En La Casa

Before writing this post, I fondly read over the previous “Years in Review” from 2011, 2012, and 2013, and I’m astounded by how much has happened in the relatively short time I’ve been blogging. If I had to choose a theme for 2014, I think I would call it the “Year of Growth.” Not only […]

December 29 2014      20 comments     Linda Ly
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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      29 comments     Linda Ly
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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

In American culture, the number 13 is considered unlucky. But in Chinese culture, 13 is a very lucky number. When the numbers are spoken in Mandarin or Cantonese, they sound like the words for “growth” and “living” and signify a lifetime of prosperity. With all the awesome things that happened this year — the lucky 2013 — […]

December 30 2013      3 comments     Linda Ly
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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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You may have noticed a lack of consistent posting these past couple of months… and that’s because I was barely balancing the demands of working, blogging, renovating, road tripping, wedding planning, wedding crafting, and holiday entertaining all at once! (And by the way… yes, it can be done without going mad!) On New Year’s Eve, […]

January 8 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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