Tag Archives: California


12 Apr

“The beautiful thing

that you are discovering

is that you are

already here,

but you have been

imagining that you are

on a journey


- Mooji

old time poster from California

Nice collage! :)

Check out In the Stillness…Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes !

Sacramento, California

8 Apr

letters, hands, feet, embedded in a sidewalk in Sacramento, California

Who could resist? :)

Check out For You To See !

Camp Pendleton, California

7 Apr

Here’s another favorite of my grandmother, Stephanie, who you first met here. I believe this photo was taken sometime in the ’40s, when Mom-Mom was in her twenties. I’m not sure what the occasion was (I’ll have to ask her), but it was either a family vacation or they were visiting her brother Johnny when he was in the Army (most of my family was in the Army, I’m such a rebel). Anyway, I really love this look because it is 100% something I would wear tomorrow and feel great in. I love the sash on the skirt. When I talk about keeping things simple and not having a huge color palette in favor of texture and detail, this is exactly what I’m talking about. And the shoes? I love a little peep toe/ankle strap combo.

This photo reminds me of spring, and the fact that it’s almost around the corner. I love that you can see her dimples, something that has been passed down to our Cub. I wish I had time to get my hair that curly.

Hope you’re having a great week.

xo, S.

Woman standing in front of a log cabin in Camp Pendleton, California

This is why we take photographs! :)

Check out Plaid Skirt !


San Francisco, California

5 Apr

Click here for a desktop wallpaper version of this photo.

pinball machine in San Francisco, California

Love it! :)

Check out PinballPix !

Carpinteria, California

2 Apr

lovers in  Carpinteria, California walking along the beach

Beautiful! :)

Check out The Grace in all Things !

Santa Barbara, California

22 Mar

What makes SB so special to me is the ocean. Other than being a fun place to splash around in with your friends, it can also be therapeutic. It allows me to let go of all my worries and just go with the flow. For some it’s too cold, but I’ve become used to it. I’ll never forget the day my friends Reyna, Nina and I decided to go to the beach on a rainy day. I can’t remember why, but we were all having an absolutely terrible day and needed to get away together so we decided to go to a very private beach called Hammonds. When we got there I remember sprinting down the beach to our favorite spot, stripping down, and running for our lives into the freezing cold water. All of our worries instantly ceased and we swam around, diving under the big waves for at least an hour. Once we had gotten enough seaweed in our hair and sand in our bathing suits, we ran out and perched ourselves on top of a small cliff overlooking the beach. What was so special about it was because it was such a cold day, we didn’t see a single other person on the beach and it felt as though it was our own little world. Ever since then, the ocean has been my happy place.

woman floating in water near Santa Barbara, California

Wonderful picture and words! :)

Check out Maddy Rotman !

Dana Point, California

10 Mar

I discovered professional surfer/ artist Tyler Warren while checking out the Captain Fin Co. blog. They were featuring a surfboard he shaped, and it turns out he’s not only a great surfer and surfboard shaper, but also a pretty darn good artist. Most of his work is surf or beach themed. I ordered one of his prints and it came numbered and signed by Tyler. It’s actually the first print I’ve ever ordered, and I was totally impressed with the quality. It even came with a personal thank you note written out on masking tape!

You can check out more of his art at Art By Tyler Warren.

painting of a woman sunbathing by Tyler Warren

Nice one!  :)

Check out Ice Tubes !

Be The Star You Are – Lake Shasta, California

7 Mar
I love that you are making the world a better place one toe at a time. Since I’m the co-author of the New York Times Best Selling book, Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, we have always said we are making the world a better place one book at a time. However we make the world better, it’s a boon for all.
Attached is our ToeStory pic from Be the Star You Are!® 501c3.  Be the Star You Are!® is an all volunteer top rated charity dedicated to empowering women, families, and youth through improved literacy and increased positive media.  We also produce and host two radio shows. Our web site links are below:
Be the Star You Are!®: http://www.BetheStarYou Are.org
Creative CommunityL http://www.BTSYA.org
Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio: http://www.StarStyleRadio.com
Express Yourself!™ Youth Radio: http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BetheStarYouAre
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BTSYAcharity
Feet,toes,Be The Star You Are - Lake Shasta, California
Nice shot, and a great cause! :)
And also check out The Star Lady’s Blog !

Lakewood, California

6 Mar

Checking out the annular solar eclipse.

feet,toes,phone,woman,man,street,sitting,Lakewood, California

Nice shot! :)

Check out Ron Jimenez’ Flickr Photostream and his blog, Speaking Canuxican !

4th of July, Los Angeles, California

3 Mar

domestic charm : Weekend Feet!

woman,feet,toes,casual,July,fourth,Los Angeles,California

Nice shot, so relaxed! :)

Check out tofu_minx’ Flickr Photostream !

Oakland, California

12 Feb

art,owls,baby,feet,illustration,Oakland, California

Great work!

Check out guillermo’s artworks !

Surfing Selfie – Bolsa Chica State Beach, California

10 Feb

The “Selfie”-one part memory maker one part narcissism.  Always with the potential for hilarity.

My 15 year old daughter has perfected the art of the selfie.

I hope I did her proud.

woman on surfboard,Surfing Selfie - Bolsa Chica State Beach, California

Surfing selfie thanks to the Go Pro.

woman on surfboard with water,Surfing Selfie - Bolsa Chica State Beach, California

A paddling selfie.

Best.Selfie.Ever. :)

Check out Wahine Wednesdays !


San Bernardino, California

8 Feb
Exotic dancers on the sidewalk in San Bernardino, California

Photo: Rick Ross

Nice shot, beautiful outfits! :)

Check out 1000 Total Strangers’ Flickr Photostream !

San Francisco, California

8 Feb

Painting,Stephen,Kelly,San Francisco, California

Beautiful! :)

Check out Stephen Kelly Creative !

San Francisco, California

2 Feb

My 18-year old cat recently passed away, but his memory will live on in my heart…and toes. :)

cat,foot,toes,San Francisco, California

What a cutie, sorry for your loss.

Check out Laura Macky !



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