A Girl and a Cup of Cocoa is all about my favorite things to do when the day has gone good or bad.

Reading. Cooking. Stories. Travel. These are the things that make me happy. I think these are on the top of most people’s list.

About Laurel

I’m a born and bred Californian. I moved to Utah for school and have remained (much to my own chagrin).

I’ve been a bookworm ever since I can remember. My mother read books to me at night before bed until I started picking them up and devouring them. My wish lists for Christmas and my birthday were always filled with book titles or simply a request for a new book. My room at my parents’ house still has a bookcase and boxes of books.

During college and graduate, I didn’t have a lot of time to read; now I’m making up for lost time.

Besides reading, I love to travel and telling stories (specifically my repertoire includes dating stories, but only in person because I’ve found it’s disastrous to tell these stories online) and cooking.

I’d love to hear your favorite books, recipes and vacation spots while I share mine.