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I met the most amazing craftspeople when I was in Portland last week. Read my USA Today piece, 10 Portland makers who will make you say, “Please take my money!” and get all your holiday shopping done early!

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Lois and Michael in Aix-en-Provence

Bon jour! Michael and I just got back from two amazing weeks in France — one week on an incredible Viking River Cruise and a few days in both Aix-en-Provence and Paris. I’m pulling together pictures and notes, and will be writing tons about it to encourage you to add this trip to your bucket list.

Meanwhile, here’s what I’m currently doing. Let me know what you’re up to, too! [Read more…]


flowers in encinitas

I took this picture during a walk with my dad the other day, and the idea is to give you hope that spring will come. (I won’t mention that it’s been 80 degrees in San Diego while my poor daughter is stuck in Boston, visiting friends and sending me text messages that say, “Windchill of -14. Help me.”) [Read more…]


Pool in rain

Okay, I know I was only going to do this once a month but I love the whole idea of it and it was almost two weeks ago that I posted the last Currently.

Plus, I’m gotten so into the big #40days#40bags de-cluttering project, I want to keep the momentum going and keep dumping!

So here’s what I’m currently up to. How about you? [Read more…]


West Palm Beach ocean

One of the highlights of getting to #ExperienceBuick in Detroit last weekend was meeting Andi Fisher of Misadventures with Andi. She is an awesome person and I’m so excited about spending time with her over the next year.

Andi does a great monthly post called “Currently,” which I just discovered because I have a bunch of assignments due and I am currently procrastinating.

Because I totally fell in love with this idea and it gave me a glimpse into Andi’s life — and it’s a quick and easy post — I decided to try one myself. I may even do this monthly. [Read more…]