If you’re a Facebook fan of Herbal Philosophy Teas, you probably know by now that our teas are officially on the shelves of a Whole Foods Store in Seattle. (Will someone please pinch me so I know I’m not sleepwalking?)
We made some subtle changes to the labels and the formulas, which you can read more about in the Herbal Philosophy blog post about Changes and Opportunities.
When James and I are not scrambling to “get stuff done,” it’s usually because we’re on the road. Savoring the famed Pacific Northwest summer.
On a whim one Sunday, we traversed the Sound, riding our bicycles around Bainbridge Island.
Catching the sunset on the ferry back home.
We also spent two days in San Francisco, where I may have left my heart.
I took the kids to Golden Gate bridge, on the bus, by myself. (Yes, it was worth it.)
We found unexpected joy in a rooftop fountain.
A carousel ride can never be overrated, especially when you’re five and under.
After we left the city for the family reunion, we kayaked on a lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
We attended another lovely wedding on another beautiful island.
Emile is a die-hard beach comber, uncovering the coolest rocks and tiniest crabs.
Giovanna continues to get prettier by the day.
She likes to dress up.
And dress down.
She can often be found on abandoned tricycles at the park.
She doesn’t love her car seat, but she does love her dollies.
And talking on her cell phone.
And her grammy and grampa.
This smile is what gets me through the day, with my own to match.
I continue to be in awe of the farmers markets and inspired to experiment in the kitchen, seeking to maximize health and yumminess, while minimizing prep time. I threw together this one, tofu-sesame lettuce wraps with garlic and fresh mint, and surprised even myself. It was so good that I took a picture.
At the end of each day, if I’m not blogging, working or writing and editing my brains out, I’m sitting in my groovy living room. Just chilling.
What are you doing this summer?