Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Discovering Ben's Garden and Pretty Trays

Hello! Today I want to share with you guys a sweet little company that has recently gotten on my radar and I am now obsessed with. It's called Ben's Garden and they specialize in beautiful glass decoupage trays that are beyond lovely and wonderful catchalls.


Friday, April 24, 2015

'Eating Rome' a Fantastic Trip Through the Eternal City




Life has been crazy busy, more than I can even share in one post, but this week I had to make time for a book I promised I would review. I began this lovely book on vacation and finished this week. It was a wonderful escape, engrossing and transporting which I really need right now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gardening as a Workout



We just got back from a little getaway. So much to catch up on like laundry, but yesterday morning I spent four hours working in my yard. After seeing the gorgeous gardens all over Santa Barbara I was motivated to get back there and clear things out. I could have worked out, but this was far better than a workout. I challenge anyone to give up working out one day a week and do a few hours in the yard. It's a fantastic workout for the legs, back, arms and core. Seriously.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

California Girl Carolyn Murphy's Style

I've admired Carolyn Murphy's homes, personal style, and green living ethic for a long time. 


This home was featured in old House & Garden. I really miss that magazine.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter, Passover and spring break. I love this whole spring break thing for the chance to take a breather, live in the moment and see all the beauty blossoming around us. I'm hoping that means some quality time with my kids and family this week. Just being together without having much to do is a gift. That means more time for games, movies, cooking and well, hanging out. I think I love that best of all.