Oven Braised Chicken with Tomato and Olive Sauce

Happy Autumn Equinox! Mother Earth decided to bless us by sending our first real Fall day.  The temperature dropped from the upper 90s down to 72 and breezy in just a couple days.  The wind smelled wet and cold.  It blew strongest in the afternoon and the dust was so thick in places that visibility was… Continue reading Oven Braised Chicken with Tomato and Olive Sauce

Breakfast Tacos

Are you feeling those first stirrings of Fall yet?  I know I have been for a couple of weeks now.  The nights are much cooler.  My bedroom windows are still open at night, but only a crack.  The evenings are still very warm but I have pulled out the warmer blankets for the middle of… Continue reading Breakfast Tacos

Life in Black and White- March

Has it been a month already!?! This past month has been incredibly stressful with visitors, car troubles, illness, baby sleep troubles and so much more.  I hope to get back to blogging regularly soon. The rainy season has finally hit us and with it comes incredible cloud formations.  I caught these yesterday. Hope your having… Continue reading Life in Black and White- March

Life in Black and White – Feb 2014

One of Gavin’s favorite places to play is inside the empty bird houses outside.  They are like giant cubbies with doors.  The perfect place for a toddler to play hide and seek. This post is part of a year long blog circle on Black and White photography.  Please check out Jen Reynolds fabulous blog next.

How To Make Fresh Pasta (without a pasta machine)

So this year I’m going to try to spend an hour or two each week doing something 100% for myself. This week I tackled pasta. I have always wanted to try making fresh pasta, but it seemed like such a useless skill considering how many different kinds of pasta I can pick up at the store for $1.00.

Free Quick Edit Preset for Landscapes

In my opinion, watching someone edit a photo is the best way to learn how to edit your own pictures.  On my photography blog I would occasionally do editing tutorials and now that I’ve combined my blogs I would love to expand on that in 2014.  I ‘m also interested in doing screenshot videos as… Continue reading Free Quick Edit Preset for Landscapes

Life in Black and White – Jan 2014

I joined a Black and White Photography blog circle for 2014.  Crossing my fingers that I can see this one through the whole year. These are pre haircut pictures.  A day or two after this I gave him his very first haircut. If you want to see more beautiful Black and White pictures head on… Continue reading Life in Black and White – Jan 2014

The Laguna

The Laguna de Santa Rosa and the vineyards near it are one of the most beautiful places I have ever laid my eyes on.  I mean, I haven’t really been to that many places in my short life, but I have traveled extensively in California and this one tops the list.  This whole area is… Continue reading The Laguna