Be Water Wise

September 19, 2014

in life

It’s a problem.  A big problem.


When I was first approached to attend a presentation at The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California about the current conservation efforts, I didn’t think there would be a place on my blog for it.   But I was curious – this is one of the worst droughts in California’s history – and I wanted to learn more about how I could help.  I admit, I rarely think about how much water I use – not only from the faucet directly, but in the clothes I wear, the makeup I smear on my face, the food I take pictures of and eat…


…it was enlightening to hear about where Los Angeles’ water comes from, and what we can do to preserve our reserves.  There are a multitude of resources on their official conservation site – but I also learned a lot about landscaping alternatives from G3 Garden Group.


You know how when you’re trying to save money, you stop buying $6 lattes and brew your own cup of coffee?  I’m going to make an effort to reduce my water footprint – not washing my car, living without fresh cut flowers, eating less broccoli/walnuts, washing my clothes less often, and taking shorter showers/zero baths – it may seem small, but little changes add up.


Find out more information – including Gardening Guides, Water Savings Incentive Programs/Rebate information – visit and share what you’ve learned with friends/families/neighbors!


Summer Veggies

September 18, 2014

It’s mid-September but feels like the height of summer here in Los Angeles! These items are from Veggie Grill’s new menu – not sure if/when they’re switching over seasonally, but I’m very much appreciating this corn… …and this salad, which I added my own special touch to. Leslie’s B.T.L.A. sandwich was incredible – the tempeh is […]

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It’s the Great Pumpkin Vegan Ice Cream

September 17, 2014

I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on frozen desserts this summer.  Between Sweet Rose, Carmela, and the newly-opened Salt & Straw (<—which I’ve visited 3x in 2 days) my taste buds are a bit spoiled by high-quality ingredients, but my wallet isn’t too happy with me. Thankfully, Cuisinart sent an ice cream maker – so […]

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Vital Juice

September 16, 2014

When Christy and I started T.A.D. in 2009, one of the first media outlets to feature us was (the now defunct) Vital Juice Daily.  I’ve been cleaning up the blog pages in anticipation for an upcoming site makeover, and when I clicked on that link to that article, it took me directly to Vital Juice Company – the […]

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Petite Creme

September 15, 2014

The postman rang twice. A delivery from Bonne Maman, and one from Stonyfield, too! A look under the lids… …together with some almond milk, oats… …wheat germ, and chia seeds. Ah, oui! Feeling pretty accomplished this Monday after washing my makeup brushes AND changing my water filter.  Hope you’re off to a good week!

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