This post is sponsored by Nestlé, which compensated me to partner with California Pizza Kitchen® frozen pizza and share news about the “Adventures in Entertaining” campaign this summer. If you asked most of my girlfriends what would be their idea of the “perfect night,” I think most of them would say, (in this order): “Babysitter or Husband puts kids to sleep, get together with best girlfriends, drink wine and eat delicious food… and someone else does the cleaning.” Well lucky for them, I got to facilitate that night… And pretty much in that order.  I decided that hosting a girls’ night of ...Read More
Not so long ago, I whined about how Pinterest made me feel pathetic. I declared that the fashionistas, posing with their perfectly tilted heads, and baubled-out wrists made me feel ridiculously uncool and uncoordinated. I decided that the travel pins only made my wanderlust get worse and the reality of my current finances more clear. Finally, I determined that I’d never have time to be as crafty as I wish I could be and that, with my busy schedule, DIY projects were a distant dream. Guess what? I’ve soooooo changed my tune. That’s right. Pinterest is my new best friend and my newest full time obsession. Forget Facebook stalking. ...Read More
> Manners Monday: Do You Have FOMO? from lisagache on Vimeo. According to a recent NY Times article, social media can induce feelings of being alone, left out, a loser… It’s called FOMO. Fear of missing out. And personally, every time I see a #hashtag for a fab event (that I haven’t been invited to), or a best/funniest/charming blogger of the world list published (that I’m not on), my FOMO sets in. Oh, and don’t get me started on the facebook status updates spewing marital bliss or tropical vacations for weeks on end. One word: FOMO! Well, Lisa Gache, my partner in all things manners, and I got to chatting about ...Read More
Why is it that I cannot trust a mirror? It seems like these days, I can only tell what I really look like by looking at a digital photo. Isn’t that strange? I mean, isn’t a mirror a REFLECTION?! Yet, when I look at one, I don’t trust it.  First of all, as we all know, every mirror is different. Want to feel skinny? Go to the changing rooms at Anthropologie on South Beverly Drive. You will look like you just did the master cleanse and lost 20 pounds (and btw, the mirror is so magical you will actually think you have enough money to buy all the clothes you ...Read More
The other day I posted 25 Random Facts after being inundated with tags on Facebook. Ever since then, I’ve been on a random fact rampage! Random memories of my life flood my brain like stream of consciousness… Well, fortunately for me, I have an outlet to share all this useless information. 🙂 When my son walks up to me and hugs me “just because,” I can kind of understand that “no one will ever be good enough for my son” mentality.  When I was about 9 years old, I became obsessed with the Pioneers (like the ones that travelled out west during the Gold Rush) and convinced my mom that we should do ...Read More
Everyone has been sending around and tagging each other the 25 Random Fact list on Facebook. I have so many random facts– it was hard to narrow down. Maybe I’ll update soon with some more… In the meantime, here are my random facts…. ** Rules: Once you’ve been tagged you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you. [To do this, go under “notes” under tabs (or the + sign) on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in ...Read More
Remember back in the day when you played Tetris or Mario Brothers and you closed your eyes at night, and all you could see was the game?  Blocks falling in to place. Mario jumping over a brick wall… Luigi throwing a fire ball….  Well, a similar thing has happened to me with Facebook….. ** As I waited for T-Ko outside the men’s restroom at the Laker game, my blackberry buzzed– I had two new notifications on Facebook. Someone had commented on my status.  As many of you Facebook junkies know, there is a tool on FB that allows you to update people with your status. “J-Ko is….” and then you fill in ...Read More
Facebook is my crack.  I know... I admit it…  I used to talk a lot of shit about friends (and husbands) who seemed overly obsessed with status updating, reconnecting with old friends (and flames) and playing silly games like Scrabbulous or throwing monkeys at each other (or some other ridiculous FB application).  But I get it!  I’m addicted too now.  I’ve got over 200 friends (Tyler Florence included) and I’m feeling pretty good about myself. I think I’m finally cool. 🙂 HOWEVER, one thing NOT so “cool” about me and Facebook: the photos that my so-called friends have decided to upload of me!  Sure, it’s fun to take a walk down ...Read More
So a few weeks ago, I get this email (via Facebook) from JC, a guy I went to high school with. We were in Drama together- I was THE drama girl and he was THE drama TECHIE. A very big difference in my opinion. It’s like the quarterback and the mascot. Two people on opposite ends of the social spectrum. Not that I was so popular that I was untouchable, but let’s just say he and I were not friends. So anyway, I get this email from him. He says that he found me on Facebook and had been looking for me for years and how happy he ...Read More