Using Google Calendar for meal planning

While I don’t love planning, I love myself a good system. Furthermore, figuring out an organizational approach that works for my chaotic way of thinking is a challenge I always enjoy. I’ve started experimenting with Google Calendar as a meal planning tool, since a calendar is essentially what my meal plan is. So far, theContinue reading “Using Google Calendar for meal planning”

Fueling fitness. Aka: Protein… that I can pronounce

Let’s talk about fueling fitness. Nutrition and fitness I have a close friend who is a competitive triathlete. We went to the gym together once (and only once) when we were in college. She was giving me some weight lifting tips, and in the process of bicep curls with weights in the sub-5 pound category,Continue reading “Fueling fitness. Aka: Protein… that I can pronounce”

Designing beautiful new homes for adorable little succulent cuttings

On a recent thrift store outing I found these gorgeous little containers for around $1 each. I had been shopping with Halloween costumes in mind, but couldn’t pass these up. Back at home I had some tiny succulents planted in yogurt containers (I had poked some holes in the bottom with a kitchen knife forContinue reading “Designing beautiful new homes for adorable little succulent cuttings”

Fitness is more than weight | Fitbit Aria 2

I got home from Orlando to a nice surprise today—a Fitbit Aria 2! I’ve been wearing a Fitbit Ionic smart watch for over a year now. I love that the data provides a fuller picture of what health looks like. Not just a number on a scale, but also my cardio fitness and the numberContinue reading “Fitness is more than weight | Fitbit Aria 2”

Learning how to fitness

I’ve been learning how to fitness lately. And by that I mean how to make fitness a routine. This word “routine” is one I truly hate. Perfect to me sounds like “flexibility” and “spontaneity” and, when used in succession, “we’ll figure it out when we get there.” I shudder, on the other hand, at “plans”Continue reading “Learning how to fitness”

From old to new: wardrobe cabinet to bar cabinet 🍸

My husband knows that if I’m having a bad day, or if he needs a bargaining chip, nine times out of ten a consignment store will do the trick. On this particular day we made a trip to Consignment Classics in San Diego’s Point Loma neighborhood, where we found this gem: We were specifically lookingContinue reading “From old to new: wardrobe cabinet to bar cabinet 🍸”

Three books to inspire your garden makeover

I’m a designer by trade, which means I have lots of opinions when it comes to the design of my everyday environment. Some call me “particular,” although I prefer “intentional.” In many areas of my life, I have the skillset to execute upon the design concepts in my imagination. When it comes to designing withContinue reading “Three books to inspire your garden makeover”