Never Plan a Trip to Ikea on Your “Day of Fun”

I have a love/hate relationship with Ikea. I love all the fun things you never knew you needed until you see them in front of you. I love to browse the marketplace when I’m in the mood just to look or to find something simple, like a lamp shade, picture frame or spatula. But at […]

Totally Random and I’m Still Here

Hi, I’m Leah of Leah’s Thoughts. Remember me? I used to blog several times a week? Needless to say life’s been a bit crazy since I left my job and started my own venture. I miss writing my steady blog posts and conversing with all of you on a regular basis. This is probably the least […]

Wordless Wednesday: Animals, Outdoors and Pie

The San Diego Zoo … My own personal zoo (where’s MY spot?!) … Meeting author Beth M. Howard on her “World Needs More Pie” book tour. Great book — read it now! (But don’t read it at 11 p.m. because your stomach will growl for pie. I speak from experience.) … Beauty at the San […]

My Fifth Mother’s Day (And Those That Came Before)

This weekend was probably the best Mother’s Day weekend I’ve had in my mere five years of motherhood. It started out with Mother’s Day Shabbat at Sophie’s preschool, was followed by mommy/daughter manicures and pedicures, a trip to the Botanic Gardens Chocolate Festival with my mom, and ended with a wonderful family lunch with me, […]

Wynona the Redwood Tree

This may come as a shock to many of you. But when I was young, the subject I hated the most in school was reading comprehension. Nothing made me cringe like those long boring texts that ended with a series of questions or a book report.  I had such a hard time reading long stories […]