Joy Worth Having

discovering joy in big and simple pleasures

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How to make a tiered container herb garden

For the past week or two I’ve been obsessed with the idea of creating a container herb garden. This obsession was inspired by all the cooking I’ve been doing during quarantine, and I’ve really enjoyed the chance to try and create new recipes. Yes, the Julia Child in me is flourishing, with my family (and…

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4 Magic Questions That Will Get Rid Of Clutter

Right now I’m hooked on the Marie Kondo television series on Netflex – “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”  The series is based on the organization methods detailed in Marie’s bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  If you have a chance to watch even just one episode,…

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Yank Sing – My Favorite Dim Sum in San Francisco

I first discovered the restaurant Yank Sing over 30 years ago. I was just out of college and working as a television production intern at CBS affiliate KPIX in San Francisco. At least once or twice a week on my lunch break, I would walk over to the restaurant’s location on Battery Street and let…

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Home Project: Stair Runners

Keeping My Head Above Water

For years we had carpet on our stairs and second floor living area.  It was a light colored carpet.  The type of light colored carpet that shows all manner of dirt and stains.  Let’s just say that with two kids and a dog, the carpet had seen better days. After a while vacuuming and shampooing…

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DIY Love in a Jar

Keeping My Head Above Water

My kids are now teenagers and over the years they’ve made some wonderful, precious gifts for me that stole my heart over and over again. These gifts were usually craft projects made at school for special holidays like Christmas or Mother’s Day. I’ve kept significant pieces as a way to hang on to that moment…

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