Pineapples on houses.

This week I went on Bear’s final school trip. I haven’t been able to go on any of the girls’ trips this year and Bear begged me to come on this one. I figured I should because how much longer are the girls going to want us to come to events like that?!?! (For the…

Pesto pot

When folks ask me my secret for growing food, I laugh. Then I tell them that my strategy is Dirt+Seed+Water = Food. The reality is no matter how garden nerdy I am, there is always an element of just faking my way through it. This pot is a perfect example of that. I threw in…

Playing in the garden?

There are days where sitting at my computer is detrimental to me actually getting any work done. Lucky for me, the gardens at Urban are a 2 minute walk that serves as a mental and physical break for me. However, I don’t just pop over once in a while for 5 minutes. After a full…

Losin’ my G’s

After a year of living on the US east coast, I’ve noticed a distinct difference in my speech patterns.  Namely, I’m losing the ‘g’ at the end of my words. I’m not sure if I’m lazy or just getting into the Jersey flow, but I often hear myself and think “Really? Did I just say…

The smell of the ocean.

When you grow up near the ocean you don’t realize how much you breathe it in until you move away. This weekend I am being hosted by a lovely couple who happen to live in Malibu and within eyesight of the ocean. Most of my free time has been spent meandering the coastline and breathing…