Wednesday, June 22, 2011


my garden,
my skin care regimen,
this blog

Tonight I am sharing a simple supper with 2 gal pals at my place.
I will concentrate on keeping the subject on the positive as we three can drift into the murky waters of financial distress or past relationship distress.  One of those positives will be my upcoming trip to LA with Richard, our first real  v  a  c  a  t  i  o  n  of more than a week.
I'll have a few days to explore huntington gardens and hollyhock house by myself while Richard is working.

If I owned a swank California rambler, I might decorate with these vintage asian panels.

We will be staying with friends in Sierra Madre, near Pasadena.  There is a date planned at the Formosa restaurant, time at the Santa Monica pier, a hike in the Will Rodgers State Park.
As a highlight, I will be hosted at a meet-up of west-coast vintage sellers by a member of my vintage team on etsy the ranchqueen!   Very excited to meet the people behind the storefronts.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dandelion Days

There's a little bit of heaven at the end of our county road.  What makes it heaven not that it is glamorous but it is accessible and that it is shared by a like-minded soul.

photos taken by Richard with the CanonPowerShot SX130
that has replaced my old work horse, the A80