Ten Things I Loved In July

My friend, Rosie Molinary, made a list and I loved hers so much I stole her idea. Now I’ve been inspired to pause and notice the good stuff each month.

Ten Things I Loved In July 

Things I/We Did

1.      San Francisco – Once the mercury rises to over 100 degrees, I’m looking for an escape hatch. We are lucky enough to not only live within driving distance of SF, but have friends to visit while we’re there. We took advantage of our time off from work by driving to the East Bay and taking BART to the City. We visited at a couple of playgrounds/parks and reveled not sweating in the sun.

Late in the afternoon, we sautered over to a friend’s house to celebrate his son’s first birthday. Ruby helped by drooling all over his new Casio keyboard, riding his poki and charming his grandparents with her laughing while running away tricks. Oh and we ate excellent pupusas.

We left with a new Giants cap for Ruby and full bellies.

{Why, yes that is mother/daughter gingham.}

2.      East Bay Parks – Kennedy Grove, Tilden, Fernandez, Cheese Parks. So many playgrounds/parks and so little time. Ruby has so much energy, we keep her on the move and sometimes invite friends.

3.     Visited my mom. – El Paso Zoo and swimming at the hotel. We decided to make the hotel our playground.

4.     Visited Jed’s Dad – Mendocino County – Papa’s Papa’s ranch outside of Boonville is the biggest toddler science lab. We saw lizards, hawks, quail, bunnies, hummingbirds, bees, and various other insects and lots of plants. We hiked (as much as you can with a 21 pound toddler yelling, “UP!” the whole time), snoozed in the hammock (Ruby) and ate berries right from the bush.

Some people also switched hats.

5.     Yoga classes – taught and took. My favorites: Mondays 5:45 with Michelle and Saturdays 9am with Madeleine.

On The Plate

6.     Tacos, pupusas and guacamole.

7.     Stone fruit!

Products (and Services) I Love

8.      Sacramento County Library – pretty much every book I want to read, free books for my Kindle and tons of board books for Ruby. Plus it is perfectly walkable from my house and a wonderful community meeting place.

9.      Midtown Birkenstock – cute comfortable shoe heaven.

10.     Ikea home delivery – I wish I could afford to do this every time I bought something heavy.


So what are you loving lately? I’m always on the lookout for what is delicious in food, drink, fashion, and life. Leave me your favorites in the comments or write a post of your own and link back here.

1 thought on “Ten Things I Loved In July

  1. That picture of the hat swap is the best thing I have ever seen.

    Also: I am honored to be in that number 5 up there.

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