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Old School Planners (GIVEAWAY!)
Lifestyle, Wellness

Old School Planners (GIVEAWAY!)

Author’s note: We originally published this article two weeks ago, but because you guys liked it so much, we’re republishing it with a Passion Planner giveaway! The rules are simple. Follow @thelodownblog and @passionplanner on Instagram AND tell us what your goal for 2016 is by commenting below! Then, click on […]

Make Them Again: Stuffed Peppers
Food

Make Them Again: Stuffed Peppers

Author’s note: We originally published this article for Halloween 2014 but I’ve gotten so many requests for the recipe that we’re re-posting it to the front page for a bit.  Enjoy!  These are one of my absolute favorites! Another Thursday in October, another spooky Halloween recipe for your culinary pleasure. […]

A E S T H E T I C S
Lifestyle

A E S T H E T I C S

I was the poster child for hair-envy throughout middle school. Blessed with pin straight hair, I’d wake up in the morning, get ready, and go to school. Combing, or styling my strands, was always optional. But, when the world lost its love affair for straight hair, my genetic blessing became […]

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches
Food, Lifestyle

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

Know what I love?  A delicious, ice cream sandwich.  Let’s be honest – if you like cookies, and/or ice cream you love an ice cream sandwich also.  I was first introduced as a college student at UCLA (there’s a famous shop in Westwood) and ever since then I’ve been hooked. […]

Tiger Balm Madness
Beauty

Tiger Balm Madness

In honor and celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, I’m going to pay homage to my Chinese heritage by sharing with you a couple of my grandmother’s best kept health secrets. Growing up Asian-American, her voice was constantly, if not always, in my head. “Your skin will become more […]