I’ve been working away at this small space and am pretty happy with how it’s turning out! It’s been a series of sometimes big, sometimes small DIY projects.
Week Eleven of my #100HappyDays challenge was full of happy discoveries in the everyday stuff. (If you’re curious, here are Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10).
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Summer berries are here, huzzah! To celebrate, I was going to make a typical fruit tart with cream cheese filling. But then I remembered this wonderful berry pie recipe from Cooks Illustrated and decided to combine the two. It takes some time to put together, but if you like berries and the tangy richness of cream cheese, this pie’s for you!
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
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!