China Camp State Park

There’s a little beach full of history tucked away in San Rafael, on the shores of San Pablo Bay, that is a treasure waiting to be discovered.  A quick 45 minute drive from Santa Rosa, a turn at the Marin Civic Center off ramp, and a short trek out to the water’s edge and you step back in time and… Read more →

Christmas Napkins!

During winter when not much is going on in the garden many of my friends turn to indoor activities like sewing or knitting. This little project makes a nice gift or works well on your own table as well! To make 8 napkins purchase one yard each of two coordinating fabrics. Cut out 8 half circles wide enough to fit… Read more →

gin’gilli’s Vintage Home in Geyserville…Oh Yes!

If you like vintage….I mean vintage anything…head to Geyserville now! Today, on a leisurely Sunday drive, we headed to Geyserville to take a look around and check out parking for the  Lighted Tractor Parade coming on November 29th. I remembered a little vintage shop I’d seen years before so we headed north on the main street and stopped by.  Oh… Read more →

Point Reyes Day Trip

I love day trips. And a day trip led by friends that know where they’re going is a luxury! Ours friends, Don and Dee, recently took us out to explore Point Reyes National Seashore.  I can’t believe I’ve lived in Sonoma County, right next door to this amazing place (in Marin County) and haven’t really explored it before! We drove… Read more →

Fall Container Re-Do

Fall is a great time to walk around the garden and clean,touch up or replace containers and plantings.  Sometimes by the end of summer a container planting is pretty much done and it’s time to remake it. I picked up this little set of bird nests last summer in a thrift store and planted it with succulents: Unfortunately, by the… Read more →