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I’m Chanda Brown (I know…different. I just tell new peeps that I meet to think, “Chanda-Panda.” It’s been workin’ for me since kindergarten! And it usually sticks…but don’t get me started on all the Kung Fu Panda references!) I am lucky to be on the amazing journey of being a wife and a mommy of three totally rad kids (so very biased). In the midst of all the crazy life that happens in my house, I have always maintained my title-ship of being the “Queen of Make-do” and a “Jack-of-all-trades.” I started thrifting 24 years ago (gulp) and have been recreating clothes, furniture and accessories into fabulousness. I have run the gamut of being a professional muralist (before pregnancies, climbing ladders and painting ceilings still had an appeal), creating gorgeous purses and accessories from upcycled sweaters for boutiques in Los Angeles to teaching art for elementary school aged kids. I mean, I seriously have got the bug for creating…this last Christmas I hand-crafted over 70 homemade gifts that ranged from hand-knit nesting bowls to hand-painted olive oil decanters from recycled wine bottles (that was super fun…nothin’ like crafting with a glass of vino!). Now that I have relocated to the beautiful central coast, I am super excited to be partnering with Samantha…bringing beauty to home, hearth and special days! We have had so many laughs on the way and we are jazzed to bring you along for the ride!

Savouring Saturday This morning I am (possibly) challenging you to get a little adventurous with your greens!  Some of you may be giggling right about now, because you are all, “Ummm, I grew up eating cactus, this ain’t anything new.”  Hahaha, well, I feel like it is one of those ingredients that is either really […]

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What’s Up Wednesday We were so excited to share a few ideas for terra cotta pot crafts on Hometalk Live this last week.  It was a lot of fun connecting with DIYers all over the world! If you are interested in seeing that video, I have included it at the bottom of this post (just […]

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Trendy Tuesday Today I am hitting you with a delicious trend that we have seen popping up everywhere in the wedding world (did we ever mention that we are caterers and special event designers, aka we do weddings every week).  I figured with the awesome strawberry season that we are having right now, we might […]

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Mmmmonday I love road-tripping!  I love how each little adventure winds up looking so different, based on who you are traveling with and where you are headed. This gem of a sushi place was a nice little surprise that Sam and I found when our tummies were grumbling on one of our trips up north. […]

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Savouring Saturday So, last week I showed y’all a quick Caesar salad dressing that is addicting.  Today, why not crank it up a notch by playing with crisped parmesan.  Have you played with  making or serving frico?  Thanks to the gluten-free craze, even Costco is busting out these deliciously crunchy cheese morsels by the bag-full. […]

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