mayanrocks
Boobs & Burns.
Thursday, April 17, 2014

boobs chat with anthony

The hideousness of my hand will haunt my dreams forever!

(But at least my boobs look great.)

DIY Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DIY mid-century modern coffee table

I built this coffee table in an ongoing attempt to lower my Ikea to non-Ikea furniture ratio. Yes, this area rug is from Ikea, but The Great Pizza Box Fire of 2014 destroyed my non-Ikea rug, and I needed an affordable replacement! One step forward, two steps back…

DIY mid-century modern coffee table

This coffee table was built the same way I built my mid-century modern side table, but with a few modifications. I used pre-stain wood conditioner this time to prevent streaking and blotching. On a bigger job like this, you won’t be able to hide the ugly parts with succulents and a strategically placed Beyoncé quote.
pre-stain wood conditioner
You can follow the same directions I used to build the side table. Just be sure to use these new measurements.

MATERIALS & TOOLS:

CUT LIST:

  • 2 – 1″x12″-6′ common boards – 4 pieces that are cut 36″ long
    (the top & bottom boards)
  • 1 – 1″x4″-6′ common board – 2 pieces that are cut 22.5″ long
    (the side boards)

Since I already had the gel stain and clear coat left over from building the side table, it only cost me $88 to make this coffee table! That’s cheaper than the Ikea rug it’s sitting on…

Micheluca.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

michelucas @ karina's

Last night’s much needed michelucas (@ Karina’s)

…or the reason why I missed my morning hike! SORRY, SHI!

Chromeo.
Friday, April 11, 2014

chromeo @ the fonda

Dance party (@ The Fonda)

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

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Royal Side-Eye.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

royal side eye gif

…or my neighbors after I almost burned down our apartment building this past weekend.

My lease is up and the only hot neighbor I had moved out this month, so I’m pretty sure the universe is telling me that it’s time to move out of the sticks, fellas.

Bestia.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

white negroni - bestia LA

White negroni to start off the best meal I’ve had in a while (@ Bestia)

Beard Magic.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

levi get well soon

BEARD MAGIC HEALS EVERYTHING.
This is only the best e-card anyone has ever made me.
Thanks, Zack (and Levi!) ♥

Catching Fire.
Monday, April 7, 2014

burnt duvet

NOTE TO SELF: Check the oven for empty pizza boxes before pre-heating it if you don’t want second degree burns. Or worse.

I was slicing up an avocado when I noticed smoke coming out of my oven. I opened it and saw that I left an empty pizza box in there like an asshole, and that shit was on fire! Instead of putting it out in the kitchen, I took the box out of the oven with my bare hands and ran across my apartment to the balcony. All the while, bits of flaming pizza box kept falling off along the way and lighting everything I hold dear to my heart on fire. My Anthropologie duvet. My area rug that I had just made an appointment to get cleaned. MY FUCKING HAND. I can live with a second degree burn, but they don’t sell that duvet at Anthropologie anymore, you guys!

It really is amazing I’ve made it this far.

#FF0000.
Sunday, April 6, 2014

bootleg hifi

No vodka? And where do I exit??? (@ Bootleg HiFi)

Say Adventure.
Friday, April 4, 2014

adventure time -  say adventure - gallery 1988

OH MY GLOB <3 (@ Gallery 1988)

Wake and Bacon.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

maple bacon cronut - california donuts

I can’t pass a cronut shop without swerving into the parking lot (@ California Donuts)

POT.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

pot roy choi koreatown

Pot for dinner… also, we might eat at this Roy Choi resto (@ Pot at the Line Hotel)

Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

broad city - the commute - tuesday - tgif broad city - the commute - tuesday - tgif
broad city - the commute - tuesday - tgif broad city - the commute - tuesday - tgif

Accurate.

Kettle Glazed.
Monday, March 31, 2014

kettle glazed cromuffin hollywood los angeles

Cro-muffin top (@ Kettle Glazed Doughnuts)

Runyon Canyon.
Sunday, March 30, 2014

runyon canyon padlock fence dtla los angeles

Got this Runyon thing on lock! (@ Runyon Canyon)

Futile.
Sunday, March 30, 2014

shadow-writer:

The act of trying to forget someone is a futile one. In order to do so, you are forced to remember. It’s like dieting. Like trying your hardest not to think about food, while weighing every ounce and counting every calorie.

I’m terrible at both.

WRDSMTH.
Saturday, March 29, 2014

wrdsmth - i know i don't need to say it, but i always have and forever will

<3 (@ Poinsettia & Melrose)

#BILLBORT.
Saturday, March 29, 2014

billbort beyonce los angeles serfbort

Only in LA (@ Fairfax & Rosewood)

Earthquake.
Friday, March 28, 2014

la habra earthquake

This is the second big earthquake we’ve had in less than two weeks! I should probably start wearing pants to bed if this is going to be a recurring event.

EW!
Thursday, March 27, 2014

ig winner

So the cafe inside my work has an instagram account, and all the employees who follow it have a chance to win a $25 gift card every week. I was pretty excited when I won last month. I was less excited about the photo they chose of me, but my instagram is devoid of selfies, so I forgive them.

Anyway, I was talking to my coworker who runs the instagram account, and he was saying how they make a big deal at the cafe when you get your gift card. And I was like, “Yeah, they even take your picture!” And he was like, “Wait, what… They don’t do that.” And then I realized that the guy who sells me my $9 pressed juice every morning took a picture of me on his cell phone for his own personal collection!

jimmy fallon ew gif

Filling the Gaps.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

what are you filling the gaps of your heart with?

DIY furniture, vodka, and bread pudding.

Let’s Get Lost.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

the last bookstore

Book tunnel (@ The Last Bookstore)

Brunch on Melrose.
Sunday, March 23, 2014

crunchy french toast - blu jam cafe

Fuckin’ french toast (@ Blu Jam Cafe)

Hello, Hollywood.
Sunday, March 23, 2014

hollywood sign @ hollyridge trail

Hiked the Hollywood sign in my Dodgers hat. Am I LA yet???

Sleepover.
Saturday, March 22, 2014

messy studio

The girls are spending the night at my place this weekend, and I’m over here building furniture like IDGAF.

EightyTwo.
Friday, March 21, 2014

eightytwo arcade bar dtla

Zangief mules + old school cool (@ EightyTwo barcade)

#FirstTweet
Thursday, March 20, 2014

mayanrocks first tweet ever

@mayanrocks: doing twitter wrong since ’08

Find your #FirstTweet here.

Fat Tuesdays.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

chocolate bread pudding - ramekin - los feliz

Every Tuesday, Deane and I go trolling for sweets in LA. We coincidentally started doing this on Fat Tuesday, not realizing it was Mardi Gras—we just wanted some pie! And so… Fat Tuesdays were born.

So far, we’ve been to Alcove (Los Feliz), The Pie Hole (DTLA), and Ramekin (Los Feliz). We went to Ramekin two Tuesdays in a row (and the Saturday in between!), because their chocolate bread pudding fixes things in the universe. So does their s’mores cookie. And their strawberry brick toast. That are all BAKED TO ORDER. Don’t even get me started on their earl gray ice cream.

Someday we’ll get to the other places on my sweets list, but today is not that day.

Home Depot.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

HOME DEPOT DUDE: So you want these cut at 22.5 inches?

ME: (showing him my measuring tape) Can you add one of these little guys?

HOME DEPOT DUDE: You mean 1/16th of an inch?

ME: Oh, is that what you call it…?

homer simpson hiding in bush gif

I never feel as stupid as I do when I’m at Home Deeps. I promise I’m, like, way smarter outside of the store (ignore my contradictory burnt toast post below).

Burnt.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

burnt bagel

This week’s edition of Mayan burns the toast.

Salud.
Sunday, March 16, 2014

tajin margarita - james republic - long beach

Tajin margarita (@ James Republic, Long Beach). Happy birthday, Karey!

Unsolicited facts about me.
Saturday, March 15, 2014

modern family - a kiss on the neck opens all kinds of doors

DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table
Thursday, March 13, 2014

DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table
DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table
DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table
DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table

I’m obsessed with all things Mid-Century modern, and when I saw this Co-Mod side table, I knew that I needed it in my life. But it was $345. And sold out. And $345. I felt like that needed to be mentioned twice.

Because I’ve mastered the art of assembling Ikea furniture (and tested many friendships along the way), I thought that I should try building this side table myself. I went to Home Depot, showed them a photo on my phone and was basically like, “HOW YOU DO DIS?” If you act like you don’t know what you’re doing (or you’re like me and you legitimately do not know what you’re doing), the good people at Home Depot will help you. They will tell you what paint brush you should use to apply clear coat. They will tell you what clear coat is. They will even cut your wood down to the exact size that you need at no extra charge.

Building this side table was easier than assembling an Ikea sectional sofa!

MATERIALS & TOOLS:

  • 1 – 1″x8″-10′ common board ($14)
  • 1 – 1″x6″-6′ common board ($4)
  • Wood Stain – I used Minwax Gel Stain in Hickory
  • Clear Coat – I used Minwax Polycrylic in Clear Satin
  • 16 – 1.75″ nails
  • 4 – Mid-Century modern legs – I used 12″ hairpin legs ($61)
  • Sandpaper
  • Hammer
  • Power drill

CUT LIST:

  • 1″x8″-10′ common board – 4 pieces that are cut 20″ long
    (the top & bottom boards)
  • 1″x6″-6′ common board – 2 pieces that are cut 14.5″ long
    (the side boards)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Sand your boards. I used 150 grit sandpaper and sanded in the direction of the grain until it felt smooth. After your boards are sanded, wipe them down with a damp cloth to remove excess sawdust before staining them. This is probably something you should do outdoors in a well-ventilated area and not inside your 500 square foot studio during the only weekend it rains in Los Angeles. I still have sawdust in places I didn’t know I could get sawdust.
  2. Stain your boards. Use gloves unless you want to have to keep explaining to everyone why your hands are brown for the next three days. You can use an old t-shirt, or if you’re a hoarder like me and can’t bear to part with your ‘I ♥ Haters’ shirt, you can get a pack of paint rags from Home Depot for $4 and use those instead. I used one to apply the stain to the wood and one to wipe off the excess. It dries pretty fast, so I was able to coat all sides without waiting. I only applied one coat, but you can apply more if you want it darker. Let the boards dry completely.
  3. Apply clear coat. I applied it to one side of the boards using a synthetic paint brush. Give it a couple hours to dry, then turn your boards over and apply it to the other side.
  4. Assemble your side table. Use two 20″ boards for the bottom, two 20″ boards for the top, and the remaining 14.5″ boards for the sides. Here’s a helpful diagram:
    DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table
  5. Nail the two top boards to the long edge of the side boards, and repeat on the bottom. Use two nails on each end of each board as pictured. I had someone hold the boards together for me while I hammered away.
  6. Mount the legs. I set the legs 2″ from the edges and marked where the screws would go. I pre-drilled pilot holes and screwed the legs on with sixteen 3/4″ screws. Depending on what kind of legs you buy, you might have a different method for attaching them.

You can build your own Mid-Century modern inspired side table for roughly $78 (for just the wood and the hairpin legs, if you happen to have the other materials). You really can’t beat that price or the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel after building something with your bare, wood-stained hands.

DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table

Other things pictured:
Painted succulent pots designed by me (DIY tutorial here)
Task lamp from Target
Beyoncé print designed by me (sold on Etsy)
Bedding from Anthropologie

I Woke Up Like This.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

4:22 PM Deane: when do they start serving pancakes? i get here like at 8am anyway
  Zack: WHY DO YOU GET HERE AT 8AM. I’m not even awake at that point.
4:23 PM Deane: my equinox class starts at 6/6:15am errryday, son. i like waking up early. makes me feel good about myself. then i eat birthday cake pancakes and $1 french toast.
4:25 PM me: i woke up at 8:30 today
  went to sleep cute woke up cute gif - bad girls club
4:26 PM Zack: Marion you own the internet. Seriously. Its so impressive.
Wood & Steel.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DIY side table

This is the start of something beautiful.

Pants Off.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TRADER JOE’S CASHIER: You just get out of work?

ME: Yeah, these heels are coming off as soon as I get home.

TRADER JOE’S CASHIER: I like to take my pants off right when I get home. I’m not even through the door yet, and I’m already unbuckling my belt.

You guys, I think I found the one <3

Fat Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

the pie hole los angeles

Am I doing this right? (@ The Pie Hole)

DIY: Painted Succulent Pots.
Sunday, March 2, 2014

DIY Painted Succulent Pots

DIY Painted Succulent Pots

DIY Painted Succulent Pots

DIY Painted Succulent Pots

DIY: Painted Succulent Pots

What you’ll need:
Clay pots in various sizes
Acrylic spray paint
Painter’s tape
Succulents
Potting Soil
Clear sealant (optional)

Directions:

Spray the clay pots with acrylic paint. I used Krylon spray paint in Mambo Pink, Flat White and Sea Glass.

Let them dry completely before taping off whatever pattern or shape your heart desires and painting them with an accent color. I used Krylon’s Gold Metallic spray paint for the triangles.

If you plan on keeping your clay pots outdoors, make sure you weatherproof them with clear sealant. Otherwise, you can go ahead and plant your succulents!

This is an easy way to add some color to your home. The hard part (for me anyway) is keeping the plants alive!

Do-It-Your Selfie Sunday.
Sunday, March 2, 2014

sunday do-it-your selfie - face mask

Sanding, staining and spray painting on this rainy Sunday. IDK why I thought these were things I could do inside my studio. Pretty sure I’m high right now.

In the End.
Saturday, March 1, 2014

I suppose in the end it’s almost too easy to look back and say what you should have done, how you might have changed things. What’s harder—what’s much, much harder—is to accept what you actually did do.

Currently.
Friday, February 28, 2014

LA rain + Local Natives.

rain gif

Local Natives – Colombia

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Get Through.
Friday, February 28, 2014

At home, at weekends or whatever, it wells up and I can’t handle it. But most of the time I can just about handle it, you sort of have to get through the day.

- Paul McCartney
Part of Me.
Thursday, February 27, 2014

katy perry: part of me - crying over russell brand katy perry: part of me - crying over russell brand
katy perry: part of me - crying over russell brand katy perry: part of me - crying over russell brand
Alcove.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

alcove cafe and bakery secret drawer

I wanted to tell you all my secrets, but you became one of them instead.

There’s a cafe in Los Feliz that has a table with drawers full of secrets inside. I didn’t leave one of my own tonight, partly because neither of us had a pen, but mostly because I was afraid someone I knew would find my note and recognize my impeccable penmanship.

Crumb.
Monday, February 24, 2014

donut chat

I’m going to file this conversation under “Reasons why we’re single.”

Above the Clouds.
Monday, February 24, 2014

baldwin hills scenic overlook - dtla

I love being on top of you.

Stairway to Hell.
Monday, February 24, 2014

culver city stairs

Because donuts. And dat ass.

Urban Lights.
Monday, February 24, 2014

LACMA urban lights

Lit @ LACMA.

The Worst.
Monday, February 24, 2014

ME ON FRIDAY:
Have fun in SF, Deane! I won’t go to Glazed Donut Bistro without you.

ME ON SATURDAY:

glazed donut bistro - west hollywood

The Definition of True Love.
Monday, February 24, 2014

oitnb - i threw my pie for you - crazy eyes

But would you throw your donut for me, be honest.

Braised Short Ribs.
Monday, February 17, 2014

croce's braised short ribs

new girl jess removed from the internet

Regret.
Monday, February 17, 2014

You can't change what's done, you can't go back in time, you can't try to change the hurt feelings or mend the broken hearts. All you can do is learn from your mistakes, and hope you will never regret anything as much as you do now.

Toxic.
Monday, February 17, 2014

not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring - daniell koepke

Queue.
Monday, February 17, 2014

I have a growing queue of things I know will make you laugh, and I don’t know where to put them.

- A Working List of Things I Will Never Tell You, Jon Sands
Twisted Logic.
Monday, February 17, 2014

twisted logic

Everyday.
Monday, February 17, 2014

i think about you everyday. asshole.

Free Donuts.
Friday, February 14, 2014

heart-shaped donuts

I’m eating my feelings, and they taste delicious.

From the Heart (and Other Parts).
Friday, February 14, 2014

I think you're really sexy. Even when we're 69ing and my nose is so close to your butt hole.

let's bang i mean let's hang no i didn't

Before I met you, I thought ass sex wasn't my thing.

You don't need a spoonful of sugar to make me go down.

django valentine

ja feel ja definitely feel

Four Hours Later.
Thursday, February 13, 2014

anthony - long ass phone call

…or what I get for answering Anthony’s phone call after ignoring him for two months. When I moved to LA, he used to call me every Sunday to see how I was doing. This was like eight Sundays worth of conversations!

Random.
Thursday, February 13, 2014

glee - gwyneth sexy everybody's got a random

One of my randoms who I haven’t seen or responded to in five years hit me up late last night. Who does that??? Please just forget about me, just like you seem to have forgotten that you have a girlfriend and babies at home.

I’m so sick of these fucks.

Disneyland.
Sunday, February 9, 2014

disneyland

Where the churros at???

Bonus.
Saturday, February 8, 2014

wednesday addams family dancing gif

…or me after my annual review this week!

A generous raise plus a bonus big enough to pay off my credit card debt? YES, PLEASE. Money can’t buy me love, but it can buy that $500 bedding set I’ve been eyeballing at Anthropologie. And sometimes that’s enough to keep me warm at night.

Paralysis.
Saturday, February 8, 2014

young the giant at the hollywood palladium

Young the Giant – Paralysis

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And lately I’ve been thinking
I’m not feeling anything at all
Will I survive in the dead of night?
And now the lights are fading faster
Save me from my disaster

Love in 2014.
Thursday, February 6, 2014

there's nobody else i'd rather lie in bed and look at my phone next to

Love, Tissue.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

i'm there when you're sad - trader joe's tissue

Trader Joe’s tissue, you my only friend.

Soft Spot.
Monday, February 3, 2014

soft spot in my heart

Unsolicited facts about me.
Monday, February 3, 2014

milo ventimiglia vampire movie

Beards are my kryptonite. So are neck bites.

Perhaps.
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Perhaps, somewhere, some day, at a less miserable time, we may see each other again.

- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
In the end.
Sunday, February 2, 2014

in the end only three things matter

Grow.
Sunday, February 2, 2014

grow where you are planted

Good advice from the birthday girl who gave me this print last Christmas ♥

Forget.
Sunday, February 2, 2014

I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.

- Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Don’t.
Saturday, February 1, 2014

don't promise when you're happy. don't reply when you're angry. don't decide when you're sad.

Gravity.
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Every morning, I wake up and forget just for a second that it happened. But once my eyes open, it buries me like a landslide of sharp, sad rocks. Once my eyes open, I’m heavy, like there’s too much gravity on my heart.

- Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer
Still.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

i still love the people i've loved, even if i cross the street to avoid them. - uma thurman, w magazine

Crumb.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Why don't you place just one crumb of basic human compassion on this fat-free muffin of sociopathic detachment? See how it tastes. - Girls Quote

The First Time.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.

- Maya Angelou
Take.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

all you do is take, and i've got nothing for you right now. - uptown girls

Rule #111.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

asshole | laws of modern man

Sandbox.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You know, he should be here for you right now. But when the great seesaw of life throws your cunt in a sandbox, he's a ghost, nowhere to be found. This is what he does.

Deflated.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

now i feel like you were never here balloon quote

Third Beer.
Monday, January 27, 2014

She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and because what difference does it make?

- Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Nothing Lovely.
Monday, January 27, 2014

there is nothing lovely about having to continuously convince someone to love you

Spilled Milk.
Monday, January 27, 2014

shadow-writer:

I cried today. 

For what we were 
and what we weren’t.

For what we could have been 
and what we could never be.

For what you changed in me 
and for what will never change. 

I cried because I knew you 
and because I never knew you at all.

And because I loved you 
and never got the chance to.

.
Monday, January 20, 2014

i am having a hard time

Obey.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

get hammered get nailed traffic sign

Obey your traffic signs.

Serious.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

the mindy project - danny castellano is my trainer the mindy project - danny castellano is my trainer the mindy project - danny castellano is my trainer
Better Mistakes.
Monday, January 6, 2014

let's make better mistakes tomorrow

If Only.
Sunday, January 5, 2014

if only i had checked myself - girl who wrecked herself

Pitter Pat.
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Erin McCarley – Pitter Pat (Acoustic)

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Pain takes my heart’s place
The love we made remains

Here’s to 2013.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Heart.
Saturday, December 28, 2013

shadow-writer:

The heart is
the greediest thing.
It wants
It wants
It wants
No matter what
it already has.
No matter who.
Say Something.
Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Great Big World – Say Something

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Say something, I’m giving up on you

Cookie Challenge.
Thursday, December 26, 2013

cookie challenge

This is how my crazy family does christmas!

Sliding a cookie from your forehead to your mouth isn’t easy (I know it’s hard to believe since I made it look so effortless).

$5 richer and missing these clowns already ♥

dwight howard cookie challenge

DIY Christmas Gift Tags.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

DIY christmas gift tags - typography - kraft paper - baker's twine

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

dulce de leche cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:
1 can (13.6 oz.) dulce de leche (you can find this at Target or most grocery stores next to the condensed milk in the baking aisle)
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Glaze:
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 tbsp chocolate liqueur or heavy cream

Directions:

Make the crust. Position an oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 325F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides. Spray parchment paper with non-stick spray.

Mix the graham crackers, sugar and butter. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of baking pan. Bake 10 minutes, then place on a cooling rack to cool for 5 minutes.

Make the filling. Spread the dulce de leche evenly over the graham crust, then place pan in refrigerator while you prepare the cream cheese layer.

Beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the sugar and continue to beat on medium-high for another 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Pour the cream cheese mixture over the dulce de leche layer and spread evenly, and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the center only slightly jiggles. Remove from the oven and cool completely-about 2 hours.

Glaze the cake. Heat the chocolate, butter, liqueur and light corn syrup in a double boiler or in a microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool for about 10 minutes. Pour the glaze over the cheesecake, tilting the pan to ensure the top is coated evenly. Chill for several hours-or at least 30 minutes before serving.

Lift the cheesecake from the pan using the parchment handles and slice into squares using a sharp knife, wiping it clean after each cut. Let the pan sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before you lift the bars out and cut them. The chocolate glaze will crack if you cut them while they are still very cold.

Crystallized.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

When the beat of my drum meets the beat of your heart
You know I couldn’t love any other, any other

Exactly one month till the 2014 Young the Giant CD replaces the 2010 Young the Giant CD in my car and my heart explodes.

Girls.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

girls season 3 premiere

Looks like I’ve locked down my birthday plans for 2014! Just kidding. The Golden Globes are also on that night.

Happy birthday, Pammie!
Monday, December 16, 2013

someecard birthday

You celebrate your own birthday on someone else’s birthday one time, and no one ever lets you forget it! Ha.

Brunch.
Monday, December 16, 2013

bru's wiffle - a waffle joint - chicken and waffles

Brunch at Bru’s yesterday with Deane and Sabrina. I slept for 13 hours after this meal.

Holiday Party.
Saturday, December 14, 2013

company holiday party

Happy hour followed by open bar at my company holiday party last night! Someone please bring me a breakfast burrito and gatorade. I’ll be in bed under the covers.

Toodaloo.
Friday, December 13, 2013

when people talk about my driving - but did you die? - the hangover - leslie chow meme

kevin hart - jesus take the wheel gif

The To-Do List.
Sunday, December 8, 2013

the to-do list - shocker definition

Currently.
Saturday, December 7, 2013

paul walker chat

Cranberry Bliss.
Saturday, December 7, 2013

cranberry bliss cookies

Homemade cranberry bliss cookies on this rainy Saturday! Recipe here.

JT.
Friday, December 6, 2013

I kicked off my Thanksgiving vacay last week with the girls and JT in the OC!

It wouldn’t be a Justin Timberlake show without Christine almost getting into a fight! Ha. The image of Christine with half of her body hanging out the car window as we drove off will stay with me forever.

Thanks to Pammie for risking her life to take these awesome vids!

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