“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” 

– Albert Einstein

#nature #gooutside #hike #goforahike #outside #Einstein #AlbertEinstein #quote #quoteoftheday #inspire #hill #trail #OC #California #CA



“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

#fdr #roosevelt #sailor #sea #quote #quoteoftheday #history #oc #ocean #mermaid #ship #NewportBeach #California #CA


Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Welcome 2017! ⛵⚓?

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.’s mother 

#sail #harbor #DanaPoint #Pilgrim #boat #California #OC #NewYear #discover #explore #2017 #sea #adventure












Don’t you love this Proverb?? Take time to run in the fields and soak up the sunshine. ? The future is bright and full of so much hope.


Monday Motivation


Our Monday Motivation: “You just think lovely wonderful thoughts,” Peter explained, “and they lift you up in the air.” – J.M. Barrie

Our handmade pixie dust necklace is a wonderful conversation piece and a great reminder to stay positive throughout the week! We offer several options.


Live Long and Prosper


“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” – Spock

Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Leonard Nimoy developed the concept of the “Live long and prosper” hand gesture for the Vulcan people based on his personal cultural/religious experience. You can learn more about his story by visiting @Yiddish_Book_Center ‘s website to view his oral history.


Happy Labor Day Weekend!





















Happy Labor Day Weekend! After a long week, it’s time to put on your favorite slippers and relax.







Little Women


“Lovely weather so far. I don’t know how long it will last, but I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” Little Women, Louisa May Alcott


Afternoon Bike Ride


It was a perfect spring day for an afternoon bike ride. The scenery reminded us of something out of a Beatrix Potter book. The handmade crocheted messenger bag that is cascading out of the wicker basket is lined with bunny illustration material. We purchased custard-filled baked goods and handcrafted coffee from our favorite local shops. As we sipped an Ethiopian brew, we discussed the simple pleasures of life. wpid-20150331_162300.jpg

These pictures were taken at one of our favorite parks where ducks and geese roam freely. They kindly approached us as we sat on a bench underneath a rustling tree. Potter’s story about Jemima Puddle-Duck almost came to life with these animated creatures. We reminisced about these darling tales that we read to each other out of pocket-sized books as children. Life, indeed, can be like a story. Let’s find daily beauty in the small things and never stop exploring.


White Canvas


White Canvas
by Lizzie

What is it about a white page that makes us nervous? Even as I set out to write this, I experienced writer’s block. I sat down and penned “White Canvas”. I almost crossed it out to write “Blank Canvas”. I stopped myself. I thought, “No. I’m just going to write. I’m not going to be afraid to make mistakes.”

So, here it is. My first contribution to Chisme Chick. I’d like to encourage you to allow yourself to be human. Do your best. Be yourself. Don’t become paralyzed with fear because you think you’re going to make a mistake.

I simplified my life several years ago. The amazing result of this was that I now have more time to create. Create what? Anything I want! That’s what’s awesome! I’ve created a great garden, knit scarves, crocheted throws, written articles, to name a few things.

Every day is like a white canvas. The world awaits for our contribution. We can add a little bit of color or a lot. We can use pastels or bright, bold colors. It’s up to us. Our particular gifts and talents are needed, though. We have to be confident and know this.

Henry David Thoreau said, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” What if, however, our lives are so cluttered- literally and figuratively to the point that we can’t even find the time to think about our goals and dreams let alone achieve them?

The first step is to become organized and get rid of the clutter in our lives. It will make room for more creativity. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” –Anonymous