Rusty J update and NEW pages.

I was at work again yesterday while Rusty and Nicolle continued working on the video, and tonight (1/31) Rusty J is playing the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip!!

If you can come let me know! We would love to see you, It is:
Tonight 1/31/13
Whisky A Go Go

Rusty J goes on at 11 PM

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After almost a year I finally updated my “About” & “Film Making” pages! They may change (for the better hopefully) but this is a pretty good look into who I am and what I do.

I would love your thoughts and constructive criticism. What else would you like to see included? What isn’t clear?

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

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Back to Bones

Yesterday and today for the first time since November I am back with the Bones Crew! So glad to be back working with an amazing cast and crew.

We are still shooting Rusty J’s music video but I’m MIA for these two days. Nicolle and Rusty J will continue with out me, which is great, I cannot wait to see the footage later this week!

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One of my favorite things about this studio is how many friends I run into, I even get to run into my father here some days!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Rusty J Music Video day 4!

Here’s to another awesome day!!
Life is good, God is great 🙂

So we started off slow this morning, relaxing at the house together. I made up some scrambled eggs & home fried potatoes.

We headed on a couple errands, went to Malaga Cove (great views), by the Redondo Beach pier again, then met up with Nicolle and Nick to shoot!

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This is Rusty J and Tom talking in The Sunshine Kite Company on the Redondo pier. (Also check out the video)

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Later everyone came with us to shoot some awesome secret music video stuff, I really wish I could share but I promised not to!

Then dinner! I was going to cook up some chicken but instead we headed to one of my favorite places in Old Town Torrance, La Capillia

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Here’s all of us earlier today in Malaga cove!

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Nick, Nicolle, Rusty J, Sierra

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Rusty J Music video day 3!

Day 3 shooting Rusty J’s new music video went great!

The day started off with a trip to Hollywood Presbyterian Church on Rodeo Drive. We went to the contemporary service which was great!

After we got back to the house I stayed home to download and organize some footage from the Go Pro cameras (and do some much needed laundry) while the guys when hiking! Rusty J and Riley hit the gorgeous bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Palos Verdes. It was a perfect California day for hiking.

(Rusty will post about this for you soon, Rustified.com)

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Since I cannot share many photos from the actual shoot here is some of Sierra and I running a Go Pro on Rusty’s awesome steady cam rig!

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After some more shooting we went to this awesome Hootenanny at the Urban Homestead in Pasadena, CA.

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Long story short an awesome friend of Rusty’s invited him and us and it was a blast! Amazing people, great energy, relaxing, & fun.

They had wonderful, organic, non GMO food with vegan/vegetarian options!

Rusty even got a chance to play a few of his incredible songs for us all! Everyone loved it!!

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Please check out Urban Homestead and their porch farm stand in the city!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Rusty J Music Video Day 2!

First off thank you all so much!!!! We just broke 1000 page views!

Wahhhooooooooo!

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So Rusty J music video day 2!

We started our Saturday meeting good friends for coffee.

Then filmed some secret video goodies

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Then we met back up with Rusty’s awesome cinematographer (& one of my best friends) Nicolle and shot some more incredible footage! Here’s a sneak peek (shhh don’t tell Rusty I showed you these!) 😉

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After that we got a much needed chance to relax.

Later Rusty J and I made dinner and shot a new episode of Rusty J’s “Lets Cook Something Good” We made my “Tuesday night” Tacos and Spanish Rice!

We ended the night around the fire pit with incredible people. We had Rusty J , Nicolle, Sierra (pictured above), James, Riley, Hannah, Jimmy, Nick, Lindsey , and Heather.

I have a drawer full of old scripts that needed to be shredded (cannot throw these away) so we tossed them in the fire pit

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See you tomorrow! Have a great Sunday!!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Rusty J Music video day 1!

Rusty J is here in LA! We are all so happy and today we are shooting his 5th Music Video. Here’s a quick look at today!!

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(This is in Redondo Beach, ca)

UPDATE: Around Midnight we headed into the valley for a late night hike in Laurel Canyon. Rusty J knew of this awesome spot where you can see the entire valley so we hiked up, got scared by coyote noises, and had a blast.

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Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Facts about fertile and infertile chicken eggs

Hi all!!

Here is a wonderful informative blog by The Chicken Chick . One of the many awesome blogs I try to keep up with! This is something I know very little about as I don’t have a rooster and I am still learning this whole chicken keeping thing!

Check out her post:
Facts and Myths about Fertile Eggs

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And as always please visit-
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Eggs!

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First off I apologize for the state of my coop in these pictures, (I’m cleaning it out today)

Last night I was showing a friend my chickens and their coop via a cell phone flashlight and found 5 eggs!

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I really should have been checking the nesting boxes! The first week Starla was laying she laid on the coop floor or in the run (even though I have golf balls in the boxes). Everyday since I’ve checked twice a day and collected at least 1 egg everyday. So I was a bit shocked to find 5 eggs that appear to be from one of the my Red girls.

Counting these new 5, my girls have laid 20 eggs in 2 weeks! I’m so excited to finally be able to share them with friends and family 🙂

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I marked the found 5 with an X since I will need to check them before they are eaten. Since they were not collected promptly they definitely need to be water tested. I will post this when I do it. It cannot be done until we are ready to eat them as doing this will disrupt the cuticle and ultimately let bacteria into the egg

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What is your egg production difference from winter to summer? Is it minimal or extreme? How many eggs do you get per hen a day in the summer/winter?

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

My grandmother’s friend used to bring this cake to her house when I was young. Everyone always loved it!

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This is one of those quick whip up cakes when you don’t have time to bake from scratch. Although I really want to test out a recipe for this from scratch. Soon Lindsey and I will do this! (I just informed her of this)

Until we do that, there is the recipe as it is now:

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

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• Start with 1 box yellow cake mix and one large box (or 2 small) Pistachio Pudding add to a mixing bowl and mix well.

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• Add 4 eggs, 1 C. Water, 1/2 C. Oil, & 1/2 tsp Almond extract (I used 1 tsp. vanilla extract as well)

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• Scoop out 1 1/2 C batter into another bowl.

• Add 1/4 C. Chocolate Syrup and mix well.

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• Alternate scoops of both into a bunt pan.

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• Bake @ 350 for 50 minutes. Check at 40 minutes.

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Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Banana “Pancakes” Gluten free

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My new friend Jessie texted me today to show me her recipe for Banana “Pancakes”. She came over and made them with Lindsey, Nicolle, & I. They are gluten free, completely flour free pancakes, almost more of a crepe.

The ratio is 1.5 Banana to every 2 eggs. Depending on how much you want to make.

• Slice up you banana. I think we did 6 bananas.20130120-225841.jpg20130120-225851.jpg

• Put your bananas in a bowl and add eggs. (We had 6 bananas so we used 8 eggs.)

• Mash them together, leaving some medium/small chunks.

• Oil your griddle very well, Coconut oil is best. Though coconut oil will start to scorch if it gets to hot.

• Cook them like a pancake. Keeping the griddle well greased throughout.

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• Cover a plate with paper towels for excess oil.

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We ate ours without any syrup or toppings and they rocked! Though they would be good with honey or jam as well.

Try them out and let us know what you think!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site