the color of love

Spring had arrived and what better way to welcome Spring than to participate in the color, love, and community of the annual Holi festival. Known as the festival of Colors, the day is ancient in origin and was meant to celebrate the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. It … Continue reading

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the spa

Oh, what to do… what to do. I scratched my head and pondered what a little girl, who was turning eight, might want for a birthday party. Flashes of Rock Star, Glamping, and American Girl doll parties flew across my screen as … Continue reading

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the flower pianos

The botanical gardens bloomed with bright staccatos, sweet allegros, and long crescendos. Today, the park was filled with the fragrance of music; you could smell the notes as they intertwined with the flowers. Spread out before us was Flower Piano, a twelve day 75th anniversary celebration for the San … Continue reading

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the reality of pinterest and the peanut butter bird feeder

I had some extra toilet paper rolls. This is not surprising in a house with children. I vaguely remembered making some sort of bird feeder out of them when I was small, so I thought it might be fun to try … Continue reading

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it’s 40 degrees, let’s go to the beach!

It’s in the low 50s during the day and mid 30s at night. Cold snap California style, so of course, we should go to the beach! We were off to Half Moon Bay. Sea salty air. Long lines of sandy beaches. Shelling. … Continue reading

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