Cannes – Day 4

Today was our first semi-relaxing day. It was so nice as we’re all pretty exhausted. Sam and Nia had to go In to town this afternoon to do a couple of hours of press. We met them there when they were finished so we could walk around and visit the castle. Unfortunately, the castle and […] Read more…

Cannes – Day 3

Am I dreaming? If I am, don’t wake me. Yesterday, we headed to the yacht for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. The yacht is owned by the man who financed Sam’s movie, Bill Price. Bill couldn’t be here because his wife is about to have a baby, so he sent his yacht for us to […] Read more…

Beloved Free Baba Jimi in Cannes

The last 2 days, I’ve seen opulence I barely knew existed. Each afternoon, as we were picked up by our yacht tender, which takes us out to our yacht worth $7 million with a maintenance budget of $700,000 yearly, I saw much bigger yachts worth a lot more. Some of the owners were paying $50,000 […] Read more…

Cannes Day 2 – The Red Carpet

Walking the red carpet at Cannes is ……exactly as you’d expect it to be…..crazy, exhilarating, mind-boggling and awing. There’s so much action going on as you’re “staged” which is fortunate for me because I simply didn’t have the time to get overwhelmed and to tear-up with emotion (which is typical for me). The only nervousness […] Read more…

Cannes – Day 1

Yahoo!! We made it, we’ve rested, showered, eaten great food, hiked, chatted, dressed and it’s only day one! Tonight is the BIG night! AND we get to walk the red carpet with Sam and Nia at the premier! It’s so exciting! Unfortunately we aren’t allowed cameras, phones, or any other gadgets while walking – so […] Read more…

From Beloved free baba jimi in Milano

Approximately 20 years ago Sam and I had traveled to S. Africa on a surfing trip there. S. Africans use a term called a “joll” which is short for a jolly good time. It’s a term they use on road trips to say all the normal rules don’t apply just relax, let it flow and […] Read more…

The Important Things in Life

Yes, I’m super excited about this upcoming trip of a lifetime to Cannes. I also tend to be a super emotional traveler…well a super emotional everyday person actually. Yesterday, I saw these amazing photos of my beautiful family and thought that even though I’ll be away for 2 weeks, seeing and doing and experiencing all […] 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…

Sunshine Boy

ranchboy, originally uploaded by LitasWorld. This is my first test post from my iPad and thru Flickr. I’d really like to avoid carrying both my iPad and iPhone on this trip, so I need to figure out ways to post. Hopefully, this works! Read more…

Pre-Cannes – Part 1

My life is currently filled to the brim with activity!! Most of the brew-ha-ha pertains to our upcoming trip to Cannes. Besides all the normal pre-trip planning activity (stop mail-check, stop paper-check, get pedicure, make packing list, find pet-sitter-check, stock up on pet food-check, set garden watering timers-check) there’s a ton of stuff to do […] Read more…

Hunter calls “Play Ball” at the SF Giants Game

Today, my 5-year-old Grandson, Hunter was chosen to call “PLAY BALL” before the San Francisco Giant’s baseball game. In a word, he was AMAZING!!!! and, no, I don’t think I’m biased! Here’s a video of his “amazingness” (click below to view) I’ve been fortunate enough to have so many proud moments in my life….about a […] 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…

Gardenin’ Update

I’m truly having a hard time focusing right now with all the excitement and preparations being made for our upcoming trip to Cannes!! But I wanted to put up a little bit about what’s going on in the garden right now. This past weekend I was finally able to get out there and, besides doing […] Read more…

Cannes Film Festival

Um, yep, we’re going – me and Pops…. HOW, you say? Well, let me explain…. See, one of my husband’s absolutely best friends in the whole wide world is Sam George (go ahead Google him, you’ll get lots of info that way) and well, Sam wrote this documentary called “Hollywood Don’t Surf” that just happened […] Read more…

Feeling Blessed

First, I apologize for being a bit off this past week or so. My mom is here visiting from Florida and I feel it’s more appropriate to be present for her while she visits than on the internet having my usual fun. I’m working on a bunch of posts including one from our trip up […] Read more…

I Love Theme Parks!!

Have I already said this somewhere?? I simply love, love, love amusement parks!! I have ever since we moved to Florida when I started High School. My parents bought all of us season passes to Disney World (we lived 15 minutes away) and we all went there every Sunday afternoon after church. It was the […] 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…

Savings Sites of the Week

I’m back with more websites to help you save. To see a complete list of what I’ve posted in the past check out my Stuff-to-Share page. I’d like to feature this site this week because not only do they provide valuable coupons, but they also pass along 60 percent of the profit they earn to […] Read more…

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Have you ever been to a Master Gardener Spring Garden Market? Until this year, I hadn’t been. I went this past Saturday with my friends Don and Kathy. It was wild!! So many types of heirloom tomatoes (79 varieties) – it was heavenly because all you could think about is what you would make with […] 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…

Spring Giveaway Fun from Tip Junkie

I just came across this great site and wanted to make sure to share it with you. They’re having a giveaway every hour on all 4 of their blogs on April 13th from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm (CST). Which will total over $6,000 worth of products given away in one day! Click the link […] Read more…

Morning Mantra

Early morning, Pops is out of town for a week of surfing fun. Bubba, Lucy and I are up early enjoying the quiet. The birds have started their morning song. I have the coffee maker heating up and the sun is just beginning to peak through the trees. Aaaahhh the first breath of a new […] Read more…

Mimi becomes a Catholic

A few years ago, my youngest daughter Mimi decided to become a Christian. Little did we know then that this was only the beginning of her religious journey. Our girls (along with Libby’s husband and our two Grandsons) lived in Grass Valley, California at that time (about 3 hours from our home) and Mimi became […] Read more…

Homemade Hair Care

Just saw this online and wanted to share. I share the link at the bottom of the post if you’d like to read more…enjoy! Basic Shampoo This is a great basic shampoo for all hair types. If you hair is oily, omit the optional vegetable oil, but if your hair is dry or damaged, you […] Read more…

One Man’s Junk…another Garden’s Treasure

This is what one of the outside walls of my studio looks like: Just a bunch of random junk stuff I’ve accumulated throughout the years. In fact, a lot of this “stuff” has been given to me. I truly have a hard time turning down anything free – anything at all. I always try to […] Read more…

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