fall sangria with cranberries & apple cider

Last weekend we went on our annual trip to Little Basin with friends. It was heaven in a campground, lost in a sea of redwood trees. I wanted some fall and it delivered. The crisp air. The smell of the trees. I am not sure what it is about these big old trees, these wise [...]

{live here, eat that} pumpkin spice

orange and wood

L: Swedish home via Hus o Hem|R: pumpkin cake apple turbans by Lemon Fire Brigade. Guys, this house hunting stuff is crazy! Last week we put our very first offer on a mid-century home that we LOVED – we put in a very strong offer….but  our offer still got outbid by $75K. And worst, it [...]

Blackberry bliss smoothie on A Thousand Threads

Believe it or not, I am alive. Three kids is no joke, and I’ve been trying hard to kick butt at this mama thing. Which really, involves everything but time spent online….which is a funny thing when you’re a blogger. But the break isn’t all that bad for the mind The girls start school on [...]

Danish buttermilk and lemon smoothie

We’re flying to Denmark today to see hubby’s family, and so I thought I’d share a quick little morning smoothie recipe with you to celebrate. Buttermilk is very popular in Denmark, especially in the summer where it is often used chilled for dessert and served with small cookies. I first tried this lemon smoothie at [...]

{live here, eat that} Scandinavian summers

L: Swedish summer house via Hus o Hem | R: Coconut tres leches cake by Local Milk Sharing this little Swedish summer house with you all today. We leave tomorrow for Denmark, and I can’t wait – I’ve had Scandinavian summers on my mind lately. Summer in France are great, but somehow, there is something [...]

{Live here, eat that} icelandic home in Sweden

L: Home via Hus o Hem| R: Spicy grapefruit margarita via The Life Styled. hi friends! I am on my way to France with the girls – flying alone with all 3 girls, wish me luck! Today I wanted to share this sweet place from Sweden. The owners of this lovely home are from Iceland [...]

Delicious citrus curds | pink grapefruit, lemon and blood orange

One of my favorite thing about living in California is all the citrus. I. CAN’T. GET. ENOUGH. Growing up in France surrounded by apple and cherry trees, I had never even seen a real citrus tree until I moved to Arizona for college. I was hooked instantly. Nothing like the sight of bright yellow in [...]

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches {Guest post by Ashley from Sugar & Cloth}

Baby Freia arrived on May 9th, so while I take some time to rest and bond with my little girl, an amazing group of blogger friends is helping “fill in the gaps”. Enjoy their amazing posts  Hello, Ashley here from Sugar & Cloth! I’m so excited to be able to fill in with a quick recipe [...]

{live here, eat that} berry purple

purple berries

L:Jenny’s house via Dos Family & Hus o Hem|R: Meringue blackberry & blueberry tart by My Little Fabric Last week somehow my husband’s coworkers ended up finding my blog somehow, and apparently they were a bit dumb-founded – they said “YOU? You LIVE there?” As in “You, the super masculine geek that you are? You [...]

Coconut Panna Cotta {Guest post by Laicie from A 1000 Threads}

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Baby Freia arrived on May 9th, so while I take some time to rest and bond with my little girl, an amazing group of blogger friends is helping “fill in the gaps”. Enjoy their amazing posts Hi lovely readers! This is Laicie from A Thousand Threads and I’m so excited to be filling in for Audrey [...]