A happy accident!


My Favorite cake full of probiotics! GF V DF

Cactus Cloth and Yucca Prints

I am in love with everything about Yucca Prints from the bold hand printed colors to the nubby off-white cactus cloth that they are printed on! Barth & Dreyfuss of California made these in the 40's and 50's mostly as souvenirs. They made among other things map tablecloths and aprons with states on them chocked … Continue reading Cactus Cloth and Yucca Prints

Teenager alert!

That’s a wrap! My youngest child turned thirteen today. She chose what was my most challenging Birthday theme to date. Yes more difficult then my sons caveman- kidnap party. she chose a Minecraft flag that was from some You-tubers I think? I was so used to her picking things that were a bit softer. lmanburg … Continue reading Teenager alert!

Chipmunks taking over!

Right at home. Last year I felt like we only had two little chipmunks running back and forth from the garden, They were so cute. I never saw them in California so it was thrilling. This year there seems to be thirty of them. They are just happily plowing through my garden beds, eating the … Continue reading Chipmunks taking over!

🌵Vegan Leather made from Cactus! 🌵

I came across an article on Vegan leather made from Cactus! 🌵it is produced by a company called Desserto and is an incredibly eco-friendly and sustainable product. vegan-leather created from cactus. Located in the Mexican state of Zacatecas is the Desserto farm where the startup’s founders Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez grow their cacti. … Continue reading 🌵Vegan Leather made from Cactus! 🌵

Happy Independence Day

I love the visuals of fireworks but I do not love the noise, the smoke, the upset that they cause to our domestic pets, the wildlife or the fire danger. So today I celebrate our country and the living of my own independent life. 🇺🇸 Happy Fourth of July!

Nothing says summer like a smoothie!

This is one of my all-time favorite smoothies. The peaches are so light and cooling, and the extra snap of the fresh ginger is just delicious. I like to use either the frozen cubed ginger if I’m in a hurry or grate my own. A good trick for extending the life of any remaining ginger … Continue reading Nothing says summer like a smoothie!


There is almost nothing that I love more than a good coconutty yellow curry. This recipe is simple to make and delicious. You can skip the crispy tofu, but I wouldn’t. YELLOW SWEET POTATO CURRY with CRISPY TOFU 2                      sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 6                      potatoes, peeled and cubed 8                      carrots, peeled … Continue reading YELLOW SWEET POTATO CURRY WITH CRISPY TOFU

Things that make my heart sing!

There is just something about Fiestaware that make makes me feel joy. My Mom had a few choice platers and pieces maybe that is why I love it so much. The colors just make me happy. I love mixing and matching them for different occasions. This monochromatic theme shown below is just delicious looking. Remember … Continue reading Things that make my heart sing!