lunch’n la : pizza at bottega louie

Ok, ok, admittedly Bottega Louie is not a new fixture in the blogosphere. What with its beautiful vaulted ceilings and ample window light, endless display cases of the most colorful pastries, and all the marble (the marble!), the restaurant is definite eye candy. And sure, the macaron craze is real, but for me, I’m all about […]

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things that make me happy

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes me happy and actively adding more of those things into my life. I’m a serial list maker, so you bet I even made a list. Here are some things that never fail to add a little light into my day (sometimes literally), which is why I’m […]

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meal planning

Meal planning is sometimes a pain in the butt. It doesn’t matter that it will save you five trips to the grocery store, or money on grabbing take out, or your general sanity when THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS HOUSE TO EAT. But, as with almost everything adulthood requires of you, it’s both necessary and […]

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summer in austin, texas

Our road trip finally ended in good ol’ Austin, Texas. Much to my dismay, I hardly took any photos there (some rain and poor lighting at evening dinners). I’m also still pretty self-conscious about asking people to take or be in photos (I know, STILL?!). I’ll need to get over that eventually. I snapped some […]

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things that make me happy

Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. 🙂 A rainy day in Southern California. Autumn goodies I just couldn’t resist. Homemade pizza on the regular. Kipling’s insistence that a pair of fake owls I displayed are in fact, real. -wonderland sam

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my fall manifesto : progress (in photos)

I decided not to update my progress as frequently as I did with my summer list. This way I don’t feel pressure to accomplish a ton of items in just one week. The point of this list is not to rush through it but to enjoy the process of accomplishing these goals. Here is an […]

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give me pizza

I made my own pizza from scratch this past weekend! It was really fun, really easy, and really DELICIOUS. I used this dough recipe and this sauce recipe and added my own toppings (grilled onions and red pepper). You can roll out the dough super thin, and it will rise to a super yummy crust. […]

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a friend’s visit

Our friend from back home (who went to high school with me and college with both of us) decided to visit us on a whim. He was in El Paso doing some research and the crazy Derek he is decided to hop on a bus out to LA for a short couple of days. Unfortunately […]

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