Baked cardamom carrot cake donuts with nutty brown butter icing are the perfect spring treat! Not only are they perfectly soft and fluffy, but the flavor combo is completely next-level.Continue reading “Cardamom Carrot Cake Donuts”
Back in 2013, I started this blog as a senior in high school partly out of pure boredom, but apparently also because I was not a very cool teen. I mean, let’s be real, having a food blog as a 17 year old does not scream “hip”. Luckily for me, I totally dgaf-ed, because here I am four (almost five!) years later! I’m not going to link to my first post, because it’s embarrassing as all hell, but feel free to go looking for it; you might get a kick out of how teen-Sara talked, and also I had a totally cool signature line at the time, wow!
Anyways, I guess I’m just feeling a little nostalgic, because again, here I am four years later, and I’m graduating mother-f-ing college on Friday! I honestly can’t even believe four years has already passed. Plus, on top of graduating, I am also leaving to travel Europe for 4 months, aaaaand I have a really big project I’m working on that I’m hoping to share with everyone soon! I’m busier than I’ve ever been, but I’m so happy and excited for the future! Get super excited, because SSL is going to Europe, and I will be posting mad pics on the blog and Insta!
For my senior pics, I wanted to stick with a “winter, spring, summer, fall” theme, because idk I guess it’s symbolic, but also I love living in a place with such distinct seasons. For these photos, I went back to the hiking trail near Nevada City I told you guys about a few weeks ago. Before we took pictures, we hung out in the city, eating lunch at South Pine Cafe, which is the cutest little restaurant that serves super fresh, healthy food, and I’m in loooove. I’d be totally fine if they expanded to Reno. Also! We hit up The Curly Wolf which my brother calls the “Harry Potter” coffee shop because of its dark, semi-gothic style. I’d 10/10 recommend taking a day trip to Nevada City if you live near the area, because it’s just so cute, and of course the Independence Trail hike is amazing!
Thanks for sticking with me all these years. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for SSL and life ahead!
xoxo Sara Lynn
*Song of the Day: Kinder Blumen by Real Estate
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but in many parts of the country, it’s very pretty and springy with warm, breezy weather that makes you crave popsicles and want to wear nothing but flowy, pastel colored dresses. Unless you’re in Reno. No, if you’re in Reno, it’s sweater weather with rain and gusts of wind.
While I really appreciate the sweater weather with rain, I do not appreciate the wind whatsoever. Although the wind makes me very, very sad, the Sierra Nevadas are getting some much needed snow/rain which is really exciting. Also, it makes it much easier to be inside taking a three week labor economics course. (However, I really can’t complain because my professor is this cute retired old man that is definitely a feminist, wears oxfords every day, and claims he “gets off on economics”).
While I was in Vegas over the weekend, the weather was sunny and averaged in the 70s, so my brother and I decided to go downtown in Las Vegas and snap a few pics. By downtown Las Vegas, I mean old downtown, not The Strip!
This was our first time being down there. It’s kind of funny how you can live somewhere your whole life, and never see some of its best parts until you move away.
This is my little brother in front of a coffee shop sign I fell in love with at The Container Park. Hi Garrett.
Pants: RSQ T-shirt: H&M Bag: Vintage Necklace: Old Belt: Old Shoes: Audrey Brooke
*Thanks to my brother for taking many of these pictures <3*
Song of the Day: Peach–Your Friend