Play Pretend: J. Hannah Stylist

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more. It’s been a while since we’ve played pretend in this space. In honor of J. Hannah’s biannual sale (going on now until June 16, 2021), I decided to dress-up imaginary personnel with jewelry from the brand – jewelry that happens to be 20% OFF! … Continue reading Play Pretend: J. Hannah Stylist

Play Pretend: Spring Refresh

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.  I view Springtime as a marker for starting anew. I rally my energy to refresh our home in preparation for the warm months ahead, and to shed behind the winter blues. Not that California has much of that to begin with. Like a sprightly … Continue reading Play Pretend: Spring Refresh

Play Pretend: Sleep

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more. On the heels of my previous post regarding the power of sleep as a method of self-care, I decided to play pretend and create the ideal space for a good night’s rest. Good sleep isn’t fashioned out of thin air for most. Many factors … Continue reading Play Pretend: Sleep

Play Pretend: Hosting Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving may or may not be on the horizon for you this year. In which case, we can pretend. The spectrum of likely events run large. Whether you are feeding ten friends and family members, or gathering as a couple in solitary confinement in your own abode, I would still wish that we celebrate … Continue reading Play Pretend: Hosting Thanksgiving

Play Pretend: Labor Day in California

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.  By now, we have acclimated to celebrating holidays within quarantine guidelines. Limited to the outdoors, I wager that most quaranteams will rush to the mountains, lakesides, or beaches this Labor Day, if traveling at all. Perhaps wineries and zoos will see an influx of … Continue reading Play Pretend: Labor Day in California

Play Pretend: Last Weekend of Summer

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.  Just daydreaming of a summer that’s back to normal, one where children don’t suffocate playing in masks and parents have back-to-school to look forward to; where salad lunches can be enjoyed indoors out of sweltering heat and where we could travel and roam carefree, … Continue reading Play Pretend: Last Weekend of Summer

Play Pretend: Bread Baking

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.  To say that I live in a bakery is kind of an understatement. Even though the operations of Aero have gone from our home, we still churn out sourdough loaves, baguettes, cookies, scones and teacakes weekly – if only for ourselves, friends, and family. … Continue reading Play Pretend: Bread Baking

Play Pretend: Memorial Day Weekend Staycation

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.  I once posted a guide to staycations less than a year ago and I find that post to be excruciatingly relevant as Memorial Day Weekend nears. I doubt many of us will be jet-setting across the globe with our families, but at the same … Continue reading Play Pretend: Memorial Day Weekend Staycation