Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween


From Two to Twenty


Happy Birthday! Seriously amazing kid/woman (oh dear) :) And no that is a robe on your dad not a karate outfit thingy.


bee magic

There is a great little local magazine 805 Living that I love reading! It’s really well done and covers what’s going on here in the 805, that would be the area from Ventura County in So Cal to the Central Coast of California. You don’t have to be a local to enjoy reading it but…


pumpkin and barrel

I’m always up for a good pumpkin recipe. I love to read recipes and am always game to try a new one. I saw this pumpkin bar recipe here at the Pleated Poppy but if you want to go directly to the Bake 350 recipe click here. I made these yesterday after our walk. We…

Maple Chili Popcorn

maple chili

I read the words “maple chili popcorn” somewhere and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I wish I could remember where..oh well. I saw this pouch of maple sugar at Trader Joe’s and grabbed it for a new take on kettle corn. Perfect for a night with a little chill in the air,…

Flowers and Food

bay leaves

It’s the little things that make me happy. We have such limited but good outdoor space that I’m trying to add things that can have a little function too. I have or we have, always wanted a bay tree. Haven’t had much luck with the nurseries here until this weekend. We found a great sweet…

Inspiration Anyone?


The heat, the move and about 200 other things have me in a little fog. I found two posts this week that have helped me and I’ll share, because I’m nice like that ;) Plus they might give a little boost to your week too. This Beef & Pumpkin stew was so beautifully photographed and…

Crisp Autumn Days?

fall table

No, not at all even the succulents are wilting, 107 today…again The lanterns were hanging out in the garage it was easy to get them outside. It’s a little hard to get inspired to drag out anything seasonal. Seriously, to avoid opening holiday bins I’ve picked up a few things here and there, is that…