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The beginning of a family tradition

Montecito Sequioa Lodge was everything and more. I loved it for its comfortable simplicity and reminder of what’s truly beautiful in life. Family. Connection. Nature. No TV. No internet.  As we began our departure from Orange County and 45 minutes into our 7 hour car drive we heard Celeste’s voice from the back seat “why… Continue reading The beginning of a family tradition

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In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

Last I left off we were in Borrego Springs, the kind of place that is so remote and small that you intentionally have to be going there. It’s not somewhere you happen to stop by on your way to your real destination. And don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful slow moving quiet place, the… Continue reading In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

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In search of wild flowers with a toddler and baby: Day 1 

I love the stillness and unfamiliarity of a hotel room at this hour.  We are in the city of Borrego Springs, the kind of quaint little city with no stop lights and that closes its mall at 5p daily. We are here to visit and explore Anza Borrego Dessert State Park and see the wild… Continue reading In search of wild flowers with a toddler and baby: Day 1 

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One with Nature

We are going camping this weekend!!! Can you tell I’m excited? I had never been camping until I met my husband, and I do mean the sleep in a tent and bundle up in your sleeping bag camping kind of thing. I remember the first time my husband took me camping to Joshua Tree National… Continue reading One with Nature