It’s here! Rejoice! Celebrate! Woo!
I am super excited to introduce to you the new OHMYDALIA. She’s a little more grown up and she’s gonna have a lot more to say. Along with continuing to scour the web for amazing finds, I will also be curating my own goodies for you. Recipes, favorite places, new finds and a lot more awesome goodness.
I’ve also added a portfolio section to the new digs. West did a beautiful job with making my vision a reality. I’m lucky to have such an amazing man who can patiently add everything I want and then just as patiently remove those same things when my feelings for them fleet away ever so quickly.
Te amo… eres mi vida.
So go, look around, poke at things and let me know what you think.
A few weeks ago I did something serious. I purchased my first bike ever. I have not been on a bike since I was about 13 and it was very shaky and scary because I never really properly learned. Then I crashed and almost flew off and never got on another bike again (Walmart aisles don’t count).
Fast forward to today… I am 26, a spin class enthusiast (and soon to be instructor) and still can’t ride a bike. Here in Chicago, bikes are EVERYWHERE. Pretty bikes, fast bikes, bikes that get the job done and it made me want one really bad. So I went to a few shops and fell madly in love with many bikes. The thing is, I’m not loaded, so I sadly can’t afford an $1,800.00 bike or most of the other bikes I fell in love with for that matter.
One day I was searching the webs when I came across a Fab sale for Pure Fix Cycles. Did a little research and fell in love with a bike called ‘The Yankee’ (Go Yankees!)… So West and I bought bikes from Pure Fix Cycle and patiently waited for them to arrive.
Our bikes came and we were super stoked… Until, we opened my box and it was just all wrong (Sadness ensued). Afterwards I reached out to the company to let them know about the issue… Let’s just say that these guys win at making cool bikes AND customer service. Like a SERIOUS win. They were going to send me a new bike, pick up the wrong one and boom, until they found out the bike I wanted actually was sold out. They worked with me some more, let me pick out another bike (which I love) and sent me some goodies as a ‘sorry for the mix-up’. These guys know how to take care of their customers, along with provide a solid, beautiful and smooth piece of machinery.
Today, I took it to the park, put on a helmet and went for it. There were a few close calls, which I anticipated (and anticipate much more haha) but it was a lot of fun, someone even called me a ‘cyclist’! WHAT? It was awesome. A huge happy shout out to Pure Fix Cycles, Zach and his team for making me a happy lady and reminding me that there are still companies out there that care about quality products, affordable pricing and exceptional customer service.
Now go check out there bikes and check out their amazing concept and products.
Kylie had me at cucumber margarita. I came across her blog while scrolling through Tastespotting and I consider myself quite the lucky one because of it. The drink looks refreshing, beautiful and oh so tasty. I can not wait to make it.
But other than that, the blog is actually quite amazing. With a ton of yummy recipes and recaps, this blog is to be added to your bookmark of choice because you certainly don’t want to miss a thing.
Kylie loves creating new things in the kitchen, taking photos of them and then sharing them with the world. Her blog is warm and the food is so inviting. How can that beautiful cake above be filled with calories? It shouldn’t be right? I should just bake it and eat it all!
Yum! Prepare to be taken to your happy place. I hope you enjoy it and that you make one of these amazing recipes to enjoy with the people you love (or yourself)! Visit The Baking Bird here and be sure to let Kylie know how amazing she is!
I am not a personal trainer, although I will yell at you during a spin class and if we work out together believe me when I say I will NEVER let you give up. With that being said I am all for working out and trying new things. I love strength training and I love making my heart stronger with high intensity intervals. I live for that gasping for air feeling… Again, I’m no PT haha.
Before I injured my foot playing soccer I started testing out Pinterest workouts. I only managed to review one here for one of my clients and IT WAS HARD. But I loved it. However, since then, I have not been able to do any. Since I am at about 70% healed, I’ve started doing P90X again with some swaps for the things I am not capable of doing yet. Soon I’ll be able to test out those Pinterest work outs and share them with you!
Until then, enjoy this tough workout and get ready for more.
(What I am wearing: Nike Free TR III Training Shoe. Nike Pro Core 2.5″ Compression Short. GapFit Motion Fit Crew. FT4 Polar Heart Rate Monitor.)
Get Ready for sweat.
MUST TRY: The Life Changing Loaf of bread from My New Roots.
MUST TRY: Palomas by Coco & Kelley.
MUST HAVE: Downing Walnut Frames from Warby Parker.
MUST HAVE: Color 80 by Cocoa & Hearts.
MUST HAVE: Tate Color Block Wedges from Sole Society.
I am totally wanting and wanting to try all of these things. I came across My New Roots recipe for that nutty looking bread and I can’t wait to make it. Totally picking up a silicone bread pan this week and I’ll let you know how it turns out! The glasses and shoes… Do I really need to explain why I need to own those? I didn’t think so…
I’ve been obsessed with Jen Ramos since I was a freshman in college and when she told the world she could paint, I lost my mind. I’ve been dying to own one of her pieces and this one is one of my favorites. I highly recommend you go and check out her amazing work. And finally that drink! Yum, it looks so refreshing and magical! Can’t wait to make it at home!
Hope you enjoy these obsessions.
In my search for the perfect black bean dip/salsa the other day I came across this beautiful blog by the amazing Allison. A Foodie Heart is a heavenly place where she shares delicious food, gorgeous photos and a whole lot of inspiration! It’s a gorgeous little blog with great design that is simple and highlights that yummy looking food ever so gracefully. I am truly in love.
Here’s a little about this generous lady who takes the time out of her day to share these delicious recipes. “I love food. I wanted to create a space where I can write about it, post beautiful pictures of it, and a place where you can drool over it. This is not a blog for those who are picky eaters. I am not here to convert you to a foodie. I am here for my foodie family. I am here for the passionate, for the adventurous, for those who keep food close to their heart.”
I thoroughly enjoyed skimming this blog and I am confident that you will too. Be sure to visit Allison and let her know how much you ‘heart’ her amazing blog!
As a newbie to Chicago, I’ve been itching to get out and find really great places to eat. I recently came across Fish Bar and I was def not let down. The place is super cool, with a friendly and laid back staff who are eager to help you pick all of the best items on the menu based on your taste. The drink menu is fun and refreshing and the food is impeccable.
Like really really good. On my first trip there I had the smoked whitefish salad with frisee, cucumbers and capers. It was the perfect smoke flavor for a salad because it was not overpowering at all. The capers were crispy and magical and I could eat them all day. This salad was total perfection.
So of course I had to take West. We went for dinner on a pretty and sunny day and asked the server to pick out some of her favorites. West had a steak and lobster sandwich on the lightest potato roll we’ve ever tasted. It practically melted in your mouth. Dear God… It was great.
I had the salmon and they could not have cooked it any more perfect. It was so light and tender. Swoon. After that we tried steamed clams for the first time and I was blown away with the flavor. Me and Saffron = Besties for life. The hunk of buttered toast really sent me over the foodie dream edge.
We had no room for dessert but while we finished our yummy drinks, someone ordered the S’mores. I kicked myself for being so full (but not really). Next time I am totally getting in on some dessert action. Fish Bar was wonderful and I can’t wait to go back for the lobster roll and dessert!
Have you been?
OHMYDALIA will have a brand new look very soon and I am super excited to share a little bit of it with you today. A new logo means a fresh start and that’s exactly what these past few months have been. Feel free to send West good luck messages and ‘I feel your pain’ since he’s been working tirelessly on the site. (And I love him oh so much for it.)
It’s turning out to be amazing and I can’t wait for it to be done. Until then, check out a little piece of my new look. OHMYDALIA is trying on a new dress and I hope you love the way it fits.
I love being in my kitchen. I love being kitchens in general. It’s such a happy and magical place. These kitchens are ones that I have heavily been dreaming about lately.
What part of your home is your favorite place? A nook? Your bed? Living Room? What makes it so perfect?
I want this bicycle. This is why this is my ‘photo of the day’.