Bergamot bath with wine

After a grueling trip to Costco for emergency supplies to prepare for this week’s potential power outages, I needed a relaxing soak in the bath. Bergamot-scented Epsom salts and a tiny bottle of my favorite wine elevated the experience. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a Bergamot bath with wine! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in…

Colorful garden view

After a stressful day, a bit of afternoon sunshine in our colorful garden was perfectly refreshing. This lovely new vantage point is courtesy of our DIY backyard bench! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was our colorful garden view! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 149 of 365. And Day 1,245 in a row…

A long, hot soak

Today’s #OneGoodThing was a much-needed, long, hot soak in a bubble bath. Today’s soaking recipe included Epsom salts and Lavender bubble bath. It felt so wonderful to be reunited with my bathtub! Day 287 of 365. And Day 1,018 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Staying safe 2 years ago today: Pumpkin biscotti & chai…

De-stressing in the garden

Today I planted Mama’s red Abutilon plant outside her window, along with several herbs and these pretty Petunias! It felt good to release stress through gardening and breathing fresh air. The colorful, covered patio (on the right) is outside our kitchen window. That’s an old laundry platform that we converted into a love seat. Mama and…

Post-birthday bestie fun

In the middle of the night, I picked up one of my best friends of nearly 20 years from the local airport. I woke up this morning to see my sweet Paisley wedged adorably between us, which was a beautiful way to start the day. Alyssa and I enjoyed brunch with Mama, before beginning our birthday…

A drive up memory lane

I woke up still feeling the glow of last night’s excitement! I enjoyed an early morning visit with my hosts, who are some of my favorite people. And before heading home, I had the pleasure of two incredibly delicious, homemade lattes to perk me up for the two-plus-hour drive across the Bay Area. Hugs all around, and I…

Pampering Mama

Today’s #OneGoodThing was pampering Mama with a professional facial! She came out at the end and told me, “My face has never had such a good time!” Isn’t she adorable? Plus, we made a lovely new friend when she giggled at Mama’s post-facial blissful exclamation in the waiting area. Day 30 of 365. And Day 761…