I’m a California native, globetrotter, and polyglot with a serious weakness for jalapeño flavored kettle chips. I’ve been a teacher, a tutor, a writer, an illustrator, a digital marketer, and a translator. Right now I spend my weekdays as an SEO specialist in a shiny building in downtown LA.
I live with my girlfriend Anna in a little blue house just outside of LA.We spent the better part of the past year renovating our little house so that we could live in it, and I documented the process here. We cook a lot, we hike a lot, and we drink a lot of wine. We’re also saving up to embark on an epic journey in our van Cecilia, starting in spring 2018.
From where it began as a place for me to showcase my portfolio, this blog has morphed into a place for me to share various bits of my life – my knitting projects, cooking adventures, and brief travelogues.
I decided to call it Avocado House because that is what my girlfriend and I are calling the little house that we’re remodeling. It’s my parents’ back house, and in learning about the history of the place we discovered it was originally a house for avocado grove workers to live, built in the 1920s. So of course, it’s now called the Avocado House.
I thought it would be a fitting name for the blog as well. I could say it’s about making things, change and history, using your own hands to improve life etc. – but really, I just like how it sounds. 🙂