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If you’re my Facebook friend, this is old news but I was just way too excited about this not to share!

christin from http://withach.com | glamour.com

To say this made 2013 off to a great start would be the understatement of the year. I was absolutely honored and thrilled to style a blazer for glamour.com. Go check out the great company I was in!


christin from http://withach.com

blazer // sweater // scarf via my mom // jeans // sunglasses  // watch

 Somedays, I like to get dressed up and walk around my neighborhood like I own the entire place. Also, sometimes I make up stories about doing things like getting dressed up and walking around my neighborhood like I own the place. But really, I usually just want to wear these shoes. I’m really glad I snatched them up on sale because now they’re only left in silver. So sad.

christin from http://withach.com

I seriously need a tan. Look at that paste. Oh, my eyes! I’m practically blind now. If you are too I’m very sorry.

christin from http://withach.com

Just a heads up, I might be a bit “missing in action” the rest of the week. Try not to miss me too much, okay?

photos by lydia hudgens

gold stripes.

To say that I’ve taken my sweet time decorating our place would be the understatement of the century. But you know what they say, slow and steady wins the race. Obviously, that means I’m going to win this marathon, big time.

The “gold room” as we call it, is still a definite work in progress but it’s finally ready for it’s close up. I won’t even lie, I think my boyfriend is going to have to paint gold stripes in every place we live in from now to forever. He’s pretty good at it though, I mean, look at those babies.

antlers & gold stripes | via http://withach.comdeer head 

I would like to note that I had these antlers way before it became a “blogger” thing. Okay?

gold stripes & furbish studio piggy bank | http://withach.comsofa // pillows // piggy bank

I just adore my little piggy. My boyfriend has a thing with hoarding change. It used to be in a Dewar’s bottle. Dare I say, upgrade? Again I say, slow and steady wins the race.

west elm sofa & pillows | http://withach.com

My cowie, as I affectionally call him, was snagged up from ABC Carpet on super duper sale. Take note folks, in the way back on the left there is a huge sale section. Do not pass this up. Don’t do it! The sofa is also a sleeper for all of our lovely guests. But don’t get any ideas…

So what do you all think?

fudgy brownies

Looking back on it, I do remember saying something about not posting anymore brownie recipes but this is different. I swear! I swear on my life and my “polite as f*ck” t-shirt. This recipe is basically healthy. It’s grain free, nut free, dairy free and, you guessed it, paleo. I’m not going to bs you and say they taste like my amazeballs brownies, because they don’t. You can tell they don’t have an Escalade-sized amount of sugar in them and consequently, you can tell that maybe they aren’t totally terrible for you.

So yes, this is a “paleo” dessert which I fully admit is a bit of an oxymoron. But sometimes you just want a treat and I would rather eat something like this than go buckwild on a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.

fudgy paleo brownies | via http://withach.com

What I also love about this recipe? It’s very, very easy and it only has a few ingredients.

FUDGY PALEO BROWNIES (adapted from Practical Paleo)

4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate melted
3 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (grade B)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons fine coffee grounds
2 tablespoons strong coffee
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375° F.

In a medium bowl combine melted chocolate, oil, maple syrup, coffee and coffee grounds. Sift the cocoa powder over the wet ingredients to be sure there are no clumps. Add eggs and whisk evenly.

Line the bottom of a 8×8 (or 9×9) pan with parchment paper and add batter. Cook for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.