daily life

Assemble a Kit to Streamline Trips to the Beach (or Pool)

June 24, 2015

When I moved to California from Iowa almost 25 years ago, I was sure I’d be at the beach all the time. Constantly. At least once per week. But reality didn’t match my expectations. In fact, for the vast majority of those years (20 of them) I barely even visited a beach once per year. […]

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My Week in Photos

June 10, 2015

Things have been a little quiet around here as we wrapped up the school year and dove into the first week of summer. But we’ve been having fun with our more relaxing days and I’d thought I’d share a few photos. Last Friday was the boys’ last day of school. Woooooo! I have a big […]

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My Week in Photos

March 20, 2015

For many years, I posted a weekly round-up of photos from our week on Wendolonia. As the bento and lunch stuff picked up, the daily life stuff fell by the wayside and honestly I’ve begun to miss it a little. A lot of these photos have moved over to social media. I post to my […]

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Crazy Typewriter Lady

February 12, 2015

I’ve been in a bit of a typewriter frenzy the past month.  A few years ago, my husband gave me the best Christmas present ever: a burgundy 1939 Corona Silent typewriter. I don’t use it as much as I would like, but I pulled it out a few weeks ago and used it to do […]

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Share Local Recommendations with the GemShare App

November 14, 2014

This post was sponsored by GemShare, but I’m sharing my own opinions and experiences with their product. GemShare is an app for iPhone and iPad that allows you to share local recommendations with your friends and friends of friends — basically people who’s opinions you trust. You can submit quick endorsements of businesses or services […]

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Dinner Table Drawing

August 21, 2014

Last night I tried a little art experiment at dinner-time. Before the boys came in to set the table, I spread several sheets of butcher paper across our kitchen table and set out a few pencils. They were so excited when they saw it and both of them commented that it was like “being at […]

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