Happy New Year

The year went by so fast. I had a wonderful year, many opportunities to write and create. Exactly one week ago I was up in the mountain enjoying the snowfall and today I am sitting on the beach enjoying my 2017 New Year’s intention tea. I welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year ahead!

My 2017 Intention tea on the beach.
Gorgeous photo of the Huntington Beach ocean, taken from the top of the pier.


Happy Holidays

The holidays are upon us and I for one am more than happy to welcome the blessings of the new year. I had a wonderful time in Lake Arrowhead for Christmas. It snowed and we had a white Christmas just like in the movies.

View of the snow from the balcony.
The view from our cabin’s balcony.
A snowman that I made.
There was so much snow, we made a snowman.
The weather was perfect for making s’mores.
The view of the snow covered mountain from the balcony.
A panorama view of the snow covered mountain from the balcony.

Merry Christmas from New Mexico!

When in New Mexico, wrap yourself up like a Danish!
Albuquerque Old Town Plaza Square.
In the “Land of Enchantment”, their holiday decorations include “luminarias”.
On a neighborhood stroll.
On a neighborhood stroll.
On a neighborhood stroll under the holiday full moon (first since 1977!).

Holiday Cookiepalooza

This year I attended a cookie decorating gathering with some of my good friends and learned to decorate cookies using royal icing. It was so much fun, I think I should bake more often and did I mention that they tasted fantastic?

My finished cookies.
Lots of cookie designs to choose from.
Lots of icing and sprinkles to choose from. I’m loving it!
Waiting for my cookies to dry. I was very pleased with how they turned out for my first time.