Happy Thursday + Magical Mendocino Moments

Another Thursday is upon us, but I’m still reminiscing about last weekend in Mendocino. Here are a few of my favorite moments from the trip.  Enjoy the weekend!

Pattersons-Pub{Patterson’s Pub: Best burger and fries in Mendocino}

Water-Tower{Old-fashioned water towers around town}

Cliffs{Walks along the cliffs}

Fences{White picket fences and wild flowers}

Macullum-House{Sunlight on MacCullum House and pond}

Gas-Station{Totally reminds me of visiting my grandparents in Cloutierville}

Albion-River-Inn{Watching sunset over dinner at Albion River Inn}


Mendocino{Morning walks along the cliffs}


Me-Malika{Me and my horse for the day, Malika, riding along the beach}


Me{More exploring along the cliffs and a blissfully happy/dorky self-portrait}

Mendo-Real-Estate{Hmm…maybe I’ll move to Mendocino}

Hmmmm{…and open a shop}

Ahhhh{Ahh, sunset.  Another happy day in Mendocino.}


Happy Valentine’s Day


Today I’m celebrating all the love in my life: a family that loves and supports me, wonderful friends and of course, the love of my life….Orelia.  I’m working from home with Orelia and this lovely bouquet of tulips keeping me company this morning.  I can’t wait to head up to Point Reyes this afternoon for my Valentine’s date with a horse named Summer and one of the most gorgeous trail rides in the Bay Area.

Wishing everyone a day filled with love and joy.

Lovely Beyond the Ordinary

My dad recently used this phrase to sum up how he felt about everything associated with a loved one who passed away many years ago.  The words kept playing in my head.  Walking Orelia to the park this morning, I was smiling from ear to ear at all the “lovely beyond the ordinary” things that caught my eye and ran through my mind.

  1. Man, Orelia is one beautiful individual.  I just love the way she prances to the park every morning with her tail wagging as if to say “Bring it on, day.  I’m ready for this!”
  2. It’s finally warming up in San Francisco.  The skies are blue and the birds are chirping with joy that the temperatures are back to 60+ degrees.  I’m pumped to spend more time outdoors this weekend.
  3. I can’t wait to head to Petaluma for another horseback riding lesson this afternoon.  Giddy up!
  4. I’m excited to spend the weekend celebrating the birthday of a good friend. Birthday cake, anyone?!
  5. Life is indeed lovely beyond the ordinary these days.

Have a great weekend!

Petaluma(Petaluma – lovely beyond the ordinary indeed)


(Love the colorful reins lined up at the barn in Petaluma)


(Orelia – the loveliest of all things in my book)