• Recipes
  • Panzanella di Fiorella

    Remember when I got to call Tuscany home last Spring? (Sigh)  First of all, just saying that gives me serious urges to go back…but, the point is, while I was traveling and studying (and eating), I made a point to write down all of the recipes that I loved, or at least notate a guestimate […]

  • San Diego
  • the Flower Fields

    If you live in the San Diego area, then you definitely know what I am talking about when I say that this year feels like a record breaking year in terms of wildflowers and greenery.  San Diego has absolutely exploded with color these past few weeks, and I am loving it! Remember all of the […]

  • Life
  • March Roundup

    I’m starting another new series on the blog here today, a sort of monthly recap picked from my favorite Instagram moments.   This is going to be a great way for me to look back on my month and share with you all of my highlights. I’m sure that some months my top moments will be […]

  • 101 in 1001
  • 6 Month Check

    I am 6 months into my 101 in 1001, and I am a mixture of, “it has only been 6 months?” and “it has already been 6 months?!?”  Since my last check in (at month four), I’ve added 5 more goals to the completed list and have stayed steady at 13 for my goals in […]

  • Dining Out
  • El Pescador

    I don’t think that we are alone on this – whenever we have out of town guests visiting, we basically have a go-to list of things to do and places to eat; pretty much the “don’t miss” spots in San Diego.  And as far as food goes, we always make sure to make time for […]

  • Life
  • Celebrating 70

    Last week we had the joy of throwing a surprise 70th birthday party for my father-in-law.  Yes, it was a month early, but since my in-laws are out in San Diego right now, we really wanted to get the chance to celebrate together. As some of you know, my father-in-law is from Sicily, so when […]

  • San Diego
  • Butterfly Jungle

    Last Friday I had the oh-so-joyful experience of getting to preview the Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  The hubs and I had gone once before a few years back, and have always talked about wanting to go back.  I had remembered it being a magical experience, and truthfully, it was even […]

  • San Diego
  • Rainy Day Fun

    I can’t hardly believe that I am writing this post, but here I am.  It’s raining, and you know what, it’s been raining a lot in San Diego lately.  So much so, that I have been asked frequently, “what do you do in San Diego when it’s raining?” Well, a lot of the time my […]

  • Life
  • On My Night Table

    As I’ve mentioned before (here and here), I am a several books at the same time kind of girl.  It’s not so much that I get bored with reading one book, but it’s the idea that I have different options that I love.  The norm for me is typically 2-3 very different books going at […]

  • Home
  • Transitioning

    Remember my big home/decor inspiration post at the start of the New Year?  Yep, I have been majorly overhauling our apartment since then.  And although I sometimes feel like, “when the heck is it going to be finished?”, the hubby has also been gently reminding me that we’ve actually gotten a lot done in just […]