Check out the latest episode of Sara & Steve Hate People! It doesn’t matter how mundane the subject, Sara and Steve will find people to hate. Like the overly chatty customer or the teller who doesn’t understand their job or the people who just don’t understand how it all works – there’s plenty to hate at the bank.
Well, some updates. We hired an electrician to come out and change some of the outlets in the house. He was all this place is a ticking time bomb, all your wiring is from 1945, and it;s clear someone DIYed a bunch of these outlets which could explode at any moment. Also do you realize they used cardboard to cover a hole that used to house a light fixture? Uh oh.
Cut to today and I am holed up in the office while our little 1940′s home gets completely rewired. On the plus side, the outlets will look lovely when they are all done. Remind me why I bought a house again?
Buying an old home is bound to have surprises, I just didn’t think such an expensive one would happen so soon. Definitely puts some other projects on the back burner. Despite these…surprises ( about which as I am learning: they happen and you deal with it and life goes on). These are just a few things that I’ve bought or used in the last month or so that I’ve really dug. None of them are expensive, and all of them have made my life better – or just a little more fun.
- super comfy and cheap pajamas ($24.99, target.com)
I bought these for my surgery and ended up getting a second pair because I liked them so much. They are warm enough for winter, but not flanner so I wear them during the fall and spring as well
- jane iredale 24-karat gold dust in rose gold ($14, janeiredale.com)
an all over shimmer powder that happens to be the perfect pink eyeshadow with no toxins or scary ingredients
- casa tissue box cover ($5.76, amazon.com)
tissue box covers are oddly expensive. I bought this one to go on top of the toilet in my bathroom, It is cheap, very adorable, and makes a really nice difference.
- frozen blueberries (trader joes)
I never really liked blueberries until I started eating frozen ones. They taste like sorbet and work so nicely on top of my oatmeal in the morning.
- brass dog name plate ($2.99, drsfostersmith.com)
My dogs used to jingle like crazy when they walked – it drove me nuts. They had ID tags, rabies tags, microchip tags (sort of redundant), and their licenses that alerted me every time they were on the move from across the house. This nameplate is so inexpensive (only $2.99 including engraving), and it attaches directly to their collars. I decluttered their noisemaking tags, and now they just have their license tags on their collars. I am so much happier. And quieter.
- ribba frame with white matte ($9.99 and up, Ikea)
I can’t believe I lived my whole never having bought this frame. It’s so cheap and it looks so good. Even the enormous one is only $24.99. I love anything that looks more expensive than it is and this frame is really such a deal.
I was watching the latest season of top chef last night and one of the contestants said something that is so true about eating a plant-based diet. From a taste perspective, animal products just inherently have so much flavor – but when you are limited to plants, you have to put in that extra bit of effort to make it delicious.
A perfect example is juicing. To make it taste good, sometimes you have to get creative. I love juicing, but Continue reading
Foodwise, living in Los Angeles has been incredibly inspiring. From the fresh ingredients to fusions like sushi burritos, and korean tacos to family owned hole in the wall restaurants, LA is a pretty awesome food town.
I love this recipe so much because Continue reading
Check out the latest episode of Sara & Steve Hate People! This episode focuses on the littlest people Sara and Steve hate: babies. From the people who’s babies take over their Facebook to the people who’s babies take over our restaurants, this is one to cry about.
Our dining room is tiny. Like if there were no furniture there you’d think it was a passthrough to another room. If not for the light fixture (which looks like a giant, ugly, fake antique boob, sigh), you might miss it all together. Grainy photo, but you can see what we’re dealing with.
We had a really nice dining set in our last place, but it was so ridiculously enormous in the new space so we ended up selling it on craigslist. And after we didn’t die meeting people off the internet, I pretty much fell in love with these two dining rooms. They are Continue reading
My husband only wears black. Black shirts, polos, and sweaters with a small exception made for jeans and gray slacks. As Steve says, if superman were a New Yorker, this is what his closet would look like: Continue reading
Check out the latest episode of Sara & Steve Hate People! On the most romantic episode yet, we discuss the showoffs, the sad sacks, and the selfish that surround this invented holiday. Also, the movie sucked.
I feel almost guilty when I eat this granola – it really tastes like dessert. Pecans aren’t the best for you in the scheme of nuts, but every once in a while they are just delicious. This recipe was inspired by my two favorite desserts as a child: pecan pie, and blueberry peach cobbler. And so a pecan peach granola with fresh blueberries on top was born. Delicious!
Ingredients: Continue reading