Apricity. Such a beautiful word, the way it rolls off the tongue, and yet your spell-checker will tell you it doesn’t exist… at least, not anymore. Stemming from the Latin word apricus, meaning “exposed to the sun,” apricity describes that exhilarative energy we all experience on a clear, crisp day: the warmth of the sun […]

March 4 2013      14 comments     Linda Ly

This story, adapted from “Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral,” (“Anecdote Concerning the Lowering of Productivity”) is one of the most famous short stories from German writer Heinrich Böll. It’s one little story with many little lessons that mean many different things to all kinds of people. For me, it’s an authentic reminder that happiness is […]

February 21 2013      9 comments     Linda Ly

Three weeks had passed since my guy and I left behind a bedraggled bungalow in Baja. Right before Christmas, and New Year’s, and that little thing called our wedding, we decided to make one more trip down to Mexico with a handy friend and his pickup truck, toting along a few furnishings to outfit our […]

February 15 2013      14 comments     Linda Ly
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Since November, the hubs and I have been obsessing with a remodeling project… in Mexico… while planning our wedding… and even entertaining over the holidays. On top of all that, we actually stayed sane! I had mentioned a few weeks ago that we were reviving a bungalow in Baja. We managed to acquire a parcel […]

January 29 2013      29 comments     Linda Ly
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Once upon a time, before I became “too busy,” I used to keep a daily journal. I actually cheated a little and used Keel’s Simple Diary, because at the end of a long day, the last thing I wanted to do was think too much and simply filling in the blanks was fun and brainless […]

January 12 2013      16 comments     Linda Ly

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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