Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 5/52

February 5th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

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Wise words.

Weird week, weird week. I guess I’ll continue to say it. But it was! I worked a bunch of extra hours this week, so it felt a bit like all work and no play. But then tonight, just now, Jeremy and I got some really amazing news (I’ll share more later, I promise). So now we’re feeling on top of the world, and we have a ton of fun things planned for the coming week, and hey — life is good!

Life is good. I’m going to make sure I keep reminding myself of that.

Here’s what another weird week looked like, ’round here:


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The annual seed exchange at the Santa Barbara Public Library was so awesome! Bigger and better than I ever expected, there were so many local farms and non-profits and conservation groups. So many people participating . . . so many seeds! And info and speakers and a bluegrass band, to boot! Very fun. My kinda party.


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Monarch chrysalis’. I got milkweed seeds!


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Waits and I got to preview MOXI – the new Museum Of eXploration + Innovation that opens later this month. It’s so amazing! And beautiful and fun and science-tastic! We had a blast playing inside for hours. And isn’t it pretty?


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They put all the noise-makers up on the roof, haha.


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And the view from the roof of our beautiful city. I’m really feeling the California love these days. ♥


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Harvesting turnips with my first graders.


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And cooking them up, right there in the garden.


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We hosted a super unique event at the wine bar: Meditation & Wine! The brain child and baby of Jeremy, I’ve never heard of anything quite like it. Wines paired with guided meditations. Mindfulness. Gratitude. Self Love. We didn’t quite know what to expect, or if people would be into it. But it was a success! I never would have thought. But Jeremy knows what’s up.


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Saturday family fun — hiking with these two goofballs. ♥ (this pic makes me SO happy!)

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

My birthday party! I somehow managed to take not one single photo of it, so words will have to suffice. It was sweet and love-filled and delicious, but not at all what I had expected. Instead of a rowdy mixer with music and madness, it ended up being a mellow-yet-passionate group of radicalized revolutionaries, all sitting around in a big circle, laughing and commiserating, yelling and crying, and plotting our resistance late into the night. A politics party. And honestly? It was everything I could have wanted from my birthday. It was perfect. // Hiking with my honey. // Dirt under my finger nails. // Friends that text you to remind you of protests. ♥ // When Jeremy and I were in Ojai a couple of weeks ago, we picked up a special candle as a gift for Waits — a candle that has a piece of real Obsidian hidden inside it (Waits is a lover of crystals, and particularly fond of Obsidian). We came home from the wine bar this week to find that he and his baby sitter had been burning the candle, and I’m so excited for him to finally unearth that Obsidian! // I’m also excited for him to lose his tooth, which is really extra super wiggly. See, his first tooth he lost, he swallowed it immediately. His next tooth he lost was at summer camp, and they wrapped it up in a gum foil and he put it away for safe keeping, except it fell out and was lost forever. And his third tooth he lost at his Dad’s house, and I didn’t get to see it. But I am a witch and I am his mom and I *need* this precious, powerful piece of him omg it’s not fair! Haha. But seriously this next one is MINE. // Overhearing Jeremy calling his congressman, yeah woke men are sexy af. // Art and Science, and being surrounded by friends who create both of those things. // Tyrion Lannister. // Jeremy is so freaking good at what he does. And I love seeing him do it. I love hearing him talk about wines with our customers, delighting them and sharing his knowledge. And I love seeing his innovation and creativity, in the cocktails he creates and the techniques he employs. I love watching him do what he does so well, and I am so proud to be his partner.

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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!

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