Category Archives: Stories From Our Home

“I keep my ideals, because … I still believe that people are good at heart.” Anne Frank

Good Monday to you all.  How was your weekend? I hope you had a more peaceful weekend than we had around here.  It’s been a tumultuous weekend here in America. The news of the pandemic took a break and instead the news stories were all about the nationwide protests for justice for African Americans. It goes beyond saying that many of us who saw the news understood the hurt among the protestors and what they were protesting against, which is racial injustice facing people of color in this country today.  I just can’t help but feel sad and heavy hearted at what I see and hear in the news.  Continue reading “I keep my ideals, because … I still believe that people are good at heart.” Anne Frank

Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party 🎓🎓

Good Monday to you all!  I hope you are having a relaxing holiday weekend (for those in the U.S. celebrating Memorial Day).  I know it seems each day is blurring into another these days, as one of my friends put it “Feels like every day is a weekend, and every weekend is just another day.”   Still its nice to know that on the weekend you don’t have to wake up early and get to work online.  On our side we had a busier Saturday than we have had in the last three months.  My twins graduated high school!!  Continue reading Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party 🎓🎓

La Fiesta de los Patios de Córdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of Córdoba 2020

Hello and a good Friday to you all.  How was your week? I hope it was good one and you got some fresh air despite having to work from home and school from home, maybe you even got to venture out a little more?  As some of you may recall couple of weeks ago for Mother’s Day I did a post on an idea for a Mother’s Day flower exchange where my friends and I exchanged flower bouquets made from our own gardens. Continue reading La Fiesta de los Patios de Córdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of Córdoba 2020

Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Good Monday to you all!  How was your weekend?  I hope you had a chance to show your Mom how much you love her or tell her virtually this year 😘💕❤️.   Today I would like to share with you my Mother’s Day Sunday which was relaxing and calm 😊😍💕.  My three girls divided their tasks for the day and treated me to a homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, and we spent the day together on a beautiful sunny day.  Here is a look at what was on the menu on this special Mother’s Day. Continue reading Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Wishing all the wonderful Moms a wonderful day filled with love and relaxation 💕❤️🧡💛💐 !

Today, on this very special day honoring Moms, I would like to share this poem I discovered titled “To be in my Mother’s garden again.”  This poem spoke to me immediately as my Mom was an avid gardener and a botanist who grew all kinds of flowers, vegetables and herbs in her tiny garden patch, and enjoyed all things nature 🌿🌱☘️💐. Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 💐

Good Friday to you all. I hope your week is going well and you are ready for Mother’s Day weekend!  I know it’s going to be different this year, we may not be able to get our usual hugs and kisses that all Moms like to receive, but I hope we can all still make it a special day for Mom.  One thing I know that makes all Moms happy is a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  That’s why today’s post is all about flowers – in honor of Moms everywhere 💐🌹🌺🌸🌼🌿. Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 💐

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 💐

Good Monday to you all.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend, and maybe got some fresh air to get ready for the week ahead of shelter in place?  I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves.  This week I wanted to start off with a wonderful happy post for Moms.  With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought these images of beautiful flowers would be the perfect way to start the week – Moms love flowers 💐! Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 💐

Please allow me to share …

Please allow me to share a memory from yesteryear…  a Spring Tea with my friends from last year.  Every year in April three of my friends host a tea and brunch for their friends to celebrate spring, and this year the plan was to host it this week. The date was set and invites ready to go, but as you know the pandemic had other plans, and the event had to be canceled.  However since this is the week that we were to have our annual Spring Tea I thought I would share some fond moments and fun pictures from last year’s soiree.  Enjoy  ☕️🌺🌸. Continue reading Please allow me to share …

Treasure the Unexpected and Turn Off the TV News.

Hello, and a good Monday to you all.  Today I thought I would share some inspirational quotes from fellow blogger Sarah Rajkotwala.  I’ve been following her for some time now as she sends uplifting words in short two to three sentence bursts that always lift my spirits.  Her latest words of wisdom are what I needed right now as we enter week 7 of our Shelter in Place in our area. Continue reading Treasure the Unexpected and Turn Off the TV News.

California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

Happy Earth Day!

In the spirit of Earth Day and all things nature and gardening I would like to share this fun look at a spring garden tour a group of my friends and I went on in Palo Alto, California.  The garden tour was called California Dreaming – the philosophy of enjoying the beautiful outdoors all year round and in our own backyards. Continue reading California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour