WELCOME!I’m Lauren — a gentle wanderlust who lives in a little valley nestled between Sacramento and San Francisco. I embrace life’s littlest and most poignant moments, and share them here.
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Does anyone else, particularly any Californian, feel guilt every time you enjoy those early, early, early hot, hot, hot rays of sunshine or smile when you drive with the windows down because it’s so balmy and beautiful? I do. I … Continue reading
Happy Monday. I had a rather quiet weekend to myself, which is a bit unlikely and a bit nice. It eased my mind to catch up on personal projects and check things off that never-ending list of to-dos. We all … Continue reading
I kind of pride myself on not being too materialistic. I don’t need — or like, really — super fancy clothes. I want flip-flops over expensive boots or heels any day. I’d rather have a good earthy sandwich on chunky … Continue reading
Festivus. A holiday for the rest of us. That’s how we played up the Dec. 23 “Seinfeld” tradition: With an unadorned “Festivus pole,” “Airing of Grievances” for the year, “Feats of Strength” (a Liar’s Dice battle) and nine-beast stew (aka … Continue reading
The last few months, many of my spare minutes have been spent in my aunt’s kitchen. It started with dinners that finished outside in the springtime. Soon we were grilling fruit and tofu, and experimenting with quinoa and our new … Continue reading
The past few years, my family has made homemade tamales for New Year’s Eve or Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious; but my favorite part of tamale season is the craft involved in creating them, and then enjoying … Continue reading
Sometimes, it’s the simple things. Here is a look at life lately. Happy Friday. Stay dry and warm during your weekend. xoL