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homemade corn tortillas

I never liked corn tortillas until I visited Mexico years ago and tasted my first handmade one. WHOA. When they’re hot off the grill they’re soft and warm and so insanely delicious. I asked if someone would teach me how to make them (good news, I found a willing taker) and now they’re something I love making at home.

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a few days in paradise: cabo travel guide

It’s no secret that I adore Mexico.  It’s bright and colorful and vibrant and has completely captured my heart.  This past December David and I took our first trip to Mexico together. We had plans to spend Christmas with my family in Kansas City, but I decided that I needed some sunshine and ocean swimming before I could hang out in freezing Kansas, so I checked Southwest and saw that flying to Cabo was super affordable and really easy from LA (just a single 2 hour flight, such a dream!).  I have to admit I was skeptical about Cabo - I was worried it was going to be a little too touristy and crowded and party-focused, but I can happily admit that I was wrong. Overall it was a pretty perfect getaway, here’s what we did and why it was so great!

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kitschy christmas

Somehow, as a millennial, the 1950’s are nostalgic for me. As a kid I loved to wander the aisles of dusty, sprawling antique malls with my mom, digging for treasure. We ferried home vintage Fiesta pitchers and mint green Jadeite bowls and any piece of Pyrex bakeware we could get our hands on. When considering how to celebrate the holiday this year, I kept returning to my fascination with retro holiday decor: shiny silver tinsel made of lead (oh god!), bottlebrush trees, and of course, the ubiquitous holiday spread.

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a very witchy cocktail hour

The fascinating thing about humans is how many layers we have. I am usually the bright, cheery one who likes to use lots of bright colors in her projects. But occasionally I like to embrace my darker, moodier side. Enter…HALLOWEEN. With my blogging partner in crime Ashley & my name doppleganger Juliana Rose (the talent behind the lens), we collaborated to create a eerie tablescape scene in the forest.

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