6.25.2015

Around here...

We haven't been up to much lately. A walk to the beach here and a sunset walk there. We are slowly easing into summer and don't have many plans for the upcoming months. I imagine we will spend most of our summer here at home. While that isn't overly exciting I'm going to try and make it as fun as possible for the kids. I'd love to be going on a vacation but sometimes that isn't in the cards (or the bank account). Hopefully by the end of summer I will have acquired a fun list of things to do at home that are inexpensive. We'll see!

Here are some recent pictures-
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I made a mango banana sorbet last week and added a nut/date topping. It was yummy! I made little mini sorbet bites for the kids.
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We went down to Balboa with my mom to see the lobster crabs that had invaded the beach.
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Shane was very interested in these guys.

Thankfully the June gloom seems to ending and the sun is back out in morning which is very nice! It helps keep me motivated. Well, I have a house to clean, dishes that need washing and laundry to fold so I'll be seeing ya later!

♥ anne

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6.23.2015

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6.18.2015

Maggie is in full exploration mode. I gave her a little basket with some wooden fruit in it and she was delighted to carry it around. That is until she got really frustrated. It's hard being one :)
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As you can see, she enjoys making a mess everywhere she goes. It's actually really sweet to see her mind working as she figures things out. The mess isn't so cute.
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That darn basket! Why won't it cooperate?

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the kids so we will finally be on summer break! I'll be happy to be relieved of my school driving duties. Hope you all have a great Friday, weekend, Father's Day!

♥ anne

6.11.2015

Women's Herbal Symposium and More

Last month I attended the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium with Missa and Milla. It was such a wonderful experience and I've been at a loss for words since I got back which is why I haven't posted about it until now. I don't think I'll try to write too much and instead will keep most my thoughts and memories in my heart because whatever I write will not do it justice. I didn't take a lot of pictures, which I knew I'd kick myself for later but I wanted to be as present as possible and I also had Maggie to chase after which made picture taking hard. That being said, I did manage to capture a bit of layout and the magical-ness of it all.
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Our first class was on basket weaving which was awesome! (Here is my finished product.)
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I also took a class on making twine from natural fibers. We used dogbane for the class and since I got home I've been experimenting with yucca. It was fascinating!
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The last class was on the moon phases and I'm still thinking about all that was said in this class. I wish I had taken notes!
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After our weekend at the symposium we headed to Santa Rosa to Missa's. Heather and her girls and Amber met us there and we all spent the night. The next day we had a quick but sweet visit with Mary and then I had to head home.
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I love all these ladies so much and am grateful to have them in my life. (I stole the picture below from Heather )
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Check out their beautiful blogs and Instagram accounts-
Amber // Aquarian Dawn @aquarian_dawn
Heather // Moonshine Junkyard @moonshinejunkyard
Mary // The Splendor and Travail @the_splendor_and_travail
Milla // The Woman Who Married A Bear @thewomanwhomarriedabear
Missa // no longer blogs but Thrift Candy still offers much inspiration! @missamoments

♥ anne

6.10.2015

Cover Me // Jersey Girl

Bruce singing Tom, one of my favorites covering one of my favorites. I love both versions.



♥ anne

6.05.2015

Liebling and Burke

My friend Jessica has set up an IndieGoGo site to help fund her new plus size clothing line for women. Jessica is really awesome and super stylish so I know whatever she designs will be amazing! You can check out all the details HERE!
I can't wait to see the magic you create Jessica!

♥ anne

5.18.2015

Here And Now

Well, it's Monday and I have a very full week ahead me! I like having a lot to do around the house because when I'm on a schedule I get so much more done. I've been on a roll the last two days so hopefully I can keep the productive ball rolling. Here are some pictures from over the weekend and a couple from the last few weeks.
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We visited our friends on Friday and had the best night playing music, singing and drinking beers. Maggie had fun roaming in their backyard. I love how the pumpkins are taking over!
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We've had an abundance of eggs lately so I made a yummy frittata Sunday. Ruben and I have been on a poached egg kick and have been making them A LOT.
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Mr. Banjo. He's cute but he isn't very nice most of the time.
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I carved alphabet stamps last week and made some market totes.
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Alright, I'm off to go do my chores! I hope you all have a great week.

♥ anne