Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What We're Up To Lately

Michael and I are starting to feel at home in our new apartment. Work and life in general have been pretty busy the past couple of weeks. It is nice to finally be able to unwind and relax, now that everything is organized and starting to look nice.

The living room space is my favorite so far, I love how cozy and inviting it is coming together. Dusty loves to lay at my feet on a new rug I bought. I think it's his new favorite spot!

I am also LOVING our new kitchen, so much that I have been cooking up a storm! This past weekend, in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo I tried this recipe for Mexican quinoa. It was delicious and so easy. You literally just throw everything in one pan and let it cook, recipes like that are the the best.

I have also been working on perfecting my own corn tortillas. I was hoping to share the recipe, but it isn't quite right yet. If I had to choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican!

I have mentioned Michael's blog Adventures of a Hop Head before, and you know how much we love to brew craft beer around here. Michael has taken things to the next level and started growing his own hops. It is going to be awesome to put home grown ingredients into a batch of beer one day!

I was inspired by Michael's green thumb and got a few plants of my own. Unfortunately I am a plant killer, I either drown them or make them suffer a severe drought. I went with some low maintenance cactus and succulents. We will see how long they survive. Crossing my fingers!

The best part of my whole week was having one of my photos featured on A Beautiful Mess. I have been following this blog for years and I can honestly say it is one of the biggest inspirations for my own blog. I am currently taking an e-course that these bloggers have just released called Blog Life, it's awesome. I am learning so many great tips and have a lot fresh ideas for A Doodle Dose!

This weekend should be fun. Michael and I are planning to take Dusty on a BIG hike!


Credits|| Photography: Emily Verdonk 


  1. The new place looks great! Food looks delicious and Dusty looks right at home!!

  2. Glad you guys have settled into the new apartment. The kitchen is what I'm looking forward to when we move into our new apartment in a few weeks. I really love to cook and our current kitchen just makes that a hassle.

    1. I feel you! Our kitchen in our last apartment was just awful... everything was so crammed and some drawers wouldn't even open the whole way because the fridge was in the way! This kitchen is much better! :)

  3. That's so exciting that Michael is growing his own hops! How fun! And I just love succulents, not even because they're pretty much kill-proof, I just think they're so cute! When I saw your photo on ABM I was SO excited for you (and for me that I knew a blogger they mentioned!)

    1. Ahhh thank you Madison! You are awesome!

  4. These pictures are gorgeous! Glad you're getting settled in!