Tuesday, September 29, 2009

darn it.

cute shoes i bought k are a 1/2 size too small. she wore them for approximately 20 minutes then couldn't take it any more! any chance you want them?

(you can find them retail here.)

my mistake
Morgan and Milo
Kids Avril Metallic (Gold)
size 11.5

(payments accepted through paypal)


and the book. well, since reading this biography, i have been watching the thrift for this one. and yay! finally found it.

sometimes you win sometimes you lose...

Monday, September 28, 2009

planting ideas

i always know that there will be good finds at the goodwill when i find a stack of vintage sunset books ... got me thinking about our garden.

sunset '53

it is cooler (only in the 90s!) and a holiday from school, so we have spent the day working in the yard. thinking about fall - and all the goodness it brings to our garden.


i took a bunch of succulent cuttings from a neighbor in exchange for tending her garden while she went on elderhostel to san francisco. i let them dry out and have stuck them in the ground - safely away from the chickens. (still want to go for a succulent wall. found the perfect foundation for it.)

thanks for all the bday wishes. it was well spent visiting theodore payne with two of my favourite people. then with those i love most eating at a new favourite restaurant. (love finding spots like this close to home.) then on to cake with my freighbours. i am a lucky girl.

happy fall!

Friday, September 25, 2009

counting to 39


39 pencils in our "junk drawer"
39 steps down the sidewalk
39 sips from the water glass
39 inches around my hips
39 minutes to the hour
39 dollars (and change)in my wallet
39 blueberries with our waffles
39 chapters in the book
39 th parallel through California
39 degrees the high today
39 multiplied by 1 (me) is 39

39 years since i was born

(this is harder than i thought. i'm stopping now to enjoy my day.)

Thursday, September 24, 2009


part II of my piece on (sub)urban chicken keeping over at sewgreen!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

my mom would be so proud

my first macrame project.

my mom would be proud

a rope for our bell. (our signal to the kids that its time to come home and get ready for bed!)

makes me recall all those great macrame items from my 70s childhood. (like this, this and even this.)

i have told my neighbours that macrame is hot right now. really. but they don't seem to believe me. maybe its over and i missed it? (i do see a wall hanging in my future though. sorry d.)

loving this book. (found via lena corwin)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

hello fall

hard to believe with temperatures still in the triple digits. but the calendar tells me you have arrived. i thought i noticed you last night in the shadows. i am glad you are here.

please put away yours swimsuit soon - and bring out those sweaters. (don't tell the kids i said so - they are still happy playing in the pool.)


Sunday, September 20, 2009

getting our sea-legs

we are slowly adjusting to our 'back-to-school' routine. it has been hard - especially on the littlest bug. but she loves school, coming home to tell me that 'today was the best day ever mama, and i think tomorrow will be even best-er!'

a day at sea
a day at sea
a day at sea
a day at sea
a day at sea

we spent yesterday with dear friends, on their boat. the plan was to travel to santa cruz island and spend the day exploring, but the waves were too rough to go ashore so we spent an amazing day gazing at the beauty of the island while hanging on deck - and swimming in the deep blue sea. perfect.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009



I'm told is great.

It just keeps getting better and better. I love you big girl. Happy Birthday!