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DIY Monday: Steampunk Goggles

July 1, 2013

We’re at the end of June, and that means one thing: comic book convention season is underway. Whether you’re planning to go to a smaller one- or two-day event like Comikaze or the Iditarod of Nerditry, San Diego Comic-Con, you want to dress for it. You don’t need to go for a full-on superhero costume, […]

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Best Blueberry Muffins

June 27, 2013

Blueberries were on sale last week, so of course I bought some. Finding myself with an abundance of berries, I pulled out this wonderful recipe from my copy of the Vincent Price Cookbook © 1965 which I inherited from my mother. Price was known not only for his films, which ranged from the 1944 noir […]

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DIY Monday: Tracker-Jacker Nest

June 24, 2013

Today’s DIY project might come in handy if you happen to have any Hunger Games fans in the family. Aside from writing this blog and working our respective jobs, Terri and I are both archery instructors, and occasionally we run archery parties. Shortly after the Hunger Games film came out, we were asked to host […]

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Fabulous Summertime Beverage: White Wine Sangria

June 14, 2013

  The very first note in my phone is a list of ingredients for a white wine sangria made by a Pasadena restaurant, Café Santorini: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Peach Schnapps. The fruits that were used that night were honeydew, pineapple, cherries and lime. The waiter described how the restaurant prepared their sangria on Friday […]

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Street Food Cinema

June 10, 2013

Summer is upon us, which means it’s once again time for two of my favorite evening activities: food trucks and outdoor movies. Both are reasonably inexpensive, often surprising, and always entertaining. In the greater Los Angeles area, there are a lot of places where food trucks can be found congregating in large numbers, creating a […]

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Tea Time

June 5, 2013

I follow all my local papers on Facebook and an interesting item caught my eye on the Pasadena Patch page. On June 10, the Langham Hotel in Pasadena is celebrating the opening of the first Langham Hotel in London, England in 1865 by serving their Tiffin Afternoon Tea for its original price of 1 shilling, […]

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Finding My Joy

May 3, 2013

At last I can say I truly have joy. Joy of Cooking, that is. One of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, yet I never had my own copy. Still wearing its $35.00 price sticker from Williams-Sonoma, I found it at my local Goodwill for $5.99. The Joy of Cooking was first published in 1936 […]

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making a wedding bouquet

The Rules of DIY

April 18, 2013

Over the years since our own wedding, seeing and participating in DIY weddings and other events, we’ve learned a few lessons. Here are a few of them. You’ll probably want to keep these in mind as you plan your big day.

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Our DIY Wedding Story

April 16, 2013

Weddings are expensive, especially if you go all-out and incorporate everything the wedding industry tells you you “simply must have.” Hollywood has made a great many films documenting the process of booking a wedding planner and watching him/her burn through stacks of money creating a “dream wedding” that’s more about expressing the designer’s artistic vision than giving the happy couple what they want.

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“The Big Wedding” on Our Pinterest

April 9, 2013

In addition to the posts we’ll be running about DIY weddings, we’ve added a “Big Wedding” Pinterest board. Our Pinterest editor, Kate, has gathered a number of stylish and unique wedding ideas from around the web and will be adding more over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back often. You can […]

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