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Chinese New Year Traditions: Year of the Pig

Around this time last year I was in West Los Angeles celebrating Chinese New Year with Chef Katie Chin and Ling Ling Asian Kitchen. Chef Chin not only cooked up a mean family-style dinner, but she also taught us all about Chinese New Year…

January 18, 2019
Family Featured Food Holidays

Top 5 Fall Family Essentials

All summer long it seemed like our family was spread out throughout the house avoiding touching anyone or anything — this may sound personal, but I swear it was just because of the lack of air conditioner! Now that the temperatures are significantly dropping…

October 3, 2018
Family Featured Holidays

Getting Messy Indoors: Pumpkin Painting!

Happy October!  The beginning of this month marks the rolling out of our Halloween decorations, scary movie marathons, and the start of fireplace season. Since this is my husband’s first October in Buffalo, I prepped him with a few stories from the past about…

October 1, 2018
Entertaining Featured Holidays Style

Stocking Up! Fall-Inspired Haul

If you haven’t guessed it already, I *love* fall. I was born in September and some days it seems like apple cider runs through my veins. Living in California has major perks, but every year that rolled around when I first moved to town…

October 9, 2017
Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts for Him
Featured Holidays Marriage

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

There’s something so satisfying about giving gifts with a theme. Each item makes the thought come full circle and spices up any ordinary gift. Get your man these presents alone or scoop up all the bells and whistles! Here are a few ideas. Record Player…

February 8, 2017
Featured Holidays Parenting

Happy Halloween, Love Ace Ventura

We celebrated Fox’s second Halloween with an Ace Ventura costume and you could totally tell he knew he was cute. This was his first year trick-or-treating and he did so well! He’s finally getting the hang of holding hands without trying to pull away…

November 1, 2016
Family Featured Holidays Travel

Easter at Disneyland

I’ll let you in on a little secret: Disneyland is a ghost town on holidays.  Most crowd-predicting websites will tell you different, but each and every time my family has visited the park on a holiday it has been more comfortable to navigate than…

March 29, 2016
Family Featured Holidays Parenting

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone!  Last year Tyler and I went all out. We hosted Easter brunch at our house, the kids did the egg hunt in our backyard (except Fox because he was itty bitty), and all three of us got a visit from the…

March 27, 2016
DIY Featured Holidays

DIY Coffee Filter Easter Wreath

While you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today, I’m already getting a jump on Easter! My family is still testing the waters with traditions out here in California. We usually cook up brunch and dye Easter eggs, with our main event being a silly Easter egg hunt…

March 17, 2016
Beauty Featured Holidays

7 Gifts She’ll Want for Valentine’s Day

Hi everybody! I’m following up from my recent post on my top 7 men’s Valentine’s gifts with my picks for the ladies. I’ve never been a pink kind of gal, but seeing as 2016 is the year of rose gold it’s fitting that’s what I’ve been drawn to…

February 4, 2016