A touch of Santa Cruz

This turquoise glass dish filled with sand and shells reminds me of the beautiful beach town where I grew up. I found a couple of the shells and the square-shaped dish at a boutique I adore in downtown Santa Cruz. The bit of sand and other shells I collected at the beach. Mama created a…

Turquoise toes & frosting shots 

Today my friend Richard came to visit and we had an awesome afternoon of fun in downtown Santa Rosa! I loved catching up on life with my buddy. We worked together at The San Francisco Chronicle, and then we lived near each other for a while as well. We used to hang out frequently, but now…

Reading Nook Closet

The Nosy Parker family has been getting creative to maximize space after a recent downsize to a smaller home. One of our first major in-home projects was installing floor-to-ceiling shelving, drawers and more to better organize our tiny bedroom closets. We did it on the cheap with IKEA… here’s the blog post about that project. Next…