the big picture

I flew to Texas last weekend to see my family. I did a few things I wanted to do in Dallas… ate at MiCocina (may or may not have driven straight from DFW to...

wait, what?

This has been a season of waiting for me in my career. As an actor you are constantly on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, highs and lows, excitements and disappointments. The majority...

the glow of a monitor

We live in an “instant-gratification” society. With the click of a button, we can have food delivered, a movie rented, tell mom we love her with a quick text. We don’t even have to...

vintage headboard

I love all things vintage. I think I get it from my mom. She has always loved the “rustic” look. But ironically it was my dad who spotted these old shutters and door tucked...

the secret of life

August 27 marked my “three year anniversary” of living in LA. I’ve been thinking about this journey I have been on out here – the things I have accomplished, the things towards which I...

blue in the sky when it’s raining

The other night I happened to look out a window and catch a glimpse of pink and purple. I immediately grabbed my iPhone, my iPad, and my digital camera like a technologically confused idiot and ran...

lentil soup & zucchini salad

I’ve decided to start making some actual recipes… cooking some actual dinners. While I’m not all that into cooking, it is growing on me. There’s something to be said for cooking someone a homemade...

…when you’re making other plans

“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today, and then someday is yesterday, and then this...

my drowning orchid

I have this orchid. Or should I say “had”… My mom and I saw some on sale at OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware, similar to Home Depot for those of you who don’t live in...

hammock haven

They say your best qualities are also your worst ones. They also say the things that attract you to someone are the very things that will drive you crazy down the road.Who is “they”...