It's Citrus Season

I love living in California.  I'm sure you've heard me say it many times.  While other's are having a snow day, I'm in our back yard picking lemons, oranges and grapefruit.  The trees are loaded right now and it's really such a beautiful thing.  It's so fun to have all this fruit, because these are trees we planted after we bought the house.  There's some pride and ownership there.  Ya the tree did all the work, but we loved it into producing fruit.  The grapefruit tree is actually quite a small little guy, and his branches are bowing and bending from the weight of these giant fruits.  Nothing compares to the taste of an orange picked that very day.

We are definitely getting out vitamin C intake these days.  I'm also baking with citrus quite a bit. Yesterday I made Lemon Coconut Scones, the day before, California Sunshine Shortbread (orange and poppyseed) and the day before that, Orange Rosemary Salt Scrub.

For those of you still feeling Winter's chill, I'm sharing these images to send a little Cali sunshine your way.

And, I just wanted to let you know, that it has just been one of those weeks.  I feel like I'm working my tail off, but I'm just not accomplishing all that I want to.  I have lots of fun crafty things in the works, I'm just a little scatter brained and haven't gotten everything photographed yet.  Please hang in there with me.  I'm heading to SLC in 2 weeks for the Alt Summit Conference.  I am beyond excited, but feel slightly intimidated and overwhelmed by all that I need and want to do before I get there.  I am sure that I will come back refreshed, inspired and refueled to make this blog what I want it to be.


  1. Humm....my fav is being in Bako while lemons are on the trees! We are of course shoveling snow!!!! Linda M

  2. Lovely post! I know what you mean. I've been frazzled ever since I got back from our trip. Trying to do too much, no doubt. Look forward to hearing about alt!


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