Samurai Check-in for the New Year

December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! The start of a new year always has a hint of magic. Motivation beyond normal expectations to reach farther and cleanse views of the past. We set out ambitious to begin anew. I…

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A Few of My Favorite Things

December 18, 2016

Sometimes there are things we just gush over. Small, large, simply novel, or complete game changers. Gift ’em or keep ’em, you won’t be disappointed. Here are a *few* of my favorites. Savannah Bee Company Savannah…


Simple Holiday Decorations For Tight Spaces

December 14, 2016

Feel festive and bright without falling into a holiday clutter mess. Here are my top design inspirations and decorating tips that will fill any space with sights and smells that are sure to bring the yule…


Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies

December 9, 2016

Los Angeles is not well known for its seasons. I never really notice one ending and the other beginning… except for late autumn. The temperature drops, a crisp breeze rustles through the leaves and the light…


Why I Gave Up Saving To Experience Iceland

November 28, 2016

As a twenty something after the recession, there is nothing more stressful than money management. I find most months my checking account is down to the last dollar. I live well within my means, have a…


Low Sugar Challenge: Melissa’s Week 4

November 22, 2016

Celebration All right! Four weeks down! As I’ve been saying, this “sugar thing” was not a walk in the park for me. It was the beginning of a life style change and I am so grateful…


Low Sugar Challenge: Lorelai’s Week 4

November 21, 2016

Sweet, Sweet Victory. It has been a full month of low sugar and my body has never felt more satisfied. Food has more flavor and I’m more inclined to eat smaller portions especially when it comes…


Low Sugar Challenge: Melissa’s Week 3

November 16, 2016

It has been a week. A week full of ups and downs, but sugar consumption has remained steady. It is still a bit of a challenge, and I still dream of sweet things, but I’m gravitating…