Visiting “The Last Bookstore”

When it comes to Downtown Los Angeles, I lean more toward the “leave-it” side than “love it”. However, there are a few gems tucked away in the old architecture of Downtown, one of which is The Last Bookstore. Despite being located on the prominent corner of Spring and 5th, The Last Bookstore can be hard…

How the Weather Affects My Mood

To say that my body has been oblivious to the erratic weather this last month would be untrue. In fact, the lack of reliability with the weather has also made my mood very unstable. When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, I had a therapist who suggested light therapy. My parents purchased a rather…

“Rain”–A Poem

Rain Pit pat—’longside my back throughout my bones and it lands—splat. Pit pat—wanting and waiting, truly creating the things that I behold and feel within me speaking, creaking. Tip-toe round the truth, bend what’s real and take up a spot next to me in the booth. For I have saved room for thee as though…

Poetry Page

I’m going to go out on a limb and try something very different for my blog. One of the things that I like to do when I’m very upset or overwhelmed, is write poetry. I’d like to try this out by dedicating a tab to just poetry. I’d love to hear feedback to see if…

Daytime Trip to Temecula

Being about an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles, Temecula is a great option for a day-trip. What to do: Wine taste! There are over 40 wineries tucked away in the Temecula wine trail. Some are grand, with spectacular view. Other’s are much more quaint, with an intimate feel. Depending on what experience…

What to Expect From Your Bridesmaids

People would ask me, and I’d reply: “Well I have 11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen and then the maid of honor and best man!” I’d say this brightly, ignoring the dark looks many gave me. The main thing to keep in mind when selecting your bridal party is: What do you want to get out of…

Russian Blue Cat with a Sweet Surprise

As mentioned in my post How to Tame a Skittish Cat, Valentino is our Russian Blue rescue cat who is more on the timid side. He’s come a long way from the cat who would dart out from in front of us as we approached. We adopted Valentino from a rescue group based out of…

Where to Save and Where to Splurge on a Wedding

Of course, this varies from person to person; however, most brides will find themselves asking “what can I forego, and what can’t I live without?” I found myself asking these things of myself when I planned my wedding. Splurge: The Photographer. I tried saving money on my photographer. In the end, I went with my…

My Cat Has a Stuffed Toy

It’s a penguin, to be precise. After the move, it took us months to finish unpacking (I think we’re still unpacking). One night, I’m sitting cross-legged on the floor, pulling one random article after another from a box labeled “Misc.”. After rifling through some old pictures, I unearth a stuffed penguin. I pressed its stomach…

Tips For Curing Insomnia

It may seem contrary, an oxymoron to say that you have insomnia and you’re sleepy. However, it is possible. For me, there are times where my body feels exhausted (e.g. achy back, droopy eyes) but I can’t keep my eyes closed, nor my mind settled, long enough to find sleep. Truth is, the harder I try to…

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

To keep up with us and our cats, check out our Married and Renting in LA YouTube Channel! It’s just getting started so your interests (likes, comments) will drive our focus. For now, click here to watch a funny video of our Siamese cat, Sebastian, taking off his own sweater.