Need a party theme? Allow me to introduce you to Amy Murphy of Parties, Petals, and Paper who has taught (and continues to teach) this Sweet Nerd a thing or two about hosting.
Consider this grilled watermelon an ode to the LA fruit carts! On a hot summer day in LA, you can’t go anywhere without seeing the rainbow fruit carts on busy street corners selling mouth-watering delectables to busy commuters.
This summer, I’ve been spoiled with unusually relaxing Saturdays. These “Shortstack Saturdays” involve plenty of pancakes, pajamas, and Potter. Harry Potter, that is!
Ever heard of a place called Valley Wells? It was THE place to be as a kid during the hot summer days in Trona, California, where my Grandma Tory lived.
Last summer we took the boys to Nanaimo, a picturesque harbor city on Vancouver Island in British Colombia. We discovered the most delicious ice cream bars and in true Sweet Nerd-style knew I needed to remake this perfect salty sweet combination.
Last night, I went for a run along the LA River (really, it’s more like a trickle). While passing under the tunnel that connects the bike path to Griffith Park, I began to plan in my head (because I’m the Sweet Nerd) my husband’s 46th birthday.