guys, i’m official! {getting crafty}

{biz cards}
{biz cards}

What I really wanted were letterpressed cards, but when those were running upwards of $1/card, I knew I had to get crafty (blame the self-imposed spending diet). These were so easy and cheap, and they still gave me the old fashioned, rustic-y feel I was going for.

I uploaded my logo design at and they magically turned it into a cool wooden rubber stamp. I can now literally put my stamp on things.

I grabbed a few packs of blank cards at Paper Source for less than what fellow crafties were selling them on Etsy for.

With House Hunters playing in the background, I finished these before the newlywed couple decided on house #2 with the large backyard for their dog Scout.

I’m kinda obsessed with these and want to hand them out to EVERYONE.

(Neither nor Paper Source paid me for this. I’m just a thrilled customer!)

Musings · Restaurants

Five Affordable Alternatives to LA’s Hottest Restaurants {Frugal Foodies}

It’s like those splashy spreads in women’s magazines that show you how to get SJP’s look on a budget…but BETTER and TASTIER. (Have I succumbed to LA food snobbery? Because of the 5 splurges on this list, I’ve either been there, or really really really want to.)


 1) Osteria Mozza/Gusto

2) Hatfield’s/Canele

3) WP24/Yujean Kang’s

4) Mezze/Momed

5) Bazaar/Red Medicine


Julia Jeudis: March 29 {Fancy Chefs}

I’m officially instating Julia Jeudis (Julia Thursdays–but it sounds way fancier in French and it lets me alliterate). This will be home to a weekly tribute to the one and only Ms. Child.  It might be a video (as seen below), a recipe, a quote, or anything else the inspirational woman might have to offer.

I present to you, pork as interpreted by Julia Child (after all, it is a party meat.) Scroll to 2:55 for a gem.


PALETA Holiday Tasting & Reception [Foodie Events]

Proof someone is out there reading my blog who isn’t related to me (hi mom!)  I was invited to attend a holiday tasting event at the home of PALETA’s Chef Kelly.  The company delivers healthy, gourmet meals every morning directly to your doorstep.

Aside from the less-than-welcome Santa Anas (which subsequently provided us with mood lighting via intermittent outages), the evening was a beautiful start to the holiday season.

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