Gifts and Crafts · Miscellaneous

Quick and Easy Fabric-Bound Recipe Book

By Jennie Ramirez My daughter Yvette is a talented baker-in-training. Over the last couple of years, her skills in the kitchen have ALMOST reached my own. All jokes aside, baking is one of her passions and that is why I decided to make this semi-homemade fabric-bound recipe book. Here's how I did it: Supplies Needed… Continue reading Quick and Easy Fabric-Bound Recipe Book

Gifts and Crafts · Miscellaneous

Customized Shopping Tote

By Monica ReyesEveryone who knows me knows I'm a bit of a shopaholic. The thrill of finding the cutest skirt at a great price or discovering the perfect set of earrings that finish off a flawless ensemble is truly exhilarating. And who doesn't want to look fabulous when they're out shopping or simply running errands?… Continue reading Customized Shopping Tote

Decorations · Food and Drink

A Very French Birthday Party

By Amber KeiperI think it's every girl's fantasy to visit Paris. It's portrayed as such a romantic city - full of love in the air - what girl could resist? And with my deep love of french cinema, you can imagine just how irresistible the thought of visiting the "the city of light" is to… Continue reading A Very French Birthday Party


Crepe Paper Flowers & Pomander Kissing Balls

By Amber KeiperWalking into an antique shop in the old Niles district of Fremont, California, I stumbled upon a beautiful arrangement of pomander balls (aka "kissing balls"). "Wow," I thought, "How great would these look in my living room?" I asked the shopkeeper what the price for the set was. "$300," was her reply. I… Continue reading Crepe Paper Flowers & Pomander Kissing Balls


Sue’s Stuffed Cabbage

By Susan Keiper┬áNot many people know this about me but I am a bit of a thrifty shopper. I love to go to stores and find the best bargains - no matter if it's clothing, housewares, or grocery items. I love the utterly satisfying feeling of getting something I want or need at an unbelievable… Continue reading Sue’s Stuffed Cabbage