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Notes From The Week

The end of March was bit bittersweet because there were many ends to certain things and a few heartwarming moments. None of which I want to bore you with. Except maybe one happy event – my garden is starting to bloom and I am so very happy and proud of myself for learning the ins and outs of gardening on a slopped, sandy space. So here’s what I want to share for this week. All renovation projects for my household are paused at the moment, due to the ballooned cost of just about anything. But that doesn’t mean I can’t stop admiring and sharing an interesting decor find. I’d love to recluse here for the summer, is something you’ll always hear me say every time I come across a dreamy retreat. Interesting take on why a cold oven is best for pound cakes? is offered up here. More and more I am starting to read and research about travel. I had paused the habit back in 2020, and seldom brought it up in 2021. But …

Topics of Interest For The Weekend

Things that continue to escalate or shift every week, has us all on edge. Whether we feel helpless, or need help, we need to balance ourselves however way possible in order to cope. What’s in your Airbnb? Here’s one woman’s effort to create unique experiences. {read more} I found this article very interesting while doing research for my next book – Ancient guide to uncertain times. I have yet to come to terms with losing my dog. Each time I think I have progressed in the way I feel about it, I find myself getting all choked up. Strangely enough this article has defined everything a person feels after losing a beloved pet. In certain cultures, there are healers of many ailments. This article shares with the reader one particular healing of ‘bad luck’. Do you believe?

Garden Woes – Almost Spring

A couple of weeks back, while experiencing bright sunny, very warm days, I felt that it was time to invest in more plants for my sandy-soiled garden and add them to my collection of those that are still holding on from last year. Although, due to supply shortage in my favorite local nursery, the choices were limited. So I ventured out to Marin county one weekend and google-mapped my way to a few nurseries, to see about their selection. After hours, I managed to settle on seven or so potted plants. This is after consulting with an expert, who approved my selection, stating that they should grow and thrive in coastal soil. I say should, because she wasn’t that sure of herself, having never been to San Francisco, and in reality not really an expert, but merely a part-time employee of the shop. Nevertheless, I was fully invested in nurturing and conditioning those beautiful plants to become part of my blended garden family. I brought them home, and lovingly set each pot in the very …

Saturday Topics of Interest

We are swayed by the news, whether positive or negative, the photographs and captions tug at our heart-strings. Either making us smile, or cry, or remain in some sort of shock – the reaction seems to impacts us down to our core. Or so we believe… Because I always do wonder – how different people around different parts of the world really process or handle news that are transmitted to the masses through social media or in print. For example: Those near the North Pole, or deep in the Amazon, or the Himalayan mountainous regions, or somewhere pretty isolated from all things metropolitan – I would love to know how is it they feel about world news. On that note – I decided to share some interesting topics for you to react however way you see fit. The topic of what not to say in a job interview is one most of us in the work-force understand all too well. Or maybe not. But this article is one I thought I’d share just in case …

Beautiful Things

Hail, crazy winds, and freezing temperatures with a layer of ice on all surfaces, has been the most interesting of events this week. Outside of work politics and set-backs. I actually tuned into relaxation music over Pandora last night to combat the anxiety from madness everywhere keeping me awake most nights. I know we are all feeling the same… For that reason, I am hopeful this will inspire you to do whatever that makes you smile today