Howdy! How was your weekend? Mine was FAB. We hit the beach, hiked through the mountains, slurped smoothies, worked on projects, slept in, and just generally enjoyed being together. Yesterday I spent some time playing with these interesting flowers I got from the farmer’s market – they feel like paper and don’t smell like anything, […]

Look at these two. Seriously, the loveliest couple. I got to spend Saturday at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, documenting Mike and Meghan’s beautiful day. And beautiful it was – Meghan is one of those brides who just has an eye for design and details. She DIY’ed most of the decor and really, it rocked. The […]

From Above

Aug 11, 2012

Since moving back to the land-o-the-sun, I can now look at photos like these and not be totally depressed. These lovely shots are part of photographer Gray Malin’s aerial project – he jumps into a helicopter (because you know, that’s just what you do) and he shoots famous and not-so-famous beaches across the world. Aren’t […]

It’s Friday Baby

Aug 10, 2012

Happy happy Friday! This has been such a crazy week, I sort of neglected some of the other cool posts I had rolling around my head. Ah, well. Next week. (Thanks for the sweet comments and emails about my last post – it’s times like those that really make the blogosphere feel like a close community. […]

Dad taking a picture of Mom taking a picture of Dad.  So yesterday my sister Kate came for a visit. It was a quick, but wonderful visit. We had such a great time. Delicious dinner, coffee date, beach time, walks, Cajun Kitchen breakfast, laughter, and good conversations. And there was a fair amount of picture […]

Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors, and some of my first memorable and enjoyable reading memories are tied to his stories. The first book Matthew and I ever read aloud to each other was my old worn copy of James and the Giant Peach. It was back from my elementary school days – a book […]

 Since we’ve moved into our new place, I’ve kept the cooking pretty simple. Don’t get me wrong, I L-O-V-E to cook – but our new kitchen is small and I’ve been preoccupied with a million other things. We’ve been noshing on salads, bruschetta, burritos, and other easy throw-together sort of meals. Not really share-worthy. But […]

It’s August folks! I’m really happy: Summer is truly HERE. (Who am I kidding, this is Santa Barbara. Well, it’s my first real Summer in years, so I’m celebrating with gusto.) Summertime makes me want to have a huge al fresco dinner party on the deck and invite everyone I love. I’m thinking bruschetta, asparagus, […]