This was our full week in California’s Bay area and we all will be so sad to leave such an amazing place. We are excited to return home, see our dog and extended family and starting getting ready for the Holidays, but a big part of me is very sad to say good bye to [...]
I love the summer. The days are long, the weather is warm and our beach is almost open! Charlotte and I are soaking up the warm weather with some of our favorite activities.
It is 4:30 a.m. on this foggy Monday morning and I pull myself out of bed and cross the hallway into Charlotte’s room. She is calling my name in a half wake-half sleep state. Recently, she has fallen into a pattern of waking up early in the morning and I am happy to snuggle up [...]
This weekend John and I started to tackle more of our garden. About a month ago we cleared the area for planting and this weekend we started to plant some of our seeds. My garden will be a combination of vegetables, herbs and annual flowers. I’ll be starting a small garden at our house this [...]
As a mom of a two year old, I’m constantly looking for new ways to energize my day. I’m reading and searching for tips to recharge and renew. As part of my mother’s day gift, John got me a subscription to Real Simple. It arrived on Friday and I found little moments this weekend to [...]
I arrived home today from a low impact workout at the gym (I’m trying out the elliptical and arc trainer) to be greeted by a large brown box on my front steps. I was intrigued by what could be inside, as I haven’t order anything in a little while. I immediately came inside and opened [...]
Technically, it is spring according to the calendar, but from the look of the snow flakes falling again outside I have to wonder if “mother nature” received the memo! On a budget, I’m always finding ways to treat myself at the end of a busy day without breaking the bank. One great thing to get [...]