Monday, March 31, 2008

tea for three


unseasonably cool here yesterday. we spent a lot of it working in the yard, tending the veggie patch and prepping for the shed, then broke for a tea party complete with freshly baked cranberry scones and a hot cup of tea (panda berry for the girls, and genmaicha for me).

happy monday.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

natural pest control

with a nasty infestation on my native sunflower bush, we turned to the ladies for help...

pest control

thanks ladies!

Friday, March 28, 2008

for my laptop

which i won't be hauling around as much when i have a home office ;)

moop bag

perhaps it will get more use filled with mail as i ride my bike to our local mbe! (can you tell i am excited about this home office deal?)

i love this bag from moop::handmade bags. it is just the right size. (largish). and has pockets and rings on the interior. the strap feels good on my shoulder and the craftsmanship is fantastic. (living up to their credo.)

i have a lot of thick (thick - about 1/2 inch!) felt around and hope to fashion some kind of cozy for the laptop as well. hmmm...

thanks for the support as always. have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


daydreamingheath vase

we have gone ahead and put a down payment on a home office. we found a deal we couldn't turn down (a gently used model from a design-show). and in the end it will be better than renting a space off-site, which looked like my only other option. i could feel the weight lift off my shoulders as i entered our incredibly over-crowded home office this a.m., filled to the gills with crafting, homeowners accumulations and my recently moved files and books from work. the new office will be primarily a space for me to work-work. that is at my "job". it arrives next week (!). lots of prep to begin - i shall share as we progress!

(oh and melissa - the little vase is what the bunny brought me, and cup one of my heath purchases. you can see the larger bowl here. more blue and orange... xo)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


blue and orange

did i mention we visited heath ceramics while up north? i have wanted to for some time, but hadn't had the opportunity. it was fantastic. their vintage tiles are so beautiful. (and have inspired a summer project.) and so much orange and blue and brown - love.

picnic @ heath ceramics

we had a picnic outside in their courtyard, then naturally one of the little had to use the bathroom, so we got an up close and personal look at the kilns and some molds too. (the staff was so lovely and welcoming.) and came home with a few pieces as well.

then received a little extra on easter morning.

thanks bunny. xo

hope your week is going well...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

happy easter :: happy spring

drying in the sun

invited the neighborhood kids (and adults) to colour eggs on the driveway on a perfect socal day...

hope yours is the same!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


just back from a much needed get-away up to the bay area.

back now to the grind. tempered with generous doses of tea and berries to help along the way.


{thanks you guys for your love and hospitality - we miss you already!}

Friday, March 14, 2008

mellow yellow

ca sunflower bloom

friday already? feeling much better, though the time change thing seems harder this go round. luckily, it has been a gorgeous week. and taken up by digging in the dirt. the natives we planted last year are all starting to bloom. {i am so loving the yellow flowers on this california sunflower bush (encelia californica) we planted around the turtle pond. as is the turtle.(for her lunch)} we have our little starter plants going for the veggie beds, and there is nothing i would rather be doing than working in the yard. unfortunately, there is a lot of stuff i should be doing.

with that. we are off to the bay area for a few days of escape - to mellow out - and to spend some time with much missed friends.

{yay for spring break!}


Friday, March 07, 2008

a little green


these are from a set of doll furniture made by my great-aunt jess - much played with when I was a child, and now by my girls.

i am feeling a little green myself. hence the lack of posts for this lovely green week. i have been enjoying the sightings of others! thanks so much emily for the inspiration.

have a great weekend

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


e calls it the green chair.
k, the birthday seat.


was acquired during a busy move of some dear friends. we are holdling onto it for them.

we will see you soon ramblers. can't wait. xo

Monday, March 03, 2008

for green week

more info here

on my way to work

these hills on my drive to work are only green for a couple of weeks each year. those few precious weeks after the rain and before the heat. my favorite time here.

i will be working from home in a few weeks. no longer commuting. will not miss the driving. but will somewhat miss the drive. i enjoy the solitude. traffic doesn't bother me. i listen to the radio, and take in the subtle clues to the los angeles seasons the hills provide.

it will be good to do this without the car.