Thursday, May 28, 2009

tomorrow night....

The Wiltern- LA
tnx elvis for hookin me up with a ticket!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

i'm gonna let you in on a secret

this salad...BOMB. made it last night to raves all around. if you don't eat meat, you could substitute the chicken for grilled tofu. equally good i'm sure.

Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Chile Peanut Dressing

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle pepper puree (i used red pepper flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 head Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 pound snow peas, julienned
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Chili oil, optional
  • Grilled lime halves, for garnish


Whisk together the vinegar, peanut butter, ginger, chipotle pepper puree, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and canola oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Combine cabbage, lettuce, carrots, snow peas, cilantro, and green onion in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to combine.

Transfer to a serving platter and top with the shredded chicken, chopped peanuts, and mint. Drizzle with chili oil, if desired. Garnish with grilled lime halves.

all that and a bag of chips

just picked up my copy at the local record store. real nice. sick beats. i'm happy.


big ups guerilla gardeners.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

stop that door!

this doorstop screams my name and i'd love to own it....if it wasn't still so damn expensive. on sale now for the bargain price of $149.99 @ urban outfitters. maybe my love will see this post and surprise me.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

::::LUCKY 13::::

music, mayhem and meth. well maybe not the meth, but odds are there might be some meth breath. go check it and help support my homie craig.

Beat Swap Meet JUNE 15th

i'm not missing it this time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

i feel the earth move under my feet....again

just felt the second earthquake in 3 days. first was 5.0, this one was 4.1. enough already!

before and after

found a new design blog i'm really digging. the section that catches my attention is the 'before and after'. see for yourself....

amazing what a little paint, fabric and vision can do....

eatin n slurpin

eatin the bounty of the spring...

and slurpin down some homemade marg shooters. life is good.

i lied

i went 'straight up now tell me' tomato planting sunday vs 'upside down...tomato you turn me'. and check out my sweet orange tomato cages from armstrong garden center...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

upside down, tomato you turn me....

i'm going to give this technique a whirl this season. looks interesting and is supposed to work great as a pest free growing system. i'll keep you posted on my progress....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

what we've got here....

is more footage of old blue eyes shirtless than any other film he was in. hOT damn.

picnic bag full of food- check
bottle of mango Absolute- check
6 pack of Hansen's Mandarin/Lime soda- check
blankets and chairs- check
homies from all over LA county showing up- check
party favors- check, check and check

season officially begins tonight. see you there!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

MAY 14: ride your bike to work day

if you can, give it a try. i understand some have commutes WAY too far but maybe you should re-think that way too far job tomorrow instead.


i was going to make one at home out of a plastic bin but i came across this today while paroosing target. great design, a little spendy at $99 but i like the three tier design and especially the spout at the bottom to harvest "worm tea". do-it-yourself version doesn't have the option to harvest tea which i really want. the reviews are good on the target website for those that were looking for a vermaculture compost bin.

and speaking of tea....check out the nasty tea video below. got tea on my mind!

Learn to make tea..

from the creepiest guy on earth. and why does his voice sound like a robot voice?!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


damn i'm lucky. number one, i have a mom. she's healthy, she's happy, she's there for me. number two, she helps me when i need it, she pushes me to do better and she instilled style in my blood. i love you mom! thank you for deciding to be a mother late into your 30's and giving me the energy and love i needed.
xoxoxo to all the mamas!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

curtin dividers...

love 'em! helps define a small room....and it's kinda hot to have an enclosed bed. ah the fun to be had inside of that private space!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


i'm a big fan of probiotics and GoodBelly's mango is one of my new favs. i decided to make it into a smoothie today and the results were FABU.

GoodBelly Mango Madness

1 c. GoodBelly mango
1/3 c. fresh blackberries
1 ripe banana
5 cubes frozen mango (Trader Joes)

throw it in the blender, turn it on and enjoy after 40 sec. blend. so tasty, so healthy. makes my belly happy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


from one of my favorite stitching pattern places, sublime stitching, comes this great baby onesie stitch. i have two friends expecting and this might be my new project.

**nice work Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club, baby Tallulah is my kind of baby!**

GREEN Long Beach Festival

so many great FREE classes to attend, music, organic food and farmers market. what fun!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

::::this is how I do cinco::::

Rangpur Lime Shooters

(ala May Sunset Magazine)

Time: 20 minutes, plus at least 2 hours to chill. Think of these shooters as a really, really good margarita you can pick up with your fingers (or a spoon). Just make them for your next party, and watch your guests' eyes light up. They're from Cal Stamenov, chef at Marinus restaurant at Bernardus Lodge, in Carmel Valley, California. Stamenov also likes to play with other flavor combinations, like Meyer lemon juice with vodka instead of tequila.


Serves 6


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup fresh Rangpur lime juice; or use 2/3 cup fresh lime juice plus 1/3 cup tangerine juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup silver (white) tequila
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, or kosher salt (optional)
  • Wedges of Rangpur lime (optional)


1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water. Let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Add citrus juice and sugar; cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until steaming, 3 to 5 minutes. Nest pan in a bowl of ice water and stir until cool, then stir in tequila.

2. Line a 4 1/2- by 8 1/2-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap, letting wrap hang over ends. Pour citrus mixture into pan, cover with another piece of plastic (not touching mixture), and chill until firm, at least 2 hours and as long as 1 week.

3. Uncover pan. Holding ends of plastic wrap, lift gelled mixture on wrap onto a cutting board. Cut into 18 squares. Transfer to a plate. If you like, sprinkle with a little salt and garnish with lime wedges.

cinco vicente stylee

one of my favorite songs...

Monday, May 4, 2009

el santo

my lil buddy.

you're my match

i just told my bf i want these for us. hopefully he'll surprise me someday with one. love love the look and the sentiment behind it. i also love laura lobdell's matchstick necklace.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


ME +

don't mix.
well maybe we do...a little too well.
my head does not thank me today.