Monthly Archives: June 2011

Interesting Bathroom

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We took a spin up to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai.   Amazing visit, such nice docents. Beatrice’s life was astounding. I have a few great photos that I took.  The ones above are Beatrice with Marcel Duchamp and then there’s one of her bathroom. Huh? Sorry but I thought it…

Flora Gardens

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I love plant stores, garden centers, nurseries or whatever you want to call them. I have a few favorites and I think I’ve found a new one! This little place in Meiners Oaks is beautiful. Lush, healthy plants with some real beauties I haven’t seen before.  Just a great variety. I’m also in love with…

Butterflies

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When we were in Ojai we stopped by Rains. Love it, an original department store. They always have something fun. These little butterflies in the first photo caught my eye as bright twirling strands. When I got home I put some scrapbooking paper to use and did my own strand to hang and catch a…

A Quick Stop

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We’ve been running here and there over the last few days. We did a quick stop in the city of Ventura. We had to grab a skirt for my daughter but I managed a quick pop into one of my favorite stores. It’s called B. on Main I’ve been eyeing those vases for awhile. Sigh,…

Cake or Pie?

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  This year my husband picked pie for his birthday. Which to choose, red velvet cake (his childhood b-day cake of choice) or blueberry pie. I tried this pie recipe a few years ago and it is perfect! If you like fruit pies this one has the flavor of fresh blueberries not that gummy bland…

Summer Meal

Here is a light easy dinner that pulled together quickly. Grain salad: pearl barley, wheat berries (cooked separately, barley cooks quickly), cucumbers, tomatoes, shallot, peas, celery, parsley, zest of a lemon, juice of a lemon, shallot, olive oil, sea salt, pepper. Its a light salad with good texture and a bright flavor. The salmon is…

Lawn Games

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Linking up with Gussy today for some fun! Playing in the summer reminds me of all the lawn games I played for hours at time when I was a kid. Kick the Can, tag, badminton, hide n’ seek, four square, catching lightning bugs and a million other things dreamed up. Twighlight was the most magical…

A Favorite

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This little vase I threw is not a perfect vase but…I love the glaze. It’s called Van Gogh now if I could get it to swirl. I’ve used it before but this time it worked ;) That little rose is from the carpet roses we planted a few weeks ago. The blooms look like Gardenias…

Dorm Room

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  I know it’s coming, the separation…so making plans is a nice distraction. We started looking around this weekend at stores and reading all the lists and suggestions about what sweet face will need for college. Then I thought I’d look through Etsy and see what I could find, there’s some pretty fun stuff and…

A Celebration

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My daughter treated us to lunch for my husband’s birthday. We tried a restaurant which was delicious. If you’re ever near Little Tokyo in downtown LA, the Wurstkuche makes housemade sausages. It has quite a following- now I know why. We had brats and a veggie sausage and shared an order of their Belgian fries…