Controlled Chaos -- Taking A Certain Word Out Of Your Vocabulary


So... it was in this batch of reads that one book in particular, Living In The Light by Shakti Gawainnot only taught me how to tap into my intuition (the most powerful thing I've done since I had that book in my hands), but also introduced me to a singular notion in particular that would alter my decision making from that point on. Truly, just one little line -- 

Holiday Time -- Wrapping Things Up


It seems every year I get closer and closer to easy street, which is quite fulfilling amidst the chaos that is the holidays

Thanksgiving -- Simple Is The New Complicated


Getting in the mood for Thanksgiving and keeping things simple, as usual. As a creature of habit and tradition on this one, the word simplicity rises to a whole other level. I remain a don't fix it if it 'aint broke fangirl.

In The Kitchen -- Just Olive Oil + Salt


I've been keeping things pretty lax in the kitchen lately. The solar vortex in California this year might have a little something to do with it. 

'Aint No Cure For The Summertime Blues...


Sun time, swim time, beach time, mini-travels time (Ojai, Palm Desert, La Jolla, Tomales Bay, Petaluma, San Francisco), and a perfect chunk of doing-nothing time.

Little Things -- Backyard Chicken Envy


Lately, it seems I'm as likely to encounter a chicken in a friend's backyard as I am to find a dog on their couch. And I'm feeling a little envious.

New York, New York


At the beginning of the year, we had a unique opportunity to grab a NYC trip with the kiddos. Getting out there had been in the queue for a long while, so when fully-furnished, top floor digs overlooking Central Park landed in our lap, the deal was sealed. We quickly traded mid-eighty degree So Cal weather (in January!) for mid-twenties. And we couldn't have been happier...