how to declutter

How to Declutter When You’re Secretly a Hoarder

I consider myself to be a minimalist, but I didn’t realize how much of a hoarder I am until Honey Bear moved into my apartment. I thought I knew how to declutter, but the experience is different when combining lives with another person. In addition to creating room in my apartment for his stuff, we […]

rainy day essentials

6 Rainy Day Style Essentials

Thanks to the heavy rain storms California received last winter, Los Angeles County is finally out of its five-year drought. I’m aware that Angelenos get no sympathy from the rest of the country in terms of weather.  But when it rains here, it’s a big deal because we get so little of it. Angelenos fall into […]

Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Easy Homemade Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole goes with everything. Mexican food, burgers, eggs, even salads. When I go out to eat and there’s an option to add avocado or guacamole I always accept the extra charge. Avocado is a surprisingly delicious, creamy replacement for dairy in most savory dishes. I try to use it wherever I used to eat cheese in […]

DIY Distressed Denim Cutoff Shorts

DIY Distressed Denim Cutoff Shorts

There is no point in ever buying denim shorts (sorry retailers!) It’s simply pointless; it’s far too easy to DIY distressed denim cutoff shorts using an old pair of jeans, a pair of scissors, and a free weekend afternoon. I made two pairs of cutoffs in summer of 2015 and have practically lived in them ever […]

diy margarita recipe

DIY Margarita Recipe (Single Serving)

In Los Angeles, Cinco de Mayo is definitely a thing. Mexico is a major influence on the city’s culture. In the words of the late great rhythmic American poet Tupac Shakur, “It wouldn’t be LA without Mexicans. Black love, Brown pride, and the sets again…” Besides celebrating the success of resistance, Cinco de Mayo is […]