About Me

Hello! I'm Kristen, living the good life in California; knitting and gardening the hours away.

I was born in Southern California and that's where I met my husband. He is without a doubt, the best guy I know. A few months after we married we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and we've been here for 45 years.

I'm a mother of two and grandmother to the two smartest and best looking kids in the world! I love to knit for them and you'll often see them here on this blog. I also love to garden and entertain and this blog is a home to all the things I love--knitting, gardening and entertaining.

Since I love to cook and entertain, it's not easy to separate my cooking from my garden.  My husband and I keep a big year 'round flower and vegetable garden in our California home and have been organic for over 30 years.  I come from a family of California commercial and home gardeners; my mother grew the most beautiful roses, my uncle was a cotton and table grape grower in the San Joaquin Valley, my grandfather was the largest independent tomato grower in Ventura Country, and my nana and papa had an egg ranch in the San Fernando Valley.  Now my husband and I try to grow most of our produce with our biggest love being heirloom tomatoes.  

I often blog about our garden and you can read about it here, hereherehere , here and here.

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