Protein Pancakes Three Ways

We’ve become big fans of protein pancakes within the last couple of months. Breakfast for dinner has been on a frequent rotation at the Lumpkin house after we discovered this healthy, protein-packed version of one of our breakfast favorites. We’ve tried Kodiak Cakes and Wild Roots, and we recommend them both! While they’re great on their…

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Arizona Restaurant Week

  Arizona’s Restaurant Week is upon us! From today until September 24th, restaurants around the Valley will be offering thoughtfully curated courses and pairings at discounted prices. Last year, we used the opportunity to try a new restaurant with friends, and it was such a fun experience! We’re hoping to do the same this year (and…

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Gracie’s Tax Bar

Last week, we got to try out Gracie’s Tax Bar. Everything from the location to the building to the drinks to the ambiance was amazing. First of all: the location. Gracie’s is in an urban neighborhood off of 7th Avenue, just south of Roosevelt. Being so close to downtown means that it’s also within walking distance…

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Chicago

Earlier this summer, we took a trip to Chicago to see family and enjoy all the fun things the Windy City has to offer. The last time that we had gone to Chicago together was in 2014, right before we found out that Evan’s cancer had returned for the first time. Evan actually had to…

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Futuro

This past weekend was filled with everything good – time with friends and family, good food and coffee, productivity, and rest. We found ourselves returning to not one but two coffee shops that we hadn’t been to in a while, one of these being Futuro.   With limited art and color on the walls, one’s…

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Farmers Market Meals

Few things are better than slow, weekend mornings at home. We enjoy sleeping a little longer, not having to rush to get ready for the day, and cooking breakfast together with music on and sunlight pouring through our windows. Even though we like to take these mornings a little slower, we still manage to do…

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Neighborhood Eats

Dining out is an adventure – discovering new flavor combinations, testing your palette, venturing to places you’ve never been, and meeting new and interesting people. It’s a very social activity to come together and break bread, either with loved ones or complete strangers. While we very much enjoy trying new eateries, we love to frequent…

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Los Angeles, Pt.2

On our second morning, we wanted to spend more time in the Silver Lake area of our Airbnb. Although we didn’t spend a lot of our time there, our Airbnb was comfortable, cozy, and close to a bunch of great shops and restaurants. Our host, Tiffany, was very sweet and accommodating, and we picked one…

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