Happy New Year!

Woohoo, we made it to 2021! I mean, things shouldn’t just magically get better now that the year changed, but somehow I feel like it has. A mental game. For example, Adam was supposed to start his grad program in MAY, and now after all these months, his first day is next Thursday! Even the…

12 Days of Giveaways

This year I decided to partake in the 12 days Of Giveaways from my small side business Fytz Clothing. Mostly I decided to do this because I have so many small items from when I first started out, and I need to clear them out for more space and new items. Actually a lot of…

Quick & Simple Shepherd’s Pie

The weather dropped a whole 5 degrees here in South California, which crazy enough, put my mind into winter mode. I find it pretty funny that now living in California for 4ish months, a single degree difference in the weather feels like so much more. It was 70 yesterday, 70! And I was like, nice, it’s cold enough to wear leggings! If…

Upcycled Flower Pots Pt.2

Whelp, I have done it again, this time using beets! I mentioned in my previous post – Upcycled Flower Pots, how I have an ever growing supply of large coffee tins. Me being me, always tries to find a way to use things more than once. This time around making these flower pots, I actually…

Retro Mustard Trumpet Skirt w. Pom Poms

Quite the mouthful to describe the skirt I just made over the weekend. I had the creative itch and managed to start and actually finish two whole projects this past weekend (pats self on back), and this skirt was one of them! I am so happy that I finally made something that I can actually…

New Painting

Yup, another one. I’m going to call this one: Sand Lunes Here are some past blog post featuring my other paintings. New Painting New Piece I am also selling this on my Etsy. For now I have it as a print or on a shirt, but if you would like it elsewhere, just let me…

Colorado Green Chili #2

If you have read my previous post – Colorado Green Chili, then you are aware that I am obsessed with finding the right recipe to mimic our favorite Colorado green chili, and let me tell you, it has NOT been easy. Yes, every recipe I have tried and written about always turn out delicious, but…

Upcycled Flower Pots

So when we lived in Colorado, we used to buy our coffee from Costco. Specifically, this kind called New Mexico Piñon Coffee. We quickly found out moving to California, that they do not sell this brand of coffee at our local Costco. 😭 We tried some new brands and disliked them so much we could…

Lemon Basil Lemonade

Along with several other herbs that I am growing in my tiny apartment, I have a lemon basil plant that was taking over the light from everyone else. In order for the other herbs to stay happy, I seriously needed to prune him back. Have you ever had lemon basil? It smells amazing, just as…

Chipotle, Steak, & Broccoli Quiche

Clean out the fridge Friday = quiche time! Today’s quiche features a chipotle sauce base topped with a thin layer of tomato slices. Then I added sautéed onions and broccoli mixed with pepper jack cheese and sliced steak. To top it off, whisked eggs with a little bit of heavy cream. I love making quiche….

Macrame Costers

Moving to California, I have noticed that all cold beverages condensate. You might think that is an odd statement, but that was not really a thing in Colorado. Since I did not have to worry about that in CO, I never had coasters laying around the house. Moving here, it was evident that I needed…

When Life Gives You Lemons

Make lemonade…and Lemon Bread! This past weekend Adam and I went over to an old family friend’s house that happens to be 10 minutes away from us here in California. I have never met them before, but apparently they all grew up with my dad and his siblings, so it was fun to meet them…