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organize your jewelry

Shadow boxes to show off your most striking pieces My jewelry drawer hadn't been organized for way too long and, judging by how many times I haven't been able to find that second earring or spent ten minutes undoing a…

grilled pork tenderloin with cherry salsa

This delicious summer-time recipe was a big hit at my house last night. The fresh cherries and cilantro are perfect with the tender pork straight from the grill.  This is an easy one to throw together in less than an hour…

fresh herb and garlic meatballs with quinoa

Somehow, this recipe makes meatballs seem like a summer meal, maybe it's the quinoa but it ends up being not-too-heavy, delicious, comfort food. I guess you could substitute with store-bought, frozen meatballs but then you'd miss out on the fresh…

beach fruit

It's fruit day today for some of the littlest Southern Californian Junior Lifeguards. They swim in the surf, paddle on boards, practice rescues, run on the sand and then share the fruit they bring from home. But how to serve…

fresh laundry

There's now plenty of storage, plus space under the folding counter for a three-section clothes hamper and a bin for cleaning rags. A girlfriend once told me I should make my laundry beautiful because I'd be spending a lot of…

paper war

This battle has been going on for a very long time at my place but I do believe it's over, thanks to a cool little gadget my husband bought for me while we were in Palm Springs at the start…