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Wine Weekend

Wine Weekend

Last weekend, I went on a girls trip with a few fun friends. We drove up north to Solvang / Santa Barbara, CA area.  We stayed in Solvang at Hotel Corque. This town looks like it was straight out of a Disney movie for Hansel & Gretel. It’s a short drive to Santa Maria Valley and many of the wineries […]

Rachael and Brian THE WEDDING

Rachael and Brian THE WEDDING

This past weekend Todd and I drove up to Mammoth with some great friends from Florida. The special occasion was for one of my closest friends weddings! Rachael and Brian Hansen… The decided to get married near Mammoth because of the obvious beauty but they first met in the area and Brian once lived in Mammoth.  The guests and wedding […]

To Give and To Get

To Give and To Get

I recently stumbled upon this cute website called my-sparrow.com. They sell all kinds of home items, accessories, and gifts. The designer and owner of my-sparrow is based locally in Orange County, Ca. Check the website because she regularly sets up a booth at the irvine flea market or give her a call, she may even deliver it. I turned to […]

P.S i love you

P.S i love you

Palm Springs WE LOVE YOU… This weekend was spent with great friends, good food and in a beautiful location. What’s not to love about Palm Springs (P.S)? Seven of us ventured out to the desert to spend quality time with our amazing friend Ally Lopez Eckert before she moves to Kauai next week. She is so loved and we will […]

House Swap?! CA to FL

House Swap?! CA to FL

A very dear friend of mine moved back to Florida over a year ago. She is looking to come back with her husband and son to visit some friends in CA… She sent me the email below and is looking for someone interested in doing a house swap in OC or SD areas of California. “Our house is walking distance […]

Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard Wall

A few weekends ago, Todd and I decided to spruce up our kitchen. I’ve been wanting to make a chalkboard wall since I saw one at my friend Erica’s amazing Brooklyn brownstone in NY. For a few bucks you can really go-green and eliminate all those annoying notes and post-its from your roommates or significant other… “Dogs are fed,” “buy […]

New old or Old new Table?

New old or Old new Table?

So today Todd and I decided to try switching our dining room table. We have a really nice one that I added to with some chairs I salvaged from a garage sale a few years back… but we were fortunate enough to inherit a beautiful teak danish table from his grandparents just this week. Todd and I seem to usually […]

upside down mango tartlets

upside down mango tartlets

I was so excited to make this recipe. Anything with mango or fruit I am a total sucker for… I do have to thank my “friend” Martha for the recipe from her EVERYDAY FOOD magazine. Make sure you have a “jumbo muffin pan” I didn’t and used metal muffin tins… Also my pastries didn’t “puff” enough so check your cooking […]

Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl

This past Sunday a few friends and I visited the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena. I was looking for some new rhinestone pieces for Cleeo (my jewelry line) but what we all ended up with was some great household items. Tables, lamps, stools, and a metal jewelry cabinet. We definitely scored… but not with the weather it was freezing! […]

Monkey Business

Monkey Business

Happy April Fools Day! What a better way to celebrate than to be apart of a memorable and adorable prank?! Long Story Short: A friend decides to surprise her fiance with a faux chimp adoption. The plot is that they have already adopted the chimp and it is being delivered to her fiance at his office. He knows a special […]