Sunday, March 04, 2018

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Welcome! Nice to meet you!

I’m Eden, a third-generation Californian. Together my husband, 5.75 year old daughter, and Maine Coon cat, are making 849 sq ft in a 100 year old Edwardian a home in San Francisco.

Eden and cubes as photographed by Gates Hensley Silverstein


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Choosing to Go Natural

In this space, I strive for my online persona to be a slice of my real self. That means I try to be open and vulnerable.

I want readers who meet me in person to feel like they’re meeting the same person they imagined when they interacted with me online. A task, by the way, that's not as easy as one would think.

My Traveling Companion, Alt Summit Conference 2017, Palm Springs, CA


So, not being afraid to be myself is something I take very seriously. To match up words I share with my daughter to my actions, right before the New Year I decided to do something bold.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Making time for creativity (and why you should too!)

The greatest gift we can give ourselves is no expectations. When we free ourselves from having to live up to or deliver according to expectations (aka perfection), we can truly be in the moment and present. We grant ourselves permission to create or make as we did when we were kids.

Stockpiled Mulberry, Unryu, Kozo, and Mango fiber and inclusions paper for crafting


This April through July, I'm giving myself this exact freedom. For Elle Luna's 100 Days Project, I'm creating 100 collages using supplies I've been stockpiling for eventual projects over the past decade or so.

Are you participating in Elle Luna's 100 Days Project?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Raising a Foodie: Growing Your Own Potatoes

Eating organic is expensive. That means we need to get creative when it comes to stretching our budget dollars. So we're always looking for ways to get the most out of what we buy.

Grow your own organic potatoes and onions from your kitchen scraps.


We buy organic potatoes, which means if we don't eat them fast enough, they often sprout.

So, the last time one of our potatoes sprouted, we decided to plant it to see what would happen.

What foods have you saved from the compost by planting them?


Saturday, March 04, 2017

Reducing Women to What They Wear

This week the news has been about whether the clothing worn by the first lady and the first daughter was appropriate for Tuesday's joint address to Congress. And all I could think about was how women were always reduced to their attire.

Do you remark first about what a woman is wearing?


Surely we have better things to do than tear a woman to pieces over a matter of fashion.” - Zelda, “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald,(*affiliate link)” Episode 5, “The It Girl”

How do you remark about another woman?
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