• Fall is a magical time—the leaves change color, the smell of pumpkin spice wafts …
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  • When The Phantom Menace was first released in theaters, there was one character that had …
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  • My daughter watched A New Hope for the first time last week and the experience …
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  • Great artwork brings life and energy to any space, whether it’s adding a punch …
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  • It was a Saturday night and the JapanLA store on Melrose was packed with people.  The DJ was mixing beats, the grilled cheese truck was serving cheesy goodness, and I was wearing my Black Milk Stormtrooper dress just for the occassion.  😉  The event was the Geeky Glamorous Art Show, a celebration of geek girls through art & fashion.  Mandie…

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    I can’t believe 2012 is almost over!   Wowzers.  The past few months have been a bit of a blur for me.  My sketch group DWG Comedy put out our first music video.  I also came down with the flu…TWICE!  But in between all the madness, I finally launched my Etsy shop.  Over the years people have asked me if I sell my…

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    A week before Halloween, I spotted the biggest Hello Kitty piñata I had ever seen.  It was seriously almost as tall as me!  As it proudly dangled from the party store’s fence, only one thought popped into my head…I must make a Hello Kitty piñata costume!  I headed home and immediately began researching the idea.  What I found were a…

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    Whenever I think of Dia de los Muertos, I picture ornately decorated skulls and whimsical skeletal scenes. Even though the holiday is synonymous with skeletons and skulls, Day of the Dead is actually a celebration of life!  On November 1st in Mexico, people gather to remember & honor family members & friends who have passed away.  The idea is that…

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