Arts & Crafts

photography, crafts, dance

Bradventures

Since beginning this blog, I’ve really cut back on the freelance design projects I used to work on (outside of my full-time job). It could could be because I’m getting old(er) and find that I simply can’t do as much as I used to do. Or it could be that I simply don’t want to […] Read more…

The Christmas Quilt

Have I told you how very, very talented my mother is? This Christmas I received an incredible handmade gift from her. Over the past year, I heard her often speaking of a Christmas quilt she was working on. In fact, many times I asked her to email me photos of it and her progress. I […] Read more…

Christmas Wreaths & Crafty Inspirations

Little known fact about Lita: I LOVE to make wreaths!!! Especially HOLIDAY wreaths! The first year I ever decided to make some, I made 85 of them. I hung them all over the outside of our garage and posted a “Wreaths for Sale” sign at the end of our driveway. I sold ALL of them! […] Read more…

Happy Birthday Nia!

Today is my good friend Nia’s 49th Birthday!! Happy Birthday Nia! And, as you read this, Pops and I are heading down to Malibu to spend the weekend with her and her husband Sam. I’m really looking forward to this trip for many reasons. Of course, there’s that we’re celebrating Nia’s birthday. In addition, we’re […] Read more…

Unfocused Fridays – Get a Real Problem Lady

For this “Unfocused Friday” my good friend Lisa has written a post about life and emotions – a reminder of how they’re both ever-changing. Just as people experience pain in different ways, one man suffers a hangnail the way others suffer a root canal, I have often wondered how different people experience emotional pain. I […] Read more…

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Unfocused Fridays – Morning Coffee or Tea

First, let me state, the title of this post is somewhat misleading seeing as I’m not opposed to either morning coffee or tea. Also, this is the first post that I’m including the words “Unfocused Friday” in the title. I thought it would be fun to share something random on Fridays (though at times it […] Read more…

Studio Love

The Studio..my studio My haven, my escape, my dreamland, my vision spa. Aaah I waited so long for this space. I never knew where it would be or how it would look, but, someday, I knew it would exist. My art supplies, sewing items, crafting tools, scrapbooking papers, stickers and embellishments all used to be […] Read more…

We Are Dreamgirls!

The other night I went with my friends, Leilani and Christine, to see the “Dreamgirls” musical in San Francisco. I’m going to admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the movie. Don’t get me wrong, the singing was fabulous and Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce were AMAZING, but my two friends, well, they were IN to […] Read more…

What I do when I’m not here.

Though I wish I could be a full-time blogger, gardener, crafter, etc. that is not the case, and  I do truly have a job I go to during the week. It’s not so bad really as I’ve worked with most of the people in my office for many more years than I’d like to admit […] Read more…

BFBJ Turns 62

Yep, on June 15th 62 years ago “Beloved Free Baba Jimi” (a.k.a. Pops, Jimi, my love….) was born. I know, I know, he looks way too young to be 62. Ya know what? I’m going to let you in on a little secret of his….. YOGA but not just any yoga…. Bubba Yoga!!!! Every morning, […] Read more…

On the Radio with Bella Petite and Nia

I’m so EXCITED! This Tuesday morning at 10 AM, I’m going to be on the radio with Nia and Ann Lauren for the Bella Petite hour which is broadcast on America’s Web Radio. Click Here to listen live or to download and listen after the episode airs. For more information on Anne Lauren (editor in […] Read more…

Hiking with Mickie in Marin

Last Thursday my friend Mickie took me on a surprise “girl” day. I always have a great time with Mickie – she’s super creative and always has tons of knowledge about all the “artsy” events going on throughout the Bay Area. On top of being a world traveler, incredible cook, fantastic party thrower, and amazing […] Read more…

Yosemite Beauty

A couple of weeks ago, when my mom was out from Florida visiting, I took her to Yosemite. I simply cannot believe I’ve lived here in California for over 20 years and haven’t taken her there until now. If you’ve been, you know there simply aren’t the words to describe how incredibly beautiful the sites […] Read more…

iPad – Help, I want one!

Have I already mentioned how very much I LOVE techie gadgets??? I know that this particular desire doesn’t fit too well with being eco-friendly and loving the simple, handmade things in life. My only excuse is I’m human. AND well, I really, really, really love them and use them and want to know every single […] Read more…

Hunter & Taylor Swift

My little Grandson, Hunter is turning 5 this week. It’s truly unbelievable that we’ve been blessed with him for 5 years already! I know this is cliche, but how time flies!! Hunter is a huge fan of Taylor Swift. He has been for a while now. When tickets for her “Fearless” concert went on sale […] Read more…

Early Holiday Fun

Head over to Holiday with Matthew Mead to find out how you can win the opportunity to have your blog or online shop mentioned in the magazine. Holiday with Matthew Mead is a  “book-azine” celebrating and offering inspiration for the Christmas holiday season. To be released in October 2010, Holiday is offered via online orders […] Read more…

Friday Fun

Ok, I’m at work, so really how much fun is being had….Well, as I don’t believe anyone I work with (who would care) is reading my blog, I’ll admit this: it can be lots of fun!! Especially today – I have time to catch up on all my favorite blogs, play with some of my […] Read more…

Everything’s Bigger in Texas

I’m here in Texas visiting Pop’s mother who just turned 90. I’ve been visiting the Ft. Worth area for over 16 years now. While I’ve noticed in the past how things are “bigger” in Texas – bigger houses, bigger cars, bigger hair-this trip I noticed something “bigger” that is incredibly important to me- and I […] Read more…

Photos on Flickr

I’ve been uploading some of my favorite photos to Flickr lately. Check them out by clicking the Bubba picture below. Read more…

My Boys – Round 1

There are so many incredible people in my life, and I just happen to have hundreds of photos of them. Here are some of the boys that I love, love, love with all my heart. This first one was taken at Stinson Beach last year. They look cold, but oh so handsome! Pops and his […] Read more…

Card Fun

I love to make cards. In fact, I try to make it my New Year’s Resolution every year that I won’t buy any cards, but that I’ll create them from either the art supply collection I have in my studio or other cards I’ve received and recycled. Here’s my first card of 2010. A Welcome […] Read more…

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