back to school with goldfish smiles


My kids just went back to school for the second time this year. Last week, their dad took them out of school to go to Disneyland, which was a blast, but now they all have to get back into the swing of things around here. So, needless to say, getting them to school this week, has been AWESOME!!!.

Hope you don’t mind my touch of sarcasm there.

active in the outdoors


I come from a very long ancestral line of non-runners. My kids’ dad, who ran eight miles a day when we were engaged, gave the whole thing up faster than you can say “George Constanza.”

my daily skin routine


photograph by Stuart Richardson, 2009

martha stewart coverHave you seen the beautiful issue of Martha Stewart Living this month? I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a big picture of a cake, do you? The articles in the magazine are beautiful as well. There’s one on edible flowers that makes me want to buckle down and actually start a garden. In “Good Things,” they have instructions for how to make giftwrap using soap bubbles and paint, and in the “Beauty & Style” section, there’s a picture of me!

Hahaha! I’m not kidding! The picture is actually in an advertisement for Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. They had asked me and another couple of bloggers to write about our beauty rituals, and I wrote about how I wash my face!

So, if you’re in the store, and see a copy of the May 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living, pick up a copy, turn to page 53, and then you can tell the cashier, “Hey, I know this girl!!”

Oh, and one more quick thing that they edited out for space, I think. When I wash my face, after I rinse with really hot water, I always rinse with really cold water. It makes my skin feel very smooth afterwards.

the last 15 and my new favorite protein bar


See that beautiful chocolate bar*? That’s what I like to eat when I’m done with a workout, and I’m gonna tell you all about it**—and a few other things—in this little video I made for you.