Friday, April 08, 2016

weekend to do


can you tell this horse has become the center of our world? we are so in love. and love everything he is giving back. don't get me wrong - horse ownership is a huge commitment of time, and money. but I truly believe that it is worth every minute and every penny. what we are all learning is worth the sacrifices we have had to make. he is such a gift.

but meanwhile, things do have to get done!

around the house
tape up cement board in bathroom
finish planting out garden beds.

plant seeds (nasturtiums & sunflower) at the barn :)

enjoy the rain

Thursday, March 31, 2016

william krisel a.i.a.


there's a fabulous new book out on the architect of our home. (wonderful for any mcm lover - find it here.) it focuses on his work in palm springs, but also includes some glimpses of our neighborhood, including his own home on jumilla - as well as that of our dear friend and neighbor, Louise, (below) who is an original owner. (and an institution in her own right!)


we're looking forward to an event in our neighborhood in June celebrating Krisel. stay tuned!...

Monday, March 28, 2016


happy birthday Phantom! he turned 12 yesterday.

and we celebrated with horse & human friends - and strawberries.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

happy easter!


we're celebrating with our traditional neighborhood brunch and egg hunt, then off to the barn to celebrate a special birthday.

wishing you and yours a joyful easter, and happy spring!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

days of the horse

we've spent every day of spring break with Phantom. it is an absolute joy watching the girls get to know him, and him get to know us. we've done ground lessons: join-up, rope work and ground manners, and the girls have ridden him every day, dressage or trail.

he's a horse with a big personality. and somehow perfectly fits with the girls' personalities - as different as they are. i love watching them interact, individually, and together. their team effort in making this work has been noticed. i am very proud of them.


a month in, i couldn't be happier with our decision.

Friday, March 25, 2016

weekend to do


passport office visit (ugh)

around the house
catch-up on laundry & tidying that slipped during the break!
back to school baking
plan out veggie beds

celebrate easter!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

weekend to do


tonight we hopped on the 101 to an intimate show by letts - featuring paintings by our friend der baca

tomorrow i'm meeting my bestest oldest L.A. friend for brunch at Love & Salt. then D and I are meeting friends to try our hand at escaperoom L.A. (The Alchemist) and then grabbing a late dinner at The Black Sheep. (I love downtown L.A.!)

and john and I will sneak a visit to tomatomania in there too!

helloooo spring break!

whoo hoo!