It is finally December! Which means I don’t have to feel guilty for blasting my Christmas playlist in the car (note, I’ve been playing that CD since the first of November). Now that it’s the last month of the year, I’m really buckling down on my plans for the holidays. I (obsessively, perhaps) think of the… Read More Happy December!
(This post is like a month or two late. I’m so bad at staying consistent…well, onto the post!) A few years back, I came to the realization that I didn’t like the way that I looked or felt when I wore the clothes in my wardrobe. I took a hard look at them and assessed… Read More Lunch in LA + OOTD: green walls and bandannas
Back at it again with the posts! I’m only a few months late (eesh). I’ve really been into watching beauty and fashion videos lately, and a number of the YouTubers that I’m subscribed to are international (England, Sweden, Australia, Canada…), and let me tell you they looove LA/Southern California. Granted they’re talking about a romanticized… Read More Explore LA + OOTD: Japanese Garden + Naples
You guys!! I’m so late to write this post! But better late than never I suppose. Jose and I went on a special little road trip a few weekends ago (eek, more like a month now x_x) to celebrate my 6th birthday. Yes, my 6th birthday! Fun fact, I was born on Leap Day (February… Read More Death Valley Birthday Roadtrip
It’s possible, you guys. There’s a (relatively) healthy(ish) homemade nutella recipe that exists. It’s real! This guy is made from a couple of easily accessible ingredient, is super simple to make (although you do need a food processor or a high powered blender), vegan, sugar free, gluten free (if that matters to you), and most… Read More Healthy nutella: vegan + sugar free
I love love love how my garden looks after it rains. Plants just soak up the water like a sponge, and my veggies always look so fresh and vibrant after a shower. In this bed, I have this giant purple sprouting broccoli which has yet to give me any florets. Maybe our California winters just… Read More Around the garden: the morning after a shower
Hello there! Welcome to the first post of my little blog. I hope you’ll stick around to see what I have to share. Let me start off by introducing myself. My name is Chrystene, I’m 23 and live in (let’s say) Long Beach of Southern California. And I really like art and plants (just ask my friends).… Read More Welcome to Leafveins!