Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 2/52

January 14th, 2017 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback


Homemade smudges from wild foraged sage. ♥

Well, January sure is shaping up to be a real darling of a month! I mean, as long as I keep the focus on my little life, and ignore the larger world of political upheaval and potential global catastrophe, that is. But I do mean that sincerely — in my own little life, things have been so lovely lately.

Here’s what the second week of 2017 has looked like:



First hike of the new year! Cold Springs Trail. First of many.


Nature is my church. ♥ (and look! GREEN and WATER in southern California!!!)

Projects (homemade Apple Cider Vinegar tutorial here).

Hard at work practicing his math (which he loves — where did this little person come from??)

We had an amazing tasting with our favorite distributor, featuring small-scale family-made wines from Hungary, Croatia, Georgia, Slovenia, and more. Can’t wait to get these amazing wines on the list at our little vegan wine bar!

Rainy day adventuring.



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Besties. These two just melt my heart. ♥

Quiet mornings for self care: face masks and coconut chai green smoothies.

And busy busy nights, scarfing down dinner in the corner of the kitchen at the wine bar.


And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!

Drive-in movies! Jeremy and Waits and I all stuffed into the back of the Subaru, in a cuddle puddle piled high with pillows and blankies, vintage “flower power” pump-top serving thermos full of steaming hot peppermint tea, snacks and hats and slippers and snuggles and the cool night air on our faces. Truly madly deeply, the drive-in is my verymost favorite way to spend time with my family these days. ♥ // Roasted garlic. // Wearing high heals regularly for the first time in my life (’bout time I just embraced the fact: I am tall as fuck). // Waits asking (again) if he and I could get married when he grows up. // Aged Earl Grey. // Reading to Waits while he eats his breakfast before school. // Waits reading to me at night before bed. // Hanging out with super empowered women. // Tempeh. // When the wine bar is really busy. Ugh, best feeling!! // Planning my birthday. // Getting ready for a weekend away with my honey. // Waits and I had a bit of a car trip over to a neighboring town to cash in some Target gift cards. Instead of putting on music (ALL MOANA ALL THE TIME, these days), and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s coming birthday, I put on my favorite of his speeches. His “I’ve Been To The Mountain Top” speech. His last speech before he was assassinated. We talked a little about who MLK was, and then we listened to the speech, and then afterwards we talked about what it meant. He told me “So mama, if I was alive back then, I would have been on the black people’s side. I would have fought with them.” And it was an amazing opportunity to talk about what’s happening in America, right now. I told him that we are entering another Civil Rights Movement, and that he and I will get our chance to stand up and fight for what’s right. And I promised him that we would.

So yeah, if you’re a parent, I really recommend sharing that speech with your kiddos. It’s short, powerful, and a perfect conversation starter. ♥


Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile this week?

Happy Sunday, I hope you have a most wonderful week!

  • lysette

    Whoa, from the micro to the macro, the last part of your love list and what a brilliant mind/heart your little waits has makes me tear up. Thanks for the reminder to stay grateful/mindful and inspired/strong to stand up and fight this year(s) on <3

  • Sarah C.

    I’m glad you’re back to regular posts – I love hearing your voice more regularly!

    I’m loving lately: dreaming and planning for gardening–this is the year I’m going to do it right!, so seed catalogs and turning my compost and planning; opportunities for activism falling into my lap (invite to the local women’s march, invite to a meeting to try to unionize); candles – we’ve been eating dinner by candlelight and it makes that family time into a special event nightly; DIY household projects – we’ve been really busy for a few years and now that things are letting up in our professional lives, my husband and I have some time and energy for painting walls, redoing our pantry, and other little things that make our living space nicer!

  • Courtney

    I have to say I love Waits’ taste in music right now! Moana is definitely something that should be on everyone’s love list for so, so many reasons! I love that movie! :D

  • Sayward Rebhal

    It’s so amazing and (obviously) Lin Manuel Miranda is a literal genius. I can’t wait to hear what he does next!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Thanks Sarah! I’m soooo glad to be back. And thank you for the Love List! It’s wonderful to get a little glimpse into your life. ♥

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Thanks so much Lysette!

  • Rebecca Carnes

    Can I just say I love your love list?! I’m going to have to listen to that speech with P. We tried having a convo about MLK, and as I started I found myself stuck. Right now he sees differences in people, but still has that innocent mind that everyone is a human being regardless of how they look or who they are. It made me sad to have to explain how not that long ago (and even still today for that matter) people were not allowed the same rights as others solely because of the color of their skin…. and gender…and religion! So many to tackle:/ Maybe the speech will make it easier :) Thank you for sharing!!