Category Archives: Stories From Our Home

Mother’s Day Flowers

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you treated your Mom to a special day yesterday. My Sunday was relaxing and chill. After delivering homemade bouquets to all my friends few days earlier, I received lots of flowers in return. For a flower gal like me, Mother’s Day flowers are the best 💐💐😀. I was also treated to brunch and dinner made by my girls. A delicious creamy polenta baked with spring veggies for brunch, veggie stir fried rice for dinner, and a sweet blueberry cake for dessert. All in all it was a perfect Mother’s Day 💕.

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Friday Fotos. Front Row Seat for Bird’s Nest Activity

Hello and Happy Friday! Its spring all over town and birds have been going nuts building nests around my garden. I understand, this is peak season for bird activity and for the little chickies to arrive. But to see the action up close and personal right in your window sill? What a nature show that’ll be – right? That is exactly what my daughter Rani has in New York where she is attending university. A nest with two birds right in her dorm room windowsill! Rani named the couple Harriet and Alfred 😁😁. She’s been sharing photos and videos and its been so fun to see the action up close that I I’m excited to share it here with you all!

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Friday Flowers. The Mustard Flowers of Napa Valley

Early spring in Napa Valley is a magical time. I can gush on and on about how gorgeous Napa Valley is in early spring in February and March. It’s a brief moment in time when the valley is covered in vibrant yellow mustard flowers, and we got to witness this spectacular nature scene last March when we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there. Right before the pandemic lockdown! Talk about perfect timing!

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Happy Lunar New year! The Year of the Ox 2021

I know there aren’t any Lunar New Year parades or celebrations to go to this year but that doesn’t mean it can’t be festive. Making homemade dumplings with the family is one sure way of enjoying time together while celebrating Lunar New Year which is the Year of the Ox in 2021. Here are a few tried out Asian inspired recipes that will surely make Lunar New Year fun at home. Given them a try!

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Friday Funnies

Winter is back in full swing around here and it’s been cold, rainy, and cloudy. When the weather is wintery like this I really miss gardening, and to make up for it my kitchen usually looks like a greenhouse 🍃🍀☘️🌿🌺💐😊. I bring cuttings indoors and purchase potted flowering plants to enjoy inside as well. That’s why when I saw this image on Instagram I could totally relate and had to share 😃.

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