Each Day Is Fresh… With No Mistakes

So here we are in 2012! That means the 80’s were 30 years ago. So crazy. Okay back to the present… I chose a word for this year that I’ve probably chosen before but really need to concentrate on it this year and that is… wealth. I’m talking about building wealth in regards to […]

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday. This shot is of the Christmas lights in Peterborough, UK near the cathedral. Even though we miss being in England on vacation… we are having a lovely holiday here in sunny CA. Lots of good food and hanging out with family.


Back from England

We were so lucky this year to be able to visit England during (our) Thanksgiving week. Most places had their Christmas lights up already and shop windows were fabulously decorated. Having been to England a few times now and with an English husband, I didn’t tend to do a lot of typical touristy things […]

Sacramento Tweed Ride

I’m a sucker for tweed. I won’t be there, but this does sound like a great event, especially for history/vintage lovers… for more info, go to their website.

Happy Halloween!

Day Trip from Sacramento to Napa

We decided, rather last minute, to head over to Napa for a bit of late afternoon beauty and aspirational living. Armed with New Order’s greatest hits and not a lot of cash, we followed highway 12 to 29 and made a beeline for St. Helena. We began, by mistake, at the lovely Ristorante Tra […]

Waiting For Fall

It’s in the upper 80s today, but I went ahead with plans to make cream of broccoli soup. It is approaching mid-October after all.

I followed this recipe, subbing a dash of 1% milk in for the heavy cream and it turned out yummy (and low fat!).

Lately I’ve been listening to Pema Chodron’s Comfortable […]

5 Cheer Up Videos

I have a bunch of videos bookmarked in a folder called Cheer Up Links. I often listen to them while working. I know listening via YouTube is not the best option but I kind of like being able to watch the video, or not, as the mood strikes. So here we go:

5. This is […]

My Desk in Summer

Here’s a look at my (messy) desk and (overexposed) window. The rosemary is from a garden outside our window (not mine, but given permission to take some sprigs!). The frame was thrifted and the print inside is: Lady Agnew, c.1892-1893 by John Singer Sargent.


Use the Good, Throw Out the Bad Stuff

A Dinner Table at Night. John Singer Sargent, 1884. People using their good stuff.

This morning I was listening to an interview with The Daily Connoisseur in which she encouraged us all to use our best things… every day. As I took in her words, I looked down at the t-shirt I was wearing […]