15 April 2012


Our Panama adventure! 
(Panama City, Miraflores Locks, El Valle, Isla Grande, Gamboa)

19 February 2012


image via Tomboy Style
Maybe in a past life. 

08 February 2012

Sioux Wisdom

“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too.” 

Luther Standing Bear

07 February 2012

The Perfect Day

Just another beautiful California winter day. I have to say, jumping in the Pacific with three of my favorite men (Bengi, you need to move home from Oregon) is quite an amazing way to spend an afternoon!

16 January 2012

07 January 2012

Wisdom for the New Year

An Italian Night

Before Christmas we had an Italian dinner: polenta and bolognese.  To be honest, I don't think you can call yourself an Italian cook unless you've stood at the stove for 30+ minutes stirring polenta. The polenta is a family recipe, but the bolognese is super easy...

olive oil+onion+carrot+celery+flat leaf parsley+ground beef+crushed tomatoes+basil+parmesan

Mangia bene!

Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

The perfect recipe to try out my new ice cream maker! Is it wrong that I'm totally willing to suffer (as I am a bit lactose intolerant) for this gelato? 

04 January 2012


via K. Budig

01 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

Happy New Year! Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day. My resolution this year is to travel more. I would love to journey out of the country at least once (Mexico not included) before 2013.

In the new year, I would also like to ____

read for pleasure each day.
take more nature walks.
keep an herb garden.
take less and give more.
have patience.
open to grace.
ride my bike.
be a better friend.
try something new.

image via welcome back, oldtimer

Holiday Cookies

"White Christmas Dream Drops" via Sunset
(my first attempt at meringues!)