My mom is one talented lady–she’s an amazing cook, she has a green thumb, and she made a great deal of my clothes when I was growing up. Luckily, her interests have rubbed off on me (although the gardening one took a L-O-N-G time–in fact, my mom kept giving me cacti as presents all the way through high school because I had trouble keeping plants alive!).
I love to learn about other cultures, and living in Los Angeles has definitely given me many opportunities to do so. The Mexican holiday of Dia de muertos/dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cultural holiday I’ve been exploring more in recent years, especially after my friend, Jenna, invited me to Dia de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
As an adult, a night of fun is often expected to involve glasses of wine, appetizers, music, and lots of small talk. I have to admit that I often miss being a kid when pulling out a board game was the obvious choice for how to have an evening full of fun. Luckily, I’m still very much a kid at heart, and I manage to indulge my love of board games every now and then. Mancala has definitely been a favorite game, since it’s one of the few games my husband will humor me with (he is decidedly not a game person!). We’ve played countless rounds with our lizard mancala board, which is one of my favorite collaborative projects with him.