Easy Does It

I think of our nest as a living organism essential for our enjoyment and growth. Keeping it fresh with little touches like these chairs…finally I was brave enough to stage furniture on the balcony since baby bear is developing a … Continue reading

We Can’t Always Enjoy the Grand,

but we can try and manage the little. That was last week’s lesson…when we survived the schedule conflicts, the forgetfulness…you let me down Cisco, I was counting on you man and finally my brain that had turned into an untrusty … Continue reading

California Dreaming

I love when friends dream in my nest. I catch their fleeting eyes or witness a soft smile…they’re comfortable I think to myself and it’s the best non-verbal compliment I can receive. It’s back to replenishing their half full glasses … Continue reading

Keep Calm and Wear an Endearing Smile

A smile goes a long way, a very long way. Lately we have endured some inconveniences but fortunately the mistakes of others are accompanied by empathy, apologies and we-will-make-it-better attitude. You can’t feel perturbed by one’s considerable efforts to turn … Continue reading

911! Are you Ready for the Big One?

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 Whether the big one for you is an earthquake, tornado, hurricane or super storm, are you prepared for the worst? I’m not talking about stumbling to find your toddler’s Handy Manny flashlight or light up a few candles for a … Continue reading

Thyme Out

My little guy received a thyme out in the garden when his godlike temper got the best of him. Whether coping mechanisms to overcome the disappointment of losing a board game fail or when hunger or exhaustion kick in and … Continue reading

Break Free from your Shell

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  this summer and do something out of your ordinary routine. Have a whimsical tea party and invite your friends and family over for delectable bites with exotic tea or have a pool party—nothing like cooling off from the intense … Continue reading

Succulent Hoarder

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Hi, my name is Cristina and I’m a succulent hoarder. I didn’t even know what a succulent was until my first visit to the Golden State. These tiny plants instantly mesmerized me and upon further examination, I noticed occasional fractured … Continue reading