Bay Area Favorites

Sometimes I write an email and realize that it could be a blog post with a few tweaks.  This morning I wrote an email to share some of our favorite places to eat in the Bay Area (aka our former HOME!) with our new Phoenix-based hair stylist as she will be visiting there in the … Continue reading

First Dinner Party!

First Dinner Party!

Have you noticed I like to cook?  Well, I also enjoy cooking for friends.  One of the most challenging things about moving is settling into a new home.  We opted to wait to have people over until we were mostly done unpacking.  I thought this would be done in about a month, but 2 months … Continue reading

Be a Maker

Be a Maker

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to join my dear friend at Elizabeth Gilbert‘s book signing in Mesa.  Changing Hands bookstore hosted the event.  I am thankful that there is a great independent bookstore in Tempe and Phoenix as I miss Books Inc. and The Reading Bug. While I devoured Eat Pray Love, I have … Continue reading

Herb Garden Adventure

Herb Garden Adventure

Several weeks ago, I received an invite from our Club for a morning that included breakfast, a tour of the vegetable garden at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, and planting a pot of herbs to take home.  I signed up right away. After feeling grumpy on Monday evening, a bit of sunshine, getting my hands dirty, … Continue reading

Living on the Grid

As we get more used to living in Phoenix, one of the things that I appreciate is living on the grid.  After many years in the Bay Area, life on the grid feels easier.  I have never been a big fan of freeways as I like to wander a bit more. This morning I took … Continue reading

Another Date Night

Another Date Night

Our lives have been a little crazy lately, no maybe a lot crazy.  I am very grateful thru all of this craziness of moving, starting new jobs, studying for exams and much more, we have made time for each other every week.  Not just the passing in the hall time, but actual sit down at … Continue reading

Date Night in Phoenix

Date Night in Phoenix

A few weeks ago, I asked D if we could go on a date night.  We have been in Phoenix awhile and we most certainly have gone out to eat, but we had not really gone out on a proper date. Friends that moved to Phoenix from the Bay Area over 8 years ago had … Continue reading

32 Things That Make Me Happy

Loved seeing this discovering this link up over on Life Begins with J, which is hosted by Two Thirds Hazel and Venus Trapped by Mars.  Seemed like a good way to step back and look at the simple things that make me happy.  Ok, these are not listed in any particular order…. 1. Laughing with my husband 2. … Continue reading