Tag: nature

Playing Hooky (part I)

Even before the solstice officially marked the onset of summer, we have been feeling the change of season in everything we do.  You may find us on any given day, still in our pajamas at 11 am, reading books or hiding out in our “underwater-space- submarine-rocketship” (aka the couch cushions and blankets). At first, I must admit I was slightly…

Inspire

Inspire:  to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative. What is inspiring to you? Is it the thought-provoking quote you shared on Facebook about living life to its fullest, taking chances or loving out loud? The awesome backyard garden design that you saved on your Pinterest board or the creative…

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…

Our Favorite Time of the Year

I always thought that Christmas song, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams, should be rewritten about autumn.  It definitely is my most favorite time of the year for everything from fashion to food, time spent outdoors and certainly the holidays…Thanksgiving being my favorite holiday ever. I think it’s the cozy factor and the turning inward that…

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…

Moving Right Along

And just like that, this little boy of mine is turning 5…5!!!! How in the world did this happen? I feel like we were just celebrating his first birthday and now here he is at this new turning point in his life and I’m standing by feeling equally proud and bewildered at the same time.  We had a party in…