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Upcycled Kitchen Cabinet to DIY Kitchen Island

The first project I tackled upon moving in, was creating some extra storage in the kitchen. Most of these old bungalows have really small kitchens. Surprisingly enough, that wasn’t our issue! The kitchen was a decent size, but the layout left us with few usable cabinets. We actually had more cabinet space in our apartment’s […]

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The Travel Cats Take on Europe: Norwegian Airlines Review

In October of 2015, we embarked on an ambitious journey around Europe.  6 countries in 13 days.  Norwegian Air is what got us there. Norwegian Air is a low-cost airline operating direct flights between Los Angeles and Europe. They currently have routes to Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and London. They have a new route, direct to Paris, […]

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The Travel Cats Take on Europe: Let’s Talk Money

How do a couple of cats with no “real” jobs afford a trip around Europe? If I had a can of tuna for every time someone asked me that condescendingly, I’d have feline diabetes. Well, we will break it down for you. But first, let me start by saying we LOVE to travel. It is what we do […]


Christmas-ing AKA Will I Ever Blog Again?

Warning: This post is super long, but, bonus, it is mostly pictures. Wow, I said I was going to do better at getting posts out, and I may actually be doing worse. It’s a tough call. Ever since Thanksgiving, we have been super busy getting things ready for Christmas. As I am sure most of […]

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Orange Marmalade from our Backyard

Though our backyard doesn’t look like much, hidden among the concrete are several prolific fruit trees. If you aren’t careful as you walk, you could get a thump on the noggin’ from ripe fruit falling to the earth pavement. The tangerine (Mandarin? The verdict is still out.) tree is particularly giving. Perhaps too giving. Rotten oranges litter […]


Dry Brining a Turkey

Dry Brine for a no mess Turkey! Ok, maybe not no mess, but I’ll settle for less of a mess. This turkey was tender and had great flavor. (This is coming from a woman who isn’t usually a big turkey fan.) We don’t have a giant refrigerator for submerging a 16 pound bird. Nor do […]

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Thanksgiving Recap

Friendsgiving! We decided to host last-minute, when we discovered we had a few other misfit toys (friends) with no place to go. It was a good choice. I decided to finally refinish the old dining chairs I got for $5 off of Craigslist. Unfortunately, since the decision to host was last-minute, so was the decision […]

Where are yoooou?

Where the hell have you been?! I know, I know. The purpose of a blog is to actually post stuff. Well, the Travel Cats were on an epic European vacation. (See below.) They had the best intentions of posting throughout the trip, but the laptop stopped working on day one. Isn’t that special? Below is […]


Kitchen Progress

A lot has happened in the kitchen since we purchased our little bungalow. It isn’t finished, but it was all cleaned out for exterminators to spray, and I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics of the progress! Keepin’ it classy.*     When we were moving in, I hung some dish towels from the windows, […]

Looking for a Realtor in LA?

I’d like to take a moment to give a shout out to our amazingly patient* Realtor, Mark Meyer !   I highly recommend him if you are buying or selling in the LA area. I can’t remember how many houses the took us through…it felt like a million. He managed to stay positive, and was […]