Arts & crafts



  • Food

    Dalogna matcha (fail)

    With the remainders of my matcha powder and egg rations, I succumbed to trying out the latest quarantine trend: Dalogna coffee, or Dalogna matcha in this case. Spoiler alert: Creativity of…

  • homemade dole whip ingredients

    Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip

    In Week 3 of the Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home series, guest author and amateur botanist Katie reminisces on her glory travel days thanks to Disney and BuzzFeed. This…

  • decomposed ice cream modern art
    Arts & crafts

    Deconstructed ice cream cone abstract art

    Note: I’m running a Covid-19 fundraiser using this artwork. Check it out! During a Maui trip for Peggy’s bachelorette, I saw the same generic, albeit cute, pineapple artwork everywhere. I tried…

  • Food

    Grapefruit Green Tea

    This is a TBD-part guest blog series from Katie. Who am I, you may ask? Mary and I were roommates back in 2018, not to mention climbing partners, tiny home festival…

  • Photography

    Tahoe Engagement: Goku & Amanda

    Earlier this year, Goku planned a weekend at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe for some R&R, skiing, and a surprise proposal for Amanda. He located a gorgeous spot at the top of…

  • DYI wedding welcome sign
    Arts & crafts

    DIY: Wedding welcome sign

    Gefflin DIY’ed (DIY’d?) most of her & Sean’s wedding decor by herself (very efficiently too!), and asked me to hand letter a personalized wooden ‘Welcome’ sign. I’d never done that previously…

  • Billy balls entryway decoration
    Arts & crafts

    DIY: IKEA shoe cabinet hack

    I probably tricked you into reading this post with these cute yellow flowers, also known as dried billy balls from Gefflin and Sean’s wedding bouquets. But in all seriousness, does it…

  • cute jars

    Apricot jam (no sugar added!)

    It’s jam season! Actually, it’s apricot season. Katie & I picked lots of apricots from our friend’s tree so we decided to try our hands at jamming. Little did we know…