Traveled to Portland, OR for an end of the year trip. The weather was perfect–chilly, but mostly clear and small showers here and there–the food was delicious, and the people were welcoming and fun.
Loved that drinking a beer before 5 PM was socially acceptable and that there were so many coffee shops with cozy and cool vibes.
Explored Castle Rock Trail in Los Altos, CA on Christmas Day. The trail has views of the Santa Cruz mountains that truly make you forget that you drove in a car to get to this natural wonderland. I loved seeing so many families out spending time together and also enjoyed watching people rock climbing.
I had forgotten about the natural benefits associated with coconut oil until I had to use it in a recipe I was doing for no bake chocolate chip cookies.
After baking, I kept the coconut oil out and have been using it both in cooking and for beauty.