A Summer Night Picnic and Movie

The summer months in SoCal can be pretty rough because I don’t live with air conditioning and I hate the sun. I even missed posting on my blog two weeks ago because I could barely stay cool enough to sit down and write down anything. I don’t usually get out much during the summer because…

A Scrapbook Project Pt. I

A couple years ago a friend suggested that I organize my scraps and keepsakes in a scrapbook, which I thought was a brilliant solution to my emotional clutter. I’m an emotional hoarder, which for me means that I usually keep every note, letter, ticket and trinket that comes my way for the sake of preserving…

A Cat Cafe Experience

A couple of weeks ago Natalie and I made reservations for Crumbs & Whiskers, a cat-cafe located near West Hollywood. Since I didn’t know much about what a cat-cafe experience would be like, and as someone who has little to no experience around household pets, I was a little apprehensive. Would the cats be friendly?…

A Modern (& Single) Dame’s Valentine’s Day

As a perpetually single lady, I don’t subscribe to the idea that Valentine’s Day should only be for lovers. Aside from making Valentine’s Day cards, one of my Valentine’s Day traditions is to dedicate a day indulging in romance… for myself! To start with, every year I get myself a special gift for my boudoir….

A Valentine’s Day Project

Next to Christmas, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. There’s just something about dedicating an entire day to love that appeals to the romantic in me. That’s not to say that I think Valentine’s Day should be reserved only for lovers. I like to make it a celebration of love for my friends…

A New Year, Looking Ahead to 2018

Some people ring in the new year by treating it as if it were any other old day, but I like having a day where I feel like I can symbolically shed away the old year and look forward to something new. This year, I didn’t just want to treat the “old year” as something…

A Look Back, 2017

At the beginning of this year I was not in a good place, but I think I had come into it determined that I would not close this year feeling as miserable as I did then. At the beginning of 2017 I was stuck in a job that was emotionally stressful and had no future. …