Cocktail reunion with an extraordinary woman

It’s only the first Friday of the new year, but my hermit-like tendencies were strong. I’m so glad I pushed myself to leave the house because I got to catch up with a dear friend I haven’t seen in nearly 20 years! The Extraordinary Lisa Bonos and I know each other from high school youth…

Fish tacos at the beach with a good friend

One of my favorite people came to visit today. Our sweet friend Mark helped me finish our final pre-Thanksgiving grocery store trip, before driving us to Bodega Bay for this beautiful sunset and the best fish tacos ever! It is always a joy to spend time with Mark—and the food was fantastic too! Enjoying fish…

Another welcome to our garden

Mama’s childhood bestie arrived for a visit today, and we are so happy to spend time all together again. After a lovely day, the two of them are knitting away as I write this post. More Diane also brought us this adorable Boston Terrier welcome sign, which we immediately nestled in our garden. Today’s #OneGoodThing…

It finally broke…

The days-long heat wave finally broke this evening! Hooray! Refreshing honeydew melon mint popsicles saved us from overheating. Paisley spent much of the hot afternoon trying to keep cool passed out on the floor, but Mama and I had a wonderful time visiting with our friend Nicole. With temperatures dropping into bearable this evening, Mama…

Beautiful flowers and friends

This stunning Iris lights up the garden of our beloved family friends who we are visiting. Mama and I spent much of the day recovering from yesterday’s long drive, but we are enjoying spending time with our friends and seeing their beautiful flowers. Today’s #OneGoodThing was appreciating beautiful flowers and friends with Mama! What was…

Bonding over a love of crafting

Mama and I got to visit with our new friend, Nicole, and see her glorious crafting studio this afternoon. We loved sharing creative projects and ideas, and we felt so welcomed in her beautiful home. Today’s #OneGoodThing was bonding over a love of crafting with Nicole and Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

Visit from a fun friend

My friend Trisha drove HOURS across California just to see us today. She and I went to a cool outdoor tavern for happy hour and a proper catch-up. It was such a special treat to see her and to go out! We grabbed Thai food on our way back for a tasty feast with Mama.…