• Fashion

    A Olive Capsule Wardrobe

    Traveling around southern California this fall and the southeast U.S. this winter has really made me hone what I carry. While I was always a huge fan of the capsule wardrobe concept on the boat, I had a locker full of clothes, a drawer full of little things, and a whole shelf with books and jewelry. This many not sound like a lot, but trust me, when it came time to load it all into a single suitcase that met the weight restrictions for a cross-country flight, it was too much. Inspired by an image (right) I pinned four different times to different boards on Pinterest, I wanted to put…

  • Food & Beauty

    Rosewater

    I was never a huge fan of rosewater, mainly because it seemed frivolous, until I started making my own. Now I know how incredibly useful it is, as well as easy to make at home. I have a pot simmering on the stove right now full of rose petals and a huge jar cooling on the counter of the batches already made and waiting to be put into cute jars to hand out to friends. “Who brought you roses?” Geoff is eyeballing the roses in the sink, savvy enough to spot red roses, but a little confused as to why their stems have been removed and they’re rinsing in a…

  • Boat & Home,  Food & Beauty

    Bath Bombs

    For Christmas this year, Skye and I gave out bath bombs as teacher and friend presents and they were quite a big hit. With a great scent, giving a pretty package with bombs in it is a special gift, even more so because Skye helped me make a mess make the bath bombs. Even without a 3 year old helping, this project makes a mess, so be warned and be prepared to clean up afterwards. 8 oz baking soda 4 oz citric acid 4 oz corn starch 4 oz epsom salt 2-3 tsp coconut oil food coloring essential oils (we used lemon and rose) isopropyl alcohol (Many recipes I found…