Making it another day

Today was the third day in a row that Mama and I have gotten up and packed for what feels like the worst vacation ever. We live in Santa Rosa, just a few miles south of the mandatory evacuation zone. If the wind kicks up again and blows the fire in our direction, we could…

Kind offers for evacuation 

A wildfire has destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in Santa Rosa. Entire neighborhoods have been reduced to rubble. Mama and I live just a few miles away from the evacuation zone. Dry winds have been a major factor in this fast-moving fire, and we pray it doesn’t blow the flames in our direction. For…

Banging on our door

After an uneasy night of super strong winds, we were awakened very early this morning by a loud banging on our door. It was our neighbors alerting us to a nearby, advancing wildfire. Our neighborhood was on high alert for possible evacuation. The wind was blowing the flames toward us — quickly. We could see red…

Cool new craft book

An awesome new craft book arrived on our doorstep today, and I gave thanks for Sunday delivery! Mama and I have recently become fascinated with metal jewelry stamping and hammering. We loved reading through this book and brainstorming projects. It got my fingers itching to craft! Today’s #OneGoodThing was poring over this cool new craft…

Elegant touch of beauty 

Our favorite pluot farmers let us know that today would conclude Emerald Beaut season so we went to get a last big bag of the glorious fruit. It has been so nice becoming friends with these farmers. They even saved aside a box of Emerald Beauts for us. We’ll miss seeing them and their mouth-watering…

Mama’s birthday beignets

In line with our newest birthday tradition, I took Mama out for beignets at The Parish Cafe in Healdsburg today. They were messy and so delicious! Afterward, we spent some time exploring the cute town of Healdsburg, packed with delightful galleries, cafes, and shops. Mama enjoyed finding a new yarn shop, and then we went…

A sleeping Boston

A year ago today was the beginning of the end for our sweet Abby. Saying goodbye to her was impossible and heartbreaking. As we approach the anniversary of her death, we find ourselves especially grateful to have Paisley in our lives. This energetic wiggle-butt is so loving and has brought us immense joy. I love…