Pregnant – Tea for Two Themed Baby Shower

Over the weekend, we celebrated our baby shower with friends and family. Between Colin’s baby shower, his first birthday, and the twin’s baby shower, we are constantly amazed and grateful at how much support we get from our loved ones. And by extension, the babies’ loved ones. Here are a few details of the Tea […]

Traveling – The Photographers I Have Been

As a food blogger, it was sometimes disappointing to have put so much effort into a thorough review, a well balanced photo, or an in depth vacation recap, only to find that people respond most to photos of ramen and burgers. There was no space in my food blog for my photography work like the […]

Balsam Hill Treelot 2016 – Burlingame

The Balsam Hill annual Treelot event is one of my favorite holiday events to attend. At their Burlingame show room, rows of trees are displayed and walls are covered in wreaths, garlands, and ornaments. Last year’s event was a spectacular evening and this year had much of the same wonderful spirit. The marvelous wine, cheese, […]

The Property Brothers Debut Scott Living Furniture at Orchard Supply Hardware – San Jose

This weekend, the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott were in town to promote their new book and outdoor furniture line at Orchard Supply. Of course our family went to catch our favorite HGTV co-hosts. The book is called Dream Home and gives tips on when to determine to fix up a home or buy […]

Ikea Redesigns Restaurant + Giveaway – East Palo Alto

Photo by Ikea Ikea is remodeling all U.S. Store restaurants including the location in East Palo Alto. The restaurant’s new configuration will reflect three different dining zones: one for quick dining, one suited to families, and another focused more on creating a more casual, socializing environment   Photo by Ikea  I had a chance to […]

Balsam Hill Tree Lot Christmas Event 2015 – Burlingame

This year is a year of brand new things for the blog as I begin to branch out to topics other than food. Among those things is how I gear up for my favorite holiday of the year, Christmas. I recently attended an exclusive blogger event by Balsam Hill Tree Lot in Burlingame for the […]

Groupon deals for Paint Nite and Glass Blowing Classes – San Jose

 This is a short fun post about my experiences with Groupon class deals. The first is Paint Nite and the second is glass blowing class at the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). Both of these were held in San Jose. Paint Nite was held at The Blue Chip Sports Bar on First Street. The Groupon […]

Free Book Chapter of Modernist Cuisine at Home from Inkling

Merry Early Christmas! Have you heard of Inkling – interactive eBooks for iPad, iPhone, and PC browser? Inkling is a San Francisco based company bringing the world’s best learning content to the iPad. A few years ago, I ran across this company making interactive educational eBooks. You should’ve seen the interactive science book demo they […]

Winner of the $200 IKEA Gift Card + New Video Up on Youtube

And the winner of the $200 IKEA gift card is… @flora_moreno Flora, please check your email for more details. Thanks to all who entered the contest. Hopefully I can give away more things in the future. — So I partnered with IKEA East Palo Alto to launch my Youtube channel, but videos like the one […]

Decorating for a Dinner Party with IKEA East Palo Alto + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the official launch of my YouTube channel with IKEA East Palo Alto. We know the holidays are quickly approaching and dinner parties will be on every host’s mind. Vanessa, Marketing Specialist at IKEA EPA,  shares some design tips to help you decorate your table for autumn, but also in a neutral design that […]