What a week it was!


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San Fran

by Koko on June 2, 2014 · 2 comments

in Family, Travel

This weekend I flew from Georgia to San Francisco to spend time with the women in my family. My grandma and aunt flew in from Hawaii, my mom flew up from LA and my cousin and aunt live in the city. I was worried about leaving Q and Carl, flying out on an afternoon flight after the last day of school and the exhaustion that I felt from my last 10 weeks of student teaching. But I am SO happy I went.


It was a fabulous weekend spent together wandering around the city. We ate at my favorite restaurant, The Slanted Door, twice. I got to shop my all-time favorite farmers’ market at the Ferry Building. My mom and I finally got to go out to Alcatraz and take the night tour (highly recommended). And we spent a lot of time together as a family, which is so rare. And SO nice.







And now I am in LA for a little while, spending even more time with the family before heading back to Georgia. June is crazy for us as Q has training, I am starting to teach swimming lessons for the summer and I am getting my final certification paperwork in order to start teaching in the fall. Busy, but so exciting.


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Quick Weekend Trip

by Koko on April 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Restaurants, Travel

This weekend I went home to celebrate Easter with my family and friends. It was a quick trip packed with appointments, dinners with friends and family time. It is still so weird to me that I have been gone for almost 18 months.

During this trip, I stopped at the newly opened Georgetown Cupcake (YUM, and in my opinion better than Sprinkles), Gracias Madre (great atmosphere, so-so food), and Connie & Ted’s (the lobster roll is to die for).


We did Easter with my family and friends at the spot of our wedding. Oh the memories! IMG_1703


PS Dress is Modcloth and one of my favorites (very similar style here).


While in LA for our girls dinner, I made my favorite caprese summer pasta and this fantastic  kale & quinoa salad from Elise. HIGHLY recommended for an easy dinner.

Happy Monday y’all!

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