My Friend Staci
Taking living spaces from disaster to delightful, and proving any home can be fabulous on the cheap.
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013
We’re heading back to Kansas for an extended 4-day weekend and couldn’t be more excited!
See you next week with a recap of our trip! ...
Coffee Talk Epilogue: Nespresso
- Published on Monday, 13 May 2013
Last February I shared a three-part series detailing my experiments with at-home coffee making… without using a standard Mr. Coffee. If you missed them, make sure to check out my tips and tricks for a French Press, Mokapot, and Pour-Over!
Have you heard of Nespresso? It’s a capsule-based espresso system. Their commercials...
Wedding Registry Tips
- Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Summer is here, and with it Wedding Season. My sister’s getting married, and a flock of couples on my Facebook feed have just gotten engaged! I decided to draw on my knowledge and experience of registering and helping others register to share a few tips.
In-store vs. online
I always, always, always, recommend registering in-store...
DIY Graduation Money Lei
- Published on Monday, 06 May 2013
Last weekend I had the privilege of heading up to LA to celebrate my sister’s great accomplishment–graduating from college! She even graduated on time, more than I can say for myself!
Something that’s really common in Southern California is that graduates often receive Hawaiian leis to wear with their robes. Usually t...
Vintage in the Kitchen
- Published on Friday, 03 May 2013
Working at a cooking retailer, and selling vintage kitchen items on Etsy, I seem to have kitchen wares on the brain at all times (just ask any of my family members!), so I’ve decided to share a bit on the blog. I’m pulling together some kitchen-related gift registry tips for next week, but I don’t want to overlook...
Antique Postcards in the Bathroom
- Published on Monday, 29 April 2013
Recently Doug and I were perusing a huge antique mall and spent a little more time than usual in a vendor’s space that had old postcards and photographs from around the world. It was organized really nicely and all 50 states were broken up so we looked at all the Kansas postcards!
For those who attended our wedding, it’s...
Take a Tour: Mariposa Ice Cream
- Published on Friday, 26 April 2013
Today’s Take a Tour is short and sweet (how punny).
When I lived in the Normal Heights neighborhood of San Diego, this ice cream shop was easily walkable from my apartment. It’s a refreshing reprieve from other generic chain ice cream places or ultra-modern looking frozen yogurt places. Full of personality, it’s c...
Recipe: Cheater’s Ceviche
- Published on Friday, 19 April 2013
Until recently, I had no idea what ceviche was. Then I had some that changed my life!
That last bit was a bit dramatic, but ceviche has quickly become one of my favorite things to order at San Diego eateries. What is it? It’s kind of… a fish dip? That really doesn’t sound appetizing, does it. But picture: A strong...
Two Years With Mosey
- Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2013
So, now we have been dog owners for two years. Last year I let you glimpse Mosey’s World and this year much of it is the same although in a new place. I am working on a new dog bed for him, though, which I’ll be eager to share as the simplest DIY ever here on the blog in a week or so–stay tuned!
I never thought I...
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2013
I suppose since Monday has swung around again, I should offer an account to what I’ve been up to, since I clearly haven’t been blogging…
Last week I read the last two books in this Millenium trilogy… in like two days each, despite their heftiness. I was so drawn in that I couldn’t put them down! I stayed...