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cheese boards......my new obsession

'Tis the season, everyone!! I know we just all had a ginormous feast for Thanksgiving yesterday....but can we talk about the one thing I've been obsessed with lately? CHEESE BOARDS. Specifically, cheese and charcuterie boards. Why? Well,  Thanksgiving just passed, but the Holidays are not over yet! This cheese board obsession started innocently enough when I'd go to local restaurants like La Sosta Enoteca or Manhattan Beach Post and order their amazing cheese and charcuterie boards....and thought, I'd like to try making one of those sometime. It started with simple items like cheese, crackers and maybe salami and has evolved to...

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the month of gratitude

I don't know about you, but the day after Halloween was an anxiety-inducing moment for me. I was at a local shopping area and noticed that they were putting up the Christmas decorations on all the light poles outside. The sight of holiday swag and colored ornaments on November 1 immediately set me into panic. Why? The holidays caught me by surprise, yet again. Didn't I just put out a pirate skeleton by the front door and decorated our porch with tombstones and spiders? Now I have to put all that away and take out my Holiday stuff? And figure...

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girlfriends are the best friends

Boom! is now up and running, and I couldn't be more excited.  I was very hesitant to launch the website, as I didn't think the site would ever be *perfect*. As my own worst critic, I've analyzed and criticized every little thing I saw on the website, from photo choice, font, product, and am the first to second-guess myself. So when I told my friends and family about my new business, what I found to be unexpected and so powerful are the positive feedback and words of encouragement that I received from friends and acquaintances. But namely, my girlfriends. I got a lot...

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alone in the city

alone in the city

First Blog Post- hooray! I just got back from a trip to NY for work-related stuff, and found myself alone in NYC for a few days. A few days without hearing “Mom!!!” from my boys all day long, a few days to throw all the contents of my suitcase all over the floor in my hotel just because I can, a few days to be able to spend some quality time, all by myself.  I remember having trouble spending time with myself in my twenties, just dreading getting a table for one at a restaurant, or going to a movie...

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