This is what happens when I ask my mom for a mousepad. I have no idea what Korean beauty product this is advertising and the girl’s cute and all, but it’s not exactly something I want to see every time I use my computer. So I turned to some easy materials to spruce it up! Continue reading
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Can’t believe it’s already Week Ten of my #100HappyDays challenge! Writing this post every week really lets me appreciate these moments all over again. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8 and Week 9).
Ever notice that customizing your food makes it taste better? There’s something about being involved in the process and making choices for yourself… it’s no wonder places like Chipotle and Yogurtland are doing gangbusters. So why not use this basic human psychology for your next lunch party? After the jump, see how to put together a Vietnamese Summer Roll spread so people can make their own, maybe learn something new and definitely have a blast!
Sigh… what a magical place
Last weekend, I finally visited the stunning Getty Villa in Malibu and basically stopped and gawked every time I turned a corner. The thoughtful layout reveals different angles and views as you wander in and out of the rooms, courtyards and gardens. There are exquisite details throughout – molding, columns, carved ceilings, fixtures and the tile! Oh, the tile! Me and my toes couldn’t get enough.
My ever-patient boyfriend stopped and waited as I photographed every different tile pattern I came across but I’m sure I still missed some. I love that they took the time and effort to install a different intricate pattern in every room.
If, by some miracle, I become a gozillionaire, this is how I would spend my piles of excess money. The Getty Villa is a beautiful, free art space that will inspire and brighten for so many people over so many years. I feel lucky to have it in my backyard – if you’re in LA, you should definitely check it out!
Time for the final reveal of my bathroom mini makeover! I say mini because I didn’t make any drastic changes like wallpaper or new fixtures. But I was able to inject a lot of personality and fun into what was once a chaotic, bland mess. And I did it using almost no money and no permanent damage to the walls!
Week Nine of my #100HappyDays challenge and going strong! This week was full of new discoveries and old comforts. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7 and Week 8).
<<June 2, Mon – A plastic cup full of wine and the sunset at my sister’s downtown LA loft>>
This is budget cooking that kicks ramen noodles’ ass(es?). Don’t get me wrong, I love me some instant ramen but this is so much better and still super affordable. See how I combine inexpensive pork chops with leftover bread crusts to make this tasty meal after the jump!
I like to keep things simple. This happens to overlap a lot with keeping things lazy. But simple sounds better so we’ll stick with that =)
I knew I wanted to add some personality to my bathroom wall and I already had a can of gray paint, but I didn’t want to get out a tray and roller and painter’s tape and all that. So I got a little creative. Find out what I did with a piece of cardboard, some paint and a single brush after the jump!
Here’s Week Eight of my #100HappyDays challenge! This week, I indulged in some of my favorite comforts and saw inspiring design while out and about. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6 and Week 7).