Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sneak Peek

Look for my new column coming out this weekend in the Santa Barbara Sentinel! I had an awesome interview with Robert Carbonaro, the Master Luthier of Carbonaro Guitars...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Drink me

I would never stear you wrong, I take my wine very seriously! One of Santa Barbara's finest, tasting room in the hipster funk zone. Love it!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For those who love to bake

Start your morning off with the most delicious Orange Poppyseed Bread. It's amazingly simple to make:

I like to freeze one loaf for later, or bring it to a friend. They will love you forever.

A special thanks to my mother in law Nancy for this recipe. My three year old loves to help make it, (and eat it) we call it Grandma's Bread. 

Sometimes I like to add a squeeze of lemon, fresh from our tree, to the glaze topping, just to give it a little extra zing. 

Make this a tradition with your family today... You can thank me later! 

A few past articles of mine from the SB Sentinel

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The glories of a found Narnia

What a wonder Mother Nature is. Loving this amazing old tree, the perfect place to spark a child's imagination. 

It's nature like this that makes you stop and take a climb.

I don't know about you, but I think we found Narnia today, not so hidden within a beautiful park in Santa Barbara.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

And so it begins

The joy of music and wonder begins at an early age. Being the child of two musicians could be a bit intimidating, so it's something my husband and I talked about before we had kids.

We wanted to create an organic environment that opens the door to music, making it a playful option to all the regular toys. Around our house, instruments are scattered, always available when the creativity strikes. We play and sing together, listen to all kinds of music, and cheer each other on through it all. Our son had to live through making an album and I'm sure he is scarred for the rest of his days, with those songs from our 'The Lovers' album permanently imprinted in his brain with all the studio time he put in. 

Our newest family band member is music to her core. She loves the guitar and lights up when it is played. She plays any instrument she can get her little hands on and as of yesterday, her little fingers can finally reach the keys of our piano. Her face was pure joy as she realized the infinite possibility of her musical future. Or maybe that was something in her diaper.

It's not that we want them to grow up to be rock stars, (although it may be too late, our son is a natural) we know what a hard road it can be to travel... but instilling the beauty and love of such a wonderful gift that is music is something that I am happy to pass down to my babies.