Monthly Archives: July 2005

bean bag

I wanted to make a little something to thank Que (also known as Bean) for showing Thuy and me around Los Angeles, so I made, you guessed it, a little tote! I used the Hasi Hester vintage fabric I scored … Continue reading

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ready for the party

The 12 cartons of ice cream for the Dreyer’s neighborhood block party I won arrived this week! It doesn’t look like that much ice cream, does it? It’s supposed to serve 100 people, but clearly Dreyer’s has never seen me … Continue reading

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splatgirl mail

I got a fun package the other day from Lara. It was completely unexpected, which made it even more fun. Look at the lovely packaging: And the lovely contents: CHOCOLATE from B. T. McElrath, a chocolatier that has been on … Continue reading

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matcha fraps for all!

Did you all go sample the matcha frappuccino today? I was so excited to learn that TODAY was the day. Megan called me this morning to inform me that she had just had a sample, and then after I got … Continue reading

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cupcake delight

Megan told me that Hostess came out with purple and orange cupcakes, so of course I was immediately on the lookout for them. I happened upon some at a gas station in Ventura! Isn’t it beautiful? Known as the Wonka … Continue reading

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No trip to a city with a Kinokuniya is complete without, well, a trip to Kinokuniya, so of course we went during our day in LA. I actually exercised some self control and purchased just a couple books, neither of … Continue reading

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I have returned

I got back from my weekend excursion, and boy am I going to sleep well tonight! I went to Santa Barbara and LA. In LA we toured around the fabric district (yes, Silvia, you were right about that), Little Tokyo, … Continue reading

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Hey! I finally finished the bolero thing! It actually turned out better than I had imagined. Those miles and miles of edging are in the past now. The pattern is from the summer 2005 Vogue Knitting, and I substituted KnitPicks … Continue reading

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cake in a cup

Well, who knew how many lives out there had been touched by Spam? I especially liked the stories about crosshatching the Spam and sticking in cloves. That actually made me laugh out loud. After the salt lick, I felt the … Continue reading

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spam, wonderful spam

Warning: This is not a vegetarian-friendly post! Peter went to the grocery store today, and surprisingly, he brought home a can of Spam. Lately he has been intrigued with Spam. We must have seen something on the Food Network or … Continue reading

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