• 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…

  • Adventure

    Traveling on Toddler Time

    “There’s also this train we should do!” Kelly is enthused about planning a weekend full of fun activities for Skye. There is so much to do in LA, but one of the big problems we’re running into is that everything, especially kids activities, closes at 5. By the time I get her home from school and napped, it’s 3:30 and if we take the bus, we’re lucky to get where we’re going by 4:30. Last night, after ballet lessons, I decided a trip through Little Tokyo would be fun and yummy. After all, you can’t go wrong with sushi and, in the middle of the week, taking Skye to a…