Monday, August 24, 2015

Just checking in

School has officially started for all four of the children, and Casa Sol Y Luna is silent (except for Pandora playing whatever MY heart desires in the background.) Even though there is four drop offs , four pick -ups at four different school's I think the school year started off well, and I got this.

{ San Francisco Love Tours Bus....wish I had one of my own, maybe one day }

So now that I have the house to myself I realize it is stuffed with so much. There are six of us living in this little humble homestead  and I look around and question "do we use this, do we need this ?" Being the one who does everything around here I realize if I can't keep up with it all and the thought and visual chaos of it all stresses me out , then it's time to purge! Instead of spring cleaning , I'm fall cleaning which is just as important because another turn of the wheel is approaching. This is my mission this week, so if you don't hear from in a few days I'm probably lost in a heap somewhere.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Downtown Santa Cruz & Farmers Market

Wednesday are usually reserved for corner view post but is on hiatus till September. Wednesday is also Downtown Santa Cruz's Farmers Market.

We took a short 2 minute walk from our hotel to the shuttle stop in front of the Marine Sanctuary. The shuttle runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 25 cents to ride one way not bad. Of course if you don't get off you can ride back to your original pick up if you want a ride  through downtown and back.

 He we go on an adventure, ready to see more of the city.

 We hopped off and strolled into World Market Bazaar. Hazel ( a very loving american bulldog ) immediately greeted us as we entered. I purchased my prayer flags here.

These dogs really rock!

 The entrance to the Om Gallery

 Around the corner of Cedar & Lincoln we found the farmers market. First order of business a healthy snack. We purchased peaches that lasted all of five minutes, so soft, sweet, and juicy they were.

 I love that you could sample at your hearts content, plenty of varieties .

I had promised the kids that we would get all organic ice cream from The Penny Ice Creamery and we were in luck they had a booth. Mint Chip, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, and Peanut Butter Chocolate were thoroughly enjoyed as we strolled around and checked out all the vendors.

Handmade goods a plenty. I don't remember their name but I'm inspired to try my hand at soap making once again. I hope you enjoyed a little view of our trip to downtown. There truly is plenty to see and do.... until we meet again S.C.

 On a heart felt note thoughts and prayers of healing go out to the family of Madyson Middleton who ascended to heaven to be one with the  angels the day before we arrived.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

On a Citrus Note

Day 5 : CITRUS

 This talavera pot caught my eye yesterday with it's bold citrus hues and beautiful flowers. I held my composure and decided that I maybe I will create my own since I have tons of plastic black landscaper pots lying around.

Here is my own talavera type fruit bowl and bowls I picked up at the Goodwill to match the dashes of blue paint I added to the kitchen.


 Call me oldschool, even though my phone and computer have a schedule and calendar I still prefer to jot down the day in my agenda. since grade school I always carried one.

A little note from my daily notebook, the big one that holds everything and yet is not so full as I share my life's pages with you here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August Break 2015 Photo A Day

Day 4 : Numbers

Day 3 : Skin

Day 2 : Air

Day 1 : Breakfast

A few photos from my escape to Santa Cruz, C.A. last week.

Mid Summer Madness

The anticipation is building... two more weeks and the school year begins. Lot's of prepping going on for everyone to begin smoothly with everything in order. We have High School, Jr. High, Elementary, and Kindergarten this year. Did I mention  four different schools! Challenge accepted... It's time to do an "in the now" check in for the new month, and see what comes to fruition. 

MAKING:  Chalkboard paint crafts
COOKING:  Broccoli leaves
READING: Just finished Arcadia
WANTING: Peace & Quit
LOOKING: For a two story cottage or farmhouse (daydreaming our next house)
SEWING: Nothing yet, there is quite a pile growing
WISHING: For a change of scenery
ENJOYING: A cool breeze and sprinkles with 85 degree weather
WAITING: For school to begin :)
LIKING:  Hippie Huts
WONDERING: What my true life calling is ?
LOVING: The coast
HOPING: One day I can be closer to the beach
MARVELING: How crafty people can be
NEEDING: Time to meditate
SMELLING: Fresh baked cake
WEARING: Tank top & shorts
FOLLOWING: My instincts
NOTICING: Changes around town
KNOWING: Listening is important
THINKING: It's bedtime for the kiddos
BOOKMARKING: Lots of new blogs 
OPENING: E-mails
GIGGLING: My {L} is a little boho flower child
FEELING:  Wanderlust......Blame it on my gypsy soul


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