FORGING BEAUTY & VITALITY IN FULLERTON and BEYOND
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Recipes + DIY
Sweet Tart Alabama

Sweet Tart Alabama

In honor of the Alabamian neighbors from my cherished childhood, I invite you to try this traditional Southern treat with a decidedly tart name: Buttermilk Pie.     read more...
Stella's Picnic Party

Stella’s Picnic Party

Our friends Josh and Monica Johnson put together a celebration for their daughter Stella's first birthday that ranks as one of the most creative that we've ever seen!     read more...
Easy Pickled Zucchini

Easy Pickled Zucchini

With the advent of urban homesteading, more and more people are cultivating their own gardens and experimenting with myriad recipes in their kitchens. With a little patience and adherence to key ingredients, the success rate of eking out an exceptional dish is higher than one might suppose.     read more...
Mason Jar Cilantro Sauce

Mason Jar Cilantro Sauce

Pinterest has been gobbling up a huge chunk of my life. However, it's fantastic with the amount of useful things that you're able to discover on other people's boards.     read more...
Supper Club: Eat, Drink, Love

Supper Club: Eat, Drink, Love

My most elaborate dessert is a very elegant combination of puff pastry and choux pastry filled with pastry cream. Since it was right around the holidays, I made it using seasonal pomegranates for embellishment.     read more...
Dining Room Paint-over Project

Dining Room Paint-over Project

Ryan and I were growing weary of the nondescript, white-washed walls in our dining room and agreed on the drastic move of painting it over with a pattern. Visiting the paint swatch section of Lowe's countless times,     read more...
Sparkleballs at North Yale Avenue

Sparkleballs at North Yale Avenue

You know that The Season is upon us as you pass through the otherwise sleepy, two-block stretch of North Yale Avenue. The long and narrow, surreal landscape conjures up images of Dr. Seuss' Whoville or a mystical kingdom through The Phantom Tollbooth.     read more...
Deck the Pad Thrifty

Deck the Pad Thrifty

I have begun the preliminary process of putting Christmas together in our pied-à-terre with the thriftiest of purchases possible (the majority under $5 and some of it costing nothing); things already milling about the apartment; and a pair of garden shears.     read more...
The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin

Despite the still struggling economy, there is much that I am grateful for, really: more test kitchen recipes, generally good health, new friends abounding and a very lovely, engaging and often puerile extended family.     read more...
Halloween Skull Lanterns

Halloween Skull Lanterns

Perusing the Halloween aisles at Target, I chanced upon these lenticular skull placemats for only $1.99. As I was rolling them up, I came to the idea of turning them into lanterns.     read more...
Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These unforgettable Carrot Cake Cupcakes that I had in April made me weep with joy. They were so memorable, that it was already nearing October and I was still craving them. If Bugs Bunny had a sweet tooth, he would be all over these.     read more...
Spicy Tofu

Spicy Tofu

I had originally made plans to have dinner with Mr. Tofu and whoever else he was bringing along. However, even though our gas range was not directly affected by the loss of power, the electric starter was. Suffice to say, my dining plans were dispersed into the ether and Mr. Tofu once again took his...