Let’s get healthy

If you have been following our blog for any length of time now, you’ve probably noticed we like to eat, and we like to eat everything.  So while we respect the vegans and health conscious individuals out there, we don’t like putting too many restrictions on ourselves.  With that said, we do want to take care of our bodies and be healthy, soooo we are committing to incorporating more greens and less sugar into our daily diets.   Continue reading

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The Souk and The Citizenry

We’ve fallen in love…with an online artisanal home store called, The Citizenry. They believe our homes should be reflections of the journeys we take, and so do we! Country by country, they collaborate with local artisans by blending their modern style with that particular country’s timeworn techniques.  The latest collection just so happens to be inspired by Morocco.  Not only, does this collection have us dreaming about our trip to Morocco back in 2015, but it also adds a few more items to the wishlist to complete the decorating of our new place in Ventura.

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House Updates

I, Kristina, apologize for the lack of house posts lately.  I am kinda a perfectionist sometimes and the house is so close to being done on the inside that I am waiting to finish the last few details for big reveal.  On the hunt to find the perfect little kitchen table, once I find it, I promise photos will come! In the meantime we have started work on the studio in the back and working on the exterior of the house. My amazing Dad, see below, has been helping us and teaching throughout this whole process and now has taken on the challenge of teaching us how to put on new siding to the outside of the house!   So here’s the skinny……..

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The best way to see the Louvre

The Louvre is big. No wait, that’s an understatement. It’s massive. Hmmm…still too small. Enormous? Colossal? Gargantuan? Are you getting the picture? We got there when the Louvre opened at 9 a.m. and figured we’d wander around and check it all out before lunch. Oh how young and naive we were back then. We ended up dragging our tired butts out of there around 2:30 because it was either leave some of the art unseen or die in the Louvre of starvation.

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Pete’s Breakfast House

At the corner of Catalina and Main Street, in what is technically Midtown, is Pete’s Breakfast House. I wish I could say that this is a secret little gem in Ventura, but the secret is already out. It’s one of the highest rated breakfast spots in Ventura (according the Yelp), and there is almost always a wait of at least 15 minutes. You can see a picture of me pouting about the wait below.

Once you’re inside, it’s a no-frills diner-style experience. The service is great and it truly feels like a small town eatery, which just helps to highlight the food. They even offer free coffee while you wait, and have plenty of benches to sit on.

This was actually our second trip here so, when you’re looking at all the pictures, no judging our four meals and calling us fat kids in your head – even though you’d be right, we’re total fat kids. The food is good, so multiple trips was a pleasure. The first time I was there, I went savory with a pretty good breakfast burrito and Kristina got a sandwich. Likely not the things we were supposed to get at Pete’s, so we had to give it another try. The breakfast burrito was good, but certainly not the best I’ve had. That distinction still belongs to King’s Burgers in Northridge (hit em up in you’re in the area, but give yourself about 45 minutes…and make sure you get TONS of the taco sauce). See how easily I get off track? Anyway, I would rate this burrito a 7/10. It’s got everything you need in a good burrito, but it won’t keep you coming back morning after morning because it’s haunting your dreams at night.

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So after the burrito, I decided that I needed to go sweet on our second trip…and Kristina decided to actually order breakfast at the breakfast place (duh). I got the French Toast combo and K got a frittata with country potatoes and a biscuit (much better this time around, babe).

Much better ordering for her, and much better food for me this time around. It seems that savory was the way to go. The french toast was awesome. Soft in the middle, just a touch crispy on the outside, and the syrup. Oh, that syrup. If I had known, I would have put it on my burrito the first time I was there. I don’t even know what it was about it. It was just good.

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Below are some close ups of our first meal here.

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