Rum-Soaked Golden Raisin and Walnut Knots

Last month I spent a solid, good two consecutive weeks being Chef Viviana, plumping myself and my family up with sugary carb foods like what I’m about to share today, and enjoying the start of a new year in a relatively relaxed environment, on the precipice of starting Marie Kondo’s decluttering KonMari method in my…

Looking Ahead

Hey there! It’s been a hot minute – what else is new? Truthfully, I have been absolutely spanked by this year’s holiday season, but they’re finally over and I finally have consecutive days of time off coming up and I’m thrilled because I have a bunch of stuff I need to do to “get my…

Buddha Bowls: The Easiest Meal Ever

I don’t recall how I came across Buddha Bowls in the first place, but it was probably while browsing Pinterest a few months ago. I was immediately drawn to the rich colors of all the vegetables together and, since it was Lent season, the easiness of making them. As for why they’re called Buddha Bowls,…

Sunroom

I did a fashion photo shoot this morning for one of my friends, Kristine, and I wanted to share a few pics with you guys. Her and her husband live in this really neat house down in Highland Park with badass vintage wallpaper, amazing interior architecture, and the cutest little sun room, where we staged…

#Single4Life

Alright, first thing’s first. For all you photophiles (what’s the actual word though?) who wanna see more of my photography, you’re in luck! I decided to make an Instagram account for just my photography, @vivianapodinaphotography,¬†after finding out you can now link your accounts and switch between them easily. I’m pretty excited and geeked and thrilled…