halloween, Hollywood, Things To Do In L.A.

The Goldbergs and Dr. Ken!

[Disclaimer: I was paid a few bucks to share my honest-to-goodness opinions with you.]

A set tour of The Goldbergs and Dr. Ken! Eeeeeeee!!! Giant backdrops, stairs that lead nowhere, walls on wheels- I never tire of going behind-the-scenes and seeing how TV magic is made.

dr ken, television, hollywood, abc, asian-americanIt’s fun to visit our favorite characters’ homes— sift through their closets, see what’s in their fridge… and looking at all the studio equipment reminds us of the sweat and tears that go into creating something just to make us laugh for 30 minutes a week.  Continue Reading…

DIY, halloween, Holidays

Inside Out Family Costumes

Who loves Sadness? Me!

We really didn’t have to think too hard over who was our favorite Inside Out character… Smalls is disgusted by most greens, Bigs is a smart girl who loves Joy, I’m obsessed with turtlenecks and often dwell in the sadness of my youth… and although Jonathan isn’t the embodiment of Anger at all, it was funny for us to see him red-faced and spiky-haired.inside out, family costume, hollowed Our plan was to turn this into a holiday card that read, “No Fear in 2016. The card never happened but the ‘no fear’ part did, so I guess that’s all that matters.   Continue Reading…

DIY, Featured, halloween, Holidays

Three Little Pigs Family Costume

Every year I go on the hunt for the easiest family costume in the history of Halloween. The year of The Three Little Pigs family costume I might’ve found it. I know many of you don’t have the time and energy to think about this stuff- so I thought I’d share. Maybe this one works for you guys: Pink hoodies. Jeans. Crocheted pig and wolf snouts and tails. We were warm, we were bonded by theme and we huffed and we puffed all around town in comfort and style.

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Career, Women

The Pie Life… and How I Found Balance

I loved being a stay-at-home mom. For years. The nursing, the middle-of-the-day cuddles, how the smallest activities turned into big, big adventures. And then one day I didn’t love it so much anymore. In fact, I found myself very depressed. My life was completely out of whack.  Continue Reading…


How to Care for Your Spouse’s EMMY

Happy Friday everyone!

Last week I posted a picture of my husband and me at the Emmys from 5 years ago. He had won for his work as a producer on a little show you may have heard of called Madmen. Perhaps some of YOU have won Emmys too, maybe even last Sunday- congratulations!! How BADASS is that?!! Please show this video to your spouse/partner/cleaning lady/brother who always lived in your shadow so that they will know how to properly take care of that beautiful prize- while you’re off at work being awesome. Cheers!

*warning strong satirical content.

Special thanks to Ryan E. Hamilton for his amazing voiceover work. Check him out at www.LifeofDad.com

And of course, to my husband for his tireless support and unconditional love. I’ll get that thing back, I promise.

Crafts, DIY, Videos

Kid Crafts: How to Make Snow Globes

Hey Everyone! Pearl and I show you how to make snow globes today on Kid Crafts. Now, I know a lot of you claim to not be crafty. I hear it all the time. “I’m sooo not crafty.” “I do not have one crafty bone in my body…” etc. etc. You are my favorite kind of people.  Because you are so easy to prove wrong! Stop judging yourself, watch this video, grab a thing, and glue it to the inside of a mason jar. Don’t overthink it. The glitter stays in the jar of course, so there’s no mess. And the glitter storm- the glitter storm is the magical moment that you deserve. xo

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Crafts, DIY, Videos

Kid Crafts: Glitter Magnets

Hey Homies! This week on Kid Crafts the girls and I made glitter magnets. Yes, that’s right. I let them openly craft with glitter in the dining room- PIGS MUST BE FLYING UPSIDE DOWN IN THE COLD VALLEY OF HELL! Seriously, they had so much fun though, and the result are these beautiful little jewel-like magnets. Check it out and let me know how yours turn out! What fun things have you and your kids ben making? Let us know in the comments! xo

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My Schlage Sense Keyless Front Door!

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[This is a sponsored post. All opinions and enthusiastic outbursts are my own.]

I remember exactly when I starting coveting thy neighbor’s home, it was the moment I saw her open her front door… without a key.

She has a Schlage Sense™ keyless front door.

But the thing is, I live in LA. All my neighbors have all the things. Pools, basketball courts, outdoor kitchens… None of it ever really got to me that bad- until I saw a front door with keyless entry. THAT sent me over the edge of manageable jealousy.

Schlage, keyless entry, deadbolt, lock

So when Schlage® asked if I’d like to receive a Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and write about it I said, “You have no idea how much YES I have for you.”  Continue Reading…

DIY, Family, Recipes

Mott’s School Lunch Videos on PopSugar!

Thrilled to represent Mott’s school lunch videos on PopSugar! In our first video I talk about making school lunches fun- which might help get that food into our little ones’ bellies!

mott's, pop sugar, creative lunches, creative lunchbox sandwiches

Click here to watch the video on PopSugar: Creative Lunchbox Sandwiches!

May all the lunch boxes go out full and may they all come home EMPTY. Amen.

Do you have fun ideas to make school lunches fun? Tell us in the comments!

Happy Back-to-School everyone!


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