Life Lately via Instagram + all the holiday goodies!

A life update featuring some of my favorite holiday moments, products, and of course, delicious recipes.

Breakfast foods on a table

This is how you do breakfast.

Kitchenaid Mixer on a table

My new Kitchen Aid mixer – thanks Mom!

Cupcake in a jar

My boyfriend flew into town and took me to 112 Eatery for my birthday. Probably now my favorite restaurant EVER. Thanks Tony!

We got whipped ricotta for an app, then enjoyed lamb pasta and scallops.

Madecasse vanilla varieties

This chocolate is fantastic – I found it at Whole Foods!

Follow #akfoodfind on Instagram to see all of my favorite food finds!

A lily bouquet

Lilies from my boyfriend.

Green Mountain Gringo salsa

This salsa is incredible with blue corn tortilla chips.

Monique holding a cake

I made a cake for a new video shoot. It was crazy good.

Whole Foods

I am here every day. I think I spend more money on food than clothes.

Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt

Could this be the best greek yogurt EVER?


Monique wearing glasses

Oh hey.

The Good Bean chocolate chickpeas

SO good. You need these chickpea snacks in your life.

Jar of organic coconut oil

I’ve been baking a lot with coconut oil lately. Going to attempt to make coconut oil brownies soon!


Kale apple quinoa salad

Here’s a salad that I never posted.

I need to make it again so I can photograph it and get the recipe up.

Waffle on a plate with a stack of waffles in the background

Oh you know. Waffles for dinner is totally a thing.

Salted brown sugar toffee cookies

Wit and Vinegar’s Salted Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies are my new favorite cookie!

They’re chewy, soft, and have the perfect sweet and salty combo!

Cheetos in a cup

The night I had cheetos and champagne for dinner. Also the worst hangover ever.

Red pants and black boots

Red jeans from Stitch Fix!

Red pointed shoes with lion medallions

The cutest kitties. Shoes from Aldo.

Cookies on a wire rack with a metal spatula

Brown butter snickerdoodles. What else?

Homemade margarita

Margaritas … pre-holiday dinner!

Cookie dough in a bowl

I have made so much cookie dough over the last two months.

Make it stop. Or not.

Tony kissing Monique on the cheek


Jar of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin butttaaaaa.

Stitchfix box

I feel like I need to do a Stitch Fix review again soon.

It’s been so amazing lately.


The sun sets too early.

Plate with asparagus, grilled peppers, and egg whites

Detox dinner: garlic roasted asparagus, egg whites, and roasted peppers!

Monique's friend painting

My work bestie.

Chocolate cookies on a baking tray

Brownie meets cookie.

Veggies, chicken, and mashed potatoes

I’m pretty sure that Whole Foods has some of the best salad bars ever!

I also am pretty sure I spend all of my income there.

Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter

Oh my!

Cheetah print tennis shoes


Monique in a hoodie

Minnesota = colder than the North Pole on most days.

illy canned coffee

It’s amazing how much coffee I can drink.

Hope you loved seeing what I’ve been drinking, eating, and loving lately! xoxo

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