A Cake For Jojo: Personalized, Chocolate Wafer Birthday Cake

I consider myself a cake connoisseur. Cakes that I don’t enjoy are few and far between. Whenever my birthday rolls around, my cake of choice is and always has been carrot. Everyone else has an official birthday cake preference, right? Six years ago, when… Continue Reading

Making Amends Week- Part 3: Silver Polishing & A DIY/Upcycled Silver Jewelry Saver

Loyal readers may remember that I did a Pinterest Experiment this past January involving an alternative method to polishing silver. You may also remember that I later apologized for it, as it was an unmitigated mess. I am here today to redeem myself. As I… Continue Reading

Summer PSA: A Flip-Flop Reminder… Again!

As I was walking to get coffee this morning, I noticed a subtle, yet growing pain in my heel. I, then, noted the super-cute (yet, super-cheap) flip-flops I was wearing. D’oh. If you may recall, I wrote a post last summer about the desultory… Continue Reading

Oatmeal Raisin “Cookies”

For the month of June, Josh and I are participating in an Advocare 24-Day Challenge. The challenge is a program that cleanses your system, detoxes you off processed sugars/flours/food, and jumpstarts lifestyle changes. I don’t want to bore you with specifics, but… Continue Reading

Our One-Year L.A.nniversary!

This past Friday, Josh and I celebrated our one-year L.A.nniversary. We have lived in Southern California for a full year. The flexibility of my perception of time makes this occasion both surprising and kind of trippy. One year. This year has seen a lot.… Continue Reading

The Deal: Gluten

“Gluten-free.” It’s the phrase of the day and you are seeing it everywhere. But, what is it? Specifically? See the below Jimmy Kimmel man-on-the-street interview asking people to define gluten: As a lifetime dieter, I have seen the low-cal, low-carb, and… Continue Reading