Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Garden Sphere

Using a glass lamp cover I made a concrete garden sphere.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Plants Inside and Out

Plants on the inside.
Plants on the outside.
Silver Sheen Kohuhu plants have gotten really tall!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Front Door Maintenance

Oiling the front door.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Conran Shelf

We added a new shelf in the guest bathroom.

The shelf designed by Sebastian Conran and sold by West Elm.
Designed as a kitchen shelf but works well in our guest bathroom.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday - Mei Turns 15!

Our dog Mei turned 15 this week!
Mei wearing her Oni (Ogre) snood.
Time for my afternoon nap.

Courtyard tree.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Water Heater Service

Had our Noritz water heater serviced for the second time. The unit would shut off every other day or so. Called the first plumbing company and they descaled the system and that helped for a week but it soon started to act up again. Called in another plumber since I was not too happy with the first one. Michael Rossi Plumbing sent out a tech who knew these units inside and out. He opened the unit up and cleaned out the fan which was full of dust and lint and blew out the rest of the machine. The unit seems to be working good so far and the service fee was much more resonable than the first plumber.

Monday, March 3, 2014


My dad gave me some strawberry plants a couple months ago.
My first strawberry!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Del Rey Kitchen

We have a new Japanese/asian yoshoku (Japanese-style Western cuisine) resturant in the neighborhood, Del Rey Kitchen. We have dined multiple times and everything has been delicious! We are so happy that we have a yoshoku japanese lunch spot on the weekends, … stop with the new ramen places already. 
1st visit:
BBQ Beef Salad + Japanese Potato Salad + Crispy Ponzu Chicken + Carbonara + Creme Caramel

2nd visit:
Potato Gratin + Hamburg Steak + Chocolate Cake + Sweet Potato Baby

3rd visit (now open for lunch!) :
Chicken Katsu Sandwich + Cabbage + Japanese Potato Salad + Garlic Egg Soup

3rd visit (now open for lunch!) :
Danshaku Potato Korokke Sandwich 
+ Cabbage + Japanese Potato Salad + Garlic Egg Soup