DIY & Party

  • Easy craft DIY for making adorable mini fez hats for Valentine's Day or any occasion!

    Mini Fez hat craft

    Why is it that whenever something is miniaturized it instantly becomes adorable?  Poodles? Cute. Teacup poodle? TOTES CUTE! Macarons? Delicious. Mini Macarons? FREAKIN’ AWESOME! People? Alright. Baby people? ADORBS! Now the Fez is a pretty interesting cap. One fact I find particularly cool is that in the early 19th century, it was adopted by uber cool men […] Read more…

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    Calendar clipboard DIY and FREE download

    Is it 2016 already? Not just that but is it almost FEBRUARY already?!!! At least that’s what the calendar says. Time is sure flying by, and the mark of a new year brings lots of new goals. I don’t know about you, but for some reason if something isn’t entered into my phone calendar it is […] Read more…


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    Jo’s Trader Joes : Fig and Manchego Pizza

    In this week’s Trader Joe’s inspired recipes I bring you the ultimate time saver: ready made pizza crust. I’ve long been a fan of their ready made refrigerated dough that comes in bag, you roll it out and make your own pizza. This however takes it up a notch, actually TWO notches! For starters, its […] Read more…

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    Jo’s Trader Joe’s Eggplant ricotta stack

    I’m smelling a series coming on. Why you ask? Well, for starters, I’m quite partial to Trader Joe’s grocery. I think what pleases me most about them is finding those hidden gems around the store. Those masterpiece products that are hidden among the staples that make you wonder “why hasn’t this won some sort of […] Read more…

Happy Lists

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    Happy List: Fringe -spiration

    Ah fringe. It comes, goes, comes back and goes. And now it’s back. Surely it will go, but at least we can enjoy it’s temporary stay while we wait for it’s predictable return. You can incorporate it subtly with a fun fringe trimmed purse, from Sara Battaglia . Or go all out with a larger piece […] Read more…

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    Happy List: Winter Coat Wonders

    Southern California. December. You wake up to this strange sensation of chilled extremities. Could it be, is it finally winter? In your closet you decide to pass up the sundress and flip flops you wore to Thanksgiving dinner, and break out that super cute sweater you bought last year and only wore once cause it […] Read more…


  • A Happy Blog and Sole Serum giveaway

    No more aching feet

    Holla if you’re shoe obsessed like me! HOLLLAAAAAA! Heels: Aminah Abdul JililIf I had to answer the question of ‘why do I like shoes so much’, I suppose after a very loud sigh of exasperation I would have to say because they always fit. That’s right, feet don’t have’ fat days’, nor ‘sick days’, or […] Read more…

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    One blazer, styled 3 ways PLUS a giveaway

    I’ve teamed up with the online women’s fashion shop, August & December, for a fashion challenge and giveaway. The challenge? Take a drapey black blazer and spin it 3 ways. So I decided to go from casual, to dressed up, to really dressed up! I like the blazer from August & December particularly because its […] Read more…