hello monday {hello harmony}

Yesterday we took a drive up the coast to stop at a winery and pick up a gift for family. We leave for England on Wednesday and we can’t wait! On our drive we stopped in Harmony. It’s a tiny town {population 18} just north of Cayucos and just south of Cambria. There is a pottery shop, candle shop, blown glass shop and wine tasting. It’s beautiful! I bet everyone gets along all the time in Harmony. You just can’t be grumpy or disagreeable in a town named Harmony! Now, how about some hellos?

Hello tiny town with pretty things

Hello warm fall days on the coast {we loved having a few rainy days last week!}

Hello washing clothes and packing for our trip.

Hello passports and getting activities for the airplane.

Hello to a happier David. He’s feeling better–not 100%, but better.

Hello to hoping he’s himself when we are on our trip.

Hello cleaning out the fridge and tidying up the house before we leave.

Hello figuring out cozy clothes to pack for rainy English days.

Hello to making memories with friends. We had some sweet time together over the weekend.

Hello sitting and talking for hours. I love that.

Hello getting blog posts ready so I can relax a bit while we are away.

Hello work study for Matthias. He has to keep up with his schoolwork on our trip.

Hello to seeing new things and experiencing the world.

Hello to meeting new family members. We love you already, Phoebe!

Hello coffee cup. We ran out of coffee beans–emergency!

Hello quick stop at starbucks.

Hello fun things coming together in our workshop. I can’t wait to show you!

Hello holidays quickly approaching! How is it mid-October already?!

Hello Monday! It’s a fabulous, brand new week!


  1. Ten years ago, my husband and i were married in this little town. We were told by the pastor that the little chapel will be closed and ours will be one of the last weddingsince the owner wanted to close it down. I always meant to go back and check, but life got busy…thank you for reminding me….was the chapel locked when you were there?

    1. I love that you and your husband were married there! I did not happen to go in the chapel, but I can only imagine what it looks like inside! So happy you can share the joy of this little town with me. 🙂

  2. Lisa, I just found your blog via another blogging friend of mine. I have been reading your posts since then and when your family looked so familiar I realized “hey, I went to their church!” I went to Grace in SLO my last year at Cal Poly. I think I may have met David when I was working in the nursery! Small world. LOVE your blog btw. And especially this Hello Monday 🙂

  3. I stumbled on your blog this past Friday. I read Ashley Ann’s and Meg’s whatever blog and a link brought me to you. I then spent over 3 hours sitting next to a sick boy(just a very bad cold) and read tons and tons of your posts! I so enjoy them and what you have to say! I found myself so excited when it was nap time today to snuggle with my kiddos and revisit your blog! I watched the YouTube clip on your reality show and it looks amazing!! I can’t wait to watch it. Your words have hit home with me and have already helped change me for the better. I thank you for that. Your family is adorable! Your jewelry is too! Looking forward to buying some jewels, reading your blog and watching your show! Peace! Aimee williams

  4. Hello to the luscious nap I just took and the trip to TJ Maxx I am about to take, courtesy of my mom-in-law keeping my 3-year-old all day today! Hello to dinner with my BFF this week, along with flu shots for all and a day on Sauvie Island, visiting the farms.

    Wishing you a safe, amazing trip, Lisa!

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