My name is Diana Elizabeth. I'm a photographer, writer, graphic designer, model, and former journalist who had memorable days reporting from the LA red carpet for E! Online. Here I share my home life, work, and efficient lifestyle solutions.

My husband and I live in a restored 1952 red brick home that sits on a former citrus grove in Phoenix. I enjoy home decor, sewing and gardening. This is a glimpse into my life, travel, and work and the things that I discover along the way - with camera in hand.

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I know that you love efficiency, life shortcuts, quick solutions, because that’s why you’re here!

We are entering pie season – and I am so excited about it. Today I’m sharing an easy pie snack to make this fall and into the holidays using only three ingredients! This will be a lifesaver for the potlucks, parties, or last minute guests that pop over – a great quick snack for after work or school.

These pies are simple to make and healthy too, and so easy kids can help make them.



The three main ingredients are:

  • Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • Light & Fit® Greek Apple Pie Yogurt
  • Reddi-wip®

Any additional ingredients you have around the kitchen is a bonus – like a bowl of fruit that just so happen to be fall colors and go with your theme!

You could top your pies with candy and be as creative as you want.


You can find the main three pie ingredients at Walmart – the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts can be found in the pie filling aisle, Reddi-wip® in the milk/creamer section, and Light & Fit® Greek Apple Pie Yogurt in the dairy yogurt aisle.


Easy Pie steps:

1. Scoop Light & Fit® Greek Apple Pie Yogurt into the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts - this will be the base of your pie, so clever to be apple pie yogurt, right? I used two yogurt cups in order to fill six pie crusts.


2. The bonus part – add fruit or additional fillings. I had on hand some fruit – so I added apples, oranges, pear and bananas.


3. Top the pie with Reddi-wip®


Maybe sprinkle on some cinnamon or cinnamon sugar because it just looks even sweeter and adorable, and serve!


Just like that, you’re a mini-Martha. I love pies, especially ones featuring fruit. What would you add to yours?

Find more effortless pie ideas here just in time for the holidays!

Easy Recipes, Home + Garden

When I was a photographer (I mean, I still am), I always wanted my work to be published – blogs, magazines and even a book later, we can say that goal has been met.

Now that I’m blogging and focusing on home decor – or as some associate me with home, I really would love our home featured somewhere. Wayfair has an e-magazine out and asked to use photos of our kitchen and though it’s not technically a mass print magazine, I’ll still do cartwheels. It’s Wayfair, after all!


Wayfair’s October @ Home E-Mag here - we’re on page 21, and by we I mean our kitchen. Take a peek and get inspired by other rooms.

If you want to see a kitchen tour, see this post.


I’m back from Boston, attending the Home Conference by Wayfair and visiting friends in DC (technically Virginia).

I’ll post more about that later! xx


Decor, Home + Garden

#shop#OreoThinsAreIn #CollectiveBias


Did I ever tell you my story about how I came to love coffee? It was a very confusing process, you see. My Yun Yun had these delicious coffee candies as many grandmas do, and I loved them as all little children do. One morning when I elementary school age, I was eating breakfast and my dad brewed his usual cup of coffee – black, usually.

“Mmmmm, that smells good,” I said.
“Try it,” my dad suggested.

I took a sip, and I couldn’t swallow. I ran to the kitchen sink, making spitting noises as my dad laughed.

I never drank coffee again, not even through college until one day, a coworker suggested an iced vanilla latte and then I was hooked. I would get one on my way to work, grab another for lunch as a reward – an incentive to get me through the day. I was going through a tortured time in my career – battling wanting to leave my corporate job in marketing to go out on my own and do graphic design and photography full time. Coffee stops at the time, became my excuse to take a break or a reward for sticking it through.

Then, there was my 10-day South of France trip which made me love espresso shots after lunch. Have you ever picked up habits from a trip, or something you learned from another country that now works into your daily routine?


Thin or small cookies are always a great treat with a shot of espresso – especially since the cup is quite petite. There’s something to be said about the charm of daintiness.

Now that I work at home on my own schedule, coffee and snacks become more of an indulgence and the caffeine is fuel to keep doing what I love through the day, opposed to an incentive to continue showing up to work! I even have to make myself take a lunch break or else I’ll work all day without stopping.


How I relax while working from home:

  • Turn on Pandora’s “relaxation radio” station – it’s like being at a spa!
  • Clean/organize desk – put papers, receipts, pens away or make stacks
  • Head to kitchen and make a drink and snack
  • If necessary, go through paper piles and organize, I find this relaxing too!
  • No checking email for at least 15 minutes, it can wait.
  • Catch up on some of my favorite blogs.

Have you checked out the new OREO Thins? It’s like the cookie Gods just knew my espressos needed a buddy.

They come in three flavor varieties: original, mint and golden. Mint is my absolute favorite! They are thinner in comparison to the signature OREO and a little crispy, but not like a chip, just thinner all around – the cookie and the filling. It’s enough to hit the sweet craving and it’s the biscuit cookie to my espresso.


I think they are also very pretty.

I stopped into CVS after picking up some lunch to go, and needed a few more beauty products for a trip. I have an awesome habit of going in for one thing and coming out with twenty. Your story too?


When you are on the hunt for them, just stand there and look carefully, it can be tricky to find them since there are many OREO versions so just take your time – they are there! Find OREO on Facebook.

Enter this giveaway to win! Imagine all the OREO Thins you could buy with your winnings!

Oreo Thins at CVS

I’ve shared how I plan to take a time out with new, thinner, crispier, OREO Thins from CVS- now tell me which flavor you’d like to take a break with!

Easy Recipes, Home + Garden

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