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Everything You Think You Know About Chick(pea)s Is Wrong.

These cookies are so good, they might cause you to question everything you know about baking, flour, Veganism, and possibly life itself. Even YOU wouldn’t be able to tell these cookies are mostly comprised of garbanzo beans. They would even

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In Praise of Sweatpants. With apologies to Cindy Crawford.

I like to spend most of my time at home dressed like a new mom. AKA someone who doesn’t have time to look all that presentable (sorry, Husband). I am not a new mom, or a mom at all (that

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Korean Spas: They’re Not Messing Around

I have always wanted to check out a Korean spa, but was hesitant because I feared they wouldn’t be user-friendly, as I hate being bad at things. Turns out my fears were totally justified.  But alas, I was ultimately lured

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Turkish Towels For The Win

I have never uttered or written the phrase “For the win” until now: I was saving it for something special. And that something special has presented itself in the form of Traditional Turkish Towels. Turkish Towels are also known as

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Rockstar Feta, Sundried Tomato & Rosemary Spread

I don’t use the word “Rockstar” lightly, people. I should be charging thousands of dollars for this recipe but, no, it’s yours for free. It’s so good that when I dropped and shattered a freshly made jar all over my

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Favorite ETSY Finds, Part 1

I so enjoy Etsy. You never know what you might find inside this Cyber Den of Uniquity. Like these 2 barstools I purchased last year and re-upholstered in this gorgeous slate grey leather. Wait a minute? (Shameless Bragging Alert) Are those

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Look what’s back!

When the folks at Shu Uemura stopped carrying their amazing eyelash curlers in the U.S., I was sad. Very sad. But look what is back with a vengeance….the best eyelash curler ever. And I am not kidding. I curled my

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She leaves me no choice but to make the bed around her. She might be the 2nd most obstinate Maigret in our household. Let’s see if Suspect #1 catches this slight. 😬
Experienced the delight of seeing her emerge from her cocoon - see attached video. Maybe I wasn’t supposed to interfere (sorry, Nature), but when I saw her on her back with nothing to help upright her (which was technically my fault since I had unwittingly removed said cocoon from our pool float, where it was attached in an upright position. Sorry again, Nature) I offered a little twig, which she grabbed on to. I kept checking on her (stalking) as she hung out on the twig for a very long time. Then I checked & she had flown away (without so much as a Thank You, btw), leaving me a bit empty. #butterfly #cocoon #butterflyemerging #naturephotography #emptynest #emptynesters
The Landers’ Cocktail Game is STRONG, people. #cocktails #oldschool #mcm
Champion of Handsomeness.
Love these little dog-themed patches I saw at Race For The Rescues this am. Yes, #RESCUED is the BEST breed. 💪 #diy #crafting
It’s a stunner of an evening here in Los Angeles. #LAsky #LAskies #loveLA
These eyes.
UM, YEAH - I DIDN’T KNOW THEY DID THIS, EITHER 🧐😳😍
Once i got past Skid Row, which was gutting, this am’s visit to the LA Flower Mart was super inspiring. #rollercoasterofemotions #platner #siemonandsalazar #jonathanadler #snovastudio
Swooning over #Modernica ‘s new planters - reactive blue + walnut plinth makes it extra 👌.
Supamodel. #chiweenielove
Sydney, smiling.
Power Stance. 📸 : @ashbudd 😍 #losalamos #winecountry #nililotan
These goofs 😍
That one time I was the tallest one in the room. #losolivos #winetasting #santaynez #nililotan #americanvintage #LAmeetsSantaCruz #MorningRecovery
Real friends will pose in trees for you.
Is food porn still a thing? Because this is beautiful & you should see it.
From @tunameltsmyheart: Today is #RememberMeThursday, which honors the millions of orphan pets who’ve lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home. So today let’s corporately show everyone we know how beautiful pet adoption is and inspire change for pets in need. Join Tuna by posting your adopted pets on social media with a message to educate and empower others to adopt today! From me: Look at these beauties and tell me rescue dogs aren't as good as store bought/breeder pets. Please please #adoptdontshop