things i found browsing the internet

Tuscany Organic Farm - It would be so wonderful to visit here one day.

A Fancy Composter

An Organic Skin Care Line - S.W. Basics 

I love everything about this house!

3 Yummy Juice Recipes  

A lovely cook book

Wholesome Winter Health Advice - via cinnamongirlofmaine (love this blog)
Learn to farm @ The Farm School in Massachusetts - I'd love to attend this program   

Smoky Root Veggie Soup - Perfect for winter  


California - San Francisco & The Ferry Building Marketplace

Although we spent the majority of our trip in Carmel we did fly in & out of San Francisco, so we decided to spend part of our last day exploring a little of the city. We drove up the coast along highway 1, which was very beautiful, & for some reason we were all craving burgers. First we stopped at In & Out for my dad & brother, & then we took the Bart into the city to the Embarcadaro stop which drops you along the eastern waterfront of San Francisco & in sight of one of my favorite places in the city, The Ferry Building Marketplace. This place is incredible...it's filled with so many lovely things & amazing food options everywhere you look. Below are pictures from our time spent here.

My sister & I got our burger fix at American Eatery with a delicious organic grass-fed burger...much better than In & Out in our opinion, the quality difference is hard to deny.

Inside the Ferry Building Marketplace, this place makes me happy :)

I got Jon a jar of truffle salt  from here as a present...he is obsessed.

A lot of sampling everywhere you look, which is awesome & filling.

Beautiful things everywhere too, there was so much I would love to have & fill a home with.

Honey <3

Cowgirl Creamery & their Local Milkshed.
Serving Artisan Organic Cheeses.

"Celebrating beautiful & useful things for  home & garden."

I fell in love with this place & have decided that I want my future home to be filled with a set of their eatery. 

The line was too long to get a cup of coffee this day, but I discovered a cafe that was an extension of the company at the airport & got a cup of fresh dripped coffee before our flight took off early the following morning. It was delicious.

The line was also too long here, but there organic soft serve looked soo good....next time :)

Stunning views from outside the ferry building of the new Bay Bridge.

After we took the Bart back to our car we checked into our hotel for the night & met some old friends from the area for dinner. p.s. I highly recommend getting dungeness crab while in the area, it is the best crab I've ever had. 


California - Point Lobos State Reserve

One day my brother, sister, & I spent half the day exploring Point Lobos State Reserve. It's right in Carmel, where my grandparents live, & we all haven't been since we were much younger so we had a fresh perspective. It was so beautiful, I definitely recommend going if you are in the area, there is so much to explore & a vast array of trails that hug the shore line, offering so many breathtaking vistas. 

Oh hello :)

Ocean art, I love these colors together.

These trees <3

An otter snacking on a crab for lunch, very cool to witness.

Views for miles.

Whales! Very exciting to get to see :)

Sibling Love <3

It was a wonderful day.