Summer fruit in winter

Besides the cold and rain, winter gets us down with its endless citrus and lack of juicy, sweet stone fruits. These lovelies are typically only available to us in summer. However, while at our local organic grocer on Friday, I discovered these mouth-watering gems. Mama and I have been cherishing each bite of white nectarine…

Fragrant winter blooms

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I found paperwhite flower bulbs (also called narcissus), and brought them home for ourselves and for gifts. These beautiful, white flowers have started blooming, bringing cheer and a sweet fragrance to our cold, wintery home. I adore these flowers, and it has been such a joy to watch them…

Olympic power and grace

Mama and I have always loved watching the Olympics together — from gymnastics and swimming in the Summer games to ice skating in the Winter games! We still talk about memorable performances we saw during my childhood. I took ice skating lessons as a kid because of Kristi Yamaguchi. Tonight Mama and I watched incredible…

Taking down the shade

Today I finally finished taking down our creative backyard shade solution. Mama and I had planned to take down the green shade cloth a few weeks ago. We’d decided it was time the night before the fires, but we left it up a while longer because the air quality was too dangerous to be outside.…

Freezing feet solved 

It’s amazing how quickly the weather has turned cold and we’ve had to dig out our sweatpants and winter pajamas. Even with our winter socks, hot water bottles, and piles of blankets, Mama and I still had very cold feet. We’ve tried slippers before, but they were too heavy. Socks are great, but they’re too slippery…