Free Printable Groundhog Day Card!


It's almost Groundhog Day! Since this holiday gets overlooked a lot, I thought I would celebrate by making a free printable card. This card measures 5 1/2" x 4" when folded.

Click here to download. Print the image (including blank space and instructions) so that it fits on to a regular sized piece of paper (cardstock is best). Enjoy!

A Very Special Gift


My friend Adrian drew this for me and I love it so much! I just had to share it here. I especially love that he included a Sonny Angel doll. Maybe they'll take the hint and make a burger doll... I would flip! Check out Adrian's Instagram here.

Valentine's Day Wreath


I know it's a little early but I made a Valentine's Day wreath this weekend and I couldn't wait to share it! I bought a twig wreath and those little yellow flowers at Joann's. The hearts and faux succulents are from Dollar Tree. I also wrapped a little red and white twine around some of the twigs. I'm definitely going back to Dollar Tree to get more of those succulents. I want to make a wreath that's completely covered in them!


Baking with my Homies


I got these awesome Baking with My Homies cookie cutters for Christmas and finally tried them out last weekend. Want to make your own? Buy the cookie cutters here! I used this cookie recipe.

New Broad City Cards!


In honor of the new season starting on Wednesday, I added some new Broad City cards to the Etsy shop. Go take a look!

Random Acts of Kindness


I didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year but I am going to make a conscious effort to perform random acts of kindness. I put together a list of some of the things I'd like to do regularly this year and I thought I'd share it. Feel free to join me! I know it's corny but it's true... kindness is contagious.

1.) Mail someone a letter.
2.) Compliment a stranger.
3.) Feed an expired meter.
4.) Pick up someone else's trash.
5.) Leave a treat for the mailman.
6.) Let the car in front of you merge.
7.) Send a care package to deployed soldiers.
8.) Leave change on top of a candy machine.
9.) Hide a dollar in the toy section of the dollar store.
11.) Be kind to the customer service representative you're dealing with (especially if you're upset).
12.) Leave a positive comment on a website, blog, or photo.
13.) Walk your shopping cart back to the front of the store.
14.) Bag your groceries if the cashier is working alone.
15.) Leave coupons you don't need on top of the products at the store.

New Year, New Items in the Etsy Shop


I added some brand new items to the Etsy shop today. Go take a look!

Last Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas


It's New Year's Eve! If you're hosting a party tonight, I have some simple recipe, drink, and DIY ideas for you!

1.) Recycled New Year's Garland (made with old Christmas gift bags)

Recently


1.) Christmas cookie baking.
2.) The new Dunkin Donuts in Long Beach. Luckily, after some controversy, the franchise owner agreed to restore and keep the giant donut instead of tearing it down. Read about it here.
3.) Autumn at it's peak in my neighborhood.
4.) My beef tamales.
5.) En route to a Laker game.
6.) Christmas morning.
7.) A Sonny Angel doll from the Ladurée Pâtisserie Collection.
8.) More Christmas baking.
9.) The LA Zoo before a Christmas light show.
10.) A mini mason jar display I made to go with my others
11.) A photo from the local gem faire.
12.) Some tasty ramen on a rainy day.
13.) Patchwork Santa Ana.

DIY: Christmas Car Ornaments

These ornaments are really simple and so cute! Not only do they make perfect little gifts but they're inexpensive. Read on to learn how to make your own.

What you'll need:

  • little cars (you can find them at a dollar store, I already had a few of them)
  • small trees (I got mine at Jo-Anns)
  • twine
  • hot glue
  • brown paper
  • scissors

Start by cutting the bottoms off of your trees.

Cut tiny pieces of brown paper and hot glue them to the bottom of your trees to form an X. Now they look a little more realistic.

Use your twine to tie your little trees to your cars and create a loop for hanging. That's it!