CityStage Holiday Shoecase at Leanna Lin's Wonderland

Come out and support the arts while you do some holiday shopping this Saturday!

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock, CA is hosting an awesome fundraiser for CityStage!  I will be manning the gift wrapping station next to my pop up shop and will also have sweet treats for you to munch on at the bake sale.  I am really looking forward to helping to raise money for such a great cause!

RSVP on the Facebook event page right here.

CityStage strives to inspire inner-city youth to become artists, leaders and members of the performing arts community in a program that cultivates individuality, fitness, and artistic expression. Their goal is to use the performing arts as a method to develop leadership, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity to ensure successful futures for our inner-city youth.

Support the arts while you shop!
Hope to see you there!

PS: Don’t forget to follow CityStage’s instagram account, @lacitystage to see what the kids are doing in the programs.


Come out and support survivors of Typhoon Haiyan this Saturday by buying goodies at the Eat My Blog 5.0 Bake Sale!  All funds raised will be donated to the Philippines Red Cross. Here are all the details and you can also RSVP on the FB event page:

Eat My Blog 5.0

Check out the Eat MyBlog site for parking info and here is the current list of sweet and savory goodies that will be available for your tummy!

Eat My Blog 5.0 MenuI will be donating deliciously dairy-free and egg-free chocolate chip cookies that vegans and non-vegans love :) (This has been tested and proven!)  They will be packaged in the nom nom nom / all gone boxes, so keep an eye out for them!

Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

nom nom nom


There are really no words to describe the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan has created in the Philippines.  It is easy to feel helpless when such disasters happen, but there are many ways that we can help.  Here is a round up of organizations from USA Today that are providing medical care, food, water, shelter, and more to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Each dollar raised can help them help more people in need.  Please donate if you are able to and / or help to spread the word.   I have also provided each organization’s Charity Navigator profile and score for your reference and the below is listed starting with the highest rated organizations.

Save the Children is mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families in the area. Donations can be made online or by texting DONATE to 20222.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 4 out of 4 stars with a score of 64.21 / 70.}

UNICEF staff in the Philippines is providing emergency aid and will be delivering supplies to children and their families. Donations can be made online or by texting RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 4 out of 4 stars with a score of 63.3 / 70.}

The U.N. World Food Programme is urging Americans to make donations to support its emergency food relief after Typhoon Haiyan. You can donate online or by texting the word AID to 27722 to donate $10.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 4 out of 4 stars with a score of 60.44 / 70.}

AmeriCares is deploying medical aid and a relief team to Philippines, and says an emergency shipment with enough medical aid for 20,000 survivors is already on its way.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 3 out of 4 stars with a score of 55.53 / 70.}

World Vision is mobilizing nearly 500 staff around the country to respond to the disaster. Donations are accepted online and the organization also lets you sponsor a child in the Philippines.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 3 out of 4 stars with a score of 53.01 / 70.}

CARE  plans to provide emergency relief to thousands of families. Donations can be made online or by calling 1-800-521-CARE within the U.S. or +1-404-681-2552.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 3 out of 4 stars with a score of 51.32 / 70.}

The Philippine Red Cross has deployed staff and volunteers across the region. You can easily make a donation through organization’s website.
{ N/A on Charity Navigator}

To donate to the Salvation Army‘s Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, visit its website or text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10 and reply YES to confirm your donation. The organization uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief.
{N/A on Charity Navigator}

If you or someone you know is looking for a family member or friend in the Philippines area, Google has launched a person finder for the storm.  Also known as Yolanda in the Philippines, you can try and find out someone’s whereabouts or enter your own information.


There are a lot of fun happenings around town from Santa Monica to Eagle Rock to Anaheim!  Mark your calendars and check them out!

Fuurst Friday at The Charleston Benefiting The Lange Foundation
Friday, Oct. 4th @ 8PM

Have drinks and raise money for The Lange Foundation‘s surgery fund so they can rescue more dogs and cats from the shelters, give them the medical care they need, and find loving homes for them! 

Furrst Friday at The Charleston 10/4/13

Help dogs like Snowflake and Kyle by having a drink with us!  Both are available for adoption at The Lange Foundation.

Furrst Friday - Snowflake

Furrst Friday - Kyle


Patchwork Show Edible Edition- Saturday, Oct. 5th (11AM – 8PM) + Oct. 6th (11AM – 5PM)

Support local artisans and pick up some delicious treats!  Our friends from Preservation Society will be there!

Patchwork Edible Edition!


Art Gallery @ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland:
Crowded Teeth & Friends presents A Magical Land + Bored Inc. Presents: Snack Attack!
Show Runs through Oct. 27th

A Magical LandSnack Attack!


Dia de los Muertos Festival at Community
Friday, Nov. 1st from 5PM – 10PM

Dia de los Muertos Festival at Community


It was so much fun to be a part of A Little Known Shop‘s Summer Series 90s Nostalgia Art Gallery and Craft Fair (especially with 90s music playing all night)!  I finally got to meet the awesome ladies behind ALKS as well as make new friends with the fellow vendors.  Here are some photos from the event– the next event is a Dia de los Muertos Festival on November 1st!  Get all the details here. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! :)

A great day to visit Community in Anaheim!

{Community is where A Little Known Shop, The Makery, and several other adorable shops and these fun events are located!}

The Summer Series


Check in with Eva!{Check in with Eva, one of the lovely ladies behind A Little Known Shop and A Little Known Craft!}

Traditionally Unique's little helper!{I loved meeting Jennifer of Traditionally Unique as well as her husband and little helper :)  She makes beautiful cloth napkins and more– one of my favorites is her wood grain cloth napkin!}

Pallet display!

{If you know me at all, you know I LOVE pallets and want to take them off the side of the street to make amazing furniture with lol.  I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them!  I was in love with Jennifer’s pallet display– I love the color of the wood and it’s a great way to get your display to go vertical!}

Succulents + announcements

{I loved this little grouping of succulents and postcards on this pretty wood table.  Here’s more info on the Dia de los Muertos Festival shown in the pic)

Succulent Display

With my friend Connie!

{atiliay’s booth with my friend Connie who I spent the 90s hanging out with!  I wish I had noticed in time the funky spacing of the letter “y”!}

atiliay's booth - tabletop display //

90s Nostalgia Art Gallery{Edward Scissorhands + Beetle Juice From the 9os Nostalgia Art Gallery}

Beevis + Butthead Felt Art

{Beavis + Butthead meet Edward Scissorhands!}

Mix Tapes

{What’s more 90’s than mix tapes?}

Bart Simpson Art

{8-Bit Bart}

Pog Tournament

{A refresher on our favorite 90s game}

Let's play with pogs!


Thank you!

{See you next time!}