Local Yarn Store Day 2018

April 21st, 2018

Local Yarn Store Day 2018

Local Yarn Store Day!
(Conveniently scheduled over the 2018 LA Yarn Crawl weekend :-) )

BCSB Post Oscar Event

April 6th, 2018

BCSB Oscar Event
2018 Oscar Party

Laura’s Band (Beach Cities Swing Band) is playing a post Oscar party in Manhattan Beach.

Easter at the Patio 2018

April 1st, 2018


Dying Easter Eggs


Stanford Egg


Navy \ USA Eggs

Easter Keg Hunt 2018

March 31st, 2018

Keg Hunt

Laura & Zuk working the Giant Twister

New Guitar Stand

March 25th, 2018


Justin found a great deal on Guitar Stands…. Laura is very appreciative :-)

Happy Birthday Ava! (8)

March 23rd, 2018


All she wanted was a new box to sit in :-)

Iknitarod IX Finish

March 18th, 2018


Laura finished both of her Iknitarod projects - a pair of fingerless mitts (made from Easter Egg Dyed yarn), and a baby blanket.
Ava provided quality inspections.

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2018

Corned Beef

Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Corned Beef!

Two actually! One cooked in the traditional CrockPot (8.5 hrs high), and one cooked in the Instant Pot (1.5 hrs, high pressure). Both were finished in the oven with a mustard/brown sugar glaze. The verdict? Both were good, the IP one may have been a bit more tender (?) and was certainly quicker! More experimentation is in our future…. Oh, and the veggies – potatoes and carrots – were cooked in the IP after the meat was done and glazed.

Bagels, Coffee, Knitting….

March 14th, 2018


Iditarod XLVI \ Iknitarod IX

March 3rd, 2018

Iknitarod IX

Watching the start of Iditarod XLVI and participating in the start of the Iknitarod IX on Ravelry.com

Potato Crusted Quiche

February 24th, 2018


It was cold in the house, so we baked a new recipe from Pinterest - Potato Crusted Quiche. The potato was huge, so there was enough to make one full-sized and a couple of individual sized. Tasty, and it warmed things up!


Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji) 三杯鷄

January 17th, 2018

Three Cup Chicken

Very tasty! Used 6 whole chicken thighs. Ate those and promptly defrosted another 6 to make more.
Plenty of sauce - yum

Recipe Here!

Laura & Ava Crocheting

January 6th, 2018


Lazy Saturday on the Couch.

Justin Adventure….

January 4th, 2018

Cheese Steak

We went Guitar shopping w/ Justin and then went to the “Great Western Steak & Hoagie Company”

Best Cheese Steaks EVER!

2018 New Year Potluck (Patio)

January 1st, 2018

2018 Potluck

Laura’s Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

2018 Potluck

Laura’s Teriyaki Drumsticks (Mom’s recipe)

2018 Potluck

and other goodies from the Patio potluck…..

Christmas 2017

December 23rd, 2017


Laura’s Famous Christmas Spritz Cookies


Christmas Village, Advent Calendar and Nativity Scene.

Supermoon December 2017

December 3rd, 2017

December 2017 Supermoon

Just a quick shot of the latest December “Supermoon” and our neighbors Christmas decorations.

Uke Fingers

September 11th, 2017

Uke Fingers

Ukulele, Not for Wimps! :-)

End of Summer

September 2nd, 2017

Block Party

Arena Street’s End of Summer Block Party & Concert

Eclipse at the Patio

August 21st, 2017


The Crew view


Cereal Box Projector & Eclipse Glasses