Window Herb Garden

This week I was commissioned to create a window herb garden with my coffee can art. YAY! Fun! So, I spent the early part of the week shopping and fetching supplies, then today I got busy on the project. I picked out 6 cans and painted them with that rusty coffee can look, and thought it best…

Barrel Rings

WELL, it’s been a year and I’m excited to announce that the blank wall in my breakfast nook is no longer blank. I’ve toyed with many ideas over the past few months, but inspiration didn’t come to me until a few weeks ago when my boss’s wife had some old barrel rings and staves hanging…

How I Tackled 4 DIY Projects with a set of Twin Sheets

My laundry room is the catch-all room. Lately, it has been driving me crazy how messy it is. The room is a very small space where my washer and dryer barely fits on one side, and directly across is a wash basin that is always full of crap such as; rags, shop towels, plastic grocery…

Make a Plan. Develop a System.

A couple months back I went on a business meeting with a client and their entire staff. I got dressed up, spent the day in Orange County with realtors and loan officers, ate lunch, and headed back over the hill to my home office. It was a great day. I felt so grown up. The…

Blank Wall.

Sometimes its so hard to be patient. Why is that? I sold my pretty little kitchen cupboards about 3 weeks ago, and the blank wall is staring me down. Its begging to be prepped and painted and donned with pretty little trinkets and marquee lettering. I whisper to it from my work station…soon, my friend…very…

No Water.

Thursday morning I woke up and dragged a cup of coffee over to my laptop like I do every morning. I was stoked to get an email from my employer letting me know the rain had caused some problems at work, so I didn’t need to come in. YAY! Extra day off! This worked out…

Rainy Day Project

Last week we had some pretty wet days…gloomy and cold, it was glorious! I get a giggle at Californians who forget what WEATHER is. Two days of rain and everyone is going on and on about “El Nino”. Haha…hello folks, its just RAIN. That said, since we weren’t going anywhere and the new year still hadn’t…

John + Jane.

There was not much of a gift exchange at our house this year, which gave me the blues. I love being able to shower my kids and my husband with gifts. It just wasn’t going to happen this year. So, my soul searched for the “true meaning” of the season. Oh yes, we are SO…

Welcome 2016.

I look forward to the new year. The past two have been particularly challenging. It has been a learning experience; the struggles my husband and I have dealt with have proven that our relationship is strong, and we make a great team. For that I am so very grateful. In 2014 my “resolution” was to…

What’s the Point?

Ah the age old question. One I’ve asked myself a GA-zillion times. As I near my 50th birthday, it has all become so very clear. It’s all about the now. It’s about my people. It’s about breathing in and breathing out. We all need goals, don’t get me wrong, I think that is very important….

Busy Bee.

I woke up this morning with a thousand ideas. I love those days, when anything seems possible. This blog was part of that. I’m a busy mom. Even if I wasn’t a mom, I’d be a busy person. I have dogs, cats, a messy husband, and about 5 different careers. Its an awesome (and exhausting)…