06Jan/17

One Car Experiment Update: Month 3

Ugh rain!!!! I was loving our one-car status until the winter rain hit. As a native Californian, I appreciate the rain. We always need it. But the last few winters have beenRead More…

04Jan/17

Keep Your Poinsettias Alive

I was gifted a poinsettia this Christmas, and I’m going to try and keep it alive for next year. I don’t really have the right light exposure indoors for this process, butRead More…

27Dec/16

Los Angeles: Recycle Your Christmas Tree

For super detailed information including drop-off locations around the city visit: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/xmastrees/index.cfm Christmas Tree Recycling Program The City of LA Bureau of Sanitation has CURBSIDE collection for Christmas trees. If your ChristmasRead More…

21Dec/16

Flame-thrower Video Interview with author Mary Marks on “Living Fearlessly”

Mary Marks is an author, community activist, grandmother and mentor. She’s the author of 5-books in the cozy mystery genre and an inspiration to me. See my video interview with her onRead More…

19Dec/16

Seasoning Cast Iron

Rusty cast iron cookware laying around your house? Recondition it with these easy steps from Lodge.com. Become an Ember Living VIP for FREE for a limited time and stay up to dateRead More…

08Dec/16

One Car Experiment Update

ONE MONTH IN It’s been a month as a one car family and honestly, it’s been easier than expected. Here are the 3-reasons it’s worked well for us: I mostly work fromRead More…

06Dec/16

A Sustainable Twist on the 12-Days of Christmas

I was at a sing-a-long this past Sunday and a friend of my wrote a fun take on the 12-Days of Christmas. I thought it was so cool, that I am takingRead More…

02Dec/16

Cooking Classes in 2017

If you are in the LA-area, join me for my introductory class to Intuitive Cooking! Register by phone starting DECEMBER 12th by calling 818.947.2577 ext. 4172 OR online starting JANUARY 3rd at https://lavalley.augusoft.netRead More…

18Nov/16

The One Car Experiment

Back in May I saw a panel on how transportation is changing in Los Angeles. I heard a statistic that astounded me: “The average car in LA is parked 22-hours a day.”Read More…