En La Casa

Bug (short for Bebe pug) is my 11-year-old second-born daughter. (The first being my 12-year-old pug.) She’s a purebred, born from a line of AKC champion pugs, but with that came the typical hereditary joint diseases of overly bred “perfect” pugs. Don’t get me wrong; Bug is perfect in every which way and I wouldn’t […]

July 14 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Casa   En La Cocina

We’ve had torrential rain for the last four days. It was utterly awesome. And not just because the rain was desperately needed in our drought, but because it gave me an excuse to make a fire every day and drink hot cider, the kind of wintery things I adore but don’t get to do that […]

March 3 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Casa

There’s a new place where you can find me each week, and that’s over on KCET’s new Living section! The nation’s largest independent public television station recently launched their online Living division, which features all the things that make life good: food, travel, green living, and home and garden. My focus is on Home & […]

May 20 2013      15 comments     Linda Ly
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If you follow my Facebook page, you may have noticed a few recent posts from my new project, This Is La Buena Vida, which launched this past weekend! The site aggregates all of the images from my new Instagram account @GardenBetty. As a photo-centric blog, This Is La Buena Vida is my personal pinboard for […]

August 27 2012      1 comment     Linda Ly
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Well whaddya know, I’m an expert at something! (Granted, I don’t always feel like an expert after slugs have decimated my seedlings or fresh manure has burned my plants. But I do know my way around a hori hori knife and never let a good beer go to waste.) I’m so thrilled to be featured […]

August 16 2012      7 comments     Linda Ly
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I just joined the team as a contributing writer for Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest! Very excited about this new opportunity! Re-Nest is a terrific resource if you like good design and want to “green” up your home. Twice a week I’ll be blogging over there about sustainable design, decor and living. Now you’ll get your fill […]

October 5 2011      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Casa   Noticias

The Perfect Day can take on many incarnations, but one of my favorites involves good friends, great surf, stellar sunset, steamy hot tubbing, midnight conversations around a fire, zesty carne asada, and fresh-squeezed clementine margaritas. It’s an entirely way-too-easy way to take down four tequila shots in one deliciously juicy minty drink! Aahhhhh… Yes. This […]

January 30 2011      2 comments     Linda Ly
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