rain. rain. rain . . .

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

the weather in southern california has been insane! 
it's been raining and until today, it literally has NOT stopped since last friday.
today was the first time i saw the sun in 6 days, that's just craziness. 

my friend mike posted some photos of what roads have been like here in socal...
check them out! i think you'll be blown away. 

the sun is supposed to come out tomorrow. 
i plan on spending the entire day outside, soaking up some much needed sunshine!


*when the sun finally did decide to make an appearance this afternoon it was beautiful!
look at those hills! they're finally turning green!

vasquez rocks.

many times it's so easy to forget how beautiful a place can be if it's where you live.
which is one of the many reasons i love out of town visitors!
they often re-open your eyes to the beauty of your hometown.

this time instead of showing daniel around CA, he showed me a part of it i had never seen.
vasquez rocks - a natural area park just north of los angeles.
i learned that this area has been used in a long list of movies & tv shows.
and i'll have to admit, i was a little hesitant to go, but as it turns out, it's a place i wouldn't mind revisiting.

food trucking.

Monday, December 20, 2010

last week irv & i took an out of town friend out for his first food trucking experience ever! we hit the jackpot and found a street that had at least 6 trucks, or so.  

the following are a few images from just 3 of our many stops: dumpling station || flying pig || komodo

garlic wasabi fries & pan fried veggie dumplings
carne asada & crunchy tofu
soi - veggie soy tempeh salad w/ savory peanut dressing

krispy kreme craving.

Friday, December 10, 2010

it doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while i just get this strong craving for a fresh, warm krispy kreme. one of those times was yesterday & oh boy did it hit the spot..


on another note, i have a super exciting weekend in store for me! 
two of my amazing friends are tying the knot & i couldn't be more excited or happy for them!

what do you have planned this weekend?
happy friday!

decorations for sale! + a giveaway!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

i've been a busy bee thinking up + making some christmas decorations for my house! check out my christmas lightbulb garlands :) they're so fun to make that i got a little carried away and made a bunch. so, if you like what you see, head over to i art u! jenn was kind enough to host a giveaway! two of her lucky readers have a chance to win a strand of christmas lights! will it be you??!

if you don't think you can wait for the giveaway to end then fear not! just scroll down & see how you can get your hands on one (or two, or a few!) today!

all garlands are hand cut & strung by me. the lightbulbs are about an inch tall, made out of felt & hang on red and white bakers twine. available in 2 different lengths - 2.5ft or 5ft - shipping included!

perfect for hanging above your desk, adding finishing touches to your holiday decor, adding that special something to gift wrap, or even to give as a gift!


if you have any questions or special requests please don't hesitate to send me an email. i hope you're all enjoying your holiday season so far!

molly's cupcakes.

Monday, December 06, 2010

some scenes from one of the weekends i spent in chicago..

i find it funny how cupcakes definitely aren't my go to dessert, but i always seem to find myself at cupcake bakeries. maybe because they're always so inviting & i know i'll leave with a happy feeling. 

case & point: molly's cupcakes. so fun inside! jam packed with people, loud music playing & delicious desserts being served. plus! a part of their profits are directly donated to schools in their community. what could be better?


grubin' at grub.

Monday, November 29, 2010

sunday brunches are one of my favorite things. 
or brunch any day of the week, i suppose. 
simple, yet delicious. 

Grub, 911 Seward Street, Hollywood

omelette w/ mushrooms, spinach, brie cheese, roasted onions & white truffle oil

are you yolkin'? egg sandwich, egg w/ cheddar cheese on a toasted croissant w/ dill butter
the dill butter made this sandwich amazing. 

hello! kitty.

some scenes from a sanrio 50th anniversary party i went to a few weekends ago.

i wouldn't necessarily say i'm a sanrio fanatic, but i'm definitely a fan {ok, maybe a closet fanatic}.
this night was, by far, the most asian thing i've ever done & definitely brought out the asian half in me.

hello kitty. food trucks. games. prizes. friends. couldn't have asked for a better night.

Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica


caprese melt

cheesy mac melt {yes, it's true, there is mac & cheese in there}


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