It’s that time of year again! YARNBOMMMMMB! One of the craziest things I’ve ever done is also one of the great joys of my life- creating this yarnbomb for National Women’s History Month in honor of the historic women who have helped shape our great nation. This will be our 3rd year. Continue Reading…
It’s true! Someone- who’s probably since been fired- let ME poke around the rooms of The White House! I read the spines of the books on the shelves, stirred my coffee with a silver spoon, and sat just feet away from First Lady Michelle Obama as she spoke about one of our nation’s biggest problems: childhood obesity. I returned to LA giddy but informed, ready to report on the accomplishments of the Let’s Move initiatives and armed with tools to continue the work.
But before I get into all of that, first things first: Continue Reading…
Calling all Crocheters!
Join me at the (old) Oak Room this Saturday February 6th from 10-2 for good old fashioned sit and stitch. Bring your hooks!
The yarn bomb is in honor of National Women’s History Month and will go up TUESDAY MARCH 8TH. Each tree is named after a different woman in American history.
Help is need to create the yarn pieces that go on the trees, installing the project, and dismantling. We will also need help turning those yarn pieces into blankets for women transitioning out of homelessness.
We’d love to see you, or contact me if you’d like to contribute from afar! xo
Want to know why I started Yarnbombing my town? Read all about it here.
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The other day we attended the LG Fam to Table event to celebrate the launch of their new Probake ovens. The event was hosted by Desperate Housewives star, Eva Longoria who has a new cookbook in stores– Eva’s Kitchen. The event also raised money for No Kid Hungry, which connects healthy meals to kids struggling with hunger.
Last year, I met Todd Oldham at Crafting Community— a brilliant family art event held at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs. In anticipation of Crafting Community’s sixth year, I want to share this conversation I had with the iconic designer.
It offers a glimpse into his super artsy home life as a child and inspires me to keep striving for creative time and space at home with my kids. Continue Reading…
While helping my friend make paper tassel garlands for her event Club Mom Me Fall Family Fest, I decided to make a video tutorial so that her staff could help us when they come in on Monday. Then I thought– why not make the video public? Et voila- Home Made Mimi’s first YouTube video! My husband did a great job shooting with my phone while the kids watched Mary Poppins in another room (gotta love that woman). I hope you all find this paper tassel garland super easy to make and string one together for your next party!
Despite what some people say, Halloween is NOT just for kids. Who said that anyway? Someone slap some Groucho glasses on that guy. No one has the right to say what something is or is not for any one group of people.
OK, fine. One declarative statement is allowed: TOGA PARTY is not for children.
Every year, a fabulous mom and dad at my daughter’s school throw a big toga party fundraiser right around Halloween. We have many fundraisers throughout the year— cheese parties, spin class parties, shopping parties, but this party is by far the most decadent. Guests as well as servers dress in costume, the property is decorated like a Hollywood set, and the view is spectacular. Continue Reading…
Last week I went to the Honest Company’s 2nd birthday party in their beautiful new workspace in Santa Monica.
I met the lovely Jessica Alba and fellow co-founder Christopher Gavigan. I also had some great cake. Yes, that’s a faux bois layer. Continue Reading…
Short answer: It really doesn’t matter what you’re wearing when there’s a bride in the room, never mind two brides.
In April we held an impromptu practice wedding for Jenny and Candie in our backyard. Last week they tied the knot for real– yay!
These ladies are sharp dressers. I’d describe Jenny’s style as glamorous and smart. Some silk, some bling, some glasses with sparkles. Sophisticated, feminine and strong. Candie is casual and cool— pants and button-downs, bow ties and jackets. A soft color palate. She chooses wholesome and approachable patterns— gingham, pinstripes, polka-dots. You might say Jenny is a little bit Ginger and Candie is a little bit Mary Ann. Continue Reading…
Blogging is just one way to express my experience as a mother… now I’m taking the stage in Expressing Motherhood to perform it LIVE!
Lindsay Kavet and Jessica Cribbs created Expressing Motherhood back in 2008 during their children’s naptimes. Each year they sift through submissions from the parenting trenches and choose about a dozen for the show. The stories are heartbreaking and humorous, dramatic and delightful— and they’re performed by the women who wrote them. Continue Reading…