A Day in My Life: The Unexpected Thing about New Kitchen Appliances

Suzanne Family, house update, Simple Living, Summer, That's Life, Uncategorized

As much as our Summer of House Updating has stressed my fragile mental health, I have to admit I’m still dazzled by the new kitchen appliances.    Our old appliances were 25 years old. They still worked, but they worked LOUDLY. The biggest change I’ve noticed with the new appliances is that everything is so quiet! Whisper-hush.     The …

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 It started when I pointed out a cracked tile in an extremely outdated bathroom to my husband.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 …

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! …