DIY: Metallic Striped Trays

It’s Monday and it’s Halloween! Happy Halloween to you! We hope you have a spooky night planned! How incredible that this time of year has come again so quickly. Our home is decked out with festive carved pumpkins with crookedy grins and scars and some creepy spiderwebs and we’re ready for trick-or-treaters. In San Diego the […]

Cocktail Time: Cold Weather Caipirinha

Daylight savings time is near. Leaves are getting crisper and trees are showing their naked arms. We seem to be snuggling up more and more each night on the coast. It’s that time of year that we enjoy so much. We’re busy brainstorming some fun new elements and holiday ideas to put in place when […]

Halloween Centerpiece: Midnight Mystery


Halloween is inching nearer and the ghosts and ghouls will be haunting neighborhoods and causing hearts to skip a beat in a matter of days. Spook up excitement and mystery with your Halloween bash by creating a midnight black centerpiece dripping with mystical moss. Use black plums and blackberries and stagger in an heirloom crystal bowl. […]

Ghoulish Corn Chowder


Halloween is upon us which means ghouls, ghosts, witches, and wizards are lurking in the shadows. Why not welcome them to your Halloween bash with our incredibly delectable, yet ghoulishly mushy, corn chowder? It’s a recipe even the most discerning of ghosts will enjoy! Photo by Elle G. Photography for Valley & Co.   Our […]

Make It at Home: Sweet Pumpkin Seeds


Halloween signifies the culmination of a season we’ve all been eagerly waiting for and the excitement of carefully plotting detailed costumes {pirates, fairies, witches, and trolls} and trick-or-treating routes. It brings back memories of pumpkin carving with our families and spending the day at the pumpkin patch selecting that perfect {or imperfect} pumpkin. Aleah and family […]

Fall Recipe: Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens


The days are getting crisper and cozier as the month of October winds down. We’re looking forward to hitting up the local pumpkin patch this week! Aleah is en route back to San Diego after enjoying a fantastic visit back home to Washington state complete with ferry rides, family visits, island time, a beach bonfire, […]