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Hiking: Franklin Canyon Park

7 Jun


On a beautiful and warm Saturday morning, we took a family trip to Franklin Canyon Park to go hiking. This park in tucked away in the Hollywood Hills and is a hidden jem! With about 13 miles of hiking trails, this place has it all! You can picnic, take an easy walk around Heavenly Pond, bird watch, sit and paint, take photographs, hike, or find a spot to sit and read a book.


If this place looks somewhat familiar… you may recognize it from the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show. I grew up watching that show with my dad. Our favorite episode is Aunt Bea’s kerosene cucumbers!


While we hiked, I took tons of pictures! You wouldn’t guess that I was just a few minutes from bustling Beverly Hills! If you plan on visiting, take lots of water! Enjoy!!













Seeing Endeavour

21 Jan

ImageOn Christmas Eve, we took the kids to see Endeavour. It was so awesome to see this massive shuttle in person! The kids thought it was amazing! Also noted, very dirty! I guess that’s what happens when you go in and out of the Earth’s atmosphere!

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Los Angeles is still buzzing over the arrival of Endeavour, there we so many people there to see it on Christmas Eve!


If you plan on visiting the California Science Center to see the shuttle, remember to get tickets online ahead of time!

Basketball Cakes

21 May


Here in LA, the Lakers Rule! We all wish they were doing a little better this round, but we still have hope in our hearts. We are gearing up for a must-win in OKC and what better way to do that than with cupcakes!


I made the Laker “L” with melting candies while the cupcakes were baking and then cooling. I drew on the basketball lines with writing gel then topped a few cupcakes off with the little logo designs. Hey! If we don’t win, that’s okay, we’ll be alright! Now, please excuse us as we will be stuffing our faces with these tasty treats! Go Lakers!


it is so unique! and it is so l.a.

10 Nov

hey ladies (and dudes!),

mark your calendars for this awesome design & gift show december 11 – 12. 2010 at the california market center’s penthouse! it’s only $10 and it’s the largest independent design show in the country… i know i’ll be there shopping around, buying local, and supporting my los angeles community (even though i am not in la)!

Here’s a little note from their site:

UNIQUE LA partners with a non-profit for every show and donates a portion of sales to the organization. Our partner for the Spring Show was Ed Begley Jr.ā€™sā€™ GreenWish, which raises awareness and funds for nine local environmental groups including Friends of Los Angeles River, Surfrider Foundation and Algalita.

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