#livingbeyondtheclothing

Beauty, Home & Style

  • {Ask a Pro} Dressing Between Seasons

    We may be a little (okay, a lot) spoiled when it comes to weather in California, but let’s face it. This time of year can be really hard to figure out exactly what to wear. You wake up to fog and mist and by noon it’s bright and sunny. We asked the owner of Miyamo […] Read more…

  • Spring Flowers Bring Killer Winter Closeout Sales

    So back on the second, good ol’ Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and said six more weeks of winter. Well, here in sunny California we haven’t felt much of his forecast. The malls are loading up with spring fashions. That means one thing…SALES!!! Sales as far as they eye can see. Retailers are wanting to […] Read more…

Fitness, Health & Wellness

  • Hello, Nice to See You Again

    It can be a really difficult thing. Putting yourself out there for the world (well, the internet world) to see. Opening up and being honest with your thoughts, feelings, strengths and shortcomings. Not to mention attaching a picture to it! And, in full disclosure, this is something that each one of us struggles with. The […] Read more…

  • Saying Yes, Just a Little More Often

    Last night my daughter asked me to “lay down like me mama and slide.” And I did it. I asked her if I was doing it right and I slide around the house on my back with her leading the way. It was only a moment, quickly forgotten by her as she moved on to […] Read more…

Food, Travel & Leisure

  • The tale of Stone Soup

    My mom taught 3rd grade for almost 30 years. Most years she taught a lesson on the story of Stone Soup. A tale of collaboration and coming together. If you’ve never read the book here is an abbreviated version:: Some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their […] Read more…

  • California Dreamin’

    I absolutely LOVE being a NorCal girl. Being in the Napa Valley we are centrally to anything and everything a girl could want. We have San Francisco just an hour away. The beach isn’t much further, mountains are just a short drive north, deserts to the south and a surprising amount of farmland in between. […] Read more…