Archives for October 2014

Black Leather Midi Skirt

Happy Halloween! In honor of one of my favorite holidays, today’s post combines a few of my favorite things: leather, black and gold, and…American Horror Story!  If you watched Season One of AHS, then you likely have Read more [...]

DIY Chalkboard Frame

My lovely client, Jen, really wanted a chalkboard frame for her kitchen/dining area.  We found several options while shopping for accessories at a flea market together, but all of the frames were really boring.  I knew this Read more [...]

Poached Eggs on Avocado Toast with Truffle Salt

Poached eggs on toast were a breakfast favorite in our house growing up.  Despite my many tries over the years, I could never perfect my mom’s technique, and my poached egg attempts typically ended in a hot mess of egg Read more [...]

Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Pomegranate Mint Vinaigrette

After a great meal at a restaurant, one of my favorite things to do is to attempt to recreate the dish a few days later.  This salad was inspired by Urth Caffe’s delicious Caravan Kale salad.  While I doubt that I got Read more [...]

Red Plaid Jacket and Destructed Denim

Transitioning your wardrobe to Fall: it’s easier said than done when you live in Southern California.  Fall is hands down my favorite season for fashion, and just when I start getting really excited about coats, sweaters, Read more [...]

My Kitchen: Before and After

As someone who loves to cook and entertain, my eyes light up at the thought of having friends and family at my house, with everyone engaged in conversation as I prep a meal. That was far from the case in my previous apartment, Read more [...]

Houndstooth Sweater and Red Midi Skirt

Ever have those fashion moments when you become completely obsessed with a certain item?  That’s how it was for me with this skirt.  I spotted it during some online shopping, thought about it, let the obsession kick in, Read more [...]

Greek Yogurt Chipotle Crema

Here is a separate link to the Greek Yogurt Chipotle Crema recipe, in case you want to keep it on hand for easy reference.  Mom - this means you :) Print Greek Yogurt Chipotle Crema Author: Lindsey O'Donnell Read more [...]

How to Cook Adzuki Beans

Adzuki beans are a delicious alternative to using black beans in a recipe. They are high in fiber and protein, but very low in fat. Unlike black beans, I have yet to find them canned, so here is how you can prep and cook dried Read more [...]

Mexican Superfood Bowl with Greek Yogurt Chipotle Crema

My philosophy on food is pretty simple: I try to eat as healthy as possible during the week so that I don’t have to worry about the inevitable pizza binge, tailgate BBQ, or 7-course tasting menu that’s going to happen Read more [...]