26Aug/15

Recipe: Watermelon Mint, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Spice Popsicles

It’s still super hot where I live, and I was responsible for desserts for a baby shower this weekend, so I decided to make popsicles.  The food being served is Mexican, soRead More…

24Aug/15

Low Water Use Backyard 

My family recently rehabbed an approximately 300-square-foot grassy area into a low-water-use play area for our young child. Although we had been planning on doing this project for awhile, the incentive ofRead More…

17Aug/15

Best Water Toy Ever: Cellulose Sponges

There is NOTHING like a good water fight when the weather is hot, and water balloons are fun but ephemeral, and water guns seems to be made SO CHEAPLY nowadays, so IRead More…

14Aug/15

Camping with Kids

I LOVE camping: sleeping outside, eating outside, just being OUTSIDE for an extended period of time is incredibly relaxing for me.  I always say that 24-hours of camping is like 1-week vacationRead More…

02Jan/15

Discovery Cube LA Surprises and Delights

We recently visited the newly open Discovery Cube LA, located in the beautiful Hansen Dam recreation area in Northern LA-county, with a group of friends. For a limited time they are offeringRead More…

17Dec/13

Simplifying and Giving Meaning to Holiday Gifts

There is something about upholding traditions that makes even the most distasteful tasks enjoyable.  For instance, every year we rent a Christmas tree, the SAME Christmas tree, from LivingChristmas.com.  Our tree isRead More…