Decorating with Herbs: Mint

It’s great to mix it up a little by using herbs instead of flowers to decorate your home. This mint makes a beautiful arrangement while also making your home smell amazing! Mint is one of those plants that will keep growing and growing anywhere you plant it! You will have plenty to cook with and…

Grilled Artichokes

It’s artichoke season! March through May is the most popular time for artichokes and I try and get my hands on as many as possible! These spiky little green balls can be intimidating at first, but are so delicious once you figure out the best way to cook them. One of my favorite ways is…

Easy-Peasy Picnic

I was so excited to go on a picnic with my friends this weekend. I normally would have loved to whip up some fun sandwiches and dips, but I was just too exhausted. Lucky my local grocery store came to the rescue! Instead of just grabbing sandwiches and calling it a day, finger foods from…

A Little Bit Country

This weekend I flew home to Sacramento to celebrate my baby sister’s 16th birthday. My mom and I whipped together some fun country-themed decorations with the help of Rustic Event Rentals. They supply great custom accents for any occasion. Check them out at: http://www.facebook.com/RusticEventRentals Some sand blasted glass jars, tied with burlap and twine made…

Extra Versitile Olive Oil

I love finding new uses for my glass jars and bottles! This bright green bottle used to contain extra virgin olive old from California Olive Ranch. As you know, I use olive oil pretty frequently when I cook, so I didn’t have to wait long to decorate my home with the bottle! One way to…

Quest for the Perfect Cafe Table: Rose Bowl Flea Market

  For the first time in my adult life I have a backyard! (well in reality a 3×6 foot balcony). But it’s just enough space for some flower boxes, herbs and potted tomato plants. What was missing was seating to enjoy it all. I searched all the usual places: Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Craigslist –…