Filoli House & Garden…and my friend Nyna

Suzanne Family, Going Green, Uncategorized

Last Saturday, my dear friend Nyna Dolby gave a flower workshop at 1st Presbyterian Church in Livermore. Nyna is the head of flower arranging at Filoli House & Gardens, an historic home in Woodside, California, and on the board of Filoli House & Gardens (which, if you’re interested, is a jamming of the words: Fight, Love, Live = FILOLI). Nyna …

A Day in My Life: The Summer of House Updates

Suzanne Family, Going Green, house update, Kitchen remodel, Simple Living, Summer, Uncategorized

This summer, one of our main focuses has been to get some much-overdo updates on our 1955-era house. It started when I pointed out a cracked tile in an extremely outdated bathroom to my husband. Being a highly detailed and uber-literal guy, he created five phases of updates for the house. Five phases. We are now on Phase Three. Dry wall …


A Day in My Life: Garden Woes

Suzanne Going Green, That's Life

I don’t know how pioneers survived. My garden is enclosed, well tended, and yet nearly every week, there is some kind of middle-of-the-night invader who ruins a thriving plant. Below was a gorgeous sunflower, just about to open, that suddenly had its stalk chewed about two feet up from its base. It seemed like the work of a deer, but …


Friday Funny: Living with a Drought

Suzanne Fun, Going Green

  Our grass looks like hay! But so do most of our neighbors’s lawns. Do you have any water saving tips? Please share! We’ll be plucking a winning tip out of the comments. Winner receives a signed book! Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram.

Santa Monica Community Garden

Dreams Coming True: Connecting with the Land in an Urban Setting

Suzanne Dreams Coming True, Going Green, Summer

Dreams Coming True is a new Thursday feature on my blog, a way to highlight those whose goal is to create community. The dream might be a blog, a published book, a small business, volunteering, or even fundraising for a charity. Something that makes the world a better place . . . for others. Welcome Cris Gutierrez from Santa Monica Community Gardens! …