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Inside Out

While the rest of the country is anxiously awaiting an end to the wrath of the Polar Vortex, we Californians have been waiting for the rains to come and fill our reservoirs and water our gardens and crops.  It seems that we all want what we can’t have, doesn’t it?  The days here have been unseasonably warm (and dry) and…

The Boys of Summer

Tomorrow, my (not-so-little-anymore) little guy starts kindergarten.  These last weeks of summer leading up to school have been more unstructured than normal for us and we are craving the rhythm of the school year to begin. I certainly know that I am as the mama, but I see that Levi is as well. Several of his friends have already begun…

Let It Be

I think I could sit here and look at this screen all night, not exactly sure where to begin.  As I went about my day today I had so many thoughts playing over and over in my head; things I thought I wanted to say, but the words aren’t coming out yet in the way I hear them internally.  I…

Berry Time

This year our garden has gone sadly very, very awry.  Something mowed down all of our greens that had just started to sprout a few weeks before we left for vacation, the lettuce had all bolted by the time we returned. It seems the watering system didn’t do a very effective job while we were gone because a few of…

Dear Edna

Dear Edna…that was the blog name I originally wanted to use, but unfortunately someone already beat me to it, because the domain name was taken.  I chose Coffee & Lilacs for several reasons…I love coffee, lilac is my favorite flower scent, it’s a reference to one of my favorite songs, but the combination of coffee and lilacs evokes a very…

Freshly Squeezed

We returned home last week from cold and rainy Chicago to the warm and bright California sunshine that we so love.  As soon as we walked out of the airport and our noses hit the air outside, Levi declared, “It smells like California!”  It was a wonderful visit, packed full of activity and visits with family and friends.  I have…

A New Year

We welcomed in the new year with a hike through the woods with some friends on a glorious northern California day. The sun was high and bright, the ground was cool, drying out from all the rain and the air smelled of eucalyptus and bay leaves as the boys scurried along the path in front of us. It was a…