Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Day 104 of Stay at Home Order

I highly recommend the book The Sweeney Sisters. I have now read 45 books so far this year!

I had so many cucumbers in my farm box that I decided to make pickles 

Backyard hummingbird having a water break

My sourdough game is going strong! Family history in full swing at my studio

My grandparents. She’s from Midvale, Idaho and he’s a native Californian

Too much zoom on this day. One with friends and one with the Craft Industry Alliance 

My coffee order arrived!

I gave myself a haircut

Working diligently on documenting and cleaning out papers and photographs for my family history

Going swimming, which has become a daily ritual 

Leading up the July 4. Our kids would usually be here getting ready for our family bash. I am really missing my kids!

Happy 4th of July. We had a quiet day together. Insane amount of illegal fireworks took over the sky

Pictures from precious years of our family party. 32 years of love, laughter and joy! 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Stay-Cation in Overdrive

First veggie farm box with Blue Hummingbird Coffee. The corn was divine!

So happy about the Supreme Court Ruling for DACA! 

All lives matter, when black lives matter

Strawberry Summer Cake. A Smitten Kitchen recipe, oh so delicious!

I highly recommend the book 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

Happy Father’s Day! We are usually in San Francisco for this weekend. Zoom was the next best thing! 

I made strawberry blackberry jam!

It’s been 100 days of staying safe at home

One of my Instagram followers had these cup and saucer bird feeders custom made for me!
We have been doing a lot more work in the garden, which has been fun

Cinnamon Swirl Sourdough bread

Bought a new Moleskine art sketchbook. Disappointed in the flimsy pages. Ink comes through to the back

There are days that I just sit down and cry over the mess our country is in. 

I made orange grapefruit marmalade jam, which was a first for me

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Still Staying Safe at Home

Still safe at home during the Pandemic

Barbie has her own sewing station!

I’ve been making a lot of sourdough bread lately. It doesn’t last long in our house 

I look forward to weekly zoom meetings with my art group

I had my studio professionally deep cleaned this week

I am listening and educating myself about racism 

I am reading White Fragility and would highly recommend it

One of my favorite plants and the butterflies and hummingbirds love it

We hit the three month mark in staying home

I mad my first batch of sourdough pull apart rolls

Rearranging our raised beds

New blooms

Full steam ahead with organizing photos and memorabilia of family history

Got a terrific farm box of fruit, so I made Pluot jam. Yum.

I am tired of hearing people say that Covid is just the flu and people should just get over it. We are in a Pandemic. A very contagious virus. Please wear a mask. We’re continuing to stay home and safe. Be safe.

Monday, June 15, 2020

End of May and into June

It’s hard to believe that over 100,000 Americans have died from the Coronavirus. Wear as Mask. #blacklivesmatter

Our first outing together! Had a social distancing coffee break with a friend

You can watch our interview on their Facebook page. Talking about my fabric line Hopscotch!

Filling our weekends with a lot of gardening!

Barbie has her own sewing station! I made sure this was behind me during my FB interview!

I am listening and educating myself about racism

Today, I only had words without drawings. America was founded on the principle that ALL PEOPLE are created EQUAL

Our first drive through experience 

We need more testing in Orange County!

An unexpected rainy day! My garden was smiling!

We hosted our first social distancing dinner and we all wore masks when we weren’t eating!