Hello, my beauties! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I took the weekend to chill out, clean up around the apartment, do my laundry (fun times), get my marathon training on with my NutriBullet team, spend time with some good friends, go kayaking in the Marina, and LOUNGE on my brand new couch with Huddy. (Huddy is my kitten that I am madly in love with, in case you haven’t seen my Instagram or read the bloggy lately.)
Basically, I took the weekend to hang out and enjoy being pretty darn relaxed because this upcoming weekend is going to be full of birthday celebrations, visitors (yay!), fun dinners, family time, a long run with my NutriBullet team in Pasadena, catching up with my best friends from SF and more. And the following weekend is the Veuve polo classic, which will be a blast, so relaxing was my JAM this weekend.
In other news, a few months ago I filmed a video with my friend Talia Fuhrman who happens to be a total plant-based baking rockstar. She’s written a fab book about eating smart & getting healthy called Love Your Body, and yes, she is the daughter of the amazingly successful plant-based MD Joel Fuhrman.
One thing Talia & I have in common above all else is that we LOVE CHOCOLATE. Like, we are obsessed with chocolate. You guys may know that I had made an Instagram account called @chocolateaddicts earlier this year that I updated with all the yummiest chocolate pics I found on Instagram before I lost the password to the account and was unable to sign back into it forevermore (really sad experience, lol).
We also both have a lot of fun on camera together. I’ve said it before and I will say it again… I much prefer to be on camera with friends. I love talking to the camera on my own (as you know from all of my solo Youtube vids…), but my FAVORITE videos to film always include other people. Like the Green Dream Cashew Butter recipe video Sophie & I made together and the Mess Up Your Life video I made with a bunch of my BFF’s earlier this year.
So, when Talia and I were trying to figure out what type of video we wanted to film together first… A chocolate recipe video made immediate and obvious sense. Talia had this delicious chocolate vanilla swirl truffle ball recipe up her sleeve, and I was definitely not going to say no to this one.
Check out the video we made to see the recipe, and if you like it, give it a thumbs up & subscribe! Here it is…
PS, on the note of YouTube videos… I really, really enjoy making them. I love the whole process from deciding what to film to getting ready for the filming process to connecting with the film crew, bringing the right people together to collaborate, to the creativity and production of the final product. Even videos that are far less professional quality than this one, I enjoy making and enjoy the FACE TO FACE aspect of connecting with you guys. Do you think I should make it a priority to make more videos?!?!
I ask because as it stands my time is spread pretty thin right now. I am trying to only say “yes” to things that are an extremely good thing for me to be spending my time on. I personally think videos are a rad addition to the business and would love nothing more than to keep bringing them to you, but as far as views go… I know that people gravitate more toward my blog an my Instagram for the most part. Do tell, and I would love your help figuring it out!!!
Ready, set, check it out / tell me your thoughts! If you want me to just keep writing, I can do that too. 😉
PS, Breaking Vegan was #1 in the Eating Disorder Self Help category of Amazon last week… HELL YEAH! One month and one week until it launches… Preorder that ish for me!!! LOVE YOU.