Fireworks and Fountains in Anaheim

  1. Make an entrance.  They say it's about the journey....more

Only at a Star Wars Convention: 7 Things That Surprised Me!

Last month, I went to the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California.There are things that go on there that I doubt happen anywhere else. Here are a few:...more

Quick, Cheap, Local Food Down the Street from Disneyland

For someone on the lookout for the quirky, unique flavor of places you visit, the Resort District of Anaheim, California can seem like a sea of corporate giants. However, if you look closely, you can find local goodness. In fact, there’s one scrappy strip mall with 5 restaurants that aren’t part of national chains....more

Disneyland & Beyond: Where to Eat in the Anaheim Resort District

Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places to get something to eat. ...more
Thanks, Whitney! We passed the Ghandi Palace every day while we were there but just didn't have ...more

7 Valentine's DIYs – That Don't Have to be Romantic

Whether you're single or in a relationship, here are some simple DIY ideas that adapt to wherever you're at this Valentine's Day. Make a gift for your sweetheart, your friend, your mom...or just light a candle and craft the night away!...more

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

Phoenix Comicon organizers could have been content to continue running a really solid convention every summer. With an army of 1600 volunteers and just 6 paid staff, they were already putting on one of the largest Comicons in the U.S. They could’ve just cruised....more

Sleeping and eating near University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ

While I'm working on wrapping up my post about Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest at University of Phoenix Stadium (where a certain high profile football game will be played in a couple weeks), here's a prequel of sorts with our experience eating, staying, and hanging out in Glendale that weekend.&n...more

A Novel Approach to Writing and Reading Fiction

I’ve never heard anyone say writing a novel was easy. The fact that so many aspiring authors have trouble completing the task gave Christine Smith and Jessie Kwak the brilliant idea to form Four Windows Books. ...more
stephliebold ragazzadevino thanks for the advice :)more

Can you make pumpkin pie with a jack-o'-lantern pumpkin?

As a kid, I didn't understand where pumpkin pie came from. My best guess was that it was somehow made from the goopy insides we scooped out while getting ready to carve jack-o'-lanterns. I thought of the outside as kind of a hard shell and was surprised to learn that (minus the peel) is actually the edible part. It seemed like magic, and I knew I had to do that myself one day....more

San Francisco is for Makers

Thanks for the lovely reminder of my trip to SF last year! If you have a chance, check out my ...more