Earth Day Tips for Water Conscious Design in the Garden

Water-conscious garden design is important for anyone who wants to keep a green garden in California. It’s easier than you think, too! Below I’ve laid out my top 10 tips for living a water-friendly lifestyle. TOP TEN TIPS 1. Be conscientious with your...

Make the Most of the California Rain

I’m collecting rain water, and you should be, too! It’s so easy! If you don’t have rain barrels, which you can easily buy at Target, set out plastic tubs and buckets as rain catchers.  Then, store it all in a large container to water the garden...
Gifts That Give Back to Mother Earth

Gifts That Give Back to Mother Earth

Don’t just give gifts to your friends and family this holiday season, give back to Mother Earth! Thymes Fragrances is offering “Buy One. Plant One.”  For every candle purchased, a tree is planted in collaboration with Woodchuck USA.  Talk about a gift...
Staying Grounded During The Christmas Chaos

Staying Grounded During The Christmas Chaos

What a moment to capture on camera – such love and adoration! This photo grounds me during a season where my decorating (and shopping!) can get a little out of control. Dear Jackie, your timeless style and class will always be the biggest source of inspiration...
Thanksgiving – Gratitude For a Fruitful Harvest

Thanksgiving – Gratitude For a Fruitful Harvest

As we reflect on gratitude, I am reminded of all that is dear and closest to my heart; family, both immediate and extended through friendships formed and kept for years. Thank you all for the many joys you have given me, for there is nothing greater than to love and...
Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy

Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy

Fall decorating is so fun and easy…just pile on layers and layers of pumpkins!  And you don’t have to stick with the standard orange, either.  Branch out and make a statement with white pumpkins, multi-colored pumpkins, and even miniatures!  The variety...
Autumn … Darker Days … Brighter Nights

Autumn … Darker Days … Brighter Nights

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For The Love Of Figs…

For The Love Of Figs…

When we moved into our Brentwood home it was a welcome surprise to find a mature Fig tree in the far back garden. I have always loved their graceful majestic beauty especially when they are in full leaf. Plus, there is the added advantage of a late summer bounty! We...
THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION DECOR IDEAS

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION DECOR IDEAS

FRONT DOOR ENTRY: This arrangement will surely get your guests in a Thanksgiving Day mood upon arrival! – Magnolia leaves, orange Chinese lanterns, bittersweet and mini orange pumpkins. THANKSGIVING TABLE: Large white and mini white pumpkins mixed with...
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