Handprint Keychains for Father’s Day

My friend asked if I wanted to make some handprint keychains for our husbands for Father’s Day. I’m not sure my husband is that sentimental but I LOVE this idea. I would want a handprint keychain of my baby as a gift so that’s what he’s getting as a gift in addition to his golf…

Easter Gifts

I really wanted to crochet my niece and nephew a stuffed bunny, but 2 hours into it, I realized I was doing it all wrong and decided to give it a try a different time. So instead I painted a mason jar using matte chalky paint. I taped off a silhouette of a bunny and…

Cute Food Things

Someone gave me a Peanuts Gang waffle maker for my birthday this year. So cute! It doesn’t quite taste like waffles. It’s more like pancakes on the inside with a crispy crust. I also made chocolate bowls using a balloon. You just dip the inflated balloon in melted chocolate and after it hardens you pop…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

For the Doctor Who Bridal Shower, I made red velvet cupcakes. I used Paula Deen’s red velvet cake recipe. I baked the cupcakes for 18 minutes. For the cream cheese frosting: 2 – 8oz of cream cheese (soften) 1 stick of butter (soften) 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract 2.5 cups of powder sugar Mix cream…

Cookie Mix in a Jar

This past weekend was my sister’s bridal shower. It was a Doctor Who Themed Shower. We had a lot of fun making decorations and doing food prep, but I had a hard time deciding what kind of favors to give out. I wanted something that was easy and low stress since I was busy making…

Vacation Time

I just got back from a much needed family vacation. We went to Puerto Rico and cruised the Southern Caribbean. I got to hike, kayak, snorkel, swim with turtles, see a lot of historical things, and best of all – eat a lot of good food. Here are some highlights.

626 Night Market

The 626 Night Market was a bit disappointing due to the poor planning, however, this is their first year and it was hard to anticipate how large the crowd would be.  This is a product of social media.  10 years ago, normal advertising then would not have turned out a crowd this large.  As the…

Lent is Over

Ever since my freshman year of college, after attending Ash Wednesday mass with my friend, I began the practice of Lent.  Every year I give up either soda, chips, fries, or a combination of them.  My unhealthy habit would have to be fried food and as I wasn’t quite ready to give up all fried…

Local Events

I’m always looking for great events to go to.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area, or more specifically, the Pasadena area, there are 2 great events this Saturday, April 14. Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival: Learn about how to be more sustainable and enjoy the many food trucks that accompany this educational event.  April 14,…

LA Weekly Gold Standard Event

Last weekend, I went to the 4th annual LA Weekly Gold Standard Event.  It was very hot and there were a lot of people at the Petersen Automotive Museum, but I did get a chance to sample food from restaurants I don’t often go to.  Animal, Ink, Susan Feniger’s Street, Huckleberry, and many others were there. …

Mini Apple Pie from Disneyland

I got to try the new Jolly Holiday bakery at Disneyland this weekend.  It was actually pretty good and decently price.  My sister absolutely loved the caprese sandwich.  I got the jolly holiday combo, which was a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato basil soup, all for $9!  The tomato soup was nice and creamy with…