Summer Reading, Eating, and… Working

Nothing says summer like Mason jars… they’re the perfect vessel for lemonade, cocktails, and sweet tea. But have you ever thought about what ELSE you can do with a Mason jar? The most excellent Lauren of Lauren Elise Crafted and Cottage Journal (and formerly my roommate!) just published an awesome book full of Mason jar crafts. If you’re on summer vacation (with or without kiddies) … Continue reading Summer Reading, Eating, and… Working

Snack Trek: LOUKS TO GO Truck (at LA Renegade Craft Fair)

Yesterday I met up with Lauren (& her mom!) and we hit up the LA Renegade Craft Fair. It was located in a sweet, unexpected park near Chinatown. I loved watching the Metro trains glide in and out of Downtown along the west edge of the fields. And apparently people fly kites there? It seemed like a great place for an urban picnic. And once … Continue reading Snack Trek: LOUKS TO GO Truck (at LA Renegade Craft Fair)

Mr. Tea Goes to Bloggingtown

I’m proud to announce that friend-to-the-blog and all-around nice guy/smarty pants/good cook/good sport Mr. Tea (AKA Sam… which IS his name, despite his claims otherwise) has launched a blog of his own: The Sam With No Name. There you will find movie reviews, recommendations, “and more… ?” (That could mean anything!) So you can come here for TV & snacks, and go there for movies. … Continue reading Mr. Tea Goes to Bloggingtown

Oak Glen: Apples & Horehounds & Pies (Oh My)

As promised, here’s the second post of Oak Glen pictures. I’m going to be a little bit lazy and link a few pictures that I don’t feel like embedding. Because I don’t want this post to be ginormous. (Cue nightmarish flashbacks to my True Blood recaps.) I was a big fan of the designs on the apple boxes/bushels. (In film production, “apple box” is the … Continue reading Oak Glen: Apples & Horehounds & Pies (Oh My)

Snack Trek: (MINI) APPLE CIDER DONUTS! (Snow-Line Orchard)

Loyal blog-readers know that I have been wanting to try an apple cider donut for… two or three months now. That’s an eon in dog years. Today I visited lovely Lauren, and she happens to live very close to Oak Glen— apple country! (A little over an hour east of Los Angeles.) Mr. Tea was also a member of the expedition (he gets the moniker … Continue reading Snack Trek: (MINI) APPLE CIDER DONUTS! (Snow-Line Orchard)

In Which Autumn-y Things Grace Our Office Kitchen

On Monday when I walked into the office kitchen, I saw that several autumn staples had found their way onto our counters. And everything made me think of Lauren! First of all, Lauren tends to love holiday-related candies, especially candy corn and Sweethearts. I find this amusing, because those are perhaps the two most maligned candies. The former is often said to be made of … Continue reading In Which Autumn-y Things Grace Our Office Kitchen