January, 2016

whimsic alley, milk jar cookies, and wacko soap plant / los angeles, ca
January 11th, 2016 Hollywood, Los Angeles County, Mary mary 6 Comments

After a very filling lunch of Korean BBQ at Han Jang Chon, we headed out to check out a toy shop in Burbank. After looking at Funko Pop toys we then headed over to a shop that I’ve read about on CC’s blog called Whimsic Alley as well as a cookie shop called Milk Jar Cookies and a kooky little shop called Wacko Soap Plant. Let’s start off with Whimsic Alley!

I’ve been wanting to visit Whimsic Alley for quite some time as …

sunny side kitchen
December 28th, 2015 Escondido, Mary, San Diego County mary 6 Comments

A few weekends ago Jake, T and I were up in North County land for another one of Jake’s chiropractor appointments. This little jaunts up north allow us to explore some unknown territory and with the help of the internet I scoped out a place called Sunny Side Kitchen in Escondido.  

Sunny Side Kitchen is a super cute little cafe that’s open for breakfast and lunch. There are a few outdoor tables, too, so you could bring along a furry companion …

crest cafe
December 21st, 2015 Hillcrest, Mary, San Diego County mary 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I was invited to head down to Crest Cafe for a blogger dinner – complete with a van ride thanks to the fine folks from The DD (Drunk Driver) Van Service. Van ride = I don’t have to try and search for parking in Hillcrest = score for me!

I once went to the family owned Crest Cafe many years ago. I think I had a burger there and sat in one of the booths in the …

oatmeal pecan cookies for the 2015 food blogger cookie swap
December 16th, 2015 Mary, Recipes mary 10 Comments

I once again decided to participate in the 2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap by making some awesome Oatmeal Pecan Cookies. Each blogger who participated made a donation and the money is donated to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. Participation involves mailing out three batches of cookies and receiving three batches in return. It’s a win-win for everyone involved!
I decided to go with a really simple cookie based on the Pioneer Woman’s Brown Sugar Cookie recipe. The Pioneer Woman thinks the brown sugar is the star of the …

[revisit] stacked
November 30th, 2015 Mary, Mission Valley, San Diego County mary 4 Comments

A few weeks ago I was invited to come back in to Stacked, a restaurant we’ve visited in the past. 

Stacked is located in Fashion Valley and offers up a super customizable menu by letting you order everything yourself via their iPad ordering system. 

Naturally they have “regular” old boring menus in case fiddling with iPads aren’t your thing. You can see that menu right here.

But if it is your thing, you can browse through preselected menu items or make your own …

bailey’s frozen yogurt

Over the weekend we were up in North County land and after Jake’s chiropractor appointment and some lunch (and a walk!), we stopped for a little frozen yogurt treat. I felt I needed a little extra treat since I had to work the rest of the day (boo weekend working). It felt like summer again this weekend with temperatures in the 80’s! Nothing like San Diego weather to trick you into wondering what time of the year it is.

Bailey’s Frozen …

thyme in the ranch

A few weeks ago, Jake was working at an event up in Rancho Santa Fe with T and I tagged along to hang out with them while they worked doing airbrush tattoos. I stopped over at a place within walking distance called Thyme in the Ranch for a little bit of breakfast.

Rancho Santa Fe is a pretty fancy-shamancy looking area. The Downtown-like area we were in looked a bit like an English garden. Thyme in the Ranch fits in well …

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