Skip to Content

Category - About Me

Donate Hair to Locks of Love

Whenever I feel I need a fresh start I cut my hair. I haven’t been to a salon in years and I just go at it with a pair of scissors. This not only makes me feel great but I can help someone else feel great as well by donating my hair.
This will be the 4th time that I’ve mailed my hair to Locks of Love. If you are interested in donating your hair, make sure that it is at least 10 inches in length and not bleached (coloring and perms are okay). Find out more on their FAQ page
locks of love pony tail
This has a extra special meaning for me in that I lost my mom to breast cancer. I remember that losing her hair was one of the most traumatic events of her battle with cancer.

My Feelings in the New Year

Hello to anyone who reads my blog! I’m feeling a little stressed about not having time to post anything since before the holidays! I have this sense of failure that I don’t post regularly, even after having tons of recipes and photos prepared for this very scenario. It doesn’t help when you don’t turn on your computer for over a month. I really only have time to check email/facebook for a few minutes at a time on my husbands’ laptop. The rest is spent being a full time mom!
Of course I got sick after all of the back to back parties and get-togethers and am still not quite over it. Also as our baby grows and becomes more mobile much more of my undivided physical attention is needed and I go back and forth between feeling guilty about taking time for myself to do something creative and spending every minute with him.
A snowflake on my glove:




A few highlights of the past month:
1. My brother, his wife and 5 month old son came to visit for the first time; the cousins finally got to meet!
2. Our baby boy, now 8 months saw and felt snow for the first time!
3. My husband and I had 2 hours to ourselves while the grandparents watched the baby for us. We started to organize our garage. (So far we only have boxes for “toxic waste” “donations” “cabin decor” “trash” and “recycle”. It was a great once over and we got all of our floor space back.
4. The best news of all: Our son has slept 11-12.5 hours the last 4 nights!


A photo of grandma with the 2 grandsons:




Daddy and Baby in the snow:


Phew, I feel a little better already just with a little sharing. Also one last thing to get off of my chest! We are feeling the squeeze this month as our property tax, homeowner’s insurance, fire insurance (or is it earthquake?), car insurance & health insurance are all due at the same time!!! WHY?

Our 3 Year Wedding Anniversary

Three years ago I married my best friend, my high school sweetheart, my life partner. Now we have a wonderful little family with not just cats, but a human son! I love you honey.

A few of my favorite images from our wedding day. A special thanks to Jonathan Young for photographing our wedding.

The wedding ceremony and reception took place at Hartley Botanica in Somis, California.

If you would like to see our photographer’s original blog post it can be found here

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Husband

Happy Birthday to my husband . I couldn’t do this without you! (And it also happens to be Oliver’s 6 month birthday!) I LOVE MY BOYS.

The photo was taken at one of our favorite local parks here in San Pedro, Averill Park.

Hello World & Welcome to my Blog

Hello world,

This is my blog about the things I do in my everyday life.  I am a  “doer” and am always thinking about what I can work on next. My husband and I are new parents to a 5 month old and we are trying to find our creative space in this new life of ours.  Please enjoy!