Dream Home.




Last summer I began growing my own food for the first time.  I have been gardening for over a decade (jeez, that shows my age!) and I have primarily focused on ornamentals and landscaping.  Since moving to Berkeley I have taken up growing veggies, fruits and herbs; it has been gloriously fulfilling.  There is a thrill when I begin planning what I would like to grow and where it should go and such careful decision goes into choosing which plants I will take home from the nursery.

Then, there is the best feeling, that first meeting between skin and soil.  Digging my hands into the rich earth I have tended to for months, squishing it between my fingers and placing that tiny little plant that will feed me and my friends for weeks or even months into the ground to grow.  What an amazing thing.  It is enormously rewarding to harvest all the delicious food that I have been nurturing to maturity and to share it with those around me.  And, there is the satisfaction and comfort of knowing what has gone into my food and that it natural, safe and good for our bodies.

You rock Mother Earth and I thank you.




And somehow we ended up at a crossroads.


How do you convince someone to take a gamble on you?  I mean, to ask someone to put their self on the line in order to maintain a relationship that you both hope will work is quite a lot to ask.  Indefinite distance is also a lot to ask.  And, so we are left with faith and hoping that our emotions haven’t somehow clouded our intuition or, we give up all together.


Beautiful Rings.

I have been reading various blogs who are going with a trend of brides wanting simpler rings and are skipping the whole double ring combo.  This seems so much more meaningful than huge diamonds and is also much friendlier on the budget.  Let’s face it, huge rocks on our fingers are nothing but a status symbol and putting pressure on someone to take out a loan so that they can provide you with an extravagant piece of jewelry kind of tarnishes what the whole commitment is about.  (Ok, I know, I am opinionated).

Here are a few alternative rings that are quite inexpensive, are solid gold and have character.  Think about it ladies that are engaged or are just waiting to be asked:



I think this one is just so precious:

Treehouse Dreams.

I love to look at all the different places I could stay at on Air B&B.  I am a dreamer.  The latest, most amazing place that I dream of staying one day:



To be honest, I just picture myself running through those lavender fields stark naked as the warm, glowing sun goes down.  Settling into the treehouse with a good book and cup of tea, taking in all the beautiful herby sent my body has been graced with.  Even if I can’t live in a treehouse, I will someday stay in one.