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.…

Special birthday lunch

The highlight of today was my friend Gail taking me out to a lovely Japanese restaurant for my birthday. The food was delicious and the company was fabulous! After lunch, we visited with Mama and Paisley, and I got to share my progress on our garden/backyard oasis with Gail. We had such fun talking all…

Double celebration

This evening Mama and I had the honor of being invited to a Passover Seder at the home of our dear friend Margo. We had a lovely time and adore her family. We especially enjoyed our conversations around the service—these thoughtful tangents added lovely new depths to the traditions of the evening. One of the…

L.A. lunch with girlfriends

Today was the final day of my L.A. getaway, and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch out at a gastropub with two of my best friends. What a joy to spend time with these two, who I’ve been friends with for most of my life. After returning from our late afternoon lunch, we discovered a third…